Bureau of Land Management Supervisory Range Technician (Fire) (Engine Module Leader) in Lander, Wyoming

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. The selectee may be detailed or temporarily promoted for up to one year. The selectee will be returned to his/her respective position of record upon completion of their Detail or Temporary Promotion. Duties involve rigorous fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance and conditioning. Work requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items. Duties demand for strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. Operation of some specialized equipment can cause extended physical stress. Work is performed in both the office and field setting. Work includes exposure to various terrain, weather, smoke and fire conditions.


You will supervise crews performing wildland firefighting and will direct the operation of a Type 4 Heavy Wildland Fire Engines, Type 6 Wildland Fire Engines, or a Fire Suppression Module ensuring proper use, and operation. You will be responsible for oversight during initial attack fires, directing fireline activities, resources, equipment and aircraft. You will ensure the engine is kept in a full state of readiness for emergency dispatch. You will make initial evaluation of fire situations; determine rate of spread and potential hazards to property; suppression method to be used; deployment of crew; and application of water. You will also assist the Fire Operations Supervisor in providing operational oversight and planning wildland fire suppression activities and carrying out normal supervisory responsibilities.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • 50% or Greater
  • Travel will be required to complete the duties of the position.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

All current BLM internal employees/Agency employees only with competitive eligibility in the Local Commuting Area only and CTAP Candidates - Local Commuting area only

This is an opportunity for a Detail or Temporary Promotion NTE 1 year.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
  • Direct Deposit Required
  • Background Investigation Required

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. Examples for the GS-06 level: Service as a Senior Firefighter; experience as an Engine Boss directing fire suppression, managing resources, equipment, and tools directly related to the suppression of wildfires. Examples for the GS-07 level: Service as an Assistant Engine Module Supervisor, Supervisory Fire Engine Operator or supervising a wildland fire engine crew on incidents. Selective Placement Factors:This position requires special qualifications that have been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out elements. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.

The applicant must meet the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position. Selective Placement Factors: * Prior rigorous firefighting experience. * Engine Boss Single Resource (ENGB) * Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)

All applicants:* Must have and maintain a state driver's license * May be required to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 90 days of hire * This is a Testing Designated Position(TDP) * This position is a Primary firefighter position and is covered under Fire Retirement. In accordance with Public Law 107-27, applicants shall not have reached the age 37 at the time of appointment unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian service in a covered position or are a preference eligible veteran. This constitutes an exception to the Age discrimination in Employment Act. *Duties are rigorous and employment is limited to young and physically vigorous individuals. The incumbent is subject to a medical examination and must pass the work capacity test for arduous positions.


You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. GS ONLY: Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

To qualify at the GS-06 level, you must meet the Selective Factors and have at least one year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-05) in the Federal Service OR have completed 1 full year (18 semester hours) of graduate level college education related to range technician fire work, such as a major study in forestry, fire science or a subject-matter field directly related to this position OR have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education. To qualify at the GS-07 level, you must meet the Selective Factors and have at least one year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-06) in the Federal Service OR have one full year (18 semester hours) of graduate level college education in a field directly related to range technician fire work such as a major study in forestry, fire science or a field directly related to this position OR have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education.

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.

This is an opportunity for a Detail or Temporary Promotion and will be for a period not-to-exceed one year, however, it may be terminated at an earlier date. Upon the completion of the Detail or Temporary Promotion, you will be returned to your position from which you were temporarily promoted, or to a different position of equivalent grade and pay. This will not be considered an adverse action. This is a career seasonal appointment; you will be in a pay status 26-50 weeks per year. When work or funds are not available you will be placed in non-pay status

May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.

If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Information about CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP.

CTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.

This is a primary firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336 (c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS). The position is subject to maximum entry age (MEA) requirements. The maximum entry-age for this position shall not exceed age 37; unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian firefighter experience or you are a preference eligible veteran. If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday. You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form 214 (DD-214) along with Standard Form 15 (if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with the instructions in this vacancy announcement. Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result in loss of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement.

THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474615100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-07-31

Salary: $36,611 to $52,893 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 06 - 07

Series: 0455 Range Technician

Appointment type: Detail or Temporary Promotion NTE 1 year. Career-seasonal position working 26-50 weeks per year.

Work schedule: Work Schedule is Full Time.

Job announcement number: WY-Merit-2017-0185

Control number: 474615100