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Two Forestry Technicians for fire

Posted 2 weeks ago

Employer: Carolina Sandhills NWR

Location: McBee, South Carolina

Application deadline: August 9, 2022

Full position description and application instructions


This is a great opportunity to work at one of the Fish & Wildlife Service’s most active RX fire programs, as well as plenty of opportunity for wildfire detail experience.  These are Permanent Career-Seasonal 18/8 positions, meaning you are guaranteed 18 pay periods (36 weeks) of work. Depending on needs and funding these positions are likely to be extended beyond 18 pay periods each year.

  • Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. When positioning and deploying personnel and equipment, recommends best approaches and practices to use in protection of the values at risk.
  • Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations. Performs or instructs others in preventative maintenance inspections and basic repairs of vehicles and equipment. Accomplishes emergency repairs as necessary to permit continued use of equipment. In those instances when the apparatus cannot be used effectively in suppressing the fire, the incumbent takes appropriate control action in attacking the fire.
  • 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, with emphasis on those used in the particular function assigned. Participates in module/crew proficiency checks and drills, safety sessions, and fire critiques. Ensures own and welfare and safety of others in all aspects of the assignment.

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