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Forestry Technician (Dispatch) (Assistant Dispatch Center Manager) – Winnemucca, Nevada
Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 9382Start Date: 10/24/2018End Date: 11/07/2018
Qualification Requirement Using Specialized Experience or Education: In order to be rated as qualified using specialized experience, we must be able to determine that you meet the definition(s) below; please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level of the position to be filled.For GS-08: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least GS-07 in the federal service,analyzing and applying fire management strategies; mobilization and dispatch coordination; and equipment development and deployment using fire communication systems in a dispatch center; –OR–have completed two full years (36 semester hours) of GRADUATE education level college education or received a Master’s degree directly related toforestry technician fire work such as a major study in forestry, fire science or a subject-matter field directly related to this position that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position.; –OR– A combination of education and specialized experience.For GS-09:One year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-08 in the Federal service,resolving conflicts in firefighting resource requirements, providing training and guidance to less experienced personnel, providing supervisors with recommendations for process improvement, and developing solutions to irregular or problem situations gained while working in a dispatch center or during wildland firefighting operations; –OR–have two full years of graduate level college education or a masters degree in a field directly related toforestry 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. ; –OR– A combination of education and specialized experience.You must meet all qualification requirements within by the closing date of the announcement.Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.90 Day Prior Firefighting Experience Requirement (resume must support):The Department of the Interior defines wildland firefighting experience as; on-the-line wildland firefighting experience gained through containment, control, suppression, or use of wildland fire.This experience can be met by serving in a temporary, seasonal, or equivalent private sector fire position for no less than 90 days. Periods of wildland firefighting experience, gained through militia and rural fire departments, can also be credited, as long as the total amount of this experience equates to at least 90 days.Wildland fire is defined as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. Two distinct types of wildland fire have been defined and include wildfire and prescribed fire:Wildfire – An unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires.Prescribed Fire – Planned ignitions. This description includes only fire line experience on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning stages. Prescribed fire experience must be supplemented by fire suppression experience in order to be creditable as previous wildland firefighting experience.(1)Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher(EDSD);AND (2)90 days Wildland Firefighting 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.
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