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    • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-8 level.
    • Supervise a group of employees performing work at the GS-04/05 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
    • Perform the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
    • Establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system.
    • Provide informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance.
    • Resolve informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.
    • Provide advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area.
    • Provide for crew safety and welfare and implements a training program in compliance with applicable requirements.
    • Develop and implements a comprehensive physical training program to enhance the ability of crewmembers to perform the required arduous firefighting duties.
    • Responsible for furthering goals of EEO assuring the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap.
    • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the fire engine module, prepares schedules and work plans, and sets work priorities.
    • Supervise operation of fire engine module in responding to wildland fires. Directs the engine to fire locations and positions engine in appropriate locations in consideration of safety of crew and equipment.
    • Make initial evaluation of fire situation, determines suppression method to use including hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water, and hand line location and standards.
    • Keep dispatcher or superior informed and requests additional assistance as necessary.
    • Maintain records and prepares reports on crew hours and movement and history of action taken on fires
    • Serve as initial attack Incident Commander on wildland fires, and wildland urban interface/intermix situations occurring on the unit.
    • Respond to a wide variety of incidents in the geographic area of responsibility as well as major hazard responses nationally.
    • Ensure the maintenance of crew fleet equipment by coordinating repairs and scheduling maintenance with approved maintenance facilities.
    • Direct project work in support of ecosystem management such as prescribed fire, development of burn plans, fuels inventory, pre attack planning, brush disposal, back logged fuels preparation and disposal.
    • Perform other fire suppression duties as assigned.

    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/578635400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.