Fire Seasonal - Initial Attack Dispatcher - Missoula 09/10
Company: State of Montana
Posted on: May 15, 2022
These seasonal positions will be open until filled with review
of applications starting Feburary 1st, 2022, with applications
reviewed every two weeks until filled. Early application is
OUR MISSION: To help ensure that Montana's land and water resources
provide benefits for present and future generations.
FORESTRY DIVISION: The Forestry Division, headquartered in
Missoula, is responsible for planning and implementing forestry and
fire management programs through an extensive network of staff
located in field offices across the state. The Forestry Division
has four major functions: fire & aviation management, forestry
assistance, business management, and policy, planning &
APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED:
* Online Application
* Cover Letter THAT INCLUDES ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING
1. Are you willing to work long hours and weekends? Please
2. Describe your training and work experience in wildland fire
dispatching, the use of radio systems and map reading.
3. List the fire courses you have completed.
4. Describe your education and work experience with computers. List
types of computers and software used.
5. Describe your work experience relating to wildland fire
management and at what levels.
6. Describe your experience interacting with the public. Please
include examples of positive and negative experiences.
7. Describe your ability to work with a diverse group of people and
your ability to handle yourself professionally in high stress
* MUST ANSWER QUESTIONS WITHIN YOUR COVER LETTER FOR YOUR
SUMBISSION TO BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: The Department of Natural
Resources may include the following factors in determining whether
an applicant meets the qualifications for the position: application
form, typing test results, education, structured interview,
job-related reference checks, job-related work experience,
job-related current and past performance and application
Applicants claiming employment preference are required to provide
proper documentation, i.e. Vet Preference (DD214), Disabled Vet
document from U.S. Veterans Administration certifying service
connected disability or purple heart medal, disabled (SRS
Certification), when submitting application.
An initial attack dispatcher is one whose primary purpose is
executing dispatch procedures in response to incidents. Initial
attack duties include monitoring and statusing suppression
resources; processing weather observations and spot weather
forecasts; broadcasting daily and updated fire weather information;
initiating and completing required fire reports. Under supervision
executes operating plans and action guides for efficient, and
cost-effective mobilization to emergency situations. May assist in
logistical support for extended attack incidents. Ensures
activities directed by the initial attack dispatch center are
conducted safely. Performs a variety of staff and administrative
duties relating to fire suppression and prescribed fire activities.
High school graduate or equivalent is required.
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and
Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of
hire documents that show authorization to work in the United
States. Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate
or Social Security card along with a driver's license or other
picture I.D., or a U.S. passport, or a "green card".
Housing is not available at this location.
The seasonal positions will remain open and additional screening
will occur as needed until positions are filled. Applicants for
these positions must be at least 18 years of age at the time of
hire and have a valid drivers' license and less than 12 conviction
points over the most recent 36 months. All persons performing
firefighting duties are required to pass a physical fitness test
within three weeks of employment. DNRC HAS ADOPTED THE PACK TEST AS
THE REQUIRED PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST. CONTACT THE INDIVIDUAL LAND
OFFICE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING PACK TEST REQUIREMENTS.
APPROXIMATE DATES AND HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR TEMPORARY SEASONAL
POSITIONS will depend on each position and will vary between June
and September. Positions will be terminated at the end of the
normal work season or as notified by the Department.
* Graduation from high school or equivalent.
* 18 years of age at time of hire.
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