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    • Performs various technical airtanker-related duties such as operating or overseeing the use of specialized equipment used by an airtanker base including retardant mixing and delivery systems.
    • Monitors and directs the loading of mixed retardant into airtankers.
    • Serves as the assistant Airtanker Base Manager in the absence of the Airtanker Base Manager.
    • Coordinates all movement of aircraft, vehicles, and personnel on the ramp.
    • Serves as Project Inspector for the base's aviation and retardant contracts.
    • Performs day-to-day contract inspections and enforces contractual provisions.
    • Provides documentation regarding contractor claims.
    • Uses portable radios, and nationally approved Airtanker Operations Hand Signals, to communicate with the pilots, parking tenders and loaders.
    • Diagnoses problems and makes repairs or adjustments to meters, plumbing systems, and pumps used in airbase operations.
    • Utilizes computer-based applications for program support.
    • Prepares and inputs data into computerized records relating to aircraft use and payment, scheduling, incident and accident reports. Prepares payment documents for contract aviation/retardant services.
    • Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned.
    • Duties listed are at the full performance level.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel overnight on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0462 Forestry Technician

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