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Regional Fire and Aviation Director – Missoula, Montana
Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 519815Start Date: 10/06/2021End Date: 10/20/2021
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. To receive consideration for this position, you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Specialized Experience Requirement: For the GS-14 grade level: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as assisting in formulating policies, plans, and programs for the administration of fire management programs such as aviation management, smoke management, and fuels management for a moderate to large organization. Assisting in coordinating the integration of fire management programs with other programs and interagency partners. Assisting in providing coordination and oversight for large, complex wildland fires and planned prescribed fire management activities. For the GS-15 grade level: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as supervising, planning and developing fire management programs such as aviation management, smoke management, state/volunteer fire assistance, cooperative forestry, and fuels management. Formulating fire management policies, plans and programs for a large organization. Assisting in providing oversight in managing relationships with partners ensuring open and ongoing communications across agency boundaries in implementation of interagency cohesive strategies. 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 firefighter position under 5 USC 8336© (CSRS) and 8412(d) (FERS). At least 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required. There is no age limit for entry into secondary positions. Firefighter retirement coverage of the incumbent depends upon his or her individual work history. 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. TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
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