Lead Forestry Technician (AFEO)

US Forest Service

Forest, Mississippi

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $33,949 to $37,843 per year
Deadline Aug 28, 2019

Responsibilities

  • Provides daily leadership, instructs crew members in specific tasks and techniques, distributes and controls work assignments among employees, and assures timely accomplishment of assigned tasks.
  • Participates in wildland fire safety training and techniques ensuring that all work is carried out safely.
  • Makes initial evaluation of fire situations, determines rate of spread, potential hazards to property and other improvements.
  • Determines suppression method to use, hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use and application of water.
  • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of fire equipment.
  • Drives and operates a wildland fire engine, positioning the engine for proper use and operation.
  • Personally performs and directs others in 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.
  • Perform hazardous fuel reduction projects which entail thinning, cutting and piling vegetation through use of mechanical means, e.g. chainsaw, etc.
  • Perform project work such as road and trail maintenance; inventory fuels beds, habitat improvement, burned area rehabilitation, miscellaneous equipment, facilities maintenance and other resources.
  • Assist in the preparation of hazardous fuels treatment and burn plans.
  • Duties listed are at the full performance level.

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