BLM Employment – Forestry Technician

Website Bureau of Land Management

Job Description:

Explore a new career with the BLM – where our people are our greatest natural resource. This position is located in Billings, MT. Information about the surrounding area may be found here. We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available. This is a Direct-Hire advertisement. Veterans preference is not applicable to this advertisement.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create, update, and use fire modeling software to assist in treatment recommendations.
  • Develop and recommend plans for prescribed fire, wildland fire and fuels treatment projects.
  • Conducts fuels management inventories and monitoring to document presence, amount, and types of hazardous fuels.
  • Participates in preparedness reviews, proficiency checks and drills, safety sessions, and after action reviews.
  • Plan, conduct surveys and evaluate data to develop treatment prescriptions.
  • Review project plans and make recommendations for monitoring activities.
  • Participate in planning, implementing, and coordinating all aspects of a fuels management program.
  • Participates in the implementation of prescribed fire operations.
  • Provide technical assistance in program direction, budgeting, fuels management and prescribed fire programs.

Job Requirements:

  • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination. Failure to possess or obtain a favorable determination will result in the cancellation of the offer or will be grounds for termination.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to be assigned to a hazardous position.
  • Be sure to read the HOW TO APPLY and REQUIRED DOCUMENTS Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
  • May require completion of a one year probationary period.
  • You must meet specified levels on annual physical fitness tests, and pass periodic medical exams for wildland fire personnel, commensurate with current incident management qualification.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Applicant(s) tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • An applicant appointed to this position must possess and maintain a valid state drivers license while employed in this position.
  • You must pass a pre-employment physical.
  • This position requires regular and recurring overtime and shift work during peak fire season.

Job Details:

Company: Bureau of Land Management

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location:  Billings, MT, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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