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Job Title:Supervisory Range Technician-Fire Helicopter Crew Supervisor

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:NV Merit-2013-0189

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,960.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 25, 2013 to Friday, May 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0455-08/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a full time position. - This is a permanent position.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Elko, NV, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility, CTAP and ICTAPeligibles within the local commuting area; and Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles and Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities.

 

Announcement has been extended for additional two weeks.

JOB SUMMARY:

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team in Elko, Nevada. The BLM manages more land - approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. This position is located in Elko, Nevada. Information about Elko and the Elko area can be found at Elko Chamber of Commerce.

Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy.  The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.  To view FAQ regarding PCS click Here.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
  • Direct Deposit Required.

DUTIES:

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Plans, coordinates, and directs helicopter support to execute a wide variety of District-wide resource management projects requiring multi-functional participation to complete. Is responsible for broad gauge, long term planning to comply with agency policies,procedures, and objectives, and to assess readiness to meet short-term project and emergency needs. During initial attack, ongoing fires, other natural disasters, search and rescue, and other emergencies, serves in the capacity of helicopter manager, crew boss, helibase manager, or other positions as needed or assigned. Responses can occur on the District or on an interagency basis in support of other agency efforts. Independently manages complex helicopter operations, utilizing different helicopter models with varying capabilities. Provides pilots, crews, and dispatchers with detailed instructions on incident objectives, situations and tactics. Determines incident needs, orders personnel, equipment and supplies, and directs and monitors initial incident activities. Is fully qualified and approved as a Project Inspector (PI) and is designated as the field Project Inspector for the helicopter service contract assigned to the base. Responsible for helicopter safety and compliance with applicable policies and procedures. Ensures subordinates are trained and qualified to perform missions safely and efficiently. Exercises the full range of supervisory duties for a work force which varies from a minimum of six to a maximum of fifteen,including one or more assistants managers.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized Experience Requirements : In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement- please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-07) of the position to be filled. For GS-8: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-7) in the federal service. Specialized experience is further defined as demonstrated experience which has provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully function in the wildland fire management position applied for.  Possession of the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities can be evidence by:  one season as an Assistant Helicopter Manager (HEMG) or two seasons as a Lead Helicopter Crewmember (HECM) --OR-- 1 1/2 years (27 semester hours) of GRADUATE level college education directly related to this position in a field that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. This course work is defined as any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wild land fire science.

For GS-09: one year of specialized wildland fire and aviation experience equivalent to the GS-08 level is required. Specialized experience is further defined as demonstrated experience which has provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully function in the wildland fire management position applied for.  Possession of the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities can be evidence by:  one season as an Assistant Helicopter Manager (HEMG) or two seasons as a Lead Helicopter Crewmember (HECM) --OR-- Two years (36 semester hours) of GRADUATE level college education directly related to this position in a field that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. This course work is defined as any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wild land fire science.

Selective Placement Factors: This position requires special qualifications that have been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out elements. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified. 1. Applicant must have prior wildland firefighting experience. Proof of this experience must be provided in your resume package. This experience can typically be met by serving in a wildland fire fighting position with actual fire line experience for one season (which is defined as three months). 2. For GS-8 and GS-09: Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4), Helicopter Manager - Single Resource (HMGB), and Helibase Manager Type 2 (HEB2).  3. This position is a Primary Firefighter position and is covered under Special Fire Retirement. In accordance with Public Law 107-27, applicants must be age 37 or under at the time of appointment, unless proof is provided of prior Federal service in another covered position, or you are a preference eligible. If you are a preference eligible, you MAY be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels and positions for which both education and experience are acceptable.

This position falls under the group coverage qualification standards for Technical and Medical Support positions in conjunction with the Individual Occupation Requirements for Range Technician series. 

This position has been categorized as an Helicopter Manager, a key fire management position under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard, the selectee must meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at IFPM.

To meet IFPM requirements, you must possess all of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position:

1) Helicopter Manager - Single Resource (HMGB)

2) Commander Type 4 (ICT4)

3) Helibase Manager Type 2 (HEB2)

THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION. In accordance with Executive Order 12564 and under the Department’s Drug Free Workplace Program applicant(s) tentatively selected for this position must submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment. The position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use. 

Passage of a pre-employment physical is required. You must also pass the work capacity test for arduous position. 

You must be 18 years of age or older to be assigned to a hazardous position. 

This is a primary firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS). The position is subject to maximum entry age (MEA) requirements. 

The maximum entry-age for this position is 37, unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian firefighter experience or you are a preference eligible veteran. 

If you have left Federal service and are over the age of 37, you must provide copies of SF50s showing beginning and ending dates of covered Federal law enforcement service or your will not be eligible for consideration under this vacancy announcement.

If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday. You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form 214 (DD-214) along with Standard Form 15 (if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with the instructions in this vacancy announcement or your will not be eligible to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position. KSA 1: Knowledge of program management, supervision, and personnel practices and regulations in order to carry out supervisory responsibilities. KSA 2: Knowledge of helicopter contract administration and contract provisions to effectively administer aircraft contracts and to complete related reports, records, and payment documents. KSA 3: Knowledge of current aviation safety practices and procedures. Knowledge and ability to develop and implement a base and/or project operational safety plan. KSA 4: Knowledge of teaching techniques including formalized classroom instruction and on the job training to plan and execute successful aviation and fire suppression training programs.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Supervisory Probationary Period: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.   

CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.

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.

BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.

Occasional travel may be required. Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas. FACT SHEET FOR FIRE POSITIONS: FIREFIGHTERS CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT



HOW TO APPLY:

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To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS.

If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.

If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu.

Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.

If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at (775) 861-6431 or email us at nvjobs@blm.gov. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms: 

- If qualifying based on education, all Copies of Transcripts that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education. All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of ‘official’ transcripts. 

- Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).

- Veterans Special Appointing Authorities: To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of active service. A VEOA eligible who is separated 30 days or less prior to completion of the three-year active duty service requirement is eligible to receive consideration for BLM vacancies Submit documentation to support your claim for VEOA or preference veteran (DD-214 that shows discharge as honorable or general, SF-15, Veterans Administration Letter). If you are currently on active duty, you must provide an official statement of service from your command, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proved your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference on your application. For more information on veterans' preference, please go to OPMs website at: Feds Hire Vets. - Copy of 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. 

- Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP and ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.  If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other non-competitive Special Appointing Authorities, you must submit proof of eligibility.

NOTE:  If you have left Federal service and are over the age of 37, you must provide copies of SF50s showing beginning and ending dates of covered Special Retirement coverage for  law enforcement/firefighter service or your will not be eligible for consideration under this vacancy announcement.  If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.  You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

Auto-Requested Fax: Allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.  The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resources
Phone: 775-861-6431
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: nvjobs@blm.gov
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
Nevada State Office
NV-953
Reno, NV
89520-0006
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.  You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.


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Job Announcement Number:

NV Merit-2013-0189

Control Number:

342493200