Bureau of Land Management Supervisory Fire Management Specialist (Fuels Program Manager/Fire Planner) in Elko, Nevada

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Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.

This position is located in Elko, Nevada. Information about Elko and the local area can be found at the Elko Chamber of Commerce.

Physical Demands: The work requires the ability to travel into the backcountry or front country on foot or by stock under a wide variety of climatic conditions and elevations. Also requires the ability to travel over extremely rough terrain during fire management operations.

Work Environment: The work is normally performed in an office setting however, trips to field Offices, wilderness sites, prescribed burn sites, airports or remote aircraft landing areas are common. These field trips are required for management of the program and result in exposure to temperatures in excess of 120 degrees, dusty and smoky conditions, high noise level associated wIth helicopters and crawler tractor type equipment. Flying In small aircrafts is common. There is regular and recurring exposure to moderate risk and discomforts such as high temperatures. adverse fire weather conditions.

Temporary promotion may be terminated at any time. Upon termination of the temporary promotion, you will be returned to the original position of record or to a different position of equivalent grade and pay.

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Responsibilities

The Fuels Program Manager exercises the full range of leadership and supervisory direction for the primary fuels management staff, that may include Fuels Management Specialists, Fire Ecologist, Archeologists, Biologists, Fuels Technicians, Fuels Module Leaders, ESR Coordinator, Mitigation Specialists, Prevention Technicians, Equipment Operators or other employees. Also responsible for planning processes, land use plans, fuels, vegetation management plans, fire management, and prescribed fire plans. Acts as the FMO in the Fire Management Officer's absence.

Has overall responsibility for planning, programming, budgeting, monitoring and tracking the Fuels Program and budget.

Liaison with other agencies and individuals representing the district as an expert in fuels management, fire planning, and fire prevention.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel by light fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter may be required.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

12

Who May Apply
This job is open to…

All current DOI internal employees/Agency employees only with competitive eligibility; and CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area.

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal land.
  • Direct deposit is required.
  • Background Investigation is required.

This position falls under the Group Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific series and the Individual Occupational Requirements for General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series, 0401. There are Individual Occupational Requirements for this series.

THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION. In accordance with Executive Order 12564, and under the Department’s Drug Free Workplace Program: Applicant(s) tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

Qualifications

Basic Education Requirement: This position has a positive education requirement. You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.

Degree:Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's or higher degree that includes a major field of study in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resources management, range management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; ORa combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Specialized Experience and/or Education Qualification Requirements: In order to be rated as qualified using specialized experience, we must be able to determine that you meet the definition(s) below in addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirements; please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level of the position to be filled.

For GS-12: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-11 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is further defined as: experience as a supervisor leading multiple program areas such as fuels management, fire planning, weed management, forestry or emergency stabilization and rehabilitation/restoration; managing budgets and expenditures; planning work and managing work assignments; directing program staff to achieve workload targets; developing and implementing Employee Performance and Appraisal Plans, Individual Development Plans and other supervisory documents.

There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 and above grade levels.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. If you are a current career seasonal employee, your time spent in non-pay status is not creditable towards meeting the specialized experience requirement of 52 weeks or 1 year (which ever is first). Please include in your resume (on the first line of each job experience section), the dates you were placed in and out of pay status.

Selective Placement Factors:This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.

The selectee must meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being place into the position. To meet IFPM requirements, you must possess the following:

1.) Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3) OR Task Force Leader (TFLD)

AND

2.) Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2) or higher

90 Day Prior Firefighting Experience Requirement (resume must support):

The Department of the Interior defines wildland firefighting experience as; on-the-line wildland firefighting experience gained through 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 for no less than 90 days. Periods of wildland firefighting experience, gained through militia and rural fire departments, can also be credited, as long as the total amount of this experience equates to at least 90 days.

Wildland fire is defined as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. Two distinct types of wildland fire have been defined and include wildfire and prescribed fire:

Wildfire - An unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires.

Prescribed Fire – Planned ignitions. This description includes only fire line experience on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning stages. Prescribed fire experience must be supplemented by fire suppression experience in order to be creditable as previous wildland firefighting experience.

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Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Information about CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP.

CTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they earn a minimum score of 90 on the rating criteria for this position.

Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.

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.

If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.

This is a Not to Exceed 1 year temporary promotion assignment to be filled at the GS-12 level. At the expiration of this assignment, or whenever your services are no longer needed, you may be returned to your position and agency of record.

This is a SECONDARY/Administrative fire position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS). While secondary positions are not subject to the maximum entry age (MEA) policy, the selectee must have prior service in a primary position and meet the transfer requirement for movement from a primary to secondary position to be eligible for special retirement coverage. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enough information to determine your retirement status to ensure you do not lose benefits (normally through submission of your SF-50). YOU MUST LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN A PRIMARY POSITION.

BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.

Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

This position is not eligible for telework.

FACT SHEET FOR FIRE POSITIONS: FIREFIGHTER CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.

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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 qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.

KSA 1: Skill in supervision in order to organize and assign work, evaluate results, and take appropriate personnel actions.

KSA 2: Working knowledge of related natural resource fields such as fire ecology, ecosystem management, wildlife habitat management, especially as it relates to fire, fuels, ES&R; management, and fire planning.

KSA 3: Expert Knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles and practices of resource management gained through a combination of experience and/or study to the extent that is necessary to oversee such actions as complex interdisciplinary analysis, program studies, summaries, budget development and Annual Work Plan execution, and project management.

KSA 4: Excellent ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing at a professional level.

KSA 5: Demonstrated skill, knowledge and technical competence in the use of scientific theories and principles applicable to wildland fire management as it relates to fire, fuels, ES&R; management, and fire planning. To preview questions please click here.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Drug test required

No

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Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/yyyy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s).

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

Copy of Transcripts or a list of allcollege courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education

All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of 'official' transcripts.

Current DOI career and career-conditional employees: Submit a copy of your most recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1), and shows you are a current DOI employee. If you do not submit an SF-50 showing current DOI status you will be found ineligible.

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.

You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

Auto-Requested Fax: Allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.

UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.

Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.

Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

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.

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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.

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How to Apply

To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS. If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu.

Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement. If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at (775) 861-6428 or email us at nvjobs@blm.gov. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

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Mike Torian
Phone

775-861-6428

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

nvjobs@blm.gov

Address

Bureau of Land Management Nevada State Office NV-953 Reno, Nevada United States

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You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.

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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.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502173500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 06/13/2018 to 06/27/2018

Salary: $73,375 to $95,388 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time.

Appointment type: Temporary Promotion - This is a temporary promotion Not to Exceed 1 year.