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Forestry Technician

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Employer:
US Forest Service
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
California
Job Description:

Serves as an apprentice fire fighter on a wildland fire crew performing fire suppression and/or fuels management duties under the most adverse conditions or climate, fuels and terrain.

Performs various aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding and mop-up.  Driving engines to fire locations, frequently over unimproved roads.  Starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effective use of water and additives.  Loading helicopter personnel and cargo considering methods, weight distribution, necessity for securing, total weight, etc.  and completes manifests of personnel and equipment being transported to the fire or other work site.

Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned.  Duties listed are at the full performance level.