• bureau of land management
  • Fairbanks, AK
  • Aviation
  • Full-Time
  • 650 Hollis St

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AVIATION GROUP MANAGER (MP)===========================##### Department of the InteriorBureau of Land ManagementOverview--------- ##### Open & closing dates05/09/2019 to 05/22/2019- ##### ServiceCompetitive- ##### Pay scale & gradeGS 13- ##### Salary$98,842 to $128,492 per yearThe salary includes base pay and locality pay, you will also receivea 3.27% cost of living allowance. This allowance is subject toannual review.- ##### Appointment typePermanent- ##### Work scheduleFull-TimeLocation---------Fairbanks, AK Few vacancies##### Relocation expenses reimbursedYes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses inaccordance with agency policy.##### Telework eligibleNo- Duties------### SummaryThis position is part of the Bureau of Land Management in Fairbanks,Alaska. Information about locations within Alaska can be found at:more about this agency### Responsibilities- Manage, direct and coordinate BLM Alaska aviation activities.- Apply laws, policies, and regulations while serving as the focalpoint for inter-departmental and interagency aviation managementand policy coordination.- Provide technical direction and oversight to aviation users andspecialists- Manage a staff which has direct responsibility for the safeoperation of Alaska fleet aircraft.- Provide direction in the aviation safety program includingaccident/incident reporting, investigation, accident preventionand training.- For information on the duties of this position contact thesupervisor, Kyle Cowan, at (907) ###-####.### Travel Required25% or less - This position requires travel by scheduled orchartered aircraft or ground vehicles to various destinations in thewestern U.S. for incident assignments lasting up to 14 days.Supervisory status##### Supervisory statusYes##### Promotion Potential13- #### Job family (Series)2101 Transportation Specialist- Requirements------------### 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 havean interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in FederalLands.- Direct Deposit Required.- 90 days wildland fire experience required.- You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days ofthe closing date of the announcement.- Competitive service federal employees are subject toTime-In-Grade in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are acurrent Federal employee in the GS pay plan you must havecompleted a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.- Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete aConfidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 . You willneed to provide the information annually.- May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.- Supervisory Probationary Period: If you are selected for thisposition, you will be required to serve a one yearsupervisory/managerial probationary period, if one has notpreviously been completed.### QualificationsWe must be able to determine that you meet the specializedexperience requirement - please be sure to include this informationin 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 andexperience that translates directly to paid employment. You willreceive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteerexperience. To be creditable, this experience must have been for 1year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lowergrade of the position to be filled. (If the position was seasonal,your resume must show periods worked.) You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill one of thefollowing qualification requirements: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 gradelevel in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience in oris related to aviation management operations. Examples ofspecialized experience: manage an aviation program; coordinate withinteragency cooperators to ensure safe aviation operations;supervise aviation management staff; and administer, develop andimplement aviation management plans.Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a specialqualification that has been determined to be essential to performthe duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who donot provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s)will be rated not qualified./ Wildland Firefighting Experience Requirement: This positionrequires previous wildland firefighting experience (at least 90days). Wildland firefighting experience is defined as experiencegained through work on the fire line in containment, control, orsuppression of wildland fire. Experience may be related to wildfiresor, fire line experience on a prescribed fire (this does not includeexperience in the planning stages).### EducationThis job does not have an education qualification requirement.### Additional information- SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959,must certify that they have registered with the SelectiveService System, or are exempt from having to do so under theSelective Service Law. To register or verify your registrationgo to the Selective Service System atThis position is not eligible for Telework.- We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within90 days of 05/22/2019.- Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with theFederal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy.The use of a relocation service company and home marketingincentive will not be offered.- This is a SECONDARY/Administrative fire position under thespecial retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c)(CSRS) and 5U.S.C. 8412(d)(FERS). While secondary positions are not subjectto the maximum entry age (MEA) policy, the selectee must haveprior service in a primary position and meet the transferrequirement for movement from a primary to secondary position tobe eligible for special retirement coverage. It is theresponsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enoughinformation to determine your retirement status to ensue you donot lose benefits (normally through submission of your SF-50). YOU MUST LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN A PRIMARYPOSITION .- Career Transition Assistance (CTAP)/Interagency CareerTransition Assistance Programs (ICTAP) : CTAP provides eligiblesurplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees withselection priority over other candidates for competitive servicevacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is availablefrom OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP/ICTAP. Ifyour agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplusor displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or thatyou are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration,you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is withinyour CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructionsin this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified forthis vacancy. You must provide proof of eligiblity with yourapplication to receive selection priority. Such proof mayinclude a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAPeligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.CTAP/ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if theyreceive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria usedfor this position.- Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanismagencies use to give reemployment consideration to their formercompetitive service employees separated by a RIF or who fullyrecovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. Ifyou are currently on a RPL, you may be given priorityconsideration.- BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federalgovernment, to attract high quality applicants.- If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, youdo not have in electronic form; view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternative Application### How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of yourapplication will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualificationrequirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the JobSpecific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume.Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on yourresume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. Inaddition, interviews may be conducted for this position. Theinterviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored.The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skillsand abilities required to do the work of this position.- Ability to provide leadership for a broad based aviation programwith significant fire and non-fire use.- Knowledge of interagency aviation operations, laws, regulations,policies, and procedures, including military and state policies.- Knowledge of program planning, budgeting systems, andadministrative requirements and procedures applicable to fireand aviation management.- Knowledge of aviation management, safety, operations, training,and program evaluation.- Ability to supervise.### Background checks and security clearance##### Security clearanceNot Required##### Drug test requiredNo##### Position sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk##### Trust determination processCredentialing- Required Documents------------------To apply for this position, you must submit a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:1. Resume or Application. At a minimum, your resume MUSTcontain job title (include job series and grade, if federal),duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours workedper week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure acomplete resume. Other supporting documents: - Current and former federal career and career-conditionalemployees submit a copy of your most recent (non award) SF-50,Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document thatverifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status(block 34, code 1).- Former PLC Member: Submit a copy of your \"Certificate ofEligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring\" along with a copy of your\"PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet,\" if applicable- If applying under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act,you must provide documentation to support your eligibility(SF-50's) and performance (reference, performance appraisal,etc.)- Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or InteragencyCareer Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles:documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - thisincludes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50noting current position, grade level and duty location, ifapplicable.- If you are applying for this position based on eligibility underother noncompetitive special appointing authorities (severelydisabled, VEOA and other eligible veterans, etc.), you MUSTsubmit proof of this eligibility. (Veterans see Vet Guide)Hard copy application materials, submitted without prior HumanResources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.If the required documents are not submitted, your application may beconsidered incomplete.- Benefits--------A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.- How to Apply------------1. Review the Appointment Eligibility Criteria: The eligibilitysection of the application process is designed to allow you tochoose how you wish to be considered for this vacancyannouncement. You will ONLY be considered for theappointment eligibilities that you selected. You must provideproof of your eligibility to be considered.2. Y ou must submit a resume and also complete the onlineapplication and assessment questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section. DEADLINE DATE: A complete application package must be submittedby 11:59 PM (EST) or 7:59 pm Alaska Time on 05/22/2019 to receiveconsideration.- To begin, click Apply to access the online application. Youwill need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. Ifyou do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create onebefore beginning the application.- Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or othersupporting documents to be included with your applicationpackage. You will have the opportunity to upload additionaldocuments to include in your application before it is submitted.Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear thevirus scan process.- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package,complete the Include Personal Information section as you deemappropriate and click to continue with the applicationprocess .- You will be taken to the online application which you mustcomplete in order to apply for the position. Complete the onlineapplication, verify the required documentation is included withyour application package, and submit the application.- The eligibility portion of the application process is designedto allow you to choose how you wish to be considered for thisannouncement. You may choose more than one eligibility. You mustprovide proof of your eligibility and will only be consideredfor the questions that you answer \"yes\".- Please note, your eligibility will be based solely on theselections you have indicated in this section. You must providethe supporting documentation to support your claim to beconsidered. You may choose more than one eligibility in thissection.- To view the assessment questionnaire, click here:verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBSaccount (all of yourapplications will appear on the Welcome screen. The ApplicationStatus will appear along with the date your application was lastupdated. For information on what each Application Status means,visit: Agency contact information### Joy Edge##### Phone(907) ###-######### ##### AddressBLM Alaska222 W 7th Ave /#13Anchorage, AK 99513USLearn more about this agency### Next stepsYou will be notified of your status of your application as thequalification review process is conducted.You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MYUSAJOBs account.- Fair & Transparent------------------The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.### Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyThe United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants### Reasonable Accommodation PolicyFederal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.#### Legal and regulatory guidance- Financial suitability- Social security number request- Privacy Act- Signature and false statements- Selective Service- New employee probationary periodThis job originated on For the full announcement and toapply, visit Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat will be considered.

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