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Program Management Officer Duties: The candidate serves as a technical advisor in qualification and certification to the Forest Fire Management Officer and as administrator for Forest employee’s responder credentials. May serve as chairperson, technical expert, or committee member on qualifications standards and successional planning to the Forest Fire Qualifications Review Committee (FQRC). Provides oversight for Forest Fire Training staff programs which may include scheduling and prioritization of training courses for Forest employees, submitting training nominations for Forest employees, prioritization and tracking of Forest priority trainees, successional planning and education of Forest employees on training policies and procedures. Provide support in managing training in the Central West Zone. Provides program leadership and direction in fire management training for the Forest. The Forest Fire Training Center Manager schedules fire/fuels related trainings and meetings for the Tonto National Forest and may assist the Central West Zone which requires coordination with both internal and external partners. Responsible for evaluating the Forest’s multi resource fire management training needs and coordinates with cooperating agencies to meet these needs through the design and development of comprehensive fire management training curricula, courses, and materials. Coordinates budget development and advanced acquisition plan with other staff areas on the Forest. Requests additional funds if shortfalls are anticipated. Monitors the expenditure of funds to assure fiscal integrity and correct application of financial standards. Participates with program specialists in the development and integration of the overall program of work and in the formulation of policies and guidelines, development of long and short range objectives, establishment of priorities for training staff, development of plans and programs, budgeting of allotments and the integration of fire management and other staff activities.
Qualification and Experience
For GS-09: The candidate must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 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; 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 in providing fire related training; served as a subject matter expert during training course development; assisting in coordinating and scheduling of training courses; and/or monitoring a fire program budget.
For GS-11: The candidate must have 1 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; 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 include: Assisting in the preparation and development of training course content and format; developing and presenting wildland firefighting courses such as aviation, fire prevention, fire suppression, fuels management, and fire related aviation operations; monitoring training programs for worforce capability and capacity goals and identifying training objectives and course requirements; and/or assisting with coordinating work and preparing budget proposals to support training and workforce development programs.
Note: This job is open to certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
Application Deadline: March 19, 2018.
Announcement Number: 18-FIRE-R3-460141G-LRP. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more information.
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