Deputy Wildland Fire Program Manager


Deputy Wildland Fire Program Manager

   Full time

   Open until filled

Job Description

This position serves as a Deputy Wildland Fire Program Manager over a multi-layered
organization. The incumbent serves as a senior technical expert in fire and aviation management, providing professional knowledge of resource and ecosystem management, and possesses extensive knowledge and experience in all levels of fire suppression, prescribed fire, and aviation management. The employee must remain abreast of the latest scientific, technological advances in the fire sciences and be ready to apply them to the latest issues, both within the Klamath Tribes and in interagency workgroups.

This position provides technical and administrative direction to fire management staff. The fire management program work directed is professional, administrative, technical, and complex clerical. The functions, activities, and services provided support fire and natural resource management across a unit in line with bureau mission objectives.

Assignments involve a broad range of duties in fire management and aviation operations. Primary responsibility is to provide fire management guidance, program development and review, and coordination with Resource staff on resource management issues. The land area and the functional programs are characterized by a significant number of complex features, as typified by the following or comparable situations: a number of state, tribal, and regional level cooperative relationships and activities with other fire organizations; heavy dependence on prescribed fire to achieve ecosystem management objectives; fire impact affecting complex resource management issues. Major urban interface issues: program draws high public interest and political sensitivity; a large number of widely scattered but extensive areas of intermingled Tribal, Federal and non-Federal lands; extensive commercially valuable resources which provide significant support for a number of dependent communities and industries; extreme variables in terrain, elevation, climate, fuel types, ignition sources, and rate of spread which have a decided effect on plans, methods, procedures, and policies; a wide variety of fuels ranging from wheatgrass, rangeland grasses and other flash fuels to heavier types, such as brush and logging slash; extended periods with little or no precipitation, periodic heavy concentration of lightning and high velocity winds; a variety of fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft and a variety of differing applications.

How to Apply

All applicants for open positions must submit a Klamath Tribes Administration Application for Employment with the required support documentation listed in the job description to be considered for employment. Applications must be received by the closing date to receive consideration.

The Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin
Mission Statement.

“The mission of the Klamath Tribes is to protect, preserve and enhance the spiritual, cultural and physical values and resources of the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin Peoples by maintaining the customs and heritage of our ancestors. To establish comprehensive unity by fostering the enhancement of spiritual and cultural values through a government whose function is to protect the human and cultural resources, treaty rights, and to provide for the development and delivery of social and economic opportunities for our People through effective leadership.”

A federally recognized Tribe with a Reservation at the top of the Klamath River estuary. 


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