Thursday , February 2 2023

Forest Fire Management Officer – Forest Ranger Jobs in Hot Springs, AR

Website U.S. Forest Service

Job Description:

This type of announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur. Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordinating the accomplishment of the unit’s fire management activities, program direction, coordination, and evaluation of the fully integrated fire management program.
  • Ensure field inspections are conducted before and after wildland and prescribed fire to ensure objectives are met.
  • Direct and supervise all phases of budget management to assure balance in the organization at varying levels of funding, and initiates changes as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and provide technology transfer of new and current research data to forest programs. Identify the need for research studies related to fire and aviation management issues.
  • Serve as a member of the Forest/Grassland Leadership Team, which is responsible for the coordination and development of overall long-range forest planning.
  • Provide leadership in the fire safety program in a doctrinal principles based approach. Ensure that adequate review, analysis and reporting are completed after incidents/accidents/near miss incidents.
  • Provide advice and counsel to line officers to ensure certified personnel are ready for duty.
  • Provide leadership, coordination and direction in the formulation of standards, methods, and guides for aviation management program elements.
  • Provide advice and guidance in the adaptation of policies and standards received from higher authorities to local conditions.
  • Perform program oversight by working with the districts, region and other forest program personnel in order to develop policies, establish long and short-term objectives, resolve issues, and share/coordinate resources.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required.
  • Must pass the Work Capacity Test for certain Interagency Fire Program Management or Fire Program Management positions.
  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • 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.
  • Willing to live/work in remote locations (volatile/unpredictable).

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Forest Service

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Hot Springs, AR, US

Job Category: Government

Application Deadline: N/A

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