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.
Closing Date: March 26, 2017