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Firefighter Crew Boss

Company: East Fork Fire District
Location: Carson City
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

East Fork Fire Protection District
Squad Boss, Engine Boss, Firefighter
$56,534 - $69,212
Do you have Wildland Fire/Fuels Management Experience?-- If so---. JOIN OUR CREW!
East Fork Fire District, located in Minden, NV, is seeking a Crew & Squad/Engine Boss to help wildland fire prevention and suppression.-- We are implementing a number of measures to help protect our community, equipment and environment from wildfires and extreme weather.--
Deadline to Apply February 26, 2021
The below is a portion of our job description, for a detailed full job description, click APPLY to visit and apply on our website!
The Fire Squad/Engine Boss is a Non-Exempt position in the Operations and Prevention division and reports to the Battalion Chief.-- Under supervision, serves as a Squad boss leader of a fuel's management crew and/or a wildland fire suppression crew or as an Engine boss of a type 3-7 engine or water tender; and performs related duties as assigned.

  • Performs and leads fuels management and wildland firefighting module engaged in fuels management, including broadcast burning, hand piling, pile burning, chipping, and other brush disposal techniques.--
  • Serve as a member and leader of a fire module assigned to suppress the full range of wildland fires independently performing recurring fire suppression duties.--
  • Searches out and extinguishes burning materials by moving dirt, applying water by hose or backpack pump, etc. Chops brush, fells small trees, and moves dirt to construct fire line using various hand tools such as axes, shovels, Pulaskis, McLeods, and may use power tools including chippers, chainsaws and portable pumps to control spreading of wildland fire and/or to prepare control lines prior to burning.-- .--
  • Patrols fire line to locate and extinguish embers, flareups, and hotspot fires that may threaten developed fire lines.--
  • Cleans, reconditions, and stores fire tools and equipment.--
  • Assist and lead trained personnel in more specialized assignments, such as backfire/burnout, mobile/stationary engine attack, construction of helispots, helitack operations, and performing hover hookups.--
  • Participate in crew proficiency checks and drills. Participate in safety sessions and fire critiques. Ensures own and others' welfare and safety in all aspects of the assignments.--
  • Represents the Districts with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with town, community and professional organizations, other fire agencies, districts, departments, county, city and state agencies and offices, federal agencies, and other service organizations.

    --To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.-- The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
    Education and Experience:

    • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) AND two (2) seasons of wildland fire/fuels management experience required with five (5) years preferred.

      Required at the time of application:

      • EMT OR basic first aid certification and CPR
      • S-130 Basic Wildland Firefighter
      • S-190 Introduction to Fire Behavior
      • ICS100 Introduction to ICS
      • IS-700 An Intro to the Incident Management System
      • S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use
      • S-212 Power Saws
      • S-131 Firefighter 1 (Squad Boss)

        Preferred at time of application or Required within one year of appointment:

        • Valid Nevada Class C with F endorsement driver's license or equivalent
        • A-Feller
        • ICS 200
        • ICS 800
        • S-230 Engine Boss
        • S-290 Intermediate Fire Behavior
        • L-180 Human Factors
        • S-260 Business Management
        • EFFPD Type 3-7 Engineer Task Book

          Required and Acquired Knowledge and Skills

          • Policies and procedures of the District--
          • Geography of the district, including major streets and landmarks.--
          • Basic tree, brush, and vegetation identification.
          • Fuels reduction and wildland firefighting methods, tools, and equipment.--


            • Valid Nevada Class C driver's license


              • Work hours will normally involve 40-hour work weeks, but are variable and may include overnight shifts, weekends, evenings, and/or holidays.
              • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods. Ability to hike, lift, bend, and carry heavy loads in mountainous uneven terrain on steep slopes varying between 30 to 90%. Ability to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, and climb. Corrected hearing and vision to normal range. Verbal communication and reading ability. Ability to work at considerable heights. Ability to perform sustained and vigorous activities in a variety of environmental conditions. Ability to tolerate exposure to extreme weather conditions, heat, fumes, smoke, pressurized water, and chemicals. Incumbents may work irregular hours, weekends, holidays or evenings.-- This position requires frequent lifting up to 65 lbs. unassisted, and occasional lifting up to 175 lbs.----
              • Work is subject to performance under adverse environmental conditions.


              • Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.
              • New employees are required to submit to a background investigation and a drug/alcohol screen.-- Employment is contingent upon passing the background and the drug/alcohol screen.
              • East Fork Fire Protection District participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS, with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.-- All candidates who are offered employment must complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment.-- Please be prepared to provide required documentation as soon as possible after the job offer is made.

                East Fork Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Keywords: East Fork Fire District, Reno , Firefighter Crew Boss, Other , Carson City, Nevada

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