Forestry Tech Crew Member

Lake Travis Fire Rescue

Austin, Texas

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $20/hour
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

The Forestry Tech position works as a skilled member of a forestry tech crew engaged in fuels management, including hand piling and other brush disposal techniques.  The primary duty of the crew is to complete hazardous fuels reduction projects.  This is a full time non-exempt position reporting to a Lead Forestry Technician in the Prevention Division of the Fire Department.

Industry competitive compensation hourly rate of $20.00.  Benefit options for medical, dental and vision fully paid for the employee by the Fire Department.  The Fire Department also offers paid time off and retirement matching contribution.

The individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The duties listed are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. 

  • Perform assignments using a variety of hand and power tools, including chainsaws. 
  • Cut brush and fell small trees to create shaded fuel breaks using various hand tools such as axe, shovel, and Pulaski, Mcleod.  May also use power tools including chainsaw, brush cutter, or leaf blower.
  • Clean, recondition and store tools and equipment. 
  • Must display good judgment and safe work practices during shift lengths of up to ten (10) hours per workday. 
  • Participate in safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of safe, efficient operation and use of vehicles, tools, and equipment. 
  • Participate in safety sessions and critiques. 
  • Ensure own and others' welfare and safety in all aspects of the assignments. 
  • Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.
  • Work effectively and efficiently with tools and equipment issued by the District.
  • Drive and operate District vehicles and equipment.
  • Other projects as assigned.



  • Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Graduation from high school or successful certification of equivalency (GED). 
  • Possession a valid Class C driver's license prior to hire and active during the course of employment.
  • Acceptable driving record. 
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing in English. 
  • Read, comprehend and apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form, memos, and documents including policies and procedures operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in various situations. 
  • Display good judgment and safe work practices during long shifts.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment.
  • Must agree to undergo a criminal background check. 
  • Must agree to a pre-employment physical and drug screen.


  • Working knowledge of principles and practices of fuels reduction.
  • Forestry work experience either in fuel mitigation or land management.
  • Ability to read maps.
  • S-130 (Basic Wildland Firefighter)
  • S-190 (Introduction to Fire Behavior)
  • S-212 (Wildland Fire Chainsaws)
  • 1-100 (Introduction to Incident Command System)
  • L-180 (Human Factors)

Please contact LTFR (careers@ltfr.org) for a full job description. Lake Travis Fire Rescue is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The above job information does not constitute an employment agreement between the District and the employee. The job information and description are subject to change at the discretion of the District.


Apply at https://www.ltfr.org/careers/

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Category Forestry
Tags Wildland Firefighter