The position serves as a senior technician located on a wildland fire module or crew within the fire management organization. The purpose of the position is to provide leadership and oversight of wildland fire suppression/management/control work as a seasoned, experienced firefighter on an engine, Heli tack, prescribed fire, or wildland fire module, or on a hand crew. As a developmental position, the employee is provided training and specific assignments to attain the full performance level.Learn more about this agency
This JOA has been extended until 10/26/20
This position is the Supervisory Range/Forestry Technician at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It reports directly to the Fire Management Officer. The incumbent is responsible for the supervision of 1-3 seasonal employees and also serves as a supervisory firefighter on wildland fire and prescribed fire incidents. Duties associated with wildland fire suppression are to serve as a supervisory wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine, directing the operation of the engine during wildland fire incidents. This includes use, positioning, adjusting pressures, laying hose and performing all required maintenance on that engine. Duties associated with prescribed fire are conducting preparation, holding, ignitions, chain saw operations, mop up and monitoring.
This position is also responsible for gathering of weather data, topographical data, fuel types and fire behavior during wildland and prescribed fire operations. Makes evaluations of wildland fire situations and determines best suppression methods as well as additional resources required. Responsible for emergency and non-emergency repairs on multiple types of fire apparatus and specialized equipment utilized in wildland and prescribed fire operations, as well as maintaining the park's fire cache.
This position may also assist with other fire related duties like developing fuels treatment plans, revising budget requests and annual operating plans and working in systems such as the Wildland Fire Decision Support System and NIFC Collector and NIFC Inspector.
In addition to a full range of fire management responsibilities, the incumbent is expected to foster good relations among other park branches and other federal, state and local agencies.
Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.
Career Seasonal - The employee will work during annually recurring periods of employment, which will last at least six (6) months but total less than twelve (12) months per calendar year. When operational needs and/or funds are not available, the selectee will be placed in no-pay status. Placement in no-pay status will not be on a sporadic, occasional, or unplanned basis. The season is expected to last eight (8.5) months, beginning Mid-January through September. The employee is expected to be in non-duty/non-pay status from October through Mid-January.
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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