Fire Management Specialist III

Recruitment #200904-UNCJ-04

Introduction



Location
: Oklahoma City

Community Fire Assistance Program

Basic Purpose:
This is the management level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities involving the planning, organization and development of certain aspects of the Forestry Division.  Fire Management program. In this role the incumbent will oversee mitigation programs including but not limited to Community Wildfire Protection Planning, Fire wise USA recognition, Hazard Mitigation Cost-Sharing and all other mitigation programs/projects managed by Oklahoma Forestry Services (FORESTRY SERVICES).  The incumbent will also be responsible for various tasks such as budget development, grant preparation, annual work planning and overall administration of the Fire Management Program.  In addition, this position will require participation on the FORESTRY SERVICES Incident management Team, operational support during wildfire suppression activities and NWCG wildland fire training responsibilities. 

Typical Functions:
-  Serves as manager of all aspects of Forestry Services Wildfire Mitigation Programs and Projects.
-  Attend county fire chief association meetings to promote Forestry Services mitigation programs and opportunities.
-  Assist communities with the development and administration of Forestry Services mitigation programs.
-  Serve as a technical advisor on wildfire hazard mitigation projects when requested by communities.
-  Annually submit a Landscape Scale Restoration project grant funding proposal involving fuels mitigation.
-  When requested, give presentations on related Forestry Services programs and services.
-  Assist with development and administration of the wildfire hazard mitigation program budget and grants.
-  Develop wildfire hazard mitigation brochures, Public Service Announcements, website materials and social media campaigns with help from the Forestry Services communications staff.
-  Frequently visit fire departments across the state to stay abreast of potential wildfire hazard mitigation issues/opportunities.
-  Coordinate and communicate program availability and updates to the Forestry Services-contracted Rural Fire Coordinators.
-  Assist with support of other Fire Management programs as directed.
-  During periods of high fire danger, follows actions outlined in the Fire Procedures Manual.  Serve in initial attack and extended attack support functions as directed by HQ staff.
-  Compile, complete, and submit administrative reports.  For example:
-  Time and Leave Records are entered electronically into the State of Oklahoma personnel time and leave system.
-  Submit monthly Fleet Management Reports.
-  Submit monthly program information to the OKC Headquarters office for the Forestry Division report to the State Board of Agriculture.
-  Submit yearly report to the USDA Forest Service regarding the accomplishments in the Community Wildfire Protection Program.
-  Submit Purchase Card record to OKC Headquarters for payment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities necessary for success in this position include, but are not limited to:
knowledge of Oklahoma. At-Risk communities, wildland fuels/topography, and application of the Incident Command System; of business mathematics and English. Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with communities, fire departments and cooperating agencies; to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to speak effectively before groups; and to follow written and oral instructions. Knowledge is required of the methods, techniques, tools and equipment used for hazardous fuels mitigation; of report-writing and record-keeping; and of long-range planning. Applicant must possess or be able to acquire the knowledge, ability, and skills of utilizing web-based data applications and manipulation of internet web sites.  Ability is required to establish realistic direction for the program assigned in consultation with higher-level administrators.

Education/Experience:
requirements at this level consist of a minimum of ten years work in the fire service as an officer or administrative position.  Working knowledge of wildland fire fuels, hazard mitigation techniques, wildfire suppression, prescribed burning and communities-at-risk is critical to the success of the program.  Experience using the Incident Command System to organize and manage both emergency and non-emergency incidents. 

Special Requirements:
-  Applicant must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position.
-  Applicant must be willing to work hours other than on regular shifts during emergency situations.
-  Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver license at time of employment.
-  While performing the duties of this job, the employees are frequently required to stand, walk and reach; and talk and hear.  Routinely, employees are required to sit; to manipulate or feel objects, tools or controls; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.