Assistant Fire Warden

State of Utah

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Job Title: Assistant Fire Warden

Job Description:
Utah DNR is seeking an Initial Attack Incident Commander for one of the busiest jurisdictions in the state. The Assistant Fire Warden position for Salt Lake and Davis County is an exciting and dynamic career as a lead level Wild land Firefighter. The incumbent will work closely with local and federal fire suppression agencies, plan and implement fuels reduction projects, provide community education as it relates to wildland fire, and aid in the development of local fire departments qualifications and equipment inventory.

Principal Duties:

Assist the Fire Warden with wildfire suppression and management on State, Federal, and private lands within each county.
Engage in fire prevention and pre-suppression activities within the assigned counties.
May assist with training and equipping of volunteer fire departments and other fire suppression organizations.
May assist in the development of fire mitigation planning and project work.
Administer burn permits after inspections.
Complete fire reports, work plans, time sheets and vehicle mileage cost/tracking.
Be available to respond to Fire Dispatching 24 hours a day, 7 days a week within 30 minutes of each call out during the on-call period.
Ideal Candidate:
A current NWCG Red Card with Firefighter Type II qualification. Preference given to Incident Commander Type 4 or Single Resource Boss qualifications.
The ability to complete and pass the arduous level pack test according to NWCG guidelines.
A high school diploma or equivalent.
The ability to train and certify wild land firefighters and will possess general knowledge of fire prevention and mitigation principles.
The ability to be articulate, professional, and organized.
The ability to represent State and County government when interfacing with landowners, government representatives, media, and the general public.
Why You Should Join Our Team:
This is a full-time year-round position with a competitive compensation package and full benefits. During the fire season (June 1 to October 31) the employee will receive on-call pay and there will be numerous opportunities to accrue fire overtime and hazard pay. The employee will be assigned a commute use/ emergency use take home vehicle. We provide a very positive and dynamic work environment working alongside some of the nations most dedicated firefighters. Various training opportunities are available.

The Agency:
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Typical Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

Must be able to complete the arduous pack test within 45 minutes.
Must have a current and valid Utah Drivers License.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Must reside within or very near to Salt Lake County or Davis County during the on-call period of June 1st through October 31st.
Must be available to respond to dispatch 24 hours a day, 7 days a week within 30 minutes of each call out during the on-call period.
Preferred Qualifications:
NWCG qualified as a Type 4 Incident Commander
NWCG qualified as an Engine Boss
NWCG qualified as a Faller Type 3
First Aid/ CPR certified
ATV operator certified

 

Supplemental Information
 

Firefighter Retirement
Must be able to complete the arduous pack test within 45 minutes.
Must be available to respond to dispatch 24 hours a day, 7 days a week within 30 minutes of each call out during the on-call period.
Must reside within or very near to Salt Lake County or Davis County during the on-call period of June 1st through October 31st.
Must be able to endure primitive camping conditions, long travel times, and extreme working conditions.

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