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Supervisory Fire Management Specialist Prescribed Fire Fuels

Company name
Department Of The Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs .

Salary
$50,598.00 to $79,586.00

Location
Keller, WA

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Open & closing dates

01/11/2018

to

02/01/2018

Salary

$50,598 to $79,586 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 09 - 11

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Keller, WA

1 vacancy

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

Military Spouses

Native Americans

Native Americans or Alaskan Natives with a tribal affiliation.

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Announcement number

NW-18-07

Control number

488532700

Duties

Duties

Summary

SUPERVISORY FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

(PRESCRIBED FIRE/FUELS), GS-0401-9/11

Posn.#4400348, DOI-Bureau of Indian Affairs

Northwest Region, Colville Agency

Deputy Superintendent-Trust Services

Branch of Forestry

Keller, Washington

GS-09: $50,598 - $65,778 Per Annum

GS-11: $61,218 - $79,586 Per Annum

(First time hires to the Federal Government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level).

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran's preference is not a factor in these appointments. 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. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa

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

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Responsibilities

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

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 Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist - High Complexity, and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information requiring IFPM positions can be found at http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/

NOTE: If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.

NOTE: This is a supervisory position. Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors are required to serve a trial period before their appointment becomes final. Those who do not satisfactorily complete the trial period will be returned to positions of no lower grade and pay then those they occupied before assuming their supervisory assignment.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Responsible for prescribed fire, fuels management, smoke management, and wildland fire use.

Develops fuels treatment alternatives to support management decisions according to laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines.

Prepares wildland fire risk assessments into all agreements, operating plans, and land and fire management plans.

Implements and administers prescribed fire activities, wildland fire use, and fuels management activities to ensure targets are achieved, management objectives are met, and mitigation measures are adequate.

Develops, reviews, and monitors fuels management plans.

Designs and implements fuels management surveys to document statistics and types of hazardous fuels.

Assign, direct and review the work of employees.

Responsible for assigned personnel to receive training necessary to maintain their proficiency in fire management duties.

Supports wildland fie suppression activities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel for field work and to attend meetings and/or trainings

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

11

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

INDIAN PREFERENCE ELIGIBLES / CURRENT STATUS EMPLOYEES OR FORMER EMPLOYEES WITH REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBILITY / VEOA ELIGIBLES.

Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.

BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.

APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY FAX.

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This position is covered as a secondary firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c)(CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS) when it is filled by an incumbent who transfers directly from a primary or another secondary firefighting position with no break in service as a firefighter to this position. Firefighter retirement coverage of the incumbent depends upon his or her individual work history.

DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT: You will be required to submit a signed and completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment Form, to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check for Federal employment. Applications that are received without a completed and signed OF-306 will be considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration.

OTHER: Incumbent will be required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

A Baseline Medical Examination will be required for all newly hired personnel in permanent positions that require wildland fire arduous duty and who would have received a Baseline medical examination under the Department of Interior (DOI) Medical Standards Program (MSP).

As a condition of employment, incumbents must complete a Baseline medical examination as required by the DOI-MSP when processes are in place to support this level of exam through the DOI-MSP.

This is a Testing Designated Positions (TDP) under the Department of Interior Drug Free Workplace Program.

TELEWORK: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances.

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions and Individual Occupational Requirements for GS-0401: General Biological Science Series; and Interagency Fire Program Management Qualifications Standards and Guide for Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist - High Complexity.)

BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR GS-0401:

A. Degree (bachelor's or higher) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resources management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

-OR-

B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture or natural resources management, or at least 24 semester hours in biological sciences, natural resources, wildland fire management, forestry, or agriculture equivalent to a major field of study, plus appropriate experience or additional education that is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in the biological sciences, agriculture, or natural resources.

IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR THE GS-0401 SERIES, APPLICANTS MUST ALSO HAVE MET THE FOLLOWING:

GS-9: 1 year of creditable specialized wildland fire management experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level -OR- 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree, in a field of study that is directly related to this position.

GS-11: 1 year of creditable specialized wildland fire management experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level -OR-3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree of Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study that is directly related to this position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must have a minimum of one year of creditable specialized wildland fire management experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Possession of the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities can be evidenced by:

For GS-09: Specialized experience in at least two of the following three categories:

1. Experience that demonstrated understanding of fire effects on cultural and natural resources.

The assignments must have shown participation in activities such as:

Developing fire management plans to ensure resource objectives can be met from a fire management standpoint; or

Conducting field inspections before and/or after prescribed fires or wildland fires to determine if defined resource objectives have been met.

2. Prescribed fire/fuels management - experience in activities such as:

Professional forest or range inventory methods and procedures (e.g., Brown's planar intercept for dead and down fuels; live fuel loading assessments), or

Analysis of fuel loadings and determination of appropriate fuel treatment methods and programming, or

Evaluating prescribed fire plans or fire management plans to ensure fire containment is possible and identify appropriate suppression contingencies if containment is not obtained.

3. Fire management operations - analyzing and applying fire management strategies, plus experience in at least four of the following activities:

Mobilization and dispatch coordination

Fire prevention

Training

Logistics

Equipment development and deployment

Fire communication systems

Suppression and preparedness

For GS-11: Specialized experience must have included all of the fire program management elements: Reviewing and evaluating fire management plans for ecological soundness and technical adequacy; Conducting field inspections before and after prescribed or wildland fires to determine if resource objectives were achieved and/or evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken; Developing analyses on the ecological role of fire and its use and/or exclusion, and smoke management.

In addition to fire program management, appropriate experience must have included either prescribed fire/fuels management -OR- fire management operations as described below:

Prescribed fire/fuels management - experience in a broad range of activities such as:

Professional forest or range inventory methods and procedures (e.g., Brown's planar intercept for dead and down fuels; live fuel loading assessments);

Analysis of fuel loadings and determination of appropriate fuel treatment methods and programming;

Land use planning and environmental coordination:

Evaluation of prescribed burn plans or fire management plans to ensure fire containment is possible and identification of appropriate suppression contingencies if containment is not obtained.

Fire management operations - analyzing and applying fire management strategies, plus experience in at least five of the following activities:

Mobilization and dispatch coordination

Fire prevention and education

Training

Logistics

Equipment development and deployment

Fire communication systems

Suppression and preparedness

Aviation

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: These are MANDATORY qualification prerequisites to qualify for this position. 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 Requirement: Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2), or higher.

2. Secondary Core Requirement: Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) or Task Force Leader (TFLD)

or Helibase Manager Type 1 (HEB1), or higher.

NOTE: Selective factors are knowledges, skills, abilities, or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in a qualification standard, but are determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Applicants who do not meet the selective factors are ineligible for further consideration. You MUST provide a current copy of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or other agency equivalent documentation which verifies you meet the required NWCG qualifications for this IFPM position when submitting your application. In addition, selectees for IFPM positions requiring currency will be required to obtain and maintain currency for the NWCG qualifications listed above.

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation upon request. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Dept of Ed

Additional information

CTAP & ICTAP APPLICANTS: Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS: Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

EXPERIENCE THAT DEMONSTRATED UNDERSTANDING OF FIRE EFFECTS ON CULTURAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

PRESCRIBED FIRE/FUELS MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE IN ACTIVITIES.

FIRE MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS ANALYZING AND APPLYING FIRE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES.

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Required Documents

Required Documents

Resume showing relevant experience and education.

- Work experience, must include the following:

Position Title;

Dates - from (mm/yy) to (mm/yy);

Hours worked per week;

Salary (hourly/yearly)

Current Supervisor's Name, Address, and Telephone number,

- Education

- References - List three people who are not related to you and are not current or previous supervisors.

Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment, if claiming Indian preference. No other form will be accepted.

Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action

Form DD-214, if claiming veterans preference; and VA letter and Standard Form 15, if claiming 10 point preference.

College Transcript is required for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.

GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record

(optional during the application process; however, selectees will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process).

OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment

or the form can be found at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf

. (optional during the application process; however, selectees will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process).

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.

NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM 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.

Benefits for federal employees

Healthcare insurance

Pay and leave

The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

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 Online:

Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register

Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers

UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs.gov

Click on Application Status

Click on the position title and select Apply Online to continue

We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144 by following the steps below.

To Apply by Fax:

Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX

Vacancy Identification Number 2028147

Answer the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed

Combination Online/Fax:

Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register

ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers

Print the US Government Application Cover Page

Include the Vacancy Identification Number 2028147, SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application

Fax your US Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144

Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.

All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by Thursday, February 01, 2018.

ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED ELECTRONICALLY OR BY FAX BEFORE 11:59PM EASTERN TIME, ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. IF YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE IS INCOMPLETE OR REQUESTED REQUIRED FORMS ARE NOT COMPLETED PROPERLY, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED, THEREFORE, IT IS THE APPLICANTS RESPONSIBILITY TO SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position requires the submission of additional forms as described under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section. Failure to provide the required information and/or documentation may result in your application not being considered for employment.

Agency contact information

TAHNEE C. STANDS

Phone

(405)247-1661

Email

TAHNEE.STANDS@BIA.GOV

Address

BIA Center for Recruitment Anadarko

DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS

PLEASE FAX TO 478-757-3144

XXXXX, OK

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Next steps

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email notifying you that your submission was successful. After a review of your application is made, you will be notified regarding your rating and referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

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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Legal and regulatory guidance

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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Department Of The Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs .
Website : http://www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html

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