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    Summary

    This position is being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all U.S. Citizens. Since Direct Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veteran''s preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will however be given consideration for this position.


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    Responsibilities

    At the direction of the Fire Management Officer, (FMO) assists in planning and directing fire management program activities.

    Analyzes fire management plans and makes recommendations to meet the changing conditions within the limits of current or anticipated funding.

    As assigned, completes discrete phases of fire and aviation management plans.

    Reviews and provides input into preparedness and operating plans used in the management of wildland fires.

    Develops alternative wildland fire strategies and select the appropriate alternative.

    Ensures that the fuels management program is consistent with ecosystem management principles and land use plans.

    Provides recommendations for the prioritization of fire hazard reduction and fuels management projects.
    Reviews and evaluates fuels management and other fire management plans to ensure plan components meet specific ecosystem and resource management objectives.

    Coordinates and directs fire management staff on the implementation of fire and aviation management policies, standards, methods, and guidelines.

    Develops and oversees the implementation of interagency fire prevention plans.

    Briefs internal and external managers on issues related to wildfire, prescribed fire, and fire program activities. Develops and coordinates plans of action with interagency cooperators.

    Coordinates program activities with federal, state, tribal, and local government entities/agencies to develop interagency fuels treatment strategies.

    Monitors fire season severity predictions, fire behavior, and fire activity levels and takes appropriate actions to ensure safe, efficient, and effective operations.

    Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, prepares schedules for completion of work.

    Responsible for the on-the-job safety and health of all employees supervised.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    11

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/583333800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.