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- Springerville, Arizona
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Forest Aviation Officer job at Department Of Agriculture in Springerville AZ
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DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryTHIS 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 applications are due for these locations can be found on theForest Service website.See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section for details.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-12 level. Provides leadership for the strategic oversight and safety management of all aviation operations on one or more National Forests and/or DOI aviation unit. Coordinates with Regional aviation management on Forest aviation operations technical guidance special projects for aviation support personnel and other aviation related aspects. Serves as subject matter expert in all phases of aviation contracting on the Forest. Initiates procurement and oversight of aviation contract and support services. Develops performance standards evaluates work performance of subordinates and serves as the reviewing official of non-supervisory employees rated by subordinate supervisors on multiple units that may be performing the same work. Conducts risk assessment analyses of aviation operations. Develops implements reviews and evaluates individual aviation project and safety plans. Advises project planners on utilization and suitability of aircraft needed for fire suppression and aviation projects.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel overnights on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position.Supervisory statusYesPromotion Potential12 Job family (Series)2101 Transportation Specialist RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions 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. 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. 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. Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required. Willing to live/work in remote locations (volatile/unpredictable). Some Fire positions may have Conditions of Employment such as: a valid state drivers license; a commercial drivers 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.QualificationsIn 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 Managements 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:For the GS-11: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience assisting with providing oversight and management of aviation activities including fire detection suppression use of fire retardant aerial non-fire projects. Conducting contract management safety training and risk assessment for aviation programs. Assisting with providing technical and administrative supervision for aviation programs;OR3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (coursework directly related to position being filled);ORAn appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a masters degree i.e. more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.).For the GS-12: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as providing leadership in management and administration program on aviation activities including fire detection suppression use of fire retardant aerial non-fire projects. Conducting contract management safety training and risk assessment for aviation programs. Performing technical and administrative supervision for aviation programs.Selective Placement Factors:A minimum 90 days experience performing on-the-line (Primary/Rigorous) wildland fire suppression duties as a member of an organized fire suppression crew or comparable unit that utilized knowledge of wildland fire suppression containment or control techniques and practices under various conditions. This experience must be documented with specific dates in the online application or resume.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 secondary 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.To receive consideration for this position you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.EducationSee QUALIFICATIONS section for education requirements.
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