The Rocky Mountain Region of the USDA Forest Service will be advertising a GS-1301-11/12 Regional Smoke Management Coordinator position. This is a full-time position with an annual salary range between $87,491 and $113,743 (OPM 2022 Rates: GS12, step 1 – step 10, Denver COLA rates). Relocation incentive may be offered for this position pending the results of this outreach notice. Duty station location will depend on responses to this outreach.
The vacancy announcement for this position will be posted on the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities at www.usajobs.gov. Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply to the vacancy announcement on the USAJOBS.gov website by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Referral lists for this position will be issued to the selecting official upon closing of the vacancy announcement. All applicants found qualified, and in the quality group will be referred for consideration.
This position will serve as the technical smoke management specialist providing assistance and advice for the National Forests of the USFS Rocky Mountain Region (Region 2). This is a non-supervisory position and will coordinate with Regional staff (Hazardous Fuels and Air Quality Program Managers) and the Washington Office Smoke Management Lead.
Major duties include:
This position will support Forests in Region 2 with all aspects of smoke management, smoke permitting and smoke monitoring (deployment of smoke monitoring equipment, data analysis and report writing). This position will work closely with the Regional Hazardous Fuels and Air Quality programs and assist with NEPA as needed. This position will also serve as a liaison with the state permitting authorities and EPA and represent the Rocky Mountain Region on interagency committees and training cadre. This position will also assist the Regional Incident Decision Support Team with issues related to smoke/air quality management for wildland and prescribed fire incidents. This position may also work with and/or support the National Smoke Management Cache manager located at the Rocky Mountain Fire Cache in Lakewood, CO. Support may consist of maintaining smoke monitors and/or assisting in the processing of smoke monitor orders for incident support. Some field work (less than 25%) may be required in support of monitoring and smoke management activities.
THE DUTY STATION
Duty station location (Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Lakewood, Colorado or location negotiable within Region 2 at a Forest Service hosted Duty Station upon selection) will also depend on the outreach responses received. The Rocky Mountain Region manages resources and activities across more than 22 million acres of forest and grassland in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. There are a total of 17 National Forests, 7 National Grassland units and 52 ranger districts. The Region employs over 1,600 permanent employees.