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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

08100 Fire Lookout

Locates and reports forest fires and weather conditions from remote fire-lookout station. Maintains on the ground surveillance to detect evidence of fires and observe weather conditions. Locates fires on area maps, estimates size and characteristics of each fire, and reports findings to base camp and by radio or telephone. May monitor and report daily meteorological data, such as temperature, relative humidity, and wind direction and velocity