Supervisory Forestry Technician
Employment Type: Full-Time
* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryTHIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. This type of announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur. Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied. Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates when applications are due for these locations can be found on the Forest Service website.See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section for details.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities* Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-09 level.* Respond in an initial attack capacity on fires within response area. May supervise multiple firefighting resources on initial or extended attack, or serve in other fire positions as qualified or assigned.* Develop the district fire prevention plan and hazard reduction plan. Develops and implements a mass media information plan.* Review development plans for compliance with Fire Safe practices. Provides technical expertise on fire protection in special use permits, service contracts and timber sale contracts.* Identify, collect, preserve and/or examine evidence in the determination of the probable cause of fire. Investigates Tort claims, prepares written reports, including case reports, narratives, investigation reports, maps, site sketches etc.* Cooperatively design and execute joint programs in fire prevention including enforcement, education and fire prevention engineering. Identifies, collects, preserves and/or examines evidence in the determination of the probable cause of fire.* Develop, implement, and make presentations on the role of fire in ecosystems management educational programs.* Develop and present fire prevention training for unit and forest personnel and cooperating agencies, public utilities and citizens groups.* May serve as the unit's principal media contact for major public impact incidents.* Manage the districts fire prevention and detection programs, scheduling staffing, maintenance and training. Provides technical and administrative supervision to the District's Fire Prevention Staff.* Provide technical expertise on fire protection and prevention issues. Supervises inspections relating to fire precautions (e.g. spark arresters, residences, power lines, resorts, camps, etc.).Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel overnights on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position.Supervisory statusYesPromotion Potential9* Job family (Series)0462 Forestry Technician* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions 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.* Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required.* 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.QualificationsIn 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-08: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include; Assisting in directing safe initial and extended attack suppression actions, including determining incident needs, dispatch and deployment of personnel and equipment. Identifying, collecting, preserving and/or examining evidence in the determination of the probable cause of fire. Assisting in developing, implementing and making presentations on the role of fire in ecosystems management.ORTwo years of graduate level education or a master's degree in a position-related field of forestry or natural resources management. Education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. educational programs.ORA combination of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. Education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. educational programs.For the GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-08 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Assisting in developing and executing plans to solve complex problems involving fire preparedness, fuels management, fire prevention, and training. Assisting in managing fire prevention and detection programs, scheduling staffing, maintenance and training. Assisting in developing fire control plans and documents relating to fire pre-suppression, prevention, detection, and suppression tactics and strategies.ORTwo years of graduate level education or a master's degree in a position-related field of forestry or natural resources management. Education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.ORA combination of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. Education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. educational programs.Selective Placement FactorsA 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.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 secondary 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 MODERATE 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.EducationSee QUALIFICATIONS section for education requirements.