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    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Current career or career conditional employees of the Department of the Interior and current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, (LMWFA).
    Under (LMWFA), two groups of individuals are eligible to apply to this announcement; current and/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies. Land Management Agencies include: Bureau of Indian Affairs; Bureau of Land Management; Bureau of Reclamation; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; National Park Service; and U.S. Forest Service.
    Current land management agency appointees must have been:
    1. initially hired under competitive examining procedures to the time-limited (temporary or term) appointment,
    2. served under one (1) or more time-limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years, and,
    3. performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.
    Former land management agency appointees must have been:
    1. initially hired under competitive examining procedures to the time-limited (temporary or term) appointment,
    2. served under one (1) or more time-limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years,
    3. performed at an acceptable level throughout the service period(s),
    4. apply for a position covered by these provisions within two (2) years after their most recent date of separation.
    If applying based on your eligibility under the LMWFA, please refer to the required documents section of this announcement for a list of documents that must be provided in your application packet.  For additional information about the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, visit: https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/land-management-workforce-flexibility-act.htm.

    This dynamic position works within the Fire Management Office, Division of Visitor and Resource Protection at Big Bend National Park and provides complex technical and administrative support of the Fire Management Program. Position is permanent full-time.

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    Responsibilities

    Position is supervised by the Fire Management Officer, (FMO). The incumbent supports the functions of a highly complex fire management program involving moderate to highly complex prescribed burning strategies in addition to a large fire suppression organization. The incumbent is seen as an expert in processing and resolving unusually difficult and complicated fire administrative transactions and procedural issues. 

    • Track and program of Park's fire budgets, with knowledge of NPS guidance and rules relating to fire budgets and spending.
    • Responsible for submittal, tracking and reconciliation of all time keeping and travel for NPS fire staff, Los Diablos International Type 2 Crew and (AD's) Administratively Determined Emergency Hire crew. Prepare, submit and make corrections to payroll records as necessary. Advises regarding leave, overtime, hazard pay, and related requirements.
    • Coordinate and process personnel actions, (i.e.), recruitment, new hires, terminations, resignations, non-pay. 
    • Prepare, process and communicate fire resource orders for routine and emergency incidents.  Maintain daily status board for fire response and employee location.
    • Subject matter expert and advisor to the FMO on fire business rules and fire business programs. Programs include: E ISUITE (time, cost, plans), ROSS (resource ordering status system), IQCS (Incident Qualifications Certification System), WFMI (Wildland Fire Management Information), Fire Code (incident account codes) and NFPORS (Nation Fire Plan Operations and Reporting System, fuels budget requests).  And, standard fiscal programs: FFS (Federal Finance System), FPPS (Federal Payroll & Personnel System), AFS4 (Accounting Finance System), IDEAS (Interior Electronic Acquisition System), FBMS (Financial and Business Management System) and Travel Manager. 
    • Maintain fire qualifications systems records; manages the medical physical program; and requests physicals for all wildland firefighters AD employees within the park group (Big Bend NP, Fort Davis NHS, Amistad NRA and Palo Alto Battlefield NHP) and the  Los Diablos International Type 2 Crew. 
    • Due to the nature of the fire management work many emergency and unusual situations arise, and the incumbent's duties and support functions have a significant impact on the job which contributes to the effective performance of the program requiring excellent communication, customer service, self-motivation and problem solving competencies.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND  WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is mostly sedentary, requiring periods of walking, bending, lifting, and occasional travel.  Occasional field work is required for training, workshops, and incident related business.

    Area and Housing Information: Big Bend National Park encompasses 801,000 acres of the Chihuahuan Desert in remote Southwest, Texas, with varied scenery and diversity of plant and animal life.  Big Bend National Park manages 118 miles of the international boundary, but experiences less illegal cross border traffic than other parts of the border.  A U.S Customs Port of Entry provides access to allow tourist foot traffic to visit the Mexican village of Boquillas directly across from Rio Grande Village. A passport is required to visit Boquillas, Mexico and to return through the Boquillas Port of Entry. The park community consists of 250 people, including employees of the NPS, Concession, Border Patrol, Postal Service, School, and their families. Government housing may be available. Visit our website for more information at http://www.nps.gov/bibe. For information about this job please contact Ed Waldron at (432) 477-1180.  For information about this job announcement please contact Terry Boren at (432) 477-1118.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel required up to 14 nights per month, must be able to obtain and possess a Government credit card.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    07

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current career or career-conditional competitive service employees of the Department of the Interior employees and current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/446664100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.