Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Aid/Technician)

Posted on Jan 12, 2021

National Park Service, Department of the Interior

Orick, CA  |   #government

 


Positions at the GS-05 level have been identified as key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard.

These positions have been categorized as a Senior Firefighter (SFF), and require selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position.

Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at the IFPM website.

To qualify for a GS-03, you must meet at least one of the following:n- 6 months of general work experience, which can be any work experience; ORn- 1 year of education above the high school level, which included at least 6 semester hours in any combination of the following courses: range management; range conservation; agriculture; forestry; wildlife management; engineering; biology; mathematics; other natural or physical sciences; ORn- a combination of education and work experience as described above To qualify for a GS-04, you must meet at least one of the following:n- 6 months of general work experience, which can be any work experience AND 6 months of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-03 level duties.

Examples of specialized work experience include on-the-line wildland fire experience in forest/range fire control, prevention or suppression work as a trainee wildland firefighter.

ORn- 2 years of education above the high school level which included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of the following courses: forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine biology and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science.

No more than 3 semester hours of mathematics is creditable toward this requirement.

ORn- a combination of the education and work experience described above.

To qualify for a GS-05, you must meet at least one of the following AND the Selective Factors:n- 1 year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-04 level duties.

Examples include on-the-line wildland fire experience in forest/range fire control, prevention or suppression work as a skilled wildland firefighter, utilizing a variety of specialized wildland fire tools and equipment.

ORn- successful completion of a 4 year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with either: 1.

a major study in forestry, range management or agriculture; or a subject matter field directly related to the position; OR 2.

at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following courses: forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine biology and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science.

No more than 6 semester hours of mathematics is creditable.

The level of the course work must have been equivalent to at least the junior- and senior-year levels of a baccalaureate program; ORn- a combination of education and specialized work experience described above.

Selective Factors for GS-05: In addition to the basic qualifications listed above, you must have possessed the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualification and training requirement to be considered eligible.

1.

Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) Andn2.

Successful completion of S-290 "Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior" For more information regarding basic qualifications and combining education and experience click here.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


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