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This position is located with the Twin Falls District, Division of Fire & Aviation, and may be filled in Shoshone, Idaho.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
- Supervises a group of seasonal crewmembers and will be responsible for all aspects of supervision, leadership, and mentoring.
- Provides technical and administrative guidance to crewmembers including determining workload priorities, work assignments, crew safety, and equipment management.
- Ensures compliance with Federal policy and regulations regarding Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), safety, and administrative duties.
- Assists Fuels Specialist, Fire Ecologists, and other specialists with all aspects of treatment design and implementation for hazardous fuels, healthy lands initiative, and other restoration projects.
- Responsible for coordinating and/or overseeing the implementation of prescribed fire, chemical, mechanical, and biological vegetation treatments.
- Responsible for vegetation inventory and monitoring for proposed and past completed vegetation treatments.
- Leads crew in monitoring data needs, plot determination, data collection, data processing and management.
- Uses monitoring techniques and protocols necessary for completing monitoring workloads to required Federal standards.
50% or less - Frequent travel will be required during times of peak fire activity.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…All U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship required.
- Security Clearance/Background Investigation required.
- Read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
- You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
- have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
- Direct Deposit Required.
This is a primary firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS). The position is subject to maximum entry age (MEA) requirements.
The MEA for this position shall not exceed age 37, unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian covered firefighter experience or you are a preference eligible veteran. If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday. You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form 214 (DD-214) along with Standard Form 15 (if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with the instructions in this vacancy announcement. Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result in a loss of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement.
Passage of a pre-employment physical is required. You must also pass the work capacity test for arduous position.
The physical demands of this position involve arduous fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. Work requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities requiring at least average agility and dexterity. Duties include demand for strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. Operation of some specialized fire equipment can place extended physical stress of incumbent during fire activities.
You must be 18 years of age or older to be assigned to a hazardous position.
You must possess a valid state driver's license by the closing date of the announcement and at all times during your appointment in this position.
QualificationsSpecialized Experience Requirements:
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume.
For GS-05: One year (12 months) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-04) in the Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as, but not limited to: experience of routine aspects of inventory and monitoring for wildland fire, prescribed fire, and/or natural resource activities; experience in field resource data collection for hazardous fuels management program; and knowledge or experience in implementing specific plans for fuels treatment projects.
For GS-06: One year (12 months) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-05) in the Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as but not limited to: leading routine aspects of inventory and monitoring for wildland fire, prescribed fire, and/or natural resource activities; participating in field resource data collection for hazardous fuels management program; and assisting in implementing specific plans for fuels treatment.
For GS-07: One year (12 months) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-06) in the Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as, but not limited to: supervising routine aspects of inventory and monitoring for wildland fire, prescribed fire, and/or natural resource activities; planned and directed field resource data collection for hazardous fuels management program; and assisted in developing and implementing specific plans for fuels treatment projects.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Substitution of Education for the Specialized Experience Requirement:
For GS-05: successful completion of a full 4-year (120 semester hours) 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 to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
For GS-06: One year (18 semester hours) of graduate level college education in a field related to range work such as a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a field directly related to this position.
For GS-07: One year (18 semester hours) of graduate level college education in a field related to range work such as a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a field directly related to this position.
Education and experience may be combined to meet the specialized experience requirement (GS-05 and GS-07 levels only).
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Selective Placement Factors:
This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.
Selective Placement Factor #1: This position is a Primary Firefighter position and is covered under Special Fire Retirement. In accordance with Public Law 107-27, applicants must be age 37 or under at the time of appointment, unless proof is provided of prior Federal service in another covered position, or you are a preference eligible veteran. If you are a preference eligible veteran, you MAY be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday.
Selective Placement Factor #2: You must possess the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position:
1) Firefighter, Type 1 (FFT1).
Selective Placement Factor #3: State Driver’s License.
You must provide a copy of your Incident Qualification Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or equivalent documentation for verification by the closing date.
You must meet all selective placement factor requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Highly or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.
Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.
If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition dependent upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
This position requires regular and recurring overtime and shift work.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
FACT SHEET FOR FIRE POSITIONS: FIREFIGHTERS CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION. In accordance with Executive Order 12564, and under the Department’s Drug Free Workplace Program, applicant(s) tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, you application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
KSA 1: Ability to supervise a group of fuels module crewmembers by developing performance standards, completing personnel evaluations, setting priorities for daily duties, and adherence to policies pertaining to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), safety, and administrative tasks.
KSA 2: Skill in designing and implementing prescribed fire, fuels reduction, and restoration treatments through field surveys, GPS mapping, GIS products, fire behavior modelling, fuel loading assessments, and project inspection as well as ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
KSA 3: Knowledge of vegetation treatment and fire effects monitoring including plot establishment protocols, data collection techniques, data processing and management, and data summarization for use by specialists.
KSA 4: Ability to assist other bureau programs and divisions as needed or as a response to shifting priorities including fire suppression, emergency stabilization and rehabilitation and Management of Lands and Resources (MLR) programs.
To preview questions please click here.
Background checks and security clearance
Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
- If you are qualifying with education, you must provide a copy of your transcripts for verification that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university by the closing date. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education. All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of ‘official’ transcripts.
- Copy of Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or other equivalent documentation which verifies you meet the required NWCG qualifications for this position. Failure to provide this documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in you being rated as not qualified.
- Copy of State Driver's license for verification.
- Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: please provide documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.
- For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans’ preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
- For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
- For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit the same documentation as 5-point veterans’ preference as well as a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.
UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
If uploading a resume, you must include the following: Job Title and Grade Level, if Federal employment, Duties and Accomplishments, Employer's Name and Address, Supervisor's Name and Telephone Number, Starting and Ending dates (month and year), Hours worked per week, and Salary.
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items:
1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and;
2. Your resume, and;
3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Click on the button "Apply to this Vacancy" and login to “My Account” on USAJOBS.
If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.
If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Forgot your Username and/or Password" link below the login on USAJOBS.
Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.
If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the Human Resources Office at (208) 373-3921 or email BLM_ID_HR_Vacancies@blm.gov. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.
Agency contact information
AddressBureau of Land Management
Idaho State Office
1387 South Vinnell Way
Attn: HR-953 (ID-DEU-2017-0005)
Boise, ID 83709-3904
Once your completed application is received, we will conduct an evaluation and the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for future consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome.
You may also check the status of your application by viewing your “My Account” on USAJOBS.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/455915700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.