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Prescribed Fire Crew Technician

Deadline:
Employer:
North Carolina State Parks
Job Field:
Forestry
Wildlife
Other
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location:
North Carolina
Location Detail:
Steven Springs
Job Description:

JOB TITLE: PRESCRIBED FIRE CREW TECHNICIAN

SALARY GRADE: $17.00/HR

FLSA STATUS: Subject

EMPLOYMENT DATES: January 3, 2022 - December 3, 2022

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Applications are now being accepted. A pd-107 state job application will have to be completed before an offer of employment can be made.

This position is subject to the fair labor standards act.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Prescribed Fire Crew Technician participates in fire operations, restoration, maintenance, and management in NC State Parks statewide. Duties may include the following functions:

• Participates in prescribed fire operations which may include burn unit prep, firing and holding, managing staff and volunteers, maintenance of equipment and supplies, mop up, and monitoring.

• Participates in restoration efforts with thinning, planting, and monitoring.

• Frequent chainsaw work that may include tree felling and storm clean up.

• Maintain park property, which may include trail clearing, maintaining tools and equipment, grounds maintenance, posting boundaries, and invasives treatments.

• Standard work week is 40 hours a week, but daily schedule may change often and on short notice. Workweek may occasionally exceed 40 hours during fire operations with overtime.

• Frequent travel including overnights.

• Based at Cliffs of Neuse State Park in Seven Springs N.C

• Housing is available at Cliffs of the Neuse but not required.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The Prescribed Fire Crew Technician participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. The Prescribed Fire Crew Technician will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. Will do project work and other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.

Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

• Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for Fire Fighter Type 2.

• High school diploma and 6 months to 1-year training in science-related field or related experience in land management. Prefer a bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, ecology, natural resources management or related field, or active and ongoing study toward such a degree and/or two years related work experience or related experience in land management.

• Experience operating and maintaining various types of equipment and vehicles.

• Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.: chainsaws, UTV/ATVs, farm tractor and implements, leaf blower, small motors, radio, hand tools, drip torch, etc.)

• Ability to follow written and verbal instructions from co-workers.

• Ability to develop timeframes and then complete tasks within timeframes.

• Ability to work with a team or individually.

• Willingness to work in a group for problem solving situations.

• Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions, inclement weather, and rough terrain.

• Ability to navigate to remote sites with maps, written directions, and GPS.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

• Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for FFT2.

• Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

• Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.

• Ability to perform physical work, sometime under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.

• Ability to achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Management Officer.

 

COMPLEXITY/PROBLEM SOLVING:

• Resolves issues with supervisor.

• May resolve management problems independently or as delegated.

• Troubleshoot and resolve equipment/mechanical issues.

• Consult with supervisor to develop plans for resolution of unusual or complex problems.

• Monitor the progress of work groups toward achieving preserve management and restoration goals.

 

DISCRETION/LATITUDE/DECISION-MAKING:

• Consults supervisor on unusual or complex issues.

• Make day-to-day decisions affecting individual work and work of the fire crew.

 

RESPONSIBILITY/OVERSIGHT – FINANCIAL AND SUPERVISORY:

• Receives detailed instructions to complete required tasks.

• May work under close supervision or independently on delegated tasks.

 

COMMUNICATIONS/INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:

• Ability to interacts with park visitors and convey basic park information.

• Make day-to-day decisions affecting individual work and work of the fire crew.

• Consults with supervisor in event of any unusual circumstance, problem or question that falls outside of general preserve management realm.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT:

The Prescribed Fire Crew Technician may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions:

• Present frequent possibility of injury.

• Require long hours in isolated settings.

• Require physical exertion, outdoors, in all weather conditions and on difficult and sometimes hazardous terrain.

• Require heavy lifting and long hikes with equipment.

• Require the ability to operate heavy machinery.

• Require willingness to travel frequently.

Salary:
$17.00/hr
Benefits:

Housing is provided (but not required) at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

How to Apply:

• Fill out a North Carolina State employment form PD-107:

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• Send the application along with a cover letter, resume and references to: Andrew.slack@ncparks.gov

• Please include all NWCG trainings completed and fire qualifications in your resume.

• For more information contact Andrew Slack via email