FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (Prescribed Fire/Fuels),
GS-0401-9/11, DOI122, Bureau of Indian Affairs,
Eastern Oklahoma Region, Deputy Regional Director,
Division of Natural Resources, Forestry & Fire,
GS-09: $50,598 - $65,778 Per Annum
GS-11: $61,218 - $79,586 Per Annum
(First time hires to the Federal Government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level).
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa
FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.
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NOTE: If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Incumbent has program responsibility for prescribed fire, fuels management, smoke management, and wildland fire.
Provide professional expertise in the development and implementation of multiple resource objectives.
Develops and analyzes fuels treatment alternatives to support management decisions while adhering to applicable laws, regulations, policies and guidelines.
Coordinate with the next higher organization level, other agencies, cooperators, and stakeholders to develop interagency fuels strategies.
Maintain awareness of technological developments in wildland fire science and related disciplines.
Coordinates multi-disciplinary and interagency field studies related to fuels management program issues to determine effectiveness of treatments.
Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary team planning, developing, and implementing land management plans, compliance documents and agreements.
Participate in the development, review, and modification of the fire management plan.
Implements and administers fire activities, wildland fire use, and fuels management activities to ensure targets are achieved, management objectives are met and mitigation measures are adequate.
In addition to fuels management operations, supports wildland fire suppression activities.
Occasional travel - Occasionally operates a motor vehicle, but not on a regular basis in the performance of duties.