Position Detail:

State of Montana
PO Box 200108
Helena, MT 59620-0108


406-444-2812 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter - Libby
Last Filing Date:  May 22, 2018

Special Instructions:  



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 DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: The DNRC may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications of a position vacancy by: State of MT application form, cover letter, current resume, educational requirements, structured interview, a performance test, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related current and past performance.

SPECIAL INFORMATION: These seasonal positions will be open until filled with review of applications starting February 28, 2018, with applications reviewed every two weeks until May 22, 2018. Applicants for these position must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire and have a valid driver`s 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. FREE LODGING PROVIDED AT THIS LOCATION.

APPROXIMATE DATES AND HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR TEMPORARY SEASONAL POSITIONS will depend on each position and will vary between June and September 2018. Positions will be terminated at the end of the normal work season or as notified by the Department.


1. Describe any outdoor work or recreation experience that you have and how you feel it pertains to wildland firefighting. Please list any wildland fire training courses you may have completed and/or your current Red Card qualifications, if any.

2. Describe your experience and ability to perform physically demanding work for long periods under hot and dirty conditions. What do you do to remain physically fit?

3. Describe your ability and give an example of working with a diverse group of people.

4. As a seasonal firefighter you will be asked to perform a wide range of tasks other than fire related duties such as chain saw use, mechanical repair, carpentry. Discuss skills and abilities you possess in this area.

5. Firefighting is performed in a team environment. Describe some experiences where you had to work as part of a team and reach a common goal.

HELPFUL HINT: You must check the ?relevant document? box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application.

DUTIES: Clearing and construction of fire lines; use of backpack water pumps; operation of drip torches; location and suppression of spot fires; laying out fire hose; performing ?mop up? duties; locating fires with a map and compass; lay out ?mop up? water systems; operates and maintains motor vehicles up to one and one half tons; operates power tools such as chainsaws, drills and hydraulic lifts; operates two-way radios.



? Graduation from high school or equivalent.

? 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.

Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Job: Security/Protective Services

Salary: $ 12.67 - 13.53 Hourly

Benefits Package Eligibility: Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Number of Openings: 3

Employee Status: Seasonal (less than 6 mos)

Schedule: Full-Time

Shift: Variable

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Primary Location: Libby

Agency: Department of Natural Resources & Conservation

Union: 000 - None

Bargaining Unit: 000 - None

Posting Date: Jan 22, 2018, 1:45:40 PM

Closing Date (based on your computer`s timezone): May 22, 2018, 9:59:00 PM

Required Application Materials: Resume, Supplemental Questions (Refer to Job Posting)

Contact Name: Kelly Bishop | Contact Email: kbishop@mt.gov | Contact Phone: 406-444-6673

The State of Montana has a decentralized human resources system and each agency is responsible for its own recruitment and selection process. An employee or applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation during the application or hiring process should contact the state agency human resources staff identified on the job listing as soon as possible or use the relay service by dialing 711. Montana Job Service Offices also offer support services including assisting applicants with submitting online applications.

Montana State Government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, or sexual orientation), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to the merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.

Starting Salary:  $12.67 - 13.53 Hourly
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   State of Montana Administration
Natural Resources and Conservation
PO Box 201601
Helena, MT 59620
Kelly Bishop 406-444-6673

Additional Department Details:

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

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