U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
$87,252.00 to $113,428.00
Open & closing dates
$87,252 to $113,428 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Work Schedule is Full Time.
Temporary Promotion - This is a Temporary Promotion/Detail Opportunity NTE 1 year.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
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 Unit Fire Program Manager - High Complexity and requires the selectee to meet the minimum standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at: IFPM
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The incumbent serves in a key interagency fire management position as a Fire Management Officer (FMO) for the Burns District. The FMO directs all phases of a field fire management program with a high complexity. The FMO plans, develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates an integrated fire management program to achieve resource management objectives. The position will manage an organization that includes BLM, Forest Service, and US Fish and Wildlife resources and covers just over 4 million acres of federal lands. The Burns Interagency Fires Zone is active in all areas of fire management. The zone averages 84 wildfires each year for approximately 17,000 acres. The zone also averages 8,000 acres of prescribed burning and 3,000 acres of mechanical fuels treatments annually. Suppression and fuels work is completed utilizing an average staffing of 100 permanent and seasonal firefighters using 17 engines, tender, interagency fuels crew, helitack crew and new SEAT base. Working in SE Oregon provides the opportunity to work in a diverse landscape with a number of fire and resource management challenges. The FMO position will be an active part of the zones resource and fire management activities to help the BLM, FS and FWS meet each agencies goals and objectives.
A minimum of 90 days prior wildland firefighting experience is a MANDATORY PREREQUISITE for this position.
Occasional travel - The position may require long shifts or multi-day assignments under primative living conditions during emergencies. During the fire season, extended fire assignments away from the unit may be required under very stressful conditions.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area; and Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles
Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities
All former PLC members who within the past 120 days have completed all requirements of a creditable PLC project.
Current or former time-limited employees eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)?
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
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.
Summary of Qualifications: You must meet all requirements as listed in the Qualification section of the announcement.
Selective Placement Factors: This position requires special qualifications that have 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.
You must possess the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position:
1. Primary Core Requirement: Division Supervisor (DIVS).-AND- Secondary Core Requirement: Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) OR Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2). -AND- Additional required training: M-581 Fire Program Management; -AND- A minimum of 90 days of prior wildland firefighting experience. -AND- A valid state drivers license.
2. Primary Core Requirement: Air Support Group Supervisor (ASGS) -AND- Secondary Core Requirement: Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3). -AND- Additional required training: M-581 Fire Program Management; -AND- A minimum of 90 days of prior wildland firefighting experience. -AND- A valid state drivers license.
In addition to meeting one of the selective factors above, you must also meet the following requirements:
Basic Qualification: One year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-12 in the federal service.
Specialized Experience Requirement: 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. Examples of specialized experience include: reviewing and evaluating fire management plans for ecological soundness and technical adequacy; conducting field inspections before and after prescribed or wildland fires; developing analyses on the ecological role of fire and its use and/or exclusion, and smoke management.
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 300.64. 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.
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
Supervisory Probationary Period: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.
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.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
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 ensure 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.
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.
You must maintain a valid driver's license.
FACT SHEET FOR FIRE POSITIONS: FIREFIGHTER CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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 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.
1) Ability to integrate the principles, practices, goals and objectives of professional multiple use management for wildland fire programs, emphasizing economically efficient and effective operations.
2) Knowledge of fire behaviour, fire suppression strategy and tactics, fire organization and management activities to provide sound advice ad develop state/regional programs, standards and guides
3) Ability to review and approve plans for suppression actions, rehabilitation, and aviation plans for a District Fire Management program.
4) Skill in supervising employees, including the technical acceptance and rejection of subordinate work, the evaluation of performance, and the selection of subordinate replacement.
5) Skill in personal communication with a wide range of interest groups and culturally diverse cooperators so that comprehensive scientific concepts, technical methods and program requirements are understood.
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Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
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.”
A copy of a valid drivers license.
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.
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.
Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your 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).
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.
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.
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.
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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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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If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact Lane Gaylord at 503-808-6391 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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
Bureau of Land Management
BLM Oregon State Office, OR-953
1220 SW 3rd Avenue
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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.
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.
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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.