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NR Forest Fire Response Lead
Job Class: NR Forest Fire Response LeadWorking Title: Air Tanker Base Lead
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 07/05/2018
Closing Date: 07/18/2018
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources
Work Shift/Work Hours: Varies
Days of Work: Varies
Travel Required: Yes
Salary Range: $15.92 - $20.64 /hourly
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 203/AFSCME
Employment Condition: Full Time Seasonal
Work Area/Location: Brainerd Tanker Base
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
This is a split season position with anticipated season dates of February 15 to June 1 and August 15 to November 15. Seasons are subject to change based on weather conditions. Hours/days of work may vary and include weekends, evenings and holidays.
This position implements fire suppression support tasks at an airtanker base by organizing and preparing airtanker base facilities and supplies; supports aviation resources staged at the airtanker base; performs routine fire response and preparation work; and leads emergency fire fighters to control and extinguish wildfires for the Department of Natural Resources.
Preparation of wildfire suppression needs by organizing and maintaining fire suppression equipment, supplies and tools, by maintaining an inventory of supplies and requesting new supplies as needed; by winterizing fire suppression equipment before storage at the end of fire season; and maintaining buildings, grounds, fire warden signs, and fire related facilities.
Supporting initial attack wildfires and work on prescribed burns as part of the wildfire aviation team by leading emergency fire fighters and operating airtanker base equipment. Communicate with Dispatcher/Fire Team Leader to ensure that fire reports/billings are complete, accurate and timely.
Assisting Airtanker Base Manager with fire suppression activities by directing emergency fire suppression personnel and assisting with training.
This position requires both hand and power tool operation and strenuous physical work under unfavorable conditions; requires endurance necessary to perform tasks under extreme environmental conditions, such as heat, cold, rain, wind, and smoke; and requires frequent travel for fire suppression purposes throughout Minnesota.
Knowledge of airtanker base equipment maintenance and operation sufficient to prepare and respond to wildfire suppression needs.
Knowledge of state and local fire laws and regulations sufficient to report violations.
Ability to understand and use information contained in the Airtanker Base Operations Plan sufficient to prepare for and respond to wildfires.
Communication skills sufficient to ensure accurate and effective transmission of information through internal and interagency communications for routine and crisis situations.
Ability to recognize reportable events sufficient to meet safety reporting requirements.
Ability to maintain and organize airtanker base equipment so that equipment is functioning and available when needed to suppress fires.
Ability to use maps and GPS equipment sufficient to quickly locate fires and access routes by section, township, range, and latitude/longitude.
Ability to operate airtanker base equipment sufficient to carry out fire suppression activities in a safe and effective manner.
Ability to coach and direct emergency firefighters to ensure effective and safe suppression and pre-suppression activities.
NWCG qualified as a Fixed Wing Parking Tender (FWPT) or Retardant Crew Member (RTCM)
Possession of a valid unrestricted Class A (Commercial) Driver's License or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire.
Ability to pass the DNR Forestry physical standards on an annual basis (based on the Federal Moderate Standard).
Requires an unrestricted Class A Driver's License: a combination of vehicles with a gross COMBINATION weight (GCW) of more the 26,000 pounds, and the towed unit has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more than 10,000 pounds within six months of date of hire. Employees who are required to retain this license will be included in the DNR Drug and Alcohol Plan. This will require the employee to be pre-employment drug tested and be included in a random drug and alcohol testing program.
An unrestricted Class A Driver's License
National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Red Card qualified Engine Boss (ENGB), Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4), Tracked Vehicle Operator (TVOP) and/or Initial Attack Dozer Operator (DOZ1), Helicopter Crew Member (HECM), Squad Boss (FFT1, Faller Class B (FALB), qualified mixmaster (MXMS), qualified ramp manager (RAMP).
Knowledge of airtanker base operations and aircraft safety so that aircraft can be safely loaded with fire retardants/suppressants and dispatched.
Knowledge of airtanker base equipment and retardant mixing procedures.
Knowledge of DNR Forestry fire reporting system sufficient to complete and enter reports.
Requires occasionally lifting articles such as 50-pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.
This position requires at least an unrestricted Class D Driver's License upon hire AND an unrestricted Class A Driver's License: a combination of vehicles with a gross COMBINATION weight (GCW) of more the 26,000 pounds, and the towed unit has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more than 10,000 pounds within six months of date of hire.
The selected applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, and will be included in the ongoing DNR random drug and alcohol test program.
It is policy of the Department of the Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:
Employment Reference Check
SEMA4 Records Check
Criminal History Check
Why Work For Us
The Department of Natural Resources is proud to operate within a Culture of Respect that provides a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for all employees. This means that our employees are supportive of a diverse workplace, are respectful to one another and to our customers. We believe that promoting a Culture of Respect allows our employees to do their best work in support of the agency's mission.
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and paid designated holidays.
How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page and submit an application/resume that clearly describes how you meet the qualifications listed above. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers
If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please submit your certificate to Bobbie Donat at email@example.com or fax to 218.755.4413 by the job posting close.
If you have questions about the position, contact Matt Woodwick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218.322.2726.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation.
Applicants may also contact the DNR's Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-mail: ADAdiversity.DNR@state.mn.us or by calling Sarah Spence-Koivisto at 651.259.5016; or using MN Relay 711.
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Fuels Module Squad Leader - Limited Term
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is seeking talented men and women for the position of Fuels Module Squad Leader! Sheriff Justin Smith encourages forward thinking, servant leadership, and a sense of family among all Sheriff's Office members. Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Sheriff's Office is an agency of 405 family oriented employees, dealing with a range of responsibilities including support services, patrol, jail, wildland fire, search and rescue, and investigation duties. If you are seeking a career, have a desire to serve your community, and want to work alongside others with the same mindset, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office is a great place to call home.
A Fuels Module Squad Leader may supervise wildfire fuels module crew members and serve as Chief of Party during the implementation of wildfire fuels projects and wildfire demonstration sites. They will also assist the Emergency Services Specialist in the public awareness and education programs, teaching wildfire classes and implementation of prescribed fire Plans.
Specifically, a Fuels Module Squad Leader:
Receives general supervision from the Fuel Module Coordinator and Emergency Services Specialist.
May exercise direct and technical supervision of fuels module crew members, volunteers, interns and firefighters.
Maintains appropriate records and files; prepares reports and written correspondence.
Assists in the implementation of prescribed fire burn plans.
Assists in the implementation of public awareness and education programs. This includes assisting with preparing materials and presentations to the public, industry, and outside agencies and organizations, and assisting in developing brochures, publications, and other educational/informational program-related materials.
Works with local, state, and federal agencies in wildfire suppression and prescribed fire activities as assigned.
Click here to view the complete job description, specific duties will be listed under Fuels Module Squad Leader.
Larimer County is located in the heart of North Central Colorado, extending west to the Continental Divide, north to the Wyoming border, and is home to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Over 300 days of sunshine each year provide Larimer County residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.
An hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and offers a diverse culture of education, breweries, historic charm, a thriving economy, and is a bike friendly community. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found in the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.
The City's long list of acknowledgements includes:
- #10 in "Healthiest Places to Live" - Niche.com 2017
- #18 in Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers, 2016
- #16 in Top 100 Best Places to Live" - Livability.com, 2017
- Bicycle friendly -- Earned Platinum Award from League of American Bicyclists, 2017
Three years of experience in wildfire suppression or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
High School diploma or GED required supplemented by specialized courses in wildfire control, fire mitigation, or forestry.
Employment in the fields of Forestry, Natural Resources Management, Forest Ecology, Wildland Fire Science, Firefighting, or a related field.
Possession of or ability to obtain within one year, a valid National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Red Card with a qualification of FFT1/ICT5 or trainee.
Must be NWCG qualified as a Faller Type 3 (FAL3) or higher.
Current First Aid, and community CPR certificates, or ability to obtain within 6 months.
Other Information to Note:
This is a full time, Limited Term position. Individuals hired into limited term positions are eligible for County benefits, however, the position is limited in duration dependent upon available funding, business need or signed contract or agreement.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time. Once we begin the interview process, we may not consider additional applicants unless a candidate is not hired from the interview pool.
Successful applicants will be required to meet all of the following qualifications prior to hire:
Must be 21 years of age
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
Pass physical agility test
Pass employment questionnaire
Pass oral board interview
Pass an in-depth background investigation including criminal history and financial status
Pass a physical evaluation based on the Essential Job Functions
Pass a medical examination, including drug testing
Cannot have a felony conviction
No Domestic Violence Convictions
No use of illegal drugs within the past five years
Current First Aid and CPR (All ages) certificates required by date of hire
Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.
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