Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior
This recruitment is for six or more permanent full-time positions and/or permanent full-time seasonal positions within the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The duty location and work schedule will be determined upon selection, and will be filled from Standard PD Number: FDI207A/B.
This announcement will be used to fill vacancies utilizing the Direct-Hire Authority (5CFR 337.201).
Category rating, veteran's preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do NOT apply for this vacancy.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Technical and Medical Support Positions and Individual Occupational Requirements for GS-0462: Forestry Technician Series; and Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Redbook)) GS-7: 1 year of creditable specialized wildland fire management work experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.
Examples of specialized experience include but are not limited to work in forest/range fire control, prevention or suppression work as a lead wildland firefighter directing others in the use of a variety of specialized wildland fire tools and equipment; directing and performing prescribed burning; leading the operation of a wildland fire engine or suppression efforts of a helicopter module OR one full year of graduate level education in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position.
GS-6: 1 year of creditable specialized wildland fire management work experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.
Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, on-the-line wildland fire experience as a senior wildland firefighter in forest/range fire control, prevention or suppression work, prescribed burning; operating and maintaining specialized wildland fire tools, equipment, vehicles, and may include leading the work of crew personnel OR one year of graduate level education that is directly related to this position.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: These are MANDATORY qualification prerequisites to qualify for this position.
The applicant must have possessed all of the following Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Redbook) to be considered eligible for this position: Primary Core Requirement: Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) or higher Secondary Core Qualification: Helicopter Crew Member (HECM) or higher, AND Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) or higher.
Additional Required Training: S-290, Intermediate Fire Behavior NOTE: Selective factors are knowledges, skills, abilities, or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in a qualification standard, but are determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Applicants who do not meet the selective factors are ineligible for further consideration.
You MUST provide a current copy of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or other agency equivalent documentation which verifies you meet the required NWCG qualifications for this IFPM position when submitting your application.
Selectees for IFPM positions requiring currency will be required to obtain and maintain currency for the NWCG qualifications listed above.
MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE: The maximum entry-age for this position shall not exceed age 37, unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian law enforcement or firefighter experience or you are a preference eligible veteran.
If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday.
You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form 214 (DD-214) along with Standard Form 15 (if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with the instructions in this vacancy announcement.
Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result in lost eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement.
FIREFIGHTER SPECIAL RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a Primary firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C.
8336 (c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C.
8412 (d) (FERS).
date immediately prior to reaching an individual's 37th birthday is the maximum entry age (MEA) at which an applicant can be initially appointed into a primary firefighter position.
Applicants initially appointed to a primary position MUST NOT have reached their 37th birthday.
Applicants over the MEA of 37 MUST have enough prior covered service under the Firefighter Special Retirement benefit in order to be eligible for re-entry into a primary firefighter position.
Temporary primary/rigorous covered service will only be credited if performed prior to January 1, 1989 (temporary service performed beginning 1/1/89 or later is not creditable for retirement).
Applicants are responsible for submitting all supporting documentation prior to the closing date of a vacancy for an MEA determination.
Acceptable forms of documentation consist of SF-50's showing beginning and ending dates of covered/creditable Federal civilian appointments or copies of agency approved certification letters based upon individual claims for coverage.
Failure to provide this documentation with your application may result in the loss of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Salary: 39K-56K Per Year
How to Apply
Please follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.
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