5109.17 and Chapter 10 FS Fire and Aviation

Report
Region 8 Fire & Aviation Management
Workforce Development Team
Greg Philipp
Anthony Conte
Key Drivers
1.
5109.17/Forest Service Fire & Aviation Qualifications Guide vs. 310-1
• Why can’t we combine and have 1 Interagency Qualification Guide?
• Forest Service Fire & Aviation Qualifications Guide is step in the right direction,
but isn't it an unnecessary layer.
2. IFPM
• Do individuals have ample training opportunities to meet IFPM standards?
• Are home units supporting opportunities for required training?
• Are we ensuring that people are moving forward appropriately and not being
“fast tracked”?
3. Training needs/Opportunities
• Do we have the administrative and financial support from home units?
• Training budgets are constantly cut, can we host more local training?
• Why don’t we encourage and train more people to take on training
responsibilities?
4. Career tracks (different levels, FAMCAT, mentors)
• Why don’t we have formal career tracks to measure an employees growth?
• Why don’t we have a structured mentoring program to coach employees on
career tracks and processes?
Strategy/Policy Discovery
Questions
 What is the importance of this
Responses
 The majority of individuals
interviewed recognize the importance
strategy / policy?
of this policy, but most feel that we
 How is it currently being
should operate off of 310-1 like other
agencies.
implemented?
 The majority feels that this policy is
 What is most important about this
very important, especially since the
strategy/policy to R8 FAM competitive
introduction of IFPM.
success and mission completion?
 Leadership needs to decide where we
are going with educational
 What does this strategy/policy suggest
requirements. Are we making
that R8 FAM will need to be / do /
selections based on qualifications
have in order to position itself for
(IFPM) or on educational background
future success?
(401 series)?
 Leadership needs to commit to
training needs, training/travel dollars
are always first to be cut.
Interviews
Questions
 What is the regional mission?
 How does fire support that?
 Over the next 5-10 years, what do you
believe are the top 3 changes that we
will see in the South that will affect
our mission?
 For each change, what skills, strategies
or resources do you think that we will
need to adapt to those changes? (And
do we have that already or do we need
to develop it?)
 Thinking about this future
environment and the role fire plays in
supporting it, what do you think…
 We will need more of:
 We will need less of:
 We will need to stay the same:
Responses
 The majority feels that there is a lot of
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support from R8 fire to work towards
our mission, but many feel that
district/forest leadership lacks
support in some areas.
The majority feels that the top 3
changes in our future will be hiring
processes/diversity hiring, technology,
increasing workloads due to
decreasing budgets.
Many feel that we can adapt to change
better with solid leadership in place,
but many see a decline in leadership.
More training. More communication,
coordination and cooperation with
partners.
Less supervision and more leadership.
Resources
5109.17
http://www.fs.fed.us/cgi-bin/Directives/get_dirs/fsh?5109.17!..
Forest Service Fire & Aviation Qualifications Guide
http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/publications/fsfaqg/fsfaqg.pdf
310-1
http://www.nwcg.gov/pms/docs/pms310-1.pdf
IFPM
http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/default.htm
FSFPM
http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/management/ifpm/index.html
FAMCAT
http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/famcat/

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