All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, TAG:Closing Date. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.
QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as the selective factors as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as follows:
The applicant must hold or must have held in the past, all of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position SELECTIVE FACTORS):
1. Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)
2. Fire Effects Monitor (FEMO)
3. Helicopter Crewmember (HECM)
4.Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5)
To qualify at the GS-6 level, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
Minimum Qualifications Requirement for GS-6 Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-05, in the federal service. Specialized Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of a Supervisory Forestry Technician (Fire). Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: forestry aid or technician work; engineering, range, or soil conservation technician work that involved the application of cultural, resource conservation, or land management practices on nonforest or ranch lands when combined with knowledge of forestry operations and equipment; farming or ranching work that involved application of cultural and soil and water conservation practices, including safety and use of equipment, and that provided a basic understanding of land use; other examples include Forest or range fire control, prevention, or suppression work.
Education: Have successfully completed at least one semester of graduate level education with a major study in a related field such as forestry or wildland fire science. One semester of graduate education is considered to be 9 semester hours. IMPORTANT NOTE: You must submit a legible copy of your college transcripts prior to the closing of this announcement or you will be found ineligible and will not be considered for this position. Official transcripts are required if you are selected.
Combination: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience (as described above) may be used to meet total qualification requirements. Total qualifying experience is calculated as a percentage of the experience required (i.e., 9 months of specialized experience is 75% of the 1 year requirement). Total qualifying education is calculated as a percentage of the education required for example, 6 months of specialized experience (50% of the experience) and five graduate level semester hours (50% of the education), may qualify an applicant for this position.
You must submit your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or other equivalent documentation which verifies you meet the required NWCG qualifications for this IFPM position. Failure to provide this documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in you being rated as not qualified.
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE .
Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.
You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information click HERE.
1. Selected applicants must be able to pass the arduous duty Work Capacity Test to be able to obtain a Red Card and must also meet the requirements of the National Park Service Health and Fitness Guide or the current approved physical fitness plan at the time of employment.
2. In accordance with Executive Order 12564 and Department of Interior guidelines, applicants selected for this position are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test prior to appointment. In addition, this position is a drug testing designated position subject to random testing for illegal drug use throughout the tenure of this appointment.
3. Must pass a pre-employment medical test. Prior to appointment, the person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties and pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician. The agency will pay for this examination.
4. The hazardous nature of this job requires that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) be worn. PPE is equipment (hard hats, gloves, boots, flame resistant clothing, and other personal protective equipment), including a respirator, used to protect the health of the employee. Facial hair, corrective glasses or lenses, or goggles that cannot be accommodated within the respirator or any other conditions that interfere with or prevent proper seal or valve function are prohibited.
5. Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. A valid State driver's license is required. As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit a completed GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. If you are tentatively selected for employment in this position, you will be required to complete GSA Form 3607 and submit the above State issued documents. Your employment, after your tentative selection, will be contingent upon receipt of these documents in a timely manner and that those documents establish, to the satisfaction of the selecting official, that you possess a valid driver's license.
6. May be assigned to work nights, early mornings, rotating shifts, holidays, and weekends.
7. Extensive travel is required.
8. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
9. If new to Federal Civil Service, you may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
10. Appointment is subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
11. In accordance with PL 104-134, new employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs)/competencies that are required to perform the work of this position. Only education and experience acquired by the closing filing deadline will be considered.
Please Note : All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. Upon review, if it is determined that your work history, KSAs/competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified or your score may be modified. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the KSAs/competencies.
- Knowledgeof and experience with wildland fire module operations.
- Skillin prescribed burns and wildland fire suppression operations.
- Knowledgeof fire behavior, fire weather, and fuels management principles, includingmechanical fuel reduction techniques.
- Abilityto serve as a work leader for a fire crew.
- Abilityto communicate effectively/Interpersonal skills.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work 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".
Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 2 categories:
Category Group I (Best Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position.
Category Group II (Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veterans Preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate alphabetically (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.
Order of Consideration: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications required by the position will be considered in the following order: (1) best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point veterans' preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more, best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference, and then all other best qualified applicants, (2) well qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other well qualified applicants, (3) qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other qualified applicants.