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Vacancy ID: 1071222
This position has been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as a PRESCRIBED FIRE AND FUELS SPECIALIST (PFFS) HIGH COMPLEXITY, and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/.
SUPERVISORY FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
(PRESCRIBED FIRE/FUELS), GS-0401-11,
#4430262, Western Region, Fort Apache Agency,
Fire Management, Fuels Management Section,
GS-11: $57,982 - $75,376 Per Annum
NOTE: APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED AND DO NOT HAVE TO RE-APPLY UNDER THIS READVERTISEMENT. THIS POSITION IS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED UNDER MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER HH-14-12 READV. STATUS APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH ANNOUNCEMENT.
Preference in filling vacancies in the Bureau of Indian Affairs is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25 USC 472). Verification Form BIA 4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian preference.
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:
The incumbent has program responsibility for prescribed fire, fuels management, smoke management, and wildland fire use.
Develops fuels treatment alternatives to support management decisions while adhering to applicable laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines.
Responsible for the smoke management program to ensure compliance with state air quality standards.
Develops, reviews, and monitors fuels management plans.
Implements and administers prescribed fire activities, wildland fire use, and fuels management activities to ensure targets are achieved, management objectives are met, and mitigation measures are adequate.
Monitors fire behavior, evaluates fire effects, identifies potential problems and takes appropriate action.
Performs physical analysis, formulated the annual fuels management budget, and maintains a system of accounts to track program expenditures.
Advises and counsels subordinates on employee conduct, responsibilities and administrative matters, including performance evaluation.
- Occasional Travel
- OCCASIONAL TRAVEL MAY BE REQUIRED.