Job Overview


About the Agency

Supervisor: Faline Haven, (202) 208-5968

This position is located at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho. Information about the Boise area can be found at

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7). Consideration will be given to non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.

This position is subject to the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide selective placement factors for a National Fire Program Manager. This position requires the following qualifications - Currency Not Required:Primary NWCG Core Requirements: Task Force Leader (TFLD) -AND- Secondary NWCG Core Requirement: Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) -OR- Type 2 Command and General Staff (T2 C&G) -OR- Prescribed Fire Burn Boss, Type 2 (RXB2).Additional required training as presented in the following courses or agency equivalent: Fire Program Management or Local Fire Management, or Local Fire Management Leadership, or Fire Management Leadership. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at


As the Director for the Branch of Wildland Fire Management, you will:

- Serve as the Bureau expert and recognized technical authority at the national level directing all aspects of the wildland fire management program.

- Develop and promote innovative policy, program improvements and technical direction.

- Coordinate all Bureau wildland fire and aviation management program functions.

- Serve as Bureau representative and coordinator for all business pertaining to interagency fire and aviation management.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy.