Position Detail:

Santa Fe County Fire Department
35 Camino Justicia
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Santa Fe County

505-992-3073 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Forestry Technician
Last Filing Date:  March 24, 2019

Special Instructions:  



The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Primary Purpose:
Crewmember on a fuels/suppression wildland crew conducting fuel reduction projects and responding to wildland fires in Santa Fe County or to wildland fire assignments through the Resource Mobilization Plan (RMP) lasting for up to 18 days.
Essential Job Functions:
 Crewmember on a fuels/suppression crew performing fuel reduction on Santa Fe County Open Space using a variety of hand and power tools.
 Perform duties operating a variety of 4x4 vehicles, chippers, and other heavy equipment necessary for wildland hazard fuel reduction projects.
 Perform duties as a crewmember responding to wildland fires as a crewmember on an engine or hand crew.
 May travel for up to 18 days on a wildland fire as a crewmember on an engine or hand crew on assignment through the Resource Mobilization Plan.
 Will operate GPS data collectors to map project areas for tracking and monitoring of project.
 May participate in Firewise projects with homeowners and communities in the wildland urban interface.
 Crewmember will attend training, perform regular preventative maintenance on chainsaws, hand tools, and perform safety inspections on all vehicles and equipment.
Knowledge / Skills :
 Knowledge of wildfire suppression strategy and tactics
 Knowledge of firewise principles
 Ability to operate chainsaws, chippers, hand tools, 4x4 vehicles. Knowledge of fuel
reduction procedures
 Ability to follow written and oral instructions and to establish and maintain effective
working relationship with associates and the general public
 Previous wildland experience preferred but not required
 Experience in wildland hazard fuel reduction preferred but not required
 Experience in wildland firefighting preferred but not required
Minimum Qualifications
 High School diploma or equivalent
 Must pass the Work Capacity Test (Pack Test) at the arduous level is a condition
of hire. (The WCT consists of a three mile hike carrying a 45 pound pack within
45 minutes).
 This grant is a grant funded position subject to the requirements of the NM Youth
Conservation Corps
Working Conditions:
Work is performed is both an office setting and in the field, in varied weather conditions. Work schedule may include evening and extended work hours. Arduous physical exertion may be required in unusual situations. May respond to fire and other emergencies. May be subject to exposure to CRT?s, VDT?s, heat, smoke, contagious diseases, blood borne pathogens, and mental anguish under emergency conditions. Incumbent works near moving mechanical parts, in high unstable places, in extreme sunlight, near toxic or caustic chemicals and may be exposed to vibration.
Conditions of Employment:
Selected candidate must submit to and pass a County paid pre-employment physical and drug/alcohol screening. Additionally, selected candidate must submit to and pass a county paid criminal background screening. Selected candidate must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Class D Drivers License as incumbent shall be appointed to drive a County vehicle during the performance of his/her duties.

Starting Salary:  $10.3380/hr. - $15.5070hr.
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Santa Fe County Human Resources
949 West Alameda

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: $6,700,000.00
Population Served: 78,000
Number of Firefighters: 389

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