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Forestry Technician (Dispatch)

Company: Department Of Agriculture
Location: Redding
Posted on: June 6, 2021

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Summary

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. This type of announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur. Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied. Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates applications are due for these locations can be found on theForest Service website.

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Responsibilities

  • Assists Operations Coordinator in the mobilization, reassignment and demobilization of resources, and support of communication capabilities and operational facilities.
  • Monitors the availability and recommends geographical placement of shared resources. Monitors daily fire situation in the geographical area.
  • Provides input to the mobilization plan and dispatch operating plans and guides.
  • Assists in development of office policy and technical guidance of the operational systems, including handbooks, guides, and operational plans.
  • Reviews contracted call-when-needed, and/or negotiated services for compliance. Validation and completion of flight invoices.
  • Implements plans governing the supply and use of resources such as personnel, equipment, supplies, aircraft and fire retardant.
  • Provides operational oversight, guidance, and limited supervision.
  • Maintains records on the availability of unit, geographic area, and national wildland fire resources for planned and unplanned events.
  • Coordinates information, resource utilization, and accountability with higher level and adjoining units, other adjoining state, local, and federal agencies, and other cooperating entities.
  • Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

9

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0462 Forestry Technician

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Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training.
  • This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.
  • Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required.
  • Some Fire positions may have Conditions of Employment such as: a valid state driver's license; a commercial driver's license (CDL); pre-appointment and random drug testing; or a physical or medical examination.
  • There may be additional Conditions of Employment not listed here, however applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Specialized Experience Requirements:

For the GS-8 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-7); OR two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture); OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

Examples of specialized experience are: Assisting in prioritizing distribution of aid, supplies, and equipment in wildland fire incidents. Assisting in coordinating and monitoring the use of airspace over and around wildland fires. Conducting inventories of equipment or service organizations to document the resources available for fire suppression activities. Assisting in maintaining documents such as dispatching guides and handbooks, staffing and action guides, mobilization plans, directives, and/or reference materials.

For the GS-9 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-8); OR two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture); OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

Examples of specialized experience are: Assisting in coordinating and implementing logistical operations to ensure the adequate distribution of resources. Performing dispatch duties such as assisting in coordinating ground and air transportation, and determining the nature of the resources needed including personnel, equipment, and services. Collecting information for statistical and narrative reports on wildland fire activities or situations. Assisting in developing mobilization plans, emergency and disaster plans, and dispatch handbooks, policies and procedures.

Selective Placement Factors

A minimum 90 days experience performing on-the-line (Primary/Rigorous) wildland fire suppression duties as a member of an organized fire suppression crew or comparable unit that utilized knowledge of wildland fire suppression, containment or control techniques and practices under various conditions. This experience must be documented with specific dates in the online application or resume.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a secondary position covered under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336(c) for the Civil Service Retirement System and of 5 USC 8412(d) for the Federal Employees Retirement System.

To receive consideration for this position, you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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Keywords: Department Of Agriculture, Redding , Forestry Technician (Dispatch), Other , Redding, California

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