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    Summary

    This position is located with State & Private Forestry - Fire & Aviation Management Unit.

    Incumbent participates in the development and evaluation of programs. Incumbent should posses knowledge of resource program views, goals, and philosophy as well as policies of the Chief, and the Department of Agriculture that impact the mission and responsibilities of the program area.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Gwen Beavans at gwen.beavans@usda.gov

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    Responsibilities

    • Use science-based methods and research to conduct a variety of one-time studies, inquiries, and the like, requiring an intensive analysis of problems, issues or controversies pertaining to functions, programs, policies of the resource program.
    • Conduct analysis and research necessary to carry out important assignments. Assure appropriate coordination with senior policy and program officials within agencies or organizations, as applicable.
    • Serve as a national program manager and subject matter expert on effective community wildfire mitigation and related policy on Wildland Urban Interface issues, fire adapted community concepts as well as community wildfire mitigation best practices.
    • Review National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training courses for accuracy and provide technical expertise in creating new courses as well as creating course revisions.
    • Responsible for the complete and thorough development of background information, supporting documentation and evaluation including a report with conclusions and recommendations to serve in decision making.
    • Make decisions on scope of work, benchmarks, and modifications, ensuring that the work accomplished is in keeping with the intent of the contract or agreement. Monitors success of partnerships and recommends adjustments if needed.
    • Maintain partners with other federal and state agencies and tribal governments to coordinate research efforts.
    • Maintain close liaison and working relationships with staff assistants and officials of the Forest Service to monitor success of partnerships and recommends adjustments if needed.
    • Represent the program at meetings and other working groups to convey the Director?s views as appropriate and summarize the nature and status of the issue(s) under discussion in addition to gaining program support.
    • Manage multimillion-dollar budgets following Forest Service budget management policies associated with program work.
    • Receive, screen, and prepare replies to various forms of communications of an official and/or personal nature addressed to the Director or Chief of the U.S. Forest Service.
    • Evaluate and adapts communications dealing with broad-scope subject matter and respond professionally and accurately.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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