Fire Logistics Dispatcher
Department Of The Interior - Salt Lake City, UT

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BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team as a Fire Logistics Dispatcher.

The BLM manages more land - approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our
greatest natural resource.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit
Our website .

This is a career seasonal appointment. You will be in pay status for at least six (6) months, but less than 12 months a year. When work or funds are not available, you will be placed in non-pay status.

This position is located in Salt Lake City, UT. Information about Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake area can be found at Salt Lake City, Utah

KEY REQUIREMENTS

US Citizenship is required.

Security Clearance/Background Investigation 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 Lands

Direct deposit required.

DUTIES:
You will work as a Support Dispatcher at the Northern Utah Interagency Fire Center. This Center is responsible for wildland fire preparedness, suppression support activities and may respond to all-risk incidents, as needed. You will provide a wide range of fire dispatch, logistical and administrative support functions. You will receive, fill, dispatch and track resource requests for fire and other emergency incidents. You will maintain resource status and tracking systems and operate telecommunication systems.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Specialized Experience Requirements:
In order to be rated 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.

For GS-4, you must have a minimum of one year of creditable general experience equivalent to the GS-3 level in the federal service.

General experience is any type of work that demonstrates your ability to perform dispatching work or experience that provided you with a familiarity with the subject matter and/or processes of dispatching. OR

Two (2) years of education above the high school level (either 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours) in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, 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 specialized experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement. Provide a copy of your college transcript.

For GS-5, you must have a minimum of one year of creditable specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level in the federal service as a dispatcher or in a directly related position. Examples: Perform dispatching duties for wildland fire or police or fire departments or other emergency services to include receiving information and notifying a higher level employee or supervisor; processing requests for resources; consolidating and inputting data using computer programs; and recording and maintaining communications logs. OR

A full four-year course of study leading to a bachelor`s degree with a major study in any field in an accredited school. OR

An equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement. Provide a copy of your college transcript.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 standard logistical and administrative procedures used in the dispatch of personnel, equipment and supplies.

Knowledge of wildland firefighting sufficient to provide logistical support to fire management operations.

Ability to operate computer programs for inputting data, records creation maintenance and disposal.

Ability to remain calm under urgent and frequently changing conditions.

Skill in oral and written communications.
To preview questions please click here .

BENEFITS:
To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS

OTHER INFORMATION:
This is a career seasonal appointment. You will be in pay status for at least six (6) months, but less than 12 months a year. When work or funds are not available, you will be placed in non-pay status.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid. 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 for this position.

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