Forestry Technician

Department Of The Interior Anadarko , OK 73005

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Southern Plains Region in Anadarko, Oklahoma.

NOTE:

TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED. ANY RELOCATION EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE.

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Responsibilities

  • Assists in the preparation and implementation of, the wildland fire prevention and mitigation plan ensuring that it is well coordinated with other unit function plans and with cooperating entities.

  • Assists in developing a coordinated approach to hazardous fuels reduction with particular emphasis on wildland/urban interface.

  • Monitors fire occurrences and causes ensuring appropriate prevention and mitigation strategies are being implemented.

  • Monitors wildland fire prevention and mitigation activities and evaluates the effectiveness of the programs. Recommends revisions to wildland fire prevention and mitigation guidelines and procedures.

  • Prepares and implements unit level educational programs and evaluates various wildland fire prevention and mitigation program packages and presentations.

  • Works with the public to promote prevention and mitigation awareness of wildland/urban interface fire issues through meetings, personal contacts, radio, social media and news releases.

  • Provides wildland fire prevention education to schools and public. Promotes wildland fire prevention awareness through fairs, rodeos, parades, special events, social media, and the news media.

  • Provides assistance to other cooperating Federal, State, Local agencies, and Law Enforcement agencies on fire investigations that are multi-jurisdictional.

  • Coordinates courses that support fire investigation for assigned unit personnel.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

0462 Forestry Technician

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Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472). Form BIA -4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.

  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit

  • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period

  • 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.

  • If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

  • Incumbent may be required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record.

  • This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received.

  • This position is subject to pre-employment and annual medical screening and physical fitness testing for arduous duty.

  • This position may be covered under the secondary/administrative firefighter special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c)(CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d)(FERS).

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for One-Grade Interval Technical and Medical Support Positions and GS-0462: Forestry Technician Series).

GS-07: One year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-06 level duties. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited towork in preparing and implementing wildland fire prevention and mitigation plan(s) coordinating with other units and cooperating entities; monitors fire prevention and mitigation activities and evaluates effectiveness; plans for the placement of printed signs and posters for prevention awareness; coordinates investigation of fire trespass; coordinates fire investigation courses for unit personnel; assists cooperating agencies on fire investigations that are multi-jurisdictional.

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One full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture). An appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience.

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An appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience.

Selective Placement Factor: In addition to the qualification requirements above, candidates must possess the following type and amount of experience determined to be essential to the position.

Prior Wildland Firefighting Experience: This position requires a minimum of 90 days previous wildland firefighting experience which provided knowledge of the techniques, policies, and practices of wildland fire management. Wildland fires are categorized into two distinct types: 1) Wildfires - unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires; 2) Prescribed Fires

  • Planned ignitions. This description includes only fireline experience on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning stages. This is a mandatory qualification requirement/selective factor of this position.

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.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472).

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

Education

If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the 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. For further information, visit: FOREIGN EDUCATION

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