This position is part of the Alaska Fire Service (AFS), BLM located in Fairbanks, Alaska. AFS is responsible for providing fire suppression and related support services on Federal and Native Corporation Lands; the interagency responsibility involves 192 millions acres. For more information regarding AFS please visit our webpage. Information about locations within Alaska can be found at: State of Alaska.Learn more about this agency
- Perform as the pilot-in-command of a heavy, multi-engine, turbine powered, transport category airplane under diverse flight conditions.
- Perform detailed planning to ensure precise flight execution for satisfactory completion of missions.
- Maintain currency and proficiency as a pilot to conduct : general Use" and special Use" operations, such as dignitary transport, logistical flights, smokejumper operations, international operations and reconnaissance flights.
- Complete weight and balance calculations, performance determinations, weather briefings, fire situation analysis, lightening tracking, completion of logs, forms, and tracking devices to ensure safe conditions.
76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
- Direct Deposit Required.
- Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents)
- You cannot hold an active real estate license: nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
- May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
- You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
- You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
- This is a career seasonal permanent position.
QualificationsThis announcement is being advertised concurrently under ST-10696827-20-VG for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
This is a career seasonal permanent position. Initial tour of duty will be full-time. Your services will not be required at certain times due to lack of work, lack of funds, weather conditions or for other reasons. During these periods you will be placed in a non-work, non-pay status. It is expected that you will work at least 6 months per year, but not more than 50 weeks or 25 pay periods on a full-time basis.
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. To be creditable, this experience must have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. (If the position was seasonal, your resume must show periods worked.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Minimum eligibility requirements for positions in this occupation are based on possession of the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements, and possession of the knowledge and skills required for the positions.
Certificates and Ratings:Candidates must possess a current Commercial Pilot Certificate with appropriate rating or the appropriate military rating. (Note: Candidates establishing eligibility based on military flight experience must provide official orders, forms, or logbooks showing their status as an appropriate rated military pilot. You must submit a copy of your certificates and ratings to show you meet the following requirements:
- Commercial Pilot Certificate with Airplane Multi-Engine Land, Instrument airplane ratings.
- Flying heavy, multi-engine, turbine powered airplane under VMC, IMC, day, and night operating conditions;
- Operating aircraft ver established routes for transporting passengers, freight, and supplies;
- Ensuring pre-flight, in-flight, and pst-flight operations were conducted with the standards set by applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations;
- Ensuring an aircraft is properly maintained;
- Completing and submitting aircraft maintenance reports, logs, and trip reports; and
- Performing pre-flight and post-flight inspections.
- Total Flight Time: 1500 (Current BLM employees can qualify with 1125 hours of total flight time)
- Pilot-In-Command: 250
- Night Flying: 75 (Current BLM employees can qualify with 50 hours of night flying time)
- Flying Time--Last 12 Months: 100 (Current BLM employees can qualify with 50 hours of total flight time in the last 12 months)
- Multi-Engine Aircraft: 500
- Current Class I or Class II FAA medical certificate is required. (You must submit a copy of your certificate with your application.)
If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
Physical Demands: The position requires long hours in unpressurized equipment at (sometimes) extreme temperatures and under heavy workloads. Irregular work hours, irregular opportunities to eat, stress levels, heat stress, and demanding workloads are major contributing factors to fatigue.
Working Conditions: The work involves exposure to "special use" flying activities under adverse weather and terrain conditions. Workload demands are great when performing in the wildfire and instrument environments. Hazards exist when operating on high density altitudes and in the low-level environment.
- You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
- This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the 03/30/2020
- Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
- 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 at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
- This position is not eligible for Telework.
- 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.
- Career Transition Assistance (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs (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/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 Best and Well 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 fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a RPL, you may be given priority consideration.
- BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, Alternate Application
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. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume. If you meet qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well 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.
- Applies Technology to Tasks, Interpersonal Skills, and Organizational Awareness
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The following documents are required and must be received by the 03/30/2020 of this announcement:
1. Your Résumé which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
- College transcripts(s), if qualifying based on education, if applicable
- Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.
- Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or other equivalent documentation which verifies you meet the required NWCG qualifications for this IFPM position, if applicable
- Veterans Preference Documentation:
- If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions.
- If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
- If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, letter from the VA, and completed SF15.
- Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
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 apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/30/2020. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.
The eligibility portion of the application process is designed to allow you to choose how you wish to be considered for this announcement. You may choose more than one eligibility. You must provide proof of your eligibility and will only be considered for the questions that you answer "yes".Please note, your eligibility will be based solely on the selections you have indicated in this section. You must provide the supporting documentation to support your claim to be considered. You may choose more than one eligibility in this section.
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222 W 7th Ave #13
Anchorage, AK 99513
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- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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