Position Detail:

Idaho Dept Of Lands
Po Box 909
Sandpoint, ID 83864

Bonner County

208-263-5104
208-263-0724 - fax
https://www.idl.idaho.gov/jobs/

Hiring Information:


Position: Firefighter II, Firefighter I, Resource Boss, Dispatcher
Last Filing Date:  December 31, 2018
 

Special Instructions:  

 

Requirements

Start a career with Idaho Department of Lands in Fire Management.

IDL is now recruiting for seasonal positions as a Firefighter II, Firefighter I, Resource Boss, or Dispatcher. This position is posted continually from January 23, 2018, through May 31, 2018. Although we will continue to accept applications through May 31, 2018, interviews and screening begin in the fall. Spots are limited, apply now!

Become part of an organization where you will work with dedicated people who are committed and skilled in managing and protecting Idaho?s natural resources. We strive for a culture in which leadership equips, entrusts, and expects employees to make decisions in fulfillment of our mission. View our Strategic Plan here. Under the direction of the Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners, IDL manages more than 2.4 million acres of state endowment trust land under a constitutional mandate to produce maximum long-term financial returns for public schools and several other State of Idaho institutions. Managing endowment trust lands is only part of our story. We also protect public resources such as water quality, fish, wildlife habitat, and recreation on public trust lands, and ensure the protection of water quality and other resources by overseeing forestry and mining practices across all ownerships in the state. We also work to reclaim abandoned mines in Idaho. One of our most important resource protection responsibilities is fire prevention and suppression. We also provide assistance to landowners to manage their forestlands, work with communities to plant trees in urban settings, help keep working forests working through the Forest Legacy Program, and work with many partners to promote healthy forests on a landscape level. IDL also is the administrative arm of the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Statewide locations in Boise, Bonners Ferry, Cataldo, Coeur d'Alene, Coolin, Craigmont, Deary, Kamiah, Sandpoint, and St. Maries.

Positions Available and Salary:

Firefighter II (Entry) ($11.08 per hour)
Firefighter II (2nd & 3rd season) ($12.29 per hour)
Firefighter I & ICT5 ($13.21 per hour)
Dispatcher ($13.21 per hour)
Single Resource Boss ($15.17 per hour)
Lead Dispatcher ($15.17 per hour)
2 Single Resource Boss or SRB +ICT4 ($16.82 per hour)
General Information:

Length of Employment: Varies 3 - 8 months. The target position is approximately 5 months with employment through September. Some positions may be 3 months. Actual dates dependent upon fire season and employees' availability.
Interviews are normally conducted fall through early spring. Spots are limited and all positions are not available in all locations.
Housing or campground facilities may be available.
All students are encouraged to apply.
Special Requirements:

Must be able to pass arduous physical fitness requirements for fire suppression (Work Capacity Fitness Test).
Must be able to perform strenuous and arduous work outside for up to 16 hours per day.
Must be willing to work in isolated locations for 14 - 21 days at a time (required in some locations).
A valid driver's license may be required for some jobs.
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Physical Requirements for firefighting positons (except dispatchers): The duties of these positions require that the incumbent meet prescribed physical requirements as measured by the Work Capacity Fitness Test at the arduous level. To meet the arduous level the incumbent must be able to walk 3 miles within 45 minutes while carrying 45 pounds. Failure to meet the required physical qualifications will disqualify you from employment.


Firefighter II

Perform and assist in wildland fire suppression operations and hazard management projects. Operate and maintain firefighting equipment, construct fireline, and assist with ignition operations. May be assigned to carry out specialized assignments such as tree falling, backfire, and burnout operations; utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment, and techniques while actively managing wildfires. May assist in the preparation of timber sales and forest management projects by using some knowledge of forest measurement technology, dendrology, pathology, and entomology. May perform other duties as assigned. May be required to operate light vehicles, chainsaws, portable pumps, and ATV/UTVs. A valid driver's license may be required for some jobs.

Minimum Qualifications: No previous wildland fire suppression experience required. Must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively. Perform strenuous work for extended periods of time. Must be able to learn how to use a radio, use resource management equipment, and read maps. Must be capable of successfully completing training to qualify as a National Interagency Incident Management System (NIIMS) FFT2. Must be able to perform strenuous and arduous work outside for up to 16 hours per day. Must be willing to work in isolated locations for 14 - 21 days at a time (required in some locations). Must be 18 years of age or older.

Firefighter I

Perform and assist in wildland fire suppression operations and hazard management projects. Operate and maintain firefighting equipment, construct fireline, and assist with ignition operations. May be assigned to carry out specialized assignments such as tree falling, backfire, and burnout operations; utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment, and techniques while actively managing wildfires. May assist in the preparation of timber sales and forest management projects by using some knowledge of forest measurement technology, dendrology, pathology, and entomology. May perform other duties as assigned. May be required to operate light vehicles, chainsaws, portable pumps, and ATV/UTVs. May supervise up to five Firefighter II?s and assist with training. A valid driver's license may be required for some jobs.

Minimum Qualifications: Have a minimum of two seasons as a Firefighter II or equivalent experience AND National Interagency Incident Management System (NIIMS) qualified as an FFTI and/or ICT5. Perform strenuous work for extended periods of time. Must be able to use a radio, use resource management equipment, and read maps. Some knowledge of computer processing and use, GIS/GPS interface, and data recording. Must be able to perform strenuous and arduous work outside for up to 16 hours per day. Must be willing to work in isolated locations for 14 - 21 days at a time (required in some locations). Must be 18 years of age or older.

Resource Boss

Will supervise and train Firefighter I and Firefighter II personnel in preparation for wildland fire suppression/pre-suppression, timber management, and hazard management projects. Coordinate activities, monitor, and evaluate the performance of firefighters. Maintain accurate documentation and records while performing the supervisory role. Assists in all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding, mop-up, and rehabilitation. Along with supervision, assist in the training of personnel in all fire skills including engine operation. Those with ICT4 Red Card Qualifications may act in the capacity of the Incident Commander for Type 4 fires. May perform other duties as assigned. A valid driver's license may be required for some jobs.

Specialty Area: Helicopter Manager/Helitack Foreman ? Responsible for the crew (up to 10 crewmembers), helicopter contractual oversight, equipment and crew reporting, schedule of resources. Conduct helicopter inspections, pilot briefings, complete payment documents, and provide helicopter contract administration assistance.

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a minimum of two (2) seasons previous experience in a resource related field OR one season previous experience and 2 years of college education in a resource related field OR equivalent experience AND National Interagency Incident Management System (NIIMS) qualified in one or more Single Resource Boss positions and/or ICT4 or greater. Perform strenuous work for extended periods of time. Must be able to use a radio, use resource management equipment, and read maps. Some knowledge of computer processing and use, GIS/GPS interface, and data recording. Must be able to perform strenuous and arduous work outside for up to 16 hours per day. Must be willing to work in isolated locations for 14 - 21 days at a time (required in some locations). Must be 18 years of age or older.

Dispatcher

Provide coordinated dispatch and tracking of resources in support of fire preparedness, fire suppression, and prescribed fire activities. Coordinate the availability and use of personnel and equipment between incident commanders, field units, districts, and agencies. Coordinate the setting of priorities for suppression in multiple fire situations considering safety, resource values and costs for suppression. Receives incident reports and initiates proper response. Provides a communication link to all firefighters and other field-going personnel. Compiles, organizes, and reviews records. Processes, interprets, and relays weather information. Works with a number of fire-related computer applications such as ROSS and WildCAD.

Minimum Qualifications: No previous wildland fire suppression experience required. Must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively. Must be able to learn to use multi-channel radios, multi-line phones, computers, keep accurate records, and read maps. Must be capable of successfully completing training to qualify as a National Interagency Incident Management System (NIIMS) Initial Attack Dispatcher (IADP). Must be able to perform sedentary work in a high-stress environment for up to 16 hours per day with varying shifts and on-call periods. Must be willing to work for up to 14 days at a time (required in some locations). A valid driver's license may be required for some jobs. Must be 18 years of age or older.



How to Apply?

Email it: Email completed Temporary application and resume to Careers@idl.idaho.gov.

 
Starting Salary:  $11.08 - $16.82 per hour
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Careers@idl.idaho.gov
https://labor.idaho.gov/dhr/ats/statejobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=TEMP054129

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