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Supervisory Range Technician Fire Wildland Fire Operations Specialist

Company name
U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management

$45,810.00 to $65,778.00

Rawlins, WY

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$45,810 to $65,778 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 08 - 09

Work schedule

Full-Time - Work Schedule is Full Time.

Appointment type

Permanent - This is a permanent career-seasonal position, working 26-50 weeks per year.


1 vacancy in the following location:

Rawlins, WY

Rawlins, WY

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.

This job is open to

Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a surplus or displaced employee.


Individuals with disabilities

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Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website

This position is located in the High Desert District with a duty location of Rawlins, WY. For information on the city of Rawlins, please visit Rawlins

Physical Demands: Duties involve fieldwork requiring above average physical fitness and endurance. Work will require prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, bending, and lifting heavy items, over 50 pounds. Duties will include strenuous activities in adverse environmental conditions.

Work Environment: Work is performed in the office and in the field. Office work is primarily sedentary. The work performed outdoors is in forest and desert environment or in steep terrain with uneven, rocky surfaces. You may be exposed to extreme weather conditions, smoky conditions, and excessive machinery noise. You may be required to live in back country camps for extended periods of time.

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As a Wildland Fire Operations Supervisor, you will supervise at least 5 Engine Captains and will provide operational oversight during initial and extended attack fires directing fireline activities and tactics of firefighters, resources, equipment and aircraft in accordance with safety and management practices. You will plan wildland fire suppression activities and provide specialized expertise in the assigned district. You will perform work and supervise employees in fire prevention, preparedness, detection, resource rehabilitation, mobilization, prescribed fire, aviation operations and training programs. You will provide technical and administrative supervision to the unit by planning and directing work to be accomplished, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work and carrying out the normal supervisory responsibilities.

Travel Required

50% or less - Travel will be required to fulfill the obligations of this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

All current federal employees or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility, Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligible, Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)and Veterans more than 30% disabled; ICTAP/CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area. Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities, Schedule A and/or individuals with disabilities

. All former PLC members who in the past 2 years have completed all requirements of a creditable PLC project.

Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

Job family (Series)

0455 Range Technician



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 Land

Direct Deposit Required.

Background Investigation Required

To qualify at the GS-08 level, you must meet the Selective Factors and have at least one full year of specialized wildland fire management experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS07) in the federal service OR have completed 2 full years of GRADUATE level college education or a Masters degree in forestry, fire science or a field directly related to this position OR have a combination of education and specialized experience.

To qualify at the GS-09 level, you must meet the Selective Factors and have at least one year of specialized wildland fire management experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS08) in the federal service OR have two full years of GRADUATE level college education or a Master's degree with a major study in forestry, fire science or a field directly related to the position OR a combination of education and specialized experience.


Specialized 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. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.

Specialized experience for the GS-08 level may be evidenced by: Experience in managing and developing fire behavior plans and strategies to meet land management objectives; experience in Prescribed fire/fuels management; fire behavior and use of fire equipment and tools.

Specialized experience for the GS-09 level may be evidenced by: Experience in managing and developing fire behavior plans and strategies to meet land management objectives; experience in Prescribed fire/fuels management; fire behavior and use of fire equipment and tools. Providing oversight and management of wildland incidents.

Selective Placement Factors: This position is subject to the Interagency Fire Program (IFPM) Standard and Guide selective placement factors for a Wildland Fire Operations Specialist. This position requires the following qualifications – Currency Not Required:

* Prior wildland firefighting experience on the fireline.

* Task Force Leader (TFLD) AND Incident Commander, Type 3 (ICT3) OR Prescribed Fire Burn Boss, Type 2 (RXB2)


*Helibase Manager Type 1 (HEB1) AND Incident Commander Type #3 (ICT3)

The following conditions of employment also apply;

* Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.

* Must pass a drug test.

You must submit your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or other equivalent documentation which verifies you meet the required NWCG qualifications for this IFPM position. Failure to provide this documentation by the closing dated of the announcement will result in you being rated as not qualified.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

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.


Additional information

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

May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.

Supervisory 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.

This is a career-seasonal appointment; you will be in a pay status for at least 6 months, but less than 12 months a year. When work or funds are not available you will be placed in non-pay status.

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


. 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.

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 (MEA) 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.


You must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.


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 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.

* Knowledge of wildland firefighting techniques and fire suppression strategies, tactics and methods.

* Knowledge of specialized wildland firefighting equipment, tools, personnel and training.

* Knowledge of supervisory policies, procedures and methods.

* Ability to work with diverse groups of individuals.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Required Documents

Required Documents

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 qualifying with education, submit a copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education

YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR IQCS MASTER RECORD OR EQUIVALENT DOCUMENTATION which verifies you meet the required NWCG qualifications for this IFPM position.

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.”

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.

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).

If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.

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.

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

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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

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; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Click on the button Apply OnLine and login to MY 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 paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.

If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the Did you forget your username and/or password link.

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 HR Office at 307-775-6122 OR 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

Human Resources, WY Human Resources, WY







Bureau of Land Management

5353 Yellowstone

P.O. Box 1828

Cheyenne, Wyoming

United States

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Next steps

You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.

You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.

Fair & Transparent

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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 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.

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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

Company info

U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
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Company Profile
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), created in 1946 through a merger of the General Land Office (GLO) and the U.S. Grazing Service, has roots going back to the creation of the GLO in 1812. In celebration of 200 years of land management, the BLM presents this website -- a collection of the stories, traditions and heritage that make up our unique history. BLM employees, current and retired, have contributed to this labor of love and many more will continue to add their unique histories over time.

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