Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Logistics Dispatcher in Alamo, Texas

Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Alamo, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Temporary NTE 1 year

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (6 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (5 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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This position serves as a Fire Logistics Dispatcher located in a dispatch center. This may be a single agency dispatch office or interagency dispatch center. The area involved may encompass federal, state, tribal, and private lands within the dispatch center's area of influence. The center is responsible primarily for wildland fire preparedness, suppression support activities, but may respond to all-risk incidents as needed or directed.

This is a temporary, full-time position at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Alamo, Texas. This position is not to exceed 1 year and may be extended up to a maximum of 2 years without further recruitment at management's discretion.

RELOCATION EXPENSES: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

All application materials and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement (including Veterans Preference documentation).

  • Upon initial report of fires within the dispatch area, receives location information, and notifies a higher level employee or supervisor.

  • Processes resource orders through established dispatch channels.

  • Informs supervisor of logistical support activities and may dispatch additional resources as instructed by the supervisor.

  • Consolidates and inputs fire weather data into weather application software and reviews for completeness.

  • Inputs data into a number of fire-related computer applications (e.g., incident qualification records, fire reporting systems, and automated dispatch systems).

  • Records and maintains communication logs involving all telephone and two-way radio transmissions

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • to attend training or meetings
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background Investigation
  • Drug Test Required

By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the minimum qualification requirements as outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook and as identified in this announcement below. This handbook can be viewed at

In order to meet the specialized experience requirement for the GS-2151-04 Fire Logistics Dispatcher you must meet either A, B or C.

A. Have at least one year of general experience which is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. OR B. Have successfully completed two years of education above high school at an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. OR C. Have a combination of post high school education and specialized experience, which meets 100% of the qualification requirements.

Transcripts*:* You must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial photocopy) to support your educational claims if you are qualifying for the position based on education. Failure to submit this documentation by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected to fill the position. College transcripts are still required if you currently occupy or previously occupied the series for which you are applying.

Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body.

To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link: View Occupational Questionnaire


A background investigation is required for this position.

Drug Test is required

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

**The work involves long hours of sitting, intense concentration, and working at peak proficiency/intensity levels with irregular breaks and mealtimes. The duties of this position create a highly stressful environment during peak activity, requiring the ability to keep calm in emergency situations. Must be able to cope with the pressure of meeting timeframes and changing priorities. Mental concentration and accuracy are required. Work is performed primarily in an office setting. During peak activity, increa8ed radio traffic, numerous ringing phones, and conversations result in high noise levels, which require a high level of concentration to perform duties . This creates a high stress work environment.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of the status of your application. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

View Occupational Questionnaire


The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Other Information

1. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" *plus the proof required by that form. *For more information on veteransÂ’ preference see

2. If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified for the position and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information on CTAP/ICTAP see

3. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Salary Range: $28,886.00 to $37,551.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2151-04/04

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453098900

Job Announcement Number: R2-17-1823077-AL-DEU