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Forestry Technician Sff Helicopter

Company name
US Department Of The Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs

Salary
$29,847.00 to $43,414.00

Location
Billings, MT

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Open & closing dates

02/15/2018

to

03/02/2018

Salary

$29,847 to $43,414 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 4 - 5

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent - Positon Subject to being placed in non-pay status for a period of time.

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Billings, MT

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

Individuals with a disability

Military Spouses

National Guard & Reserves

Current members, those who want to join, or transitioning military members.

Native Americans

Native Americans or Alaskan Natives with a tribal affiliation.

Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Current or former career or career-conditional Federal employees in the competitive service

Indian preference eligibles (must submit a BIA Form 4432)

Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces with an honorable discharge

Government employees eligible through an Interchange agreement

Candidates eligible under Non-Competitive special hiring authority

Current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act

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Announcement number

STIMP-10131603-18-NM

Control number

491470500

Duties

Duties

Summary

This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Rocky Mountain Region in Billings, Montana.

All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2018 pay charts here https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2018/general-schedule/

and select the duty station from the Billings, Montana to choose the appropriate pay chart. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the rest of U.S. chart.

This is a Primary firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) (CSRS) AND 8412 (d) (FERS). Persons making their first entry into a firefighter position under these authorities cannot be selected if they have reached age 37 or older. Persons already in covered secondary positions or persons with previously approved service who apply for a primary position cannot be considered if their age at reentry into the primary position is 37 subtracting service in approved positions.

This position has been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the

Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been

categorized as a Senior Firefighter, and requires

selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed

into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at

http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/

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Responsibilities

As a Forestry Technician (SFF) Helicopter ,GS - 0462 - 4/5, your typical work assignments and/or responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Serve as a Senior Wildland Firefighter on a helicopter.

Makes sure helitack equipment are properly installed and all checks are done

Perform all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding and mop-up.

Collect fire weather data, fuel and/or soil moisture samples, maps projects, and maintains records.

The full performance level of this position is GS-05 . Promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. A career ladder promotion is at the discretion of management, and in no way guaranteed.

TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are not suitable for telework.

This position has been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as a Senior Firefighter, and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/

Travel Required

76% or greater - Incumbent may be required to live in backcountry camps for extended periods of time.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

5

Job family (Series)

0462 Forestry Technician

Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship Required

Indian Preference applies. Please submitt a BIA-4432.

Eligibility Documentation Required (SF-50, DD-214, BIA Form 4432, etc.). Must be submitted with application.

You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit

You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period

Subject to a pre-employment background security investigation for new hires

Testing designated position DOI Drug-Free Workplace program.

Subject to Medical Screening and Physical Fitness testing.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 you are required to be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Current, Valid driver's license required. Must be submitted with application.

(IQCS) Incident Qualification and Certification System Master Record which verifies you meet the required NWCG qualifications for this IFPM position. Must be submitted with application.

Qualifications

GS-04:

6 months of general experience and 6 months of specialized experience

OR

Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 3 semester hours in mathematics is creditable.

General Experience: (1) Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. Which can be evidenced by farming or ranching work that involved application of cultural and soil and water conservation practices, including safety and use of equipment, and that provided a basic understanding of land use; or forest or range fire control, prevent on, or suppression work.

Specialized Experience: Examples of specialized work experience include on-the-line wildland fire experience in forest/range fire control, safety practices, prevention or suppression work as a senior wildland firefighter. Performed helicopter crew based forestry related support. Other examples of experience include performing farm/ranch labor, such as feeding/tending livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities or farm/ranch land conservation practices.

GS-05:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4

OR

Successful completion of 4 years (120 semester hours) of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation.

Specialized Experiece:

Examples of specialized work experience include on-the-line wildland fire experience in forest/range fire control, prevention or suppression work as a skilled senior wildland firefighter, utilizing a variety of specialized wildland fire tools and equipment along with safety practices. Serve as a trainee helicopter crew member to suppress the full range of difficult and complex fires. Other examples of experience include performing farm/ranch labor, such as feeding/tending livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities or farm/ranch land conservation practices.

Seasonal experience may also be creditable. A season of experience is considered to be a period of no less than 3 months of continuous employment on a seasonal basis. Shorter periods may be combined to make a season, provided a total of at least 3 months' experience is shown. For any period where the work exceeded 3 months, the excess work is credited towards an additional season of experience. One season of experience is qualifying for GS-2; 2 seasons of experience qualify for GS-3; and 4 seasons of experience qualify for GS-4.

Selective Factors:

The applicant must have possessed all of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position:

1. primary core qualification: Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)

2. additional required training: S-290 Intermediate Fire Behavior

Selectees for IFPM positions requiring currency will be required to obtain and maintain currency for the NWCG qualifications listed above

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.

Education

If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 70 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority. Common authorities include those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter

; Vets Info Guide: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/

LAND MANAGEMENT WORKFORCE FLEXIBILITY ACT: If applying under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, you must provide documentation to support your eligibility (SF-50) and performance (references and/or performance appraisal). Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement: current and/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies. Land Management Agencies include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service.

Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.

Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period.

If you are unable to apply online, require reasonable accommodation in the application process if you are an applicant with a disability, or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application package will be evaluated against the minimum qualification requirements specified above. In order to qualify, your resume must specifically describe your work history and the duties you performed in each position. Your resume will be evaluated after the closing date of 03/02/2018 to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. Qualified candidates will then be rated depending on their possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies and experience requirements as demonstrated by your responses to the assessment questions. Competencies measured include:

Flight Systems

Safety Engineering

Technical Competence

Technology Application

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If the information in your resume does not support your responses to the assessment questions, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications.

Qualified Indian preference candidates will be referred to the hiring manager in order of veterans' preference.

You may preview the assessment questions here in the https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10131603

. Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from the closing date.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Required Documents

Required Documents

The following documents are required for this position:

Resume which details work experience including dates worked (mm/yy-mm/yy), position title, Grade (if federal service), and hours worked per week.

On-line Assessment Questionnaire

Most recent SF-50 (if applying under merit promotion. Be sure your SF-50 displays your tenure in box 24, your position in box 34, and that the SF-50 is not an award)

Transcripts (if using education to qualify) - Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.

Veteran's documentation - (if applicable) VA letter on VA letterhead stating your overall combined rating, SF-15, DD-214 (copy 4) reflecting an honorable discharge and dates of active duty military service.

Special Appointing Authority documentation (if applying under a special hiring authority)

BIA Form 4432

(if claiming Indian preference)

Performance Appraisal (if applying under the Land Management Flexibility Act)

Current Valid Driver's License

(IQCS) Incident Qualification and Certification System 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.

If you are applying as a VEOA candidate, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 and your letter from the VA reflecting an honorable discharge and that you either completed three years of active duty service or are a preference eligible. For more information see: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa

ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59PM Eastern Time ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. If your application package is incomplete in any way, you will not be considered for this position, and requests for extensions will not be granted. Please double check your application package before you submit it.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED OR ACCEPTED BY THIS OFFICE.

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 apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

- To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

- Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

- You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login

); all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/

PLEASE NOTE - NO APPLICATION MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA E-MAIL.

Agency contact information

Kathleen Keller-Manuelito

Phone

(406) 247-7956

Email

kathleen.keller-manuelito@bia.gov

Address

BIA Center for Recruitment Rocky Mountain Regional

BIA Center for Recruitment Rocky Mountain Regional

2021 4th Avenue North

Billings, MT

US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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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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

US Department Of The Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs
Website : http://www.bia.gov

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