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Forestry Technician Dispatch

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U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management

Redding, CA
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This position serves as an each Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC) is a detached unit from the Fire and Aviation Management staffs of the National and Regional Offices of the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The lands within the Geographic Areas have a long history of intense wildfire activity amidst high natural resource values, including commercial timber, wilderness, threatened and endangered species habitat, recreation, watershed and airshed.

This position is located on Pacific Southwest Region, Region 5, Deputy Regional Forester, SPF, FA, R,E,T, Fire and Aviation Management, Northern California Service Center, Redding, CA.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Laurie Forni at or 530-226-2839.

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Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned.

Evaluates, plans, and coordinates wildland fire and other daily operational situations to ensure adequate quantities of resources are available to meet incident requirements.

Carries out priorities for the mobilization, reassignment and demobilization of firefighting resources to incidents as deemed necessary in light of changing fire conditions and incident priorities within the Geographic Area.

Assists with the overall execution of activities of the Operations Section of the GACC. This involves the intra- and inter-geographical area movement of aircraft, personnel and equipment for wildland fire and all-hazard emergency response activities. Cooperates with Federal, State and other land management agencies in this activity.

Assists Operations Coordinator in the mobilization of resources, and support of communication capabilities and operational facilities. Monitors the availability and recommends geographical placement of shared resources (e.g. air tankers, lead planes, aerial delivered firefighters (smokejumpers and rappellers), and aerial delivered firefighter aircraft) within the Geographic Area.

Monitors daily fire situation in the geographical area, and keeps Operations Coordinator or Operations Manager apprised of current and anticipated fire complexities in order to support decision making for critical wildfire situations.

Insures that mobilization/demobilization actions (movements of personnel, equipment and aircraft) are planned and conducted in a manner which keeps safety considerations foremost while also meeting time frames of requests for incident support.

Coordinates and arranges transport flights for crews, personnel and cargo utilizing large or light government-owned or contracted aircraft, as well as the use of infrared aircraft, in accordance with local and national agreements.

Ensures that the requirements of OMB Circulars, federal, departmental and agency directives and policies are met for each administrative flight.

Applies technical methods and procedures related to aviation operations and to managing agency programs. Performs a wide variety of limited aviation operations projects incorporating diverse technical knowledge.

Applies the technical methods, practices, and procedures of fire and aviation operations as well as management practices, agency policies and programs, to execute and complete conventional projects or oversee day-to-day operations of field-based projects.

Assists DOI, Forest Service, and other applicable units in the development of mission or project plans.

Assists employees conducting aviation missions such as flight/mission planning, scheduling, and flight following.

Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Company Profile
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), created in 1946 through a merger of the General Land Office (GLO) and the U.S. Grazing Service, has roots going back to the creation of the GLO in 1812. In celebration of 200 years of land management, the BLM presents this website -- a collection of the stories, traditions and heritage that make up our unique history. BLM employees, current and retired, have contributed to this labor of love and many more will continue to add their unique histories over time.

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