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Forestry Technician (Fire) (Supervisory Fire Engine Operator) – Los Alamos, New Mexico
National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 228972Start Date: 03/12/2020End Date: 03/31/2020
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-03/31/2020-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect either full-time or 40 hours per week. If a part-time work schedule is reflected, the hours must be annotated to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. 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 an Supervisory Fire Engine Operator and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. For more information on IFPM, click here. 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:
1. Primary Core Qualification: Engine Boss (ENGB)
2. Secondary Core Qualification: Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5)
3. Required Training: S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use Currency is required. You will be required to obtain and maintain currency for the NWCG qualifications listed above. -AND- Selective Factor: Maximum Entry Age (MEA): This position is covered by the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336 (c) and 5 U.S.C. 8412 (d) as a Primary/Rigorous Firefighter. Applicants must not have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to this position unless there is sufficient prior Federal service in a covered position to permit retirement on or before the mandatory retirement age for this type of position. An exception is allowed if you are a qualified veteran preference eligible. – AND – In addition, to qualify for this position, you must possess at least one or all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: GS-0462-07:
Specialized Experience: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience must have included: (1) personally performing in Wildland Fire Engine Operations, and at least one of the following wildland fire-fighting functions: Initial attack and Fire-line Suppression Operations; Prescribed Fire Operations; Helitack Operations; and (2) personally leading or supervising others in any two of the following functions: initial attack and suppression hand-crew operations; prescribed fire operations; wildland fire engine crew operations; helitack fire crew operations; providing on-the-job training and conducting daily crew briefings, safety sessions, and/or other basic wildland fire training. OR
Education: At least one year of graduate level college education in a field directly related to the position such as a major study in forestry, fire science. A copy of your transcripts is required. OR
Combination: An equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position. A copy of your transcripts is required. 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.
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