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 & outreach. Following is a brief description of the programs, products and services offered through the Forestry Division's diverse programs.
BENEFITS: Benefits for eligible state employees include a credit union, a deferred compensation program, public employee’s retirement program, 15 working days annual leave per year, 12 days sick leave per year, paid holidays, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay.
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".
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 supplements.
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.
SPECIAL INFORMATION: 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 SEASONAL POSITIONS will depend on each position and will vary between June and September 2019. Positions will be terminated at the end of the normal work season or as notified by the Department.
ADDITIONAL APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED: RESUME, ONLINE APPLICATION, COVER LETTER AND 3 REFERENCES MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR ONLINE APPLICATON FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE:
JOB OVERVIEW: The Kalispell Interagency Dispatch Center initial and extended attack of fires on the Northwestern Land Office, Flathead National Forest, and Glacier National Park, and regularly assists other federal and state government agencies with wildland incidents. The interagency dispatch center also assists the Northern Rockies Coordination Center in mobilization of federal, State and local resources for fires and other non-fire incidents on a State, regional and nationwide level.
DUTIES: This position will generally and normally be assigned to the Kalispell Interagency Fire Dispatch Center and works under the guidance and direction of the Dispatch Center Manager, and the DNRC Assistant Manager. The position is expected to use initiative and judgment, under standard operating procedures, to dispatch resources for initial attack and support of wildland fires during complex and multiple incidents that are beyond the scope of developed guidelines.
Mobilizes local, state, and federal firefighting forces in order to provide initial and extended attack fire suppression actions for wildland and wildland/urban interface fires reported for the responsibility areas of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Flathead National Forest, Glacier National Park and the 4 counties within NWLO’s area.
In support of large fires or other incidents, the dispatcher determines needs and plans and initiates an appropriate support organization to mobilize firefighting or other resources for incidents within the KIC Dispatch Zone and, upon request, for statewide or national incidents.
Gathers and interprets fire-related intelligence to provide current and accurate information needed by dispatchers, incident commanders and fire managers.
* Graduation from high school or equivalent.
* 18 years of age at time of hire
* 1 to 2 years of job-related work experience
* Successful completion of the following courses or equivalents, is recommended for full performance level in this Position.
2. I-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System
I-200-Basic Incident Command System
D-110 Dispatch Recorder
S-260 Fire Business Management
S-261 Applied Interagency Incident Business Management
S-270 Basic Air Operations
D-310 Support Dispatcher
D-311 / 312 Initial Attack Dispatcher / Aircraft Dispatcher
* Ability to work long shifts for extended periods while making sound decisions and maintaining an effective working relationship with associates, and the public.
**Job:** **Security/Protective Services*
**Title:** *Initial Attack Dispatcher - 19510*
**Requisition ID:** *19140698*