BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to serve in a Temporary Promotion/Detail not-to-exceed 1 year to serve as a Supervisory Forestry Technician (Wildland Fire Operations Specialist), for the North Central District Field Office, Division of Fire Management. This position located Lewistown, Montana. Information about the Lewistown Area can be found at www.lewistownchamber.com
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The incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of duties including, but not limited to, the following:
Performing and supervising employees in a variety of fire management positions such as: fire prevention, preparedness, detection, resource rehabilitation, mobilization, prescribed fire, aviation operations, and training programs.
Ensuring preparedness of wildland fire suppression equipment and personnel.
Monitoring weather and fire behavior, and communicates changes to strategy and tactics.
Participating in the development of incident objectives, strategies, and tactics, to provide for safe operations and cost effective incident management.
Assisting in the development and revision of interagency annual operating plans , annual budget requests, the fire management plan and operating procedures pertaining to preparedness, wildland fire suppression, and prescribed fire.
Being responsible for the on-the-job safety and health of all employees supervised.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: Duties involve fieldwork requiring above average physical fitness and endurance. 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 strenuous activities requiring at least average agility and dexterity.
50% or less
Job family (Series)
0462 Forestry Technician
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Background Investigation is required.
Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" sections.
You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you
have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
Direct Deposit Required.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Selective Placement Factors: This position requires special qualifications that have been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as screen out elements. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified:
Path 2 - Helibase Manager Type 1 (HEB1) AND Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3).
Currency is not required; however, applicants must have held the full qualification(s)/currency at some point in their career.
In Additional to the Selective Placement Factors
For a Temporary Promotion applicants must meet the following:
GS-09: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of creditable specialized wildland fire management experience equivalent to the GS-8 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include writing and executing fire management plans and burn plans; being leading/supervising the day-to-day operations of a fire station or a fire engine crews; leading/supervising preparedness, prevention, prescribed burning, monitoring, and hazardous fuel reductions with a zone; Serving as an incident commander during extended attack fires, directing the fire line activities and tactics of widely dispersed firefighters, resources, equipment, and/or aircraft.
Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
Equivalent combinations of post-high school education and specialized experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements.
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a temporary promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
In addition to the selective factors, candidates must have related experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
There is no education requirement for this position. See qualifications section.
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