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    Summary

    This position is located at Region 5; Deputy Regional Forester; SPF; FA, R, E, T; Fire and Aviation; Vallejo, CA.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact William L. Noxon at lance.noxon@usda.gov and 707-562-9167.

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    Responsibilities

    • Assists the Program Leader for Hazardous Fuels and Prescribed Fire. Provides significant assistance in the development, organization, and administration of the fuels management, prescribed fire, and landscape restoration programs.
    • Reviews technical documents, such as burn plans, NEPA decisions, etc. Responsible for the development of methodologies and protocols for the fuels management program.
    • Serves as a member of fire and fuels review teams, and prescribed fire reviews. Ensures compliance with regional and local policies, regulations and laws, and facilitates coordination of fuels management with other resource areas.
    • Establishes and maintains a cooperative relationship among the USDA FS and other federal, state, tribal, local and non-governmental agencies and with citizens and communities.
    • Coordinates fuels, fire, and fire ecology training with cooperating entities and other regional programs. Observes operations at various levels to assess effectiveness and identifies further training needs.
    • May participate as a member of or advise the interdisciplinary teams responsible for NFMA plans, NEPA analysis and decisions, and other plans and strategies. May serve as a subject matter expert on FOIA, appeals, and litigation.
    • Assists Program Leader to allocate resources and implement activities to accomplish Forest Service organization direction and Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights requirements, goals, policies, and objectives.
    • Provides leadership in the scientific and technical direction for regional programs and activities, including emerging technology, methods, laws, rules, regulations, program planning, and training.
    • Develops programs and provides training to district and forest staff in prescribed fire, fire in ecosystem management, assessing risk and fuel hazards, fuel modification, smoke management, and other aspects of fire and fuels management.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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