Forestry Technician (Supv Smokejumper) (Crew Unit Supervisor)(DE)

  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management
  • Fairbanks, AK, USA
  • Sep 12, 2018
Full time Forestry Wildland and Forest Fire Control

Job Description


This is a seasonal appointment; you will be in a pay status for at least 6 months, but less than 12 months a year. When work or funds are not available you will be placed in non-pay status.

This announcement is being advertised concurrently under BLMAK-18-10305039-JE for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each separately if you wish to be considered under both.

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  • Direct an aerial attack and delivery operation involving smokejumpers, cargo, retardant, and helicopters.
  • Supervise up to 10 smokejumpers in prescribed fire planning and implementation, suppression and pre-suppression planning.
  • Direct and lead the accomplishment of work in remote situations.
  • Serve as an active smokejumper, spotter and parachute rigger.
  • Conduct a wide variety of training related to fire suppression, aviation, parachute training, prescribed fire and fire monitoring.
  • For information on the duties of this position contact the supervisor, Robert Yeager, at (907) 356-5537 or Bill Cramer at (907) 356-5541.

Travel Required

50% or less - This position requires travel by scheduled or chartered aircraft or ground vehicles to various destinations in the western U.S. for incident assignments lasting up to 14 days.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


GS 8 - 9 Salary $50,833 to $72,991 per year