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Forestry Technician jobs

U.S. Department of the Interior

Job Description:

Makes initial evaluation of fire situations, determines rate of spread, potential hazards to property and other improvements, determines appropriate suppression method to use, and directs hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use and application of water.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prescribed Fire. Directs and performs prescribed fire operations including line preparation activities such as brush clearing and hazard tree removal; ignition, monitoring, holding, and mop-up. Monitors fire behavior, fire effects, and fire weather on prescribed fires and wildfires. Collects fire data such as fuel loading, tree stand density, fuel moisture, maps projects, weather, and maintains records. Assists in the planning of prescribed fire projects and hazardous fuels projects. Directs the use of specialized firing equipment (e.g., fuses, drip torches, flares, and terra torch). May support wildland fire suppression activities.
  • Wildland Fire Engine. Directs the operation of a wildland fire engine, ensuring the correct positioning, proper use and operation. Personally performs and directs others in starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose, using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effective use of water and additives and the operation and maintenance of chainsaws. Conducts and participates in crew proficiency checks and drills, safety sessions, and fire critiques. Responsible for maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland urban interface/intermix situations. Ensures the engine is kept in a full state of readiness for emergency fire dispatch.
  • Ensures the safety and welfare of self and others in all aspects of the assignment.
    Handcrew. During initial attack fire suppression activities, locates fireline, directs and participates in fireline construction, backfiring and burnout operations, engine and pump operations, brush clearing, tree falling and holding/patrol/mop up operations. Directs the use of a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques to actively suppress fires. May participate in prescribed fire operations.

Job Requirements:

  • Drug testing position
  • Must meet the minimum/maximum age requirement
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Medical Requirements
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
  • Official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform required
  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify
  • This key fire management position is a categorized under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM). Minimum IFPM qualification standards must be met prior to being placed into the position.
  • Prior experience in wild land firefighting is required in order to carry out the duties of this position. You will not be considered for this position if you do not have prior wild land firefighting experience.

Job Details:

Company: California Department of Motor Vehicles

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: San Diego County, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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