Forestry Technician (Prescribed Fire/Fuels)

Posted on Apr 12, 2021 via USAJobs

Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior

Fairbanks, AK  |   #government

 


Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

This position is located in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Information about Alaska and the surrounding area can be found at https://alaska.gov/communit.html We expect to fill 3 vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element.

Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified: This position is subject to the lnteragency Fire Program (IFPM) Standard and Guide selective placement factors for a Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist.

This position requires the following qualifications - Currency Not Required: have held or currently hold ONE of the following NWCG qualifications or higher: Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) OR Task Force Leader (TFLD) or Helibase Manager Type 1 (HEB1).

have held or currently hold the NWCG qualification Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2) or higher.

90 Day Prior Wildland Firefighting Experience Requirement (resume must show to and from dates and a description of work performed).

The Department of the Interior defines wild land firefighting experience as on-the-line wildland firefighting experience gained through containment, control, suppression, or use of wild land 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 fire: Wildfire - An unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires.

Prescribed Fire - Planned ignitions.

This description includes only fire line 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.

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume.

No assumptions will be made about your experience.

GS-08 - You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following: forest or range fire control, prevention, or suppression work.

-OR- Education: successful completion of two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in fire science, fire management, or a closely related discipline.

-OR- Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education.

Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

GS-09 - You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-08 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following: forest or range fire control, prevention, or suppression work.

-OR- Education: successful completion of two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in fire science, fire management, or a closely related discipline.

- OR- Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate ducation.

Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

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.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR300.604.

If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.

This is a SECONDARY/Administrative fire position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C.

8336(c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C.

8412(d) (FERS).

While secondary positions are not subject to the maximum entry age (MEA) policy, the selectee must have prior service in a primary position and meet the transfer requirement for movement from a primary to secondary position to be eligible for special retirement coverage.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enough information to determine your retirement status to ensure you do not lose benefits(normally through submission of your SF-50).

YOU MUST LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN A PRIMARY POSITION.

Physical Demands: Work requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying items weighing over 50 pounds.

Work Environment: Work is performed indoors and outdoors with temperatures varying from above 100 degrees to below freezing.

Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites and stings, noisy situations, and falling materials.

Will live in backcountry camps for extended periods of time.

Will travel by fixed-wing or rotor-wing aircraft.


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