Forestry Technician (Prevention)

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Employer
Department Of Agriculture
Location
Ravalli County, Montana, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 20, 2021
Closes
Jul 30, 2021
Ref
2327985796
Discipline
Forestry
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
* Duties Help Duties Summary THIS 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 applications are due for these locations can be found on theForest Service website. See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section for details. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities * Serves as a member of the Forest fire suppression force consistent with training and qualifications. * Serves as a sub-staff specialist in the Supervisor's Office with primary responsibility for fire prevention and fire prevention education programs. * Plans and directs the fire prevention program for the Forest. This includes implementation of promotional campaigns designed to motivate identified target groups among employees and the public. * Responsible for the development and implementation of the Forest strategic plan for fire prevention and fire prevention education consistent with Regional and National plans and programs. * Responsible for the oversight and leadership in assisting communities in the development and implementation of specific plans for fire prevention actions by the community. * Analyzes fire suppression and occurrence data in conjunction with Zone or district fire plans to identify human caused fire threat areas, trends, patterns and future problem areas . * Provides technical assistance to Districts in fire prevention program planning that will influence public attitudes, opinions and behavior associated with wildfire losses. * Represents the Forest in the planning, implementation, and termination of interagency fire restrictions and closures. * Assists Forest Public Affairs Officer with the planning and implementation of information and education programs to keep the public and media informed prior to and during wildfire and other incidents on the forest. * Responsible for development and delivery of community-based fire prevention education programs. Gathers information from a variety of sources including interviews, reading, study, research, and observation. * Works with Forest and District fire management and fire prevention personnel to assess personnel training needs and facilitates required and necessary forest level training in fire prevention and education. * Establishes positive working relationships with other federal, state, and local fire agencies in fire prevention and incident information. * Takes the lead in initiating participation in local community events to promote awareness of fire prevention including, but not limited to: parades, rodeos, fairs, trade shows, home and garden shows and other opportunities as they arrive. * Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned. * Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-09 level. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel overnight on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 9 * Job family (Series) 0462 Forestry Technician * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions 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. * 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. 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: GS-08: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-7).OR Two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture). OR Combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: Assisted in planning and implementing fire prevention program for forest, coordinating with leadership to help implement and develop fire prevention plans. Knowledge of National Forest land management policies and procedures in regards to fire prevention and education plans/programs. Experience in public relations programs such as Smokey Bear, prevention signing program, etc. Experience with programs such as burning permits, maintenance programs, etc. Delivers fire prevention education programs and assists with required forest level training in fire prevention. GS-09: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-8). OR Two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture); ORCombinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: Plan and direct fire prevention program for forest, providing leadership and assistance to local community leaders in development and implementation of fire prevention plans. Ensure fire prevention and education plans/programs are compliant with National Forest land management policies and procedures. Provides assistance to districts in fire prevention program planning. Serve as back up public relations officer and manages fire public relations programs such as Smokey Bear, prevention signing program, develop press releases, etc. Assists with programs such as burning permits, chainsaw spark arrestors, maintenance programs, etc. Develops and delivers fire prevention education programs and facilitates required forest level training in fire prevention. 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. 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. 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. To receive consideration for this position, you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education See QUALIFICATIONS section for education requirements.

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