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Supervisory Forestry Technician (Hotshot)

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Company: United States Department of Agriculture

Location: Unicoi, TN

Date Posted: October 1, 2013

Source: United States Department Of Agriculture

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

This position serves as the Superintendent of an Interagency Hotshot Crew. The primary responsibility of the incumbent is the leadership of an effective fire suppression resource.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number OCR14-462-IHCSUPT-9G.

PERMANENT OPEN CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT: This is a continuously open vacancy announcement for one or more locations throughout the Forest Service. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs. These are permanent positions with varying tours of duty and may ...

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

This position serves as the Superintendent of an Interagency Hotshot Crew. The primary responsibility of the incumbent is the leadership of an effective fire suppression resource.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number OCR14-462-IHCSUPT-9G.

PERMANENT OPEN CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT: This is a continuously open vacancy announcement for one or more locations throughout the Forest Service. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs. These are permanent positions with varying tours of duty and may include weekend work. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time (guaranteed minimum 13 pay period's full-time employment). Positions may be filled as career ladders or could be filled at the full performance level dependent upon the individual unit's needs. To ensure continued interest and availability, applicants will be notified via e-mail reminding them to re-certify their application every 60 days. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age upon appointment. Some positions have other conditions of employment not specified in this announcement. Applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made.

This position has been identified under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) and is subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide when filling this vacancy. IFPM selective placement factors are made up of a primary and secondary National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) core Incident Management Qualifications and Required Training. The applicant must possess these qualifications to be considered eligible for this position. For further information: http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov...

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

Serves as Superintendent of an organized, highly skilled 20 person Hotshot Crew, a national resource for wildland fire suppression activities. Performs various technical duties that involve differing and unrelated processes and methods, shifting frequently from one technical assignment to other, substantially different tasks. Ensures assigned personnel consistently meet fire readiness standards.

The incumbent is responsible for making on-site evaluations of conditions, making tactical decisions, and determining appropriate responses. Recognizes, responds to, and communicates changes in predicted weather and fire behavior, topography and fuel types, and adapts planned strategies and tactics to identify and relocate firelines, escape routes and safety zones.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans and schedules on-going workload assignments. Sets and adjusts work to be accomplished by subordinates; adjusts program and project priorities; and prepares schedules for work completion. Assigns work to subordinate staff based on priorities, with consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.

Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical capabilities. Performs other duties as assigned.

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