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    This position is part of the Branch of Fire Management. As a Supervisory Fire Management Specialist you will exercise initiative in providing regional leadership in the fire specialty areas of planning, coordinating, and administration of a broad and diversified Regional fire program. The work usually involves developing broad and diversified fire management programs throughout a multi-state, multi-refuge, and multi-agency setting. This includes plans and projects for regional refuges that have complex fire and aviation management programs. Extensive coordination efforts are essential to integrate planning with various agencies, both federal and state, and other government entities to arrive at cooperative and integrated programs. The incumbent assesses proposed fire plan operations characterized by numerous and various complications and conflicting viewpoints that exist on types of fire management programs. The incumbent independently evaluates objectives for fire management projects and plans, analyses and integrates the comprehensive physical, social and economic impacts and advises refuges on the most appropriate decision criteria, plans, standards, and techniques applicable to the particular refuges needs.

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    • Formulates regional policies and procedures for fire suppression and preparedness, prescribed burning operations, fuels treatment, fire evaluations, fire rehabilitation, fire prevention, and fire arson investigations. Ensures consistency of the application of national and regional policy by review of refuge fire management programs. Decisions and commitments have wide influence on Region's fire management program. Ensures that national and regional fire and aviation administration guidelines are being followed and that appropriate and correct reporting is being accomplished.
    • Keeps informed on fire danger within the Region and around the country; develops long and short term fireresource mobilization plans with interagency geographic coordination groups to ensure appropriate fire response. Coordinates implementation of Agency aviation, prescribed and wildland fire program with the interagency community. Coordinates aircraft operations and acquisitions pertaining to the use of aircraft for fire suppression, preparedness, and prescribed fire operations for the Region.
    • Serves as the Regional Fire Management Coordinator and provides a full range of supervision to the regional fire management program staff. These positions could include Regional Aviation Manager, Regional Wildland Fire Safety Specialist, Regional Wildland Fire Management Specialist, Regional Prescribed Fire Specialist, Regional Fire Ecologist, Regional Fire Management Monitoring Specialist, Geographic Area Fire Weather Meteorologist, Regional Wildland Urban Interface Coordinator, Zone Fire Management Officers, Fire Management Program Assistant.
    • Represents the Regional Director, by a written delegation of authority, to make agency decisions concerning the prioritization of wildland fires and assignment of critical fire and aviation assets when resource demand exceeds resource availability.
    • As the Region's program representative, is responsible for coordinating and conferring with other fire and aviation management agencies, regions, states, and other natural resource and emergency management agencies to ensure program continuity and coordination. Ensures that refuge and other Service lands fire and aviation management plans, agreements, and decision criteria between agencies are compatible with Department policy.
    • Serves as the Region's technical specialist on wildfire incident management, including interagency team management, fire science, safety, training, operations, fire logistics, fire business management, and fire personnel administration. Provides expertise and advice to refuges on matters concerning wildland urban interface fire issues and problems.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates, VEOA Eligibles, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA), Special Appointment Authority

    Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487066200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.