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    This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position serves as a Fire Dispatcher located in a dispatch center. The center is responsible primarily for wildland fire preparedness and suppression support activities, but may respond to all-risk incidents as needed or directed.

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    Serves as a dispatcher performing the full range of standardized support duties commonly found in the work area, such as receiving, filling, and tracking resource requests for fire and other emergency incidents.

    Follows detailed procedures in initiating requests to higher organizational levels for additional resources as needed.

    Maintains resource status and tracking systems and operates telecommunications systems.

    Collects, processes, collates and submits incident information to support fire operations (e.g. fire reports, smoke permits, spot weather forecasts, prescribed fire burn requests).

    Organizes and reviews completed records of all orders placed and actions taken to ensure adherence to established operating procedures.

    Processes weather information (e.g., spot weather forecasts, weather station observations, current and forecasted weather, lightning detection, and fuel moisture levels).

    This information is used to determine burning indices, preparedness levels and staffing levels for suppression and aviation resources.

    Inputs data into a number of fire-related computer applications (e.g., incident qualification records, fire reporting systems, and automated dispatch systems) and makes the initial assessment of outputs.

    Assists in providing critical logistical support information to supervisor.
    Records and maintains communication logs.

    Coordinates and may assist with fire training and orientation.
    Gathers information for the development and maintenance of the dispatch mobilization guide and internal dispatch operating guides.

    Shares information with cooperators and other interested entities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per fire assignment.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511036700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.