Job Overview

Summary

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

Serves as a full assistant to the supervisor of a Fire Engine Module in areas with the added complexities of wildland-urban interface, including proximity of high-value improvements, and regular and reoccurring all-hazard incidents and frequent interagency jurisdictional issues and coordination requirements. The incumbent has primary responsibility for driving and operation of the engine in responding to wildland fires and other all hazard activities or other fuels related or ecosystem restoration projects

These are permanent positions with varying tours of duty and may include weekend work. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time (guaranteed minimum 13 pay period's full-time employment).

Pay rates vary depending on location. See the OPM website at www.opm.gov for additional information on pay rates.

These positions are being concurrently announced under USDA Demonstration Project procedures (open to US Citizens) under announcement  number OCRP-462-FEO(H)-7G.  Current or former Federal employees and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to this Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement.

 PERMANENT OPEN CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT: This is a continuously open vacancy announcement for one or more locations throughout the Forest Service. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.  Positions may be filled as career ladders or could be filled at the full performance level dependent upon the individual unit's needs. Availability of government housing, federal day care facilities, and bargaining unit status will vary by location.  To ensure that you receive consideration, applications submitted through the on-line application process must be received by 11:59 p.m. eastern time the day before a certificate of candidates is issued. When there are no applicants for specific locations, the search area may be broadened when generating certificates to include locations in the closest city nearby.  To obtain more information about the US Forest Service and individual locations, go to www.fs.fed.us (a search can be done by State or by Name).  We encourage applicants to contact supervisors at the chosen locations for specific information.  To ensure continued interest and availability, applicants will be notified via e-mail reminding them to re-certify their application every 60 days.   Applicants must be at least 18 years of age upon appointment. Some positions have other conditions of employment not specified in this announcement. Applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made.

These positions have been identified under the interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) and are subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide when filling these vacancies.  IFPM selective placement factors are made up of a primary and secondary National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWC) core Incident Management Qualifications and Required Training.  The applicant must possess these qualifications to be considered eligible for these positions. For further information: http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/standard/electronicver/electronic.htm.

 The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

Duties

Serves as a full assistant to the supervisor of a Fire Engine Module in areas with the added complexities of wildland-urban interface, including proximity of high-value improvements, and regular and reoccurring all-hazard incidents and frequent interagency jurisdictional issues and coordination requirements. The incumbent has primary responsibility for driving and operation of the engine in responding to wildland fires and other all hazard activities or other fuels related or ecosystem restoration projects.

Drives the engine to fire or incident location and positions in appropriate location in consideration of safety of crew and equipment. Makes initial evaluation of fire situations, determines suppression method to use, including hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water. Carries out suppression action. Keeps dispatcher or SFEO informed and requests additional assistance as necessary. Maintains records and prepares reports on crew hours and movement and history of action taken on fires. Determines probable causes of fire and preserves evidence of human-caused fires.

Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical capabilities and other duties as assigned. Duties listed are at the full performance level. 

Travel Required

  • Not Required
  • Additional Duty Location Info

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