An initial cut-off date of June 30, 2021, 11:59 pm (EST), has been established to review and refer the first group of qualified applicants. If no selection is made from the first cut-off list, applications thereafter will be pulled with cut-off dates being the last day of the month for employment consideration.Learn more about this agency
The announcement is scheduled to close on December 15, 2021, but may close sooner if selections can be made from earlier cut-off dates.
These positions are located in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve (Fairbanks, Alaska) and Denali National Park and Preserve (Denali Park, Alaska) in the Fire Management Divisions. See the "how to apply" section for "area information."
Fairbanks: Eastern Area Fire Management provides fire management and aviation services as a jurisdictional agency representing Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. Eastern Area parks average approximately 27,000 acres burned annually.
Denali: Western Area Fire Management provides fire management and aviation services as a jurisdictional agency representing Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Denali National Park & Preserve, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve and Western Arctic National Parklands (Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Kobuk Valley National Park and Noatak National Preserve). Western Area parks average approximately 40,000 acres burned annually.
- Manage a unit fuels management program. Assist the Assistant Fire Management Officer (AFMO) in the development of mid and long-terms programs of work which supports the units land and resources management plan alternatives. Develop and analyze fuels treatment alternatives to support management decisions while adhering to applicable laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines. Evaluate individual fuels treatments as well as the effectiveness of the assigned program and make recommendations for improvement.
- Coordinate with the next higher organization level, other agencies, cooperators, and stakeholders to develop interagency fuels treatment strategies. Represent the organization in multi-agency fuels management activities.
- Provide assistance to other resource program managers on the use of wildland fire to enhance, restore and protect ecosystems. Design fuels management prescriptions and implementation plans which support land management outcomes. Provide advice and guidance for implementing prescribed fire monitoring to include fire weather, fire behavior, smoke monitoring and fire effects.
- Participate in the development, review, and modification of the fire management plan. Develops, reviews, and monitors fuels management plans. Works closely with other resource specialists to integrate vegetation management concepts into fuels management projects.
- Prepares wildfire response risk assessments incorporating wildland/urban interface considerations into agreements, operating plans, and land and fire management plans, to ensure that interface areas are considered and state, tribal, and local responsibilities are defined.
- Plans, implements, and participates in prescribed fire activities, wildfire response, and fuels management activities to ensure management objectives are achieved, and mitigation measures are adequate. Monitors fire behavior, evaluates fire effects, identifies potential problems, and takes appropriate action.
- Exercises the minimum supervisory authorities and responsibilities 20% of the time to a fuels module/staff that range in size and duration.
- Plans and directs overall work to be accomplished by employees, sets, and adjusts priorities, and prepares schedule for completion of work. Finds ways to improve production or increase the quality of work directed. Provides leadership, allocates resources, and implements activities to accomplish DOI's multicultural organization and Equal Opportunity requirements, goals, policies, and objectives.
- Participate in the development and implementation of multiple resource objectives. Develop and analyze fuels treatment alternatives to support management decisions.
- Provide for crew safety and welfare and implement a training program in compliance with applicable requirements. Ensure work conditions conform to DOI and NPS safety programs. Identify and correct job safety and health hazards, instruct employees on safety requirements or assignments, reviews and reports lost incidents in accordance with agency and OWCP regulations. Identify corrective measures for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act standards in the workplace.
- Coordinate program activities with various neighboring federal, state, tribal, and local government entities/agencies.
- Serve on various interagency committees, teams, and work groups dealing with specific local, geographic, or national fire management issues.
- Provide technical expertise for fire operations, fuels project planning and implementation, instruct fire and aviation related courses as qualified, and performs other duties as assigned.
- Maintain awareness of technological developments in wildland fire science and related disciplines.
For questions regarding the duties of this position, please call Brian Mork, Assistant Fire Management Officer at 907-455-0651 for Fairbanks and Keith Mitchell, Assistant Fire Management Officer at 907-683-9549 for Denali Park.
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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