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Supervisory Range Technician Engine Captain

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

Salary
$37,223.00 to $53,773.00

Location
Winnemucca, NV

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Open & closing dates

Opening and closing dates

04/13/2018

to

04/27/2018

Salary

$37,223 to $53,773 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 06 - 07

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type

Permanent - Permanent - This is a career seasonal position (actively employed 6 - 11 1/2 months per year)

Locations

Few vacancies in the following locations:

Elko, NV

Elko, NV

Winnemucca, NV

Winnemucca, NV

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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Announcement number

NV-DEU-2018-0059

Control number

496547900

Duties

Duties

Summary

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website

These positions are located in Winnemucca, NV and Elko, NV. Information about Winnemucca, NV and the surrounding area can be found at: Winnemucca Chamber of Commerce

Information about Elko, NV and the surrounding area can be found at: Elko Chamber of Commerce

Physical Demands: Rigorous fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance, and superior conditioning. Prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying items weighing over 50 pounds.

Work Environment: Work is primarily performed in forest and desert environments in steep, uneven terrain, extreme weather, and smoky conditions.

This announcement will be used to fill more than one position within the Winnemucca and Elko districts. Specific duty locations will be at the discretion of management as well as the needs of the agency.

BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

Provides technical and administrative supervision to engine crews. Directs the operation of a wildland fire engine, responsible for maintenance of specialized equipment and ensures the engine is kept in a full state of readiness.

During initial attack fire suppression activities, locates fireline and directs and participates in fireline construction, backfiring and burnout operations, engine and pump operations, tree falling and holding/patrol/mop up operations. May be required to be a fully qualified chain saw operator.

Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior during suppression of wildland fire incidents.

Implements formal and informal training programs to comply with policy and regulations. Participates in wildland fire and safety training.

Travel Required

50% or less - May be required to live in backcountry camps for extended periods of time. Work may require travel by light fixed-wing or rotor-wing aircraft.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

07

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

All U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0455 Range Technician

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Forest Technicians

Technicians, Forest

Requirements

Requirements

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 is required.

Background Investigation is required.

This position falls under the Technical and Medical Support Group Qualification Standard and Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the Range Technician 0455 series.

You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit all your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.

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 must submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment. The 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.

Passage of a pre-employment physical is required. You must also pass the work capacity test for arduous positions. The physical demands of this position are rigorous fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. Work requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities requiring at least average agility and dexterity. Duties include demands for strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. Operation of some specialized fire equipment can place extended physical stress on incumbent during fire activities.

You must possess a valid automobile driver's license and it must be valid at all times during your appointment to this position. You may be required to obtain a commercial driver's license within 90 days of appointment.

Qualifications

Qualification Requirement Using Specialized Experience and/or Education: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirements; 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.

To qualify for GS-06: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 in the Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as having experience in the implementation of strategies, tactics, and suppression methods that are used in the containment and control of wildland fires; --OR-- Completed 1 year of graduate level college education related to range technician work such as a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a subject-matter field directly related to this position; --OR-- An equivalent combination of experience and education described above.

To qualify for GS-07: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level in the Federal service as a range technician or in a directly related position. Specialized experience at this level is defined as working as a skilled lead wildland firefighter with on-the-line wildland fire experience in forest/range fire control, prevention or suppression utilizing a wide variety of specialized wildland fire tools and equipment; --OR-- Completed 1 year of graduate level college education related to range technician work such as a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a subject-matter field directly related to this position; --OR-- An equivalent combination of the specialized experience and education.

Selective Placement Factors: This position requires special qualifications that have been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.

This position has been categorized as a Supervisory Fire Engine Operator, a key fire management position under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard; the selectee must meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at IFPM

90 Day Prior Firefighting Experience Requirement (resume must support):

The Department of the Interior defines wildland firefighting experience as; on-the-line wildland firefighting experience gained through containment, control, suppression, or use of wildland fire. This experience can be met by serving in a temporary, seasonal, or equivalent private sector fire position for no less than 90 days. Periods of wildland firefighting experience, gained through militia and rural fire departments, can also be credited, as long as the total amount of this experience equates to at least 90 days.

Wildland fire is defined as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. Two distinct types of wildland fire have been defined and include wildfire and prescribed fire:

Wildfire - An unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires.

Prescribed Fire – Planned ignitions. This description includes only fire line 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.

1) Engine Boss (ENGB)

2) Incident Commander, Type 5 (ICT5)

3) Portable Pumps and Water Use (S-211)

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.

If you have left Federal service or are currently not in a covered position and are over the age of 37, you must provide copies of SF50s showing beginning and ending dates of covered Federal Primary Fire retirement or your will not be eligible for consideration under this vacancy announcement.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

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.

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 fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.

If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory 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. NOTE: Pay status may be less than 6 months upon initial appointment.

The duties of this position may require the incumbent to perform irregular or occasional overtime per week. The position may qualify for Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO).

This position requires regular and recurring overtime and shift work.

This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in a duty status.

Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

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.

BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.

FACT SHEET FOR FIRE POSITIONS: FIREFIGHTER CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

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 you meet the qualification requirements, you 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.

KSA 1 : Knowledge of supervisory policies, procedures, and methods in order to manage a diverse workforce..

KSA 2: Knowledge of strategies, tactics, and suppression methods used in containment and control of wildfires and wildland fires.

KSA 3: Knowledge of fire behavior including causes of wildland fire, influences of temperature, humidity, wind, topography, slope, and fuels.

KSA 4: Skill in coordinating training sessions and presenting wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire training material.

To preview questions please click here

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/yyyy) 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:

To qualify based on education: Copy of all 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

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 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.

Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.

-For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans’ preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.

-For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

-For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.

For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide

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.

This is a primary firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336 (c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS). The position is subject to maximum entry age (MEA) requirements. The maximum entry-age for this position shall not exceed age 37; unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian firefighter experience or you are a preference eligible veteran. If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday. You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form 214 (DD-214) along with Standard Form 15 (if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with the instructions in this vacancy announcement. Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result in loss of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement.

FACT SHEET FOR FIRE POSITIONS: FIREFIGHTER CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

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.

Benefits

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

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 upload, 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 from the right side menu.

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 (775) 861-6431 or email us at nvjobs@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.

Agency contact information

Mike Torian Mike Torian

Phone

775-861-6428

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

nvjobs@blm.gov

Address

Bureau of Land Management

BLM Nevada State Office

NV-953

Reno, Nevada

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.

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Privacy Act

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Selective Service

New employee probationary period

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

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Company info

U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
Website : http://www.blm.gov/nhp/index.htm

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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