Fire Management Specialist (Prescribed Fire and Fuels) Job in Colville, Washington – Department of Agriculture

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Fire Management Specialist (Prescribed Fire and Fuels) – Colville, Washington
Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 245833
Start Date: 04/20/2020
End Date: 04/27/2020

Qualification Summary
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. Basic Requirements: Degree: Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major course of study 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. In order to be considered for this position, copies of your College Transcripts and Technical Fire Management (TFM) certificate, if applicable, MUST be attached to your application. In addition to the basic requirements described above, you must meet the following specialized experience. Your resume must clearly show that you possess the specialized experience requirements. Specialized Experience Requirement: For the GS-11: Applicants must have one year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that demonstrates and understanding in all of the following categories: Reviewing and evaluating fire management plans for ecological soundness and technical adequacy; and Conducting field inspections before and after prescribed or wildland fires to determine if resource objectives were achieved and/or to evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken. In addition to fire program management, appropriate experience must have included either prescribed fire/fuels management -or- fire management operations as described below: 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 down fuels; live fuel loading assessments); Analysis of fuel loadings and determination of appropriate fuel treatment methods and programming; Evaluation of prescribed burn plans or fire management plans to ensure fire containment is possible and identification of appropriate suppression contingencies if containment is not obtained. Fire management operations – 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 communication systems For the GS-12: Applicants must have one year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience reviewing and evaluating fire management plans for ecological soundness and technical adequacy; Conducting field inspections before and after prescribed or wildland fires to determine if resource objectives were achieved and/or evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken; and Developing analyses on the ecological role of fire and its use and/or exclusion, and smoke management and must have included all of the fire program management elements as described below: Managing a fire/fuels program. Implementing and Administering prescribed fire activities. Wildfire response and fuels management activities to ensure objectives are met. Responsible for smoke management to meet air quality standards. Managing fuels program budget. Developing and Implementing local policy. Working regularly with administrators from other Federal, State, or Local Agencies. Selective Placement Factors Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2) -AND- Successfully completed the Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) -OR- Task Force Leader (TFLD). -OR- Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2) -AND- Successfully completed the Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Helibase Manager (HEBM). 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. Additional information on the qualification requirements for this position are outlined in the Interagency Fire Program Management 401 Supplemental Guide and the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. 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. 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. Positions may be filled as career ladders or could be filled at the full performance level dependent upon the individual units needs. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a secondary firefighter position covered under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(D).

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