INTERDISCIPLINARY - FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST / FORESTER (Duty Title is FireEcologist / Planner)


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    The primary purpose of this position is to provide specialized and professional guidance, leadership, coordination, and program direction in the Air Force wide wildland fire planning. This position is responsible for developing fire-planning policies and procedures consistent with national level guidance and coordinating information between national, geographic area, fire planning units, and field organizations.
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    Responsibilities
    • Wildland Fire Management. The incumbent provides program leadership and consultation for strategic wildland fire management planning.
    • Provide program leadership and consultation for strategic wildland fire management planning, assessments (e.g., wildland fire risk, prevention, etc.), and interagency and/or unit Wildland Fire Management Plan (WFMP) development.
    • As a fire management professional, provides professional fire management technical and program support to the Wildland Support Teams Air Force wide and the Wildland Fire Center.
    • Research Management. Participates in the design, coordination, and execution of viable federal wild land fire research programs that evaluates the role, management, and application of fire in wildland ecosystems.


    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    12

  • Job family (Series)
    0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

    0460 Forestry

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
    • A security clearance may be required
    • PCS expenses are NOT authorized
    • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
    • Incumbent is required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and annually thereafter
    • Disclosure of Political Appointments

    Qualifications
    This position is interdisciplinary. An interdisciplinary professional position is a position involving duties and responsibilities closely related to more than one professional occupation. The nature of the work for this position is such that persons with required education and experience in any one of the professional series identified below may be considered equally well qualified to do the work.

    0401 - FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
    0460 - FORESTER

    Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes knowledge of a wide range of professional natural resource, land management, planning principles, practices, and concepts sufficient to serve as technical authority for the full range of activities involved in fire management planning, programming and budgeting. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-11 grade/level or equivalent in the federal service. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below.

    Basic Requirements for GS-0401 Positions: A Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
    OR
    Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    Basic Requirements for GS-0460 Positions: A Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in forestry; or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work in forestry. The curriculum must have been sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas:
    a) Management of Renewable Resources - study of the science and art of managing renewable resources to attain desired results; b) Forest Biology - study of the classification, distribution, characteristics, and identification of forest vegetation, and the interrelationships of living organisms to the forest environment; c) Forest Resource Measurements and Inventory - sampling, inventory, measurement, and analysis techniques as applied to a variety of forest resources.
    OR
    Combination of education and experience: courses for a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry.

    FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-11 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Knowledge of professional principles, practices, techniques, and procedures of general natural resources management and biological sciences to effectively perform functions associated with project development, execution, training, and advisory services for wildland fire management to Agency installations.
  • Knowledge of the principles of planning and program management; common business and economic principles, theories, concepts, and procedures; financial management principles and standards.
  • Skill in evaluating wildland fire research and state-of-the-art scientific and wildland fire equipment technologies and incorporating into the planning, design, operation, maintenance, repair and upgrade of installation wildland fire programs.
  • Ability to analyze, plan, and adjust work operations to meet program requirements and objectives within available resources.
  • Knowledge of safety, security regulations, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with senior officials from a broad array of activities, including federal and local government, and industry.

  • PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education
    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click "Learn more about this agency" button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. "Transfer" and "Reinstatement" or equivalent eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Q - Nonsensitive

  • Required Documents
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    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
  • Online Application - Questionnaire
  • Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
  • Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series (can be a copy)
  • Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  • Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

    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.

  • Benefits
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    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 .

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    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
    Help How to Apply

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 04/24/2018

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10178471

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application . The Vacancy ID is 10178471

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

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    Agency contact information Total Force Service Center

    Phone
    1-800-525-0102
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    JBSA - IMSC
    550 D Street East
    JBSA Randolph AFB, TX
    US

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    Next steps

    Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

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    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.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process 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.


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495577100 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
AF Installation and Mission Support
Posted
04/06/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Lackland AFB, Texas, US