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Forestry Technician (Fire)

National Park Service Homestead, FL
  • Expired: February 13, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

Summary
This position is located in Everglades National Park, in the Fire Division. This is a Permanent Career-Seasonal position and subject to release and recall procedures. A permanent career-seasonal position includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. As such, selectee will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks to 6 months per year based on project requirements or weather conditions.
Responsibilities
Performs as a senior wildland firefighter on a wildland Helicopter module. Perform all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding, and mop-up Serves daily as a helicopter crew member for Suppression, Rx, and Resource Flights. Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations. Completes daily helicopter forms as required. Keeps hanger clean of debris. Fleet helicopter must be kept clean routinely. Accomplishes emergency repairs on all aviation equipment as necessary. Performs assignments as a wildland firefighter in developing a working knowledge of safety rules, fie behavior, fire suppression, and fuels management techniques, practices and terminology across several functions. Communicates and interacts effectively with other park divisions and park cooperators, in routine and emergency situations to exchange information about wildland fire suppression activities and needs, and to coordinate those needs with other land management agencies Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required. Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication. Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males. Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Prior to appointment, you must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and also pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician. You will also be required to undergo periodic medical examinations throughout employment. The Work Capacity Test (WCT-Pack Test) as a method for assessing an employee's fitness levels for fire qualifications in the positions covered by this recruitment notice. Employees required to pass a WCT-Pack Test as a "condition of employment" will be provided one opportunity to pass the required test with a second chance provided at the discretion of management based on the results of the first test. This recruitment notice constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements. NOTE: Arduous fitness (WCT-Pack Test) will consist of completing a three-mile hike, within 45 minutes, while carrying a 45 pound pack. A time of 45 minutes, the passing score for the test, approximates an aerobic fitness score of 45, the established standard for firefighters. Applicants shall be disqualified for appointment if they fail to meet any physical requirement. Probationary or seasonal employment is subject to termination for failure to meet the 25th percentile in each of the identified component being measured. You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided. You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, and holidays. If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
Qualifications
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-02/27/2020-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience. This position has been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as a [insert IFPM Title {this means one of the 13 key IFPM Titles from the checklist} title & complexity level if applicable] and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. For more information on IFPM, click here.
Selective Factors: The applicant must have possessed all of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position:
1. Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) currency required
2. Incident Command Type 5 (ICT5) Selectees for IFPM positions requiring currency will be required to obtain and maintain currency for the NWCG qualifications listed above.
[1) One season as a Helicopter Crewmember (Red Book, and
(2) S-271 Helicopter Crew Member, Helicopter Manager Trainee This position is covered by the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336 (c) and 5 U.S.C. 8412 (d) as a Primary/Rigorous Firefighter. Applicants must not have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to this position unless there is sufficient prior Federal service in a covered position to permit retirement on or before the mandatory retirement age for this type of position. An exception is allowed if you are a qualified veteran preference eligible. Candidates must possess a minimum of 90-days of wildland firefighting experience, gained through fire line work in containment, control, suppression or use of wildland fire. You must clearly demonstrate this experience in your resume, including the months, days and hours per week at which the work was performed in order to be considered. - AND - Applicants must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE FOR THE GS-6: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience could include working on wildland fire suppression crews (engines, hand crews, fuel crews, and helitack crews), fuels management, prevention mitigation and education, fire planning, fire investigation, and fire trespass. Examples of specialized experience include forestry aid or technician work; engineering, range, or soil conservation technician work that involved the application of cultural resource conservation, or land management practices on non-forest or ranch lands when combined with knowledge of forestry operations and equipment; farming or ranching work that involved the application of cultural and soil and water conservation practices, including safety and use of equipment, and that provided a basic understanding of land use; and forest or range fire control, prevention and suppression work. You must include hours per week worked. EXPERIENCE FOR THE GS-7: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-6 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience could include working on wildland fire suppression crews (engines, hand crews, fuel crews, and helitack crews), fuels management, prevention mitigation and education, fire planning, fire investigation, and fire trespass. Examples of specialized experience include forestry aid or technician work; engineering, range, or soil conservation technician work that involved the application of cultural resource conservation, or land management practices on non-forest or ranch lands when combined with knowledge of forestry operations and equipment; farming or ranching work that involved the application of cultural and soil and water conservation practices, including safety and use of equipment, and that provided a basic understanding of land use; and forest or range fire control, prevention and suppression work. -OR- EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least one full year of graduate study in a field directly related to Fire Operations. (One year of graduate education is 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours). You must include transcripts. -OR- Successful completion of a COMBINATION of education and experience as described above. Volunteer Experience: 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.
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