The Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests are currently recruiting for seasonal crew member positions in the Fire program.
The duration of the positions range from 3-6 months; beginning in late April/early May and generally running to mid-November, dependent on budget constraints. Those positions filled under a student hiring authority will be structured to accommodate an academic schedule.
The fire and fuels program on the Green Mountain NF is considered moderately complex. Although fire frequency is low, we use prescribed fire as a tool in maintaining the functions of a healthy and diverse forested ecosystem.
The work involves regular and recurring moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, heavy equipment, or machines. For some positions the work may, on a regular and recurring basis, require working outdoors, in other such environments with extreme temperatures, and/or exposure to adverse weather conditions. Employees are required to use protective clothing or gear such as hard hats, earplugs, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields to moderate risks, or to follow procedures for minimizing risk. The work can be physically demanding, often carrying equipment and backpacks weighing up to 40 lbs. and usually consists of a 40 hour work week.
How to Apply:
Click on the links below to apply online through www.usajobs.gov.
GS-462-3 Forestry Aid, Rochester
GS-462-3 Forestry Aid, Manchester
GS-4 Engine Crew, Rochester
GS-4 Engine Crew, Manchester
GS-3 = $11.95; GS-4 = $ 13.41; GS-5 = $15.00
For Additional Information Contact:
Jeremy Nelson, Assistant Fire Management Officer, (802)-747-6796 firstname.lastname@example.org