Forestry Technician
Cadillac, MI
Job Description



    The purpose of this position is wildland fire suppression, management, and control as a skilled firefighter. Other duties involve fire prevention, patrol, detection, and/or prescribed burning. The incumbent will be involved with the maintenance and repair of firefighting tools, equipment, and facilities, and will receive firefighter training.

    The duty station is Wellston, MI. Additional vacancies are possible in Mio, Cadillac, or Sault Ste Marie, MI.


    These positions are seasonal employment. Seasons will be either approximately Feb. - Nov. or April - Sept.

    Following are the major, though not all inclusive, duties of this position:

    • Uses specialized tools, equipment, and techniques while suppressing wildfires
    • Operates pumps and makes hose lays
    • Moves dirt, chops brush, small trees, etc. to construct fire lines
    • Applies practices and techniques to minimize resource damage
    • Participates in fire and safety training in methods of fire suppression
    • Cleans, maintains, reconditions, and stores firefighting tools and equipment
    • Services and makes minor repairs to engine
    • Checks and services accessories such as pumps, water lines, tanks, reels
    • Reports spotted smoke, weather and fire behavior

    Travel Required

    75% or less - Incumbent is expected to be available for in and out-of-state fire assignments as needed during fire season.

    Job Type Part Time