Assistant Fire Management Officer, U.S. Forest Service

Cody, WY

Organization: U.S. Forest Service


  • Oversees and directs prescribed burning operations, hazardous fuel reduction projects, equipment/station maintenance, and supports Forest resource management projects.
  • Makes initial size-up of fire situations, analyzes fire behavior, assesses risk and determines suppression method, assists and/or directs tactical operations of multiple resources during initial and extended attack operations. May serve as acting FMO or Duty Officer on the Zone according to planning level.
  • Explains/Implements safety measures, work procedures, and performs applicable administrative duties.
  • Cooperates with a variety of partners, both internal and external.
  • Sets and plans preparedness measures by evaluating extended staffing needs, allocates daily projects in areas where lightning holdovers are probable.
  • Guides program in fire effects monitoring, and national fuel moisture database data collection and processing

Desired qualifications: This is an arduous position and the incumbent must be able to pass a work capacity test (pack test) at the arduous level as a condition of hire. This position is categorized as an Assistant Fire Management Officer for the GS 9 in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standards Guide and Forest Service Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) as designated by the Washington Office, Fire and Aviation Management. Minimum qualifications for the AFMO position are either Task Force Leader and ICT3 or RXB2 or Helibase Manager Type 1 and ICT3. The incumbent must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license.

Link to more information: See the full responsibilities and apply.

Application deadline: March 5, 2017