Forest Technician (Technologists & Technicians)

Full Time

  US Fish and Wildlife Service

  Saint Marks, Florida, United States

Job Description:

This position is part of the R4-St Marks National Wildlife Refuge.

As a Forestry Technician you will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating an integrated fire management program to achieve resource management objectives on all Fish and Wildlife Service lands on the Refuge.

Duties of the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as a skilled module/crewmember on an engine, helitack, or prescribed fire module or hand crew.
  • Utilize a variety of specialized tools, equipment, and techniques while actively suppressing wildfires, such as a Pulaski, shovel, McLeod, ax and chainsaw to control the spread of wildfire.
  • As a helitack module member, load helicopters, determine weight calculations, complete crew manifests, and may rappel and/or participate in short haul operations from a hovering helicopter near ground level in remote areas to construct helispots, or to attack small fires, hot spots, and spot fires.
  • Perform basic fireline activities such as line construction, hose layout, operations of pumps and accessories, lopping and scattering of fuels using hand tools and holding, patrolling, monitoring, and mop-up operations.
  • Move dirt, chops brush, small trees, etc. to construct fireline. Is responsible for observing the rules of wildland firefighting safety. Applies practices and techniques to minimize resource damage.
  • Serve as a skilled wildland firefighter on an organized module during prescribed burns, monitoring and controlling the fire, and collecting data on fire weather and fire behavior.

More info on link below.


$30,344 to $39,442 per year