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Job Title:Supervisory Range Technician-Assistant Fire Helicopter Crew Supervisor

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:NV Merit-2014-0002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,790.00 to $55,844.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, October 31, 2013 to Monday, December 02, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0455-07/08

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a full time position. - Permanent Career Seasonal position.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Elko, NV View 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.
 

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 not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

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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Serves as a Assistant to the Fire Helicopter Crew Supervisor.  Incumbent leads 3-10 firefighters in initial and extended attack wildland fire line operations. Incumbent supervises and participates in direct suppression of fires with hand tools, direct and indirect fire line construction, hot spotting, backfiring/burnout, aerial ignition operations, water delivery systems and applications, tree and brush felling, and removal, back-line and mob-up operations, gridding and patrol.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized Experience Requirements: In order to be rated as qualified using specialized experience, we must be able to determine that you meet the definition(s) below - 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 level of the position to be filled.
For GS-07: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-06) in the federal service further defined as experience performing and leading others in wildland fire suppression and control activities using rotor wing aircraft, including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, hazardous fuels reduction or prescribed burning -
OR one year of graduate level college education in a field related to range work such as a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a field directly related to this position.
For GS-08: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the federal service, further defined as experience in leading and supervising the implementation of strategies, tactics, and suppression methods using rotor wing aircraft; supervising aircraft operations in fire and for resource management missions to include the use of the Interagency Helicopter Operations Guidebook (IHOG); exposure to aircraft contracts, implementing current aviation safety practices and procedures along with the risk analysis process -
OR 1 and 1/2 years (27 semester hours) of graduate level college education leading to a masters degree in a field related to range work such as a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a field directly related to this position.
If you are a current career seasonal employee, your time spent in non-pay status is not creditable towards meeting the specialized experience requirement of 52 weeks or 1 year (which ever is first). Please include in your resume (on the first line of each job experience section), the dates you were placed in and out of pay status.
To qualify using education you will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit all of your college transcripts; a certificate of diploma can not be used to determine applicant qualification. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.
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.
Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.
For GS-07: Held or currently hold the selective factor of Incident Commander Type 5(ICT5) and Helicopter Manager (HMGB).
For GS-08:Held or currently hold the selective factor of Incident Commander, Type 4 (ICT4) or higher; AND Helicopter Manager, Single Resource (HMGB); AND a Helibase Manager Type 2 - Trainee (HEB2 - T).


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 shall not exceed age 37, unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian firefighter experience or you are a preference eligible veteran. 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. Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result lost of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement.
Passage of a pre-employment physical is required. You must also pass the work capacity test for arduous position.
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 will be required to submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use. You must be 18 years of age or older to be assigned to a hazardous position.

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 supervision policy to effectively lead a diverse workforce in fire and non-fire activities.
KSA 2: Knowledge of helicopter contract provisions, specifications and administrative requirements to monitor compliance, resolve conflicts, complete flight invoices and related documentation.
KSA 3: Knowledge of and experience in fire suppression strategy, tactics, fire behavior, fuel models, fire weather, Incident Command System, firefighting tools and equipment to safely lead and execute fireline suppression operations.
KSA 4: Knowledge of helicopter accessory equipment capabilities and use to safely and efficiently conduct suppression, fire use and resource helicopter missions. Equipment includes: cargo nets, swivels, short and long lines, remote hood, water bucket, tanks, diptanks, Helitorch, Premo MKIII plastic sphere dispenser, rappel equipment, medevac equipment, aircraft extrication tools, fire extinguishers, FM radios, GPS receivers, etc.
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.
This is a seasonal appointment; you will be in a pay status for at least 6 months, but less than 12 months a year. When work or funds are not available you will be placed in non-pay status. This position requires regular and recurring overtime and shift work. You must be 18 years of age or older to be assigned to a hazardous position. 
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.  Uploading Documents:  Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.  Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.   Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

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-2014-0002

Control Number:

354498000