SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
year of progressively responsible experience equivalent to at least the
next lower grade level (GS-04 grade level is qualifying for GS-05;
GS-05 grade level is qualifying for GS-06).
specialized experience is demonstrated by performing range or forest
fire control, prevention, or suppression work. This includes performing
fire suppression/management/control as a wildland firefighter crew
member on an engine or hand crew.
Qualifying specialized experience is demonstrated by performing range
or forest fire control, prevention or suppression. This includes
performing wildland fire suppression, preparedness, prevention,
monitoring, hazardous fuels and prescribed fire as a senior wildland
firefighter crew member
NOTE: IF YOU CLAIM THAT YOU HAVE THE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
ABOVE, THIS EXPERIENCE MUST BE CLEARLY DESCRIBED IN YOUR RESUME. IF IT
IS NOT, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study at an accredited
college or university leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with a major
field of study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a
subject-matter field directly related to the position or (b) that
included at least 24 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
GS-06: Successful completion
of one-half year (9 semester hours, 13.5 quarter hours or the
equivalent) of graduate study at an accredited college or university in a
field directly related to range technician work such as a major study
in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject matter field
directly related to this position.
Equivalent combinations of
education and experience are qualifying for both the GS-05 and GS-06
grade levels, which when combined meets 100% of the qualification
The following have been identified as SELECTIVE
PLACEMENT FACTORS for this position and you must meet the below
requirements to be qualified:
Currently or have been qualified as
an Advanced Firefighter/Squad Boss (FFT1) or higher under the National
Wildfire Coordination Group (NWCG) fire qualification systems or
Completion of "S-290 Intermediate Fire Behavior" training or agency equivalent.
You must submit documents that verify you meet the Selective Placement Factors.
If substituting education for the Specialized Experience Requirement,
you MUST submit school transcripts. Official or unofficial
(photocopied) transcripts will be accepted. Official transcripts will be
required if you are selected to fill the position. Failure to submit
this documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result
in disqualification from further consideration.
NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to show how he/she satisfies the course requirements. This may include providing course syllabi or an official course description, as provided by the university course catalog. If you do not provide information that clearly shows how your completed course work meets the specific course requirements above, you will be rated ineligible.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
In addition to the Specialized Experience requirement and any Basic Education requirement, the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics) have been identified as required to satisfactorily perform the work of this position:
- Knowledge of wildland fire suppression and prescribed burn operations
- Knowledge of fire safety practices and procedures
- Ability to use computer technology in support of fire reporting
- Ability to communicate orally
- Ability to lead others
Applications are evaluated and rated under Category Rating and Selection procedures. Category rating combines the applicant's total experience and/or education/training into a single category. Your application will initially be rated against the criteria outlined in this announcement. Qualifying applications will then be placed into one of the following categories:
1. Best Qualified - 2. Well Qualified - 3. Better Qualified - 4. Qualified
Applications in the Best Qualified category will be reviewed to ensure that the job requirements, including Specialized Experience, any Basic Education, Selective Factors, and eligibility requirements are met and supported/verified by the resume and other documents submitted. This will include a review of your resume and supporting documentation as compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your category placement may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.
Full-time work is generally considered to be 35 to 40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in qualifying activities.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
IT IS THE APPLICANT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT HIS OR HER RESUME AND ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION FULLY SUPPORT THE EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION CLAIMED IN THE QUESTIONNAIRE. APPLICATIONS THAT FAIL TO SUPPORT CLAIMS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
APPLICANTS WHO DISQUALIFY THEMSELVES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FURTHER.
Information for Veterans: The category rating process does not add veteran's preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% will be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade or higher.