Fire Management Specialist (Fire Planner) – Department of the Interior


These positions are located in the Pacific West Regional Office of the National Park Service in the Branch of Wildland Fire and Aviation Management which provides wildland fire management services for the National Park Service. Two remote positions are available.

This is a term position (more than 1 year) with an initial appointment expecting to last at least 13 months but may be extended up to a total of four years. Term positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service.
Coordinates with the park compliance coordinator(s) to ensure these plans are consistent with land and resource management plans (L/RMPs), laws, policies, regulations, and environmental mandates (e.g., National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Air Act, National Historic Preservation Act, etc.).
  • Presents technical information and complex issues coherently and concisely that is understandable to a variety of audiences.
  • Provides technical advice in the implementation of fire management plans and supporting plans (e.g., prescribed fire, fire danger or prevention plans) and applications (e.g., decision support tools, wildland fire reporting,).
  • Coordinates the collection, review, retention, and appropriate record-keeping for documents related to fire management plans.
  • Coordinates fire planning-related agreements between park fire programs and cooperating agencies and organizations.
  • Reviews fire management data for adequacy, appropriateness, and accuracy.
  • Ensures fire management plan updates are timely, accurate, and defensible within established standards.
  • Provides guidance to field units on data collection and evaluation of fire hazard, fuels, historic fire occurrence, fire effects, climatology, and weather conditions.
  • Serves as the subject matter expert for wildland fire decision support tools and programs.
  • Schedules and conducts formal and informal training and serves as instructor and/or coach at the unit or zone level.
  • Provides unit technical advice for short- and long-term strategic fire management planning, assessments, and interagency and/or unit fire management plans.

Salary in this vacancy announcement represents the Rest of US Salary for GS employees. Your salary will be adjusted based on your duty location at selection. For more information, please click here.


Conditions of Employment:

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
  • You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver’s license is required.
  • You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
  • Subject to frequent extended travel 10 particularly during fire season, and you must obtain a government charge card for travel.

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