National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Resource Advisor, READ

Position Category: 
Incident Positions
Position Code: 
Functional Area: 
Coordination & Support
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  • Develops recommendations for fire suppression rehabilitation of control lines.
  • Monitors rehabilitation efforts.
  • Provides guidance during the implementation of rehabilitation activities.
  • Coordinates with local specialists (biologist, archaeologist, engineers, resource, recreation, etc.) to identify potential impacts.
  • Identifies existing utilities, roads, pipelines, and other uses on the land that may be affected.
  • Identifies potential resource issues that may occur as a result of the incident or incident activities.
  • Develops a recommended fire suppression rehabilitation plan for the agency administrator and the incident commander.
  • Provides input for the initial completion and/or daily revision and/or re-validation of the WFSA and the RIAS.
  • Documents potential and actual suppression/fire-related resource impacts and the rationale for protection of priority areas.
  • Serves as liaison to agency administrator, resource users, and other affected parties.
  • Establishes a procedure for long term oversight, documentation and evaluation of rehabilitation efforts.
  • Determines environmental restrictions within the fire area and provide input as to appropriate suppression actions.
  • Anticipates impact on resources as the suppression or prescribed fire operation evolves.
  • Communicates legal requirements for resource protection to the IMT.
  • Ensures that planned mitigation measures are carried out effectively.
  • Guides the development of short and long term natural resource and cultural rehabilitation documents.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • Resource Management: knowledge of local politics and land use plans (general management plans, natural/cultural resource management plans, fire management plans, etc.); knowledge of the area (topographic features, vegetation types), critical areas, type of visitors and inhabitants, improvements, roads; understanding of potential effects of wildland fires upon significant natural and cultural resources; basic map reading skills.
  • Fire Management: knowledge of both fire and fire suppression impact on natural and cultural resources; completion of S-130 (Firefighting Training), S-190 (Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior), I-100/200 (Incident Command System courses), standards for survival.
  • General: knowledge and experience in guidelines, policies and implementation for natural and cultural resource management including mitigating and protection measures; oral and written communication skills; qualifying experience to include on satisfactory trainee assignment.

Physical Demands

  • Meet local minimum physical fitness requirements.


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