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Engineering Equipment Operator (Fire)

Company: Department Of Agriculture
Location: New Waverly
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Summary

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. This type of announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur. Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied.

Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates applications are due for these locations can be found on theForest Service website.

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Responsibilities

  • Incumbent must have an understanding of fire behavior, fuels, weather and topography to safely and effectively perform initial attack on wildland fires.
  • Suppression activities may be under immediate supervision, however, incumbent may be required to conduct suppression activities independently.
  • Operates one or more types of heavy equipment to push, pull, pile, or load materials such as sand, gravel, and earth.
  • Clears brush, tree stumps, and rocks while constructing fire lines for suppression and prescribed fire activities.
  • Adjusts the attachments for proper level, angle, or depth, according to the work to be done and the type of equipment used.
  • May serve in positions as qualified on wildland and prescribed fire.
  • May perform a full range of duties for fire, roads, timber, silviculture, recreation, wilderness, or research activities.
  • Is required to have a good degree of mechanical ability and skill to perform preventive maintenance and minor repair of equipment.
  • Transports heavy equipment to job site.
  • Work is generally done on flat or rolling terrain with simple terrain problems.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

5716 Engineering Equipment Operating

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Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training.
  • This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.
  • Must pass the Work Capacity Test for certain Interagency Fire Program Management or Fire Program Management positions.
  • Willing to live/work in remote locations (volatile/unpredictable).
  • There may be additional Conditions of Employment not listed here, however applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Must possess and maintain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
  • Under age 37; or a veteran preference eligible, older than age 37 and is requesting a waiver to the requirement.
  • Under age 37; less than age 37 after subtracting the months of Permanent Federal Service worked in a primary or secondary firefighter/law enforcement position.

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 Federal Wage System Qualifications Standards.

Applicants are required to meet the following job elements: skills, knowledge, ability, and personal characteristics considered necessary for success on the job.

Selective Placement Factors:

Primary firefighter positions include the following age requirements: Under age 37 -OR- less than age 37 after subtracting the months of Permanent Federal Service worked in a primary or secondary firefighter/law enforcement position -OR- a veteran preference eligible, older than age 37 and is requesting a waiver to the maximum age requirement.

FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a primary/rigorous 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.

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 receive consideration for this position, you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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Keywords: Department Of Agriculture, Pasadena , Engineering Equipment Operator (Fire), Other , New Waverly, Texas

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