Forestry Technician (Prevention)

Posted on Aug 02, 2021 via USAJobs

Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

Flagstaff, AZ  |   #government



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.

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 Requirement: For the GS-06 level one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-5); OR one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that 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 and specialized experience.

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

Examples of specialized experience are: Performing suppression operations and instructing others during initial attack or assisting with prescribed burns.

Giving formal talks and informally providing information on fire prevention laws, rules, and regulations.

Issuing various permits and ensuring users were in compliance with rules and regulations.

Selective Placement FactorsA 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, to include, specific duties and specific dates must be documented in your work history/resume.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a secondary firefighter position under 5 USC 8336(c) (CSRS) and 8412(d) (FERS).

At least 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required.

There is no age limit for entry into secondary positions.

Firefighter retirement coverage of the incumbent depends upon his or her individual work history.

Deadline: 2021-08-23 (21 days left)
Salary: 38K-50K Per Year

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