Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Technician)
Department of the Interior
Open & closing dates: 07/21/2020 to 07/27/2020
Pay scale & grade:GS 4 – 5
Salary: $14.95 to $16.73 per hour
Appointment type: Temporary – These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; not to exceed 6 months (1039 hours).
Work schedule: Full-Time
Positions at the GS-05 level have been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. These positions have been categorized as a Senior Firefighter (SFF), and require selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at the IFPM website.
Buffalo NR is looking for temporary employees to work on Engine crews and the Buffalo Wildland Fire Module in Arkansas. For more information on Crew Types, click here.
A Wildland Firefighter (GS-04 Forestry Technician) is a skilled wildland firefighter. May be assigned to carry out specialized assignments such as tree falling, backfire, and burnout operations; utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques while actively managing wildfires. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.
A Senior Wildland Firefighter (GS-05 Forestry Technician) is a senior wildland firefighter performing all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding and mop-up. Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.
Locations for these positions are:
Marble Falls, AR (Buffalo NR)
St. Joe, AR (Buffalo NR)
For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI FIRES Jobs website and select Arkansas. Park housing may be available based upon a lottery drawing.
For more information about temporary fire positions with DOI, go to the following link: https://www.firejobs.doi.gov/.
***INTERESTED APPLICANTS, please apply for both locations for full consideration.