The Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for temporary employees to work as a Fire Logistics Dispatcher in Lewistown, MT (Charles M. Russell NWR).
Employment in these positions are not-to-exceed 1 year that will total less than 1040 hours (6 months), excluding overtime in a service year. Incumbent may be terminated or placed in intermittent status (no pre-scheduled tour of duty) at any time.
For information on the Fish and Wildlife fire program, please visit their website at:
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) - Includes positions at National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) and Wetland Management Districts (WMD)
For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select the state you are interested in.
You must be a U.S. Citizen
You must be 18 years of age or older prior to appointment
These positions have no promotion potential
A Fire Logistics Dispatcher (GS-04) provides a wide range of fire dispatch support functions, such as: receives fire location information and notifies supervisor, processes resource orders, informs supervisor of logistical support activities, inputs data into a number of fire-related computer applications, and records and maintains communication logs.
To qualify for a GS-04 , you must meet at least one of the following:
GENERAL WORK EXPERIENCE : is considered any type of work that demonstrates the applicants ability to do the work of the position. This does not have to be work in wildland fire.
- 12 months of general experience, which can be any work experience; OR
- 2 years of education above the high school level, (60 semester/90 quarter hours in an accredited business, secretarial, technical school, junior college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 72 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school); OR
- an equivalent combination of the education and experience specified above.
DRUG TESTING: FWS REQUIRES MANDATORY DRUG TESTING WITH FAVORABLE RESULTS PRIOR TO REPORTING FOR WORK. The drug test will be provided at Government direction and expense. Once hired, employees are also subject to random drug testing during employment.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated by reviewing your on-line resume and your responses to the User Information, Core Questions, and Vacancy Questions, and if applicable your transcripts. ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME AND WILL BE VERIFIED. IF THEY ARE NOT SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME, YOU MAY BE RATED UNQUALIFIED.
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Temporary employees hired in wildland fire or wildland fire support positions are eligible for the following:
Annual and Sick Leave
Depending on tour of duty – Sunday, holiday, shift differential and/ or hazard pay
Paid federal holidays
Participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program - Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee.
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.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: These positions are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. If applicable, the appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of the background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to satisfy the background check will result in cancellation of offer of employment or may be grounds for termination. For further information on Privacy Act, please refer to the "Legal and Regulatory Guidance" link at the bottom of the screen.