NTE 120 Detail Please respond by October 31

NTE 120 Detail
For more information on the Los Padres National Forest, visit the
forest’s website at www.fs.fed.us/r5/lospadres
120 Day Detail: Fire Training
Lompoc, CA
NTE 120 Day Detail
Please respond by October 31, 2014
The Los Padres National Forest is outreaching to fill a not-to-exceed (NTE) 120-day detail/time-limited promotion for a full-time GS0462-8/9 Fire Training Specialist position located in Lompoc, CA. Forest Training Specialist. The work station is located at the
Vandenberg Interagency Training Center (VITC), in Lompoc, California. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective
applicants of this opportunity and to determine interest.
Position Information
Position Number: 1036NS
Official Title: Forestry Technician
Working Title: Training Specialist
Pay Plan/Series/Grade: GS-0462-08/09
This position is established in the Fire and Aviation Management staff of the Los Padres National Forest to serve as a Forest Training
Officer. This position also oversees and coordinates operations at VITC located in Lompoc, CA. The incumbent is responsible for
formulating and coordinating the planning, development, implementation, documentation, and execution of regional-level training
courses at VITC.
This is a covered secondary position description under provisions of 5 USC 8336 (c) and 8412 (d). 90 days of experience as a
primary/rigorous firefighter or equivalent experience outside federal employment is a basic qualification requirement for this
DUTIES: Gathers data on the specific type of preparation needed before work begins, and makes recommendations of any changes
needed. Develops cost estimates for projects. Manages and maintains currency of the Incident Qualifications and Certification System
(IQCS) for the Forest. Assures accuracy and consistency with Forest Service Fire training handbook. Assesses needs for priority
positions based on IQCS evaluation For identified training needs, analyzes the situation identifying alternatives and recommending
course of action based on manpower, cost, timeliness, and other considerations. Prepares plans to execute approved training projects
insuring proper scheduling and coordination with other unit activities. Adopts existing training guides to specific course needs
insuring consistency with policies, procedures and techniques of user agencies. Tests and validates course content. Provide direction
to individual instructors insuring course material is adequately presented and achieving its intended purpose. Assists as a course
coordinator/instructor in fire management related courses. Plans, schedules, coordinates and personally guides training sessions at
the unit. Provides continual communication with training subscribers to insure that their policies, procedures, techniques and
philosophies are incorporated into instructional packages. Determines training needs and job task analysis and establishing
performance standards. Identifies and procures the most current information and materials applicable to the jobs, techniques and
procedures, for which program courses are intended.
The incumbent is responsible for coordinating fire planning processes and information among the FPU partners. Prior wildland
firefighting experience on the fire line is a mandatory requirement. Position is approved for Secondary Firefighter retirement for CSRS
and FERS on 10/10/2007, PD # AFM32B, # F2a, under 5 USC 8336(c) (CSRS) and 8412(d) (FERS).
HOW TO APPLY: Respond to this Outreach with the attached Outreach Form along with your most current Resume including
present position, series, and grade along with detailed work history, supervisory references, and current contact information by no
later than October 31, 2014 .
Contact Information:
For questions about the position or to apply contact: Jim Harris, Deputy Forest Fire Management Officer (805) 961-5722,
[email protected]
FOREST: The Los Padres National Forest resides along the Central Coast of California with countless activities and attractions. There
are numerous world-class beaches and communities within one hour thirty minutes from the Supervisor’s Office such as the
communities of Goleta, Montecito, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Ventura, Camarillo, Ojai, and Lompoc, as well as
many other desirable communities in the area.
Educational opportunities are also supported in the surrounding areas with access to all levels of public education. UC Santa Barbara,
Westmont University, Cal Poly State University, as well as many other reputable community colleges reside within the effective
commute areas of the basin. Housing in the surrounding communities is a challenge while working on the Los Padres National Forest.
Home prices can range from $375,000 or greater in the surrounding communities and can escalate well over $6,000,000 in some
communities adjacent to the forest.
For information on local communities of Lompoc, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara or Goleta see http://lompoc.com/ or
http://santamaria.com/ www.SantaBarbara.com or www.goletavalley.com.
Vandenberg Interagency Training Center (VITC):
100 Community Loop
Building 10373
Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437-5202VITC
VITC is located on Vandenberg Airforce Base. The Training Center is within the south gate entrance and is immediately adjacent to
Lompoc, CA. The position will be assigned to VITC and have a duty location of Lompoc, CA.
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equal opportunity provider and employer.
Forest Training Specialist, GS-0462-08/09
Los Padres National Forest
Vandenberg Interagency Training Center, Lompoc, CA
Please return notice of interest and resume by
October 31, 2014
If you are interested in this detail opportunity and/or plan on applying for this vacancy once it is advertised, please let us know by
returning this form to Jim Harris, Deputy Forest Fire Management Officer (805) 961-5722 or [email protected]
If you want more information please contact:
Contact: Jim Harris
Phone: (805) 961-5722
Internet: [email protected]
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