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Fire Management Specialist (Prescribed Fire/Fuels) – Erskine, Minnesota
Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 14796Start Date: 11/08/2018End Date: 11/21/2018
Only experience and education obtained by 11/21/2018 will be considered. 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), and requires selectees to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at https://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/. Prior experience in wild land firefighting is required in order to carry out the duties of this position. You will not be considered for this position if you do not have prior wild land firefighting experience. Basic Requirements for the GS-0401 series: A. Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to this position. You must submit college transcripts.
B. Combination of education and experience – courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture or natural resources management, chemistry or at least 24 semester hours in biological sciences, natural resources, wildland fire management, forestry, or agriculture equivalent to a major field of study, plus, appropriate experience or additional education that is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in the biological sciences, agriculture, or natural resources. You must submit copies of your college transcripts so that we may verify you meet the basic qualification requirement. Failure to submit copies of college transcripts will result in an ineligible rating. In addition to meeting the above basic entry qualification requirements above, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts indicated below to qualify for the GS-09 level. One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the next lower level (equivalent to grade GS-07) in the Federal service performing analytical/evaluative work that includes 2 (or more) of the following 3 categories: experience demonstrating understanding of fire effects on cultural and natural resources; prescribed fire/fuels management activities; and/or fire management operations work that included at least 4 of the following: mobilization and dispatch coordination, fire prevention, training, logistics, equipment development and deployment, fire communications systems and suppression and preparedness.
Two successfully completed full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree in fire science, fire management, biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or a closely related discipline. One year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that 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) is considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full- time graduate study.
A combination of education and experience as listed above. To compute, first, determine your experience as a percentage of the experience required in A; then determine your graduate education as a percentage of the education required in B. Note: Only graduate education in excess of the first 18 semester hours may be used. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100%. NOTE: To be credited as specialized experience, technical work must be comparable that which would have been gained in a professional series and clearly demonstrated that the applicant has the necessary background to perform satisfactorily the duties of the position to be filled. Professional positions generally differ significantly in the nature of work (e.g., greater independence, responsibility, and judgment). THEREFORE, if applying for this professional position and you wish to be considered on the basis of a minimum of 1 year of technical work experience at the next lower grade, your application must clearly evidence the variety and progressive nature – independence, responsibility and judgement of your work assignments and any applicable training or course work completed. 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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