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Fire Management Specialist (Prescribed Fire and Fuels) - Direct Hire Authority

National Park Service, Denali Park, AK, United States
Employer Description
The Department of Interior places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates, including candidates from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. A Recruitment Incentive May Be Authorized for a newly selected employee when appointed to a permanent, temporary, or term position. A Federal employee who is transferring to the National Park Service from another component, bureau or Federal agency and who does not meet the conditions under 5 CFR §575.102 is not eligible for a recruitment incentive.

A Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized for a Federal employee when the employee must move, as directed by the National Park Service (NPS) either through a management directed reassignment or selection for employment, to a different location at least 50 miles away from the one where his/her position of record held at time of selection is currently located, due to a need of the NPS. A relocation incentive is not the same as a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move and, as such, may be granted in conjunction with one another.

Job Description
An initial cut-off date of June 30, 2021, 11:59 pm (EST), has been established to review and refer the first group of qualified applicants. If no selection is made from the first cut-off list, applications thereafter will be pulled with cut-off dates being the last day of the month for employment consideration. The announcement is scheduled to close on December 15, 2021, but may close sooner if selections can be made from earlier cut-off dates.
Job Requirements
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 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 Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist (PFFS) with Moderate complexity and requires selectees to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to moving into the position. For more information on IFPM, click here. Initial consideration will be given to candidates whose applications have been received before the first cut-off date. The following qualification requirements must be met for those applications submitted, by the first cut-off date, otherwise, the following qualifications must be met by the subsequent cut-off dates (the last day of every month) until the announcement closes. The announcement is scheduled to close on December 15, 2021, but may close sooner if selections can be made from earlier cut-off dates. 1. Selective Factors: Must have possessed all the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications to be considered eligible for this position: Held or currently hold Prescribed Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2) AND Held or currently hold Single Resource Boss, Engine (ENGB) or Single Resource Boss, Crew (CRWB) or Helicopter Manager (HMGB, previously HCWN, HELB or HEMG) Provide a copy of your Incident Qualifications and Currency System (IQCS) Master Record or equivalent documentation. AND 2. Wildland Firefighting: 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. A minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required to meet qualifications for secondary (administrative) covered positions. The Department of Interior defines wildland firefighting experience as: On-the-line wildland firefighting experience gained through containment, control, suppression, or use of wildland fire. This experience can be met by serving in a temporary, seasonal, or equivalent private sector fire position for no less than 90 days. Periods of wildland firefighting experience, gained through militia and rural fire departments, can also be credited, as long as the total amount of this experience equates to at least 90 days. Wildland fire is defined as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. Two distinct types of wildland fire have been defined and include wildfire and prescribed fires as follows: Wildfire: Unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires. Prescribed Fires: Planned ignitions. This description includes only fire line experience on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning stages. Prescribed fire experience must be supplemented by fire suppression experience in order to be creditable as previous wildland firefighting experience. 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 3. Basic Requirements: Degree - Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Courses equivalent to a major may be defined as 24 semester hours in biological sciences, natural resources, wildland fire management, forestry or agriculture equivalent to a major field of study, plus appropriate experience or additional education that is comparable to that acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in the biological sciences, agriculture, or natural resources. You must provide a copy of your transcript(s) AND 4. Minimum Requirements: In addition to meeting the above basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education: To qualify for the GS-7 level, you must have: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Experience must demonstrate an understanding of fire behavior relative to fuels, weather, and topography and how fire affects natural and cultural resources. Examples of GS-05 experience may include: Performed duties which provided a basic understanding of wildland fire management concepts, theories and practices including the assessment of fire effects on cultural and/or natural resources. Assisted other fire management staffs in the development of complex presentations; presented or conducted simple presentations of fire management concepts, topics, information. Researched technical reports and/or other sources to obtain information used by higher graded professionals; applies basic formulas to routine calculations; Participated in the development and/or implementation of wildland fire management plans. Carried out initial attack incident management strategies and tactics to meet the stated resource objectives. OR Successful completion of at least one year of graduate-level education in a directly related field of study. OR Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement, in a directly related field of study, as evidenced by one of the methods listed here. OR Combination of education and experience that is directly related to the work of this position. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. To calculate your percentage of experience, divide your months of qualifying specialized experience by 12. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. To qualify for the GS-9 level, you must have: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Experience must demonstrate an understanding of fire behavior relative to fuels, weather, and topography and how fire affects natural and cultural resources. Examples of GS-07 experience may include: Wildland fire activities (such as planning and/or implementing prescribed fire or managing wildfires) to ensure resource objectives can be met from a fire management standpoint. Developing and/or implementing initial attack incident management strategies and tactics to meet the stated resource objectives. Implementing mitigation measures during wildland fire activities to protect sensitive habitats, endangered species, sensitive plants, or cultural values. OR Two years of progressively higher level graduate education in a directly related field of study leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree, OR Combination of education and experience that is directly related to the work of this position. To calculate your percentage of qualifying graduate education, divide your number of semester hours in excess of 18 semester hours by 18 or the number your school uses to represent one year of full time graduate academic study. To calculate your percentage of experience, divide your months of qualifying specialized experience by 12. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Regardless of how you qualify, you must provide a copy of your transcript(s).

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JOB DETAILS
POSTED
01 March 2022
CLOSES
15 December 2021
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
24.08 – 38.86
INDUSTRY / FIELD
Biology