Forestry Technician (Fire)

Posted on Jul 31, 2021 via USAJobs

Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

Bend, OR  |   #government



This type of announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur.

Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied.

Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates applications are due for these locations can be found on the Forest Service website.

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement.

For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Specialized Experience Requirement: GS-08: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-7 grade level OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B.

or J.D., if related.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education described above.

Only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours/27 quarter hours may be used to qualify for this grade level.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

Examples of specialized experience are: Recommends personnel, equipment, logistics, and communications needs for all aspects of the fire management program, and develops specific plans for burning projects after analyzing fuels.

Assists in developing preliminary plans for improving the methods of fire management programs that includes evaluating complete sections of existing plans for fuels management, fire prevention, and fire protection programs.

Assists in the development, implementation, and administration a fuels management program to include, developing and executing prescribed burning plans for complex burn projects and a wide variety of fuel types.

Coordinates the fuels inventory program, pre-attack planning, and backlog slash inventory with annual fuel treatment work plans.

Develops initial attack strategies for large fire suppression actions.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: A minimum 90 days experience performing on-the-line (Primary/Rigorous) wildland fire suppression duties as a member of an organized fire suppression crew or comparable unit that utilized knowledge of wildland fire suppression, containment or control techniques and practices under various conditions.

This experience must be documented with specific dates in the online application or resume.

FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a secondary position covered under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336(c) for the Civil Service Retirement System and of 5 USC 8412(d) for the Federal Employees Retirement System.

WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities.

Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS level is a "condition of employment." The Arduous fitness (Pack) test requires completing a three (3) mile hike within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack.

You are strongly encouraged to consult with your physician and begin training immediately if applying for this position.

This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements.

To receive consideration for this position, you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Deadline: 2021-08-23 (22 days left)
Salary: 47K-62K Per Year

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