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    • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-07 level.
    • Performs and directs others in receiving fire reports and current fire reports and current fire information the appropriate response to incidents and request from the field.
    • Independently plans and carries out the procedural and technical tasks involved in the dispatching of personnel, equipment, and/or supplies to suppress wildland fires.
    • Based upon current wildland fire suppression activity and utilizing prior wildland firefighting experience and training, anticipates fire suppression needs and determines resource allocation.
    • Coordinates aviation dispatch operations (e.g., aircraft capabilities and limitations, flight planning, aviation safety).
    • Operates and/or directs the operation of various dispatch telecommunication systems.
    • Organizes and reviews completed records of all orders placed and actions taken to ensure adherence to established operating procedures.
    • Processes and interprets weather information (e.g., spot weather forecasts, weather station observations, current and forecasted weather, lightning detection, and fuel moisture levels).
    • 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 carries out fire program management projects in accordance with fire management objectives and policies.
    • Provides information and consults with cooperators and other interested entities.
    • Plans and provides critical logistical support information to the supervisor for successful implementation of fire management program activities.
    • Records and maintains communication logs.
    • Coordinates and may assist with fire training and orientation.
    • Reviews internal operating procedures and systems, makes recommendations for improvement, and updates/develops operating plans and mobilization guides.
    • Performs other duties as assigned. Provides assistance on problems encountered by lower level dispatch personnel.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.

    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/576902300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.