• Help

    Duties

    Summary

    The National Park Service (NPS) is looking for temporary employees to work as Fire Logistics Dispatchers.

    For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select the state you are interested in.

    Learn more about this agency

    Responsibilities

    A Fire Logistics Dispatcher (GS-04) provides a wide range of fire dispatch support functions. 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, 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 intelligence activities. Inputs data into a number of fire-related computer applications. Processes and interprets weather information. Records and maintains communication logs.

    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. Records and maintains communication logs. Operates and/or directs the operation of various dispatch telecommunications systems. Provides technical guidance, orientation, and training to other dispatchers.

    Cut-off Dates: This is an open continuous announcement, in which applications are collected over several months, and have multiple cut-off dates. Applications will be considered throughout the open period of the announcement. A certificate will only be issued upon the location request, once they have a need to fill positions.

    January 2, 2019

    February 5, 2019

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    07

  • Job family (Series)

    2151 Dispatching

  • Help

    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • 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.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is primarily performed in an office setting, but demands long hours of sitting and irregular shifts. Long periods of intense concentration and working at peak proficiency/intensity levels.

    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.

    Qualifications

    To qualify for a GS-04, you must meet at least one of the following:
    - 1 year of general work experience, which can be any work 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
    - a combination of the education and experience described above.

    To qualify for a GS-05, you must meet at least one of the following:
    - 1 year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-04 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. OR
    - a combination of the education and experience as described above.

    To qualify for a GS-07, you must have at least 1 year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-06 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 and combining education and experience click here.

    You must meet all qualification requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. 

    **All locations may not be hiring for all grades; check with each location.**

    Education

    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.     

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the 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 for each grade. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The job specific questions for each grade relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position and must be supported in your resume; otherwise you will be changed to a lower category.

    GS-04
    1. Knowledge of wildland fire dispatch procedures and guidelines used in dispatch of personnel, aircraft, equipment and supplies for wildland fires.
    2. Knowledge of dispatch functions with varying internal procedures.
    3. Knowledge of wildland fire management computer programs and procedures for mobilizing resources.

    GS-05
    1. Knowledge of wildland fire dispatch procedures and guidelines used in dispatch of personnel, aircraft, equipment and supplies for wildland fires.
    2. Knowledge of dispatch coordination functions with varying internal procedures.
    3. Knowledge of wildland fire management computer programs and procedures for mobilizing resources.

    GS-07
    1. Knowledge of wildland fire dispatch procedures and guidelines used in dispatch of personnel, aircraft, equipment and supplies for wildland fires.
    2. Knowledge of dispatch coordination functions with varying internal procedures.
    3. Knowledge of wildland fire management computer programs and procedures for mobilizing resources.


    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Applicable

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Help

    Required Documents

    You MUST fax or upload "Required Documents" PRIOR to the Cut-off Date or Closing Date.

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

     College transcripts - If you are qualifying using education above high school, you MUST submit your college transcripts.

    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 FIRES Help Desk 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 fax or upload documents that apply to you.  For faxing and 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 FIRES Help Desk.

    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.

  • Help

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    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, 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.

    http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/Guide-Me/New-Prospective-Employees/

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Help

    How to Apply

    Applications must be received ON-LINE through USAJOBS. On-line applications must be submitted prior to 12:00AM (Midnight) Eastern Standard Time of the cut-off/closing date of the announcement.

    Step 1 - Register with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) and Create or Upload a Resume. Your Resume must include the following information: from / to dates (month/year to month/year), work schedule (hours worked per week), grade level (if federal) and duties for each season and position held.

    Step 2 - Review the Vacancy Announcement. Review the announcement thoroughly. These sections describe who is eligible to apply, what education and/or experience is required for the position, and which documents are needed for your application package.

    Step 3 - Apply Online. Click the "Apply Online" link at the side of the page. Select your USAJOBS resume to submit with your application and answer the vacancy questions.

    Step 4 - Supporting Documentation. Submit required supporting documentation that applies to you; refer to the Required Documents section below.

    For detailed step-by-step instructions on How to Apply click here.

    If applying online poses a hardship for you, or you do not have Internet access, contact the FIRES Help Desk for an application packet PRIOR to the cut-off/close date of the announcement.

    Agency contact information

    FIRES Help Desk

    Phone

    888-364-6432

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    blm_fa_fires@blm.gov

    Address

    INTERIOR, National Park Service
    FIRES Program Office
    (call toll free number for address information)
    Boise, Idaho 83705-5354
    United States
    Learn more about this agency

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at National Park Service, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.nps.gov/fire//

    Next steps

    If you are determined to be eligible and qualified, you may be referred to the location(s) you selected in the vacancy question during the application process. You can check your application status by logging into "My Account" on USAJOBS. You will only be notified through e-mail when you are referred; no other notifications will be sent.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518438500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.