Forest Fire Inspectors & 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.
Also called: Fire Management Officer, Fire Prevention Technician, Forest Officer, Forest Patrolman

Knowledge:

    Business
  • management
  • customer service
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Independence

Technology:

    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Fire incident reporting systems
    Map creation software
  • Mapping software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    bachelor's degree
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