Position Detail:

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



Hiring Information:

Position: Wildland Fire Engine Boss
Last Filing Date:  July 3, 2021

Special Instructions:  

open until filled


Job ID: 15639
Agency: South Dakota Department of Agriculture / Division of Wildland Fire
Location: Custer State Park
Salary: $16.89 - $20.25 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GG
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
This is a full-time position with the Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Department of Agriculture, please visit http://sdda.sd.gov.
The Wildland Fire Engine Boss directs multiple firefighters` daily activities by acting as a liaison between the Fire Management Officer/Assistant Fire Management Officer and the engine crewmembers. The Engine Boss will manage a Type 6 or 3 engine and crew members on fire-line assignments locally, regionally, and nationally. They also assist with coordinating daily work, training, administrative functions, prevention, and facilitating safety procedures.
This position works on fires and is exposed to burns, smoke inhalation, heat exhaustion, and extensive hard labor; works in emergency situations and may be exposed to uncertain conditions, bad weather, hazardous materials, etc.; works on projects which require the use of power and hand tools which have an element of risk, hard labor, and exposure to falling trees; and works in rough terrain; and will be expected to work around loud decibel sounds as emitted from fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, and work under conditions of extreme stress and heat with heavy equipment.
Duties include but are not limited to:
providing oversight during initial and extended attack fires, directs fireline activities and tactics of dispersed firefighters, resources, equipment, and aircraft;
using wildland fire behavior knowledge and firefighting experience and assigns missions to ground and aviation wildland fire suppression resources;
providing protection for life, property, and resources. Selects strategies and tactics to ensure safe operations for assigned resources;
providing technical and administrative supervision to the unit(s). Responsible for the on-the-job safety and health of all employees supervised;
performing and overseeing employees in fire prevention, preparedness, detection, resource rehabilitation, mobilization, prescribed fire, aviation operations, and training programs;
ensuring preparedness of wildland fire suppression equipment and personnel;
coordinating with dispatch office regarding current fire behavior and fire conditions, the release of resources, and other logistical considerations.
There is a required 30 minute response time from your residence.
Licenses and Certifications:
Must be qualified (or able to obtain) the Engine Boss qualification, Incident Commander Type 5 qualification according to the National Wildland Coordinating Group PMS-310-1.
Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid driver`s license.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Applicants with the ability to work under conditions with little or no supervision at times, and must have adequate communication and leadership skills to manage crew members under stressful situations; and have the ability to assist the Fire Management Officer and Assistant Fire Management Officer in working towards a team-oriented workplace to accomplish agency objectives and tasked missions are preferred
Fully Qualified as Engine Boss, ICT5, ability to obtain ICT4 and other single resource boss qualifications.
Knowledge of:
power tools and equipment typically used in fire and emergency situations such as chain saws, axes, shovels, picks, and other specialized fire line equipment;
perform equipment maintenance on portable pumps, saws, and fire apparatus.
Skill to:
safely manage the day to day operations on wildland fire engines.
Ability to:
provide work direction and assignments to others;
communicate information clearly and concisely;
maintain required physical fitness standards.
Additional Requirements: Please attach a resume and Fire Master Record to your application.
Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.
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 Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class B retirement under SDRS.
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South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

Starting Salary:  $16.89 - $20.25
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
500 East Capitol

Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Additional Department Details:

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

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