Forestry Technician (Fire)

Department Of The Interior Devils Lake , ND 58301

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

This position will be filled under the Office of Personnel Management's Direct Hire Authority and is open to all United States citizens and U.S. nationals. Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply.

All qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration for this position. To learn more about Direct-Hire authority, go to: OPM.GOV Hiring Information: Direct Hire Fact Sheet

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Responsibilities

Serves as a skilled module/crewmember on an engine, prescribed fire module, or hand crew. Utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment, and techniques while actively suppressing wildfires, such as a Pulaski, shovel, McLeod, ax and chainsaw to control the spread of wildfire.

As module member on a wildland fire engine, may work as a trainee engine operator driving the engine, operating the pump and making hose lays under the direction of the engine supervisor/leadership.

Performs basic fireline activities such as line construction, hose layout, operations of pumps and accessories, lopping and scattering of fuels using hand tools and holding, patrolling, monitoring, and mop-up operations. Moves dirt, chops brush, small trees, etc. to construct fireline.

Is responsible for observing the rules of wildland firefighting safety. Applies practices and techniques to minimize resource damage.

Under the direction of a more seasoned crew member or with one or more module/crewmembers, may be assigned specialized assignments such as tree falling, backfire and burnout, mobile and stationary engine attack, construction of helispots, and hover hookups.

Serves as a skilled wildland firefighter on an organized module during prescribed burns, monitoring and controlling the fire, and collecting data on fire weather and fire behavior. Also as a member of a module/crew, performs project work such as fuel inventory and hazard fuel reduction projects.

Participates in fire and safety training in the techniques, practices and methods of fire suppression and in the safe, efficient operation and use of tools, equipment and vehicles used in fire line activities, with emphasis on those used in the particular function to which assigned.

Participates in module/crew proficiency checks and drills. Participates in safety sessions and fire critiques. Ensures own and welfare and safety of others in all aspects of the assignment.

Cleans, maintains, reconditions, and stores firefighting tools and equipment. Inventories fire supplies and equipment.

Under the direction of a more senior firefighter, performs preventative maintenance inspections and services and makes minor repairs to engine; inspects, checks and services accessories such as pump, water lines, tank, reels, or pump power plant; and keeps in fire readiness. Inspects, cleans and stows hose. May make minor repairs and basic adjustments of pump while in use.

May drive and operate a fire engine or apparatus. As directed by higher level module members, positions the fire engine or apparatus for safe and efficient operation.

Travel Required

75% or less - You may be expected to travel up to 75% for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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0462 Forestry Technician

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Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)

  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation

  • Drug testing position

  • Medical Requirements

  • Official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform required

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify

  • Must meet the minimum/maximum age requirement

  • Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position

Qualifications

The maximum age is 37 (except for veterans preference eligibles). Individuals must be selected for these positions prior to their 37th birthday. Qualified preference eligibles may apply and be considered for vacancies regardless of whether they meet the maximum age requirements identified at 5 U.S.C. 3307, unless the hiring agency has determined age is essential to the duties of the job.

Only experience and education obtained by 06/09/2021 will be considered.

Minimum Qualification for GS 0462-04 (you must select A or B to qualify):

A. 6 months general experience and 6 months specialized experience (examples of specialized experience include working as a wildland firefighter serving on an engine, prescribed fire module, or hand crew) if you have a IQCS Master Record or a Red Card you may include it with you application for consideration along with any training certificates you may have obtained.

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B. Completion of 2 years above high school with courses related to the occupation.

In addition to the experience requirements described in the group coverage standard, seasonal experience may also be creditable. A season of experience is considered to be a period of no less than 3 months of continuous employment on a seasonal basis.

Shorter periods may be combined to make a season, provided a total of at least 3 months' experience is shown. For any period where the work exceeded 3 months, the excess work is credited towards an additional season of experience. 4 seasons of experience qualify for GS-4.

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.

Physical Demands/ Work Environment:

Essential functions require arduous exertion for protracted periods of time such as, but not limited to, extensive running, walking, climbing, kneeling, stooping, pulling hose, jumping and twisting. 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, and similar activities requiring at least average agility and dexterity. Duties include demands for activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. Operation of some specialized fire equipment can place extended physical stress on employee during fire activities.

The work is primarily perf01med in forest, range, and dese1i environments in steep terrain where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, covered with thick tangled vegetation, smoky conditions, etc. Temperatures commonly exceed 100 degrees F and fall below freezing. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise, and falling and rolling material.

Employee must adjust and cope with exposure to weather elements, dust and smoke, poor bivouac and eating situations under an unpredictable set of circumstances. Employee may be required to live in backcountry camps for extended periods of time. The hazardous nature of the work requires that personal protective equipment be worn (boots, hard hat, gloves, flame resistant clothing, etc.). Work may require travel by fixed-wing or rotor-wing aircraft.

Education

PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name.

If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: 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.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: 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.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html



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Forestry Technician (Fire)

Department Of The Interior