The Forest Service wildland fire and fuels research program addresses critical forest management issues that face managers of public and private forests. Our scientists are engaged in the primary research disciplines that address the human dimensions of resource protection and the active management of the nation’s forests. The wildland fire and fuels research program encompasses a broad range of research specialties, including:
• Research that will improve the understanding of fire processes and interactions and deliver the basic scientific knowledge and understanding for developing the next generation of decision-support and predictive tools for fire and fuels management.
• Activities to ensure that knowledge generated by the USDA Forest Service and its cooperators is translated into a form that is useable by managers and the public and that is transferred to and adopted by the user community.
• Provide Federal leadership for collaborative, coordinated, responsive, and forward-looking wildland fire-related R&D for all ownerships, now and in the future.
• Wildland fire and fuels scientists are also key contributors to the Agency’s efforts to address fire management and climate change issues.
Forest Service Research & Development will soon be advertising a position to provide national leadership to the Wildland Fire and Fuels research program. This position is your opportunity to join the small, deeply committed team providing national leadership to climate change, Silviculture and restoration, landscape science, climate change, Invasive species and agroforestry research. Your ideas and recommendations will influence and improve the way wildlland fires and fuels research is used to help evaluate the consequences of resource management policies and decisions.
Strong candidates will have demonstrated written, verbal, and analytical skills, and ability and experience in key functions associated with the mission of Forest Service Research and Development, that includes: 1) building strategic alliances with other agencies and organizations to enhance delivery of FS programs, science, and information; 2) communicating and marketing to inform other agencies, organizations, and the public about the importance and value of Forest Service Wildland Fire and Fuels research findings; 3) assisting policy and decision makers in understanding complex scientific issues; and 4) providing strategic network leadership to establish program vision and build coalitions both in the Washington Office and across the nation. Work experience that demonstrates a progression of responsibilities from local to regional or national levels, with evidence of effective participation in and leadership of interdisciplinary teams provides the necessary foundation for success in this position.
To apply for the position, you must do so through www.usajobs.gov, where it will also be advertised.
THE COMMUNITY OF WASHINGTON, DC and NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States and the center of a metropolitan area extending into Maryland and Virginia. With the city of Baltimore to its north, Washington, D.C. forms a consolidated metropolitan area of more than six million people. As the legislative, administrative and judicial center of the United States, government is the primary business and employer in the metro area. Commuters from outlying areas are serviced by Metro subway, bus systems, rail systems, and car and van pools. The Forest Service is a participant in the transit subsidy program and will reimburse transportation costs each month, up to the legal limit. The city is a major tourist attraction and cultural center. The Washington, D.C. metro area is an exciting place to live and work. Some of the best schools and medical services in the Nation are found in the area. There are exceptional opportunities to visit historical places and museums and to experience the diverse cultural environment of the Nation’s capital and surrounding area.
For information on local entertainment and various other area attractions:
Persons interested in this position are encouraged to contact, the
Associate Deputy Chief for Forest Service Research & Development, (Carlos Rodriguez-Franco)
Arlington, VA by email at: (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Telephone (202 205-1702).