EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Technical and Medical Support Positions, GS-0462, and Individual Occupational Requirements for GS-0462: Forestry Technician Series).
For the GS-05 grade level:1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 grade level OR successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major 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 science. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Examples of qualifying specialized experience include forestry aid or technician work; engineering, range, or soil conservation technician work that involved the application of cultural, resource conservation, or land management practices on non-forest or ranch lands when combined with knowledge of forestry operations and equipment; farming or ranching work that involved application of cultural, soil, and water conservation practices, including safety and use of equipment, and that provided a basic understanding of land use; or forest or range fire control, prevention, or suppression work.
Combining Experience and Education: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience are also qualifying.
SELECTIVE FACTOR: In addition to other qualification requirements above, applicants must have possessed all the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position.
- Primary Core Requirement: Firefighter, Type 1 (FFT1)
- Additional Required Training: Intermediate Fire Behavior, (S-290)
- Non-IFPM Wildland Fire Position Requirement: Helicopter Crewmember (HECM)
Selectees for IFPM positions requiring currency will be required to obtain and maintain currency for the NWCG qualifications listed above.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION: Regularly operate government vehicles or equipment to perform the duties of the position.
TELEWORK INDICATOR: the Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that duties of this position are not suitable for telework.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be evaluated
and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures. Under category
rating, applicants who meet basic minimum qualification requirements established
for the position and whose job-related competencies or knowledge, skills, and
abilities have been assessed are ranked in two or more predefined quality
categories. The final certificate will group applicants into the top category,
applying veterans preference as appropriate, instead of ranking the applicants
in numeric score order.
If basically qualified, you
will be further evaluated to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your
accomplishments, experience, and education in relation to the job related
competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position and
placed in one of the following categories:
Applicants that possess all of the job related competencies identified as
important for successful job performance.
Applicants that possess a majority, (i.e., more than half but not all) of the
job related competencies needed for successful job performance.
Applicants meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements
but do not meet the definition of Best Qualified or Well Qualified as described
eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality
category. Veterans preference is absolute within each quality category.
Compensable veterans (CPS and CP) will "float" to the top of the
highest category regardless of their final rating, except for Professional
positions at GS-9 & above where they would be placed at the top of the
category determined by their final rating. Non-compensable veterans (XP and TP)
will go to the top of the category provided their final rating meets the
cut-off rating for that category.
As part of the application process,
you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your
possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Knowledge of wildland fire management practices, strategies, and tactics used on planned and unplanned ignitions.
- Specialized knowledge and certifications related to chainsaw use, water handing, helicopter operations, and wildland-urban interface tactics and strategies.
- Knowledge of general range/forestry work sufficient to personally perform and lead others in the performance of project work related to fuels treatments, thinning, wildlife and watershed treatments, rehabilitation, and equipment vehicle maintenance.
- Knowledge of National Wildlife Coordinating Group (NWCG) standards and procedures related to qualifications and training.
- Skill in oral and written communication sufficient to effectively interact with people at all levels, internal and external, including the public.
We will compare your resume and
supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If
you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your
score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.