Supervisory Forestry Technician (Fire)

Posted on Jul 31, 2021 via USAJobs

Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

Ozark, AR  |   #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.

Specialized Experience Requirement: For the GS-6: Applicants must have 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 and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

Examples of specialized experience include: Served on a fire suppression crew under the most adverse conditions of climate, fuels, and terrain and/or Performed many technical specializations such as felling, saw repair, long line, rappelling, or water handling used in fire suppression and prescribed burning and/or Assisted crew leader with conducting formal training in the techniques of fire suppression and prescribed burning, and other slash disposal methods.

For the GS-7: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-6 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 and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

Examples of specialized experience include: Recognized, reacted to, and communicated changes in predicted weather and fire behavior, topography and fuel types, and adapted planned strategies and tactics to identify and relocate firelines, escape routes, and safety zones and/or served as a crew leader for a small fire crew responsible for the suppression of wildland fires and/or fuels management duties and/or conducted initial evaluation of fire situation and determined suppression method to use and/or conducted formal training in the techniques of fire suppression and prescribed burning, and other slash disposal methods.

Selective Placement Factors Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) - AND - successfully completed the Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5).

Primary firefighter positions include the following age requirements: Under age 37 -OR- less than age 37 after subtracting the months of Permanent Federal Service worked in a primary or secondary firefighter/law enforcement position -OR- a veteran preference eligible, older than age 37 and is requesting a waiver to the maximum age requirement.

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 primary/rigorous 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.

WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities.

Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS, MODERATE, or LIGHT level is a condition of employment.

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 (22 days left)
Salary: 38K-56K Per Year


How to Apply

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


Related positions:

Forestry Technician(Fire)

National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Aug 01, 2021, Gatlinburg, TN

Forestry Technician (Fire)

Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Aug 01, 2021, Avery, ID

Forestry Technician (Fire)

Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Aug 01, 2021, Bend, OR

Forestry Technician (Fire)

Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Aug 01, 2021, Fredonia, AZ

Forestry Technician (Fire)

Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Aug 01, 2021, Crawfordville, FL


Discover More



Serefind is not affiliated with any company and government entity. It’s a search engine, like Google, for finding jobs, and we just provide link to the application. Best of luck in your search!