Forestry Technician (Prevention)

Posted on Aug 04, 2021 via USAJobs

Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

Golden Pond, KY  |   #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.

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.

GS-06: Applicants must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as performing suppression operations and instructing others during initial attack or assisting with prescribed burns and/or Giving formal talks and informally providing information on fire prevention laws, rules, and regulations and/or Issuing various permits and ensuring users were in compliance with rules and regulations.

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 An appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience.

GS-07: Applicants must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as assisting in developing and presenting educational programs and performing extensive public contact work in providing information on fire prevention/protection issues and/or Issuing burning or campfire permits with regards to fire danger levels and monitoring them for compliance/non-compliance and/or Assisting in gathering, processing, analyzing fire risks, hazards and values needed to prepare prevention plans and/or Performing initial attack on fires and serving as an incident commander or implementing prescribed burn plans.

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 An appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized 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.

In order to be considered for this position, copies of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record (or equivalent training documents) which contain documented proof of the certification or attainment of the IFPM Selective Placement Factor for this position MUST be attached to your application.

Red cards are not acceptable documentation.

Currency Requirement: Required to maintain currency once hired into the position.

Currency of NWCG qualifications is not required for selection.

If not currently qualified, the applicant must provide documented evidence that they have been fully qualified in the past, and are able to regain currency within one year of being hired.

Failure to provide this documentation will result in disqualification.

This position has been identified as High or Moderate or Low Complexity under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) or Forest Service Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) and is subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide when filling this vacancy.

IFPM or FS-FPM selective placement factors are made up of a primary and secondary National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) core Incident Management Qualifications and Required Training.

The applicant must possess these qualifications at the applicable complexity level to be considered eligible for 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.

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: 38K-56K Per Year


How to Apply

Please follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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