Job Title:Fire Logistics Dispatcher
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:Bureau of Land Management
Job Announcement Number:BLM-FIRE-2013-014
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
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|Monday, November 26, 2012 to
Tuesday, April 30, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|These are full-time excepted service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months. -
The length and actual dates of employment may vary depending on the position.|
|FEW vacancies -
Elko, NV, US|
FEW vacancies -
Ely, NV, US
FEW vacancies -
Las Vegas, NV, US
FEW vacancies -
Minden, NV, US
FEW vacancies -
Winnemucca, NV, US
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Applications will be accepted from all qualified United States citizens.|
The Bureau of Land Management is looking for temporary employees to work as Fire Logistics Dispatchers in Nevada.
All locations may not be hiring for all grades; check with each location individually to find out the grades they are hiring for.
FIRST CONSIDERATION DATE: All locations will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before 1/8/2013 to receive first consideration. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed by location; during the open period of the announcement.
For information on the Bureau of Land Management(BLM), please visit their website
For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select Nevada.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen
- You must be 18 years of age or older prior to appointment
- These positions have no promotion potential
A Fire Logistics Dispatcher (GS-04) provides a wide range of fire dispatch support functions, such as: receives fire location information and notifies supervisor, processes resource orders, informs supervisor of logistical support activities, inputs data into a number of fire-related computer applications, and records and maintains communication logs.
A Fire Logistics Dispatcher (GS-05) Serves as a dispatcher, receiving, filling, and tracking resource order requests for fire and other emergency incidents. Collects, processes, collates and submits incident information to support fire operations. Inputs data into a number of fire-related computer applications. Organizes and reviews completed records of all orders placed. Processes and interprets weather information.
A Fire Logistics Dispatcher (GS-07) Performs and directs others in completing and processing resource order requests for personnel, equipment, supplies, and/or aircraaft for all types of incidents. Provides assistance on problems encountered by lower level dispatch personnel. Coordinates with other dispatch organizations on mobilization, reassignment, and demobilization of resources. Inputs data into a number of fire-related computer applications. Operates and/or directs the operation of various dispatch telecommunications systems. Provides technical guidance, orientation, and training to other dispatchers.
To qualify for a GS-04, you must meet at least one of the following:
- 12 months of general experience; OR
- 2 years of education above the high school level, (60 semester/90 quarter hours in an accredited business, secretarial, technical school, junior college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 72 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school); OR
- an equivalent combination of the education and experience
To qualify for a GS-05, you must meet at least one of the following:
- 12 months of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-4 level duties. Examples of specialized work experience include working with dispatch and dispatch office functions related to wildland fire suppression activities. Work should have included experience such as determining priorities, and selecting alternative resources while performing dispatch operations duties independently. OR
- successful completion of a 4 year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree in any field,
- an equivalent combination of the education and experience specified above.
To qualify for a GS-07, you must meet at have at least 12 months of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-6 level duties. Examples include lead dispatch experience and dispatch office functions related to wildland fire suppression activities. Work should have included experience in directing and assisting other dispatchers.
For more information regarding basic qualifications, general experience and combining education and experience click here.
DRUG TESTING: BLM POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO RANDOM DRUG TESTING. If selected for a random drug test, it must be completed prior to beginning work. The drug test will be provided at Government direction and expense. Once hired, employees are also subject to random drug testing during employment.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated by reviewing your on-line resume and your responses to the User Information, Core Questions, and Vacancy Questions, and if applicable your transcripts. ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME AND WILL BE VERIFIED. IF THEY ARE NOT SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME, YOU MAY BE RATED UNQUALIFIED.
To preview questions please click here.
Temporary employees hired in wildland fire or wildland fire support positions are eligible for the following:
Annual and Sick Leave
Depending on tour of duty – Sunday, holiday, shift differential and/ or hazard pay
Paid federal holidays
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. 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.
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 the applicant's 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. For further information on Privacy Act, please refer to the "Legal and Regulatory Guidance" link at the bottom of the screen.