State of Montana Engine Boss - 90709/10 (Seasonal - Dillon) in Dillon, Montana
These seasonal positions will be open until filled with review of applications starting February 1st, 2021, with applications reviewed every two weeks until May 31st, 2021. Early application is strongly encouraged.
OUR MISSION: To help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. http://www.dnrc.mt.gov/
*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.
DUTIES: Performs various firefighting duties; plans and directs the suppression of fires as the leader of an initial attack crew; serves as incident commander on wildland/urban interface and wildland (forest and range) fires as assigned; keeps crew time records; enforces safety standards; procures supplies; enforces maintenance standards for vehicles, pump tools and other equipment; collects data for fire reports and assists in completion of reports; trains and evaluates crew member performance and identifies training needs; directs communication between fire and dispatcher; operates Type V Type VI fire engines.
*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.
*Housing is 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.
ADDITIONAL APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED: RESUME, ONLINE APPLICATION, AND ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR ONLINE APPLICATON FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE:
Describe your work experience supervising and/or training others as it relates to wildland fire management.
Describe your training and work experience in wildland/urban interface and wildland (forest and range) firefighting. Please list your current red card qualifications, any fire training courses you have completed, the number and types of fire worked on and in what capacity.
As a seasonal engine boss you will be asked to perform a wide range of tasks other than fire-related duties such as mechanical repair, carpentry, map reading, compass and GPS use. Please discuss the skills and abilities you possess in these areas.
Describe your experience in the use and operation of specialized firefighting equipment such as pumps, chainsaws and firing devices among other fire suppression equipment.
Describe your ability and give an example of working with and supervising a diverse group of people.
Describe your ability to make command decisions in stressful situations and to take initiative in unsupervised situations.
- Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Two years of experience in wildland fire suppression with supervisory responsibilities and be fully qualified as an advanced firefighter squad member on an initial attack engine crew, fire crew, or other crew with firefighting responsibilities.
Must have successfully performed on two qualifying uncontrolled fires as a firefighter. Performance on one qualifying uncontrolled fire as a type 5 Incident Commander is desirable.
Valid Driver’s License.
Upon hire: Must complete a physical performance test known as the “Pack Test” which requires you to carry a 45 pound pack the distance of 3 miles in not more than 45 minutes.
Job: *Security/Protective Services
Title: Engine Boss - 90709/10 (Seasonal - Dillon)
Requisition ID: 20142941