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Part time
Posted:
6/24/2018
Job Category:
Technician
Lead Forestry Technician
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Job Description

* Duties

Help Duties Summary

CAREER SEASONAL-Selectee will be guaranteed a minimum of 26 weeks of FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT each calendar year, maximum is 50 weeks.

This position is located with the Uintah and Ouray Agnecy, at Fort Duchesne, UT.

The full performance level of this position is a GS-06.

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Responsibilities

* Provide direct leadership to wildland firefighters on an engine.
* Participate in fireline construction.
* Participate in prescribed fire operations.

Travel Required

50% or less - Incumbent may be required to live in backcountry camps for extended periods of time.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

6


* Job family (Series)

0462 Forestry Technician


* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship Required
* Indian Preference applies
* You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
* You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
* A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
* If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
* Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607.
* This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received.
* Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination and is subject to physical fitness testing.

Qualifications

GS-06:

1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level.

Specialized Experience:

Examples of specialized experience at the GS-06 level include: On-the-line wildland fire experience in forest fire control, prevention or suppression work. Provided on-the-job training to personnel in use of wildland fire control equipment, methods and safety procedures. Perform technical specializations such as felling, saw repair, and water handling.

This position has been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as an Supervisory Fire Engine Operator, and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at

http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/

Selective Factors:

The applicant must have possessed all of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position:

1. primary core qualification: Engine Boss (ENGB)

2. secondary core qualification: Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5)

3. additional required training: S-211 "Portable Pumps and Water Use"

Selectees for IFPM positions requiring currency will be required to obtain and maintain currency for the NWCG qualifications listed above

This is a Primary firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) (CSRS) AND 8412 (d) (FERS). Persons making their first entry into a firefighter position under these authorities cannot be selected if they have reached age 37 or older. Persons already in covered secondary positions or persons with previously approved service who apply for a primary position cannot be considered if their age at reentry into the primary position is 37 subtracting service in approved positions.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.

This position will be opened until filled. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks. Applicants with 10-point Veterans' Preference who submit a complete application after each two week cut-off date, but before the List of Eligibles is issued, will be considered and referred on the List, if qualified.

Education

If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

About Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is the nation's principal conservation agency. Its mission is to protect America's treasures for future generations, provide access to our nation's natural and cultural heritage, offer recreation opportunities, honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives and our responsibilities to island communities, conduct scientific research, provide wise stewardship of energy and mineral resources, foster sound use of land and water resources, and conserve and protect fish and wildlife. Its work affects the lives of millions of people; from the family taking a vacation in a national park to the children studying in Indian schools.