Department Of Agriculture Darrington , WA 98241
This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of the position is to assist in performing the technical tasks of wildland fire program.
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As a member of a wildland fire crew, performs simple, repetitive tasks concerning operation of equipment, experimental areas, facilities, and instruments and increases knowledge, skills, and abilities in the technical aspects of the work.
Duties include fireline construction, use of pumps and engines, hose lays using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in the effective use of water, working in and around aircraft such as helicopters.
Chops brush, fells small trees, and moves dirt to construct fireline using various hand tools such as axes, shovels, pulaskis, McLeods and use of power tools such as chainsaws and portable pumps.
Observes and assists higher-grade employees in carrying out repetitive forestry tasks that follow a fixed or prescribed sequence.
Follows safety precautions affecting own tasks and those of others.
Takes measurements, records data, keeps concise records, and performs simple mathematical calculations.
Completes required formal and on-the-job training, and demonstrates a progressive ability to independently accomplish assignments.
Job family (Series)
0462 Forestry Technician
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service
Satisfactory background investigation and/or finger print check
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
ARDUOUS FIRE POSITIONS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be employed in a position performing hazardous duties. An initial pre-employment medical examination is required for arduous fire positions. Failure to meet any of the required medical qualifications will be considered disqualifying for employment.
WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS level is a "condition of employment." The Arduous fitness (Pack) test requires completing a three (3) mile hike within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your physician and begin training immediately if applying for this position. This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements.
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
GS-02: (3) Three months of general experience.
General experience is defined as: Performed farm/ranch labor, such as feeding and tending livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities; Worked in a greenhouse or nursery moving, watering, and tending plants and performing other general labor tasks; Fed and watered animals, such as in a laboratory, pet store, or zoo; Any work experience, paid or unpaid. Unpaid experience, for example, may be regular volunteer work, such as at a park, hospital, community sports league, etc.
Successful completion of high school graduation or equivalent
A combination of education and experience listed above.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.