Employment

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Temporary Positions for Fire Season 2022

Forestry Technician (Hotshot), GS-0462-4
Duty Station: Cedar City, UT
Announcement# 22-TEMPF3-R4-2036-4DH Opens November 5, 2021 Closes November 12, 2021


Duties: The Cedar City Hotshots are located in Cedar City, Utah. A hotshot crew is a 20 person, highly trained crew that is available nationally and specializes in all aspects of wildland fire suppression. The work is physically demanding and primarily performed in forest and desert environments. Terrain may be steep, rocky, and covered with thick tangled vegetation. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise, and falling and rolling material. Unpredictable circumstances dictate personnel must adjust and cope with exposure to weather elements, dust and smoke, and poor sleeping and eating situations. Inability to communicate with friends and relatives is likely due to the remoteness of the job. Operational shifts often consist of, but are not limited to, 16 hour days for 14 consecutive days away from the duty station. The duration of commitment for this position is from approximately May 1st to October 15th. You must be available for the entire duration to be considered. As a condition of hire, all employees must pass the Work Capacity Test, a 3 mile walk with a 45lb pack in under 45 min.


Forestry Aid (Suppression), GS-0462-3
Duty Stations: Cedar City, Escalante, Panguitch, and St. George, UT
Announcement# 22-TEMPF3-R4-3867-3DH Opens November 5, 2021 Closes November 12, 2021


Duties: Assigned to work on and engine crew, a small (5 person) handcrew, or with a fuels crew. These crews perform work directly related to wildland fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, and hazardous fuels reduction. The work is physically demanding and primarily performed in forest and desert environments. Terrain may be steep, rocky, and covered with thick tangled vegetation. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise, and falling and rolling material. Unpredictable circumstances dictate personnel must adjust and cope with exposure to weather elements, dust and smoke, and poor sleeping and eating situations. Inability to communicate with friends and relatives is likely while engaged in fire suppression activities. Operational shifts may consist of, but are not limited to, 16 hour days for 14 consecutive days away from the duty station. As a condition of hire, all employees must pass the Work Capacity Test, a 3 mile walk with a 45lb pack in under 45 min.


Forestry Technician (Suppression), GS-0462-4
Duty Stations: Cedar City, Escalante, Panguitch, and St. George, UT
Announcement# 22-TEMPF3-R4-0003-4DH Opens November 5, 2021 Closes November 12, 2021


Duties: Assigned to work on an initial attack squad, a small, 5 person hand crew, Type 4 or Type 6 engine crew a 5 person module that provides 7 day coverage. These crews perform work directly related to wildland fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, and hazardous fuels reduction. The work is physically demanding and primarily performed in forest and desert environments. Terrain may be steep, rocky, and covered with thick tangled vegetation. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise, and falling and rolling material. Unpredictable circumstances dictate personnel must adjust and cope with exposure to weather elements, dust and smoke, and poor sleeping and eating situations. Inability to communicate with friends and relatives is likely while engaged in fire suppression activities. Operational shifts may consist of, but are not limited to, 16 hour days for 14 consecutive days away from the duty station. As a condition of hire, all employees must pass the Work Capacity Test, a 3 mile walk with a 45lb pack in under 45 min.


Forestry Technician (Fuels), GS-0462-4
Duty Stations: Cedar City, Escalante, and St. George, UT
Announcement# 22-TEMPF3-R4-0911-4DH Opens November 5, 2021 Closes November 12, 2021


Duties: Assigned to work with a fuels management crew or fire effects monitoring crew (see description below) engaged in fuels management, including broadcast burning, hand and machine piling, and other brush disposal techniques. Uses a variety of hand and power tools, including chainsaws, firing equipment, or portable pumps. Gathers data and records information on fuel types, weather conditions, fire behaviors, and status of work accomplished. Responsible for observing the rules of fire safety and fire behavior. Terrain may be steep, rocky, and covered with thick tangled vegetation. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise, and falling and rolling material. Informs forest visitors and users of fire hazards and prevention regulations. Cleans, maintains, reconditions, and stores tools and equipment. May be assigned to other resource management activities such as recreation, timber, or reforestation when not performing fuels management, fire suppression, or fire prevention duties.


Forestry Technician (Dispatch), GS-0462-4 and GS-0462-5 (for applicants with prior wildland fire experience)
Duty Station: Cedar City, UT
Announcement# 22-TEMPF3-R4-0935-4DH Opens November 5, 2021 Closes November 12, 2021
Announcement# 22-TEMPF3-R4-0936-5DH Opens November 5, 2021 Closes November 12, 2021


Automotive Equipment Dispatcher (Logistics), GS-2151-4 and GS-2152-5 (for applicants without fire experience)
Duty Station: Cedar City, UT
Announcement# 22-TEMP3-R4-2854-4DT-CB Opens November 5, 2021 Closes November 12, 2021
Announcement# 22-TEMP3-R4-2855-5DT-CB Opens November 5, 2021 Closes November 12, 2021


Duties: Primary responsibilities are the mobilization, reassignment and demobilization of firefighting resources to incidents according to incident priorities within the Area. Each incident is different, and the requirements for safe, timely, cost effective and legal operations given the number and variety of situations encountered in carrying out assignments, requires the incumbent to adapt or extend guidelines or choose from among alternative procedures. Threats to life, property, and natural resources are commonplace. The center's work is critical to the safety of personnel, the public, and to the protection of resources. Uses standard and specialized computer programs and procedures to input, update, review, and/or retrieve data. Transcribes and maintains all telephone and two-way radio transmissions in appropriate communication logs. Work shifts are often 12 or more hours and weekend work will be required.


Biological Science Technician (Plants), GS-0404-4 and GS-0404-5
Duty Station: Cedar City, UT
Announcement# 22-TEMP3-R4-0022-4DT-NB Opens November 5, 2021 Closes November 12, 2021
Announcement# 22-TEMP3-R4-0013-5DT-NB Opens November 5, 2021 Closes November 12, 2021

Duties: Assigned to work with a fire effects monitoring crew engaged in navigating to and re-measuring existing fire monitoring plots as well as establishing new plots. They will assess surface fuel loading using line intercept transects, measure aspen regeneration, determine % effective ground cover, measure tree metrics (diameter, species, height, etc...) and determine forest composition in order to assess forest health and treatment effectiveness. Data will be recorded and archived using paper forms and Exams PC monitoring software. Activities include travel by foot, truck and UTV to collect/record vegetation and landscape data; entering data; and presenting project information and results in organized formats. Camping in remote work sites for 4 to 8 days will be necessary. Selected applicants will be afforded the opportunity to attend basic wildland firefighter training and gain experience as a wildland firefighter if desired.

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