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USDA Forest Service

Lead Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator), GS-0462-06

Announcement Number:
Application Deadline:
Forest Service - Fire (Engine Operator) Locations
Open Date:
Salary Range:
Location Notes:
Multiple locations throughout the Forest Service. The location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.
Pay Schedule:
Who May Apply:
US Citizens
Time Limit:
Permanent - No time limit
Promotion Potential:
Number of Vacancies:
Work Schedule:
Full Time

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  • This position has been identified under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) and is subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide when filling this vacancy. IFPM selective placement factors are made up of a primary and secondary National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) core Incident Management Qualifications and Required Training. The applicant must possess these qualifications to be considered eligible for this position. For further information:

    In order to be considered for this position, copies of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record (or equivalent training document) which contain documented proof of the certification or attainment of the IFPM Selective Placement Factor for this position MUST be attached to your application. Failure to provide this documentation will result in disqualification.

    Please attach a Resume documenting your Fire Experience and Wildland Firefighting experience relevant to this vacancy.

    Those applicants not able to scan required documents can fax those documents to: (253) 573-9869 to have them attached to your application. Please make sure your name is on all documents.

    These are permanent positions with varying tours of duty and may include weekend work. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time (guaranteed minimum 13 pay periods full-time employment).

    Please read the vacancy announcement thoroughly and follow all instructions to ensure proper consideration. If you are unable to apply on-line or have questions about the meaning of items in the vacancy announcement, please contact Human Capital Management at 1-877-372-7248 Option 2.

    The closing date will be dependent on USDA Forest Service needs (e.g.,budget, length of season, etc.) Individual units will be issued Referral Lists to selecting officials throughout the life of this recruitment bulletin.

    Some Fire positions may have Conditions of Employment such as: a valid state drivers license; a commercial drivers license (CDL); pre-appointment and random drug testing; or a physical or medical examination. There may be additional Conditions of Employment not listed here, however applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made.

    There may still be some individual announcements advertised at various locations in this series, grade, and specialty. These announcements will be posted at the USAJOBS and ADS websites.

    Applicants may choose up to nine (9) different location codes during the application process. Applicants are encouraged to contact those specific locations you are interested in working for to inquire about position availability.

    These listings are for all current vacant positions at these locations. As selections are made the vacant positions will be filled behind those individuals who have accepted new positions. Applicants are encouraged to apply to all locations in these states where they would be willing to work, in case that location becomes available.

    The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.


  • Operates an Engine used to pump and distribute water necessary to the suppression and extinguishing of wildland fires. Assists with fire dispatch through operation of radios, telephones, and other necessary equipment to exchange information for fire weather and other forest suppression activities. Drives the fire engine to wildland fire locations and positions it accordingly.
  • Serves as a team/work leader, leading team efforts in the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of program or project responsibilities. Facilitates team or unit processes by working with team members or employees to ensure that tasks are completed, that good working relationships among team members and with management officials are maintained, and that team priorities and goals, needs, and achievements are coordinated with management.

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