Current Job Openings

Hiring Options

Temporary—NTE

(Not to exceed) 1 year Includes “1039 appointments”

What is a Temporary Appointment?

  • Appointment lasts up to one year, can be extended up to one additional year
  • Appropriate for seasonal work expected to last less than 6 months (1039 appointment)
  • Appointment can be extended in one-year increments if employment totals less than 1040 hours in a service year
  • Work schedule can be full, part time or intermittent

What are the pros to Temporary Appointment?

  • Employees may stay on board longer and available during field/fire season
  • Use of rehires can reduce effort and cost of hiring
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act reached faster and SF-50’s generated for proof of eligibility (1039 appointments are eligible after approximately 4 seasons)
  • Terminated at any time (No MSPB appeal rights)

What are the cons to Temporary Appointment?

  • Positions filled for 24 months in 36-month period cannot be filled again as temporary (limitation does not apply to 1039 appointments)
  • Employee cannot be rehired if they work 2years/24 months in the preceding 36 months, they have to re-compete (does not apply to 1039 appointments)
  • No status acquired and have to compete for permanent position

Benefit Eligibility

  • Leave
  • Health benefits if employment is expected to last longer than 90 days

Term

Work lasting more than one year but not more than four years

What is a Term Appointment?

  • Appointment lasts longer than one year, and up to 4 years. Created to fulfill project work, large workloads, scheduled abolishment, reorganization, etc.
  • Work schedule can be full, part time, or intermittent

What are the pros of Term Appointments?

  • Employees stay on board longer with less work interruption
  • Reduces new hires/rehires (effort, cost of hiring, tracking 1039 hours, LincPasses, background checks, orientation, training, lump sum, leave pay out, unemployment)
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act reached faster and SF-50’s generated at hire and separation action(s)

What are the cons to Term Appointments?

  • It may not be an appropriate use of Term Appointment authority
  • Cannot be extended more than four years in most cases
  • Covered by RIF/furlough protection procedures if terminated prior to NTE date and have MSPB protection
  • No status acquired and have to compete for permanent position

Benefit Eligibility

  • Retirement eligible (FERS/TSP)
  • Eligible for leave life/health insurance
  • Eligible for WIGIs

Permanent Seasonal

Career-Conditional or Career Appointment with no ending date or specified duration with the work of the position

What is a Permanent Seasonal

  • Part of the year employee is in pay status/non-pay status the rest of the year
  • Can be hired on a variety of appointments (5 CFR 340.402)
  • Appropriate for seasonal work expected to last 6 months or more

What are the Permanent Seasonal pros?

  • Permanent appointment- stays on rolls
  • Reduces new hires/rehires (effort, cost of hiring, tracking 1039 hours, LincPasses, background checks, orientation, training, lump sum, leave pay out, unemployment)
  • Tour of duty can be modified if needed for longer (13/13 can be extended longer than the 13 pay periods if needed)

What are the Permanent Seasonal Cons?

  • Covered by RIF/furlough protection procedures and have MSPB protection
  • Personally responsible for insurance costs while in non-pay status
  • While in non-pay status no credit earned for WIGI or specialized experience
  • Probationary period cannot be completed in a non-pay status

Benefit Eligibility

  • Eligible for all benefits

Permanent

Career-Conditional or Career Appointment with no ending date or specified duration with the work of the position

What is a Permanent Appointment?

  • Permanent employment for full 26 pay periods

What are the Pros to a Permanent Appointment?

  • Reduces new hires/rehires (effort, cost of hiring, tracking 1039 hours, LincPasses, background checks, orientation, training, lump sum, leave pay out, unemployment)
  • Assigned work can vary to meet mission (Forestry Tech can work in fire/timber/trails/Rec./etc.)

What are the Cons to Permanent Appointment?

  • Covered by RIF/furlough protection procedures and have MSPB protection

Benefit Eligibility

  • Eligible for all benefits




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