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Range Technician

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Department Of The Interior
All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required. This is a permanent position. Work Schedule is Full Time.
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This position is located in the High Desert District with a duty station of Rawlins, WY. The High Desert District encompasses the Rawlins, Kemmerer and Pinedale Field Offices. The district includes significant natural resources and land management issues that have national and regional impact. Resources managed in the district include the world''s largest deposit of trona and the second ranked gas field in the nation. The district is responsible for integrating public land uses with emerging green energy sources such as wind. The district also helps manage oil and gas development, the transport of energy, management and protection of wild horses, and land conservation. The Rawlins Field Office area is mostly high plains with sagebrush and meadows with brilliant colors. The area also has high timbered mountains, world class big game hunting and blue ribbon trout streams. Camping opportunities are limitless and there are lakes and reservoirs for fishing and watercraft adventures to be found. There are fantastic hot springs, miles of horseback riding opportunities, and western culture unparalleled anywhere! For information on the city of Rawlins, please click here. U.S. Citizenship 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 Required
You will serve as the Senior Fire Dispatcher located in an interagency dispatch center in support of fire suppression activities. You will perform and direct others in receiving fire reports, determine location, land status and current fire information and coordinate aviation dispatch. You will also determine appropriate resource response to incidents, provide critical logistical support information and make recommendations concerning the efficient uses of available resources.
When not performing Dispatch duties, this position will provide administrative support for all divisions of the High Desert District
Physical Demands during peak fire activity: The work requires long hours of sitting and intense concentration in a highly stressful environment with irregular breaks and mealtimes.
To qualify for the GS-05 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level in the federal service OR have completed a bachelor''s degree with a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a field directly related to the 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 have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education.
To qualify for the GS-06 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the federal service OR successful completion of 6-months of graduate level college education related to range technician fire work such as a major study in forestry, fire science or a subject-matter field directly related to this position OR have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education. 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 you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran''s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. 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.
Knowledge of fire management operations and dispatch procedures.
Knowledge of wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire strategies, tactics, methods and procedures to effectively dispatch fire management resources.
Knowledge of wildland fire management computer programs and data output to solve data entry/retrieval problems.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear concise manner.
To preview questions please click here. Specialized Experience Requirements:
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - 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 of the position to be filled.
Examples of Specialized experience for the GS-05 level are: Receiving fire reports; providing suppression, fuels and prescribed fire support services; estimating fire personnel, equipment and supply needs for fire lines or camps; preparing daily fire situation reports and using computer aided dispatch programs.
Examples of Specialized experience for the GS-06 level are: Receiving fire reports; providing suppression, fuels and prescribed fire support services; estimating fire personnel, equipment and supply needs for fire lines or camps; preparing daily fire situation reports and using computer aided dispatch programs; monitoring or engaging in fire emergency communications; interpreting fire weather data; providing direction to subordinate dispatchers.
Selective Placement Factors: This position requires special qualifications that have 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 days of prior wildland firefighting experience.
Expanded Dispatch Recorder (EDRC)
This is a drug testing designated position, you must pass a drug test prior to appointment.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 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.
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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 or . 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. In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
List Documents required for position - the following is an example
If qualifying with education you must submit a Copy of 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.
Veterans'' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans'' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans'' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans'' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.
For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans' preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
For 5-point veterans'' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
For 10-point veterans'' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.
For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.
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. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.
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. 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. 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.
May require completion of a 1 year probationary period;
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.
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 fall within the Highly or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this 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.
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.
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