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- Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-08 level.
- Plans, coordinates, and directs helitack crews in support of fire suppression. Applies technical methods and procedures. Manages complex aviation operations. Manages permanent and temporary helibases. Responsible for helicopter safety and compliance.
- Ensures safety and welfare for all assigned personnel. Provides leadership and direction to firefighters. Completes fire line safety and tactical briefings, fire size-up, fire reports and fire personnel performance evaluations.
- Serves as an Incident Commander, managing resources that vary from single resource to multiple resource task forces or strike teams. May serve as helicopter rappel spotter.
- Prioritizes attack sequence in multiple fire situations. Coordinates and provides direction for aviation assets.
- Supervises the helicopter module personnel. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations, evaluates employee performance, provides advice and counsel to workers, affects disciplinary measures as appropriate.
- Supervises complex aviation operations, providing direction and oversight to pilots, firefighters, and aviation personnel. Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO).
- Completes and maintains reports and records for aircraft use. Completes daily flight invoices and contract daily diaries. Signs for receipt of services and approves payments. Plans helicopter budget.
- Responsible for property tracking and use. Makes economic and program analyses of helicopter operations and advises managers of alternatives. Participates in Regional and National planning committees.
- Assists in the development of training techniques related to helicopters and helicopter firefighting for regional fire management program. Responsible for helicopter safety and compliance with policies and procedures.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel overnights on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position.
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