Forestry Technician (Fire)

Posted on Jan 14, 2021

Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior

Roy, MT  |   #government

 


This position will be filled under the Office of Personnel Management's Direct Hire Authority and is open to all United States citizens and U.S.

nationals.

Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply.

All qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration for this position.

To learn more about Direct-Hire authority, go to: OPM.GOV Hiring Information: Direct Hire Fact Sheet Minimum IFPM qualification standards must be met prior to being placed into the position.

Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at https://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/.

Prior experience in wild land firefighting is required in order to carry out the duties of this position.

You will not be considered for this position if you do not have prior wild land firefighting experience.

The maximum age is 37 (except for veterans preference eligibles).

Individuals must be selected for these positions prior to their 37th birthday.

Qualified preference eligibles may apply and be considered for vacancies regardless of whether they meet the maximum age requirements identified at 5 U.S.C.

3307, unless the hiring agency has determined age is essential to the duties of the job.

Only experience and education obtained by 01/28/2021 will be considered.

Minimum Qualifications for GS 0462-06 (Must meet A, B, or C)nA.

One year of specialized wildland fire experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service.

Examples of specialized experience include: perform fire prevention activities such as patrolling to gauge fire potential and occurrence; distribute literature explaining the fire prevention program to the public; prepare fire reports; instruct and provide on-the-job training to personnel in the use of wildland fire control equipment, methods, and safety procedures; operate wildland fire engines weighing up to 18,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW); assist in maintaining records of fire time and attendance work done by fire crews, and related activities,nORnB.

Completion of at least 1 year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education directly related to this position,nORnC.

Possess an equivalent combination of graduate education AND qualifying experience.

Minimum Qualifications for GS 0462-07 (Must meet A, B, or C)nA.

One year of specialized wildland fire experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service.

Examples of specialized experience include: Examples of specialized experience may include: lay out and organize lines of attack for a wildland fire; locate and construct firelines; dispatch fire crews and provides onsite direction and support to crew members on the fireline; ensure availability of equipment, water, and supplies; train others in equipment safety, maintenance and use; conduct informal on-the-job fire training sessions; distribute literature and explain the fire prevention plan to the general public; use computer software for database creation, management, and manipulation (e.g., Microsoft Access, WIMS, Fire Base, etc.)nORnB.

Completion of at least 1 year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education directly related to this position,nORnC.

Possess an equivalent combination of graduate education AND qualifying experience.

This position is subject to the qualifications and additional required training specified in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Qualifications Standards and Guide.

IFPM Qualifications You must be fully qualified as:no Engine Boss (ENGB)no Incident Commander, Type 4 (ICT4)nand trained in:no S211 "Portable Pumps and Water Use"n(You must provide a copy of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or other equivalent documentation which verifies you meet the required NWCG minimum qualifications for this IFPM position.

Failure to provide this documentation by the closing dated of the announcement will result in you being rated as not qualified).

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.

Promotion Potential: This position involves a multi-grade career ladder.

The major duties listed represent the full performance level of GS-07.

At lower grade levels, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence.

You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-07.

Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.The selectee may be promoted without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met.

Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.


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