Fire Management Officer


Vacancy ID: 920565   Announcement Number: RMR-13-21, 920565   USAJOBS Control Number: 346872000

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1. Title of Job

Fire Management Officer


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Fire Management Officer

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


300695087 Lame Deer, MT

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

WARNING STATEMENT: Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings ARE subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume, narratives and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference? Note: You must include and upload your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes

B. No

2. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include and upload your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference.

A. Yes.

B. No.

3. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility. To determine if you are eligible, please go to the following website: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI3.asp

A. Yes.

B. No.

The incumbent must possess and maintain a valid State drivers license in order to fully perform the duties/functions of this position. Question four is a Screen-Out.

4. Do you possess a valid Drivers License. If you answered "Yes" to question four, please submit a copy of your current Valid Drivers License with your application.

A. Yes, I certify that I possess a valid Drivers License.

B. No, I do not possess a valid Drivers License.

The incumbent must have previous wildland firefighting experience, as it is a MANDATORY PREREQUISITE, which provided knowledge of the techniques, policies, and practices of wildland fire management. You must answer this question, failure to respond to this question can result in an ineligible rating and will not be considered for the position.

5. This position requires previous wildland firefighting experience. Do you have wildland firefighting experience as described above?

A. Yes, I do have prior wildland firefighting experience.

B. No, I do not have any prior wildland firefighting experience.

6. The applicant must have possessed all of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position, as follows; PRIMARY CORE REQUIREMENT: Task Force Leader (TFLD), SECONDARY CORE REQUIREMENT: Incident Commander, Type 3 (ICT3) -OR- Prescribed Fire Burn Boss, Type 2 (RXB2) and additional required training M-581 "Fire Program Management". (Must provide a copy of your IQCS master record when submitting your application.)

A. Yes, I am currently certified as a Task Force Leader (TFLD) and Incident Commander, Type 3 (ICT3) -OR- Prescribed Fire Burn Boss, Type 2 (RXB2) and have completed the following course M-581 "Fire Program Management". (SUBMIT A COPY OF IQCS MASTER RECORD)

B. No, I am not currently certified in the qualifications required.

All eligible applicants must meet the Individual Occupational Requirement, "Basic Requirement" for the Fire Management Officer, GS-401) in order to be considered for this position. You must answer these questions. Failure to respond to this question will result in an ineligible rating. You must provide documentation supporting your response in you resume. You will be rated ineligible if your resume/application does not support the education/training/experience claimed.

7. From the descriptions below, select the letter corresponding to the statement that most clearly and accurately describes meeting the basic entry requirements for the Fire Management Officer, 401. Select only one letter.

A. Degree: Biological sciences, agriculture, natural resources management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

B. OR; A combination of education and experience--Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

C. I do not have the basic requirements described above in (A) and/or (B) to qualify for the Fire Management Officer.

8. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-9, Fire Management Officer. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select, please provide all proper documentation supporting education and/or experience, (i.e., College transcripts, certificates, etc.).

A. 1 year of specialized experience reviewing and evaluating Fire Management plans for ecological soundness and technical adequacy; conducting field inspections before and after prescribed or wildland fires to determine if resource objectives were achieved and/or to evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken; and developing analyses on the ecological role of fire and its use and/or exclusion, and smoke management; prescribed fire/fuels management, fire management operations. Professional forest or range inventory methods and procedures (e.g., Brown's planar intercept for dead and down fuels; live fuel loading assessments); Analysis of fuel loadings and determination of appropriate fuel treatment methods and programming; Land use planning and environmental coordination; fire management strategies, preparedness and aviation.

B. 2 Years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.

C. A combination of successful graduate education and specialized experience

D. I do not have the specialized experience and/or education as described in any of the above statements.

9. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-11, Fire Management Officer. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select, please provide all proper documentation supporting education and/or experience, (i.e., College transcripts, certificates, etc.).

A. 1 year of specialized experience reviewing and evaluating Fire Management plans for ecological soundness and technical adequacy; conducting field inspections before and after prescribed or wildland fires to determine if resource objectives were achieved and/or to evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken; and developing analyses on the ecological role of fire and its use and/or exclusion, and smoke management; prescribed fire/fuels management, fire management operations. Professional forest or range inventory methods and procedures (e.g., Brown's planar intercept for dead and down fuels; live fuel loading assessments); analysis of fuel loadings and determination of appropriate fuel treatment methods and programming; land use planning and environmental coordination; fire management strategies, preparedness and aviation.

B. 3 Years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

C. A combination of graduate education and specialized experience.

D. I do not meet the qualifications of education and/or specialized experience, as described in (A) & (B) above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.(0 points)

B- I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.(1 point)

C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.(2 points)

D- I have independently performed this task as a regular part of a job, normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.(3 points)

E- I am considered an expert in performing this task; or I have supervised performance of this task, or am normally the individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.(4 points)

10. Assist in directing a fire management program at any complexity level.

11. Analyze staffing plan to meet changing conditions within the limit of anticipated funding.

12. Provide advice and guidance on policies and standards received from higher authorities.

13. Assist in coordinating and directing the application of standards, methods and guidelines for all fire management.

14. Assign work to subordinate supervisor(s) based on priorities, selective consideration and requirements of assignment.

15. Assist in resolving minor complaints from employees.

16. Monitor changing fire behavior and fire activity levels to ensure safe and effective operations.

17. Coordinate operations with various agencies on multi-jurisdictional wildland fires.

18. Manage national wildland fire support resources.

19. Conduct field inspections to determine if resource objectives were achieved.

20. Review land use and environmental coordination plans to meet objectives.

21. Analyze the ecological role of fire and its use.

22. Analyze fuel treatment methods and programming.

23. Coordinate with other agencies in the delivery of cooperative prevention programs and training.

24. Train a qualified work force to meet all levels of fire program management needs.

25. Assist in evaluating fire program management training to identify training needs to meet local and national standards.

26. Provide guidance in the processes and sources of training of employees.

27. Initiate a Wildland Fire Situation Analysis (WFSA) for extended attack of wildland fires.

28. Review preparedness actions and operating plans used in the management of wildland fires.

29. Coordinate fire management activities based on firefighter/public safety, cost effectiveness to be protected with resource objectives.

30. Manage local dispatch operations in compliance with established procedures.

31. Determine incident needs.

32. Provide crews with detailed instructions on incident objectives.

As previously explained, your ratings in the Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you; (a) understand this warning, (b) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy and (c) verify that your responses accurately described your current level of experience and capability.

33. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be reated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50s) is received and is accurate.