Kansas State University Libraries Fire Management Officer in Manhattan, Kansas

About This Role:

Fire Management Officer - Kansas Forest Service, Kansas State University

Under the supervision of the State Forester, the incumbent will:

  • Serve as the public and interagency face of the KFS Fire Program.
  • Provide visionary and dynamic leadership for a small but growing Great Plains wildfire program.
  • Provide leadership and assistance to fire departments in organization, training, planning, and operations.
  • Administer cooperative agreements with rural fire departments.
  • Provide oversight in the administration of the Federal Excess Personal Property and Fire Fighters Property Programs.
  • Administer the USDA Forest Service’s State Fire Assistance, Volunteer Fire Assistance and Wildland Urban Interface Assistance grants allocated to the Kansas Forest Service.
  • Cooperate with federal, state, and local agencies and organizations involved in wildland fire protection.
  • Oversee the state incident qualification system.
  • Represent Kansas Forest Service on interagency committees and work groups.
  • Work effectively with others, both individually and in a team setting. Organize work priorities and carry them out in an operative and efficient manner. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Travel frequently within Kansas and out of state to fulfill position responsibilities is necessary for this position.

Incumbent will be appointed within the promotional track as Assistant Forester, Associate Forester, or Forester dependent on education and experience

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in natural resources, business/management, fire science, or related field.
  • Minimum of five years experience in wildland fire management
  • Experience in a supervisory or management role in a natural resources, wildland fire, or emergency services agency.
  • Experience with database management and word processing software.
  • Current, past, or soon to achieve NWCG qualifications at the Task force leader or Incident Commander Type 4 level, or above. Extensive experience in Logistics, Planning, or Finance Sections may be considered in lieu of Operations/Command experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in natural resources, business/management, fire science, or related field.
  • Ten years of wildland fire experience.
  • NWCG qualifications of Incident Commander Type 3, and Division Supervisor with other qualifications beyond operations/command function.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Must currently have, or have the ability to obtain upon employment, a valid driver's license.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Current resume
  3. Academic transcripts
  4. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references
  5. Copy of IQS or IQCS Master Record or equivalent documentation

Screening of Applications Begins:

April 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm Central Standard Time.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

Dependent upon education and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Department: 3670035120 Kansas Forest Service

Job no: 503438

Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Agriculture, Forestry

Advertised: 02 Apr 2018 Central Daylight Time Central Daylight Time

Applications close: Open until filled