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    • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-11.
    • Provide program management oversight for a high complexity fire/fuels management program, based on the IFPM complexity analysis rating factors.
    • Responsible for the smoke management program to ensure compliance with state air quality standards. Coordinate with federal, state, and local government air quality officials in their development of operational procedures and reporting requirements.
    • Perform fiscal analysis, formulates the annual fuels management budget, and maintains a system of accounts to track program expenditures, including managing the budget from out-year planning to year-end closure.
    • Coordinate multi-disciplinary field studies related to fuels management program issues to determine effectiveness of treatments. Coordinate and provide transfer of findings to the appropriate personnel.
    • Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team planning, developing, and implementing land management plans, compliance documents, and agreements. Provide input and recommends strategies for fuels and fire management.
    • Provide assistance to other resource program managers in the design of fuels management prescriptions and implementation plans. Provide information on fuels management methods to enhance, restore, and protect ecosystems.
    • Develop, review and monitor fuels management plans. Work closely with other resource specialist to integrate vegetation management project designs in fuels program direction.
    • Participate in the development of cooperative agreements to facilitate multi-agency projects. Participate in preparedness reviews, proficiency checks and drills, safety sessions, and after action reviews.
    • Implement and administer prescribed fire activities, wildland fire use, and fuels management activities to ensure targets are achieved, management objectives are met and mitigation measures are adequate.
    • Design and implements fuels management surveys to document presence, amount, and types of hazardous fuels. Utilize the results to prioritize prescribed fire and fuels management projects.
    • Participate in the development, review and modification of the fire management plan. Reviews environmental documents, prescribed fire plans, and wildland fire use plans of other agencies and stakeholders which will affect the unit.
    • Monitor fire behavior, evaluates fire effects, identifies potential problems and takes appropriate action. Support wildland fire suppression activities.
    • May serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on fuels management contracts and may be responsible for the preparation of contract specifications and performance measures.
    • Coordinate with the next higher organizational level, other agencies, cooperators, and stakeholders to develop interagency fuels strategies. Represent the organization in multi-agency fuels management activities.
    • Maintain awareness of technological developments in wildland fire science and related disciplines. Collect information through a variety of methods, including field surveys, computer modeling, and specific literature searches.

    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


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