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District/Zone Assistant Fire Management Officer

Company name
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Location
Steamboat Springs, CO

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Summary

The incumbent serves in a key fire management position in a field fire management organization as a Wildland Fire Operations Specialist (ADFMO). The primary purpose of this position is to provide operational oversight and planning of wildland fire suppression activities, and specialized expertise in assigned zone/area.

This position is locate in the Rocky Mountain Region, R2, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and will serve as the Zone AFMO for the South Zone Fire Organization. One (1) position will be filled from this announcement in one of the following duty location: Steamboat Springs, CO; Walden, CO; or Yampa, CO. The official duty location will be determined at the time of selection.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Kevin Thompson at 970-638-4170 or by email at kkthompson@fs.fed.us

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Responsibilities

Provides oversight during initial and extended attack fires, directs fireline activities and tactics of dispersed firefighters, resources, equipment, and aircraft. Utilizes wildland fire behavior knowledge and firefighting experience and assigns missions to ground and aviation wildland fire suppression resources. Provides protection for life, property and resources. Selects strategies and tactics to ensure safe operations for assigned resources.

Provides technical and administrative supervision to the unit(s). Responsible for the on-the-job safety and health of all employees supervised.

Performs, and supervises employees in: fire prevention, preparedness, detection, resource rehabilitation, mobilization, prescribed fire, aviation operations, and training programs. Ensures preparedness of wildland fire suppression equipment and personnel. Performs, and supervises employees in: fire prevention, preparedness, detection, resource rehabilitation, mobilization, prescribed fire, aviation operations, and training programs. Ensures preparedness of wildland fire suppression equipment and personnel.

Coordinates with dispatch office regarding current fire behavior and fire conditions, release of resources, and other logistical considerations.

Assists in developing and revising interagency annual operating plans, annual budget requests, the fire management plan and operating procedures pertaining to wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire.

Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned. Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Travel Required

25% or less - Overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

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we are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. We have an elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization. Our experts provide technical and financial help to state and local government agencies, businesses, private landowners and work government-to-government with tribes to help protect and manage non-federal forest and associated range and watershed lands. We augment our work through partnerships with public and private agencies that help us plant trees, improve trails, educate the public, and improve conditions in wildland/urban interfaces and rural areas, just to name a few. Our team also promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation internationally. Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the mission of the Forest Service: "to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run." Meet the Forest Service Our Organization What we believe Our numbers Our history Strategic Plan

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