The Fire Specialists are soliciting candidates for a twelve-week detail from typically the third week of April through Mid July.
FSS details provide fire managers an opportunity to develop their employees with quality fire and aviation training and experience. The BLM Alaska Fire Service (AFS), Fire Specialists Section (FSS), provides a primary pool of personnel experienced in fire suppression, prescribed fire and aviation management operations for use in Alaska and the Lower 48.
During the twelve-week detail to the FSS, a typical candidate will receive two weeks of FSS Training before they are made available for assignments. FSS Training is an intensive two-week course covering a variety of subjects that are applied in sand table exercises and simulations.
After training, Fire Specialists are dispatched statewide. Resource orders are filled by the Fire Operations Duty Office. Personnel are dispatched by position on the up-list, qualifications, and training needs. Assignments may take candidates to remote Alaska or to roadside urban interface in a variety of roles.
All detail candidates are expected to have passed their pack test and have a red card issued prior to arrival. Candidates will be expected to participate in daily PT and are highly encouraged to participate in our session of the BLM National Fire Operations Fitness Challenge. Candidates will be ordered on a name suggested Resource Order with a "detail request" form attached. No personnel action is necessary. The sending unit is expected to provide base salary, line gear, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and a programmable radio. AFS will provide travel and subsist the candidate in lieu of per diem at our barracks and dining facility. For candidates outside of the BLM, a reimbursable agreement will have to be arranged with the sending unit.
Home unit supervisor approval is required prior to submitting an application. Candidates and supervisors should be aware that this is a detail rather than a fire assignment. Typically Fire Operations is very busy, however weather patterns and conditions change rapidly and there may be lulls. Our detail program is intended to augment our base numbers for the Alaska season. This arrangement may be reciprocated as the fire season in Alaska nears an end. If mutually agreed, details may be extended or reduced in duration. To apply submit an application, a resume and a copy of your current IQCS master record.
FSS Detailer Application Form - To apply: fill out, then email or fax the completed form to:
Additional inquiries can be e-mailed to Dirk Giles: firstname.lastname@example.org phone 907.356.5668 or Fax: (907) 356-5560