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Supervisory Fire Engine Operator (SFEO) Moderate

Company: Department Of Agriculture
Location: Saint Ignace
Posted on: June 13, 2021

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Summary

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. This type of announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur. Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied. Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates when applications are due for these locations can be found on the Forest Service website.

See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section for details.

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Responsibilities

  • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-07 level.
  • Supervise a group of employees performing work at lower grade levels. Provide administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
  • Perform the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • Provide for crew safety and welfare and implements a training program in compliance with applicable requirements.
  • The incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the fire engine module, prepares schedules and work plans, and sets work priorities. Supervises operation of fire engine module in responding to wildland fires.
  • Make initial evaluation of fire situation, determines suppression method to use including hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water, and hand line location and standards.
  • Keep dispatcher or superior informed and requests additional assistance as necessary. Maintains records and prepares reports on crew hours and movement and history of action taken on fires.
  • Serve as initial attack Incident Commander on wildland fires, and wildland urban interface/intermix situations occurring on the unit.
  • In addition to fire suppression and prescribed burn responsibilities, these positions respond to such incidents as: search and rescue incidents, victim recoveries, automobile accidents, hazardous materials incidents, and other responses.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel overnights on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

7

  • Job family (Series)

0462 Forestry Technician

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training.
  • This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.
  • Must pass the Work Capacity Test for certain Interagency Fire Program Management or Fire Program Management positions.
  • Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
  • Willing to live/work in remote locations (volatile/unpredictable).
  • Some Fire positions may have Conditions of Employment such as: a valid state driver's license; a commercial driver's license (CDL); pre-appointment and random drug testing; or a physical or medical examination.
  • There may be additional Conditions of Employment not listed here, however applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made.
  • Under age 37; less than age 37 after subtracting the months of Permanent Federal Service in a primary or secondary firefighter/law enforcement position or a veteran preference eligible, older than age 37 and is requesting a waiver to the requirement.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

GS-06: Applicants are required to have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-5). Examples of specialized experience include: Evaluated initial fire situations to determine suppression method to use, hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water. Evaluated safety as to whether the crew and equipment needs to be relocated during initial attack on wildland fires. Communicated with dispatcher and superiors on the progress on fire situation requesting additional resources when applicable. Served as a working leader on a wildland fire engine. Directs others and provides leadership in wildland fire operations including prescribed fire.

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One full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture);

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A combination of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

GS-07: Applicants are required to have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-6). Examples of specialized experience include: Served as Initial Attack Incident Commander on wildland urban interface and all-hazard incidents. Assisted with search and rescue incidents, victim recoveries, automobile accidents, and hazardous materials incidents during local responses involving multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency co-operators. Directed project work in support of ecosystem management such as prescribed fire, including development of burn plans. Performed administrative support (procurement, property mgmt., etc.) and human resource management functions relative to a wildland fire crew.

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One full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture);

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A combination of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

Selective Placement Factors

Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirements of Engine Boss (ENGB) and Secondary NWCG Core Requirement of Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) and NWCG Course # S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use.

Primary firefighter positions include the following age requirements: Under age 37 -OR- less than age 37 after subtracting the months of Permanent Federal Service worked in a primary or secondary firefighter/law enforcement position -OR- a veteran preference eligible, older than age 37 and is requesting a waiver to the maximum age requirement.

This position has been identified as Moderate Complexity under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) or Forest Service Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) and is subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide when filling this vacancy. IFPM or FS-FPM selective placement factors are made up of a primary and secondary National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) core Incident Management Qualifications and Required Training. The applicant must possess these qualifications at the applicable complexity level to be considered eligible for this position.

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.

FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a primary/rigorous position covered under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336(c) for the Civil Service Retirement System and of 5 USC 8412(d) for the Federal Employees Retirement System.

WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS level is a ''condition of employment.'' The Arduous fitness (Pack) Test requires completing a three (3) mile hike within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack. You are strongly encourage to consult with your physician and begin training immediately if applying for this position, This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements.

To receive consideration for this position, you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

See QUALIFICATIONS section for education requirements.

Keywords: Department Of Agriculture, Green Bay , Supervisory Fire Engine Operator (SFEO) Moderate, Other , Saint Ignace, Wisconsin

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