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    • Participate in the development of smokejumper training policies.
    • Directly supervises smokejumper squads which include Squad Leaders and Smokejumpers.
    • Perform the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
    • Serve as an active smokejumper, smokejumper spotter, and parachute rigger.
    • Prioritize attack sequence in multiple fire situations based on fire needs and principles of efficient aircraft use.
    • Coordinate and provides for retardant aircraft, helicopters, and other smokejumper aircraft.
    • Responsible for overall training administration, including delegation of training assignments, prioritization, procurement, purchasing, inventory, and documentation.
    • Analyze and predict budget needs for all training operations and submits budget proposal for inclusion in the group annual work plan.
    • Maintain individual records of smokejumper training and experience.
    • Plan, schedule and coordinate all aspects of smokejumper training.
    • Prepare lesson plans, write manuals, develop smokejumper specific training courses, supervises and evaluates instructors involved in training and refreshing smokejumpers in parachuting procedures and fire suppression skills.
    • Establish group training guidelines; writes, edits, updates, and approves relevant guidelines for internal use.
    • Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned.
    • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-11 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


  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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