WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Forestry, Mat-Su/Southwest Area Office is recruiting for Wildland Fire and Resource Technician 1?s (Crew Members) for our Gannett Glacier Type II Initial Attack Crew. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to join our team by becoming a member of our Agency Crew. Under direct supervision, this entry-level firefighter will work as a crew member on a Type II IA Crew.
MISSION AND CULTURE
The State of Alaska, Division of Forestry, Mat-Su/Southwest Area Office proudly serves Alaskans through wildland fire suppression, management, and control. The Gannett Glacier Type II IA Crew is a State of Alaska Fire Crew whose main objective is to support our local area and Alaska with a production-oriented fire management service and all hazard response. Gannett Glacier is dedicated to overcoming all odds on an individual and crew level to provide a production-oriented fire management service. Our goal is to build firefighters and leaders through hard work and dedication. Duty, Respect, and Integrity are applied to all aspects of our work as professional wildland firefighters.
Digging hand line, using power saws and water pumps
Maintaining fire gear readiness, and working on hazard fuels mitigation projects
Work may entail piling limbs and slash, assisting in burn operations, and climbing and pruning trees
Position may operate chainsaws under direct supervision of higher-level positions
Other duties include personal gear and equipment maintenance (nozzles, hose, chainsaws, tools, and personal gear)
THE BENEFITS OF JOINING OUR TEAM
You will be a part of something greater than yourself
You will have a sense of family and civic purpose
You will push yourself mentally and physically to achieve things you did not think possible
THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT YOU CAN EXPECT
Based out of Palmer, Alaska
Dispatched Nationally and to Canada to respond to fires and all risk incidents
Working and living in remote environments with no internet or cell service
14-21 days hiking to work, performing manual labor tasks
Working as a single resource or as part of a team
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Operating pumps, chainsaws, and hand tools to suppress wildland fires
Working knowledge of the Incident Command System, hand crew tactics, heavy equipment use, and aerial retardant support in wildland fire suppression as well as a basic understanding of helicopter operations and wildland engine tactics
Performing preventative maintenance of equipment assigned to the crew, including keeping fire vehicles in safe operational order, overseeing of chainsaw maintenance and readiness, and ensuring assigned personnel are equipped with proper PPE
Must be eighteen years of age.
Applicant must be able to pass the Work Capacity Test at the "Arduous" level as defined in Federal Publication PMS 307, Work Capacity Test Administrator` Guide. This test requires that the applicant complete a 3-mile hike carrying a 45-pound pack over level terrain in 45 minutes or less.
Must possess an Alaska driver`s license. An individual without an Alaska driver`s license, who meets the minimum age and experience requirements, may apply for the vacancy. An applicant qualifying under this option may receive a job offer conditional upon acquisition of an Alaska driver`s license. Proof of licensure will be required prior to reporting to duty.
Positions may require travel both in and out-of-state for fire suppression assignments; must be on stand-by or recall status during the fire season; must be available for assignments in and out of the area that requires the absence from the duty station for 14 to 21 days; must fly in small fixed wing aircraft or helicopters; and handling hazardous materials.
Some positions require a commercial driver license with appropriate endorsements.
Additional Required Information
**NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY**
THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY
This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements to be considered for employment at this time.
At the time of application, the applicant must attach as separate documents (If unable to attach, please fax or email the contact listed below):
If selected for an interview, the applicant must provide the following:
IQS Master record and/or Red Card
Three (3) professional references.
This position requires frequent travel within Alaska and to the Lower 48 States, for periods of up to 30 days
This position requires a commitment to long hours, sometimes in excess of 16 hours
This position requires the ability to work and live in remote primitive locations
You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via a hardcopy (paper) application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska ?How to Apply? page. Your application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on the date of closing.
This recruitment utilizes a supplemental questionnaire as part of the application process. These questions may be a mix of written, multiple-choice, and select all that apply questions. The answers you provide to the questions will be an opportunity for you to tell us about your experience and/or education. The answers will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process; please be as thorough and accurate as you can.
A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of the interview.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer?s name, job title, employment dates, and whether full or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.
This recruitment will be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes.
This position requires the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition. In accordance with the federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (PL 104-208), if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you may not hold this position.
A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is an offense that is (1) a misdemeanor under Federal or state law; and (2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.
If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, do NOT apply for this position
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.
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For specific information about the position please contact the hiring manager at the following:
Name: Bryan Quimby
Title: Crew Superintendent