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    Positions at the GS-05 level have been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. These positions have been categorized as a Senior Firefighter (SFF), and require selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at the IFPM website.

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    This is a Public Notice for positions being filled under the Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) for Wildland Fire. Under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location identified in this Public Notice. To learn more about Direct-Hire Authority, go to: OPM.GOV Hiring Information - DHA.

    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is looking for temporary employees to work on an Engine or Prescribed crew. For more information on Crew Types, click here.

    A Wildland Firefighter (GS-03 Forestry Aid) performs assignments as a wildland firefighter crew member in developing a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices, and terminology; may assist in more specialized assignments such as backfire and burnout, mobile and stationary engine attack.

    A Wildland Firefighter (GS-04 Forestry Technician) is a skilled wildland firefighter. May be assigned to carry out specialized assignments such as tree falling, backfire, and burnout operations; utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques while actively managing wildfires. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.

    A Senior Wildland Firefighter (GS-05 Forestry Technician) is a senior wildland firefighter performing all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding and mop-up. Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.

    Locations for these positions are:
    Jamul, CA (San Diego NWR)
    Los Banos, CA (San Luis NWR)
    Tulelake, CA (Klamath Basin NWRC)
    Willows, CA (Sacramento NWR)
    Colorado Springs, CO (Cheyenne Mt AFS)
    Las Vegas, NV (Desert NWR)
    Rapid City, SD (Ellsworth AFB)

    For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI FIRES Jobs website and select the state(s) you are interested in.

    For more information about temporary fire positions with DOI, go to the following link: https://www.firejobs.doi.gov/.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - Frequent/Extensive travel is required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

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    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582691900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.