Interagency Unit Aviation Officer - #1843380

US National Park Service


Date: 13/10/2021
City: East Flagstaff, AZ
Salary: $77,488.00 - $100,739.00 por year
Contract type: Full time
US National Park Service
Duties
Summary

This position is located in the Grand Canyon National Park; Visitor and Resource Protection; Fire and Aviation Management, duty location either Flagstaff, AZ or Grand Canyon, AZ

The incumbent will provide specialized and professional guidance, leadership, coordination and program direction in aviation management for Grand Canyon National Park, Kaibab & Coconino National Forests

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Lucas Minton at [email protected]

Responsibilities

Primary technical advisor on aviation operations, aviation safety program management and aviation training program

Support a wide spectrum of missions utilizing fixed wing, rotor wing, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) programs supporting wildland fire, search and rescue (SAR), resource management, Law Enforcement, and remote area cargo transportation

Provide expertise to agency administrators, field personnel and other users regarding aviation policy and operational requirements

Participate in and lead aviation review teams for aviation safety reviews, program reviews and potentially accident reviews

Develop, implement, and update aviation safety plans, local aviation plans, assist with policy statements, instruction memorandums, safety bulletins, lessons learned, manuals and handbooks

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel overnights on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position as needed

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

None

Job family (Series)

2101 Transportation Specialist

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship required

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt

Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check

Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution

Must be 18 years of age at time of close date of announcement

This is a Drug Test Designated Position. You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use

Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required

Willing to live/work in remote locations (volatile/unpredictable)

You will be required to operate a government motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You must submit at your own expense, all certified driving records from all states current or past, possessed by you

You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service fire uniform standards

You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work

If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period

Incumbent will be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority

Prior to appointment, you must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and pass a medical examination given by an authorized government physician

Subject to frequent extended travel up to 14 nights a month particularly during fire season, and you must obtain a government charge card for travel

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

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

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. Your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount qualified specialized experience

Basic Qualification Requirements :
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position

OR

Experience that demonstrated a knowledge of the transportation function(s) of the position

In addition to the requirements described above, the following additional education and/or experience are required for the grade specified

For the GS-12 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Provided expert technical guidance to aviation users for adherence to policies and procedures; Developed and directed implementation of an aviation safety and training program; Reviewed aviation management plans and procedures for technical and management soundness; Participated in aviation technical evaluation committees, aviation mishap review boards, serious accident investigation teams and board of inquiry investigations; Monitored wildland fire aviation operations to analyze aircraft/pilot performance to evaluate safe and efficient use of aviation assets

Secondary Firefighter Retirement Coverage - Candidates must possess a minimum of 90-days of wildland firefighting experience, gained through fire line work in containment, control, suppression or use of wildland fire. You must clearly demonstrate this experience in your resume, including the months, days and hours per week at which the work was performed in order to be considered. This experience can be met by serving in a temporary, seasonal, or equivalent private sector fire position for no less than 90 days. Periods of wildland firefighting experience, gained through militia and rural fire departments, can also be credited. Wildland fire is defined as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. Two distinct types of wildland fire have been defined and include wildfire and prescribed fires as follows: Wildfire : Unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires. Prescribed Fires: Planned ignitions. This description includes only fireline experience on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning stages. Prescribed fire experience must be supplemented by fire suppression experience in order to be creditable as previous wildland firefighting experience

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

This is a secondary-administrative firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S. C. 8336 (c) (CSRS) and 5 U. S. C. 8412 (d) (FERS). PLEASE NOTE: Applicants may meet qualification requirements but may not be eligible for special retirement coverage. If such an applicant is selected, they will be placed in the regular retirement system. FERS TRANSITION REQUIREMENT: To be eligible for Secondary retirement coverage under FERS, an employee must: 1) transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position, AND 2) complete 3 years of service in a primary rigorous position including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld, AND 3) must be continuously employed in a secondary position(s) since moving from a primary rigorous position, except for any break in employment from a secondary position that began with involuntary separation (not for cause). It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enough information to determine your special retirement status to ensure you do not lose benefits (normally through submission of your work history or other documentation that demonstrates work history of approved covered positions). You must let this office know if you are in a Primary coverage position

Education

To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university

Additional information

A selectee receiving a first appointment to the Federal Government (Civil Service) is entitled only to the lowest step of the grade for which selected The display of a salary range on this vacancy shall not be construed as granting an entitlement to a higher rate of pay

A Recruitment Incentive May Be Authorized for a newly selected employee when appointed to a permanent, temporary, or term position. A Federal employee who is transferring to the National Park Service from another component, bureau or Federal agency and who does not meet the conditions under 5 CFR ยง575.102 is not eligible for a recruitment incentive

A Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized for a Federal employee when the employee must move, as directed by the National Park Service (NPS) either through a management directed reassignment or selection for employment, to a different location at least 50 miles away from the one where his/her position of record held at time of selection is currently located, due to a need of the NPS. A relocation incentive is not the same as a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move and, as such, may be granted in conjunction with one another
This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate

Physical Demands: Work is primarily sedentary, although a level of physical fitness is important for credibility since those the incumbent is leading are required to maintain a fitness standard, and to lead effectively during emergency incidents with long, stressful hours
Working Conditions: The work is normally performed in an office setting, however travel to field units and various meetings and conferences is required. The incumbent will be exposed to noise, extreme temperatures and high stress emergency environments

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) OR Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF50 noting position, grade level, duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors; education, and experience requirements), and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For Information on CTAP and ICTAP visit: Career Transition (opm.gov)

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above

You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the additional assessments required for this position. A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating

Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:

Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position

Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job

Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Oral Communication
Self-Management
Technical Competence
Writing

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires successful completion of additional assessments, including a structured interview. These assessments measure the critical competencies listed above that are required to successfully perform the job

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Not Required

Drug test required

No

Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/25/2021:

Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, dates specified in month and year format, and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade

Complete All Required Assessments

Other Supporting Documents , if applicable, such as:
Veterans Preference Documentation :
If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15 . If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives

If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge , you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation

If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran , you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15 , and if applicable, a completed SF15 . You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability

College transcripts, if qualifying based on education

Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position

Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc

Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from
schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating

Benefits

Benefits

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Help

This job is open to

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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