Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 6 years, up to and including 8 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 41
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 17.96 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Intellectual Risk-taking
Conflict Management
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Critical Thinking
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Stress Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Operate firefighting equipment
Locate fires or fire danger areas
Suppress industrial fires
Extinguish municipal or forest fires
Control municipal or forest fires
Guard area or premises
Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
Move heavy objects in security, law enforcement, or protective services environments

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Observe fire to note changing conditions
Observe weather conditions
Monitor environmental conditions to detect hazards
Protect forests from accidental fires and fire damage
Patrol areas to ensure safety or enforce regulations and laws
Block physical access to restricted areas

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct fire fighting, prevention, or suppression activities
Direct loading of fire suppression equipment
Direct fire line activities during forest fire

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.