Supervisory Forestry Technician (Sfeoh)

Department Of Agriculture Prineville , OR 97754

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

Job Corps graduates of fire certified programs are encouraged to apply.

This position is established on a Forest Service unit to serve as a first line supervisor on a Fire Engine Module. The primary purpose of this position is to perform wildland firefighting work and to supervise crews performing such work. These crews perform work directly related to wildland fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, and hazardous fuels reduction.

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Responsibilities

  • Makes initial evaluation of fire situation, determines suppression method to use including hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water, and hand line location and standards.

  • Serves as initial attack Incident Commander on wildland fires, and wildland urban interface/intermix situations occurring on the unit and identifies and analyzes tactics and strategies.

  • Determines suppression method to use including hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water, and hand line location and standards.

  • Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

  • Ensures the maintenance of crew fleet equipment by coordinating repairs, making purchase, and scheduling maintenance.

  • Develops burn plans, fuels inventory, pre attack planning, brush disposal, back logged fuels preparation and disposal, and NEPA documentation.

  • Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.

  • Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and initiates nondiscriminatory practices and affirmative action for the area under his/her supervision.

  • Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

8

  • Job family (Series)

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 or exempt.

  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.

  • Must be 18 years of age.

  • Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training.

  • This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.

  • Must pass the Work Capacity Test for certain Interagency Fire Program Management or Fire Program Management positions.

  • Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.

  • Willing to live/work in remote locations (volatile/unpredictable).

  • Some Fire positions may have Conditions of Employment such as: a valid state driver's license; a commercial driver's license (CDL); pre-appointment and random drug testing; or a physical or medical examination.

  • There may be additional Conditions of Employment not listed here, however applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made.

  • Under age 37; less than age 37 after subtracting the months of Permanent Federal Service 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 requirement.

Qualifications

These positions are located in Region 6 on the Freemont-Winema, Malheur, Ochoco, Umpqua, and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests.

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

For the GS-07 level applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-6).

Examples of specialized experience are: Evaluating initial fire situations to determine suppression method to use, hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water and/or communicating with dispatcher and superiors on the progress on fire situation requesting additional resources when applicable and/or demonstrating safety practices relative to all-hazard incident management involving crews, resources, and equipment and/or serving as a working leader on a wildland fire engine and/or directing others and providing leadership in wildland fire operations including prescribed fire.

For the GS-08 level applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-7).

Examples of specialized experience are: Operating and maintaining pump engine and specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations and/or assisting with search and rescue incidents, victim recoveries, automobile accidents, and hazardous materials incidents during local responses involving multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency co-operators and/or serving as Initial Attack Incident Commander on wildland and/or urban interface and all-hazard incidents and/or directing project work in support of ecosystem management such as prescribed fire, including development of burn plans.

Selective Placement Factors:

Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Engine Boss (ENGB) -AND- Successfully completed the Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4).

Primary firefighter positions include the following age requirements: Under age 37

  • OR- less than age 37 after subtracting the months of Permanent 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.

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.

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.

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.

FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a primary/rigorous position covered under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336(c) for the Civil Service Retirement System and of 5 USC 8412(d) for the Federal Employees Retirement System.

WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS level is a condition of employment.

To receive consideration for this position, you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.


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