This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a skilled member of a fuels management crew.
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Collects and compiles resource data for long and medium range planning, treatment, and reporting of natural and created fuel hazard management program.
Executes fuel treatment plans, slash hazard appraisals, and hazard reduction plans for slash creating projects or contracts.
Records fuel treatment activity records for required reports and final project completion. Works with timber sales and the Contracting Officer's Representative on thinning contracts in laying out fuel breaks, fuel reduction corridors, piling areas, and other fuel treatments.
Conducts pre-attack plans, providing input used in setting annual priorities for fuel treatment projects according to budget and weather constraints.
Maintains fuel management inventories as they are completed and updates the files as conditions change. Coordinates fuel treatment plans and activities with other functions to ensure efficient use of workforce resources to accomplish program objectives.
Carries out prescribed burning plans for less complex projects and fuel types, supervising burning projects according to qualifications. Makes initial attack on fires as needed.
Serves in overhead capacity in accordance with "red card" rating. Locates areas for commercial and free use fuel wood removal according to fuel wood availability, accessibility, and consistency with related fuel management program.
Job family (Series)
0462 Forestry Technician
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Position requires a Work Capacity Test (WCT)
Must be 18 years of age by entry of duty (EOD) date
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.
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 MODERATE level is a condition of employment. The Moderate fitness (Field) test consists of a two (2) mile hike, within thirty (30) minutes, while carrying a twenty-five (25) pound pack.
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.
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-05: (1) One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4.
Specialized experience is defined as: Serving as an advanced trainee performing specific wildland fire suppression duties, such as extinguished burning materials by moving dirt, or applying water by hose or retardant.
Using a variety of hand and power tools, including chainsaws, firing equipment, or portable pumps to suppress fires. Or performing standard fuels management duties involving broadcast burning, hand and machine piling, helitorch, and other brush disposal techniques. OR
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable.OR
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.
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