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Fire Management Specialist

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Department Of The Interior Fairbanks , AK 99701

Posted 4 months ago

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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 an high complexity Prescribed Fire & Fuels Specialist, and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at https://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/

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Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance in the development, management, and implementaton of prescribed fire, hazardous fuels reduction, and fire planning programs and policies.

  • Direct the development and establishment of fuels management standards and technical guides.

  • Serve as prescribed fire training coordinator.

  • Conduct program reviews in order to evaluate compliance of operations and to provide technical assistance and recommend changes.

  • Provide scientific analysis of fire behavior, fuels, weather, and related factors involved in developing fuels reduction programs and plans.

  • For information on the duties of this position contact the supervisor, Kyle Cowan, at (907) 356-5506.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 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.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
12

  • Job family (Series)
    0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.

  • 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.

  • 90 days wildland fire experience required.

  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

  • Competitive service federal employees are subject to Time-In-Grade in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the GS pay plan you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.

  • 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.

Qualifications

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 must also meet the basic education requirements for this position.

Basic Requirement:

A. Have completed a 4 year degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to this position. OR

B. Have a combination of education and experience-courses equivalent to a major course of study in biological sciences, agriculture or natural resources management, chemistry 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. The quality of the combination must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the completion of a full four-year course of study with a major as described above.

You may qualify at the GS-11 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:
1.One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service that includes:

  • 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 to evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken; and

  • Developing analysis on the ecological role of fire and its use and/or exclusion, and smoke management.

In addition to the above fire program management, have either experience in prescribed fire/fuels management or fire management operations. OR
2.A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. 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
3.A combination of education and experience as listed above.

You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service which includes:

  • Reviewing and evaluating fire management plans for ecological soundness and technical adequacy;

  • Conducting field inspections before and after fuel treatments, prescribed or wildland fires to determine if resource objectives were achieved and/or to evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken; and

  • Developing analysis on the ecological role of fire and its use and/or exclusion, and smoke management.

In addition to the above fire program management, have either experience in prescribed fire/fuels management or fire management operations.

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).

  • 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.have held or currently hold the NWCG qualifications or higher: Prescribed Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2) AND

have held or currently hold one of the NWCG qualifications or higher: Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3), Task Force Leader (TFLD) or Helibase Manager (HEB1).

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