RANGE/FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (FIRE), GS-0455/0462-8/9,
(DOI120, Prescribed Fire/Fuels Technician),
DOI-Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Region,
Office of the Deputy Director-Trust Services,
Forestry and Fire, Riverside, California
GS-9: $74,444 - $57,264 Per Annum
GS-8: $51,845 - $67,404 Per Annum
(First time hires to the Federal Government normally start at the lower
salary range of the grade level).
NOTE: THIS POSITION IS ALSO
BEING ADVERTISED UNDER MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER PR-18-04. STATUS APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE
CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT A
SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH ANNOUNCEMENT.
Preference in filling vacancies in the Bureau of Indian Affairs is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25 USC 472). Verification Form BIA 4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian preference.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.
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NOTE: If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The incumbent serves in a key fire management position as a Prescribed Fire/Fuels Technician. The primary purpose of this position involve implementation and assisting in the preparation of prescribed fire plans, fire effects monitoring plans, manual and mechanical hazardous fuels treatments, and smoke and wildland fire monitoring plans.
- Implements and participates in the technical aspects of the prescribed fire operations, 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.
- Conducts field reconnaissance of prescribed fire/fuels treatment. Responsible for record keeping associated with fuels management.
- Identifies and provides for training needs.
- Assists in planning, implementing and coordinating all aspects of the prescribed fire and fuels management program.
- Provides assistance in program direction, short-and long-range planning; budgeting; and managing wildland fire, fuels management, and prescribed fire programs.
50% or less - Regularly operates a motor vehicle in the performance of duties.