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    This position is located in Riverside, California.

    This position is located at the Geographic Area Coordination Centers. Each Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC) is a detached unit from the Fire and Aviation Management staffs of the National and Regional Offices of the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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    • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-09 level.
    • Works closely with dispatch and fire management staff to track and monitor commitment and availability of resources, and maintains a system to status and prioritize incidents and resource allocation.
    • Identifies shortages of critical resources and provides information for determining allocation and priority setting for these critical resources relating to personnel, aircraft, crews, equipment and supplies.
    • Assists in the review of policy statements and prepares instructional memoranda, information bulletins, manual supplements, handbooks, operational plans and guides pertaining to interagency dispatching and intelligence operations.
    • Implements the collection of daily incident situation reports, consolidation of reports and preparation of the GACC incident situation report. Carry out open source research to enhance and identify potential lines for follow-up.
    • Disseminates reports to cooperating agencies and maintains continual provision of intelligence through verbal and written communications. The ability to carry out routine data cleansing.
    • Reports on results of complex testing procedures and records new procedures. Summarizes data, prepares charts, graphs, statistical tables, and memoranda of findings and recommendations.
    • Solves nonstandard technical problems requiring the use of specialized, complicated techniques involving interpreting indices, fuel conditions, current and forecasted weather patterns, and historical fire occurrence levels.
    • Assists in the development of Intelligence Section planning documents, including operating plans, public affairs plans, communication plans and related sections in the Area Mobilization Guide.
    • Prepares daily briefings to include information on large, multiple or complex incidents, resource availability, fuels analysis forecasts, and other significant or major events.
    • Sets priorities and directs the movement of personnel, equipment, supplies, and aircraft to respond to wildland fires.
    • Dispatches and/or orders aircraft for emergency situations, issues flight plans and performs aircraft flight following to ensure safe arrival.
    • Maintains daily records on the availability of Forest, Regional, and National Fire control resources for anticipated and unanticipated fire needs. Develops and maintains a unit mobilization plan and complex dispatch operating plans and guides.
    • Prepares and implements fire management plans governing the supply and use of resources such as smokejumpers, food and supplies, and fire retardant.
    • Participates in the development of recurring and special regional fire wildland and law enforcement and other incident reports (i.e., annual fire narratives, aircraft use report)
    • Schedules air transportation for personnel, equipment, and supplies. Integrates proper law enforcement dispatching, documentation and required security procedures into the overall operation of the communication center.
    • Represents the Forest Service, as delegated, in meetings with Federal, state and local agencies for the purpose of planning response. Participate in meetings and training as required.
    • Assures that current resource availability and use information is exchanged, daily, with the appropriate Geographic Area Coordination Center, adjoining forests, state, and local agencies.
    • To liaise and maintain effective working relationships with external agencies including CALFIRE, National Park Service, BLM, BIA, Fish and Wildlife Service and other relevant organizations in relation to all risk information.
    • To conduct ongoing monitoring of sources of information (e.g. media reporting, social networks, specific websites) about all-risk activity relevant to SouthOps interests and objectives.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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