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This position is located in Boise, Idaho. Information about the surrounding area may be found here.
- Provides professional knowledge in leadership, coordination, and direction, for the administration of the fire suppression; detection and prevention programs; dispatching and other communication services.
- Develops alternative fire suppression strategies by taking into consideration total values at risk and selects the best alternative.
- Responsible for providing short and long-range fire management planning, program direction and coordination, and evaluation of the fire management program on the unit.
- Plans include short-range issues and long-range strategies, including Land/Resource Management Plan, Fire Management Plan, National Fire Plan Analysis (FPA-PM), and wilderness fire management.
- Provides leadership for human resource management, including oversight of a complex fire and aviation management training program resource management objectives.
- Develops and updates interagency operating agreements with local, state, and other federal cooperators. Responsible for aviation program management oversight.
50% or less - Frequent travel may be required during times of peak fire activity.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Be sure to 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 Lands.
- Direct Deposit Required.
- Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
QualificationsPhysical Demands: The work is normally sedentary but often requires long hours of varied shifts during fire emergencies.
Occasional field assignments may include long periods of standing or walking over rough terrain.
Work Environment: Most work is performed in an office setting. Field assignments include work at fire locations with exposure to smoke and inclement weather. Work may require frequent flying in small fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. Incumbent will adhere to all safety rules and regulations as prescribed in manuals/supplements or by the designated Safety Officer.
We expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, more than one position may be filled from this announcement
This position has been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as a Unit Fire Program Manager (UFPM), and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at IFPM.
This is a secondary/administrative fire position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS).While secondary positions are not subject to the maximum entry age policy, the selectee must have prior service in a primary position and meet the transfer requirement for movement from a primary to secondary position to be eligible for special retirement coverage. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enough information to determine your retirement status to ensure you do not lose benefits (normally through submission of your SF-50). YOU MUST LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN A PRIMARY POSITION.
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.
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.
Responses to the online job-specific questions must be supported in your resume.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
You must meet all IFPM minimum qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Specialized Experience Requirements: In addition to meeting the basic education requirements, you must meet specialized experience requirements. we must be able to determine that you meet the basic education requirements and the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
For GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) in the Federal service to qualify. Specialized experience must have included all of the following elements as described below:
Fire Program Management:
* Reviewing and evaluating fire management plans for ecological soundness and technical adequacy;
* Conducting field inspections before and after prescribed or wildland fires to determine if resource objectives were achieved and/or to evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken; and
* Developing analyses on the ecological role of fire and its use and/or exclusion, and smoke management.
In addition, appropriate experience must have included either Prescribed Fire/Fuels Management or Fire Management Operations as described below:
Prescribed Fire/Fuels Management - experience in a broad range of activities such as:
* Professional forest or range inventory methods and procedures (e.g., Brown's planar intercept for dead down fuels; live fuel loading assessments);
* Analysis of fuel loadings and determination of appropriate fuel treatment methods and programming;
* Land use planning and environmental coordination;
* Evaluating prescribed fire plans or fire management plans to ensure fire containment is possible and identify appropriate suppression contingencies if containment is not obtained.
Fire Management Operations - analyzing and applying fire management strategies, plus experience in at least five of the following activities:
* Mobilization and Dispatch Coordination
* Fire Prevention and Education
* Equipment Development and Deployment
* Fire Communication Systems
* Suppression and Preparedness
There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 and above grade level.
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
Selective Placement Factor 1: PRIOR WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Applicants must have at least one season (3-6 months) of prior wildland firefighting experience. This must be evidenced in your application. The Department of the Interior defines wildland firefighting experience 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:1) Wildfires - Unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires, and;
2) Prescribed Fires/Planned ignitions. This description includes only fireline experience on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning stages. Prescribed fire experience must be supplemented by fire suppression experience in order to be creditable as previous wildland firefighting experience.
Selective Placement Factor 2: To meet minimum qualification requirements for Assistant Fire Management Officer (AFMO), you must possess all of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position:
1) (DIVS ) Division OR (ASGS) Air Support Group Supervisor, and
2) (ICT3) Incident Commander Type 3 or (RXB2) Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2
You must provide a copy of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or other equivalent documentation which verifies you meet the required NWCG minimum 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.
Positive Education Requirements: The OPM Qualification Standard for the 0401 series includes requirements as stated below. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide documentation or proof that he or she has met the applicable educational provisions described in this supplemental standard. No applicant may be placed in a position covered by the 0401 Qualification Standard for Fire Program Management without meeting A or B below.
- Degree: Biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related discipline appropriate to the position.
- Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education which may be defined as at least 24 semester hours in biological sciences, natural resources, wildland fire management, forestry, or agriculture equivalent to a major field of study, plus appropriate experience or additional education that is comparable to that normally acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in the biological sciences, agriculture, or natural resources.
May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
If you are selected for this position, you may be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.
The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
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 receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used 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.
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.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
This position requires regular and recurring overtime and shift work.
This is a Bargaining Unit position.
FACT SHEET FOR FIRE POSITIONS: Information on Special Retirement.
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 qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In the event that an applicant's response on the questionnaire cannot be verified within the application materials ( e.g., resume, cover letter, education/training), the HR Office has the authority to lower the score of the candidate on that item to the response level supported by their application materials. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored.
Your answers to the online questionnaire will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
Planning And Evaluating
Manages Human Resources
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. Civil service employees must provide their current OPM title, series, and grade. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. Visit the USAJOBS Help Center for more information on What should I include in my federal resume?
Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). Failure to provide required information will result in loss of eligibility. You are welcome to submit an optional cover letter.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
You must provide copies of all 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 minimum required NWCG qualifications for this IFPM position. Failure to provide this documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in you being rated as not qualified.
Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees : submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).
Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service , (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). "Required documentation" includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration.
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.
Former PLC Member: Submit a copy of your "Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring" along with a copy of your "PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet."
Veterans Special Appointing Authorities: Submit documentation to support your claim for VEOA or 30% disabled veterans status (DD-214 Member Copy #4 or copy that shows discharge as honorable or general, SF-15, VA letter, etc). Supplemental documentation required if you are active duty military seeking veteran preference. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of active service. A VEOA eligible who is separated 30 days or less prior to completion of the three-year active duty service requirement is eligible to receive consideration for BLM vacancies. You must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference on your application. For more information on veterans' preference, please go to OPMs website at: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: 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.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
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.
How to Apply
THIS IS AN ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS THROUGH USAJOBS. Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by 01/18/2021. If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR 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. PLEASE NOTE: If you have access to a public library, State Job Service Office, etc., you should use these resources to apply online. You must follow the steps described below to complete the application process:
1) YOU MUST HAVE OR CREATE A PROFILE IN USAJOBS. Your profile must contain a current resume for submission. In order to receive proper consideration, your resume should include the following information:- Current personal contact information.- Work experience (paid or unpaid) including - starting and ending dates (month and year), employer's name and address, job title (include job series and grade if Federal), duties and accomplishments, supervisor's name and telephone number, indicate if supervisor may be contacted, hours per week, and salary.- Education and job-related training including - school name, type and year of degrees/diploma received, credits earned and majors; title of training course and year of completion.- References - personal and professional- Additional information - skills (languages, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.), certificates or licenses (current only), and/or honors, awards, and special accomplishments (recognition, professional memberships, publications, leadership activities, etc.).
INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION COULD RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.\\The USAJOBS Resume Builder was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is an available tool when you login to your USAJOBS account.
- Review the Appointment Eligibility Criteria: The eligibility section of the application process is designed to allow you to choose how you wish to be considered for this vacancy announcement. You will ONLY be considered for the appointment eligibilities that you selected. You must provide proof of your eligibility to be considered.
- You must submit a resume and also complete the online application and assessment questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
- To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
- Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
- You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
- 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.
- To view the assessment questionnaire, click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10995355
FOLLOW UP. Check your application status before the announcement closes. It is your responsibility to ensure that a complete application (including a resume, on-line questionnaire, and applicable supplemental documentation) is received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 01/18/2021 of the vacancy announcement. NOTE: Technical problems may take at least 1 business day to resolve; therefore, you are highly encouraged to complete the application process prior to the closing date.
Agency contact information
AddressBLM Idaho State Office
BLM Idaho State Office, ID-953
1387 South Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709-3904
You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement email from USAJobs that your submission was successful once we have received your online questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application and/or referral to the hiring official via your USAJobs account after the evaluation process is complete. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.
Applicants who apply under this job opportunity announcement agree to have their application, associated documents and applicable personal information shared with other Bureaus/Offices within the Department of the Interior (DOI) who have vacancies within the same occupational series, grade, full performance level and in the same geographic location(s), including within the same metro/commuting area. Applying to this announcement does not replace the need to apply to other job opportunity announcements for which you wish to receive consideration.
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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/588436600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.