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Fire Management Specialist

Company: Department Of The Interior
Location: Bell City
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

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Duties

Summary

This position is a Fire Management Specialist, GS- 0401-9/11 working in various duty locations as listed.

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Responsibilities

As a Fire Management Specialist your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

Coordinate and/or initiate fire management activities based on firefighter and public safety, cost effectiveness, and values at risk, by using the full range of strategic and tactical options available in an approved Fire Management Plan (FMP).

Coordinate operations with cooperating agencies on multi-jurisdictional wildfires addressing risk to human safety and potential for damage to resources and improvements.

Monitor fire season severity predictions, fire behavior, and fire activity levels and take appropriate actions to ensure safe, efficient, and effective operations.

Implement fuels management activities to ensure targets are achieved, management objectives are met and mitigation measures are adequate.

Assists in planning and directing fire management program activities.

Reviews and provides input into preparedness and operating plans used in the management of wildland fires. Implements cooperative agreements.

Provides input to establish priorities for fire hazard reduction and fuels management based upon minimizing potential damage and maximizing resource benefit and enhancement.

Coordinates program activities with federal, state, tribal, and local government entities/agencies. May provide input into the development and implementation of grants and agreements.

Briefs internal and external managers on issues related to wildfire, prescribed fire, and fire program activities.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

  • Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for the Selective Service. To verify registration visit SSS.gov.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply).
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectees tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
  • Selectees must pass a pre-employment medical examination and may be subject to post-employment medical examinations to determine if they are maintaining the fitness standards for this position.
  • Selectees must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license at all times during their tenure.
  • The incumbent may be required to obtain and properly wear the official Fish and Wildlife Service uniform.
  • Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.

Qualifications

Only experience and education obtained by 06/07/2021 will be considered.

In order to qualify for this position you must possess both the Basic Requirement and Minimum Qualification.

Basic Requirement:

  • Have successfully completed a full four year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline related to this position. NOTE: Transcripts MUST be submitted to document your educational accomplishments; OR
  • Have an appropriate combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major (i.e. 24 semester hours) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline related to this position; PLUS appropriate experience or additional course work. The quality of the combination must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the completion of a full four year course of study with a major as described above. NOTE: Transcripts MUST be submitted to document your educational accomplishments. And

Minimum Qualification [GS-09]

  • Have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility equivalent to grade GS-07 in the Federal service. Experience includes service performing analytical/evaluative work that includes 2 (or more) of the following 3 categories: experience demonstrating understanding of fire effects on cultural and natural resources; prescribed fire/fuels management activities; and/or fire management operations work that included at least 4 of the following: mobilization and dispatch coordination, fire prevention, training, logistics, equipment development and deployment, fire communications systems and suppression and preparedness; OR
  • Have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in fire science, fire management, biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or a closely related discipline; OR
  • A combination of education and experience as described in 1 and 2 above which together equals 100% of the requirement.

Minimum Qualification [GS-11]

  • Have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility equivalent to grade GS-09 in the Federal service. Experience includes which includes applying knowledge of the theories, principles, and methodology of fire ecology, fire behavior, fire hazard and risk analysis, fuel volume and flammability assessment, fire suppression techniques, meteorology, aircraft and equipment operation characteristics, in developing and implementing a fire management and prescribed burn program; and applying knowledge of fire management policy and administrative processes (including fire management planning and administration, and budget planning); OR
  • Have successfully completed at least three full years of graduate education or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in a field directly related to fire science, fire management, biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related disciplines; OR
  • A combination of education and experience as described in 1 and 2 above which together equals 100% of the requirement.

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.

Education

PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Keywords: Department Of The Interior, Lake Charles , Fire Management Specialist, Other , Bell City, Louisiana

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