Fire Management Specialist (Assistant Fire Management Officer) - Direct Hire Authority

Posted on Aug 03, 2021 via USAJobs

National Park Service, Department of the Interior

Bushkill, PA  |  #management #government


These are career/career-conditional permanent full time positions.

One position is located in Shenandoah NP (SHEN) and one position is located in Delaware Water Gap NRA (DEWA).

This position serves as the Assistant Fire Management Officer (AFMO).

Salary:nSHEN - Luray, VA - $64,649 - 84,049nDEWA - Bushkill, PA - $74,702 - 97,118 All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement 07/30/2021.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience.

To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time).

If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount qualified specialized experience.

Selective Factors: Applicants must have possessed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Task Force Leader (TFLD) - AND - Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2).

ANDnA minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required to meet qualifications for secondary (administrative) covered positions.

The Department of Interior defines wildland firefighting experience as: On-the-line wildland firefighting experience gained through containment, control, suppression, or use of wildland fire.

This experience can be met by serving in a temporary, seasonal, or equivalent private sector fire position for no less than 90 days.

Periods of wildland firefighting experience, gained through militia and rural fire departments, can also be credited, as long as the total amount of this experience equates to at least 90 days.

Wildland fire is defined as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland.

Two distinct types of wildland fire have been defined and include wildfire and prescribed fires as follows: Wildfire: Unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires.

Prescribed Fires: Planned ignitions.

This description includes only fireline experience on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning stages.

Prescribed fire experience must be supplemented by fire suppression experience in order to be creditable as previous wildland firefighting experience.

You must clearly demonstrate this experience in your resume, including the months, days and hours per week at which the work was performed in order to be considered.

AND Basic 0401 Series Requirement: 1.

Degree: Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.nNOTE: The following additional subject fields have been determined to be acceptable as directly related degree programs for fire management jobs in this series: wildland fire management, forestry agronomy, biochemistry, biometrics, ecology, fishery biology, general fish and wildlife administration, horticulture, natural resources management, physiology, plant physiology, rangeland management, soil science, wildlife biology, zoology, agricultural extension, animal science, botany, entomology, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, plant pathology, plant protection and quarantine, soil conservation, toxicology, wildlife refuge management.

In addition, natural resources related disciplines include chemistry, environmental sciences (not environmental or natural resources policy), hydrology, outdoor recreation if it has a natural resource emphasis, physics, fire management, earth sciences, geology, meteorology related weather, climate, physical geography if it has a natural resource emphasis, and watershed management.

You must provide a legible copy of your transcript(s) -OR- 2.

Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

You must provide a legible copy of your transcript(s).

Courses equivalent to a major may be defined as 24 semester hours in biological sciences, natural resources, wildland fire management, forestry or agriculture equivalent to a major field, of study, plus appropriate experience or additional education that is comparable to that acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in the biological sciences, agriculture, or natural resources.

ANDnIn addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by the closing date of this announcement.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level is required in addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements.

Experience at the GS-9 must include Fire Program Management elements such as described below: Developing, reviewing and evaluating fire management plans for ecological soundness, or consistency with land management goals and/or potentially adverse impacts to cultural and natural resources; Conducting field inspections before and after prescribed or wildfires to determine if resource objectives were achieved and/or to evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken; and, Analyzing the ecological role of fire and its use and/or exclusion, and smoke management.

In addition to the Fire Program Management elements listed above, appropriate GS-9 experience must have included EITHER prescribed fire/fuels management - OR- fire management operations as described below: Prescribed fire/fuels management: Examples of this type of experience may include: Professional forest or range inventory methods and procedures (e.g., Brown's planar intercepts for dead and down fuels; live fuel loading assessments); Analysis of fuel loadings and determination of appropriate fuel treatment methods (i.e.

prescribed fire, mechanical, chemical, or biological treatments); Land use planning and environmental compliance; Evaluation of prescribed burn plans or fire management plans to ensure fire containment is possible and identification of appropriate suppression contingencies if fire containment is not obtained.

Fire management operations: Experience in analyzing and/or applying fire management strategies in at least five of the following activities: Mobilization and/or dispatch coordination; Fire prevention and education; Training; Logistics; Equipment development and deployment; Fire communication systems; Suppression and preparedness; Aviation ...OR.....see Education Section for additional qualification information.

Volunteer Experience: 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.

Deadline: 2021-07-30 (Expired)
Salary: 64K-84K Per Year

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