APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 32
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Under direction, the Forestry Incident Accounts Specialist works with agency and cooperator staff after the completion of an incident to negotiate costs to be billed to cooperators and/or negotiate costs being billed by cooperators to ensure compliance with signed annual operating plans and master agreements. Incumbents determine costs to be accepted and/or rejected and authorize payments related to incident
billings on behalf of the agency. Incumbents review and compare dispatch logs, fire maps, invoices and cooperative agreements for valid dates, locations, staff and equipment dispatched prior to authorizing payment. Additionally, the incumbent trains, supervises and evaluates the performance of an accounting staff and provides direction to technical and professional staff regarding fire billing procedures.
The incumbent is responsible for managing workload and workflow within the unit and for supervising and developing subordinate staff. Incumbent will interpret and provide guidance regarding applicable statutes, regulations, and policies and procedures. Duties include managing incident business records, reports and statewide incident data. Incident business experience, including National Wildlife Coordination Group (NWCG) qualifications such as Incident Business Advisor (INBA), Cost Unit Leader (COST), Finance Section Chief (FSC) or similar are preferred but not required.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of
paraprofessional experience which included responsibility for: negotiating and signature authority for payment of high-dollar claims, contracts, and cost-share agreements with external agencies or entities; determining the
validity of claims for payment and authorizing payments on behalf of employer; and accounts receivable and accounts payable; OR three years of wildland firefighting experience which included fire incident management
assignments such as wildland personnel and equipment time reporting, procurement of supplies and equipment, acting as a unit leader or claims specialist and preparation of written reports/summaries; OR an equivalent
combination of education and experience.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Incumbent will be required to be participate in wildland fire incident response and be available for emergency assignments up to 14 days in duration, while staying in a fire camp setting. Can you meet this requirement?