Forest Service Pisgah Forest , NC 28768
This position is located in the Job Corps National Office; Schenck Civilian Conservation Center Vocational in Pisgah Forest, NC.
For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Kenneth Barton at or email ; or Hutson Vann at or email at .
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Due to technical difficulties affecting applicants' ability to submit applications
, this announcement is being extended for an additional 4 days. Applicants who applied to announcement 18-FIRE-R8-452130FS-DBS Need NOT reapply.
This position is established on a Forest Service Unit to serve as the Superintendent of an Inter-agency Hotshot Crew. The primary responsibility of the incumbent is the leadership of an effective fire suppression resource.
This is a Detail/Temporary Promotion not to exceed 1 year but may be extended an additional 1 year for a total of 4 years. At the end of the detail/temporary promotion, you will be returned to the position from which detailed/temporarily promoted or to a different position of equivalent grade and pay in the Forest Service, with the same geographic location, if possible.
Your salary will be adjusted to the grade level and step that you would normally have been in had you remained in your position. This Detail/Promotion may become permanent without further competition This position is located on [enter unit name, branch/division, etc].
Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned. Duties listed are at the full performance level.
Serves as Superintendent of an organized, highly skilled 20 person Hotshot Crew, and makes on-site evaluations of conditions, making tactical decisions, and determining appropriate responses. Recognizes, responds to, and communicates changes in predicted weather and fire behavior, topography and fuel types, and adapts planned strategies and tactics to identify and relocate fire-lines, escape routes and safety zones.
Determines presuppression and suppression needs annually and facilitates procurement and fleet management. Formulates and prepares project plans for the hotshot crew and aids in the development of the hotshot crew portion of the unit's budget.
Develops and implements a training program for the Hotshot Crew in compliance with applicable requirements of providing complete coverage of fire suppression, procedures, methods, techniques, and physical conditioning.
Responsible for fire related assignments and project work, such as monitoring fuel inventories, preattack planning, brush disposal, backlog fuels disposal and preparation, and Environmental Assessment development.
Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-5 or GS-6 grade level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
25% or less
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You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Must meet Maximum Entry Age (MEA) requirements.
Must meet IFPM qualifications.
Primary firefighter retirement covered position.
Position requires a Work Capacity Test (WCT)
Subject to a negative drug test prior to entrance on duty.
Must be 18 years of age
WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for certain Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) or Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) positions: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities.
Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS, MODERATE, or LIGHT level is a condition of employment. The arduous, moderate, or light WCT is dependent on the incumbent's NWCG (National Wildfire Coordinating Group) incident management qualifications required for their IFPM or FS-FPM position. This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements.
DRUG TESTING: This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). Selectee must submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random testing thereafter. Final appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results for illegal drug use.
This position has been identified as High or Moderate or Low Complexity under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) or Forest Service Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) and is subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide when filling this vacancy. IFPM or FS-FPM selective placement factors are made up of a primary and secondary National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) core Incident Management Qualifications and Required Training. The applicant must possess these qualifications at the applicable complexity level to be considered eligible for this position.
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position
. Transcripts must be provided if qualifications are based on education above the high school level. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
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.
GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-8 grade level; or masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D, if related; or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or University by the U.S.
Department of Education and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Specialized Experience is defined as one or more of the following:Identified and analyzed suppression tactics and strategies employed on wildland fires, and revises and/or develops approaches in view of such condition;Responsible for making on-site evaluations of conditions, making tactical decisions, and determining appropriate responses pertinent to initial attack, large wildland fire suppression activities and wildland urban interface/intermix situations and exercised discretion in selecting work methods from among a variety of alternatives used to plan and execute support activities for fire and aviation management.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS:
OR- less than age 37 after subtracting the months of Federal Service worked in a primary or secondary firefighter/law enforcement position
OR- a veteran preference eligible, older than age 37 and is requesting a waiver to the maximum age requirement
OR- eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, older than 37, and requesting a waiver to the maximum age requirement.
Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirements of Task Force Leader (TFLD).
Successfully completed the Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4) AND Firing Boss (FIRB).
In order to be considered for this position, copies of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record (or equivalent training documents) which contain documented proof of the certification or attainment of the IFPM Selective Placement Factor for this position MUST be attached to your application. Red cards are not acceptable documentation.
Currency Requirement: Required to maintain currency once hired into the position. Currency of NWCG qualifications is not required for selection.
If not currently qualified, the applicant must provide documented evidence that they have been fully qualified in the past, and are able to regain currency within one year of being hired. Failure to provide this documentation will result in disqualification.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training.
Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period (unless prior service is creditable). New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required new supervisory training program before the end of their probationary period.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.
If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
Government housing is not available.
Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.
This position is not eligible for telework.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reemployment Priority List (RPL): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary and term employees the opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years and the last temporary or term appointment must have been with the Forest Service. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better.
For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above
You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:
Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully.
Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.
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Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisors phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.
If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty.
Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a