Aircraft Attendant Job at US Department of the Interior – 4.1 in Boise, ID



The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for temporary employees to work as an Aircraft Attendant in Boise, ID at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).

For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI FIRES Jobs website and select Idaho.

For more information about temporary fire positions with DOI, go to the following link: https://www.firejobs.doi.gov/.


An Aircraft Attendant (WG-06) provides ground support for a variety of aircraft arriving and departing on an aircraft parking ramp. Will function as a fully qualified Red Card Fixed Wing Parking Tender (FWPT), or Ramp Manger (RAMP). Guides and marshals various types of aircraft in and out of ramp parking areas and secures aircraft. Safely operates support equipment during ground operation procedures to prevent injury to self and others as well as damage equipment and aircraft. May operate, position, connect, disconnect ground support equipment used to service various types aircraft and perform minor maintenance and repairs on ground support equipment. Follows manufacture’s specifications, repairs and maintenance manuals in the proper removal, disassembly, repair and reassembly for ground support equipment and Sound Protective Helmets (SPH).

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

8862 Aircraft Attending



Conditions of Employment

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/TESTING: You must pass an initial pre-employment physical examination.

DRUG TESTING: Positions require a mandatory pre-employment drug test. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received. The drug test will be provided at Government direction and expense. Once hired, employees are also subject to random drug testing during employment. This is in accordance with Executive Order 12564 and under the Department’s Drug Free Workplace Program.

FWPT and RAMP: Must possess current Red Card qualifications for Fixed Wing Parking Tender (FWPT) or Ramp Manger (RAMP) within 90 days of appointment.

Positions may require a valid state driver’s license.

You must pass a physical exam prior to appointment.

You must be 18 years of age or older at the time of appointment.


The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations will be used in determining your qualifications. There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in your resume.

To qualify for a WG-6, you must have experience working with aircraft performing duties such as aircraft start-up, taxiing, and parking.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


Additional information

SELECTIVE SERVICE: 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.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: These positions are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. If applicable, the appointment will be subject to successful completion of the background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to satisfy the background check will result in cancellation of offer of employment or may be grounds for termination.

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

CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.

Temporary employees hired in wildland fire or wildland fire support positions are eligible for the following:

  • Annual, sick leave, and paid federal holidays
  • Depending on tour of duty – Sunday, holiday, shift differential and/or hazard pay
  • Participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program – Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles, which is deducted from bi-weekly earnings. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran’s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The job specific questions relate to the following job elements required to do the work of this position.

You will be evaluated on the following elements:
Element 1 – Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (Screen-out)

Element 2 – Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.

Element 3 – Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

Element 4 – Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading)

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Not Required

Drug test required


Required Documents

Required Documents

You MUST fax or upload “Required Documents” PRIOR to Closing Date.

**Please note that documents selected to transfer from your USAJOBS profile are NOT automatically added to your application. You need to transfer the document(s) in the Document step at the end of the application process.

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 qualified specialized experience. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.

A complete Occupational Questionnaire.

Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
Veteran Preference Documentation – If you are claiming Veteran Preference, you MUST submit evidence of eligibility. DD-214 MUST show character of service. Failure to submit a DD-214 which shows the character of service and other appropriate supporting documentation, if applicable, will result in NOT granting preference. Note: If you are still on active duty, contact the DOI FIRES Program Office for acceptable alternative documentation.

  • 0-point Sole survivorship preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
  • 5-point preference – DD-214 which shows character of service or other documentation which proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • 10-point preference – DD-214, SF-15, an official letter dated 1991 or later from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, or other appropriate source.

For further information, please refer to the “Veteran Information” link at the bottom of the screen.

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) – If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP you MUST submit documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility – this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

  • You only need to upload documents that apply to you. For uploading instructions please click here.

You will not be contacted for additional information. If you have questions regarding what is considered appropriate supporting documentation, contact the DOI FIRES Program Office.

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.



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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.

The public

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

Clarification from the agency

Applications will be accepted from all qualified U.S. Citizens.

About the Company

Company: US Department of the Interior – 4.1

Company Location:  Boise, ID

Estimated Salary:

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