Logistics Management Specialist (Assistant Dispatch Center Manager) - #8237507

Department Of The Interior

Date: Sep 16, 2021
City: Billings, MT
Contract type: Full time
Department Of The Interior

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

This position is located in Billings, MT. Information about the surrounding area may be found here: Billings, MT.

We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

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  • Provide logistical planning, coordination, program direction, and evaluation of the interagency logistics dispatch program.

  • Analyze inventories and availability of all-hazard resources and directs the ordering and procurement necessary to meet objectives.

  • Ensure that contingency plans are prepared to respond to emergency situations.

  • Plan work objectives on a daily or project basis and make adjustments to meet priorities.

  • Provide technical and operational direction to employees on day-to-day operations.

  • Provide technical advice and staff support as needed and requested.

  • Conduct workload analysis and determine level of support for operation and staffing costs.

  • Participate in multi-agency fire management planning and assure on-going emergency response preparedness.

  • Recommend modifications to existing systems and test new applications when necessary.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0346 Logistics Management

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Be sure to read the HOW TO APPLY and REQUIRED DOCUMENTS Sections

  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.

  • Direct Deposit Required.

  • Background Investigation Required.

  • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination. Failure to possess or obtain a favorable determination will result in the cancellation of the offer or will be grounds for termination.

  • 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.

  • This position requires regular and recurring overtime and shift work during peak fire season.

  • May require completion of a one year probationary period.

  • Applicants appointed to this position must POSSESS and maintain a valid state driver's license.


Specialized Experience Requirements:

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement(s); please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-07) of the position to be filled.

To qualify for the GS-09 grade level, 1 year (12 months) of specialized experience equivalent to GS-07 is required. Examples: conducting wildland fire management operations; functioning as an Initial Attack Dispatcher, Aircraft Dispatcher, and/or performing dispatch support duties; directing others in completing and processing requests for resources in day-to-day activities; training, coaching, and motivating staff and co-workers; directing others in mobilization, reassignment and demobilization of resources; independently making sound operational and cost effective decisions in high complexity situations.

Substitution of Education for Experience:

GS-09 - Successful completion of at least 2 full years (36 semester hours) of graduate education or a master's degree which is DIRECTLY related to work of the position; OR an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education.

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.

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Selective Placement Factor(s): 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.

1.) Prior on-the-line firefighting: The Department of the Interior defines wildland firefighting experience as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. Wildland firefighting experience is gained through work on the fire line in containment, control, suppression or use of wildland fire. This experience can be met by serving in a temporary, seasonal, or equivalent private sector fire position for no less than 90 days. Wildland fires are categorized into two distinct types: (1) Wildfires - Unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires; and (2) Prescribed Fires - Planned ignitions. This description includes only fireline experience on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning stages. Prescribed fire experience must be supplemented by fire suppression experience in order to be creditable as previous wildland firefighting experience. This experience must be documented in the online application or resume with specific to AND from dates (MM/YY), description of work performed, AND hours worked per week.

2.) 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 a Lead Dispatcher/Assistant Center Manager (ACMG), and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position.

To meet IFPM requirements, you 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 (currency not required at time of referral, but may be required to obtain and maintain currency if selected):

Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher (EDSD)

You must meet all selective placement factor requirements by the closing date of the announcement unless stated otherwise.

This is a secondary/administrative firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS). While secondary positions are not subject to the maximum entry age policy, the selectee must have prior service in a primary position and meet the transfer requirement for movement from a primary to secondary position to be eligible for special retirement coverage. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enough information to determine your retirement status to ensure you do not lose benefits (normally through submission of your SF-50). YOU MUST LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN A PRIMARY POSITION.

FACT SHEET for Fire Positions: Information on Special Retirement.


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