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Forestry Technician, GS 08 - 09 Duties: Assists in planning, implementing and coordinating all aspects of a prescribed fire and fuels management program. Formulates and develops plans, budgets and schedules for well precedented fire management operations. Develops, prepares, recommends and reviews alternatives for prescribed fire/fuels management plans to perform a wide variety of limited operational projects. Plans, conducts surveys and evaluates data to develop prescriptions for prescribed fire and wildland fire use. Implements and administers technical aspects of the prescribed fire/fuels plan, ensuring that preparation, ignition, holding, mop-up, and rehabilitation are completed to the standards specified and in accordance with regulations, policies, and guidelines. Monitors fire behavior, evaluates fire effects, identifies potential problems and makes recommendations. Participates in wildland fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression and in the safe, efficient operation and use of tools, equipment, and vehicles used in fire suppression activities. Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical capabilities and other duties as assigned. Participate as a member of an Interdisciplinary team to represent fire and fuels during project design.
Qualification and Experience
GS-8 grade level: Should have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent the GS-7 grade level; Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or JD degree, in a position-related field of forestry or natural resources management. Must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Examples of specialized experience are: Serving as burn boss using various methods in broadcast burning, pile burning, and under burning operations; performing fire pre-suppression or suppression duties on a fire line controlling wildfire and using fire to accomplish fuel treatment prescriptions; and/or assisting in monitoring fire behavior, evaluating fire effects, identifying potential problems and making basic recommendations.
GS-9 grade level: Should have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-8 grade level; Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or JD degree, in a position-related field of forestry or natural resources management. Must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Examples of specialized experience are: Assisting in developing and executing prescribed burning plans for complex burn projects and a wide variety of fuel types; addressing a broad range of technical fire management problems, such as analyzing on-the-ground fuel conditions and weather; assisting in developing specific plans for burning projects after analyzing fuels; and/or recommending direction on priorities, objectives and deadlines for prescribed fire, wildland fire and/or other natural resource activities.
Deadline: 14 December, 2017.
Announcement number: 18-FIRE-R4-411268G-JZ. Apply Online. No emails. Visit website for more information.
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