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Aviation Management Specialist

Forest Service Boise, ID
  • Expired: December 08, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Summary
These positions are located in State and Private Forestry, Fire and Aviation Management, Dep Dir, Aviation, Operations and Risk Management located in
Boise, ID. These positions are responsible for developing and recommending aviation objectives, plans, policies, standards and procedures for helicopter operations and unmanned aircraft systems operations. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact P. Linse at paul.linse@usda.gov.
Responsibilities
These two positions provide expertise and knowledge in one of each of the following areas, helicopter operations and unmanned aircraft systems operations.
Provides national program oversight and responsibility in the development and implementation of standards and procedures, to guide and control a range of
unique and hazardous aviation activities supporting resource protection programs throughout the National Forest System.
Initiates and coordinates development of aviation management data systems to track costs and utilization of aviation operations.
Applies knowledge of forest fire protection resources, methods, organization, tactics, and costs; development of new or improved methods of utilizing
aircraft for suppression and natural resource management, and in analyzing aircraft capabilities in fire connected missions including helicopter operations and unmanned aircraft systems.
Represents aviation management in more broadly-based committees or work groups.
Manages, protects, and utilizes forest and range resources to the formulation of aviation plans, controls, and procurement of aviation resources to support natural resource activities.
Coordinates aviation safety and accident prevention matters; ensuring compliance with aviation safety policies and procedures, participating in quality assurance
oversight, promoting SMS through training and awareness, and application of operational risk management processes.
Leads or participates with committees and work groups of aviation managers developing and recommending aviation related programs, plans, studies, and specific actions.
Represents aviation management in more broadly-based committees or work groups involving several staff groups, Regions, Forests, or agencies to assure that
aviation concerns and interests are adequately provided for in such activities as affirmative action, recruitment, safety, and interagency cooperation.
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Qualifications
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. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary. Specialized Experience Requirement:
For the GS-11 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-9 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are assisting in preparing proposed aviation policies, procedures, and guidelines; assisting aviation managers in drafting and editing aviation-related programs, plans, studies, and specific actions; and/or participating in providing advice to aviation technology, safety, and operational staff specialists to integrate aviation programs; For the GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are assisting in developing new or proposed aviation policies, procedures, and guidelines; participating with committees and work groups of aviation managers developing and recommending aviation-related programs, plans, studies, and specific actions; and/or providing advice and assistance to aviation technology, safety, and operational staff specialists to integrate aviation programs Selective Placement Factors A minimum 90 days experience performing on-the-line (Primary/Rigorous) wildland fire suppression duties as a member of an organized fire suppression crew or comparable unit that utilized knowledge of wildland fire suppression, containment or control techniques and practices under various conditions. This experience must be documented with specific dates in the online application or resume. 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. 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. 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. Positions may be filled as career ladders or could be filled at the full performance level dependent upon the individual units needs. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed.
Education
Additional Information
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed.

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