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 when
applications are due for these locations can be found on theForest
See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section for details.
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- Duties listed are at the full performance level.
- Provides leadership, coordination, and direction for the
administration of the fire suppression; detection and prevention
programs; dispatching services; fuels/vegetation management; and
the aviation management.
- Provides administrative supervision to a group of highly
skilled subordinate fire program managers and specialists.
- Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff
members, which are clearly communicated.
- Provides leadership in the fire safety program in a doctrinal
principles based approach. Ensures that adequate review, analysis
and reporting are completed after incidents/accidents/near miss
- Assists the Forest Fire Management Officer (FFMO) in directing
a fire management program with a high complexity level.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel overnights on
fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position.
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
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
- Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to
have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Willing to live/work in remote locations
- 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
- 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.
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 Federal
Wage System Qualifications 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.The following link provides more information on the
qualifications for these positions: Administrative and Management
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.
GS-11: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience
equivalent to at least to the GS-9 grade level; 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., if
related; 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
Specialized experience for the GS-11 grade level is defined as
managing or assisting with a component of a wildland and/or
prescribed fire management program. Developing, coordinating and
implementing a partial fire program budget. Implementing agreements
with cooperators. Maintaining relationships with entities external
to the organization regarding fire management program issues.
GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience
equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Specialized
experience for the GS-12 grade level is defined as managing,
directing and evaluating a fully integrated wildland and/or
prescribed fire management program. Developing, coordinating and
implementing a full fire program budget. Negotiating and managing
agreements with cooperators. Maintaining liaison with entities
external to the organization, and spoke for the organization on
fire management program issues.
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
- Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of
Division Group Supervisor (DIVS) - AND -Successfully completed the
Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
-OR- Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 RXB2) (Currency not
required)-AND-Successfully completed the NWCG Course # M-581 Fire
Program Management. -OR-
- Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Air
Support Group Supervisor (ASGS) - AND - Secondary NWCG Core
Requirement of Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) (Currency not
required)-AND- Successfully completed the NWCG Course # M-581 Fire
In order to be considered for this position, copies of your
Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master
Record (or equivalent training documents) which contain documented
proof of the certification or attachment of the IFPM Selective
Placement Factor for this position MUST be attached to your
application. Red cards are not acceptable documentation. Currency
Requirement: Currency of NWCG qualifications is not required for
selection. if not currently qualified, the applicant must provide
documented evidence that they have been fully qualified in the
past. Failure to provide this documentation will result in
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
ARDUOUS,MODERATE, or LIGHT level is a condition of employment.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all
qualification requirements by the closing date of the
See QUALIFICATIONS section for education requirements