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- Perform pre suppression duties requiring the use of basic analytical methods to identify interrelationships among data for fire management plans.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive physical training program to enhance the ability of crewmembers to perform the required arduous firefighting duties.
- Make initial evaluation of fire situations, determines suppression method to use, including hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water.
- Responsible for the operation of the fire engine module in responding to wildland fires and all-hazard incidents.
- Keep dispatcher or SFEO informed and requests additional assistance as necessary.
- Manage assigned property and may procure, maintain and inventory tools and equipment to meet individual crew needs, including hand tools, chainsaws, firing equipment to ensure that assigned personnel meet fire readiness standards on a daily basis.
- Maintain vehicles to a specified degree of fire readiness and appearance.
- Direct project work in support of ecosystem management such as prescribed fire, development of burn plans, fuels inventory, pre-attack planning, brush disposal, back logged fuels preparation and disposal.
- Determine probable causes of fire and preserves evidence of human-caused fires.
- Willing to live/work in remote locations (volatile/unpredictable).
- Must pass the Work Capacity Test for certain Interagency Fire Program Management or Fire Program Management positions.
- Must be 18 years of age.
- Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
- This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.
- Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
- Some Fire positions may have Conditions of Employment such as: a valid state driver’s license; a commercial driver’s license (CDL); pre-appointment and random drug testing; or a physical or medical examination.
- There may be additional Conditions of Employment not listed here, however applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.
- Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.
- Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Qualification & Experience:
- A combination of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.
Company: U.S. Forest Service
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Category: Government
Application Deadline: N/A