This position is located in Alaska Regional Office, in the Ranger Services Division.
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The National Park Services in Alaska administers 52.5 million acres of public lands. That is 65.6% of all NPS administered lands in the United States!
The incumbent will provide oversite for preparedness, suppression, and fuels policy. The individual will assist in the formulation and administration of the regional budget. Will serve as the primary acting Regional Fire Management Officer when necessary and will serve as the primary Alaska Region Duty Officer.
The position will be responsible for the supervision of two Alaska Interagency Coordination Center Meteorologists, Fire Management Specialist (GIS), Comm/ Ed Specialist, and Fire Ecologist. The Incumbent will also serve as the Unit Fire Management Officer for Alagnak Wild River, Katmai, Aniakchak, Kenai Fjords, Glacier Bay, Klondike Gold Rush and Sitka. Fulfilling these responsibilities will involve assisting in fire management planning, establishing fuels management programs, increasing fire management participation with park personnel, and other Unit FMO responsibilities.
If additional information is needed regarding the major duties of this position, please contact Mr.
Chuck Russell, Regional Fire Management Officer, email@example.com or 907-205-7570.
This position has the option to be duty stationed in Anchorage, Alaska or Fairbanks, Alaska.
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0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required.
Work may require travel by fixed-wing or rotorwing aircraft.
You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
Subject to travel up to 3 nights per month, and you must obtain a government charge card for travel.
You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
Completion of NWCG course M-581, Fire Program Management within one year of entrance on duty.
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement 09/29/2021, unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.
Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount qualified specialized experience.
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 and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to moving into the position. For more information on IFPM, click here.
Selective Factors: The applicant must have possessed all the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position:
You must hold or have held the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certifications:
Pathway #1: Task Force Leader (TFLD) AND one of the following
Pathway #2: Helibase Manager (HEBM) AND Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3).
You MUST provide a copy of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or other agency equivalent which verifies you meet the IFPM/NWCG requirements for this position.
Candidates must possess a minimum of 90-days of wildland firefighting experience, gained through fire line work in containment, control, suppression or use of wildland fire. You must clearly demonstrate this experience in your resume, including the months, days and hours per week at which the work was performed in order to be considered.
A minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required to meet qualifications for secondary (administrative) covered positions. The Department of Interior defines wildland firefighting experience as:
On-the-line wildland firefighting experience gained through containment, control, suppression, or use of wildland fire. This experience can be met by serving in a temporary, seasonal, or equivalent private sector fire position for no less than 90 days. Periods of wildland firefighting experience, gained through militia and rural fire departments, can also be credited, as long as the total amount of this experience equates to at least 90 days.
Wildland fire is defined as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. Two distinct types of wildland fire have been defined and include wildfire and prescribed fires as follows: Wildfire: Unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires.
Prescribed Fires: Planned ignitions. This description includes only fireline experience on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning stages.
Prescribed fire experience must be supplemented by fire suppression experience in order to be creditable as previous wildland firefighting experience. You must clearly demonstrate this experience in your resume, including the months, days and hours per week at which the work was performed in order to be considered.
All applicants must also meet one of the basic requirements listed below:
1.Degree: Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
NOTE: The following additional subject fields have been determined to be acceptable as directly related degree programs for fire management jobs in this series: wildland fire management, forestry agronomy, biochemistry, biometrics, ecology, fishery biology, general fish and wildlife administration, horticulture, natural resources management, physiology, plant physiology, rangeland management, soil science, wildlife biology, zoology, agricultural extension, animal science, botany, entomology, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, plant pathology, plant protection and quarantine, soil conservation, toxicology, wildlife refuge management.
In addition, natural resources related disciplines include chemistry, environmental sciences (not environmental or natural resources policy), hydrology, outdoor recreation if it has a natural resource emphasis, physics, fire management, earth sciences, geology, meteorology related weather, climate, physical geography if it has a natural resource emphasis, and watershed management. You must provide a legible copy of your transcript(s).
2.Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. You must provide a legible copy of your transcript(s). Courses equivalent to a major may be defined as 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 acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in the biological sciences, agriculture, or natural resources.
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have the specialized experience shown below:
Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications by closing date of the announcement:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.
Qualifying specialized experience is: (1) providing short and long-range fire management planning, program direction and coordination, and evaluation of the fire management program; (2) implementing an integrated fire management program to achieve resource management objectives; and (3) provide direction for fire suppression, detection and prevention programs; fuels/vegetation management; aviation management. You must include hours per week worked.
Volunteer Experience: 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.
When submitting college transcripts, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
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