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Supervisory Forestry Technician (Fire)


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    This position is a Supervisory Wildland Firefighter directing the operation of a wildland fire crew.

    Open to the first 50 applicants or until October 10, 2018, whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

    This position is concurrently being advertised under PW-1545-NOCA-10282140-DE which is open to the Public.
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    Responsibilities

    You will serve as a Supervisory Wildland Firefighter directing the operation of a wildland fire crew. You supervise and perform wildland firefighting work directly related to fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring hazardous fuels reduction and prescribed burning. You will gather and consider information weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior when responding to a wildfire incident to recommend the best approach to use in the protection of the values at risk. You are responsible for making the initial evaluation of the fire situation, determining the rate of spread, potential hazards to property, deployment of the crew, point of initial attack and the types of tools to be used. You will implement and participate in both formal and informal training in wildland fire and safety techniques, practices and methods. It will be your responsibility to ensure your safety as well as the safety of others. As supervisor you make work assignments, develop performance standards and evaluate the work as well as preparing reports and status information.

    This is a Career-Seasonal position and subject to release and recall procedures. A permanent career-seasonal position includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. As such, selectee will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks to 6 months per year based on project requirements or weather conditions. Selectee is guaranteed to work at least 6 months per year but not more than 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment. The typical season for this position is March through November, but can be variable during these months due to requirements or weather conditions.

    Travel Required
    50% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status
    Yes

    Promotion Potential
    7

  • Job family (Series)
    0462 Forestry Technician

  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship required.
    • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
    • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
    • You will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
    • 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.
    • You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
    • New employees and/or supervisors in the Federal government, are required to complete a one-year probationary period.
    • Subject to frequent extended travel for more than 14 nights per month particularly during fire season , and you must obtain a government charge card for travel and may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
    • Prior to appointment, you must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and also pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician. You will also be required to undergo periodic medical examinations throughout employment.
    • The Work Capacity Test (WCT-Pack Test) as a method for assessing an employee's fitness levels for fire qualifications in the positions covered by this recruitment notice. Employees required to pass a WCT-Pack Test as a "condition of employment" will be provided one opportunity to pass the required test with a second chance provided at the discretion of management based on the results of the first test. This recruitment notice constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements. NOTE: Arduous fitness (WCT-Pack Test) will consist of completing a three-mile hike, within 45 minutes, while carrying a 45 pound pack. A time of 45 minutes, the passing score for the test, approximates an aerobic fitness score of 45, the established standard for firefighters. Applicants shall be disqualified for appointment if they fail to meet any physical requirement. Probationary or seasonal employment is subject to termination for failure to meet the 25th percentile in each of the identified component being measured.


    Qualifications
    In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the Selective Factor, Maximum Entry Age and the Experience requirement as noted below:

    Selective Factor: The applicant must possess the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position. If you do not meet the requirements of this selective factor, you will be rated ineligible for thIs position. Applicants must document how they meet this requirement by including a copy of the IQCS Master Record or equivalent in their application material.

    This position requires the following NWCG qualifications by the closing date of the announcement:
    (1) Currently hold, have held, or will be able to obtain NWCG qualification as Crw Boss (CRWB) or equivalent; AND
    ( 2) Currently hold, have held, or will be able to obtain NWCG qualification as Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)

    -AND-

    Maximum Entry Age: This position is covered by the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336 (c) and 5 U.S.C. 8412 (d) as a Primary/Rigorous Firefighter. Applicants must not have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to this position unless there is sufficient prior Federal service in a covered position to permit retirement on or before the mandatory retirement age for this type of position. An exception is allowed if you are a qualified veteran preference eligible.

    -AND-

    EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-6 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.

    Specialized experience must have included:
    (1) personally performing as a Crew Boss in Wildland Fire Operations, and at least one of the following wildland fire-fighting functions: Initial attack and Fire-line Suppression Operations; Prescribed Fire Operations; Helitack Operations; Wildland Fire Engine Operations; and
    (2) personally leading or supervising others in any two of the following functions: initial attack and suppression hand-crew operations; prescribed fire operations; wildland fire engine crew operations; helitack fire crew operations; providing on-the-job training and conducting daily crew briefings, safety sessions, and/or other basic wildland fire training. MUST include hours worked.

    NOTE: If firefighting experience includes both structural and wildland, it is essential that your application materials clearly separate and document your wildland experience.

    Volunteer Experience: 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.

    You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

    Education
    There is no substitution of education for experience for this announcement.

    Additional information

    This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

    Physical Demands: Arduous: Duties involve fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. Performs rigorous duties which requires strenuous physical exertion for extended periods including walking, climbing, shoveling, chopping, throwing and lifting, frequently carries objects weighing over 50 pounds. Duties include strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended period of time. Operation of some specialized fire equipment can place extended physical stress on you during fire activities. The rigorous duties of this position require you to meet the physical fitness test for arduous positions.

    Working Conditions: The work if primarily performed outdoors in forest environments in steep terrain where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rock or covered by vegetation. Temperature can exceed 100 degrees F and fall below freezing. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake and insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise, and falling and rolling material. You must adjust and cope with exposure to weather elements, dust and smoke, poor bivouac and eating situations under unpredictable set of circumstances. May be required to live in backcountry camps for extended periods of time. The hazardous nature of the job requires that protective clothing be worn (hard hat, gloves, boots, flame resistant clothing and other personnel protective equipment). Work may require travel by light fixed-wing or rotor-wing aircraft and other methods.

    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, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information .

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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.

    A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

    Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

    You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    • Fire Management
    • Manages Human Resources
    • Oral Communication
    • Technical Competence
    • Written Communication


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Q - Nonsensitive

    Drug test required
    Yes

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/24/2018:
  • Resume 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.
  • A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  • Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or other equivalent documentation which verifies you meet the required NWCG qualifications for this position.
  • Merit Promotion Eligibility Documentation such as:
    • Federal employees must submit a copy of their latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that reflects career or career-conditional tenure showing position title, series, grade and tenure (please do not submit an Award SF-50 as it does not provide the needed information) and, if different, an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held or you may not be considered under the merit promotion process.
    • Veterans Preference Documentation (e.g. DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter as appropriate)
    • LMFWA: Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.
  • Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
    • 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, as listed on the SF15 . If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives .
      • 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 , and if applicable, a completed SF15 . You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
    • Due Weight for Performance Appraisals and Awards:
      • Please submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and a list of any incentive awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. You must provide performance appraisal/evaluation and incentive award documentation which will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will use this documentation to assign a due weight point value to be considered during the overall selection process. If you do not have a current performance appraisal, please submit a statement as to why it is not available, and if it was at an acceptable level. If you fail to submit this documentation, it will result in no points being assigned by the selecting official during the selection process.
  • Documentation that you meet Selective Factors. Copy of the IQCS Master Record or equivalent .
  • Documentation for 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 or above {{85}} on the rating criteria for this position.
  • Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

    Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

    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
    Help Benefits

    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

    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 10/24/2018. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.
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    Agency contact information Penni Sandoval

    Phone
    (000) 000-0000
    Email
    penni_sandoval@contractor.nps.gov

    Address

    North Cascades National Park
    810 State Route 20
    Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
    US

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    Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.

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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 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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510388800 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
National Park Service
Posted
09/18/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Marblemount, WA, US