A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.
It's an awesome responsibility-but the rewards are as limitless as the views.
These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.
These positions serve as Logistics Support Dispatchers located in dispatch centers. This may be a single agency dispatch office or interagency dispatch center. The area covered may include federal, state and private lands within the dispatch center’s area of influence. The center is to respond to all-hazard incidents as needed or directed.
This vacancy announcement is for one or more locations throughout Region 4. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.
TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours. Considerable travel may be required. Some positions involve work that requires travel away from the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles).
Positions will be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months.
Hourly wage as shown is Rest of U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/
The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career- Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.
Participates in the management of the organization by performing routine administrative and miscellaneous clerical duties. Answers and screens all emergency calls, personal telephone inquiries relative to the activities of the dispatch office when the information required can be supplied from own knowledge of departmental operations or can be located in office files or records. Refers calls to other personnel or component organizations as appropriate. Maintains office files, searches for and withdraws material when requested. Compiles statistical data reports, charts or records. Extracts data from documents and posts or tabulates. Verifies accuracy of computations or computer quantities. Receives, sorts, routes incoming mail or correspondence and makes distribution.
Uses standard computer hardware/software programs and procedures to input, update, review, and/or retrieve data. Utilizes special computer programs within dispatch in assisting personnel before and when on an emergency scene. Compiles information in appropriate computer software.
Provides critical logistical support information to supervisor and makes recommendations concerning the efficient use of available resources. Shares pertinent information with cooperators and other interested entities.
Gathers information for the development and maintenance of the dispatch mobilization guide and internal dispatch operating guides. Transcribes and maintains all telephone and two-way radio transmissions in appropriate communication logs.
- Occasional Travel
- Per Work Assignment