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Forest Service Training Program Specialist in Location Negotiable After Selection, United States

Summary This position is located within the USDA Forest Service Job Corps National Office unit. The incumbent serves as a Training Program Specialist and technical advisor to the Fire Staff Officer and unit Leadership Team. In addition, engages in employee and organization development with a focus on diversity, inclusiveness, and retention of top employees For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Dirk Huber at dirk.huber@usda.gov. Responsibilities Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-11 level. Provides program leadership and direction in training and development for the Fire and Aviation unit/zone Responsible for evaluating the unit/zone?s multi-resource training and development needs and coordinates with cooperating agencies to meet these needs through the design and development of comprehensive fire management programming and materials. Participates in fire operations to assess effectiveness and identify further needs for workforce training, changes to policy or protocol, formulation of standards, methods or guides for fire and aviation management program elements. Participates on and/or leads internal or interagency teams for a variety of field reviews or assessments such as implementation of workforce standards, operational reviews, or quality assurance. Oversees, coordinates and evaluates overall educational program activities and the implementation of basic national guidelines for the interagency wildland fire community. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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 Management's 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-9 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level; OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Specialized experience is defined as assisting in developing and presenting wildland firefighting courses such as aviation, fire prevention, fire suppression, fuels management, and fire related aviation operations. Monitoring training programs for workforce capability and capacity goals and identifying training objectives and course requirements. Assisting with coordinating work and budget proposals to support training and workforce development programs. Providing administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. For the GS-11 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-9 grade level; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). Specialized experience is defined as developing and presenting wildland firefighting courses such as aviation, fire prevention, fire suppression, fuels management, and fire related aviation operations. Monitoring training programs for workforce capability and capacity goals and identifying training objectives and course requirements. Assisting with coordinating work and budget proposals to support training and workforce development 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. Education See QUALIFICATION Section for Education Requirements Additional Information 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. Job Corps Program: Location Negotiable: This position is located on the Job Corps Programs (JC) Fire and Aviation units. Final determination of the duty station(s) for this position will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Salary range as shown is the locality pay Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary by location. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management's website for additional information on pay rates. This is a permanent full-time position and may include weekend work. Availability of government housing, federal day care facilities, and telework may be available. Positions filled from this announcement may be a bargaining or a non-bargaining unit position represented by either NFFE, AFGE or NAGE. Some positions filled via this announcement are bargaining unit positions represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW. This is dependent upon unit location. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Final determination to pay an incentive will be made by the hiring official at time of job offer. The Forest Service may use certain incentives and hiring flexibilities, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract highly qualified candidates. Additional information is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-and-leave-flexibilities-for-recruitment-and-retention/ 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, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email SM.FS.asc_tos@usda.gov. PROMOTION POTENTIAL: If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied or guaranteed.

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