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    *** This announcement closing date has been extended. ***

    These are career/career-conditional permanent full time positions. One position is located in Shenandoah NP (SHEN) and one position is located in Delaware Water Gap NRA (DEWA). This position serves as the Assistant Fire Management Officer (AFMO).

    Salary:
    SHEN - Luray, VA - $64,649 - 84,049
    DEWA - Bushkill, PA - $74,702 - 97,118

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    Responsibilities

    The primary purpose of the position is to serve as a technical expert in fire and aviation management, providing a comprehensive knowledge of resource and ecosystem management, fire suppression, prescribed fire, and aviation management. Required to remain abreast of the latest scientific, technological advances in the fire sciences and apply them in planning and directing fire management program activities. Completes discrete phases of fire and aviation management plans; reviews and provides input into preparedness and operating plans related to wildland fire management; ensures the fuels management program is consistent with ecosystem management principles and land use plans; identify and evaluate the implications of the fuels management program on air quality standards and mitigation guidance; briefs internal and external managers on fire program issues/activities; develops and oversees the implementation of interagency fire prevention plans and operations.

    Physical Demands: Normally the work is sedentary but often requires physical exertion while overseeing fire suppression activities including walking over rough, steep, uneven terrain in all types of weather. The incumbent is faced with emergency situations at all hours and must respond quickly. The position may require long shifts or multi-day assignments under primitive living conditions during emergencies. During the fire season, extended fire assignments away from the unit may be required under very stressful conditions.

    Working Conditions: Although work is generally performed in an office setting, field work involves exposure to temperature extremes, both from weather and fire conditions where falling trees and the presence of smoke and/or dust can create hazardous conditions. Fire suppression work requires that protective clothing be worn during fire assignments. A variety of safety practices and precautions must be exercised.

    POSITION LOCATION: Luray, VA. Shenandoah National Park is located in Virginia, approximately 90 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. The park consists of approximately 197,000 acres of land, including 80,000 acres designated as wilderness. It also contains 105 miles of Skyline Drive and 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Annual visitation is around 1.3 million, which has direct and extensive economic impact on the surrounding area (eight counties and nine municipalities).

    The Fire Management Program at Shenandoah NP is a diverse and complex program that manages fire and fuels through prescribed fire, manual/mechanical thinning, and fire suppression. The fire program staff at Shenandoah is responsible for providing program direction and wildland fire subject matter expertise to 18 additional National Park Service units throughout Virginia and southern Maryland (Mountains to the Sea Zone). The Fire Management program is supervised by a Fire Management Officer and an Assistant Fire Management Officer. The staff also includes two permanent full time Forestry Technicians, a career seasonal Forestry Technician, a Fire Program Management Assistant, and 3-5 temporary "seasonal" Forestry Technicians. The Mountains to the Sea Zone has a robust and highly skilled workforce of collateral duty firefighters that actively participate in fire management projects and incident response.

    POSITION LOCATION: Bushkill, PA. Located in the Pocono Mountains, just 80 miles west of New York City and 100 miles north of Philadelphia, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area attracts over 45-million visitors each year. The 70,000-acre park also includes 26 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Nearby towns of Stroudsburg, PA, Port Jervis, NY, and Newton, NJ provide all services, including K-12 school, college, medical services and other community needs. Additionally, several smaller communities are adjacent to the park. Summers and winters are generally mild with average summer temperatures about 80 degrees, with some humidity, and average winter temperatures about 30 degrees. Housing in nearby communities is available for both purchase and renting. Visit the park website at www.nps.gov/dewa

    The Mid Atlantic Zone Fire Management Program at Delaware Water Gap is a diverse and complex program that manages fire and fuels through prescribed fire, manual/mechanical thinning, and fire suppression. The fire program staff is responsible for providing program direction and wildland fire subject matter expertise to National Park Service units throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. The Fire Management program is supervised by a Fire Management Officer and an Assistant Fire Management Officer. The staff also includes two permanent full time Forestry Technicians, a career seasonal Forestry Technician, a Fire Program Management Assistant, and 3-5 temporary "seasonal" Forestry Technicians.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/606916200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.