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Wildland Firefighter (Range/Forestry Technician)
TUPELO MS 38803
Category: Other
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Job code: lhw-e0-89689724

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  Job posted:   Wed May 16, 2018
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Wildland Firefighter (Range/Forestry Technician)
* Duties
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## Duties
### Summary
Mississippi River Fire Management Zone located at the Natchez Trace Parkway is looking for temporary employees to work on a Engine Crew in Tupelo, MS. For more information on Crew Types, click here.
**First Consideration Date:** The following location will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before the date indicated below to receive first consideration. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed, during the open period of the announcement:
**05/29/2018**Tupelo, MS (Natchez Trace Parkway)
For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select Mississippi.
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### Responsibilities
A **Wildland Firefighter (GS-04 Range/Forestry Technician)** is a skilled wildland firefighter. May be assigned to carry out specialized assignments such as tree falling, backfire, and burnout operations; utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques while actively managing wildfires. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
04
### Who May Apply
#### This job is open to...
Applications will be accepted from all qualified U.S. Citizens.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
* #### Job family (Series)
0455 Range Technician
0462 Forestry Technician
* Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen.
* Positions may require a valid state driver's license.
* Some positions may require a CDL; information will be provided at job offer
* All positions have medical qualification requirements.
* You must be 18 years of age or older prior to appointment.
* These positions have no promotion potential.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/TESTING: You must pass an initial pre-employment physical examination and must be able to pass the work capacity fitness test (Must carry a 45 lb pack for 3 miles within 45 minutes). Failure to meet any of the required medical qualifications will disqualify you for employment. Any condition, which would cause you to be a hazard to yourself or to others, will disqualify you for employment.
NPS REQUIRES MANDATORY DRUG TESTING WITH FAVORABLE RESULTS PRIOR TO REPORTING FOR WORK. The drug test will be provided at Government direction and expense. Once hired, employees are also subject to random drug testing during employment. This is in accordance with Executive Order 12564 and under the Department's Drug Free Workplace Program.
### Qualifications
**To qualify for a GS-04**, you must meet at least one of the following **AND** the Selective Factor:
* 6 months of general work experience, which can be any work experience AND 6 months of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-03 level duties. Examples of specialized work experience include on-the-line wildland fire experience in forest/range fire control, prevention or suppression work as a trainee wildland firefighter. OR
* 2 years of education above the high school level which included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of the following courses: forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine biology and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 3 semester hours of mathematics is creditable toward this requirement; OR
* a combination of the education and experience described above.
Selective Factor for GS-04:** In addition to the basic qualifications listed above, you must have the following: **90 days of wildland fire experience.**Wildland fire experience is defined as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. Wildland firefighting experience is gained through work on the fire line in 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. Periods of wildland firefighting experience gained through militia and rural fire departments can also be credited.
For more information regarding basic qualifications and combining education and experience click here.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the early consideration/closing date of the announcement.
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### Additional information
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: These positions are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. If applicable, the appointment will be subject to successful completion of the background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to satisfy the background check will result in cancellation of offer of employment or may be grounds for termination.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
**GS-04**1. Knowledge of standard fire program requirements, tactics and suppression methods in containment and control of wildland fires.
2. Knowledge of operations and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations.
3. Knowledge of fire behavior including causes of wildland fire, influence of wind, slope and moisture.
**To preview questions please click here.**
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Not Applicable
* Required Documents
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## Required Documents
**You MUST fax or upload "Required Documents" PRIOR to the Early Consideration or Close Date.
**Please note that documents selected to transfer from your USAJOBS profile are NOT automatically added to your application. You need to transfer the document(s) in the Document step at the end of the application process.**
**College transcripts** - If you are qualifying using education above high school, you MUST submit your college transcripts.
**V****eteran Preference Documentation** - If you are claiming Veteran Preference, you MUST submit evidence of eligibility. DD-214 MUST show character of service. Failure to submit a DD-214 which shows the character of service and other appropriate supporting documentation, if applicable, will result in NOT granting preference. Note: If you are still on active duty, contact the FIRES Help Desk for acceptable alternative documentation.
* 0-point Sole Survivorship preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
* 5-point preference - DD-214 which shows character of service or other documentation which proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
* 10-point preference - DD-214, SF-15, an official letter dated 1991 or later from the Department of Veteran's Affairs, or other appropriate source. For further information, please refer to the "Veteran Information" link at the bottom of the screen.
**Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)**- If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP you MUST submit documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
* You only need to fax or upload documents that apply to you. For faxing and uploading instructions please click here.
You will not be contacted for additional information. If you have questions regarding what is considered appropriate supporting documentation, contact the FIRES Help Desk.
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Temporary employees hired in wildland fire or wildland fire support positions are eligible for the following:
* Annual and Sick Leave
* Depending on tour of duty - Sunday, holiday, shift differential and/or hazard pay
* Paid federal holidays
* Participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program - Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles, which is deducted from bi-weekly earnings. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
* How to Apply
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## How to Apply
Applications must be received ON-LINE through USAJOBS. On-line applications must be submitted **prior to 12:00AM (Midnight) Eastern Standard Time** of the early consideration/closing date of the announcement.
**Step 1 - Register with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) and Create a Resume.**You must use the USAJOBS resume builder; DOI FIRES does not accept uploaded resumes. When completing your resume **it is important** to include the following information: **month/year to month/year and work schedule** (hours worked per week) for each position held and for each season of experience.
**Step 2 - Review the Vacancy Announcement.**Review the announcement thoroughly. These sections describe who is eligible to apply, what education and/or experience is required for the position, and which documents are needed for your application package.
**Step 3 - Apply Online.**Click the "Apply Online" link at the side of the page. Select your USAJOBS resume to submit with your application and answer the vacancy questions.
**Step 4 - Supporting Documentation.**Submit required supporting documentation that applies to you; refer to the Required Documents section below.
For detailed step-by-step instructions on How to Apply click here.
If applying online poses a hardship for you, or you do not have Internet access, contact the FIRES Help Desk for an application packet PRIOR to the early consideration/close date of the announcement.
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### Agency contact information
### FIRES Help Desk
##### Phone
888-364-6432
##### Fax
000-000-0000
##### Email
blmfafires@blm.gov
##### Address
INTERIOR, National Park Service
FIRES Program Office
(call toll free number for address information)
Boise, Idaho
United States
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### Next steps
If you are determined to be eligible and qualified, you may be referred to the location(s) you selected in the vacancy question during the application process. You can check your application status by logging into "My Account" on USAJOBS. You will only be notified through e-mail when you are referred; no other notifications will be sent.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499485300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 05/14/2018 to 06/05/2018
*Salary:* $14.30 to $14.30 per hour
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 04
*Work schedule:* Full-Time - These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months.
*Appointment type:* Temporary - The length and actual dates of employment may vary depending on the position.

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