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Supervisory Forestry Technician (Fire)
MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK CO 81330
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Job code: lhw-e0-88385352

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  Job posted:   Mon Apr 16, 2018
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Supervisory Forestry Technician (Fire)
* Duties
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## Duties
### Summary
This position is located in Mesa Verde National Park, in the Visitor and Resource Protection Division. Please visit find a park for additional park information.
**WHO MAY APPLY:**
* Current and former Federal employees with status, or who are reinstatement eligible; veterans eligible under the VEOA authority, or who are 30% or more disabled; applicants eligible under special appointing authorities such as individuals with targeted disabilities, certain military spouses, former Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc. For more information, select the following link(s): 1) Merit Promotion, 2) Status Candidate, and/or 3) Veteran Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).
* Current or former displaced Federal employee in the local commuting area eligible under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), current Department of Interior (DOI) employees in the local commuting area eligible under the Career Transition Program (CTAP). For more information, select the following link(s): 1) Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), 2) Career Transition Program (CTAP)
* Current or former time-limited (temporary and term) employees of a land management agency eligible for permanent positions under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA). For more information, select the following link: Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA).
This is a Career-Seasonal position and subject to release and recall procedures. A permanent career-seasonal position includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. As such, selectee will be in a **non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks to 6 months per year based on project requirements or weather conditions.** Selectee is guaranteed to work at least 6 months per year but not more than 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment. The typical season for Mesa Verde National Park is April - October, but can be variable during these months due to project requirements or weather conditions.
This is a Career/Career-Conditional Full-Time appointment. Learn more about this agency
### Responsibilities
Serves as a first line supervisor on a Wildland Fire and Fuels Crew. Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-03/04/05 levels. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations. Reduces risks for the safety of self and crew members and implements a training program in compliance with applicable requirements.
**Incident Response and Fuels Management Duties:**
Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the fire and fuels crew, prepares schedules and work plans, and sets work priorities. Supervises personnel during operations when responding to wildland fires. Develops and implements a comprehensive physical training program to enhance the ability of crew members to perform the required arduous firefighting duties.
Serves as initial attack Incident Commander on wildland fires, and wildland urban interface/intermix situations occurring on and nearby the unit. Responsible for adhering to agency requirements including the Incident Command System, fire suppression principles and procedures, fire line construction, hose lay evolutions, maintenance and training in the use of appropriate personal protection equipment, and local and state laws. May be assigned regardless of geographic location to other fire line supervisory positions as qualified. If staffed and mobilized, leads a Wildland Fire Module as qualified.
Manages the crew fleet and ensures the maintenance equipment by coordinating repairs and scheduling maintenance with approved maintenance facilities.
Directs and implements project work in support of the fuels management program such as hazard fuels reduction projects, prescribed fire, development of burn plans, fuels inventory, pre attack planning.
Supports the Visitor and Resource Protection Division during search and rescue incidents and all-hazard incidents. As assigned, responds to a wide variety of incidents at the unit as well as major hazard responses nationally.
**Intra-Divisional Duties:**
As assigned, supervises a crew in performing a variety of work in other fields such as Facilities Management, Forestry and Resource Stewardship.
### Travel Required
50% or less - 50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position for fire assignments, projects, and training.
##### Supervisory status
Yes
* #### Job family (Series)
0462 Forestry Technician
* Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship required.
* Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
* Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
* Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
* You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
* Prior to appointment, you must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and also pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician. You will also be required to undergo periodic medical examinations throughout employment.
* The Work Capacity Test (WCT-Pack Test) as a method for assessing an employee's fitness levels for fire qualifications in the positions covered by this recruitment notice. Employees required to pass a WCT-Pack Test as a "condition of employment" will be provided one opportunity to pass the required test with a second chance provided at the discretion of management based on the results of the first test. This recruitment notice constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements. NOTE: Arduous fitness (WCT-Pack Test) will consist of completing a three-mile hike, within 45 minutes, while carrying a 45 pound pack. A time of 45 minutes, the passing score for the test, approximates an aerobic fitness score of 45, the established standard for firefighters. Applicants shall be disqualified for appointment if they fail to meet any physical requirement. Probationary or seasonal employment is subject to termination for failure to meet the 25th percentile in each of the identified component being measured.
* You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
* You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
* If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period, except those applying under LMWFA.
* You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
### Qualifications
**Selective Factors:**This position has been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as a Engine Module Supervisor and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. For more information on IFPM, click here.
The applicant must have possessed all of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position:
1. **Engine Boss, single resource (ENGB)**
2. ****Incident Command Type 4 (ICT4)****
Selectees for IFPM positions requiring currency will be required to obtain and maintain currency for the NWCG qualifications listed above.
This position is covered by the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336 (c) and 5 U.S.C. 8412 (d) as a Primary/Rigorous Firefighter. Applicants must not have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to this position unless there is sufficient prior Federal service in a covered position to permit retirement on or before the mandatory retirement age for this type of position. An exception is allowed if you are a qualified veteran preference eligible.
**- AND -**
**Applicants must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications** by close of the announcement:
**EXPERIENCE:** At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include (1) personally performing in Wildland Fire Engine Operations, Initial attack and Fire-line Suppression Operations; Prescribed Fire and Fuels Operations; Helitack Operations; Hand Crew Operations or Wildland Fire Module Operations and (2) personally leading or supervising others in at least ONE of the following functions: initial attack and suppression hand-crew operations; prescribed fire and fuels operations; wildland fire engine crew operations; helitack fire crew operations; wildland fire module operations; providing on-the-job training and conducting daily crew briefings, safety sessions, and/or other basic wildland fire training. **You must include hours per week worked.**
**-OR-**
**EDUCATION:** Successful completion of at least one full year of graduate level education with a major study in a directly related field such as wildland fire science, forestry, or other directly related sciences. One year of graduate education is considered to be 18 semester hours. You must include transcripts.
**-OR-**
Successful completion of a COMBINATION of education and experience as described above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of months of specialized experience and divide by 12. Then take the number of semester hours of directly related graduate level and divide by 18. Add the two numbers together to get the total percentage. **You must include transcripts.**
**Volunteer Experience**: 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.
**You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".**
### Education
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institutionwith your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
### Additional information
You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
You may be required to complete training and operate a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Subject to frequent extended travel 14 nights per month, particularly during fire season, and you must obtain a government charge card for travel.This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
**Physical Demands:** Arduous: Duties involve rigorous fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. Work requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities requiring at least average agility and dexterity. Duties include demands for strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. Operation of some specialized fire equipment can place extended physical stress on incumbent during fire activities. Incumbent is subject to medical examination and must pass the work capacity test for arduous positions.
**Working Conditions:** The work is primarily performed in forest and range environments in steep terrain where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, covered with vegetation, and in smoky conditions, etc. Temperatures vary from above 100 degrees F to below freezing. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapments, snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise, and falling and rolling material. Personnel must adjust and cope with exposure to weather elements, dust and smoke, poor sleeping and eating conditions and unpredictable sets of circumstances. Incumbent may be required to live in backcountry camps for extended periods of time. The hazardous nature of the work requires that personal protective equipment be worn (boots, hardhat, gloves, flame resistant clothing, etc.). Work may require travel by light fixed-wing or rotor-wing aircraft.
The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information,
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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.
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Candidates who apply under **Competitive Merit Promotion** procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
Candidates who apply under **Noncompetitive Merit Promotion** procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
**You will be evaluated on the following competencies:**
* Fire Management
* Leadership
* Manages Human Resources
* Teaching Others
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
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## Required Documents
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/27/2018:
1. **Resume** which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and, indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
2. A complete **Occupational Questionnaire**.
3. Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or other equivalent documentation which verifies you meet the required NWCG qualifications for this IFPM position.
4. **Merit Promotion Eligibility Documentation**such as:
* Federal employees must submit a copy of their latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that reflects career or career-conditional tenure showing position title, series, grade and tenure (please do not submit an Award SF-50 as it does not provide the needed information) and, if different, an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held or you may not be considered under the merit promotion process.
* Veterans Preference Documentation (e.g. DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter as appropriate)
* Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.
5. **Other Supporting Documents**, if applicable, such as:
* Veterans Preference Documentation:
* If you are a **Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran**, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.
* If you are a **veteran within 120 days of discharge**, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
* If you are a **Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran**, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
* Due Weight for Performance Appraisals and Awards:
* Please submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and a list of any incentive awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. You must provide performance appraisal/evaluation and incentive award documentation which will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will use this documentation to assign a due weight point value to be considered during the overall selection process. If you do not have a current performance appraisal, please submit a statement as to why it is not available, and if it was at an acceptable level. If you fail to submit this documentation, it will result in no points being assigned by the selecting official during the selection process.
* If you do not have a current performance appraisal, please submit a statement as to why it is not available, and if it was at an acceptable level. If you fail to submit this documentation, it will result in no points being assigned by the selecting official during the selection process.
6. Documentation that you meet **Selective Factors.**
7. College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
8. Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.
**Do not submit photographs with your application package.** Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
**Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents.** Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.
#### 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 apply for this position:** You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/27/2018. ** WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.**
1. Select Apply. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login or create an account.
2. Prompted to Start the Application Process by selecting "Start Application."
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* To **PREVIEW** the application questionnaire, select the following link:
3. Select or add the resume you want to use for this application. Click here on how to build a resume in USAJOBS.
4. Select documents you want included in this application.
5. Review package to acknowledge your documents were reviewed.
6. Select if you want to include your demographic information.
7. After reading and certifying the application is true and submitted in good faith, select "Continue to Agency Site."
8. Follow onscreen prompts and instructions to complete your application.
9. Add the supporting documents by indexing your documents with the dropdown.
* Upload any missing required documents or optional documents.
10. Review and Submit Application.
11. While logged in, you can check the status of your application by selecting "+" next to the job title for this position.
12. You can review or revise your application at any point during the open period of the announcement.
* To update an application, you should log into your USAJOBS account and select "+" next to the job title for this position. Select **"Update Application"**for this job.
* **Note:** When you click **Update Application**, you will be prompted to re-select your documents from USAJOBS. Documents submitted with the first application will no longer be associated with the applicant record. So it is important that you select all documents you want to use in the re-application.
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### Agency contact information
### Keith Krause
##### Phone
970-529-5062
##### Email
keithkrause@nps.gov
##### Address
Mesa Verde National Park
PO Box 8
Mesa Verde NP, CO
US
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### Next steps
Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.
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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/496829800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 04/14/2018 to 04/27/2018
*Salary:* $19.82 to $25.77 per hour
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 7
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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