Forestry Technician (Prevention)

Posted on Aug 04, 2021 via USAJobs

Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

Coeur d'Alene, ID  |   #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 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: GS-08: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-7).OR Two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture).

OR Combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

Examples of specialized experience are: Assisted in planning and implementing fire prevention program for forest, coordinating with leadership to help implement and develop fire prevention plans.

Knowledge of National Forest land management policies and procedures in regards to fire prevention and education plans/programs.

Experience in public relations programs such as Smokey Bear, prevention signing program, etc.

Experience with programs such as burning permits, maintenance programs, etc.

Delivers fire prevention education programs and assists with required forest level training in fire prevention.

GS-09: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-8).

OR Two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture); OR Combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

Examples of specialized experience are: Plan and direct fire prevention program for forest, providing leadership and assistance to local community leaders in development and implementation of fire prevention plans.

Ensure fire prevention and education plans/programs are compliant with National Forest land management policies and procedures.

Provides assistance to districts in fire prevention program planning.

Serve as back up public relations officer and manages fire public relations programs such as Smokey Bear, prevention signing program, develop press releases, etc.

Assists with programs such as burning permits, chainsaw spark arrestors, maintenance programs, etc.

Develops and delivers fire prevention education programs and facilitates required forest level training in fire prevention.

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.

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 (19 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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