Air Tactical Supervisor - Attached to ASM1, THSP

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Incident Positions
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  • Coordinates rotor wing resources in conjunction with fixed wing airtankers
  • Coordinates with ATP to maintain safe & effective aerial operations
  • Provides oversight, supervision, direction to and is responsible for safety and coordination of all aerial resources assigned to incident(s) when they are in flight.
  • Provides leadership, information, and coordination with management and ground-based personnel regarding incident tactical aircraft operations, performance and safety.
  • Serves as airborne IC until qualified ground personnel assume responsibility.
  • Coordinates strategy and tactics with management or IMT.
  • Determines and recommends resource needs while over incidents.
  • Maintains communication with ground forces, assigned aircraft, and dispatching organization.
  • Recommends and defines boundaries of Temporary Flight Restriction.
  • Evaluates fuel types, terrain, fire weather, current and expected fire behavior for effective aerial size-up, suppression, and coordination with ground or management personnel.
  • Coordinates with fire managers identifying priorities, values at risk, ground and aerial restrictions on incident assignments.
  • Provides risk assessment and mitigates unacceptable safety risks for aerial and ground personnel.
  • Provides input to IMT for current and future cost effective performance, utilization, mobilization and demobilization of aerial resources.
  • Coordinates with incident and agencies for scheduling briefings, and debriefings of assigned flight crews.
  • Ability to maintain situational awareness during low level operations
  • Assures flight crews receive briefing on incident objectives prior to implementing operations.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • Qualified ATGS
  • ASM/CRM Training: Annual refresher, training every 3 years
  • Agency SOP Training: Annually
  • Flight check review annually
  • ICT3 qualified
  • DIVS qualified
  • STCR/TFLD qualified
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