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Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
(SOC Code : 33-2022)
in California

Enforce fire regulations and inspect for forest fire hazards. Report forest fires and weather conditions.

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AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
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California 20141st Qtr$35.11$26.41$37.50$42.39

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Program Title
Fire Science/Fire-fighting.

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Relay messages about emergencies, accidents, locations of crew and personnel, and fire hazard conditions.
Direct crews working on firelines during forest fires.
Estimate sizes and characteristics of fires, and report findings to base camps by radio or telephone.
Administer regulations regarding sanitation, fire prevention, violation corrections, and related forest regulations.
Extinguish smaller fires with portable extinguishers, shovels, and axes.
Locate forest fires on area maps, using azimuth sighters and known landmarks.
Maintain records and logbooks.
Examine and inventory firefighting equipment, such as axes, fire hoses, shovels, pumps, buckets, and fire extinguishers, to determine amount and condition.
Direct maintenance and repair of firefighting equipment, or requisition new equipment.
Restrict public access and recreational use of forest lands during critical fire seasons.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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