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DOI- Bureau of Land Mgmt
Grants Pass, OR, United States
16 days ago
DOI- Bureau of Land Mgmt
Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
16 days ago

Description

Primary responsibilities of the position involve participating in the preparation and implementation of prescribed fire plans, fire effects monitoring plans, manual and mechanical hazardous fuels treatments, and smoke and wildland fire monitoring plans in order to reduce wildfire risk and meet land use plan objectives. The employee considers prescribed fire/fuels management, smoke management, fuels modification principles and procedures, fire effects knowledge, and knowledge of scientific data collection and analysis principles into the development and implementation of procedures and practices. As required, this position will assist a Module Leader or other senior staff in supervising a varied size module.

As a developmental position, the incumbent is provided appropriate training and developmental assignments to assume the full performance position which is identified as a key fire management position in a field fire management organization as a Prescribed Fire/Fuels Technician.

Promotion to the full performance level is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor.



Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • May be required to complete background investigation and drug screening.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
  • This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Department of the Interior Drug-Free and Alcohol-free Workplace Program.
  • You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
  • This position requires a valid state driver's license to operate a variety of motor vehicles to transport equipment, supplies, crewmembers, and others (as required).
  • This position may require certification to use/operate specialized firing equipment.
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • This position is subject to the qualifications and additional required training specified in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Qualifications Standards and Guide under Moderate Complexity.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience and/or education for the respective grade level in which you are applying:

GS-08:
Specialized Experience: 
Applicants must have one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) performing the following: (1) participating in planning, implementing, or coordinating the prescribed fire and fuels management programs; (2) reviewing project plans or survey data to assess impacts on the ecosystem and recommend resolutions; (3) participating in prescribed fire operations monitoring to ensure efficiency or identify training needs; and (4) assisting senior staff in supervising fuel projects.

OR

Education: Have successfully completed 2 full years (36 semester hours) of graduate education or a master's degree in a subject-matter field directly related to this position from an accredited college or university. Such education must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

OR

Combination:
 A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement. To calculate your combined amount, first determine the amount of your specialized experience as a percentage of the requirement listed above. Then determine the amount of your graduate education in excess of one full year (18 semester hours) as a percentage of the requirement listed above; then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.) NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

GS-09:
Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) performing the following: (1) providing technical assistance in all aspects of prescribed fire and fuel management programs; (2) developing plans or recommending prioritization of prescribed fire projects; (3) monitoring operations to ensure preparation, implementation, and training practices complies with organizational regulations; (4) providing leadership in coordinating work schedules, identifying training needs, or ensuring job safety.

OR

Education: Have successfully completed 2 full years (36 semester hours) of graduate education or a master's degree in a subject-matter field directly related to this position from an accredited college or university. Such education must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

OR

Combination:
 A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement. To calculate your combined amount, first determine the amount of your specialized experience as a percentage of the requirement listed above. Then determine the amount of your graduate education in excess of one full year (18 semester hours) as a percentage of the requirement listed above; then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.) NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

SELECTIVE FACTOR: This position is in the firefighting field and is in an organization having a firefighting mission. Prior firefighting experience, as gained by substantial service (minimum of 90 days) in a primary firefighter position or equivalent experience outside the Federal government is a MANDATORY PREREQUISITE for incumbents of this position. Candidates who do not meet this requirement by close of this announcement will receive no further consideration for this position. Your resume must clearly show your experience.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible.
One year at the GS-07 is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-08 level.
One year at the GS-08 is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level.
(Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Volunteer Experience: 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.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

Education

To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

Additional information

  • If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a physical examination.
  • You may be required to travel overnight away from home occasionally. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
  • This position may involve performing strenuous activities under rigorous fieldwork conditions during emergency situations requiring above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. Operation of some specialized fire equipment can place extended physical stress on employee during fire activities.
Physical Demands: Work requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities requiring at least average agility and dexterity.

Working Conditions: Work is perform both in-doors (office) and out-of-doors (field work). Office conditions require long periods of sitting, working with computers and general lifting, and bending and reaching. Field conditions are performed in various conditions and often involve steep terrain where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, covered with vegetation, and in smoky conditions. Temperatures vary from above 100 degrees F to below freezing. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise, and falling and rolling material. Personnel must adjust and cope with exposure to adverse weather elements, dust and smoke, poor sleeping and eating conditions and unpredictable sets of circumstances. The employee may be required to live in backcountry camps for extended periods of time. The hazardous nature of the work requires that personal protective equipment be worn (boots, hardhat, gloves, flame resistant clothing, etc.). Work may require travel by fixed- wing or rotor-wing aircraft.

The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.

Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy. Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. See "Other" section for additional information on 2017 Tax Cuts as related to PCS.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63889475
  • Location:
    Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
    Hines, Oregon, United States
    Medford, Oregon, United States
    Roseburg, Oregon, United States
    Spokane Valley, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: Forestry Technician (Prescribed Fire/Fuels Technician)
  • Company Name For Job: DOI- Bureau of Land Mgmt
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $49,549.00 - $71,146.00 (Yearly Salary)
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