GS-0301-11/12 Fire Management Planning Specialist - US Forest Service

17 Feb 2017 12:12 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

The Pacific Southwest Region’s Fire and Aviation Management staff is currently in the process of outreach to assess interest in a permanent, fulltime GS-0301-11/12 Fire Management Planning Specialist. The duty location for this position is designated as Vallejo, CA; but dependent on the outreach response, may be located at any Forest Service location (virtual office location) within Region 5 (California) within the local commuting area of a Forest Service office. If you have further questions about the position, please contact acting Regional Fire and Aviation Management Director Chris Schow at 707-562-8925, or by email at

This position is establish within the Pacific Southwest Regional Fire and Aviation Management (FAM) staff as a planning specialist. The primary purpose of the position is to provide program management, leadership, coordination, and oversight in wildland fire planning. This position is responsible for implementing and assisting in the development of fire planning policies and procedures consistent with national level guidance and coordinating information between national, geographic area, fire planning units, and field units. Incumbent is a technical expert for the Regional Fire Planning Specialist, and provides oversight and coordination to national forests and grasslands within that region or area. 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 outreach notice is to determine an adequate candidate pool, and it is in effect from February 15 through March 1, 2017. If you are interested in this position, please complete the attached response form and return it to

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