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    Summary

    The incumbent serves in a key fire management position in a field fire management organization as a Wildland Fire Operations Specialist (ADFMO). The primary purpose of this position is to provide operational oversight and planning of wildland fire suppression activities, and specialized expertise in assigned zone/area.

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    Responsibilities

    • Provides oversight during initial and extended attack fires, directs fireline activities and tactics of dispersed firefighters, resources, equipment, and aircraft.
    • Utilizes wildland fire behavior knowledge and firefighting experience and assigns missions to ground and aviation wildland fire suppression resources.
    • Provides protection for life, property and resources. Selects strategies and tactics to ensure safe operations for assigned resources. Selects strategies and tactics to ensure safe operations for assigned resources.
    • Provides technical and administrative supervision to the unit(s). Responsible for the on-the-job safety and health of all employees supervised.
    • Performs, and supervises employees in: fire prevention, preparedness, detection, resource rehabilitation, mobilization, prescribed fire, aviation operations, and training programs.
    • Ensures preparedness of wildland fire suppression equipment and personnel.
    • Performs, and supervises employees in: fire prevention, preparedness, detection, resource rehabilitation, mobilization, prescribed fire, aviation operations, and training programs.
    • Coordinates with dispatch office regarding current fire behavior and fire conditions, release of resources, and other logistical considerations.
    • Assists in developing and revising interagency annual operating plans, annual budget requests, the fire management plan and operating procedures pertaining to wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire.
    • Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned. Duties listed are at the full performance level.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    9

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