Forestry Technician (Prevention Non-Supervisory)

Posted on Aug 04, 2021 via USAJobs

Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

Bishop, CA  |   #government

 


THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT.

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 when applications are due for these locations can be found on the Forest Service website.

See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section for details.

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.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements.

Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education.

Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Specialized Experience Requirement: For the GS-08: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level.

Examples of specialized experience include: Providing technical expertise on fire protection and prevention/suppression issues.

Making inspections of lands and buildings for compliance with Federal, State and local codes and Special Use permit requirements and contract provisions relating to fire precautions.

Reviewing fire control plans and documents relating to fire prevention, detection, and hazard reduction, pre-suppression and suppression tactics and strategies.

Assisting in developing, implementing and making presentations on the role of fire in ecosystems management educational programs.

OR Two years of graduate level education or a master's degree in a position-related field of forestry or natural resources management.

Education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

OR A combination of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience.

Education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

For the GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-8 grade level.

Examples of specialized experience include: Assisting in developing and executing plans for programs in fire prevention including enforcement, education, hazard reduction, pre-suppression and suppression tactics and strategies.

Assisting in recruiting, training and scheduling volunteers for a variety of fire prevention education duties.

Performing Forest Protection Officer and fire investigator duties or similar work that includes identifying, collecting, preserving and examining evidence in the determination of the probable cause of fire.

OR Two years of graduate level education or a master's degree in a position-related field of forestry or natural resources management.

Education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

OR A combination of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience.

Education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

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.

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.

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 LIGHT level is a condition of employment.

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: 2021-08-09 (5 days left)
Salary: 47K-68K Per Year


How to Apply

Please follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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