Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as an high complexity Initial Attack Dispatch Center, and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at https://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/
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* Direct and coordinate all operations with the AICC Initial Attack Section. Plan, organize and lead all programs and activities.
* Lead a statewide dispatch coordination organization responsible for coordination of all fire detection aircraft and routing, fire dispatching, tracking and demobilization of all tactical resources.
* Analyze the fire suppression situation and provide recommendations for statewide plans and strategies.
* Primary contact and lead for search and rescue operations involving BLM personnel and/or aircraft.
* Direct and coordinate the annual Alaska fire dispatcher training session and instructs other statewide interagency training courses and workshops.
* For information on the duties of this position contact the supervisor, Ray Crowe, at (907) 356-5677.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - This position requires travel by scheduled or chartered aircraft or ground vehicles to various destinations in the western U.S. for incident assignments lasting up to 14 days.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
* #### Job family (Series)
0462 Forestry Technician
### Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship is required.
* Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
* You cannot hold an active real estate license: nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
* Direct Deposit Required.
* This is a seasonal appointment; you will be in a pay status for at least 6 months, but less than 12 months a year. When work or funds are not available you will be placed in non-pay status.
* 90 days wildland fire experience required.
* You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
* Competitive service federal employees are subject to Time-In-Grade in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the GS pay plan you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.
* 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.
* This is a not-to-exceed 1 year detail/temporary promotion assignment. At the expiration of this assignment, or whenever your services are no longer needed, you may be returned to your position and agency of record.
We must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your 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. To be creditable, this experience must have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. (If the position was seasonal, your resume must show periods worked.)
**You may qualify at the GS-11 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:**
1. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-10 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience in forest or range fire control, prevention, or suppression work; OR
2. Successful completion of at least three full years of graduate education or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in a field directly related to fire science, fire management, or related disciplines; OR
3. A combination of education and experience as listed above.
Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a special qualification that has 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.
* Wildland Firefighting Experience Requirement: This position requires previous wildland firefighting experience (at least 90 days). Wildland firefighting experience is defined as experience gained through work on the fire line in containment, control, or suppression of wildland fire. Experience may be related to wildfires or, fire line experience on a prescribed fire (this does not include experience in the planning stages).
* 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.
* have held or currently hold the NWCG qualifications or higher: Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher (EDSD)
### Additional information
* 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 at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
* The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
* We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of 03/04/2019.
* 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.
* BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
* If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, you do not have in electronic form; view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application
### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. 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 policies, procedures and methods required to coordinate a diverse workforce.
* Ability to coordinate a Dispatch Center to achieve long term objectives and operational safety.
* Knowledge of administrative policies, procedures and methods required to coordinate dispatch work.
* Knowledge of fire management and fire aviation operations.
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
##### Drug test required
* Required Documents
## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. **Resume or Application.** At a minimum, **your resume MUST contain** job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YX7o1PBoFk
2. Other **supporting documents:**
* Copy of Transcripts (official or unofficial) or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education, (If qualifying based on education)
* Current BLM career and career-conditional employees submit a copy of your most recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).
* Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or other equivalent documentation which verifies you meet the required NWCG qualifications for this IFPM position. Failure to provide this documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in you being rated as not qualified.
Hard copy application materials, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. If the required documents are not submitted, your application may be considered incomplete.
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
* How to Apply
## How to Apply
1. **Review the Appointment Eligibility Criteria:** The eligibility section of the application process is designed to allow you to choose how you wish to be considered for this vacancy announcement. You will **ONLY** be considered for the appointment eligibilities that you selected. You must provide proof of your eligibility to be considered.
2. Y**ou must submit a resume**and also complete the online application and assessment questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
**DEADLINE DATE:** A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) or 7:59 pm Alaska Time on 03/04/2019 to receive consideration.
* To begin, click **Apply**to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
* Follow the prompts to **select your resume and/or other supporting documents**to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
* After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and **click to continue with the application process**.
* You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
* The eligibility portion of the application process is designed to allow you to choose how you wish to be considered for this announcement. You may choose more than one eligibility. You must provide proof of your eligibility and will only be considered for the questions that you answer "yes".
* Please note, your eligibility will be based solely on the selections you have indicated in this section. You must provide the supporting documentation to support your claim to be considered. You may choose more than one eligibility in this section.
* To view the assessment questionnaire, click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10433156
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
### Agency contact information
### Joy Edge
222 W 7th Ave #13
Anchorage, AK 99513
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### Next steps
You will be notified of your 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.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525447300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 02/26/2019 to 03/04/2019
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 11
*Salary:* $67,930 to $88,312 per year The salary includes base pay and locality pay, you will also receive a 3.74% cost of living allowance. This allowance is subject to annual review.
*Appointment type:* Temporary Promotion - NTE 1 year. Temporary promotions may be extended up to a maximum of 5 years without further competition.
*Work schedule:* Full-Time - Career Seasonal