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Forestry Technician (Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) Manager)

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## Duties
### Summary
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
This announcement will be used to fill vacancies in Winnemucca, Nevada.
For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. Information about Winnemucca, NV can be found at the Winnemucca Chamber of Commerce.
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### Responsibilities
A Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) Manager manages one or more Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) operations during initial attack of wildland fires. SEAT Modules consists of single engine aircraft configured to drop suppressants or retardants, pilots, mixing/loading equipment and drivers/attendants.
Administers assigned SEAT contracts. Serves as the primary Project Inspector (PI) and the alternate Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). Performs day-to-day contract administration for contracts.
Ensures compliance with aviation safety policies and procedures.
Responsible for the day-to-day operation and utilization of the aircraft, pilot and crew.
Physical Demands: The work involves a combination of sedentary and physically active work. The work frequently involves long work shifts, complex decision-making, and extended periods of time away from home. The incumbent must maintain 24 hour availability during the contract period.
Work Environment: The work is performed at remote locations, improved and unimproved airstrips, forest and desert environments, with extreme high and low temperatures. Errors could be catastrophic and result in serious injury or death.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - Work is performed at remote locations, improved and unimproved airstrips, forest and desert environments, with extreme high and low temperatures.
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
07
#### Job family (Series)
0462 Forestry Technician
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Background Investigation is required.
Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "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.
This position falls under the Technical and Medical Support Group Qualification Standard and Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the Range Technician 0455 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 must submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment. The position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
You must be 18 years of age or older to be assigned to a hazardous position.
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.
### Qualifications
Qualification Requirement Using Specialized Experience or Education: In order to be rated as qualified using specialized experience, we must be able to determine that you meet the definition(s) below - 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.
To qualify for GS-05: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower graded level (GS-04). Specialized experience is further defined as experience working with aircraft during initial or extended attack of wildfires or experience performing as a Qualified SEAT Manager (SEMG) Trainee; --OR? Completed bachelor?s degree with a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a subject-matter field directly related to this position; OR that included at least 24 semester hours in courses such as range management or conservation, agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, engineering, biology, mathematics, or other natural or physical sciences. --OR-- Combination of education and experience directly related to the work of the position as stated above.
To qualify for GS-06: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower graded level (GS-05). Specialized experience is further defined as experience working with aircraft during initial or extended attack of wildfires or experience performing as a Qualified SEAT Manager (SEMG) Trainee; --OR-- Have one full year (18 semester/24 quarter hours) of graduate level education directly related to forestry technician work such as a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a subject-matter field directly related to this position; --OR-- Combination of education and experience directly related to the work of the position as stated above.
To qualify for GS-07: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower graded level (GS-06). Specialized experience is further defined as experience working with aircraft during initial or extended attack of wildfires or local responsibilities working as a qualified SEAT Manager (SEMG); --OR-- Have one full year (18 semester/24 quarter hours) of graduate level education directly related to forestry technician work such as a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a subject-matter field directly related to this position; --OR-- Combination of education and experience directly related to the work of the position as stated above.
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.
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.
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.
GS-05/06 Only: Seat Manager Trainee (SEMG-T).
GS-07 Only: Seat Manager (SEMG).
### Education
This position has a substitution of education for Specialized Experience. See qualification section for a description of the education substitution for specialized experience. Additionally to qualify based on education you must submit copies of all Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.
### 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.
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 receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used 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.
This is a career seasonal appointment; you will be in a pay status for at least 6 months, but less than 12 months a year. When work or funds are not available you will be placed in non-pay status. NOTE: Pay status may be less than 6 months upon initial appointment.
This position requires regular and recurring overtime and shift work.
This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in a duty status.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
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: Knowledge of the planning and coordination required for complex air operations in remote, isolated work locations, along with the knowledge of capabilities and limitations of various types of SEAT configuration in order to adapt to highly specialized projects.
KSA 2: Knowledge of aircraft contract administration and provisions to effectively administer aircraft contracts, recommend contract language changes, and to complete related reports, records and payment documents.
KSA 3: Thorough knowledge of current aviation safety practices and procedures, to include knowledge of acceptable and unacceptable flight practices to evaluate performance with knowledge of safe mountain flying techniques and aircraft aerodynamics and flight characteristics and able to review and correctly interpret technical material, such as flight handbooks, aircraft logbooks, performance charts and aeronautical literature.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
##### Drug test required
Yes
Required Documents
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## Required Documents
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: If applicants can qualify using education:
All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of ?official? transcripts.
Copy of Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or other equivalent documentation which verifies you meet the required NWCG qualifications for this IFPM position. Failure to provide this documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in you being rated as not qualified.
Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).
Former PLC Member: Submit a copy of your ?Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring? along with a copy of your ?PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet.?
Veterans Special Appointing Authorities: To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of active service. A VEOA eligible who is separated 30 days or less prior to completion of the three-year active duty service requirement is eligible to receive consideration for BLM vacancies Submit documentation to support your claim for VEOA or preference veteran (DD-214 that shows discharge as honorable or general, SF-15, Veterans Administration Letter). If you are currently on active duty, you must provide an official statement of service from your command, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proved your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference on your application. For more information on veterans' preference, please go to OPMs website at: Feds Hire Vets.
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: 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 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 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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### Agency contact information
### Human Resources
##### Phone
775-861-6428
##### Fax
000-000-0000
##### Email
nvjobs@blm.gov
##### Address
Bureau of Land Management
BLM Nevada State Office
NV-953
Reno, Nevada 89502
United States
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### Next steps
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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Fair & Transparent
## 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.
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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 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.
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/512052700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 09/27/2018 to 10/11/2018
Service: Competitive
Pay scale & grade: GS 05 - 07
Salary: $33,394 to $53,773 per year
Appointment type: Permanent - Permanent - This is a career seasonal position (actively employed 6 - 11 1/2 months per year.
Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time.


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