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Explore a new career with the BLM – where our people are our greatest natural resource.
This position is located in Redmond, OR. Information about this location can be found by clicking on the location name.
We expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.
- Provide logistical planning, coordination, program direction, and evaluation of the interagency logistics dispatch program.
- Analyze inventories and availability of all-hazard resources and directs the ordering and procurement necessary to meet objectives.
- Ensure that contingency plans are prepared to respond to emergency situations.
- Plan work objectives on a daily or project basis and make adjustments to meet priorities.
- Provide technical and operational direction to employees on day-to-day operations.
- Provide technical advice and staff support as needed and requested.
- Conduct workload analysis and determine level of support for operation and staffing costs.
- Participate in multi-agency fire management planning and assure on-going emergency response preparedness.
- Recommend modifications to existing systems and test new applications when necessary.
Conditions of Employment
- 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.
- Background Investigation Required.
- Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination. Failure to possess or obtain a favorable determination will result in the cancellation of the offer or will be grounds for termination.
- Applicant(s) tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
- This position requires regular and recurring overtime and shift work during peak fire season.
- May require completion of a one year probationary period.
- Applicants appointed to this position must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license.
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
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(s); please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-07) of the position to be filled.
To qualify for the GS-09 grade level, 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-07 is required. Examples of work experience include, but are not limited to: conducting wildland fire management operations; functioning as an Initial Attack Dispatcher, Aircraft Dispatcher, and/or performing dispatch support duties; directing others in completing and processing requests for resources in day-to-day activities; training, coaching, and motivating staff and co-workers; directing others in mobilization, reassignment and demobilization of resources; independently making sound operational and cost effective decisions in high complexity situations.
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.
Substitution of Education for Experience:
To qualify for the GS-09: Masters degree or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 years (36 semester hours) of graduate education which is DIRECTLY related to work of the position; OR an equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate level education.
Selective Placement Factor(s): This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.
1.) Prior on-the-line firefighting: The Department of the Interior defines wildland firefighting experience as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. Wildland firefighting experience is gained through work on the fire line in containment, control, suppression or use of wildland fire. This experience can be met by serving in a temporary, seasonal, or equivalent private sector fire position for no less than 90 days. Wildland fires are categorized into two distinct types: (1) Wildfires – Unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires; and (2) Prescribed Fires – Planned ignitions. This description includes only fireline experience on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning stages. Prescribed fire experience must be supplemented by fire suppression experience in order to be creditable as previous wildland firefighting experience. This experience must be documented in the online application or resume with specific to AND from dates (MM/YY), description of work performed, AND hours worked per week.
2.) This position has been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as an Initial Attack Lead Dispatcher/Assistant Center Manager, and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position.
To meet IFPM requirements, you must have possessed all of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position (currency not required at time of referral, but may be required to obtain and maintain currency if selected):
- Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher (EDSD)
You must meet all selective placement factor requirements by the closing date of the announcement unless stated otherwise.
Physical Demands: Involves long hours of sitting, intense concentration, and working at peak proficiency/intensity levels with irregular breaks and mealtimes. Must be able to cope with the pressure of meeting timeframes and changing priorities.
Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office setting. During peak activity, increased radio traffic, numerous ringing phones, and conversations result in high noise levels, which require a high level of concentration to perform duties.
This is a secondary/administrative firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS). While secondary positions are not subject to the maximum entry age policy, the selectee must have prior service in a primary position (3 years of service in primary/rigorous position(s)) and meet the transfer requirement for movement from a primary to secondary position to be eligible for special retirement coverage. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enough information to determine your retirement status to ensure you do not lose benefits (normally through submission of your SF-50). YOU MUST LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN A PRIMARY POSITION.
FACT SHEET for Fire Positions: Information on Special Retirement.
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