Forestry Technician
Missoula, MT
Job Description



    Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) provides services to 567 federally recognized tribes with a population of about 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives. BIA offers an extensive range of programs such as social services, law enforcement & detention services, administration of tribal courts, natural resources management, economic development, implementation of land & water claim settlements, housing improvement, disaster relief, & the replacement/maintenance of schools, roads, & bridges.


    • Works as a member of a team and as directed, accomplishes necessary work to fabricate Model 52 wildland engines, retro-fit other engines to Model 52 specifications, and perform necessary refurbishment of field engines to maintain a high state of readiness.
    • Daily work requires equipment modifications, design changes and development of a working prototype.
    • Works with field personnel in identifying and settling problems with standard firefighting equipment and in specifying how modified equipment should operate.
    • Observes new equipment in use to keep up with "state-of-art" equipment type and use in a wildland fire situation. Instructor responsibilities can be interagency training to field personnel in the operation of wildland engines and associated water handling equipment. This involves the preparation of lesson plans and presentation of the material in a classroom and/or field setting.

    Job Type Full-time