District/Zone Fire Management Officer

HelpDuties Summary
This position is located in the Eastern Region, Region 9, on the Huron-Manistee National Forest, as part of the Tawas (Huron Shores) and Milo Ranger Districts in Oscoda, MI or Mio, MI. The incumbent of this position serves as a Zone Fire Management Officer (ZFMO) and is responsible for coordinating and directing the following fire management programs: fire prevention, detection, and suppression operations. Develops fire control plans and documents including pre-suppression, prevention, detection, and suppression tactics and strategies.
For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Tony Martoglio at 989-739-0728 or email at tmartoglio@fs.fed.us
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The District/Zone Fire Management Officer coordinates complex operations with cooperating agencies on incidents during all phases of the fire, fuels and aviation management planning on the district/zone. Coordinates the development of short-range and long-range strategies for emergency incidents. Directs safe initial attack and extended attack suppression actions. Reviews and evaluates fuels and fire management plans and prescriptions to achieve ecosystem and resource management objectives. Serves as a member of the district/zone Leadership Team, which is responsible for coordinating and development of overall long-range planning. Participates in the development, utilization and integration of district/zone resources to accomplish Forest targets. Develops and reviews fire prevention plans to meet short/long term objectives. Coordinates and administers the district/zone fire and fuels management program, annual and out-year budget, and program of work. May serve as COR and prepare contract specifications. Coordinates program activities with federal, state, tribal, and local government entities/agencies.
Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.
Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical capabilities and other duties as assigned.
Duties listed are at the full performance level.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
Who May ApplyThis job is open to?
Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA, VRA, and reinstatement eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; certain Military Spouses; and those eligible for other Hiring Authorities.
Questions? This job is open to 7 groups.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required.
Must meet FS-FPM qualifications.
Secondary firefighter retirement covered position.
Position requires a Work Capacity Test (WCT).
Subject to negative drug test prior to entrance on duty.
Must be 18 years of age.
May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.
Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period (unless prior service is creditable). New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required new supervisory training program before the end of their probationary period.
DRUG TESTING: This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). Selectee must submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random testing thereafter. Final appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results for illegal drug use.
WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for certain Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) or Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) positions: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS, MODERATE, or LIGHT level is a condition of employment. The arduous, moderate, or light WCT is dependent on the incumbent's NWCG (National Wildfire Coordinating Group) incident management qualifications required for their IFPM or FS-FPM position. This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements.
Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asc_tos@fs.fed.us.
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level; master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., in a position-related field of forestry or natural resources management; or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Examples of specialized experience are: Assisting with a component of a wildland and/or prescribed fire management program; assisting in implementing a partial fire program budget taking into consideration changing priorities; assisting in implementing agreements with cooperators; establishing relationships with entities external to the organization regarding fire issues.
GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-09 grade level; or three years of graduate level education or a doctorate in a position-related field of forestry or natural resources management or combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: Managing a component of a wildland and/or prescribed fire management program; assisting in developing, coordinating and implementing a partial fire program budget; implementing agreements with cooperators and maintaining relationships with entities external to the organization regarding fire management program issues; managing strategies for a moderate to high complexity wildland fire suppression or prescribed fire organization utilizing agency policies, guidelines, and procedures.
A minimum 90 days experience performing on-the-line (Primary/Rigorous) wildland fire suppression duties as a member of an organized fire suppression crew or comparable unit that utilized knowledge of wildland fire suppression, containment or control techniques and practices under various conditions. This experience must be documented with specific dates in the online application or resume.
Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Task Force Leader (TFLD) -OR- Helicopter Manager Type 1 (HEB1).
Successfully completed the Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) -OR- Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2) if qualifying with TFLD.
Successfully completed the Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) if qualifying with HEB1.
Successfully completed the NWCG Course # M-581 Fire Program Management.
In order to be considered for this position, copies of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record (or equivalent training documents) which contain documented proof of the certification or attainment of the IFPM Selective Placement Factor for this position MUST be attached to your application. Currency Requirement: Required to maintain currency once hired into the position. Currency of NWCG qualifications is not required for selection. If not currently qualified, the applicant must provide documented evidence that they have been fully qualified in the past, and are able to regain currency within one year of being hired. Failure to provide this documentation will result in disqualification. Red cards are not acceptable documentation.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
See above for education qualifications.

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