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Fire Logistics Dispatcher
Three Rivers, CA , California
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:NPS-FIRE-2014-036
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OPEN PERIOD:Monday, November 25, 2013 to
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:GS-2151-04/05
POSITION INFORMATION:These are full-time excepted service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months. -
The length and actual dates of employment may vary depending on the position.
DUTY LOCATIONS: few vacancies in the following location:
Three Rivers, CA
WHO MAY APPLY:Applications will be accepted from all qualified United States citizens.
The National Park Service is looking for temporary employees to work as Fire Logistics Dispatchers in Three Rivers, CA, (Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP).
First Consideration Date: The following location will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before the date indicated below to receive first consideration for the location you are interested in. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed; during the open period of the announcement:
Three Rivers, CA (Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP)
For information on the National Park Service's (NPS) fire program, please visit their website at: National Park Service (NPS) - Includes positions at National Parks (NP) and National Monuments (NM).
For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select California.
- 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.
DUTIES:Back to top
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.
A Fire Logistics Dispatcher (GS-05) serves as a dispatcher, receiving, filling, and tracking resource order requests for fire and other emergency incidents. Collects, processes, collates and submits incident information to support intelligence activities. Inputs data into a number of fire-related computer applications. Organizes and reviews completed records of all orders placed. Processes and interprets weather information.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify for a GS-04, you must meet at least one of the following:
- 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.
To qualify for a GS-05, you must meet at least one of the following:
- 12 months of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level duties, Examples include: dispatching for wildland fire, police or fire departments, emergency servies for ambulance; OR
- successful completion of a 4 year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree in any field, OR
- an equivalent combination of the education and experience specified above. 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.
For more information regarding basic qualifications, general experience and combining education and experience click here.
DRUG TESTING: NPS 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.
To preview questions please click here.
BENEFITS:Back to top
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.
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HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Applications must be received ON-LINE through USAJOBS. On-line applications must be submitted prior to 12:00AM (Midnight) Eastern Standard Time of the closing date/early consideration date of the announcement.
Step 1 - Register with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) and Create a Resume. You must use the USAJOBS resume builder, DOI FIRES does not accept uploaded resumes.
Step 2 - Review the Vacancy Announcement Review the announcement thoroughly. These sections describe who is eligible to apply, what education and/or experience is required for the position, and which documents are needed for your application package. We suggest you preview the vacancy questions, located under the Qualifications and Evaluations tab. You may need to update your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.
Step 3 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link at the side of the page. Select your USAJOBS resume to submit with your application and answer the vacancy questions.
Step 4 - Supporting Documentation To submit required supporting documentation that applies to you, refer to the 'Required Documents' section below. For detailed step-by-step instructions on how to apply click here.
After you have completed the online application process you may review your current application status at any time, and update your application during the open period of the announcement.
Failure to provide the required information may negatively affect your qualification determinations.
If applying online poses a hardship for you, or you do not have Internet access, contact the FIRES help desk at 1-888-364-6432 for an application packet PRIOR to the closing date of the announcement.
You MUST fax or upload the following "Required Documents" PRIOR to the Early Consideration or Close Date.
College transcripts - If you are qualifying using education above high school, you MUST submit your college transcripts.
Veteran Preference Documentation - If you are claiming Veteran Preference, you MUST submit evidence of eligibility. DD-214 MUST show character of service. Failure to submit a DD-214 which shows the character of service and other appropriate supporting documentation, if applicable, will result in NOT granting preference. Note: If you are still on active duty, contact the FIRES Help Desk at the number listed in this announcement for acceptable alternative documentation.
- 5-point preference - DD-214 which shows character of service (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), or other documentation which proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
- 10-point preference - DD-214, SF-15, an official letter dated 1991 or later from the Department of Veteran's Affairs, or other appropriate source. For further information on Veterans Preference, please refer to the "Veteran Information" link at the bottom of the screen.
* You only need to fax or upload documents that apply to you.
* For faxing and uploading instructions please click here.
Failure to submit required documents, if applicable, may result in you not being considered, or not receiving the appropriate preference. You will not be contacted for additional information. If you have questions regarding what is considered appropriate supporting documentation, refer to the contact information provided in this announcement.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
If you are determined to be eligible and qualified; you may be referred to the location(s) you selected during the application process. You can check your application status by logging into "My Account" on USAJOBS, and selecting "Application Status", then select the "More Information" link in the Application Status column to view detailed information regarding your application status. You will only be notified through e-mail when you are referred; no other notifications will be sent.
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