Base Camp Manager, BCMG

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Incident Positions
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  • Develops safe traffic/personnel flow patterns.
  • Plan for contingencies such as wet weather, equipment breakdown, unanticipated fire behavior and inversions.
  • Establishes priorities and schedules for daily maintenance and service of incident facility installation. Eg. Toilets, trash pickup, generators, dust abatement, bulletin boards, office space, etc.
  • Provides daily inspections of all facilities and make improvements for safety and health code compliance and violation.
  • Coordinates with local unit on policy regarding recycling of appropriate materials.
  • Obtains a briefing from supervisor, Facilities Unit Leader.
  • Provides for the safety and welfare of assigned personnel to the incident.
  • Establishes and maintain positive internal and external interpersonal working relationships.
  • Upon arrival, determines immediate needs and actions necessary for camp (base or spike) facilities set up.
  • Communicates with Facilities Unit, crew, and other incident personnel.
  • Ensures that all facilities and equipment are set up and functioning properly.
  • Determines and establishes special requirements or restrictions on facilities
  • Supervises set up of sleeping, shower, and sanitation facilities.
  • Supervises camp crew, and trade specialists.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable safety regulations.
  • Ensures paperwork (shift tickets and time reports) are complete, accurate and timely.
  • Provides operation and maintenance of camp facilities.
  • Rehabs camp site to standards set by agency administrator.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge in electricity, small engine maintenance, sanitation, and carpentry.
  • Successful position performance as a BCMG.
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