wildland fire manager

Sanford Federal
NM, New Mexico, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jul 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Description

SANFORD Federal, Inc. (SANFORD) headquartered in Stafford, VA., is a premier, economically disadvantaged woman-owned Small Business that provides federal professional services, primarily engaged in providing advanced information technology, cyber security, management systems support, as well as business and infrastructure management services.

We are among the most innovative, respected, and ethical providers of technology solutions to the United States government. Our mission is to provide superior-quality, innovative, information technology solutions that help federal agencies best aid, serve, and protect the American people.

Job Title: wildland fire manager

Based at: Taiban, NM

The Candidate must meet the following requirements.


As a Fire Management Specialist your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

- Reviews and evaluates fuels management and fire use plans and prescriptions to achieve specific ecosystem and resource management objectives.

- Participates in fire management planning activities. Planning involves interacting with all disciplines as well as officials from other federal, state, tribal, and local agencies and the public.

- Ensures that the fuels management program is consistent with ecosystem management principles and land use plans.

- Establishes priorities for fire hazard reduction and fuels management based upon minimizing potential damage and maximizing multiple resource benefit and enhancement.

- Analyzes fire management plans and initiates changes within guidelines.

- Develops and reviews fire prevention plans.

- Coordinates program activities with federal, state, tribal, and local government entities/agencies.

- Works with other agencies in the development and delivery of cooperative fire prevention programs and training.

- Negotiates cooperative agreements and resolves difficult and controversial public relations problems.

- Monitors, coordinates and initiates all fire management activities based on firefighter and public safety, cost effectiveness, and values consistent with resource objectives.

- Manages the environmental and workplace hazards of the wildland fire environment and provides leadership and direction to subordinates in the recognition and mitigation of these hazards following applicable laws, policies, and guidelines.

- Directs, supervises or contributes to phases of the budget formulation process to assure balance in the fire organization at varying levels of funding, and initiates changes as appropriate.


Conditions of Employment:
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • Individual assigned male at birth
    • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation.
    • Drug testing position: Selectees tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
    • Selectees must pass a pre-employment medical examination and may be subject to post-employment medical examinations to determine if they are maintaining the fitness standards for this position.
    • Selectees must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license at all times during their tenure.


Basic Requirement:
    • Have successfully completed a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline related to this position,
    • Have an appropriate combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major (i.e., 24 semester hours) in biological sciences, agriculture or natural resources management, chemistry or a closely related discipline; PLUS, appropriate experience or additional course work.

Minimum Qualification:
    • One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility equivalent to grade GS-09 in the Federal service. Experience includes applying knowledge of the theories, principles, and methodology of fire ecology, fire behavior, fire hazard and risk analysis, fuel volume and flammability assessment, fire suppression techniques, meteorology, aircraft and equipment operation characteristics, in developing and implementing a fire management and prescribed burn program; and applying knowledge of fire management policy and administrative processes (including fire management planning and administration, and budget planning)

    • Have successfully completed at least three full years of graduate education or a PHD. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in a field directly related to fire science, fire management, biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines.


-Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

-knowledge of related fields of science (e.g., wildlife management, botany, hydrology, geology, archeology).

-Skill in oral and written communication sufficient to prepare reports, present training, and coordinate work efforts.

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