Lead Forestry Technician

  • National Park Service
  • Sep 12, 2018
Forestry Wildland and Forest Fire Control

Job Description

Open & closing dates: 09/12/2018 to 10/12/2018.
This job will close when we have received 50 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. 
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Summary
As a Lead Wildland Firefighter and lead three or more wildland fire crew members and perform wildland firefighting directly related to fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring hazardous fuels reduction and prescribed burning.

Applicant Limitation: Open to the first 50 applicants or until 10/12/2018 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

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Responsibilities

You will serve as a Lead Wildland Firefighter and lead three or more wildland fire crew members. You will lead and perform wildland firefighting directly related to fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring hazardous fuels reduction and prescribed burning. You will gather and consider information such as weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior. You will assist in the preparation of hazardous fuels treatment plans and burn plans. You will draft fire perimeter maps and monitor smoke dispersal and fire effects. You will operate and maintain specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire operations including emergency repair as necessary to permit continued use of equipment. You will communicate with the fire crews and others in the organization to gather and exchange information and balance and distribute workload. You will also communicate with the general public and land owners. It will also be your responsibility to counsel and advise employees in the areas of wildland fire operations and administrative practices. 

This is a Career-Seasonal position and subject to release and recall procedures. A permanent career-seasonal position includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. As such, selectee will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks to 6 months per year based on project requirements or weather conditions. Selectee is guaranteed to work at least 6 months per year but not more than 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment. The typical season for this position is April through September, but can be variable during these months due to requirements or weather conditions.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

GS 6 Salary $37,223 to $48,385 per year