Job Title: Fire Logistics DispatcherJob Announcement Number: BLM-FIRE-2013-039
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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Monday, December 03, 2012 to
Thursday, March 28, 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 -
Cedar City, UT, US
FEW vacancies -
Richfield, UT, US
FEW vacancies -
Salt Lake City, UT, US
FEW vacancies -
Vernal, UT, 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 Cedar City, Vernal, Salt Lake City and Richfield, Utah.
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: The following locations will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before the date indicated below to receive first consideration for the location(s) you are interested in. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed by location; during the open period of the announcement:
01/22/2013 Cedar City, UT
02/12/2013 Richfield, UT
02/19/2013 Salt Lake City, UT
02/26/2013 Vernal, UT
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 Utah.
- 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 aircraft 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 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.
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