24 Aug
Supervisory Forestry Technician (DZAFMO)
Arizona, Flagstaff / sedona

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Summary


THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. This type of announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur. Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied. Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates applications are due for these locations can be found on theForest Service website.


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Responsibilities



  • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-09 level

  • Provides oversight during initial and extended attack fires, directs fireline activities and tactics of dispersed firefighters, resources, equipment, and aircraft

  • Utilizes wildland fire behavior knowledge and firefighting experience and assigns missions to ground and aviation wildland fire suppression resources

  • Provides protection for life, property and resources. Selects strategies and tactics to ensure safe operations for assigned resources

  • Provides technical and administrative supervision to the unit(s). Responsible for the on-the-job safety and health of all employees supervised

  • Performs, and supervises employees in: fire prevention, preparedness, detection, resource rehabilitation, mobilization, prescribed fire, aviation operations, and training programs

  • Ensures preparedness of wildland fire suppression equipment and personnel

  • Assists in developing and revising interagency annual operating plans, annual budget requests, the fire management plan and operating procedures pertaining to wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire

  • Coordinates with dispatch office regarding current fire behavior and fire conditions, release of resources, and other logistical considerations

  • Assists in developing and revising interagency annual operating plans, annual budget requests, the fire management plan and operating procedures pertaining to wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire


Travel Required


Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel overnights on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position


Supervisory status


Yes


Promotion Potential


9



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0462 Forestry Technician



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Conditions of Employment



  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.

  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.

  • Must be 18 years of age.

  • Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training.

  • This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.

  • Must pass the Work Capacity Test for certain Interagency Fire Program Management or Fire Program Management positions.

  • Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.

  • Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required.

  • Willing to live/work in remote locations (volatile/unpredictable).

  • Some Fire positions may have Conditions of Employment such as: a valid state driver's license; a commercial driver's license (CDL); pre-appointment and random drug testing; or a physical or medical examination.

  • There may be additional Conditions of Employment not listed here, however applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made.


Qualifications


In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.


Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.


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.


Specialized Experience Requirement:


Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.


For the GS-08: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level; OR two years of graduate level education or a master's degree in a position-related field of forestry or natural resources management; OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.


Examples of specialized experience include: : Assisting in developing fire control plans and documents relating to fire pre-suppression, prevention, detection, and suppression tactics and strategies. Preparing fuels hazard and wildland fire risk assessments. Assisting in coordinating and executing wildland fire suppression and prescribed burning operations.


For the GS-09: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-08 grade level; OR two years of graduate level education or a master's degree in a position-related field of forestry or natural resources management; OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.


Examples of specialized experience include: Assisting in managing a broad range of fire programs such as preparedness, prevention, prescribed burning, monitoring, and hazardous fuels reduction. Assisting in writing and executing wildland fire management plans, prescribed burn plans, and preparedness plans. Assisting in determining annual pre-suppression and suppression needs.


Selective Placement Factors


Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Division Group Supervisor (DIVS) -AND- Successfully completed the Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) or Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2) -OR- Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Air Support Group Supervisor (ASGS) -AND- Successfully completed the Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3).


A minimum 90 days experience performing on-the-line (Primary/Rigorous) wildland fire suppression duties as a member of an organized fire suppression crew or comparable unit that utilized knowledge of wildland fire suppression, containment or control techniques and practices under various conditions. This experience must be documented with specific dates in the online application or resume.


In order to be considered for this position, copies of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record (or equivalent training documents) which contain documented proof of the certification or attainment of the IFPM Selective Placement Factor for this position MUST be attached to your application. Red cards are not acceptable documentation. Currency Requirement: Required to maintain currency once hired into the position. Currency of NWCG qualifications is not required for selection. If not currently qualified, the applicant must provide documented evidence that they have been fully qualified in the past, and are able to regain currency within one year of being hired. Failure to provide this documentation will result in disqualification.


This position has been identified as High Complexity under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) or Forest Service Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) and is subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide when filling this vacancy. IFPM or FS-FPM selective placement factors are made up of a primary and secondary National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) core Incident Management Qualifications and Required Training. The applicant must possess these qualifications at the applicable complexity level to be considered eligible for this position.


FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a secondary position covered under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336(c) for the Civil Service Retirement System and of 5 USC 8412(d) for the Federal Employees Retirement System.


WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS level is a condition of employment.


To receive consideration for this position, you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Education


See QUALIFICATIONS section for education requirements.

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