Forestry Technician (Fire) Job in Multiple Locations – Department of the Interior

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Forestry Technician (Fire) – Multiple Locations
Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 257611
Start Date: 05/11/2020
End Date: 05/22/2020

Qualification Summary
This key fire management position is a categorized under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard as a National Wildlife Coordinating Group (NWCG) qualification of Task Force Leader (TFLD) and Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3), or Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2). Minimum IFPM qualification standards must be met 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. The maximum age is 37 (except for veterans preference eligible). Individuals must be selected for these positions prior to their 37th birthday. Qualified preference eligible may apply and be considered for vacancies regardless of whether they meet the maximum age requirements identified at 5 U.S.C. 3307, unless the hiring agency has determined age is essential to the duties of the job. Only experience and education obtained by 05/22/2020 will be considered.
You may qualify at the GS-08 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements: A. Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability by performing range or forest fire control, prevention, or suppression work. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include leading firefighting crews in prescribed burning and wildfire suppression field operations and leading wildland fire suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, hazardous fuels reduction and prescribed fire as wildland firefighter crewmember; OR
B. Have one full year (18 semester hours or equivalent) of graduate level education in an accredited college or university in one of the following related fields forestry, agriculture, range management or conservation, wildlife management, or wildland fire science. The education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of this position; OR C. Have a combination of education and experience as listed above. You may qualify at the GS-09 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements: A. Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability by performing range or forest fire control, prevention, or suppression work. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include leading firefighting crews in prescribed burning and wildfire suppression field operations and leading wildland fire suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, hazardous fuels reduction and prescribed fire as wildland firefighter crewmember; OR
B. Have a master’s or equivalent graduate degree in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or possession of a LL.B. or J.D degree, in one of the following related fields forestry, agriculture, range management or conservation, wildlife management, or wildland fire science. The education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of this position; OR C. Have a combination of education and experience as listed above. 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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