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    Summary

    Career-Seasonal positions are guaranteed to work at least 6 months but not more than 50 weeks per year and include all the benefits of permanent employment.

    Positions may not be filled at all locations listed depending on funding and/or staffing needs.

    Salary wage as shown is for the Rest of the U.S. pay scale and does not include locality pay. For specific park and wage information, refer to the Interior Regions 6, 7, & 8 web page.

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    Responsibilities

    Provides leadership of wildland fire suppression/management/control work as an experienced firefighter on an engine. Serves as a lead wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine. Drives and operates a wildland fire engine, ensuring the correct positioning, proper use, and operation. Personally performs and directs others in starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose, and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustments for effective use of water and foam additives. Responsible for maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland urban interface/intermix situations. Ensures the engine is kept in a full state of readiness for emergency fire dispatch. Maintains currency as a fully qualified chain saw operator.

    Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. Makes initial evaluation of wildland fires, determines rates of spread, potential hazards, methods of fire management, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, types of tools to use, recommends strategies and tactics for management of wildland fires.

    Participates in formal and informal training programs to comply with policy and regulations. Leads and participates in wildland fire and safety training. Participates in crew proficiency drills. Ensures own and other's welfare and safety in all aspects of assignments.

    Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fires.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

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