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Current Jobs

3 vacancies in the following locations:

  • Folkston, GA
  • Sudbury, MA
  • Burbank, WA

Wildland Fire Suppression:

  • Provides oversight during initial and extended attack fires, directs fireline activities and tactics of dispersed firefighters, resources, equipment, and aircraft.
  • Provides for follow-up actions to safely and effectively manage wildland fires.
  • Assigns missions to ground and aviation wildland fire suppression resources. Makes efficient and effective use of multiple types of interagency wildland fire suppression resources with varying capabilities. Ensures common communications for interagency resources. Monitors weather and fire behavior, and communicates changes to strategy and tactics. Transfers command to an upper level Incident Management Team as necessary.
  • Provides protection for life, property and resources. Selects strategies and tactics to ensure safe operations for assigned resources. Recognizes potential hazardous situations and provides operational briefings. Initiates contacts with federal, state, and/or local law enforcement personnel as necessary to close roads, evacuate structures, and deal with the public.
  • Coordinates with dispatch office regarding current fire behavior and fire conditions, release of resources, and other logistical considerations.
  • Responsible for the development of incident objectives and strategies and tactics, to provide for safe operations and cost effective incident management.
  • Conducts After Action Reviews and makes adjustments or implements corrective actions.
  • Serves as the lead for local level preparedness reviews. May serve as a subject matter expert for State and national level preparedness reviews.
  • Responsible for ensuring that required documentation is completed and submitted by subordinates. Conducts audits, reviews and approves fire reports completed by others. Initiates cost share agreements for payment of expenses associated with individual incidents.
  • May manage national wildland fire support resources (e.g., lnteragency Hotshot Crews, aviation assets, or other types of specialized modules).

Non-Suppression Operations:

  • Performs, and supervises employees in a variety of fire management positions such as: fire prevention, preparedness, detection, resource rehabilitation, mobilization, prescribed fire, aviation operations, and training programs.
  • Ensures preparedness of wildland fire suppression equipment and personnel. Serves on preparedness review teams.
  • Responsible for fire caches; maintains inventory and accountable property; positions equipment and personnel for the most efficient response; evaluates equipment and personnel needs; and develops and prioritizes equipment and personnel funding requests. May be responsible for subunit caches as appropriate.
  • Conducts field reconnaissance of proposed prescribed burn units, makes recommendations on appropriate treatment techniques for meeting management objectives, drafts prescribed burn plans to meet those objectives and implements approved prescribed burn plans. Performs post-burn evaluation and completes documentation.
  • Develops and revises interagency annual operating plans, annual budget requests, the fire management plan and operating procedures pertaining to preparedness, wildland fire suppression, and prescribed fire.
  • Assists in wildland fire management planning, coordination and implementation including, but not limited to, fire assistance program coordination, interdisciplinary team participation, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other compliance document preparation, contracting, fire rehabilitation planning, and fire mitigation measures.
  • Provides oversight and management for fire facilities within the zone/area. Assists in managing the budget for facility maintenance, supplies, and equipment. Requests long- and short-term funding for wildland fire facility maintenance and improvements.
  • Coordinates wildland fire and aviation related training courses and serves as a lead instructor for 300-400 level courses at the local, regional and interagency levels. Coordinates wildland fire training needs for unit personnel and submits training nominations. Develops and delivers specific training for unique unit issues.
  • May serve as the unit training officer.
  • Responsible for hiring of seasonal employees, employee onboarding off boarding, and remedial HR actions.
  • Reviews and approves fire reports. Conducts audits of reports entered by subordinates.
  • May serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and may be responsible for the preparation of contract specifications and performance measures.
  • May serve as the agency fire management representative at local cooperator meetings in the absence of the Fire Management Office or Assistant Fire Management Officer.

Deadline: Apr 16, 2021

Summary:

The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Current students who are scheduled to graduate within nine months may also apply to these positions. However, these students cannot be appointed until after graduation and the official degree has been awarded and conferred.

Responsibilities:

  • As a trainee, performs duties which are designed to orient the employee in the application of academic theories and basic natural resources principles to a variety of work situations.
  • Assignments may be similar to those assigned to nonprofessional employees, but such tasks are primarily for training purposes, or to relieve higher grade specialists of routine work.
  • Receives formal and on-the-job instructions and training to familiarize functions and operations of the organization and to provide experience in the practical application of natural resources principles, theories, methods, techniques and practices.
  • Inspects recreation sites and assists with the development of a wide range of recreation and trail plans and permits.
  • Participates in the development of environmental assessments and/or impact statements to formulate natural resource management recommendations and/or conclusions.
  • Applies geospatial technology to work performed in support of a natural resource management organization.
  • Collects and analyzes biological data pertaining to natural resources and environmental program activities.
  • Performs assigned phases of fire management, including serving as a member of a fire suppression crew.
  • Participates in assigned phases of unit administration such as budgeting and personnel management.
  • Drafts, reviews, and publishes natural resource plans, reports, compliance documents, evaluations and inspections.

Deadline: Apr 12, 2021

Summary:

The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Current students who are scheduled to graduate within nine months may also apply to these positions. However, these students cannot be appointed until after graduation and the official degree has been awarded and conferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of routine and frequently complex tasks involving techniques and practices relating to natural resources management programs, (i.e., timber and silviculture, recreation, wildlife, range, and fire and fuels management).
  • Completes variety of complex and recurring technical duties individually or as a crew member or leader, in support of the unit's various natural resource management program areas.
  • Uses hand and power tools such as ax, shovel, pulaski, fire rake, injector and/or chainsaw in order to effectively perform duties in fire, timber, recreation and other related forestry areas.
  • Compiles and summarizes the vegetation types obtained from ground surveys including forest health monitoring, biological evaluations, and range surveys.
  • Makes group and individual contacts in providing forest recreation information and answering questions about recreation management on the unit.
  • Notifies visitors of violations and potential violations.

Deadline: Apr 12, 2021

Summary:

The Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. This Student Trainee position will be filled as an Intern appointment. The appointment is indefinite and is expected to last for the duration of the student's academic attendance.

Responsibilities:

  • Receives training in the principles, concepts, work processes, and regulations of one or more functional areas of Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences.
  • Work assignments are usually clear-cut and designed to provide experience in a variety of activities.
  • On a scheduled basis, following the Pathways Participant Agreement, receives assignments in various Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences functions to gain an understanding of the various program concepts and operations.
  • Develop an understanding of the total mission as well as organizational/functional interrelationships.
  • Develop a foundation for more specialized application of knowledge gained from on-the-job training assignments.
  • Receives formal and on-the-job training in OPM, Department of Agriculture and Forest Service policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Is instructed on the use of personal computers, and file and data management.
  • As training advances and proficiency is demonstrated, work assignment are increasingly more demanding, and are designed to provide experience in a variety of activities.

Deadline: Apr 12, 2021

In cooperation with the National Park Service Yosemite National Park (YOSE), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting an Invasive Plant Early Detection and Rapid Response Crew Member who will work in the Invasive Plant Program at Yosemite National Park. The main duties of this position will be to survey for and treat invasive plants in recently burned areas in Yosemite National Park. The incumbent will work under the direction of a crew lead, and will be supervised by the Invasive Plant Program Manager within the Division of Resource Management and Science in the Branch of Vegetation and Ecological Restoration at Yosemite National Park.

Contract Timeline: 28-week appointment, starting May 10th, 2021 (after successful completion of DOI Background Investigation) to November 18th, 2021

Location: Yosemite National Park, CA
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