National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Human Resource Specialist, HRSP

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Incident Positions
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  • Maintains current working knowledge of human resource practices regarding the scope of potential issues which may arise in a fire camp situation.
  • Is aware of union and other potential regulations involving personnel actions.
  • Professionalism and diplomacy are primary factors for successful performance.
  • Contacts home units of individuals involved in inappropriate activities.
  • Performs role of ‘guidance counselor, grief counselor, etc.’
  • Assembles agency information for use in briefings, Incident Action Plans (IAPs), answering requests, and resolving problems.
  • Conducts appropriate periodic briefings to keep cooperating agencies informed of problems, concerns, and issues.
  • Maintains appropriate visibility and document contacts made during incident.
  • Interacts and coordinates with all command and general staff by informing them of inappropriate practices or activities existing and assists in resolving inappropriate acts or conditions by facilitating appropriate process.
  • Provides accurate and timely advice and assistance in response to requests for information or resolution of problems and issues.
  • Orders additional HRSP if needed.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • S-340, Human Resource Specialist
  • Triennial RT-340, Human Resource specialist Refresher Workshop
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