The Rocky Mountain Region of the USDA Forest Service will soon be advertising a GS-0301-11/ 12 Regional Fire Training and Workforce Development Program Specialist position
to be located at the Regional Office in Golden, Colorado. This is a permanent, full-time position with an annual pay range between $50,287 and $78,355 (OPM 2013 Rates: GS 11 step 1 – GS 12 step 10). Relocation expenses are authorized for merit applicants. The Region covers National Forests and Grasslands within Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Kansas, and Nebraska.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, Contact by October 18: Bill Ott, R2 Safety, Fire and Aviation Management Deputy Director, email@example.com
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The incumbent is responsible for formulation and coordination of the planning, development, implementation, documentation, and delivery of the regional workforce development and training programs. Major duties include management, oversight, and coordination of the Regional training and workforce development programs and associated budgets. The position provides program leadership and direction in fire management training for the Region. Responsible for evaluating the Region’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. Monitors and tracks the development of training programs to achieve workforce capability and capacity goals. Develops strategies to meet future workforce skill needs and identifies associated training objectives, course requirements, timing, etc. Coordinate the development of annual program of work and budget proposals to support regional training and workforce development programs.
This is a covered secondary position description under the provisions of 5USC 8336 (c) and 8412 (d). Ninety (90) days of experience as a primary/rigorous firefighter or equivalent experience outside federal employment as a basic qualification requirement for this position. This position has been approved for Secondary Firefighter Retirement Coverage under CSRS and FERS by USDA on 8/2/2013.