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This position will be filled under the Office of Personnel Management's Direct Hire Authority and is open to all United States citizens and U.S. nationals. Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply. All qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration for this position. To learn more about Direct-Hire authority, go to: OPM.GOV Hiring Information: Direct Hire Fact Sheet
Manages a unit fuels management program. Assists the fire management officer or supervisor in the development of mid and long-term programs of work which support the units land and resource management plan alternatives. Develops and analyzes 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.
Coordinates with the next higher organizational level, other agencies, cooperators, and stakeholders to develop interagency fuels treatment strategies. Represents the organization in multi-agency fuels management activities.
Researches literature and technology developments in the disciplines of wildfire science, fire ecology, fire effects, landscape ecology and other related disciplines to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the units fuel management program.
Collects and analyzes information through a variety of methods, including field surveys, computer modeling, and specific literature searches.
Researches state-of-the-art computer modeling software and scientific methods (including geographic information systems) to evaluate wildfire response, air quality, and fuel treatment planning and applications to create efficiencies in data collection, storing and analysis.
Coordinates multidisciplinary and interagency 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 fire management, fuels management, and other natural resource and cultural resource managers to set program, project, treatment, monitoring priorities, goals and objectives.
Responsible for the smoke management program and for ensuring that all fuel treatment actions are compliant with state air quality standards. Coordinates with federal, state, and local government air quality officials in their development of operational procedures and reporting requirements.
Performs fiscal analysis, assists in formulating the annual fuels management budget, and maintains and tracks program expenditures.
Plans, implements, and participates (as qualified) in prescribed fire activities, wildfire response, and fuels management activities to ensure management objectives are achieved, and mitigation measures are adequate. Monitors fire behavior, evaluates fire effects, identifies potential problems and takes appropriate action.
Designs and conducts fuels management inventory analyses. Utilizes the results of the analysis to prioritize prescribed fire and fuels management projects.
Conducts pre and post monitoring activities to track, and report fuel loading and/or vegetation change.
Conducts implementation monitoring for prescribed fire and other fuels management activities to ensure program and project objectives are met.
Ensures welfare and safety in all aspects of project implementation. Identifies training needs and participates in prescribed fire and fuels management, and wildfire response and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression.
Participates in fuels and fire reviews.
May serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on fuel management contracts and may be responsible for the preparation of contract specifications and performance measures.
In addition to fuels management operations, supports wildfire response activities.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to occasionally travel for this position.
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