Community of Dammeron Valley, Utah (Washington County)
Application Period Opens: 1 December 2021
Application Period Closes: 15 January 2022
Wage: Wage dependent upon qualifications and experience; merit-based bonus applies for this position
Position Description: Works under direct supervision of the Dammeron Valley Fire & Rescue (DVFR) Deputy Chief for Operations and/or Division/Group Supervisor/Strike Team Leader when deployed. This position will assist in all aspects of the DVFR Wildland Fire Program management, staffing, training, deployments, vehicle/apparatus sustainment, wildfire suppression, and prescribed fire operations. This position will perform tasks to control and extinguish wildfires as needed when deployed on a DVFR apparatus from 1 May through 31 October annually. This position will oversee implementation of annual certification training, Red Card training and submission of all certification paperwork. In addition, this position shall oversee/train wildland firefighters in the performance of a variety of projects such as tree removal, hazard fuel reduction, and administer firefighter training for advancement in NWCG defined positions.
Responsibilities Summary: Supervises the DVFR Wildland Fire Program and serves as a deployable Engine Boss (ENGB) committed to DVFR on a Wildland Fire Suppression Engine Crew. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Oversees and maintains appropriate records, including fire reports.
Directly responsible for the safety of deployed engine crew personnel.
Oversees the collection and evaluation of weather, fuels, topography, and fire behavior data for wildland fires.
Coordinates operation of portable pumps, chain saws, and other fire equipment.
Coordinates performance of tasks to control and extinguish wildfires, as needed.
Assigns responsibility for vehicle logs, maintenance/upkeep of all vehicles, equipment, or other fire related gear.
Completes various paperwork for reimbursement of deployed hours and other forms as required for successful deployment, demobilization, and payment from wildfire assignments.
Assigned other duties as required to meet the needs of the DVFR organization and Wildland Fire Program.
Exceptional history of stellar leadership and recent experience working with fire service personnel
NWCG Certified Engine Boss with at least two-years current deployment experience
NWCG Faller II Certification
2021 Red Card Holder (Passed Work Capacity Test)
Previous deployment experience for Type 1, Type 2, or Type 3 incidents
Deployable from 1 May to 31 October, annually
Competed NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800
Physical Fitness Requirement: Ability to lift 60lbs overhead; carry up to 45lbs in addition to Line Pack for long distances; ability to be on your feet for long duration periods of 8-12 hours
Structure Firefighter 1 Certification; Emergency Medical Technician-Basic; NIMS 300 and 400
Application Process: Complete the online Application for Consideration (application will open 1 December at 0600)
References: 2-3 Letters of References will be requested as part of the application process
Resume: A Fire Experience Resume will be requested as part of the application process
*Veterans Preference applies for qualified candidates with DD214
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