U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
$45,900.00 to $66,088.00
Open & closing dates
$45,900 to $66,088 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 7 - 8
Full-Time - Career Seasonal
Few vacancies in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team to be a Senior Zone Fire Management Specialist for the Military Fire Management Zone for Alaska Fire Service
The BLM manages more land - 245 million surface acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The BLM, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
This position is part of the BLM Alaska, Bureau of Land Management in Fairbanks, Alaska. Information about locations within Alaska can be found at: https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/dcra/DCRAExternal/
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.
The salary range given above includes base pay and locality pay, you will also receive a 3.74% cost of living allowance. This allowance is subject to annual review, adjustment and gradual decrease.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current Federal employee in the General (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.
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As the Forestry Tech (Fire)(Senior Zone Fire Mgmt Spec) (MP), you will:
Conduct aerial reconnaissance of new and ongoing fires within the Zone.
Assess the needs for suppression resources and assign missions to all ground and air fire fighting resources.
Serve as the Helicopter Manager for the Zone helicopter.
Serve as the Zone's training administrator for Emergency Fire Fighter Crew Program.
Schedule and administer arduous Work Capacity Tests.
Plan, schedule, coordinate, review,develop, and instruct formal and On-the-Job-Training courses in various fire and aviation related training.
For information on the duties of this position contact one of the supervisors, Dirk Giles at (907) 356-5877 or Russ Long at (907) 356-5875.
25% or less - This position requires travel by scheduled or chartered aircraft or ground vehicles to various destinations in the western U.S. for incident assignments lasting up to 14 days.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility, current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, special hiring authority, and Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles; ICTAP/CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area.
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
0462 Forestry Technician
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Security Clearance/Background Investigation 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 Lands.
Direct Deposit Required.
Works 6 to 11 1/2 Months per year.
90 days wildland fire experience required.
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 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 will be required to submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
Passage of a pre-employment physical is required.
May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
We must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. 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. To be creditable, this experience must have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. (If the position was seasonal, your resume must show periods worked.)
You may qualify at the GS-07 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience in forest or range fire control, prevention, or suppression work; OR
One full year of progressively higher level graduate education, if related. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position, examples of qualifying fields include fire science, fire management, or a closely related discipline; OR
A combination of education and experience as listed above.
You may qualify at the GS-08 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience in forest or range fire control, prevention, or suppression work; OR
A master's or equivalent graduate degree in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or possession of a LL.B. or J.D degree, if related. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position, examples of qualifying fields include fire science, fire management, or a closely related discipline; OR
A combination of education and experience as listed above.
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.
* Wildland Firefighting Experience Requirement: This position requires previous wildland firefighting experience (at least 90 days). Wildland firefighting experience is defined as experience gained through work on the fire line in containment, control, or suppression of wildland fire. Experience may be related to wildfires or, fire line experience on a prescribed fire (this does not include experience in the planning stages).
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 at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of 02/23/2018.
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.
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 ensue 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.
Career Transition Assistance (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs (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/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 eligiblity 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/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 fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a RPL, you may be given priority consideration.
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, you do not have in electronic form; view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application
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. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on 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 tactics, methods, procedures, fire behavior and fire weather.
Knowledge of safety policies, guidelines, and procedures specific to prescribed fire activities.
Ability to lead, develop, and present wildland firefighting training to various land management agencies and crews.
Knowledge of small engines and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Knowledge of Interagency policies, manuals, regulations, organization and functions.
Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
Resume or Application. At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YX7o1PBoFk
Other supporting documents:
Copy of Transcripts (official or unofficial) or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education,
(If qualifying based on education)
Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees submit a copy of your most 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).
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, if applicable
If applying under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, you must provide documentation to support your eligibility (SF-50's) and performance (reference, performance appraisal, etc.)
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, if applicable.
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities (severely disabled, VEOA and other eligible veterans, etc.), you MUST submit proof of this eligibility. (Veterans see Vet Guide
Hard copy application materials, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. If the required documents are not submitted, your application may be considered incomplete.
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
Review the Appointment Eligibility Criteria: The eligibility section of the application process is designed to allow you to choose how you wish to be considered for this vacancy announcement. You will ONLY be considered for the appointment eligibilities that you selected. You must provide proof of your eligibility to be considered.
You must submit a resume and also complete the online application and assessment questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
DEADLINE DATE: A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) or 7:59 pm Alaska Time on 02/23/2018 to receive consideration.
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 resume 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.
The eligibility portion of the application process is designed to allow you to choose how you wish to be considered for this announcement. You may choose more than one eligibility. You must provide proof of your eligibility and will only be considered for the questions that you answer yes.
Please note, your eligibility will be based solely on the selections you have indicated in this section. You must provide the supporting documentation to support your claim to be considered. You may choose more than one eligibility in this section.
To view the assessment questionnaire, click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10138857
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U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
Website : http://www.blm.gov/nhp/index.htm
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.