(OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Technical and Medical Support Positions, GS-0462-5 and Individual Occupational Requirement, 0462 Series.).
For the GS-5: 1 year of Specialized
Experience (for positions at GS-4 and above):
Examples of qualifying
specialized experience include:
aid or technician work.
- Engineering, range, or soil conservation
technician work that involved the application of cultural, resource
conservation, or land management practices on nonforest or ranch lands
when combined with knowledge of forestry operations and equipment.
- Farming or ranching work that involved
application of cultural and soil and water conservation practices,
including safety and use of equipment, and that provided a basic
understanding of land use.
- Forest or range fire control,
prevention, or suppression work.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with a 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 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.
The applicant must have possessed all of the following National
Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and
training requirements to be considered eligible for this position:
Core Requirement: FFT1 FireFighter, Type 1
- Additional required training as
presented in the following courses or agency equivalent:
Intermediate Fire Behavior
NOTE: If you are not in the series for which applying, your application package must show evidence of meeting the OPM Qualification Standards; i.e., required course work (transcript/listing of courses); specialized experience; etc.
Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received or whether the experience was gained in a part-time or full-time occupation. 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 appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts with your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. If transcripts are not included in your application package, education will not be credited. Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.
Evaluation of Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation upon request. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicants successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
OTHER: Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid drivers license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
All candidates selected for these positions, in
addition to meeting minimum qualification requirements as defined by OPM, must
also meet or exceed a selective factor which requires a minimum of 90-days of
wildland firefighting experience. The DOI defines wildland firefighting
experience as: as any non-structure fire that occurs in the
wildland. Wildland firefighting experience is gained through work on the
fire line in containment, control, suppression or use of wildland fire.
Wildland fires are categorized into two distinct types: Wildfires.
Unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires; Prescribed
Fires. Planned ignitions. This description includes only fireline experience
on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning
stages. This is a MANDATORY qualification prerequisite to qualify for
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 submitted.
Knowledge of Standard
Firefighting and Prescribed Fire Procedures and Tactics.
Knowledge of Wildland
Fire Behavior as Affected by Fuel Type, Topography and Weather.
Knowledge of Wildland
Fire Hazards and Safety Practices and Procedures.
Skill in the Use of
As an Engine
Crewmember, Skill in Driving Engines and Operating Apparatus to Include
Drafting, Pumping Water, and Constructing Simple and Progressive Hose Lays
Under the Direction of the Engine Boss.
Knowledge of Helicopter