Forestry Technician (Prescribed Fire/Fuels)

Posted on Feb 02, 2021 via USAJobs

Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior

Fillmore, UT  |   #government

 


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

This position is located in Fillmore, UT.

Information about the surrounding area may be found Fillmore, UT We expect to fill one vacancy/vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

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

No assumptions will be made about your experience.

For GS-06: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-05 in the federal service.

Specialized experience at this level is defined as having participated in routine aspects of inventory and monitoring for wildland fire, prescribed fire, and/or natural resource activities; participated in field resource data collection for hazardous fuels management program; and assisted in implementing specific plans for fuels treatment projects.

For GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-06 in the federal service.

Specialized experience at this level is defined as having performed specialized aspects of inventory and monitoring for wildland fire, prescribed fire, and/or natural resource activities; planned and directed field resource data collection for hazardous fuels management program; and assisted in developing and implementing specific plans for fuels treatment projects.

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.

Specialized Experience Requirements: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement(s); please be sure to include this information in your resume.

No assumptions will be made about your experience.

To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-XX) of the position to be filled.

Examples include, but are not limited to: Short narrative 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.

Substitution of Education for Experience:nGS-06: 18 semester hours of graduate education which is DIRECTLY related to work of the position OR an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education.nGS-07: 18 semester hours of graduate education which is DIRECTLY related to work of the position OR an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education.

Education and experience may be combined to meet the specialized experience requirement.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604.

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 in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

May require completion of a one year probationary period.

Selective Placement Factor:nYou must have prior on-the-line wildland firefighting experience.

You will NOT receive consideration for this position if you do not have wildand firefighting experience.

1.Prior on-the-line firefighting: The Department of the Interior defines wildland firefighting experience as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland.

Wildland firefighting experience is gained through work on the fire line in 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.

Wildland fires are categorized into two distinct types: (1.) Wildfires-Unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires; and (2)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.

This experience must be documented with specific dates in the online application or resume.

Subject to medical screening and physical fitness testing.

Selectees for FPM position requiring currency will be required to obtain and maintain currency for the NWCG qualification listed above.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience , including volunteer work.

You must meet all selective placement factor requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Physical Demands: The work is normally sedentary.

However, field work is evaluated as arduous and the duties include demands for strenuous activities requiring at least average agility and dexterity.

Work Environment: Office conditions require long periods of sitting, working with computers and general lifting, bending and reaching.

Field conditions involve being exposed to noise, dust, heat, weather, aircraft turbulence and the hazards of firefighting.


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