Agency Administrator Liaison - Advanced Level, THSP

Position Category: 
Incident Positions
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Functional Area: 
Coordination & Support
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This position is utilized at the local/unit level.  The position will provide guidance, support, mentoring and assistance to local Agency Administrators.  The intent of this position is to serve as a liaison to the local Agency Administrator.  People serving in this position should have been previously qualified at the advanced level.  They will serve as a coach to the local Agency Administrator.  This will assist with the development of Agency Administrators who are not yet qualified at the advanced level.


  • Serves as a Coach or Mentor for Journey and Working Agency Administrators.
  • Helps the local Agency Administrator determine if use of fire funds is in compliance with Agency policies.
  • Assists the local Agency Administrator to ensure that all firefighting actions are aligned with the Wildfire Response policy and consider interagency guidance.
  • Assists the local Agency Administrator to utilize the WFDSS process to inform and document decisions related to course of action, resource allocations, and risk management considerations.
  • Reviews the Risk and Complexity Assessment to accompany the WFDSS Published Decision with the local Agency Administrator.
  • Assists the local Agency Administrator to prepare and issue a written Delegation of Authority to the Incident Commander and to other appropriate officials (Agency Administrator Representative, Resource Advisor, and Incident Business Advisor).
  • Assists with the initial briefing to the Incident Management Team.
  • Reviews daily Incident Action Plans to ensure tactics and other direction are compatible with the strategic objectives provided for the incident.
  • Assists the local Agency Administrator in determining standards for fire suppression rehabilitation and repair work.
  • Assists the local Agency Administrator in preparing the performance evaluation for the Incident Management Team.
  • Completes a written performance evaluation of the Agency Administrator.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • Knowledge of National and regional fire program management including ability to integrate fire and fuels management across all program areas and functions
  • Knowledge to oversee a fire management program including budget, preparedness, prevention, suppression, and hazardous fuels reduction
  • Knowledge and experience of the Incident Command System and large fire management organization (IMTs and Unified Command)
  • Knowledge of agency cost management direction
  • Ability to assist with key document preparation such as Delegation of Authority and Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS)
  • Ability to build interpersonal relations with local elected officials, community and business leaders, and local fire cooperators
  • I-100 Introduction to Incident Command System
  • I-200 Basic Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700 Introduction to Interagency National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Local Fire Management Leadership
  • Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) Certification
  • Annual WFDSS Refresher
  • Wilderness Stewardship
  • Incident Management for Agency Administrator – field session
  • Successful management of a minimum of five (5) Type 1 or 2 fires (at least one of which is a Type 1 wildland fire)
  • Management oversight of a moderate to high complexity fire management program
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