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Forestry Technician (Fire Prevention Officer)

Department Of Agriculture

This is a Full-time position in New Meadows, ID posted May 27, 2021.

* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryTHIS 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 applications are due for these locations can be found on theForest Service website.See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section for details.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities* Makes a variety of complex decisions with responsibility for results in programs that mitigate potential for damage to resources, improvements, and human safety.* Is responsible for planning and carrying out fire prevention programs, coordinating with others, and interpreting policy.* Interprets policies and restrictions of the Forest Supervisor and issues guidelines and instructions for their implementation.* Is responsible for the administration and management of the Forest Fire Prevention Management Program.* Prepares budget and controls expenditures.

Prepares long and short range plans for prevention, integrating them with other functions, resource plans, and objectives.* Reviews and evaluates the interrelationship of various elements of the fire management program, with functional resource plans and overall land management plans and schedules.* Provides advice to Forest and Ranger District Staff on the compatibility of proposed actions in their functional area with the overall fire management plan.* Develops alternative strategies which reduce adverse effects on fire management and other activities.* Determines appropriate fire prevention response condition as prescribed by unit policy, and develops strategies and tactics aimed at effectively meeting land management objectives for the forest area.* Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned.* Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-11 level.Travel RequiredOccasional travel
– You may be expected to travel overnight on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position.Supervisory statusNoPromotion Potential11* Job family (Series)0462 Forestry Technician* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions 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.QualificationsIn 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.Specialized Experience Requirement:For the GS-10 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-09 grade level; OR a Ph.D.

or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master’s degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.).Examples of specialized experience are: Assisted in developing and executing plans to solve complex problems involving fire preparedness, fuels management, fire prevention, or training; assisted in managing fire prevention and detection programs, scheduling staffing, maintenance and training; and/or assisted in developing fire control plans and documents relating to fire pre-suppression, prevention, detection, and suppression tactics and strategies.For the GS-11 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-10 grade level; OR a Ph.D.

or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master’s degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.).Examples of specialized experience are: Independently investigated the causes or wildland fires; performed forest land-management fire planning; coordinated and implemented cooperative fire agreements and activities with other agencies and entities; and/or developed fire control plans and documents relating to fire pre-suppression, prevention, detection, and suppression tactics and strategies.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.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 position covered under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336(c) for the Civil Service Retirement System and of 5 USC 8412(d) for the Federal Employees Retirement System.WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities.

Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS, MODERATE, or LIGHT level is a condition of employment.To receive consideration for this position, you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.Education

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