Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for temporary employees to work as Fire Dispatchers.

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

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:

01/10/2017
Billings, MT
Miles City, MT
Lewistown, MT

01/24/2017
Hines, OR
Colville, WA
Vale, OR
Boise, ID
Idaho Falls, ID
Salmon, ID
Shoshone, ID

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

During the application process, you may select up to SEVEN (7) locations from the list of available locations in this announcement.

Duties

A Fire Dispatcher (GS-04 Range/Forestry Technician) provides a wide range of fire dispatch support functions; including mobilization, demobilization, logistics support. This involves the movement of aircraft, personnel and equipment in accordance with local dispatch mobilization guides and planning documents.

A Fire Dispatcher (GS-05 Range/Forestry Technician) receives fire reports, determines location, land status, and current fire information, and dispatches personnel, equipment, aircraft, and/or supplies. Collects, processes, collates and submits incident information to support fire operations. Processes and interprets weather information. Inputs data into a number of fire-related computer applications.

A Fire Dispatcher (GS-06 Range/Forestry Technician) serves as a dispatcher receiving fire reports, determines location, land status, and current fire information, and dispatches personnel, equipment, aircraft, and/or supplies. Interprets weather information and gives to management for making decisions. Inputs data into a number of fire-related computer applications. May train other dispatchers.

A Fire Dispatcher (GS-07 Range/Forestry Technician) serves as a senior fire dispatcher in a dispatch center. Performs and directs others in receiving fire reports, determining location, land status, and current fire information. Determines appropriate resource response to incidents. Anticipates fire suppression needs and determines resource allocation. Coordinates aviation dispatch operation. Inputs data into a number of fire-related computer applications.

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    • FEW vacancies - Boise, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Idaho Falls, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Salmon, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Shoshone, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Billings, MT
    • FEW vacancies - Lewistown, MT
    • FEW vacancies - Miles City, MT
    • FEW vacancies - Hines, OR
    • FEW vacancies - Vale, OR
    • FEW vacancies - Colville, WA