U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
$37,223.00 to $53,773.00
Open & closing dates
$37,223 to $53,773 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 06 - 07
Full-Time - Work Schedule is Full-Time
Permanent - This is a permanent seasonal position.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
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BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team to serve as the Supply Technician for the Fire & Aviation Cache Section.
This position is located at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho. Information about the Boise area can be found at www.boisechamber.org
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Per Delegated Examining regulations, veterans preference eligible applicants will first receive priority consideration. If there are no veteran preference eligible applicants, the next order of consideration for all current BLM non-competitive applicants will follow.
This announcement is being advertised concurrently under FA Merit-2018-0032 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
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Works in the Great Basin Area Incident Support Cache (GBK), Supply Section, at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).
Serves as Supply Section shift supervisor during 24-hour day operation. Evaluates a variety of work situations and interprets and applies instructions and priorities.
Validates and processes incoming orders for National Fire Equipment System (NFES) items stocked within the cache. Analyzes requests to determine priorities, means/alternatives to implement necessary action to provide support and/or items requested.
Processes orders electronically using an automated inventory system for entry, computation and output to issue and return items.
Selects best means of transportation to meet required timeframes for requested items and maintains records of shipping data and information for all commercial traffic management.
Prepares commercial air bills and government bills of lading (GBLs) for all commercial, air and ground transportation. Provides shipping information to all ordering units, and ensures that all hazardous materials are transported in accordance with regulations. Coordinates all actions with affected parties.
Serves as a customer representative for GBK and provides technical support to all NFES users. Responsible for performing on-the-job training to various employees in the use and function of all processes and procedures associated with the supply office function.
Occasional travel - Travel is required to attend trainings, conferences, workshops, and field visits.
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)
2005 Supply Clerical And 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 is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
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.
To qualify for the GS-06 grade level, 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 is required. Examples of work experience include, but are not limited to: work conducted in a wildland fire organization providing suppression, material or logistical support; performing all phases of general office work as well as sophisticated office equipment to include various computerized hardware and software programs, data facsimile transmission equipment, electronic calculators, and copy machines; referencing policies and guides and incorporating them into decision making processes that ensure sound business practices.
To qualify for the GS-07 grade level, 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-06 is required. Examples of work experience include, but are not limited to: work conducted in a wildland fire organization providing suppression, material or logistical support; performing all phases of general office work as well as sophisticated office equipment to include various computerized hardware and software programs, data facsimile transmission equipment, electronic calculators, and copy machines, and train others in the function and use of office equipment; familiarity with the Interagency Cache Business System (ICBS), BLM Collections and Business Systems (CBS), Financial Business Management System (FBMS), and National Fire Equipment System (NFES) or equivalent systems; referencing policies and guides and incorporating them into decision making processes that ensure sound business practices.
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 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 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
This is a 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.
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
. 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.
The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework.
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.
This position may require regular and recurring overtime and shift work.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
You must be 18 years of age or older to be assigned to a hazardous 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 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.
Knowledge of a wide-range of inventory, distribution, and cataloging supply principles within a team environment.
Knowledge of commercial traffic regulations and procedures, international shipping and customs requirements, air and ground carriers, areas of service and tariffs, and hazardous material handling requirements.
Ability to conduct on-the-job training in the use and function of all processes and procedures associated with supply office functions.
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Background checks and security clearance
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
Please note that documents selected to transfer from your USAJOBS profile are NOT automatically added to your application. You need to transfer your document(s) in the Document step during the application process.
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.
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.
-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 refer to the VetGuide
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.”
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.
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 Account on 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 via phone at (208) 387-5523 or email at BLM_FA_NIFC_Vacancies@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
Bureau of Land Management
BLM, Office of Fire & Aviation, FA-220
3833 S. Development Avenue
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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 My Account on USAJOBS.
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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.
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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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U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
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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.