Applicants must meet all the qualification and educational requirements, and any selective placement factors described below before a certificate of candidates from this announcement is issued to the selecting official. Additional information on the qualification requirements for this position are outlined in the Interagency Fire Program Management 401 Supplemental Guide and the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and are available at on these website’s: http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/standard/standard/DOI_PB_07-13.pdf http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp
Basic Qualifications: Education and experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is directly related to the work of the position to be filled.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position being filled. In addition to education, must have a minimum 1 year of specialized experience as described below.
Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to the requirements above, plus appropriate experience. Education includes completion of less than a full 4-year course of study in a major field of study from an accredited college or university. Major Field of study includes a combination of at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours of upper and lower division courses in biological sciences, natural resources, wildland fire management, forestry, or agriculture AND in addition to education, must have appropriate number of years of experience that is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in biological sciences, agriculture, or natural resources fields.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
For the GS-13 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-12:
Managed and provided oversight on the full range of analytical tools used for agency and interagency fire management planning and budgeting; Coordinated an annual fire management program budget, integrating the budget with other program budgets to meet unit operation goals, and ensures that the fire management program budget was distributed according to fire planning analyses; Managed and applied wildland fire planning processes and procedures using highly specialized analytical and technical tools; Provided program leadership and consultation for strategic fire management planning, assessments (e.g., wildland fire risk, prevention, etc.), and interagency and/or unit Fire Management Plan (FMP) development.
Substitution of Education for Experience:;
There is no substitution of education for experience for this position.
Selective Placement Factors:
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.
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the date a certificate of candidates is generated from this announcement.
Must be 18 years of age.
May be subject to satisfactory completion of a one year probationary or trial period.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated based on the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans’ preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans’ preference within each category.
Your online application and resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work with percentages of time performing these duties if work involved a variety of different duties (i.e. 75% of the time performing these duties and 25% of the time performing this duty) and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration. This information should be clearly identified in your online application or resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of consideration.
To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=53a28111-75ef-433d-9662-a151012a3c1f