Job Category:

Program Specialist


Pay: $77,488 – $119,787 a year

Full Job Description

  • Use science-based methods and research to conduct a variety of one-time studies, inquiries, and the like, requiring an intensive analysis of problems, issues or controversies pertaining to functions, programs, policies of the resource program.
  • Conduct analysis and research necessary to carry out important assignments. Assure appropriate coordination with senior policy and program officials within agencies or organizations, as applicable.
  • Serve as a national program manager and subject matter expert on effective community wildfire mitigation and related policy on Wildland Urban Interface issues, fire adapted community concepts as well as community wildfire mitigation best practices.
  • Review National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training courses for accuracy and provide technical expertise in creating new courses as well as creating course revisions.
  • Responsible for the complete and thorough development of background information, supporting documentation and evaluation including a report with conclusions and recommendations to serve in decision making.
  • Make decisions on scope of work, benchmarks, and modifications, ensuring that the work accomplished is in keeping with the intent of the contract or agreement. Monitors success of partnerships and recommends adjustments if needed.
  • Maintain partners with other federal and state agencies and tribal governments to coordinate research efforts.
  • Maintain close liaison and working relationships with staff assistants and officials of the Forest Service to monitor success of partnerships and recommends adjustments if needed.
  • Represent the program at meetings and other working groups to convey the Director?s views as appropriate and summarize the nature and status of the issue(s) under discussion in addition to gaining program support.
  • Manage multimillion-dollar budgets following Forest Service budget management policies associated with program work.
  • Receive, screen, and prepare replies to various forms of communications of an official and/or personal nature addressed to the Director or Chief of the U.S. Forest Service.
  • Evaluate and adapts communications dealing with broad-scope subject matter and respond professionally and accurately.
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  • RequirementsRequirementsConditions of Employment
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered 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.gov
    QualificationsIn 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.

    Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

    Specialized Experience Requirement:

    For the GS-12: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as the following: Participates in the development and evaluation of an effective community wildfire mitigation program, serving as the subject matter expert in Wildland Urban Interface wildfire mitigation issues. Serves as the program manager, planning and administering program activities while having in-depth knowledge of agency or company policies, procedures, and requirements. Provides leadership and/or guidance in integrated wildland fire management.

    For the GS-13: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as the following: Serves as a national program manager and subject matter expert on effective community wildfire mitigation and related policy on Wildland Urban Interface wildfire mitigation issues. Plans and administers program activities while having in-depth knowledge of agency or company policies, procedures, and requirements. Provides leadership and/or guidance in integrated wildland fire management.

    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.

    TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.EducationNo Education Requirement.Additional informationThis position will be located at a Forest Service office, final determination of the duty station(s) will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. To see where these Forest Service Offices are located click here. Click each region to see the different locations.

    Pay rates vary depending on location and the salary shown is for the Rest of the U.S. See OPM.gov for additional information on pay rates.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.

    Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran’s Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).

    Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status such as leave without pay is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met.

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.

    PROMOTION POTENTIAL: If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied or guaranteed.

    Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible – Coverage is dependent upon unit location.

    Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.

    Government Housing is not available

    This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements.
    How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the competencies listed below:
    • Fire Management
    • Leading Others
    • Partnering
    • Project Management
    • Written Communication


    Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.

    If you meet the qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified, you will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities must meet minimum qualifications to be referred.

    Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action.

    To view the application form, visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11032561
    Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearanceNot RequiredDrug test requiredNoPosition sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination processCredentialing, Suitability/Fitness
  • Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsThe following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
    • Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.
    • If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
    In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim the following:
    • Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan.
    • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.
    • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website.
    • Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above.
    • VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website.
    • If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website.
  • BenefitsBenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.
  • Federal employees – Competitive serviceCurrent or former competitive service federal employees.
  • Land & base managementCertain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Current permanent federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP and VEOA eligibles.

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