Training Specialist

Employer
Department Of Agriculture
Location
Boise, Idaho, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 02, 2021
Closes
Aug 04, 2021
Ref
2352670623
Discipline
Forestry
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
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Summary

This position is located in Region 4 Boise, Idaho

The Training Specialist is assigned to the Fire Training Group at the National Interagency Fire Center. The incumbent is responsible for performing as a training specialist in the development and implementation of national interagency training courses and programs in the disciplines of fire management and/or aviation management and related areas.

For additional information, please contact Heath Cota at heath.cota@usda.gov.

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Responsibilities
  • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-11 level.
  • Plan, schedule, coordinate, and provide personal leadership and guidance to interagency workshops, task forces, committees, subject matter experts, contractors, and others involved with completion of the project.
  • Provide extensive planning and organization, analyses of accumulated data and information, and considerable coordination and integration with other functional activities and user agencies.
  • Manage course presentations and related training activities and evaluates instruction to improve the training.
  • Include developing techniques for measuring and evaluating activities.
  • Serve in supervisory and staff positions involving various technical duties that involve differing and unrelated processes and methods on fire suppression incident management teams assigned to wildfires of cooperating agencies.
  • Conduct an analysis of assigned projects to identify approaches for design and development; personnel, equipment, and funding requirements; and significant problem areas.
  • Recommend development by various resources, including agency field offices or regional training centers, agency or interagency task forces, universities, or private contractors.
  • Prepare a project plan fully describing alternatives and costs and presents the plan for management decision.
  • Personally provide leadership, direction, and the majority of work required to ensure that the courses are developed in accordance with established national interagency procedures and standards and management objectives.
  • Serve as a training advisor and consultant to cooperating agencies regarding the development and implementation of fire and aviation management and related training courses and materials.
  • Prepare and make formal presentations to line officers, fire managers, training administrators, and others regarding assigned programs.
  • As well as The interagency fire and aviation management training programs, and procedures utilized in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of fire training courses and materials.

Travel Required

25% or less - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11
  • Job family (Series)

1712 Training Instruction

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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-09 Level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include Plans, schedules, coordinates, and provides personal leadership and guidance to interagency workshops, task forces, committees, subject matter experts, contractors, and others involved with completion of the project. Provides extensive planning and organization, analyses of accumulated data and information. Serves in supervisory and staff positions involving various technical duties that involve differing and unrelated processes and methods on fire suppression incident management teams assigned to wildfires of cooperating agencies. Serves as a training advisor and consultant to cooperating agencies regarding the development and implementation of fire and aviation management and related training courses and materials.

OR

Two full years (18 semester/27 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

An appropriate combination 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.

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 include Plans, schedules, coordinates, and provides personal leadership and guidance to interagency workshops, task forces, committees, subject matter experts, contractors, and others involved with completion of the project. Provides extensive planning and organization, analyses of accumulated data and information, and considerable coordination and integration with other functional activities and user agencies to ensure that these agencies are fully represented in the project. Serves in supervisory and staff positions involving various technical duties that involve differing and unrelated processes and methods on fire suppression incident management teams assigned to wildfires of cooperating agencies. Serves as a training advisor and consultant to cooperating agencies regarding the development and implementation of fire and aviation management and related training courses and materials. Conducts an analysis of assigned projects to identify approaches for design and development; personnel, equipment, and funding requirements; and significant problem areas.

OR

A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M.

OR

An appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.).

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.

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.

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.