Range Technician (Fire Dispatch) (Senior Fire Dispatcher)

  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management
  • Ely, NV, USA
  • Jun 07, 2018
Full time Wildland and Forest Fire Control

Job Description


This announcement may be used to fill more than one position at this duty location.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. This position is located in Ely, Nevada. Information about the area can be found at White Pine Chamber of Commerce

Physical Demands: 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 time frames and changing priorities. Mental concentration and accuracy are required.

Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office setting. During peak activity, increased 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.

Prior wildland firefighting experience on the fireline is a mandatory requirement.

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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a fire dispatcher in support of a wide range of fire suppression activities.

Determines appropriate resource response to incidents and requests from the field and dispatches personnel, equipment, aircraft, and/or supplies; performs, and directs others, in receiving fire reports, determining location, land status, and current fire information; processes and interprets weather information to determine burning indices, preparedness and staffing levels for suppression and aviation resources.

Reviews internal operating procedures and systems, makes recommendations for improvement; updates/develops operating plans and mobilization guides; provides critical logistical support information to supervisor and makes recommendations concerning the efficient uses of available resources.

Provide guidance, orientation, and training to other dispatchers.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May require travel to Nevada State Office and other Districts for meetings and training and possible travel to out-of-state locations.

Closes 06/19/2018

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Government- Federal


$37,223 to $53,773 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 06 - 07.