Primary focus is managing the wildfire protection program for the Lower Peninsula (LP), and providing supervision and leadership to assigned Duty Officers (fire specialists), the Southern Lower Peninsula Fire Supervisors, the Lower Peninsula (LP) Surveyor, Gaylord Repair Shop Supervisor, and LP equipment operator. This entails coordinating personnel and equipment at 31 field offices and 67 counties to insure wildfire protection standards are met, and directing suppression forces, including those from multiple outside agencies, during time of elevated fire danger and on major wildfires that often threaten life and property. Also coordinates wildfire suppression and prevention activity with multiple state and federal agencies. Reviews and approves prescribed fire plans as well as authorizing and coordinating the carrying out of prescribed burns. Assembles, trains, and assigns wildfire management teams to handle major wildfires. Approves the expenditure of overtime funds and funds to hire additional staff during periods of high wildfire danger. Recommends specifications for large, unique pieces of wildfire equipment. Participates as a member on several multi-agency organizations. Track wildfire protection program expenditures for Lower Peninsula operations. Serve as part of the FRD field operations team and work closely with the field coordinator, the UP resource protection manager, and district managers to implement programs that include the wildfire, prescribed burn, and forest cultivation programs.
Required Education and Experience
Possession of a bachelor's degree in forestry, forest management, wildlife management, wildlife biology, animal ecology, fisheries biology, fisheries management, limnology, zoology, geology, engineering, geography, natural resources, resources management, or a related field.
Five years of professional experience equivalent to a Forester, Fisheries Biologist, Environmental Quality Analyst, Geologist, Resources Analyst, or Wildlife Biologist, including three years equivalent to the P11 level, two years equivalent to the 12 level, or one year equivalent to a Natural Resources Manager 13, Forest Management Specialist 13, Fisheries Biology Specialist 13, Environmental Quality Specialist 13, Geology Specialist 13, Resources Specialist 13, or Wildlife Biology Specialist 13.
Alternate Education and Experience
Possession of a bachelor's degree in any major and three years of experience in the management of public lands equivalent to a Property Analyst P11, two years of experience in the management of public lands equivalent to Property Analyst 12 or, one year of experience in the management of public lands equivalent to a Property Specialist 13 or Property Manager 13 may be substituted for the education and experience requirements.
Possession of a bachelor's degree in any major and eight years of fisheries tech experience including four years of experience equivalent to a Natural Resources Tech Supervisor 1 in state service.
Additional Requirements and Information
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Closing 3/26/2017 11:59 PM Eastern
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