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Prevention and Mitigation Range Forestry Technician

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U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management

$19.82 to $19.82

Saint George, UT

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$19.82 to $19.82 per hour

Pay scale & grade

GS 07

Work schedule

Full-Time - These are full-time excepted service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months.

Appointment type

Temporary - The length and actual dates of employment may vary depending on the position.


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Saint George, UT

Saint George, UT

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for temporary employees to work as a Fire Prevention/Mitigation (Range/Forestry Technician). For more information on Crew Types, click here

First Consideration Date: The following location will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before the date indicated below to receive first consideration. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed, during the open period of the announcement:


St. George, UT (AZ Strip District)

For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts

on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select Arizona.

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A Prevention & Mitigation (GS-07, Range/Forestry Technician) prepares and implements fire prevention and mitigation plans. Works with federal, state and local prevention and mitigation programs. Develops plans for hazardous fuels reduction in wildland/urban interface. Recommends revisions to mitigation guidelines and procedures. Promotes prevention and education to the public through meetings, contacts, radio, and news releases. Works as a fire investigator observing, collecting and preserving evidence. Prepares written reports which may include diagrams, maps, and photos.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Applications will be accepted from all qualified U.S. Citizens.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0455 Range Technician

0462 Forestry Technician



Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen.

Positions may require a valid state driver's license.

Some positions may require a CDL; information will be provided at job offer

All positions have medical qualification requirements.

You must be 18 years of age or older prior to appointment.

These positions have no promotion potential.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical exertion is required in the form of long periods of standing, walking over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces and exposure to extreme heat, smoke and temperatures.


To qualify for a GS-07, you must meet at least one of the following AND the Selective Factor:

- 1 year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-06 level duties. Examples include on-the-line wildland fire experience in forest/range fire control, prevention or suppression work as a lead wildland firefighter, utilizing a variety of specialized wildland fire tools and equipment. OR

- 1 year of graduate education directly related to the position; OR

- a combination of education and experience that is directly related to the work of this position as stated above.

Selective Factor for GS-07: In addition to the basic qualifications listed above, you must have the following: 90 days of wildland fire experience. Wildland fire experience is defined as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. Wildland firefighting experience is gained through work on the wildland fire line in containment, control, suppression or use of wildland fire. This experience can be met by serving in a temporary, seasonal or equivalent private sector fire position. Periods of wildland firefighting experience gained through militia and rural fire departments can also be credited.


Additional information

SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: These positions are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. If applicable, the appointment will be subject to successful completion of the background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to satisfy the background check will result in cancellation of offer of employment or may be grounds for termination.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application will be evaluated by reviewing your on-line resume and your responses to the User Information, Core Questions, and Vacancy Questions, and if applicable your transcripts and other required documentation. ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME AND WILL BE VERIFIED. IF THEY ARE NOT SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME, YOU MAY BE RATED UNQUALIFIED.

To preview questions please click here

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Not Applicable

Required Documents

Required Documents

You MUST fax or upload Required Documents PRIOR to the Early Consideration or Close Date.

**Please note that documents selected to transfer from your USAJOBS profile are NOT automatically added to your application. You need to transfer your document(s) in the Document step at the end of the application process.

College transcripts - If you are qualifying using education above high school, you MUST submit your college transcripts.

Veteran Preference Documentation - If you are claiming Veteran Preference, you MUST submit evidence of eligibility. DD-214 MUST show character of service. Failure to submit a DD-214 which shows the character of service and other appropriate supporting documentation, if applicable, will result in NOT granting preference. Note: If you are still on active duty, contact the FIRES Help Desk for acceptable alternative documentation.

- 0-point Sole Survivorship preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.

- 5-point preference - DD-214 which shows character of service or other documentation which proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

- 10-point preference - DD-214, SF-15, an official letter dated 1991 or later from the Department of Veteran's Affairs, or other appropriate source. For further information, please refer to the Veteran Information link at the bottom of the screen.

* You only need to fax or upload documents that apply to you. For faxing and uploading instructions please click here.

You will not be contacted for additional information. If you have questions regarding what is considered appropriate supporting documentation, contact the FIRES Help Desk.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

Temporary employees hired in wildland fire or wildland fire support positions are eligible for the following:

-Annual and Sick Leave

-Depending on tour of duty – Sunday, holiday, shift differential and/or hazard pay

-Paid federal holidays

-Participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program - Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles, which is deducted from bi-weekly earnings. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications must be received ON-LINE through USAJOBS. On-line applications must be submitted prior to 12:00AM (Midnight) Eastern Standard Time of the early consideration/closing date of the announcement.

Step 1 - Register with USAJOBS ( and Create a Resume. You must use the USAJOBS resume builder; DOI FIRES does not accept uploaded resumes. When completing your resume it is important to include the following information: month/year to month/year and work schedule (hours worked per week) for each position held and for each season of experience.

Step 2 - Review the Vacancy Announcement. Review the announcement thoroughly. These sections describe who is eligible to apply, what education and/or experience is required for the position, and which documents are needed for your application package.

Step 3 - Apply Online. Click the Apply Online link at the side of the page. Select your USAJOBS resume to submit with your application and answer the vacancy questions.

Step 4 - Supporting Documentation. Submit required supporting documentation that applies to you; refer to the Required Documents section below.

For detailed step-by-step instructions on How to Apply click here.

If applying online poses a hardship for you, or you do not have Internet access, contact the FIRES Help Desk for an application packet PRIOR to the early consideration/close date of the announcement.

Agency contact information

FIRES Help Desk FIRES Help Desk







INTERIOR, Bureau of Land Management

FIRES Program Office

(call toll free number for address information)

Boise, Idaho

United States

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Next steps

If you are determined to be eligible and qualified, you may be referred to the location(s) you selected in the vacancy question during the application process. You can check your application status by logging into My Account on USAJOBS. You will only be notified through e-mail when you are referred; no other notifications will be sent.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

Company info

U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
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Company Profile
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), created in 1946 through a merger of the General Land Office (GLO) and the U.S. Grazing Service, has roots going back to the creation of the GLO in 1812. In celebration of 200 years of land management, the BLM presents this website -- a collection of the stories, traditions and heritage that make up our unique history. BLM employees, current and retired, have contributed to this labor of love and many more will continue to add their unique histories over time.

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