This is a standard wildland fire management position description intended for use in the USDA, Forest Service. The position is located on a wildland fire crew.
These positions are located in Region 8, National Forests in Texas, Angelina-Sabine Ranger District in Zavalla, Yellowpine and Ratcliff, Texas.
For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact James Sowell at 936-897-1068 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This position has a seasonal work schedule where full-time work is guaranteed for 13 pay periods and when not working, employee is placed in non-pay/non-duty status.
The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.
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.
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.
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.
Performs project work such as road and trail maintenance, habitat manipulation, miscellaneous equipment, facilities maintenance and other resources.
Occasional travel - Overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.
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