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United States Air Force | Randolph Air Force Base, TX
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* Duties

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The primary purpose of this position is to manage all aspects of the Wildland Fire program Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution process and serve as the Air Force Wildland Fire Center lead for all Liaison to the various federal and state agencies supporting the wildland fire program.

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* Establishes, defines, and implements wildland fire training and budget requirements for the Air Force to ensure services and functions are in line with organizational goals and mission requirements.
* Plans, organizes, and oversees the activities of the Air Force Wildland Fire Center. Represents the Air Force as the expert on the Air Force Wildland Fire Center Program.
* Communicates critical issues to Federal Agencies, MAJCOM, Regional Support teams/Installation Support team (RST/IST) staff members, serviced installations, and superiors.
* Wildland Fire Operations. Resolves problems, both within and outside the team, regarding wildland fire technical issues personnel resources, budget issues, work priorities, and schedules.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

0460 Forestry

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship Required
* Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
* A security clearance may be required
* PCS expenses are NOT authorized
* This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
* Incumbent is required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and annually thereafter
* Disclosure of Political Appointments


This position is interdisciplinary. An interdisciplinary professional position is a position involving duties and responsibilities closely related to more than one professional occupation. The nature of the work for this position is such that persons with required education and experience in any one of the professional series identified below may be considered equally well qualified to do the work.



Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes knowledge of a wide range of professional natural resource, land management, planning principles, practices, and concepts sufficient to serve as technical authority for the full range of activities involved in fire management planning, programming and budgeting. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-11 grade/level or equivalent in the federal service. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below.

Basic Requirements for GS-0401 Positions: A Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.


Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Basic Requirements for GS-0460 Positions: A Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in forestry; or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work in forestry. The curriculum must have been sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas:

a) Management of Renewable Resources - study of the science and art of managing renewable resources to attain desired results; b) Forest Biology - study of the classification, distribution, characteristics, and identification of forest vegetation, and the interrelationships of living organisms to the forest environment; c) Forest Resource Measurements and Inventory - sampling, inventory, measurement, and analysis techniques as applied to a variety of forest resources.


Combination of education and experience: courses for a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-11 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

* Knowledge of professional principles, practices, techniques, and procedures of natural resources management and biological sciences to effectively perform functions associated with project development, execution, training, and advisory services for wildland fire management to Agency installations and leadership.
* Knowledge of Agency programming, budget, and funding process and ability to forecast, develop, and evaluate resource requirements pertaining to wildland fire management programs.
* Knowledge of the principles of planning and program management; common business and economic principles, theories, concepts, and procedures; financial management principles and standards.
* Knowledge of safety, security regulations, practices, and procedures.
* Knowledge of construction and service contracting procedures relevant to executing Fire Management and environmental related contracts.
* Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with senior officials from a broad array of activities, including federal and local government, and industry.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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