Capt Craig Freeman

WILDLAND FIRE CREW / Flagstaff Fire Department (AZ)



Flagstaff Fire Department (AZ) is accepting apps for WILDLAND FIRE CREW Until: March 24, 2017. Salary $15.60 Hourly.   For details about thousands of other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join FireCareers.com today…  Fill out your PROFILE and get access to thousands of career firefighter recruitment’s across the Country.  FREE 7 Day Pass



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Flagstaff Fire Department (AZ)

is accepting applications for:

WILDLAND FIRE CREW



Wildland Fire Crew – Senior Crewmember

The Wildland Fire Crew series has three positions, Squad Boss, Senior Crewmember, and Crewmember, Applicants interested in any of the three positions in the Wildland Fire Crew series must submit a separate application for each position they want to be considered for.

The purpose of the Flagstaff Fire Department’s Wildland Fire Crew is to promote, create, and maintain a sustainable healthy forest ecosystem and protect the community of Flagstaff from catastrophic wildland fire events.  Heavy day-to-day engagement in hazardous fuels reduction in the form of tree thinning with wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire operations as incidents occur.

This position is located on the Flagstaff Fire Department Wildland Fire Crew. The Senior Crewmember acts as an experienced firefighter on a hand crew performing fire suppression and/or fuels management duties under the most adverse conditions of climate, fuels, and terrain.  Works under the direction of Squad Boss and Wildland Supervisor positions to carry out assigned tasks in a safe, fast, and effective manner.  Provides exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers at all times. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity.

Duties:

Duties listed are at conducted both safely and effectively at a full performance level under the most adverse conditions of climate, fuels, and terrain.

  • Tree thinning and slash disposal; preparation of prescribed burn units; ignition, holding and monitoring of prescribed fires; public contact, and wildfire suppression.
  • Specialized assignments such as tree falling and burn operations under the direct supervision of the Squad Boss and/or Wildland Fire Supervisor.
  • Utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment and technique.
  • Performing all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding and mop-up under the direct supervision of the Squad Boss and/or Wildland Supervisor.
  • Gathers information on weather data, topography, fuel types and fire behavior.
  • Oral communication skills sufficient to effectively interact with people at all levels, internal and external to the organization, including the public.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • One year demonstrated experience with the Flagstaff Fire Department’s Wildland Fire Management crew (or equivalent type program) implementing forest treatments and fire response.
  • Completion of NWCG S-131 course
  • NWCG certification of FFT2 with ability to open FFT1 Task Book upon hire
  • NWCG certification as a FAL3 with ability to open FAL2 Task Book upon hire
  • Ability to work with and around chainsaws, brush chippers, firing devices, and various hand tools.
  • Ability to use previous crew experience and program knowledge to serve as a model for new crewmembers.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.

Desired Experience and Training*

  • Arizona Emergency Medical Technician Basic certification (3 add pay slots total for all three crew positions)
  • Technical experience in Vehicle or Chainsaw diagnosis and repair or relevant certifications (1 add pay slot total for all three position)

Other Requirements

  • Travel Required
    • Occasional Travel
    • Overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.
    • Housing is not provided. Individuals will be responsible for their own transportation each day to the designated work station.  The City will provide transportation from the work station to the project site(s).
    • Individuals must supply their own leather boots – Minimum 8” tops with lug soles.
    • Must possess, or obtain upon employment, a valid Arizona driver’s license.

Physical Requirements and Working Environment

  • Ability to work in smoky and dusty conditions
  • Candidates must pass the Work Capacity Test (3 mile walk with a 45 lb. pack in less than 46 minutes) as well as the Concentra Fuel Management Essential Functions Test.
  • Candidates must be able to perform the following tasks: lift, bend, carry, and stack wood, forest debris, and other objects, as well as work outdoors in all weather conditions, in smoky, noisy, and dusty environments, for durations in excess of 16 hours and during wildfires.

Pre-employment Physical Requirements:

Physical; Essentials Job Functions Exam (HPE); Non-Regulated Drug Screening; Work Capacity Test

Qualifications

Desired Experience and Training* • Arizona Emergency Medical Technician Basic certification (3 add pay slots total for all three crew positions) • Technical experience in Vehicle or Chainsaw diagnosis and repair or relevant certifications (1 add pay slot total for all three position)

Special Requirements

Desired Experience and Training* • Arizona Emergency Medical Technician Basic certification (3 add pay slots total for all three crew positions) • Technical experience in Vehicle or Chainsaw diagnosis and repair or relevant certifications (1 add pay slot total for all three position)

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