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Logistics Management Specialist (Asst Dispatch Center...
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Department of the Interior | Fairbanks, AK
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* Duties

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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 Dispatch Center high complexity, and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at https://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/

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* Supervise the mobilization, demobilization, and reassignment of wildland fire suppression resources to support current and anticipated initial attack and logistical support emergency operations.
* Monitor incident and administrative intelligence to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of dispatch center decisions.
* Participate in multi-agency fire management planning and assure on-going emergency response preparedness.
* Develop or modify dispatcher related training and serve as subject matter expert during training course development.
* Assist with the administration, integration, and oversight of the use of telecommunication equipment, computer based applications, and other related communications equipment.
* For information on the duties of this position contact the supervisor, Karis Berrian, at (907) 356-5551.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position requires travel by scheduled or chartered aircraft or ground vehicles to various destinations in the western U.S. for incident assignments lasting up to 14 days. Supervisory status

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0346 Logistics Management

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* Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship is required.
* Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
* 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.
* This is a seasonal appointment; you will be in a pay status for at least 6 months, but less than 12 months a year. When work or funds are not available you will be placed in non-pay status.
* 90 days wildland fire experience required.
* You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
* 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.
* May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.


We must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your 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. To be creditable, this experience must have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. (If the position was seasonal, your resume must show periods worked.

You may qualify at the GS-09 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

* One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service as a dispatcher or experience in wildland fire, police, structure fire or other emergency related fields performing logistical support duties including identifying suitable resource sources, receiving, filling & tracking resource requests, providing logistical support information and coordination, mobilizing, reassigning and demobilizing resources, and recording and maintaining records and communications logs; OR
* A master's or equivalent graduate degree in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or possession of a LL.B. or J.D degree, if related. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position, examples of qualifying fields include fire science, fire management, or a closely related discipline; OR
* A combination of education and experience as listed above.

Selective Placement Factors: 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.

* Wildland Firefighting Experience Requirement: This position requires previous wildland firefighting experience (at least 90 days). Wildland firefighting experience is defined as experience gained through work on the fire line in containment, control, or suppression of wildland fire. Experience may be related to wildfires or, fire line experience on a prescribed fire (this does not include experience in the planning stages).
* The applicant 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.
* have held or currently hold the NWCG qualifications or higher: Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher (EDSD).


About Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is the nation's principal conservation agency. Its mission is to protect America's treasures for future generations, provide access to our nation's natural and cultural heritage, offer recreation opportunities, honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives and our responsibilities to island communities, conduct scientific research, provide wise stewardship of energy and mineral resources, foster sound use of land and water resources, and conserve and protect fish and wildlife. Its work affects the lives of millions of people; from the family taking a vacation in a national park to the children studying in Indian schools.