Fire Management Specialist (Fuels) – State Fuels Program Manager Job in Salt Lake City, Utah – Department of the Interior

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Fire Management Specialist (Fuels) – State Fuels Program Manager – Salt Lake City, Utah
Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 634493
Start Date: 11/07/2022
End Date: 12/06/2022

Qualification Summary
Basic Education Required: A.) Must have a Degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. -OR- B.) Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture or natural resources management, 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. You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts (unofficial). Additional Experience Required: In addition to meeting the basic education requirements, you must meet specialized experience requirements. Specialized Experience Requirements: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement(s); please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-11) of the position to be filled. To qualify for the GS-12 grade level: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) is required in addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements. Examples of specialized experience include but are not limited to planning, evaluating the effectiveness and implementing vegetation management projects, (prescribed fire, mechanical, chemical treatments); developing mid and long term programs of work; implementing and tracking a program budget based on agency guidance; training others in wildland fire management techniques related to vegetation management; experience in overseeing contracting, agreements and procurement related to achieving wildland fire management goals; experience with interdisciplinary teams and reviewing environmental documents; and experience in wildland fire reviews. 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. Substitution of Education for Experience: There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 and above grade levels. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Selective Placement Factor(s): This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified. Prior on-the-line firefighting: The Department of the Interior defines wildland firefighting experience as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. Wildland firefighting experience is gained through work on the fire line in containment, control, suppression or use of wildland fire. This experience can be met by serving in a temporary, seasonal, or equivalent private sector fire position for no less than 90 days. Wildland fires are categorized into two distinct types: (1) Wildfires – Unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires; and (2) Prescribed Fires – Planned ignitions. This description includes only fireline experience on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning stages. Prescribed fire experience must be supplemented by fire suppression experience in order to be creditable as previous wildland firefighting experience. This experience must be documented in the online application or resume with specific to AND from dates (MM/YY), description of work performed, AND hours worked per week. You must meet all selective placement factor requirements by the closing date of the announcement unless stated otherwise. Physical Demands: The work is primary sedentary. The job requires intermittent physical exertion such as walking over rough or rocky terrain while inspecting field operations, but it is not on a sustained or regular basis. Work Environment: The work is usually performed in an office setting. Occasionally, some exposure to discomfort or risk is encountered on field trips such as extreme heat or cold, or exposure to fire situations. This is a secondary/administrative firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS). While secondary positions are not subject to the maximum entry age policy, the selectee must have prior service in a primary position (3 years of service in primary/rigorous position(s)) and meet the transfer requirement for movement from a primary to secondary position to be eligible for special retirement coverage. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enough information to determine your retirement status to ensure you do not lose benefits (normally through submission of your SF-50). YOU MUST LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN A PRIMARY POSITION. FACT SHEET for Fire Positions: Information on Special Retirement.

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