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Fire Management Specialist – Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 506068Start Date: 09/08/2021End Date: 09/24/2021
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. You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Basic Requirements: A. Degree: Biological sciences, agriculture, natural resources 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 addition to the basic requirements described above, you must meet the following experience. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the specialized experience requirements. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized Experience Requirement: For the GS-12: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience are: Assist in providing program leadership and consultation for strategic fire management planning, assessments, and interagency and/or unit Fire Management Plan development. Assist in providing technical advice in the development of policy, goals, objectives, and appropriate management response to wildland fire activities. Assist field staffs in formulating the Fire Management Plan through the interpretation of policy, laws, and regulations. Participate in program reviews with other fire staff to ensure program accountability and efficiency. Serve as a subject matter expert for the Fire Program Analysis application. For the GS-13: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience are: Provide program leadership and consultation for strategic fire management planning, assessments, and interagency and/or unit Fire Management Plan development. Facilitate interagency agreement on contentious issues concerning resource usage, funding allocations, and long range strategies in the regional or multi-regional area, between agencies, county and local governments; field units; and, non-government organizations. Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with public and private groups, state, tribal, and local governmental groups and other federal agencies related to wildland fire management planning activities. Provide technical advice in the development of policy, goals, objectives, and appropriate management response to wildland fire activities. Coordinate the regional annual fire management program budget, integrates the budget with other program budgets to meet unit operation goals. 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; Land use planning and environmental coordination; 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, Suppression and preparedness, Aviation. 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 provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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