DPW Mobile Fuel Dispatcher

Location: Gerlach, NV

Department: DPW

Type: Temporary

Min. Experience: Experienced

JOB SUMMARY 

The DPW Mobile Fuel Dispatcher will collect and dispatch information and requests via radio to the Mobile Fuel Operations team. They will update the tracking system and office map with infrastructure generator updates. This person will be responsible for the intake, coordination, tracking, and real-time monitoring of all incoming communications and requests for the PETROL Department at the Burning Man event. The DPW Mobile Fuel Dispatcher will document and relay after hours requests to the Mobile Fuel Operations Staff to ensure the timely fulfillment of orders.

 

The deadline to apply for this role is 5:00pm PT on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

 


DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Be available, on radio, at 7:00am daily and prepared to dispatch fuel services by 8:00am
  • Collect, track, monitor, and efficiently dispatch incoming information and requests via radio to the Mobile Fuel Operations team
  • Monitor and route incoming requests for propane delivery, setup, tank approval, and flame effects with the DPW Propane Technical Staff and the DPW Fuel Planner as needed
  • Record and report all Fuel Department requests in real-time, answering and forwarding all incoming messages to Managers when they are unable to answer a radio call
  • Liaise with the DPW Mobile Fuel Operation team to ensure the prompt dispatch of fuel and qualified crews to fulfill requested tasks
  • Create and deliver documentation to the DPW Fuel Superintendent tracking any issues with Fuel Department operations
  • Help implement Burning Man’s integrated plan and work with all BRC departments to ensure fuel distribution and safety
  • Review and understand the Fuel Spill Response Plan and the BRC Rain Contingency Plan and assist in execution if necessary
  • Work with the DPW Fuel Team to plan and execute LNT and Waste disposal plans
  • Write and submit the final “Ember” report by the end of event cycle addressing the successes and failures of the season

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be familiar and act in accordance with Burning Man’s staff policies
  • Maintain DPW related correspondence via assigned Burning Man mailing lists
  • Perform various other duties as assigned by the DPW Fuel Superintendent, and the DPW Construction and Utilities Superintendent

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING

  • Documentation – Assists in the creation, publishing, and maintenance of process documentation related to their assigned duties that support the dispatching process. Provide feedback and new ideas towards the continued development of dispatching methods and protocols.
  • Knowledge sharing – Helps acculturate and educate junior staff and volunteers in  Burning Man culture and DPW Mobile Fuel Operations processes.
  • Training development – Collaborates with the education team to develop training materials in their area of expertise, as requested.
  • Learning – Pursues ongoing learning in their area of expertise, working to stay current on emergent knowledge, skills, and processes.
  • Teaching – Takes a leadership role in the acculturation and training of staff and volunteers. Teaches live or e-learning classes, as requested. Promotes a culture of teaching and learning throughout the community.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED

  • Trained in liquid fuel handling and the use of portable fire extinguishers  
  • Capable of studying and obtaining familiarity of the DPW Fuel Operation in order to accurately address and direct incoming questions and requests
  • Comfortable handling real-time data entry for large amounts of information
  • Proficient with remote forms of communication (i.e. two way radios)
  • Motivated, organized, and detail-oriented; able to efficiently and accurately track fuel usage and Fuel Team operations
  • Experienced in Google Suite software: Docs, Sheets, and Gmail
  • A professional demeanor with effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to lead by example, motivate; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experienced in supervising major projects in remote wilderness and/or desert environment
  • Knowledge of Burning Man, BRC, and its departments

PREFERRED

  • It is helpful if the candidate has previously been to Burning Man and/or is familiar with its culture

 

REQUIRED LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS

N/A

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

On-playa:  Work is primarily sedentary but will also include the need to find and meet with department representatives who may not be in the vicinity therefore this could include walking or using some form of transportation.  Some of the work will be in outside weather conditions and will be exposed to fumes or airborne particles as well as possible extremes in temperature.


ABOUT THIS ROLE

This is a temporary, full-time position ineligible for benefits, working out of Gerlach, Nevada. Burning Man is an equal-opportunity employer.

The expected timeframe of temporary full-time employment for this role, during the DPW work season, is August through September.

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