U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
$29,847.00 to $48,385.00
Open & closing dates
$29,847 to $48,385 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 04 - 06
Full-Time - Work Schedule is Full Time.
Permanent - This is a permanent career-seasonal position, working 26-50 weeks per year.
few vacancies in the following locations:
Rock Springs, WY
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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There may be one or more positions filled in the High Desert District with duty locations of either Rawlins, WY or Rock Springs, WY. For information on the cities of Rawlins and Rock Springs, please go to Rawlins
or Rock Springs.
Physical Demands: Duties involve rigorous fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. Work requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items. Duties include demands for strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. Operation of some specialized equipment can place extended physical stress on incumbent during fire activities. You will be subject to meeting minimum entry age, a medical examination and must pass the work capacity test for arduous positions.
Work Environment: The work is primarily performed in forest and range environments in steep terrain where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, covered with vegetation, and in smoky conditions. Temperatures may vary from very hot to below freezing.
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You will serve as a senior wildland firefighter on a Fuels Crew. You will assist the Fuels Module Supervisor in leading crews in all aspects of wildland firefighting operations including suppression, management, and control and rehabilitation. You will perform hazard fuel reduction projects and will collect weather data, fuels, topography and fire behavior data. You will be responsible for maintaining fire equipment and vehicles.
50% or less - Travel will be required to perform the duties of the position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All U.S. Citizens - Open to Public, No previous Federal Service is required.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
0455 Range 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 Required
To qualify for the GS-04 level, you must have 6 months of general experience and 6 months of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-03 level OR have 2 years of education above high school that included 12 semester hours in courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop, soil, or plant science, range management, wildlife management, or natural resources, outdoor recreation, civil or forest engineering or wildland fire science OR have an equivalent combination of experience and education that is directly related to the work of the position. To qualify for the GS-05 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level in the federal service OR successful completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a field directly related to the position, or that included at least 24 semester hours in courses such as range management or conservation, agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, engineering, biology, mathematics, or other natural or physical sciences OR have an equivalent combination of experience and education that is directly related to the work of the position. To qualify for the GS-06 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the federal service OR have completed 1 full year (18 semester hours) of graduate level college education in a field directly related to the work of this position as stated above OR have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education that is directly related to the work of the position.
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 you are applying for.
General and Specialized experience for the GS-04: General experience is described as any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position or that provided familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the occupation. Specialized experience includes on-the-line wildland fire experience in forest/range fire control, prevenetion or suppression as a trainee wildland firefighter. Specialized experience for the GS-05: drives and operates wildland fire engines; experience in suppression activities and prescribed fire operations. Specialized experience for the GS-06: drives and operates wildland fire engines; experience in suppression activities and prescribed fire operations; leading crews performing wildland firefighting work; presenting training material.
Selective Placement 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.
* One year specialized wildland fire management experience.
* Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)
* S290 Training Intermediate Fire Behavior
* This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the DOI Drug-Free Workplace Program.
* Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
* Must possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) prior to being assigned driving duties.
* This position is a Primary firefighter position and is covered under Fire Retirement. In accordance with Public Law 107-27, applicants shall not have reached the age 37 at the time of appointment unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian service in a covered position or are a preference eligible veteran. This constitutes an exception to the Age discrimination in Employment Act. Duties are rigorous and employment is limited to young and physically vigorous individuals.
* The incumbent is subject to a medical examination and must pass the work capacity test for arduous positions.
You must submit a copy of your IQCS Master Record or equivalent documentation to show you meet the selective factors of the position.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
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 1 year probationary period.
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.
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 fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.
Passage of a pre-employment physical and the work capacity test for arduous positions is required.
This is a career-seasonal appointment, you will be in a pay status for at least 26 weeks, but less than 52 weeks a year. When work or funds are not available you will be placed in non-pay status.
This is a primary firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 841(d) (FERS). The position is subject to maximum entry age (MEA) requirements. The maximum entry-age for this position shall not exceed age 37, unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian firefighter experience or you are a preference eligible veteran. If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday. You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form 214 (DD-214) along with Standard Form 15 (if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with the instructions in this vacancy announcement. Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result in loss of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement.
THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION.
FACT SHEET FOR FIRE POSITIONS: FIREFIGHTER - WHAT WE DO
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, your 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 (for WG) job elements required to do the work of this position.
* Skill in the technical use of firefighting equipment and vehicles such as fire engine and pumps, hose laying and nozzles and the ability to instruct others regarding use and safety.
* Knowledge of fire behavior, suppression strategies and tactics; including causes, influence of weather, topography, slope, fuel moisture conditions and methods used in containment and control of wildfires.
* Knowledge of accepted fire safety practices and procedures and ability to communicate with fire crews and groups.
*Ability to lead a fuels crew and provide technical guidance.
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Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
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.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
If qualifying with education, submit a copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education
Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or 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.
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.”
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 visit VetGuide
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.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
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.
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.
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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 HR Office at 307-775-6122 or BLMJobs_WY@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, WY
Bureau of Land Management
BLM Wyoming State Office, WY-953
5353 Yellowstone Road
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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.
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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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