Fire Management Officer Job in Multiple Locations – Department of the Interior

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Fire Management Officer – Multiple Locations
National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 128463
Start Date: 07/29/2019
End Date: 08/14/2019

Qualification Summary
Selective Factors: The applicant must have possessed all of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position. Currency is not required on any of these NWCG Qualifications below. Please provide a copy of your IQCS Master Record or equivalent documentation to demonstrate that you have previously held the combination of the qualifications outlined below: 1. Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
2. Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) or Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2)
-OR-
1. Air Support Group Supervisor (ASGS)
2. Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
– AND –
Selective Factor: Candidates must possess a minimum of 90-days of wildland firefighting experience, gained through fire line work in containment, control, suppression or use of wildland fire. You must clearly demonstrate this experience in your resume, including the months, days and hours per week at which the work was performed in order to be considered. This is a secondary-administrative firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S. C. 8336 (c) (CSRS) and 5 U. S. C. 8412 (d) (FERS). PLEASE NOTE: Applicants may meet qualification requirements, but may not be eligible for special retirement coverage. If such an applicant is selected, they will be placed in the regular retirement system. To be eligible for Secondary retirement coverage under CSRS, an employee must transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position. To be eligible for Secondary retirement coverage under FERS, an employee must: 1) transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position, AND 2) complete 3 years of service in a primary rigorous position including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld, AND 3) must be continuously employed in a secondary position(s) since moving from a primary rigorous position, except for any break in employment from a secondary position that began with involuntary separation (not for cause). It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enough information to determine your special retirement status to ensure you do not lose benefits (normally through submission of your work history or other documentation that demonstrates work history of approved covered positions). You must let this office know if you are in a Primary position. – AND –
Basic Education Requirement for the 401 series: Successful completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. You must provide a copy of your transcript(s). – OR – A combination of education and experience which included at least 24 semester hours of upper level courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, 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, natural resources management, chemistry, or related discipline. The nature and quality of this course work must have been such that it would serve as a prerequisite for more advanced study in the field or subject-matter area. This means the required course work must show progression beyond the associate degree level in directly related coursework, such that it may be considered to be leading towards a bachelor’s degree in the related field.You must provide a copy of your transcript(s). – AND –
Applicants must possess specialized experience: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 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. This experience includes all of the following activities: 1) reviewing and evaluating fire management plans for ecological soundness and technical adequacy; 2) conducting field inspections before and after prescribed or wildland fires to determine if objectives were achieved and/or evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken; and 3) developing analyses on the ecological role of fire and its use and/or exclusion, and smoke management. In addition to fire program management, experience must have included either: (1) Prescribed fire/fuels management experience in a broad range of activities such as: professional forest or range inventory methods and procedures (e.g., Brown’s planar intercept for dead and downed fuels; live fuel loading assessments); analysis of fuel loadings and determination of appropriate fuel treatment methods and programming; land use planning and environmental coordination; evaluation of prescribed burn plans or fire management plans to ensure fire containment is possible and identification of appropriate suppression contingencies in containment is not obtained, or; (2) Fire management operations which has included analyzing and applying fire management strategies; plus experience in at least five of the following activities: mobilization and dispatch coordination; fire prevention and education; training; logistics; equipment development and deployment; fire communications systems; suppression and preparedness; aviation. 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”. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone.

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