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    This position serves as the supervisor of a Helitack program and is responsible for providing leadership and technical knowledge to employees. The primary responsibility for this position is fire suppression. The incumbent supervises a crew of helitack personnel/firefighters that is established to provide fast initial attack, and large fire support. Additionally utilizes helicopters in support of all types of incidents including emergency incidents and resource management functions.

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    • Plans, coordinates, and directs helitack crews in support of fire suppression. Applies technical methods andprocedures. Manages complex aviation operations. Manages permanent and temporary helibases. Responsible for helicopter safety and compliance.
    • Ensures safety and welfare for all assigned personnel. Provides leadership and direction to firefighters. Completes fire line safety and tactical briefings, fire size-up, fire reports and fire personnel performance evaluations.
    • Serves as an Incident Commander, managing resources that vary from single resource to multiple resource task forces or strike teams. May serve as helicopter rappel spotter.
    • Prioritizes attack sequence in multiple fire situations. Coordinates and provides direction for aviation assets.
    • Supervises the helicopter module personnel. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations, evaluates employee performance, provides advice and counsel to workers, affects disciplinary measures as appropriate.
    • Supervises complex aviation operations, providing direction and oversight to pilots, firefighters, and aviation personnel. Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO).
    • Completes and maintains reports and records for aircraft use. Completes daily flight invoices and contract daily diaries. Signs for receipt of services and approves payments. Plans helicopter budget.
    • Responsible for property tracking and use. Makes economic and program analyses of helicopter operations and advises managers of alternatives. Participates in Regional and National planning committees.
    • Assists in the development of training techniques related to helicopters and helicopter firefighting for regional fire management program. Responsible for helicopter safety and compliance with policies and procedures.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fir suppression or fire related assignments.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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