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    Summary

    This position serves as a Fire Dispatcher located on a forest unit and is responsible for supporting fire suppression activities. This may be a single agency dispatch office or interagency dispatch center located in a fire management organization.

    Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates applications are due for these locations can be found on the Forest Service website

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    Responsibilities

    • Operates and/or directs the operation of various dispatch telecommunication systems.
    • Anticipates fire suppression needs and determines resource allocation. Coordinates aviation dispatch operations (e.g., aircraft capabilities and limitations, flight planning, aviation safety).
    • Reviews internal operating procedures and systems, makes recommendations for improvement, and updates/develops operating plans and mobilization guides.
    • Organizes and reviews completed records of all orders placed and actions taken to ensure adherence to established operating procedures.
    • Performs, and directs others, in inputting data into a number of fire-related computer applications (e.g., incident qualification records, fire reporting systems, and automated dispatch systems) and makes assessment of outputs.
    • Plans and provides critical logistical support information to the supervisor for successful implementation of fire management program activities. Develops and implements fire program management project work plans.
    • Provides information and consults with cooperators and other interested entities. Coordinates and may assist with fire training and orientation. Provides assistance on problems encountered by lower level dispatch personnel.
    • Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned.
    • Duties listed are at the full performance level.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    7

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548104500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.