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    Summary

    These positions are located with USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region, Region 6 units. The purpose of these positions is wildland fire suppression/management/control as specialized firefighter with responsibility for the operation and maintenance of specialized tools or equipment.

    For additional information about the duties and location, please contact Brian Ebert at brian.ebert@usda.gov.

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    Responsibilities

    • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-05 level.
    • Serves as an experienced firefighter on a hand crew or other related fire suppression crews performing fire suppression and/or fuels management duties under the most adverse conditions of climate, fuels, and terrain.
    • Performs the duties of a fully qualified chain saw operator and chainsaw repair technician.
    • Is certified in the use of helicopter long lines. Performs all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding, and mop up.
    • Collects fire weather data, fuel and/or soil moisture samples, maps projects, and maintains records. May on occasion serve as driver of a crew carrier.
    • Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    5

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613331700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.