Forestry Technician (Fire Dispatch) Job in Durango, Colorado – Department of the Interior



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Forestry Technician (Fire Dispatch) – Durango, Colorado
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 290671
Start Date: 07/13/2020
End Date: 07/27/2020

Qualification Summary
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Technical and Medical Support Positions and Individual Occupational Requirements for GS-0462: Forestry Technician Series). GS-6: 1 year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-05 level. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, serving as a dispatcher receiving, filling, and tracking resource requests and other emergency incidents; sending requests to higher organizational levels for additional resources as needed; or 1 year of graduate level education directly related to the position; or a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that is directly related to the work of the position. GS-7: 1 year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-06 level. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, performing as a dispatcher and directing others in receiving fire reports, determining location, land status, and fire information; determines appropriate resource response to incidents and requests from the field and dispatches personnel, equipment, aircraft and/or supplies; anticipates fire suppression needs and determines resource allocation; operates and/or directs the operation of various dispatch telecommunication systems; organizes and reviews completed records of all orders placed and actions taken to ensure adherence to established operating procedures; or one full year of graduate-level education (18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours or equivalent) in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position; or a combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate education as described in B and when combined together this meets 100% of the total requirements for the position. To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify. This position requires a minimum of 90 days previous wildland firefighting experience which provided knowledge of the techniques, policies, and practices of wildland fire management. Wildland fire are categorized into two distinct types: 1) Wildfires – unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires; 2) Prescribed Fires – Planned ignitions. This description includes only fireline experience on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning states. This position is a secondary-administrative firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336 (c) (CSRS) and 8412 (d) (FERS). All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date. THIS POSITION WILL SUPPORT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE EFFORTS TO COVID-19

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