Forestry Technician (Engine Senior Firefighter) - Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest

  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Douglas, WY, United States
  • May 19, 2017
Full time Forestry Natural Resources

Job Description

This position serves as a standard wildland fire management position located on a wildland fire crew. The primary purpose of this position is to perform wildland firefighting work. These crews perform work directly related to wildland fire suppression and control activities. May also perform duties in other fuels related or ecosystem restoration projects.

This position is located on the Douglas Ranger District in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest.

The incumbent will be guaranteed 13 pay periods of full-time work. However, there may be a possibility to work more. You will then be placed in non-pay / non-duty status for the remainder of the year.

Duties

Independently performs engine operation duties in the suppression of wildland fire and prescribe fire. Drives engine to fire locations in consideration of safety of crew and equipment and how the equipment can be best be used in control and mop up operations. Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations. Inventory fuel beds, perform hazard fuel reduction projects, monitor burning conditions, pile vegetation debris and act in assigned positions during actual fuel reduction efforts by prescribed fire. Perform project work such as road and trail maintenance, habitat manipulation, miscellaneous equipment, facilities maintenance and other resources. Duties listed are at the full performance level. 

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.

Closes Thursday 5/25/2017

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Job Level

Entry-level

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

$29,356 to $32,844/year. Series & Grade GS-0462-04/05.

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