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    Summary

    This position is located on the Bighorn National Forest in Sheridan, Wyoming.

    The incumbent serves in a key fire management position in a field fire management organization as a Fire Management Specialist (Fuels Planner).

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Jonathan H Warder at 307-674-2631 email jon.warder@usda.gov.

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    Responsibilities

    • Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary team planning, developing, and implementing land management plans, compliance documents, and agreements. Provides input and recommends strategies for fuels and fire management.
    • Provides assistance to other resource program managers in the design of fuels management prescriptions and implementation plans. Provides information on fuels management methods to enhance, restore and protect ecosystems.
    • If qualified to do so, may prepare or review implementation plans such as prescribed fire plans or silvicultural prescriptions. Participates in the development, review, and modification of the fire management plan.
    • Develops, reviews and monitors fuels management plans. Works closely with other resource specialist to integrate vegetation management project designs in fuels program direction.
    • Reviews environmental documents, and fire management plans of other agencies and stakeholders which will affect the unit. Participates in the development of cooperative agreements to facilitate multi-agency projects.
    • Prepares wildland fire risk assessments incorporating wildland/urban interface considerations into all agreements, operating plans, and land and fire management plans.
    • Provides expertise in the development of resource objectives and guidance for implementation of projects and programs. Participates in the development of cooperative agreements to facilitate multi-agency projects.
    • Develops fuels treatment alternatives to support management decisions while adhering to applicable laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines.
    • Evaluates individual fuels treatments as well as the effectiveness of the assigned program and makes recommendations for improvement. Maintains awareness of technological developments in wildland fire science and related disciplines.
    • Coordinates with the next higher organizational level, other agencies, cooperators, and stakeholders to develop interagency fuels strategies. Represents the organization in multi-agency fuels management activities.
    • Coordinates multi-disciplinary field studies related to fuels management program issues to determine effectiveness of treatments. Coordinates and provides transfer of findings to the appropriate personnel.
    • Coordinates with federal, state, and local government air quality officials in their development of operational procedures and reporting requirements.
    • Designs and implements fuels management surveys to document presence, amount, and types of hazardous fuels. Utilizes the results of the surveys to prioritize prescribed fire and fuels management projects.
    • As qualified, supports prescribed fire activities, wildfire, and fuels management activities to ensure targets are achieved, management objectives are met and mitigation measures are adequate.
    • Ensures own and other's welfare and safety in all aspects of project implementation. Participates in safety sessions and after action reviews.
    • Assists with fiscal analysis, assists in formulating the annual fuels management budget, and maintains a system of accounts to track program expenditures.
    • Provides input for developing monitoring plans and assists with the monitoring needed for project planning and implementation. Manages long term trend monitoring as needed to document project effectiveness.
    • May be responsible for the smoke management program to ensure compliance with state air quality standards. . Evaluates post burn fire effects, identifies potential problems and makes appropriate recommendations.
    • Identifies training needs and participates in prescribed fire and fuels management, and wildland fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression.
    • Duties listed are at the full performance level.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

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