The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Agriculture. The opening is for a Forest Fire Operations Risk Management Specialist in Multiple Locations Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Forest Fire Operations Risk Management Specialist – Multiple Locations
Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 481187Start Date: 07/14/2021End Date: 07/28/2021
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. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary. Specialized Experience Requirement: GS-09: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience includes: reviewing policies, programs and guidelines for wild land fire safety and health programs, reviewing job hazard analysis/risk assessments and fire safety management standards, provided feedback on learning tools and helped facilitate learning reviews, rapid learning sharing or coordinated response protocols, helped conduct NWCG fire training courses, EMT/Wilderness First Aid Instructor, experience assisting in overseeing the forest’s chainsaw program. OR A master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LLB. or J.D., if related; OR An appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work . GS-11: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience includes: Reviewing and providing input to policies, programs and guidelines for wild land fire safety and health programs; reviewing and providing input to job hazard analysis/risk assessments, fire safety management standards, coordinating action plan accomplishments for safety, health and wellness committees, assisting in the development of learning tools i.e. facilitated learning reviews, rapid learning sharing or coordinated response protocols, analyzing and reporting trends for injury/illness/motorized vehicle accidents, conducts NWCG fire training courses, certified trainer in OSHA general industry or construction standards, (OSHA 501/OSHA 500), defensive driving, EMT/Wilderness First Aid Instructor, assists the Forest chainsaw coordinator to design and oversee the forest’s chainsaw program. OR A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; OR An appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master’s degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). 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. 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. FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a primary/rigorous 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 provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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