Supervisory Forestry Technician Supervisory Fire Engine Operator
Vacancy No.: 14-FIRE-048849FS-AC
Department: Forest Service
Salary: $48,330.00 to $62,830.00
Grade: 08 to 08
Open Date: 7/10/2014
Close Date: 7/21/2014
Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Job Title:Supervisory Forestry Technician (Supervisory Fire Engine Operator)
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Job Announcement Number:14-FIRE-048849FS-AC
SALARY RANGE:$48,330.00 to $62,830.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:Thursday, July 10, 2014 to Monday, July 21, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:GS-0462-08
POSITION INFORMATION:Full-Time - Temporary Promotion
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
WHO MAY APPLY: Current Permanent Forest Service employees in the competitive service who are eligible for a Temporary Promotion or Detail. Candidates outside the Forest Service will not be considered.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:Not Applicable
JOB SUMMARY:This position is a first line supervisor on a Fire Engine Module. Performs wildland firefighting work and to supervise crews performing such work. These crews perform work directly related to wildland fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, and hazardous fuels reduction. May also perform duties in other fuels related or ecosystem restoration projects.
This position has been identified under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) and is subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide. IFPM 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 to be considered eligible for this position. For further information: http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/standard/electronicver/electronic.htmFor additional information about the duties of the position, please contactGordon Martinat(951)736-1811 x3276or e-mail at E-Mail: *****--*****-Mail: *****--*****-Mail: *****--*****
This is a Detail/Temporary Promotion NTE 1 year but may be extended additional 4 years for a total of 5 years. At the end of the temporary promotion you will be returned to your former position and your salary will be adjusted to the grade level and step that you would normally have been in had you remained in your position.
TRAVEL REQUIRED » 50% or Greater
» â¢Travel will be required for trainings, meetings, and emergencies. Travel requirements may increase for fire/all-risk assignments. Temporary Change of Station or Temporary Duty Travel may be authorized.
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED » No
KEY REQUIREMENTS » US Citizenship is required.
» Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
» Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
» Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required.
» Must meet IFPM qualifications.
» Primary firefighter retirement covered position.
» Position requires a Work Capacity Test (WCT).
» Will require a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
DUTIES:Operates an engine used to pump and distribute water necessary for the suppression and extinguishing of wildland fires. Assists with fire dispatch through operation of radios, telephones, and other necessary equipment to exchange information for fire weather and other forest suppression activities. Drives the fire engine to wildland fire locations and positions it accordingly.
Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.
Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical capabilities. Performs other duties as assigned. Duties listed are at the full performance level.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education if applicable, and any selective placement factors described below before a certificate of candidates from this announcement is issued to the selecting official. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Additional information on the qualification requirements for this position is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0400/0462.htm
Basic Qualifications: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience directly related to this position should be documented in the online application or resume.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
For the GS-08 position, in addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-07: Assisting with search and rescue incidents, victim recoveries, automobile accidents, and hazardous materials incidents during local responses involving multi jurisdictional and multi-agency co-operators. Serving as Initial Attack Incident Commander on wildland urban interface and all-hazard incidents. Directing project work in support of ecosystem management such as prescribed fire, including development of burn plans. Performing administrative support (procurement, property management, etc.) and human resource management functions relative to a wildland fire crew.
Substitution of Education for Experience:
For the GS-08 there is no substitution of education for experience for this position.
Combination of Education and Experience:
For the GS-08 there is no combination of education and experience for this position.
Selective Placement Factors:
â¢A minimum 90 days experience performing 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.
â¢Primary firefighter positions include the following age requirements: Under age 37 -OR- less than age 37 after subtracting the months of Federal Service worked in a primary or secondary firefighter/law enforcement position -OR- a veteran preference eligible, older than age 37 and is requesting a waiver to the maximum age requirement.
â¢Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Engine Boss (ENGB).
â¢Successfully completed the Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4).
Time in Grade Requirement: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements with 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be meet the date a certificate of candidates is issued from this Open Continuous Announcement.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements the date a certificate of candidates is issuedIn order to be considered for this position, copies of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record (or equivalent training documents if not a Federal employee) which contain documented proof of the certification or attainment of the IFPM or FS-FPM Selective Placement Factor for this position MUST be attached to your application. Red cards are not acceptable documentation. Currency Requirement: Currency of NWCG qualifications is not required for selection. Required to maintain currency once hired into the position. 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.
Must be 18 years of age/
Subject to satisfactory completion of a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period
Must possess and maintain a valid commercial driver's license.
DRUG TESTING: This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). Selectee must submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random testing thereafter. Final appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results for illegal drug use.
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 level is a "condition of employment." The Arduous fitness (Pack) test requires completing a three (3) mile hike within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your physician and begin training immediately if applying for this position. This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements.
This position has been identified as High Complexity under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) and is subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide when filling this vacancy. IFPM 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 high complexity level to be considered eligible for this position. 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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:â¢Knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques and practices used under various conditions involving wildland urban interface fires. â¢Skill in engine module operations and pumping mechanisms as they relate to wildland and prescribed fire.â¢Ability to identify tactical concerns and implement appropriate actions.â¢Ability to supervise.â¢Knowledge of land use and resource management, and wilderness practices sufficient to assist in the planning and execution of varied projects (e.g., prescribed fire, wildland fire use, hazard fuel reduction, fuel projects, timber stand improvement, and wildland habitat improvement).
We will review your application, including the online Occupational Questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job. Before any certificate can be issued to the selecting official, the resume and supporting documents are reviewed by an HR Specialist to ensure that (a) minimum qualification requirements are met and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your answers will be verified against information provided in your online resume and application. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.
» Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Non-Competitive candidates need to meet minimum qualification requirements to be referred.Note: If, after reviewing your resume and / or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can / will be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you.
To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=19d1f2ce-c82c-4e2d-afa4-a35d00d074c6
BENEFITS: You can review our benefits at: http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/enrollment/new-federal-employee-enrollment/The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at: http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/enrollment/new-federal-employee-enrollment/
OTHER INFORMATION:Relocation expenses may be authorized.
FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a primary/rigorous 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.
This position is subject to a Maximum Entry Age (MEA) requirement which has been set at age 37. Applicants must be under age 37 prior to their appointment date for entry into this position. An applicant's entry age may be adjusted based on credit for past primary/secondary service which is otherwise creditable for retirement. Temporary primary/rigorous service will only be credited if performed prior to January 1, 1989 (temporary service performed beginning 1/1/89 or later is not creditable for retirement). Applicants who are entitled to veteran's preference are eligible to request a waiver to the maximum age requirement. In instances where the maximum entry-age is waived, the corresponding mandatory retirement age for these individuals will also be higher because it will be reached after 20 years of coverage under special retirement provisions for the entitlement to an immediate enhanced annuity.
HOW TO APPLY:Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin.
The following instructions outline our application process.
» You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
» We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). Applying online is highly encouraged. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact our office during business hours well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages with supporting documents must be submitted no later than noon on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.
» This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you are requesting this.
Step 1: Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not have one) at www.usajobs.gov. It is recommended that as part of your profile you set up automatic email notification to be informed when the status of your application changes. If you choose not to set up this automatic notification, then you will have to log into your USAJOBS account to check on the status of your application.
Step 2: Create a resume with USAJOBS or upload a resume into your USAJOBS account. Customize your resume to ensure it documents duties and accomplishments you have gained that are directly related to this position in order to verify that qualifications are met. Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire (you may preview the online questionnaire by clicking on the link at the end of the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement).
Step 3: Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire and attach any additional documents that may be required.
You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. Log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Applicationâ to continue.
NOTE: Verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Once in the Agency's staffing system you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded documents must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:A complete Application Package must be submitted and received prior to 11:59, ET, on the closing date. The following documents are required for your application package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure or downtime, etc. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
» Resume that includes the following information: 1) personal information; 2) education; 3) work experience including the work schedule and hours worked per week as well as dates of employment; and title, series and grade if applicable; 4) supervisor's phone number and e-mail address for each work period listed and whether or not we may contact them for reference checks; and, 5) other qualifications.
» College Transcripts if education is required for meeting basic qualifications and/or used as a substitute for specialized experience. An unofficial copy is sufficient however, if selected; an official college transcript will be required prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university. Foreign education must be evaluated by an approved organization. For additional information, refer to the U.S. Department of Education web site at http://www.ed.gov. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
Other required documents as applicable:
» Current/Former Career/Career-Conditional: Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, federal status, position title, series and grade AND most recently completed performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by the supervisor, or a statement as to why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan.
» Veteran Hiring Authorities: (VEOA, VRA, and 30% Disabled Veterans): DD-214 (Member 4 Copy). Disabled veterans must include your VA letter & SF-15 if claiming 10 pt. preference. Current active duty members must submit a certification that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.
» Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).
» Certain Military Spouses under E.O. 13473: Verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage), plus Permanent Change of Station: PCS orders issued within the last 2 years, that: lists you as authorized to accompany the military member to the new duty permanent station; the specific location; and the effective date of the PCS OR Military disability of 100%: verification of the member's release or discharge due to 100% disability (DD-214 and VA Letter) OR Death while serving on active duty: 1) Verification of release or discharge due to death (DD-214). 2) Verification of the member's death (DD-1300 and Death Certificate. 3) Statement certifying they are un-remarried widow or widower of the service member.
» Foreign Service: Most recent Foreign Service Notification of Personnel Action, showing that you were/are serving under an unlimited, career-type appointment AND have completed at least 1 year of continuous service without a break of a workday under one or more nontemporary Foreign Service appointments.
» CTAP/ICTAP: Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, or appropriate OPM/Agency certification; AND most recent performance evaluation; AND SF-50 demonstrating your separation or the position from which you will be separated.
» Peace Corps/VISTA Volunteers: Documentation of no less than 24 months (Peace Corps) or 1 year (VISTA) of continuous service and separated within 1 year of completing the qualifying service.
» Peace Corps Staff: Documentation of no less than 36 months of continuous service without a break in service of 3 days or more and separated within the 3 years of completing the qualifying service.
» Certain Family Members under E.O. 12721: Most recent non-award SF-50 and performance appraisal.
» Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems: Documentation of eligibility as listed in interchange agreement.
» Miscellaneous Authorities Not Regulated by the Office of Personnel Management: (Postal Career Service Employees, Postal Service Commission Employees, GAO, US Courts, etc.), Current Notification of Personnel Action (or equivalent) that reflects your eligibility.
» Other Special Hiring Authorities: If you are claiming eligibility under a Special Hiring Authority, you must submit supporting documents.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:HRM Contact Center
Phone: 877-372-7248, option 2
USDA Forest Service
Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:If you set up your USAJOBS account to send automatic email notifications, you will receive an acknowledgement email that the submission of your online Occupational Questionnaire and resume was successful, if you were referred to the selecting official for consideration, and if you were selected or not selected. If you choose not to set up automatic email notifications, you must check your USAJOBS account for the latest status of your application. Your application may be reviewed to verify that you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements for the position prior to issuing lists to a selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Normally, a final job offer to the selected candidate is made within 30-60 days after the issuance of the certificate
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