Forestry Technician


Posted on May 22, 2020

Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior

San Juan Pueblo, NM

This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendent, Northern Pueblos Agency in San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico.

The incumbent of this position serves in a key fire management position in a field fire management organization as a Prescribed Fire/Fuels Technician.

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) GS-8: 1 year of specialized work experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service.nExamples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, forestry technician work; forest or range firencontrol, prevention, or suppression work; assisting in prescribed fire and fuels program planning andncoordination; recommending plans and schedules for prescribed fire, wildfire response, and fuels treatmentnprojects; participating in technical aspects of prescribed fire operations, ensuring preparation, ignition, holding,nmop-up, and rehabilitation meet prescription standards; monitoring fire behavior and evaluating fire effects;nparticipating in wildland fire and safety training and preparedness reviews.

GS-9: 1 year of specialized work experience equivalent to at least the GS-08 level in the Federal service.nExamples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, forestry technician work; forest or range firencontrol, prevention or suppression work; developing plans and schedules for prescribed fire, wildfirenresponse, and fuels treatment projects; evaluating prescription treatments, monitoring methods; conductingnsurveys; using a database to model and analyze fire behavior and fire effects observation data; implementingntechnical aspects of prescribed fire operations, ensuring preparation, ignition, holding, mop-up, and rehabilitation meet prescription standards; conducting field reconnaissance and summarize findings; providing for training needs to support prescribed fire and fuels management programs; or two (2) full years of graduateneducation in forestry, range management, agriculture, or closely related discipline.

One year of graduateneducation is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to representnone academic year of full-time study.

Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Ifnyou cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27nquarter hours) is considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full- time graduate study; or ancombination of experience as described in A above and education in B above which total at least one year.

Fornexample, 6 months of experience (50% of the experience) and one year of related graduate-level studyn(50% of the education requirement) would qualify an applicant for this position.

This position has been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard.

This position has been categorized as a Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist - Moderate Complexity, and requires 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 http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/ SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: The applicant must have possessed all of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position: Primary Core Requirement: Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2) Secondary Core Requirement: Engine Boss (ENGB) or Crew Boss (CRWB) or Helicopter Manager (HMGB) This position requires a minimum of 90 days previous wildland firefighting experience which provided knowledge of the techniques, policies, and practices of wildland fire management.

Wildland fire are categorized into two distinct types: 1) Wildfires - unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires; 2) Prescribed Fires - Planned ignitions.

This description includes only fireline experience on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning states.

This position is a secondary-administrative firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336 (c) (CSRS) and 8412 (d) (FERS).

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.nMerit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.

How to Apply

Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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