Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
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 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-10 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-09 grade level; OR a Ph.D.
or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.).nExamples of specialized experience are: Assisted in developing and executing plans to solve complex problems involving fire preparedness, fuels management, fire prevention, or training; assisted in managing fire prevention and detection programs, scheduling staffing, maintenance and training; and/or assisted in developing fire control plans and documents relating to fire pre-suppression, prevention, detection, and suppression tactics and strategies.
For the GS-11 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-10 grade level; OR a Ph.D.
or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.).
Examples of specialized experience are: Independently investigated the causes or wildland fires; performed forest land-management fire planning; coordinated and implemented cooperative fire agreements and activities with other agencies and entities; and/or developed fire control plans and documents relating to fire pre-suppression, prevention, detection, and suppression tactics and strategies.
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.
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, MODERATE, or 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.
(22 days left)
Salary: 58K-83K Per Year
How to Apply
Please follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.
Forestry Technician (Prevention)
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