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Forestry Technician Fuels

Company name
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Location
Blairsden, CA

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Summary

These positions are temporary, have a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

These positions are located within a National Forest. The position serves as a skilled member of a fuels management crew.

The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.

Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours.

The duty station for this position will be at one of the duty locations listed in this announcement. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Salary range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management's website for additional information on pay rates.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

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Responsibilities

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.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

05

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Company info

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Website : http://www.fs.fed.us/

Company Profile
we are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. We have an elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization. Our experts provide technical and financial help to state and local government agencies, businesses, private landowners and work government-to-government with tribes to help protect and manage non-federal forest and associated range and watershed lands. We augment our work through partnerships with public and private agencies that help us plant trees, improve trails, educate the public, and improve conditions in wildland/urban interfaces and rural areas, just to name a few. Our team also promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation internationally. Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the mission of the Forest Service: "to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run." Meet the Forest Service Our Organization What we believe Our numbers Our history Strategic Plan

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