Job Title:Lead Wildland Firefighter (Lead Range/Forestry Technician)
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:Bureau of Land Management
Job Announcement Number:BLM-FIRE-2013-069
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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|Tuesday, December 11, 2012 to
Tuesday, March 26, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|These are full-time excepted service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months. -
The length and actual dates of employment may vary depending on the position.|
|FEW vacancies -
Casper, WY, USView Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Applications will be accepted from all qualified United States citizens.|
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for temporary employees to work as a Lead Wildland Firefighter (Lead Range/Forestry Tech) located in Casper, Wyoming.
Positions at the GS-6 level have been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been classified as a Senior Firefighter (SFF), and is subject to meeting the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at the IFPM website by clicking here.
FIRST CONSIDERATION DATE: Selecting Officials in Casper, WY will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before 1/8/2013 to receive first consideration for this location. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed during the open period of the announcement.
For information on the Bureau of Land Management fire program, please visit their website.
For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select Nevada.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen
- Positions may require a valid state drivers license
- Some positions may require a CDL; information will be provided at job offer
- All positions have medical qualification requirements
- You must be 18 years of age or older prior to appointment
DUTIES:Back to top
A Lead Wildland Firefighter (GS-06 Lead Range/Forestry Technician) Serves as a lead wildland firefighter performing the following duties: locates fireline, directs and participates in fireline construction, backfiring and burnout operations, engine operations, tree falling and holding/patrol mop-up operations. Serves as a lead wildland firefighter on a prescribed fire crew. Performs prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding, and mop-up. Monitors fire behavior, fire effects, and fire weather on prescribed fires and wildland fire use. Serves as a lead wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine. Drives and operates a wildland fire engine, positioning the engine for proper use and operation. Personally performs and directs others in starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose, and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effective use of water and additives. May serve as a lead wildland firefighter on a helitack crew. Leads the fire suppression efforts of the helicopter module. Directs the loading of helicopter personnel and cargo considering weight and balance, securing cargo, etc. Completes manifests of personnel and equipment being transported to the fire or other work sites. Inventories and inspects helicopter accessories, fire tools, and equipment. Assures that needed tools and equipment are available for fire fighting tasks. In addition to performing all of the above duties, provides daily leadership and training for the crew members. Serves as a working leader. May also lead additional technicians and detailers. Instructs crew members in specific tasks and techniques; conducts on-the-job training; distributes and controls work assignments among employees, assures timely accomplishment of assigned tasks; maintains work notes and records; reports on work accomplishments, ensures that the work is carried out safely; reports on performance problems and issues. Responsible for supervision of the crew in the absence of the supervisor. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify for a GS-06, you must meet at least one of the following AND the Selective Factor:
- 12 months of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-5 level duties. Examples include on-the-line wildland fire experience in forest/range fire control, prevention or suppression work; operating and maintaining specialized wildland fire tools/equipment/vehicles and may include leading crewmembers. OR
- 9 semester/12 quarter hours credit of graduate education directly related to this position; OR
- a combination of education and experience that is directly related to the work of this position.
SELECTIVE FACTOR for GS-06:
In addition to the basic qualifications listed above, you must possess the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training to be considered eligible for the GS-6 position.
1. Fire Fighter Type 1 (FFT1); And
2. Successful completion of the S-290 Course
For more information regarding basic qualifications, general experience and combining education and experience click here.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/TESTING: You must pass an initial pre-employment physical examination and must be able to pass the work capacity fitness test (Must carry a 45 lb pack for 3 miles within 45 minutes). Failure to meet any of the required medical qualifications will disqualify you for employment. Any condition, which would cause you to be a hazard to yourself or to others, will disqualify you for employment.
DRUG TESTING: BLM POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO RANDOM DRUG TESTING. If selected for a random drug test, it must be completed prior to beginning work. The drug test will be provided at Government direction and expense. Once hired, employees are also subject to random drug testing during employment.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated by reviewing your on-line resume and your responses to the User Information, Core Questions, and Vacancy Questions, and if applicable your transcripts. ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME AND WILL BE VERIFIED. IF THEY ARE NOT SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME, YOU MAY BE RATED UNQUALIFIED.
To preview questions please click here.
BENEFITS:Back to top
Temporary employees hired in wildland fire or wildland fire support positions are eligible for the following:
Annual and Sick Leave
Depending on tour of duty – Sunday, holiday, shift differential and/ or hazard pay
Paid federal holidays
Participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program - Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: These positions are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. If applicable, the appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of the background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to satisfy the background check will result in cancellation of offer of employment or may be grounds for termination. For further information on Privacy Act, please refer to the "Legal and Regulatory Guidance" link at the bottom of the screen.