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Fire Management Specialist (prescribed Fire And Fuels)

Company: Forest Service
Location: delta
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

SummaryTHIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. This type of announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur. Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied. Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates when applications are due for these locations can be found on the Forest Service website.See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section for details. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-12. Provide program management oversight for a high complexity fire/fuels management program, based on IFPM complexity analysis rating factors. Develop fuels treatment alternatives to support management decisions while adhering to applicable laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines. Evaluate individual fuels treatments as well as the effectiveness of the overall program and makes recommendations for improvement. Implement and administer prescribed fire activities, wildland fire use, and fuels management activities. Monitor fire behavior, evaluates fire effects and identify potential problems. Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team planning, developing, and implementing land management plans, compliance documents, and agreements. Perform fiscal analysis, formulates the annual fuels management budget, and tracks program expenditures. Ensure welfare and safety in all aspects of project implementation and identifies training needs in fire and fuels management. Coordinate multi-disciplinary field studies related to fuels management program issues to determine effectiveness of treatments. Maintain awareness of technological developments in wildland fire science and related disciplines. Collect information through a variety of methods, including field surveys, computer modeling, and specific literature searches. Stay abreast of state-of-the-art computer modeling software and scientific methods to support fire use, air quality, and fuel treatment planning and applications. Disseminate information on technological advancements in the field of natural resources management for use in land use planning and other activities. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel overnights on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position.Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 12 Job family (Series) 0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt. Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check. Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served. Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution. Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify. Must be 18 years of age. Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training. This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results. Must pass the Work Capacity Test for certain Interagency Fire Program Management or Fire Program Management positions. Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required. Willing to live/work in remote locations (volatile/unpredictable). Some Fire positions may have Conditions of Employment such as: a valid state driver's license; a commercial driver's license (CDL); pre-appointment and random drug testing; or a physical or medical examination. There may be additional Conditions of Employment not listed here, however applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made. Qualifications 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.Basic Requirement:You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided with the application to validate that coursework requirements are met. 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. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.A. Degree: Biological sciences, agriculture, natural resources management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position.-OR-B. 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 meeting the basic requirement, you must also possess experience and/or directly related education in the amounts listed below.Specialized Experience Requirement:GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09. Examples include: Assisting in managing a fire/fuels program including smoke management, assisting with fiscal analysis and formulating fuels management budgets. Helping develop local policy, standards, and guidelines for a fuels management program, assisting other resource program managers in design and implementation of fuels management prescriptions, providing leadership in a fire management program area such as contracting, fire planning, aviation, safety, wildfire response, etc.GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11. Examples include: Managing a fire/fuels program, implementing and administering prescribed fire activities, wildfire response, and fuels management activities to ensure objectives are met, responsible for smoke management to meet air quality standards, managing fuels program budget, developing and implementing local policy, working regularly with administrators from other Federal, state, or local agenciesSelective Placement FactorsSuccessfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2) -AND- Successfully completed the Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) -OR- Task Force Leader (TFLD).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.In order to be considered for this position, copies of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record (or equivalent training documents) which contain documented proof of the certification or attainment of the IFPM Selective Placement Factor for this position MUST be attached to your application. Red cards are not acceptable documentation. Currency Requirement: Required to maintain currency once hired into the position. Currency of NWCG qualifications is not required for selection. If not currently qualified, the applicant must provide documented evidence that they have been fully qualified in the past, and are able to regain currency within one year of being hired. Failure to provide this documentation will result in disqualification.This position has been identified as High or Moderate or Low Complexity under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) or Forest Service Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) and is subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide when filling this vacancy. IFPM or FS-FPM selective placement factors are made up of a primary and secondary National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) core Incident Management Qualifications and Required Training. The applicant must possess these qualifications at the applicable complexity level to be considered eligible for this position.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..... click apply for full job details

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