Range Technician (Fire)

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Morris, MN, USA
  • Aug 06, 2018
Full time Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildland and Forest Fire Control

Job Description

Summary

This position is part of the Morris Wetland Management District. As a Range Technician (Fire) you will be responsible for carrying out prescribed fire plans, fire effects, manual and mechanical hazardous fuels treatments, and smoke and wildland fire use monitoring.

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Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

* Assists in wildland fire prevention and preparedness.

* Prepares and reviews plans and or plan components such as annual operating plans, training plans, fire suppression plans, safety plans, and individual project plans.

* Plans and conducts project assessments which determine the presence or absence of hazardous wildland fuels.

* Reviews project plans and makes recommendations on appropriate levels of monitoring.

* Participates in drafting prescribed fire/fuels management plans following interagency template.

*Creates, updates, and uses a database to model and analyze fire behavior and fire effects observation data.

*Serves on prescribed fire and fuels projects in positions for which qualified. Technically administers all aspects of hte prescribed fire/fuels plan, ensuring that preparation, ignition, holding, mop-up, and rehabilitation are completed to the standards specified.

* During the implementation of prescribed fire plans, fuels projects, and wildland fire use plans, monitors fire behavior, evaluates fire effects, identifies potential problems and makes recommendations.

* Conducts field reconnaissance of prescribed fire/fuels treatment units, summarizes field findings, and makes recommendations on appropriate prescriptive criteria for meeting program objectives.

*Identifies and provides for training needs to support prescribed fire and fuels management training.

*Uses specialized equipment to support firing operations and suppression activities.

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Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

GS 6 - 7 Salary $37,223 to $53,773 per year