Duties Summary

The incumbent serves in a key fire management position in a field fire management organization as a Wildland Fire Operations Specialist (ADFMO). The primary purpose of this position is to provide operational oversight and planning of wildland fire suppression activities, and specialized expertise in assigned zone/area.

Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates applications are due for these locations can be found on the Forest Service website

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Responsibilities

  • Provides oversight during initial and extended attack fires, directs fireline activities and tactics of dispersed firefighters, resources, equipment, and aircraft.
  • Utilizes wildland fire behavior knowledge and firefighting experience and assigns missions to ground and aviation wildland fire suppression resources.
  • Performs and supervises employees in fire prevention, preparedness, detection, resource rehabilitation, mobilization, prescribed fire, aviation operations, and training programs.
  • Ensures preparedness of wildland fire suppression equipment and personnel.
  • Coordinates with dispatch office regarding current fire behavior and fire conditions, release of resources, and other logistical considerations.
  • Assists in developing and revising interagency annual operating plans, annual budget requests, the fire management plan and operating procedures pertaining to wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire.
  • Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical 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.

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