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    Summary

    AS a GS 0462-06 at the Central Washington National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Burbank, Washington the incumbent serves as a lead wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine. This is a Career-Seasonal position (13/13).

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as a lead wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine. May drive and operate a wildland fire engine, positioning the engine for 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 adjustment in effective use of water and additives. May have specialized duties such as water handling specialist, chainsaw operator, or 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.

    Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. When positioning and deploying personnel and equipment, recommends best approaches and practices to use in protection of the values at risk.

    Makes initial evaluation of fire situations, determines rate of spread, potential hazards to property and other improvements, suppression method to use, hose lays, deployment of module/crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use and application of water.

    Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations. Accomplishes emergency repairs as necessary to permit continued use of equipment. In those instances when the apparatus cannot be used effectively in suppressing the fire, the incumbent takes appropriate control action in attacking the fire.

    Participates in wildland fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression and in the safe, efficient operation and use of tools, equipment, and vehicles used in fire suppression activities, with emphasis on those used for the particular function assigned.

    Participates in module/crew proficiency checks and drills, safety sessions, and fire critiques. Ensures own and other's welfare and safety in all aspects of the assignment.

    May be responsible for supervision of the module/crew in the absence of the supervisor.

    Operates a variety of motor vehicles to transport equipment, supplies, module/crew members, etc.

    Performs basic first aid.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

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