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Unit Aviation Manager

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

Salary
$50,598.00 to $79,586.00

Location
Cedar City, UT

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Open & closing dates

02/12/2018

to

02/26/2018

Salary

$50,598 to $79,586 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 09 - 11

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent - This is a permanent position.

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Cedar City, UT

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Transfer

Veterans

Individuals with a disability

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Announcement number

UT/FA-MP-2018-0019

Control number

491225500

Duties

Duties

Summary

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 Cedar City, Utah. Information about the surrounding area can be found at http://cedarcity.org

Physical Demands: Most work is performed in an office or meeting room setting; occasional field duty in extreme temperatures, topography and remote living conditions.

Work Environment: May be exposed to temperature extremes dust, smoke, noise, rugged topography, high-risk flight in fixed or rotor wing aircraft, extended outdoor living and high-stress emergency activities.

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.

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Responsibilities

- Responsible for the unit's Aviation Program to include oversight, budget planning, development, execution, and monitoring of aviation operations.

- Serve as liaison for interagency coordination and use of tactical and logistical aircraft.

- Develop plans, manuals, handbooks, and instructional materials.

- Conduct workshops.

- Responsible for the unit's Aviation Safety and Training program.

- Conduct training needs analysis and serves as a certified trainer.

- Ensure the unit's dispatch center(s) operates within current accident/incident response measures.

- Review the Aviation Safety Communications Database (SAFCOM) and provide recommendations for corrective actions.

- Initiate and participate in aircraft incident and accident investigations.

- Function as Contracting Officers Representative (COR) on Call When Needed (CWN) aircraft.

- Coordinate requests to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airspace restrictions.

- Provide clearances into restricted airspace.

Travel Required

50% or less - Frequent travel will be required during peak fire activity.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

All current federal employees or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility nationwide / CTAP/ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area / Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles

/ Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities

/ All former PLC members who within the past 120 days have completed all requirements of a creditable PLC project / Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)?

/ Individuals with Disabilities

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

Job family (Series)

2101 Transportation Specialist

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 Required.

Background Investigation Required.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

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.

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.

All applicants must be aware that Federal employees must obtain and maintain a favorable background investigation. A background investigation will be conducted by the employing office following acceptance of the position. Failure to obtain a favorable determination of the background investigation will result in the cancellation of the offer or will be grounds for termination.

Qualifications

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. 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 the GS-9 grade level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-7 is required. Examples of work experience include, but are not limited to: performing as an aviation specialist or related position with experience in using aviation program resources in support of natural resource management and fire management operations; assisting with oversight, budget planning, development, execution, and monitoring of aviation operations; advising managers on firefighting aircraft requirements; working with general aviation polices for federal and state agencies; assisting in identifying and providing training for personnel using aviation resources; assisting/supporting others in aircraft incident investigations; coordinating with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or other agency officials for aviation activities; assisting or working as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on aviation contracts or have been an inspector.

To qualify for GS-11 grade level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-09 is required. Examples of work experience include, but are not limited to: performing as an aviation specialist or related position with experience in using aviation program resources in support of natural resource management and fire management operations; experience with oversight, budget planning, development, execution, and monitoring of aviation operations; advising fire managers or managers on firefighting aircraft requirements; working general aviation polices for federal and state agencies; identifying and providing training for personnel using aviation resources; participating in aircraft incident investigations; coordinating with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or other agency officials for aviation activities; working as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on aviation contracts.

Substitution of Education for Experience:

GS-09: A master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree with a major study in one of the following fields of study: accounting, business administration, business or

commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position. OR

A combination of education and experience described above.

GS-11: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a directly related field such as transportation or aviation management; OR

An equivalent combination of experience and education as described above.

If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition dependent upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.

Selective Placement Factors:

This position requires a special qualification that has 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.

Prior on-the-line firefighting: 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. This experience can be met by serving in a temporary, seasonal, or equivalent private sector fire position for no less than 90 days. 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. This experience must be documented with specific dates in the online application or resume.You must have possessed all of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications to be considered eligible for this position (currency not required):

1. Helibase Manager Type 2 (HEB2), Helibase Manager type 1 (HEB1), Air Support Group Supervisor (ASGS-T), or Air Operations Branch Director (AOBD).

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.

May require completion of a one year probationary period.

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.

The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

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

This is a bargaining unit position.

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.

1. Knowledge and experience in planning and coordination of complex multi-aircraft air operations.

2. Knowledge of retardant base mixing, loading and traffic operations, including dispatching procedures.

3. Knowledge of Bureau programs including fire management, law enforcement, wild horse & burro, range, wilderness, recreation, etc.

4. Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and the Department of the Interior Office of Aircraft Services manuals and guidance.

5. Knowledge of federal airspace systems (e.g., Military Special Use, FAA restricted, emergency incident areas).

To preview questions please click here

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Not Applicable

Required Documents

Required Documents

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

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.

If you are qualifying with education, you must provide a copy of your transcripts 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 ARE CONTINGENT UPON SUBMISSION AND VERIFICATION OF “OFFICIAL” TRANSCRIPTS.

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.

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).

Veterans’ Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) of 1998 allows preference eligibles or veterans to compete for vacancies under merit promotion procedures. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. VEOA eligibles that separate with 30 or less days prior to completion of the three-years of continuous active duty service requirement are eligible to receive consideration. You must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 to verify eligibility. Veterans will be rated and ranked with other merit promotion eligibles. Those who are among the best qualified may be selected by the appointing official, but veteran’s preference is NOT a selecting factor. For more information, please go to OPMs website at: 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.

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.”

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, to a land management agency 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.

Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. 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.

Submitting Required Documents:

You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

1. 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.

2. 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 Human Resources Office at (208) 387-5523 or email at blm_fa_nifc_ut@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

Human Resources Office

Phone

208-387-5523

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

BLM_FA_NIFC_UT@blm.gov

Address

Bureau of Land Management

BLM, NOC,

Denver Federal Center, Building 50

Denver, Colorado

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

or how to contact an agency.

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

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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