NOTE: This is a
supervisory position. Under provision of
the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors are required to serve a
trial period before their appointment becomes final. Those who do not satisfactorily complete the
trial period will be returned to positions of no lower grade and pay then those
they occupied before assuming their supervisory assignment.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Incumbent
will serve in a key fire management position as a Zone Fire Management Officer (FMO) and direct all phases of the fire management program with a moderate complexity
level and is responsible for program planning, direction, coordination and
Analyzes current fire management plans and initiates
changes within guidelines or makes recommendations to meet changing conditions
within the limits of current or anticipated funding.
Ensures the fire management program is in compliance
with environmental laws, regulations and policies.
that the fire prevention program is effective and meets short-term objectives
and long-term goals.
and reviews fire prevention plans.
Develops and implements a communication plan; and coordinates
plans of action with affected cooperators.
Coordinates program activities with federal, state,
tribal, and local government entities/agencies.
Manages unit aviation programs or operations and ensures
that all phases of fire and aviation management planning are completed.
Directs and supervises the budget formulation process to
assure balance in the fire organization at
varying levels of funding, and initiates changes as appropriate.
Monitors the expenditure of funds to assure fiscal
integrity and correct application of financial
preparedness actions and operating plans used in the management of wildland
Serves on various interagency committees, teams and work
groups dealing with specific local, geographic, or national fire management
Ensures the fuels management program is consistent with
ecosystem management principles and land use plans, and is applied on a
Monitors fire season severity predictions, fire behavior,
and fire activity levels and takes appropriate actions to
ensure safe, efficient and effective operations.
Provides technical and administrative supervision,
plans and directs work to be accomplished, sets and adjusts priorities,
and prepares schedules for completion of work.
Manages the environmental and workplace hazards of the
wildland fire environment and provides leadership and direction to subordinates
in the recognition and mitigation of these hazards following applicable laws,
policies, and guidelines.
Ensures that a comprehensive job hazard analysis is
conducted and a risk management process is implemented.