The Eldorado National Forest is currently recruiting for 10 vacancies for Forestry Technician GS-462-2/3/4/5 (Wildland Firefighter Apprentice).
These positions are located on the Eldorado National Forest. If selected you will be assigned to one of the following duty locations: Georgetown, Grizzly Flats, Kyburz, Pioneer, Placerville, Pollock Pines.
Duties: Serves on a crew performing duties in fire suppression and/or fire prevention. Performs prescribed burning crew duties in order to reduce fuel hazards and disease, while protecting wildlife. Assists fire dispatch by operating radios, telephones, and other equipment that is used to exchange information for fire weather information or other suppression related activities. Lays fire hose in the use of water to control fire. Moves dirt, chops brush, and fells small trees to build fire line using various hand tools such as an axe, shovel, Pulaski, and McLeod to control spreading wildland fire and/or to prepare lines prior to controlled burning. Chops, carries, and piles logging slash. Searches out and extinguishes burning materials by moving dirt, applying water by hose or backpack pump. Patrols fire line to locate and extinguish sparks, flare-ups, and hot spots that may threaten loss of control of the fire. Cleans, reconditions, and stores simple fire tools and equipment.
To apply for the Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program GS-462-2/3/4/5, submit applications no later than August 16, 2010to be considered for these positions.
To apply for the positions, click on the links below to the USAJOBS job announcement:
ADS10-R5-WFAP-2345DP Open to the public.
To apply for the Eldorado National Forest, you must specify “Placerville, CA” as the duty location in AVUE.
For additional information about the positions on the Eldorado National Forest, please contact Michele Tanzi (530) 621-5209, firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Nichols (530) 621-5203, email@example.com.