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    • The incumbent provides program leadership and consultation for strategic fire management planning, assessments (e.g., wildland fire risk, prevention, etc.), and interagency and/or unit Fire Management Plan (FMP) development.
    • Provides guidance and ensures Fire Management Plans are consistent with and complement land or resource management plans, enabling laws, policies, regulations, and environmental mandates
    • Works towards an interagency approach to wildland fire management planning, striving for consistency in budget development and allocation processes, models, assumptions and fire management plan format.
    • Facilitates interagency agreement on contentious issues concerning resource usage, funding allocations, and long range strategies in the regional or multi-regional area, between agencies.
    • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with public and private groups, state, tribal, and local governmental groups and other federal agencies related to wildland fire management planning activities.
    • Coordinates with interagency fire management specialists to assure continuity between the Fire Management Plan and supporting plans (e.g., prescribed fire or prevention).
    • Manages and provides regional oversight on the full range of analytical tools used for bureau and interagency fire management planning and budgeting.
    • Provides guidance to the field units on collection and evaluation of fire hazard risk, fuels, historic fire occurrence, fire effects, climatology and weather.
    • Coordinates the regional annual fire management program budget, integrates the budget with other program budgets to meet unit operation goals, and ensures that the fire management program budget is distributed according to fire planning analyses.
    • Reviews and validates non-FPA analyzed budget items (post-analysis additions) such as national shared resources.
    • Ascertains where training would provide improved performance, significant cost savings, or more efficiency and ensures that fire planning, NEPA, and FPA training is made available within their area of responsibility.
    • Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned.
    • Duties listed are at the full performance level.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/579078900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.