In addition to meeting the selective factor specified below, applicants must also possess one year of specialized experience, or the substitutable education or an equivalent combination of the two as defined below, as of the closing date of this announcement in order to be considered.
1. Selective Factor (MANDATORY): NWCG Primary Core Requirement.
Currently hold, have held, or will be able to obtain NWCG qualification as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) by the closing date of this announcement.
2. Selective Factor (MANDATORY): NWCG Primary Core Requirement.
Currently hold, have held, or will be able to obtain NWCG qualification as a Helicopter Crewmember Trainee (HECM(t) by the closing date of this announcement.
3. Selective Factor (MANDATORY): NWCG Required Training.
Have completed or will complete NWCG course S-271 Helicopter Crew Member by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Possess six months of general experience and six months of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-03 level in the Federal service. For this position General Experience is (1) any type of work that demonstrates the applicants ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. Specialized Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: forestry aid or technician work; engineering, range, or soil conservation technician work that involved application of cultural, resource conservation, or land management practices; farming or ranching work that provided a basic understanding of land use and involved the application of cultural and soil and water conservation practices; forest or range fire control, prevention, or suppression work.
Have successfully completed two years or more of education above high school (60 semester hour or 90 quarter hours minimum) that included at least twelve semester hours in 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 wildland fire science.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Have an equivalent combination of the two. For example, I have six months of general and/or specialized experience (50% of the experience requirement), and one year of college study (30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours) that included at least 6 semester hours courses as described above (50% of the education requirements to qualify).
Additional information on the qualification requirements can be viewed on the OPM web site at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the applicable educational provisions have been met. To qualify based on education you must submit a legible copy of transcripts or list of college courses with your name, school name, credit or semester hours, major(s), and a grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education.
Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.
For further information on creditable education visit: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html and http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements. In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here: View Assessment Questions
The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:
KSA-1. Knowledge of forestry practices, suppression and ignition of wildland fires and prescribed burns.
KSA-2. Ability to use and maintain a variety of wildland firefighting equipment and tools.
KSA-3. Ability to perform duties in helitack operations.
KSA-4. Ability to work as a member of a team or crew.
Basis for rating:
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories:
Category Group I (Best Qualified) applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors. Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position.
Category Group II (Well-Qualified) applicants possessing experience and/or education that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Category Group III (Qualified) applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veterans Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the basic qualifications have been met, you will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. The evaluation will be based on information you provide in your on-line resume, your answers to the knowledge, skills, and abilities questions for this announcement, and a review of the application material requested as part of this announcement.
You must provide information about your experience and/or education that supports the answers you give in the questionnaire, and the KSAs required for this position.