Minimum Qualifications You must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Forest Ranger 1.
There is currently no eligible list for this position. Therefore, if no more than three qualified individuals are interested, it will be possible to make a permanent appointment via non-competitive promotion.
Duties Description The Forest Ranger 2, Assistant Fire Management Officer (AFMO), assigned to the Division of Forest Protection Fire Management Officer (FMO), Forest Ranger 3, will be responsible for assisting with all functions and responsibilities associated with the Division’s wildfire and prescribed fire programs. Specifically, this position will be responsible for assisting with the management and oversight of both the in-state and out of state wildfire management, prescribed fire management and Saratoga Fire Cache supervision. Primary responsibilities will include scheduling, assigning and oversight of Forest Rangers that respond to in-state and out of state fire response in a manner consistent with State and federal partnership agreements, operating plans, collective bargaining agreements, regional work plans and department policies and procedures. These duties will include but not be limited to:
• Assist with all aspects of managing the in-state and out of state fire program including mobilizing fire crews and other resources
• Assist with all aspects of managing the prescribe fire program
• Assist with compiling annual rosters of in-state and out of state wildland firefighters
• Oversee the division’s fire weather data gathering stations (RAWS, Mesonet)
• Assist the division’s training unit as a subject matter expert to deliver adequate and relevant training opportunities
• Become proficient in the use of the Incident Qualification System (IQS)
• Provide the weekly Situation Report to NECC (April – November)
• Assist with the management of the Saratoga Fire Cache
• Assist with development of fire grants
• Assistant Liaison Officer to all local, state, and federal partner agencies
• Other duties assigned by the Division Director as needed
The position will be base out of Central Office in Albany. Travel will be required as identified by the State Fire Supervisor or the Division Director as necessary.
Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel may be required. Overtime may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response. Must be available to respond to after-hours emergencies.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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