USFS Fuels Academy: Important Dates

  • May 15, 2020 - Nominations due from Forests seeking to participate in the national GS-0401-05/07/09 Fuels Specialist hiring event; after this date HR will follow-up with each Forest to develop Outreach and set up particulars for the hiring event.
  • June 1, 2020 - Academy nomination period officially closes; all nominations are due.
  • June 1 – 30, 2020 – Work with Regional Training Officers as necessary to prioritize nominations.
  • ~ August 2020 – Letter will be sent to all Supervisors that sent nominations to inform them of the results of the nomination process and whether or not their nominations(s) were accepted for Fuels Academy #1.
  • ~ June – August 2020 – Outreach for Fuels Specialist Trainee positions; issue Job Announcement; evaluate candidates; and make recommendations to hiring official(s).
  • ~ September – October 2020 – Job offers for Fuels Specialist Trainees made/accepted and positions filled. All hiring processes, whether pursued locally or as a part of the national Fuels Specialist Hiring, should conclude by October 2020. On-boarding, moving, transfer of station and other activities may still occur after this date.
  • October 30, 2020 - Identify by name, all the Fuels Trainees slated to enter the Fuels Academy.
  • November 2020 – Welcome letter sent to all Fuels Academy #1 participants and their Supervisors to introduce them to the Academy. Include a schedule, logistics, on-line training resources and other pertinent information.
  • January/February 2021 – USFS Fuels Academy Cohort #1 attends the first residential Academy session.