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Equipment Specialist – Multiple Locations
Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 394669Start Date: 01/20/2021End Date: 01/26/2021
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. Specialized Experience: GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 level work. Examples include: Provide specific knowledge in the evaluation of Fire Equipment. Participate in the evaluation of Fire equipment including; surveying and obtaining technical information required to recommend evaluation parameters of water handling and fire apparatus. Develop specification of Fire Engines, Water Tenders, and various other Firefighting Equipment. Respond to inquiries on, procurement activities, other agencies and contractors concerned with the use, procurement, and fabrication of equipment. Conduct inspections of items manufactured by contractors, maintain continual personal contact with industry, wildfire suppression agencies, and other government agencies to keep current on newly developed components, equipment, and regions fire suppression activities. Prepare instruction manuals, and training outlines for fire apparatus and water handling equipment use. Use of diverse types of test equipment, including water pressure test procedures, electrical setting of various water and foam meters, amperage load testing and visual acuity standards for wildland fire apparatus. Conduct Pre-Season readiness reviews within the Intermountain Region to ensure the fire apparatus is fully operational. 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. Selective Placement Factors 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. FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a secondary position covered under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336(c) for the Civil Service Retirement System and of 5 USC 8412(d) for the Federal Employees Retirement System. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
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