• Supervises the exclusive – use type III helicopter module of ten personnel on a regular and
recurring basis while on and off the home unit. Ensures the module is trained and prepared
to safely engage a broad range of incidents and projects. Provides leadership to the module
on a daily basis promoting an effective and efficient team. Provides administrative and
technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
• Applying technical methods and procedures to perform a variety of duties relating to
helitack operations to suppress wildland fires.
• Serves as an Incident Commander, managing resources that vary from single resource to
multiple resource task forces or strike teams.
• Incumbent ensures that suppression operations remain within the scope and capability of
the existing resources. Ensures safety and welfare for all assigned personnel in adverse/
remote working conditions.
• Provides leadership and direction to firefighters while on the incident by implementing
tactics such as; direct and indirect fire line construction, hot spotting, backfiring, burnout,
aerial ignition, water delivery systems, tree felling, brush removal, and mop-up operations.
• Responsible for completing fire line safety and tactical briefings, fire size-up, fire reports
and fire personnel performance evaluations.