Position Detail:

South Dakota Department of Agriculture
Division of Wildland Fire Suppression
4250 Fire Station Road
Rapid City , SD 57703



Hiring Information:

Position: Wildland Firefighter - Multiple Positions
Last Filing Date:  February 20, 2018

Special Instructions:  



Job ID: 9635
Agency: South Dakota Department of Agriculture; Division of Wildland Fire
Salary: $11.23 - $13.20 per hour; depending on experience
Pay Grade: GD
For more information about the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, please visit http://sdda.sd.gov/

This position is a first-level worker on a hand crew or engine crew. The incumbent will follow appropriate work and safety practices at wildland fires and other emergencies; and assist in fuel mitigation projects and prescribed fire activities.

A valid driver license is required.

Must be FFT1 qualified according to National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) 310-1 standards or be able to obtain qualification within a yearing to NWCG standards.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office. An NCRC is not necessary to be considered.

Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

One to two (1 - 2) years of wildland fire experience and certification as a FFT2 according to NWCG PMS310-1 standards are preferred.

Knowledge of:

wildland fire behavior and suppression tactics;
maintenance and operation of wildland fire tools and equipment.
Skill to:

safely and effectively work in dangerous and harsh environments.
Ability to:

communicate effectively;
work in rough terrain and dangerous conditions;

maintain required physical fitness standards according to NWCG standards.

The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus/workbenefits.aspx.

Apply at:

Starting Salary:  $11.23 - $13.20 per hour
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
500 East Capitol

Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Fax 605-773-4344

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: N/A
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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