The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives.
Vacancy ID: 1164466
Posn.#s 440T324 &
Ute Mountain Ute Agency,
GS-05: $31,628 - $41,122
NOTE: This position
is also being advertised under the Merit Promotion Vacancy Announcement Number
CRPA 147/14. Applicants who wish to be considered under both Merit Promotion and
Competitive Procedures must submit a separate application to each announcement.
This job announcement will be used
to fill a temporary senior wildland firefighter position in the Bureau of
Indian Affairs (BIA). This is a temporary appointment, not-to-exceed 1039 hours
in a calendar year.
This position has been identified as
one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program
Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as a Senior
Firefigher, and requires selectees to meet the minimum qualification standards
for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information
regarding IFPM positions can be found at http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/.
The position is located
on a fire crew as a senior crewmember within the fire management organization.
The purpose of this position is wildland fire suppression/management/control,
as a specialized firefighter on an engine, helitack module or hand crew with
responsibility for the operation and maintenance of specialized tools or
equipment. Other wildland fire related duties involve fire prevention, patrol,
detection or prescribed burning. The incumbent may be assigned for varying
periods of time into one or more types of positions within the wildfire program
where the individual's specialized skills are required.
- This is an arduous position and is subject to drug testing, medical examination, and physical fitness testing.
- TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED. Any relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
- GOVERNMENT HOUSING IS NOT AVAILABLE.
BASIS OF RATING: All
applicants for this position will be rated and ranked based upon the extent and
quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected on the
application. Applicants will be further evaluated according to the degree to
which they possess or have the potential to acquire knowledge, skills,
abilities, and personal characteristics as listed below. The judgment of
qualifications will be based on the material submitted; therefore, it is to the
applicants advantage to give complete and thorough responses and to present
information in a neat and orderly fashion. Qualifications and veterans
preference eligibility will be determined on the basis of information
INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY
- Wildland fire related duties involve fire prevention, patrol, detection or prescribed burning.
- Serves as a Senior Wildland Firefigher on a handcrew or prescribed fire crew.
- Performs as a qualified chainsaw operator and chainsaw repair technician.
- Performs all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparing, ignition, monitoring, holding and mop-up.
- Serves as a senior wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine.
- Performs and may direct others in starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose, and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effective use of water and additives.
- Serves as senior wildland firefighter on a helitack crew.
- Loads helicopter personnel and cargo considering methods, weight distribution, necessity for security total weight, etc. and completes manifest of personnel and equipment being transported to the fire or other work site.
- Gathers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents.
- Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations.
- Participates in wildland fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression.
- Ensures own and other's welfare in all aspect of the assignment.
: Preference in filling vacancies is given to
qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of
1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted
with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles
not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the
Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(a)(7).
Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of a
qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian
Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former
Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit
latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.
- Occasional Travel
- Work may require travel by light fixed-wing or rotor-wing aircraft.