Forestry Technician (Senior Fire Dispatcher)


Vacancy ID: 790882   Announcement Number: RMR-13-10, 790882   USAJOBS Control Number: 331653700

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1. Title of Job

Forestry Technician (Senior Fire Dispatcher)


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level (06-07) you will accept.


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07

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Merit Promotion - Forestry Technician (Fire Dispatch)

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


300695087 Lame Deer, MT

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

WARNING STATEMENT: Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings ARE subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume, narratives and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

1. Are you claiming Indian Preference and submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment?

A. Yes.

B. No.

2. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include and upload your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference.

A. Yes.

B. No.

3. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility. To determine if you are eligible, please go to the following website: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI3.asp

A. Yes.

B. No.

4. This position requires previous wildland firefighting experience which provided knowledge of the techniques, policies, and practices of wildland fire management. 90 Days of wildland firefighting experience is required to qualify, as the 90 days of previous wildland firefighting experience provides the incumbent with the knowledge of fire suppression and prescribed fire strategies, tactics, methods and procedures. This question is a screen out. Do you have wildland firefighting experience as described?

A. Yes, I have prior wildland firefighting experience.

B. No, I do not have any prior wildland firefighting experience.

5. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for Forestry Tecnician (Fire Dispatch), GS-462-6. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select.

A. 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level which included Forestry Aid or Technician work, Engineering, range or soil conservation work, Farming or ranching work, that involved the application of cultural, resource conservation or land management practices on nonforest or ranch lands when combined with knowledge of forestry operations and equipment. Knowledge of Forest or range fire control, prevention or suppression work, as well as, standard fire dispatch fire procedures, predifined initial attack response zones and operating guides used in ordering of overhead, crews, aircraft, equipment and supplies for wildfire, prescribed fire and other non-fire emergencies.

B. I do not have the experience and/or education to meet the requirements provide in any of the above statements.

6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Question five is a screen-out. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for Forestry Technician (Fire Dispatch) GS-462-7. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select, please provide all proper documentation support education and/or experience, (i.e., College transcripts, certificates, etc.).

A. 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level which included Forestry Aid or Technician work, Engineering, range or soil conservation work, Farming or ranching work, that involved the application of cultural, resource conservation or land management practices on nonforest or ranch lands when combined with knowledge of forestry operations and equipment. Knowledge of Forest or range fire control, prevention or suppression work, as well as, standard fire dispatch fire procedures, predifined initial attack response zones and operating guides used in ordering of overhead, crews, aircraft, equipment and supplies for wildfire, prescribed fire and other non-fire emergencies.

B. Successful completion of 1 full year of graduate education, meets the requirement for GS-7. (1 year of full time graduate education is considered to be be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement).

C. AND/OR a combination of experience and education, where the education and experience should be converted to a percentage. The two percentages must equal 100% to qualify.

D. I do not have the experience and/or education to meet the requirements provide in any of the above statements.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.(0 Points)

B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction or experience to perform it at a proficient level.(1 point)

C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.(2 points)

D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.(3 points)

E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or supervisors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.(4 points)

7. Receive fire reports and current fire information.

8. Apply aviation dispatch procedures.

9. Determine the appropriate type and quantity of resource response base on fire report information.

10. Anticipate fire suppression needs and resource allocation.

11. Mobilize large numbers of resources to multiple incidents.

12. Communicate in an interagency coordination environment.

13. Utilize various dispatch telecommunications systems, such as Ross Ordering System (ROSS), Weather Information Management System (WIMS), Incident Cost and Recording System (ICARS), Wildcad and others.

14. Maintain communication logs.

15. Inform field personnel, agency administrators and Multi-Agency Coordinating (MAC) groups of critical fire conditions and information in support of safe and efficient operations.

16. Apply knowledge of prior firefighting experience on the fireline.

17. Particiated in Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) station pre-season preparation and maintenance.

18. Utilize limited resources in aspect to fire suppression and prescribed fire strategies and tactics.

19. Participate in pre-season dispatch preparedness activities.

As previously explained, your ratings in the Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you; (a) understand this warning, (b) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy and (c) verify that your responses accurately described your current level of experience and capability.

20. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be re-rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50s) is received and is accurate.