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Fire Logistics Dispatcher

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Department Of The Interior
All U.S. Citizens. No previous Federal Service is required. This is a permanent, career-seasonal position working 26-50 weeks per year. Work Schedule is Full Time. Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
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This position is located in the High Desert District with a duty station of Rawlins, WY. The High Desert District encompasses the Rawlins, Kemmerer and Pinedale Field Offices. The district includes significant natural resources and land management issues that have national and regional impact. Resources managed in the district include the world''s largest deposit of trona and the second ranked gas field in the nation. The district is responsible for integrating public land uses with emerging green energy sources such as wind. The district also helps manage oil and gas development, the transport of energy, management and protection of wild horses, and land conservation. The Rawlins Field Office area is mostly high plains with sagebrush and meadows with brilliant colors. The area also has high timbered mountains, world class big game hunting and blue ribbon trout streams. Camping opportunities are limitless and there are lakes and reservoirs for fishing and watercraft adventures to be found. There are fantastic hot springs, miles of horseback riding opportunities, and western culture unparalleled anywhere! For information on the city of Rawlins, please click here.
U.S. Citizenship is required
Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
Direct Deposit Required
You will serve as a Support Dispatcher (Logistics) located in an interagency dispatch center with high program complexity. The area involved encompasses federal, state and private lands within the dispatch center''s area of influence. The center is responsible primarily for wildland fire preparedness, suppression support activities but may respond to all risk incidents as needed or directed. The primary purpose of this position is to provide a wide range of fire dispatch, logistical and administrative support functions.
Physical Demands: The work requires long hours of sitting and intense concentration with irregular breaks and mealtimes. To qualify for the GS-05 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level in the federal service as a dispatcher or in a directly related position OR successful completion of a 4-year course of study above high school in any field OR have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic 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, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran''s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
Knowledge of wildland fire dispatch procedures and guidelines used in dispatch of personnel, equipment and supplies in support of wildland fire management activities.
Knowledge of wildland fire management computer programs and data output to apply information to dispatch procedures and functions.
Ability to collect, process, and submit incident information to support intelligence activities.
Knowledge of expanded dispatch operations.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing and work in a team setting under stressful conditions.
To preview questions please click here. Specialized Experience Requirements: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
Examples of specialized experience for the GS-05 level: Receiving, filling and tracking resource requests for fire and other emergency incidents; using fire-related computer applications.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
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If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at or . If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying. In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
TO BE CONSIDERED, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED/SIGNED FORM OF306, DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT. THIS IS A REQUIRED FORM FOR ALL APPLICANTS INCLUDING BLM/BLMWYOMING EMPLOYEES.
If qualifying with education, submit a Copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.
Veterans'' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans'' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans'' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans'' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.
For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans' preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
For 5-point veterans'' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
For 10-point veterans'' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.
For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: 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 may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.
UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures through Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.
You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account. 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.
May require completion of a 1 year probationary period;
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
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 Best or Highly Qualified categories on the rating criteria used for this position.
This is a career-seasonal appointment; you will be in a pay status for at least 26 but not more thatn 50 weeks per year, When work or funds are not available you will be placed in non-pay status.
This position may require regular and recurring overtime and shift work. !benefits.hms?orgId=3&jnum;=110289

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