Friday , March 31 2023

Aviation Management Specialist – Forest Service Jobs

Website U.S. Forest Service

Job Description:

This position is located with the Washington Office within Fire & Aviation Management & is responsible for developing & recommending aviation objectives, plans, policies, standards, & procedures for the full range of aviation programs in support of National Forest System resource management & protection activities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the implementation of national program policies and procedures in wildland fire suppression and resource management operations.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of guidelines and procedures, for the use of aircraft for Incident Awareness and Assessment activities.
  • Develop, review, and analyze new or proposed aviation policies, procedures, and guidelines that impact a significant organizational segment of an agency.
  • Support Forest Service and Interagency technology programs as they support aviation operations.
  • Work with Interagency partners such as NASA, FAA, NOAA, and DoD to evaluate technologies that relate to aviation safety and technology enhancement.
  • Evaluate and Implement of new or improved methods of utilizing aircraft for fire detection and suppression and analyzing aircraft capabilities in fire-connected missions.
  • Advise the Washington Office about the aviation program and provides technological assistance to Forests within the Region; cooperating state organizations, county and medical agencies, and cooperating state and federal agencies.
  • Assist in the development of Agency and Interagency technology based projects in support of the fire management mission, such as aerial ignition, reconnaissance, and aerial imagery.
  • Develop new or revised policies, technical guides, and standards for use in field offices (e.g. develops new procedures or techniques for application to management problems within the state/forest).
  • Provide technical and programmatic support for Aviation operations and safety in support of wildfire.

Job Requirements:

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required.
  • Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Knowledge of fire and aviation management practices and principles.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and manage work.
  • Knowledge of policy and program development related to an aviation program.
  • Knowledge of all phases of aviation planning for fire and land management programs.
  • Ability to communicate other than in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Forest Service

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Albuquerque, NM, US

Job Category: Government

Application Deadline: N/A

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