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Forest Fire Management Officer

Company: Department Of Agriculture
Location: Sparks
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Job Description:

* Duties Help Duties Summary These positions will serve as a Forest Fire Management Officer (FFMO) responsible for providing leadership and program direction for the unit's fire and aviation management program. The duty station for these positions will be at one of the duty locations listed, final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Information on specific locations can be found on the Forest Service website. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities * Provides administrative supervision to a group of highly skilled subordinate fire program managers and specialists. * Provides leadership in the fire safety program in a doctrinal principles based approach. Serves as a member of the Forest Leadership Team, which is responsible for the coordination and development of overall long-range forest planning. * Provides technical advice, development of forest land management goals and objectives, including formulation of local policies and objectives. * Directs all aspects of the unit?s fire and aviation program. Strategizes and initiates effort to assure program continuity through recruitment, employee development and retention. * Performs program oversight by working with the districts, region and other forest program personnel. works with other staff areas to develop integrated work plans, and monitor and review subunit programs. * Coordinates the involvement of fire management input into the development of land management plans and analyses. Review and evaluate fire management plans for technical soundness and adequacy in accordance with regional and national policies. * Directs and supervises all phases of budget management to assure balance in the organization at varying levels of funding, and initiates changes as appropriate. * May serve as the Contracting Officers Representative (COR) on fire and aviation contracts for the forest. Coordinates, prioritizes and allocates funding for fire facilities, equipment needs and fleet. * Coordinates and negotiates the development of local annual operating plans to implement cooperative fire protection agreements with other federal, tribal, state and local agencies. * Provides advice and counsel to the line officers on the development of strategies and appropriate course of actions for all incidents consistent with direction in the Forest Plan and agency policies. * Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical capabilities and other duties as assigned. * Duties listed are at the full performance level. Travel Required 50% or less - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 13 * Job family (Series) 0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. * Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt. * Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check. * Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served. * Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution. * Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit * This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results. * Must pass the Work Capacity Test for certain Interagency Fire Program Management or Fire Program Management positions. * Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required. Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards. Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. Specialized Experience Requirement GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Managing a wildland and/or prescribed fire management program at a unit level. Developing, coordinating and implementing a partial fire program budget. Developing and implementing agreements with cooperators. Maintaining relationships with entities external to the organization regarding fire management program issues. GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Managing, directing and evaluating a fully integrated wildland and/or prescribed fire management program. Developing, coordinating and implementing a full fire program budget. Negotiating, managing and implementing agreements with cooperators. Forming and maintaining liaison with entities external to the organization, and speaking for the organization on fire management. Selective Placement Factors: * A minimum 90 days experience performing on-the-line (Primary/Rigorous) wildland fire suppression duties as a member of an organized fire suppression crew or comparable unit that utilized knowledge of wildland fire suppression, containment or control techniques and practices under various conditions. This experience must be documented with specific dates in the online application or resume. AND * Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Division Group Supervisor (DIVS) -AND- Successfully completed the Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) -OR- Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2) -AND- Successfully completed the NWCG Course # M-581 Fire Program Management. OR * Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Air Support Group Supervisor (ASGS) -AND-Successfully completed the Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) -AND-Successfully completed the NWCG Course # M-581 Fire Program Management. In order to be considered for this position, copies of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record (or equivalent training documents) which contain documented proof of the certification or attainment of the IFPM Selective Placement Factor for this position MUST be attached to your application. Currency Requirement: Required to maintain currency once hired into the position. Currency of NWCG qualifications is not required for selection. If not currently qualified, the applicant must provide documented evidence that they have been fully qualified in the past, and are able to regain currency within one year of being hired. Failure to provide this documentation will result in disqualification. WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for certain Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) or Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) positions: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS, MODERATE, or LIGHT level is a condition of employment. The arduous, moderate, or light WCT is dependent on the incumbent's NWCG (National Wildfire Coordinating Group) incident management qualifications required for their IFPM or FS-FPM position. This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements. TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. EducationSDL2017

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