Forestry Technician (Fire)

Posted on Aug 03, 2021 via USAJobs

National Park Service, Department of the Interior

Tupelo, MS  |   #government

 


This position is located within the Mississippi River Fire Management Zone of the Southeast Region of the National Park Service.

The Fire Management Zone encompasses much of Kentucky and Tennessee, all of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the western portion of the Florida panhandle.

The ecological systems are varied stretching from the Cumberland Plateau to the Gulf of Mexico with oak/hickory forests, prairies/glades, and longleaf pine forests.

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement08/02/2021 unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience.

To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time).

If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount qualified specialized experience.

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

The full performance level for this position is at the GS-07 grade level and has been categorized as an Engine Module Supervisor and requires selectee to meet the qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position.

For more information on IFPM, click here.

Selective Factors: The applicant must have possessed all the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position: NWCG qualification: Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)) NWCG qualification: Engine Boss (ENGB) -AND- This position is covered by the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C.

8336 (c) and 5 U.S.C.

8412 (d) as a Primary/Rigorous Firefighter.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, but not have reached their 37th birthday by the closing date of this announcement.

These positions are covered by the special enhanced annuity retirement provisions for Federal Firefighters and Law Enforcement officers and have a mandatory retirement age of 57.

Two exceptions are allowed: 1) an applicant has prior Federal service in documented special retirement covered position(s) sufficient to count toward 20 years of covered service on or before the mandatory retirement age of 57; or 2) an applicant is a qualified veterans' preference eligible, in which case the MEA is waived and their corresponding retirement age may be higher than 57 after completing 20 years of service.

Applicants must submit proof of their previous and/or current status in the Fire Fighter or Law Enforcement special enhanced annuity retirement system.

-AND- 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).

Applicants must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be qualified at the 06 level by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level.

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Specialized experience for this position includes Forestry aid or technician work; engineering, range, or soil conservation technician work that involved the application of cultural resource conservation, or land management practices on nonforest or ranch lands when combined with knowledge of forestry operations and equipment; farming or ranching work that involved application of cultural and soil and water conservation practices, including safety and use of equipment, and that provided a basic understanding of land use; or forest or range fire control, prevention, or suppression work..n-OR-nEDUCATION: Successful completion of at least one year of graduate level college education in a field directly related to range technician fire work such as a major study in forestry, fire science or a field directly related to this position that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.

A copy of your transcripts is required.

You must include transcripts in your application materials.

Applicants must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be qualified at the 07 level by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors).

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Specialized experience must have included: possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level.

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Specialized experience for this position includes Forestry aid or technician work; engineering, range, or soil conservation technician work that involved the application of cultural resource conservation, or land management practices on non-forest or ranch lands when combined with knowledge of forestry operations and equipment; farming or ranching work that involved application of cultural and soil and water conservation practices, including safety and use of equipment, and that provided a basic understanding of land use; or forest or range fire control, prevention, or suppression work..

Additional (1) personally performing in Wildland Fire Engine Operations, and at least one of the following wildland fire-fighting functions: Initial attack and Fire-line Suppression Operations; Prescribed Fire Operations; (1) personally leading or supervising others in any two of the following functions: initial attack and suppression hand-crew operations; prescribed fire operations; wildland fire engine crew operations; helitack fire crew operations; providing on-the-job training and conducting daily crew briefings, safety sessions, and/or other basic wildland fire training.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies: Fire Management Interpersonal Skills Planning and Evaluating Technical Competence NOTE: If your firefighting experience includes both structural and wildland, it is essential that your application materials clearly separate and document your wildland experience.

Additional Requirements: Work Capacity Test: The Work Capacity Test (WCT-Pack Test) as a method for assessing an employee's fitness levels for fire qualifications in the positions covered by this recruitment notice.

Employees required to pass a WCT-Pack Test as a "condition of employment" will be provided one opportunity to pass the required test with a second chance provided at the discretion of management based on the results of the first test.

This recruitment notice constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements.

NOTE: Arduous fitness (WCT-Pack Test) will consist of completing a three-mile hike, within 45 minutes, while carrying a 45 pound pack.

A time of 45 minutes, the passing score for the test, approximates an aerobic fitness score of 45, the established standard for firefighters.

Applicants shall be disqualified for appointment if they fail to meet any physical requirement.

Driver's License: You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required.

You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record.

You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.


Deadline: 2021-08-02 (Expired)
Salary: 39K-56K Per Year


How to Apply

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


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