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Wildland Fire/Resource Technician II/III Flex PCN 10-9780

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Overall Job Objective Job Description Hiring Restriction Exemption This individual position is EXEMPT from the hiring restrictions. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. This position is open to Alaska Residents only Wildland Fire and Resource Technician II?Under supervision, the Wildland Fire and Resource Technician II performs as an initial attack firefighter crew member on an engine and helicopter.  Applicants must have the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Task Book completed and must be certified with the following qualifications:  Firefighter I and Incident Commander V In a developmental capacity, the incumbent will perform as an initial attack IC on wildland fires of the lowest complexity.  As an IC, the incumbent will develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to manage and suppress fires of higher complexity.  This process involves being able to size up fire situations and report to Area dispatch, determine fire suppression objectives and accountability, use standard fire line construction techniques to suppress wildland fires, order resources and coordinate logistical needs in fire suppression efforts, and complete and submit accurate incident reports in a timely fashion. The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:Maintaining fire preparedness throughout the fire season by being available for fire assignment in an out of the Area and State and ensuring readiness of personal gear, emergency vehicles, and equipment;Performing incident duties under arduous field conditions for extended periods of time;Operating pumps, chainsaws, hand tools, radios, global positioning units, compasses, and fire suppression-related equipment;Ensuring that the 10 Standard Firefighting Orders and 18 Situations That Shout Watch Out are implemented during suppression operations;Ensuring safety issues are corrected and reported to supervisor;Participating in prescribed burns and hand/mechanical fuels treatment as a crew member on an engine, helicopter, or hand crew;Possibly overseeing Type II fire suppression crews, which consist of sixteen emergency firefighters (EFFs), on wildland fires;Becoming familiar with the Alaska Crew Management Guide and applying appropriate actions for EFF crew;Supervising and evaluating EFF personnel on incidents;Assuming additional functional roles (such as Planning, Operations, or Logistics) to assist the initial attack IC as wildland fires grow in complexity;Attending and successfully completing prerequisite 100 and 200 level fire courses; andInstructing various courses of wildland firefighting at the 100 level for State, Cooperator, and EFF personnel.This position will be qualified at the National Fire Qualification Level and the incumbent must be able to meet minimum fitness levels (which means passing arduous physical fitness testing).Applicants must be Red Card qualified as follows:  Firefighter IWildland Fire and Resource Technician III?The key responsibilities of the Tech III position include, but are not limited to:Providing daily supervision for firefighters;Performing as an Incident Commander during initial attack of wildland fires;Directing lower level technicians or emergency firefighters in fire suppression actions and ordering additional resources as necessary;Operating pumps, chainsaws, and hand tools to suppress wildland fires;Performing preventative maintenance of equipment assigned to the ... Area, including keeping fire engines in safe operational order;Possibly being assigned as a Helicopter Manager on various helicopter modules as fire situations dictate and interacting with various cooperating agencies in the .... area, the state of Alaska, and nationwide;Assisting with crew management of the .... Area's 4 Emergency Fire Crews, which includes taking the lead and delivering the Emergency Firefighter Red Card Class, fireline refreshers, helicopter crewman, and advanced firefighter training;Delivering prevention messages and materials to local residents;Ability to work with the public individually, in groups, or as a community; andWorking knowledge of helicopters, wildland engine tactics, and aerial support of retardant Ability and willingness to work in remote areas if necessaryThese positions will be qualified at the National Fire Qualification Level and the Incumbents must be able to meet minimum fitness levels (which means passing arduous physical fitness testing). Applicants must be Red Card qualified as follows:  IC Type IV, Helicopter Crew Member, Single Resource Boss (engine or crew), and Task Force Leader or Strike Team Leader (engine or crew).  Minimum Qualifications Wildland Fire and Resource Technician IISix months of trainee or entry level wildland fire fighting or forestry field experience. The required experience is met by service as a Wildland Fire and Resource Technician I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.AndRed Card qualification under the National Incident Qualification System (see required job qualifications special note).Substitution:Completed coursework from an accredited college or vocational technical school in forestry, fire science, or a closely related field may substitute for the required six months of field experience. (For college 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours equal one month of work experience. Transcripts or a letter from a vocational technical school must indicate a college credit equivalency for the completed coursework. For example, at Alaska Vocational Technical Center: Forest Ecology = 3 semester credits; Forest Regeneration = 2 semester credits; Timber Harvesting and Sale Administration = 4 semester credits; and Wildland Fire Management = 3 semester credits.)There is no substitution for the National Incident Qualification System (Red Card) qualifications.Special Note: Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age.Most positions require National Incident Qualification System certification. Because there are different specialty areas in this field, recruitment and selection will be made from among those candidates who meet the experience and the basic National Incident Qualification System training requirements specifically listed within the recruitment bulletin. The specialty areas are within one of the following functions: fire operations, wildland fire prevention, and aviation support.Applicant must be able to pass the Work Capacity Test at the Arduous level as defined in Federal Publication PMS 307, Work Capacity Test Administrator' Guide. This test requires that the applicant complete a 3-mile hike carrying a 45-pound pack over level terrain in 45 minutes or less.Applicant must possess an Alaska driver's license. An individual without an Alaska driver's license, who meets the minimum age and experience requirements, may apply for the vacancy. An applicant qualifying under this option may receive a job offer conditional upon acquisition of an Alaska driver's license. Proof of licensure will be required prior to reporting to duty.Positions may require travel both in and out-of-state for fire suppression assignments; stand-by or recall status during the fire season; must be available for assignments in and out of the area that requires the absence from the duty station for 14 to 21 days; flying in small fixed wing aircraft or helicopters, and handling hazardous materials.Some positions may require a commercial driver's license with appropriate endorsementsWildland Fire and resource Technician IIITwelve months of wildland fire fighting or forestry field experience, of which at least six months was at the developmental level. The required developmental experience is met by service as a Wildland Fire and Resource Technician II with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.AndRed Card qualification under the National Incident Qualification System (see required job qualifications special note).Substitution:Completed coursework from an accredited college or vocational technical school in forestry, fire science, or a closely related field may substitute for the six months of general field experience. (For college 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours equal one month of work experience. Transcripts or a letter from a vocational technical school must indicate a college credit equivalency for the completed coursework. For example, at Alaska Vocational Technical Center: Forest Ecology = 3 semester credits; Forest Regeneration = 2 semester credits; Timber Harvesting and Sale Administration = 4 semester credits; and Wildland Fire Management = 3 semester credits.)There is no substitution for the six months of developmental experience.There is no substitution for the National Incident Qualification System (Red Card) qualifications.Special Note: Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age.Most positions require National Incident Qualification System certifications. Because there are different specialty areas in this field, recruitment and selection will be made from among those candidates who meet the experience and the basic National Incident Qualification System training requirements specifically listed within the recruitment bulletin. The specialty areas are within one of the following functions: fire operations, wildland fire prevention, and aviation support.Applicant must be able to pass the Work Capacity Test at the Arduous level as defined in Federal Publication PMS 307, Work Capacity Test Administrator' Guide. This test requires that the applicant complete a 3-mile hike carrying a 45-pound pack over level terrain in 45 minutes or less.Applicant must possess an Alaska driver's license. An individual without an Alaska driver's license, who meets the minimum age and experience requirements, may apply for the vacancy. An applicant qualifying under this option may receive a job offer conditional upon acquisition of an Alaska driver's license. Proof of licensure will be required prior to reporting to duty.Positions may require travel both in and out-of-state for fire suppression assignments; stand-by or recall status during the fire season; must be available for assignments in and out of the area that requires the absence from the duty station for 14 to 21 days; flying in small fixed wing aircraft or helicopters, and handling hazardous materials.Some positions may require a commercial driver's license with appropriate endorsements.  Additional Required Information NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY At time of application, applicant must attach as separate documents (If unable to attach please fax or email the contact listed below):Professionally formatted cover letter – please see cover letter information above and below for more information on the cover letter. If selected for an interview, applicants must provide the following:List of two (2) professional references, at least one (1) from a current or former supervisor;Copy of current Red Card;Copy of Valid Alaska Driver's License;Copy of any forestry and/or fire related training certificates; andCopies of your two (2) most recent performance evaluations or letters of reference if evaluations are not available.THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLYThis recruitment is open to Alaska Residents Only.  Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements  in order to be considered for employment at this time. Non-Alaska residents need not apply. APPLICATION NOTICEYou can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska login to successfully apply. Your application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on the date of closing. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska How to Apply webpage, found here: http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/workplace/howtoapply/ COVER LETTER INFORMATIONIn addition to answering the supplemental question regarding how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, a cover letter is required. The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the responsibilities listed in the job description above. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax it to the contact number provided in the job posting.  The cover letter will be used as a writing sample and will help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.FLEXIBLY STAFFEDThis position is flexibly staffed. This vacancy may be filled at either the Wildland Fire and Resource Technician II or Wildland Fire and Resource Technician III level, depending on the applicant's training and/or experience.  The full range of salaries is listed above.  Starting salary will be determined by the level the position is hired at. If filled at Level I, promotion to the Level II will occur upon successful completion of the probationary period and required training, as well as the applicant meeting the minimum qualifications of the higher job class.FIREARMSThis position requires the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition. In accordance with the federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (PL 104-208), if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you may not hold this position.A misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is an offense that is (1) a misdemeanor under Federal or state law; and (2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, do NOT apply for this position.EDUCATION If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position.  Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATIONEducation completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. WORK EXPERIENCEIf using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment. AKDL REQUIREMENT Applicants must possess an Alaska driver's license. An individual without an Alaska driver's license, who meets the minimum age and experience requirements, may apply for the vacancy. An applicant qualifying under this option may receive a job offer conditional upon acquisition of an Alaska driver's license. Proof of licensure will be required prior to reporting to duty. EEO STATEMENT The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer. Contact Information WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCEQuestions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaskaFor specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at the following:Name: Norman McDonaldPhone: (907) 761-6302Fax: (907) 761-6319Email: norman.mcdonald@alaska.gov

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