Forestry Technician (Prescribed Fire/Fuels Technician): Grants Pass, OR; Hines, OR; Medford, OR; Roseburg, OR; Spokane, WA

Agency
DOI-BLM
Location
Grants Pass, OR; Hines, OR; Medford, OR; Roseburg, OR; Spokane, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
GS 8-9
Last Date to Apply
06/22/2022
Website
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/657390700#
Description
Primary responsibilities of the position involve participating in the preparation and implementation of prescribed fire plans, fire effects monitoring plans, manual and mechanical hazardous fuels treatments, and smoke and wildland fire monitoring plans in order to reduce wildfire risk and meet land use plan objectives. The employee considers prescribed fire/fuels management, smoke management, fuels modification principles and procedures, fire effects knowledge, and knowledge of scientific data collection and analysis principles into the development and implementation of procedures and practices. As required, this position will assist a Module Leader or other senior staff in supervising a varied size module. As a developmental position, the incumbent is provided appropriate training and developmental assignments to assume the full performance position which is identified as a key fire management position in a field fire management organization as a Prescribed Fire/Fuels Technician. Promotion to the full performance level is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor.
Qualifications
Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience and/or education for the respective grade level in which you are applying: GS-08: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) performing the following: (1) participating in planning, implementing, or coordinating the prescribed fire and fuels management programs; (2) reviewing project plans or survey data to assess impacts on the ecosystem and recommend resolutions; (3) participating in prescribed fire operations monitoring to ensure efficiency or identify training needs; and (4) assisting senior staff in supervising fuel projects. OR Education: Have successfully completed 2 full years (36 semester hours) of graduate education or a master's degree in a subject-matter field directly related to this position from an accredited college or university. Such education must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts. OR Combination: A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement. To calculate your combined amount, first determine the amount of your specialized experience as a percentage of the requirement listed above. Then determine the amount of your graduate education in excess of one full year (18 semester hours) as a percentage of the requirement listed above; then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.) NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts. GS-09: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) performing the following: (1) providing technical assistance in all aspects of prescribed fire and fuel management programs; (2) developing plans or recommending prioritization of prescribed fire projects; (3) monitoring operations to ensure preparation, implementation, and training practices complies with organizational regulations; (4) providing leadership in coordinating work schedules, identifying training needs, or ensuring job safety. OR Education: Have successfully completed 2 full years (36 semester hours) of graduate education or a master's degree in a subject-matter field directly related to this position from an accredited college or university. Such education must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts. OR Combination: A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement. To calculate your combined amount, first determine the amount of your specialized experience as a percentage of the requirement listed above. Then determine the amount of your graduate education in excess of one full year (18 semester hours) as a percentage of the requirement listed above; then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.) NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts. SELECTIVE FACTOR: This position is in the firefighting field and is in an organization having a firefighting mission. Prior firefighting experience, as gained by substantial service (minimum of 90 days) in a primary firefighter position or equivalent experience outside the Federal government is a MANDATORY PREREQUISITE for incumbents of this position. Candidates who do not meet this requirement by close of this announcement will receive no further consideration for this position. Your resume must clearly show your experience. TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-07 is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-08 level. One year at the GS-08 is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted). Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Volunteer Experience: 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. You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".
Contact Person
San Antonio Services Branch
Contact Phone
816-541-8101
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