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    • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-09 level.
    • Set priorities and directs the movement of personnel, equipment, supplies, and aircraft to respond to wildland fires.
    • Dispatch and/or order aircraft for emergency situations
    • Issue flight plans and performs aircraft flight following to ensure safe arrival.
    • Maintain daily records on the availability of Forest, Regional, and National Fire control resources for anticipated and unanticipated fire needs.
    • Develop and maintain a unit mobilization plan and complex dispatch operating plans and guides.
    • Prepare and implement fire management plans governing the supply and use of resources such as smokejumpers, food and supplies, and fire retardant.
    • Participate in the development of recurring and special regional fire wildland and law enforcement and other incident reports (i.e., annual fire narratives, aircraft use report)
    • Schedule air transportation for personnel, equipment, and supplies. Integrates proper law enforcement dispatching, documentation and required security procedures into the overall operation of the communication center.
    • Represent the Forest Service, as delegated, in meetings with Federal, state and local agencies for the purpose of planning response.
    • Assure that current resource availability and use information is exchanged, daily, with the appropriate Geographic Area Coordination Center, adjoining forests, state, and local agencies.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel overnights on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/576933500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.