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This position is part of the Bureau of Land Management in Fairbanks, Alaska. Information about locations within Alaska can be found at:
ResponsibilitiesResponsible for directing the operational readiness of smokejumper wild fire suppression forces. Train others to perform logistical coordinator duties. (ie. manage jump list, availability reports, and update personnel and aircraft locations.) Operate a remote spikebase with two or more aircraft and multi-loads of smokejumpers. Maintain an inventory of firepacks, supplies, and parachutes. Direct helicopters, the selection and construction of landing spots, and the loading of helicopters internally or external sling loads. Serve as an active smokejumper. Serve as an incident commander on the ground and direct fire suppression activities. For information on the duties of this position contact the supervisor, Mike O'Brien at (907) ###-####.
50% or less - 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
Conditions of EmploymentU.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. 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. Passage of a pre-employment physical is required. May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
QualificationsWe 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.)
Additional informationSELECTIVE 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 This position is not eligible for Telework. We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of 05/21/2019. 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. This is a primary fire position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c)(CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d)(FERS). The position is subject to maximum entry age (MEA) requirements. The maximum entry-age for this position shall not exceed age 37; unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian firefighter experience or you are a preference eligible veteran. If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday. You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form 214 (DD-214) along with Standard Form 15 (if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with the instructions in this announcement. Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result in loss of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement. BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
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