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    • Plans, coordinates, and directs helitack crews in support of fire suppression including initial attack and on- going fires.
    • Independently manages complex helicopter operations.
    • Determines incident needs; orders personnel, equipment, and supplies; directs and monitors initial incident activities.
    • Completes and maintains reports and records for aircraft use.
    • Applies technical methods and procedures to perform a variety of duties relating to helitack operations to suppress wildland fires.
    • Serves as an Incident Commander, managing resources that vary from single resource to multiple resource task forces or strike teams.
    • Provides leadership and direction while on the incident by implementing tactics such as; direct and indirect fire line construction, hot spotting, backfiring, burnout, aerial ignition, water delivery systems, tree felling, and mop-up operations.
    • Responsible for completing fire line safety and tactical briefings, fire size-up, fire reports and fire personnel performance evaluations.
    • As Helicopter Manager, supervises the helicopter module on a regular and reoccurring basis while on and off the home unit.
    • Plans helicopter budget, including supplies, equipment, training, and personnel necessary for safe and efficient helicopter operation. Administers helicopter program budget and submits requisitions for supplies and materials.
    • Assists in the development of training techniques related to helicopters and helicopter firefighting duties for the regional fire management program.
    • Responsible for helicopter safety and compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
    • Supervises complex aviation operations, providing direction and oversight to pilots, firefighters, and aviation personnel.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel overnights on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/609458300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.