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- Colville, Washington
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Forest Aviation Officer job at forest service in Colville WA
Description, duties, responsibilities
This position is located in R6 Pacific Northwest Region; Colville National Forest; Colville WA. This position serves as a principal assistant to one or more Forest Staff Officer(s) or Forest Fire Management Officer(s) (FFMO) in directing the complex aviation management program of the Fire and Aviation Operations on one or more Forest Service units. For additional information about the duties of this position please contact Scott Smith at .
Responsible for the strategic oversight and safety management of all aviation operations on one or more National Forests.
Provide information and technical direction for all planned and continuing Forest aviation operations.
Conduct analysis of aircraft use to determine long term organizational and budgetary needs in meeting the Forests aviation expectations.
Coordinate plans and establishes priorities for the Forests aircraft use.
Maintain close liaison with other aviation managers Forest Fire Management Officer(s) Deputy Forest FMO(s) Interagency Dispatch Center Manager(s) and Dispatch Coordinators to exchange information on current aviation operations.
Prepare and provide the Aviation Operations and Safety Plan. Prepares Forest level supplements to FSM 5700 the Regional Aviation Management Plan and the Regional Aviation Mishap Prevention Plan.
Conduct risk assessment analyses of aviation operations.
Develop implement reviews and evaluates individual aviation project and safety plans.
Coordinate with Regional aviation management on Forest aviation operations technical guidance special projects for aviation support personnel and other aviation related aspects.
Serve as the primary aviation operations advisor to the Forest Supervisor or Incident Commander during project fires or other projects that may involve aircraft.
Is expected to achieve and maintain Incident Command System (ICS) qualifications as an aviation manager or Air Attack Group Supervisor (ATGS) or Air Operations Branch Director (AOBD).
Initiate procurement and oversight of aviation contract and support services.
Provide the technical administrative and human resource management supervision to the Forests? Aviation Program.
Provide leadership allocates resources and implements activities to accomplish Forest Service multicultural organization direction and Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights requirements goals policies and objectives.
Conditions of Employment
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 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: GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized 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.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. (coursework directly related to position being filled). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge skills and abilities necessary to do the work.
An 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.). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge skills and abilities necessary to do the work. 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.
See QUALIFICATIONS section for education requirements.
This vacancy has been extended until Monday 11/09/2020. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. There may be availability of government housing or federal day care facilities and telework may be available on a situational/adhoc basis. Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk 877-###-#### Option 1 or email Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period (unless prior service is creditable). New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required new supervisory training program before the end of their probationary period. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required new supervisory training program within a year of the effective date of the position.
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