Qualification requirements may be condensed. The handbook can be viewed at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
year of progressively responsible experience equivalent to at least the
next lower grade level (GS-05 grade level is qualifying for GS-06;
GS-06 grade level is qualifying for the GS-07).
GS-06: Qualifying specialized
experience is demonstrated by performing range or forest fire control, prevention, or suppression work. This includes leading firefighting crews in prescribed burning and wildfire suppression field operations and performing wildland fire suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, hazardous fuels reduction and prescribed fire burning as a senior wildland firefighter crew member.
GS-07: Qualifying specialized
experience is demonstrated by performing wildland and prescribed fire
preparedness and suppression. This includes supervising and coordinating firefighting crews
directly connected to prescribed burning and wildfire suppression field
operations and fire control duties including wildland fire detection,
preparedness, prevention, suppression, dispatching, prescribed burning,
mechanical fuel treatments and other other operations in support of a
fire management programs.
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:
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.
GS-07: Successful completion of one year (18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours or the equivalent) of graduate level 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 directly related to this position.
combinations of education and experience are qualifying for both the
GS-06 and GS-07 grade levels, which when combined meets 100% of the
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 Engine Boss (ENGB) and Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4) or higher under
the National Wildfire Coordination Group (NWCG) fire qualification
systems or 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 the announcement.
Time-in-Grade requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
In addition to the Specialized Experience requirement and any applicable 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
- Knowledge of fire planning procedures
- Ability to lead others
Based on the responses to the questionnaire, a pool of potentially qualified applicants will be established. These applicants will be further reviewed to ensure that 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.
Full-time work is generally considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in qualifying activities.
Please follow 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. APPLICANTS THAT FAIL TO SUPPORT CLAIMS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
APPLICANTS WHO DISQUALIFY THEMSELVES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FURTHER.