Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
- Communicate fire details to superiors, subordinates, or interagency dispatch centers, using two-way radios.
- Serve as a working leader of an engine, hand, helicopter, or prescribed fire crew of three or more firefighters.
- Maintain fire suppression equipment in good condition, checking equipment periodically to ensure that it is ready for use.
- Operate wildland fire engines or hoselays.
- Monitor prescribed burns to ensure that they are conducted safely and effectively.
- Direct and supervise prescribed burn projects and prepare postburn reports, analyzing burn conditions and results.
- Identify staff training and development needs to ensure that appropriate training can be arranged.
- Maintain knowledge of forest fire laws and fire prevention techniques and tactics.
- Recommend equipment modifications or new equipment purchases.
- Perform administrative duties, such as compiling and maintaining records, completing forms, preparing reports, or composing correspondence.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
Projections Quick View:
National: + 5.2%
Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Highest ($50,000 and up)