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  • 508023
  • Full-time


Manage and reduce fire risk to protect Arizona's people, communities, and wildland areas to champion the health of Arizona's natural resources. The Department of Forestry and Fire Management provides services through strategic implementation of cooperative natural resources and fire assistance programs, development and support of statewide fire policies, and coordination of resources across all-lands and jurisdictions.


Job Location:


3740 East 43rd Place
Tucson, AZ 85713

Posting Details:

Salary: $24.0385 Hourly 

Grade: 19

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled, First Review of Resumes May 19, 2022

Job Summary:

The Crew Supervisor (CS) will provide oversight and management for up to six Squad Leaders and 60 inmate Squad Members performing forestry, hazardous fuels reduction, and other related work. The CS will ensure effective communication among DFFM; Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry (ADCRR) staff; and external partners. The CS will implement the Incident Command System (ICS) and coordinate activities with law enforcement, ADCRR, and DFFM staff.

Job Duties:

• Manage up to six Squad Leaders and 60 inmate Squad Members. Maintain a safe and equitable working environment, motivate staff, and contribute to the personal growth and professional development of squad leaders.

• Site visits to ADCRR facilities to oversee training of squad members. Maintain squad member personnel files

• Coordinate logistics, training, safety, and security. Develop and implement work and safety protocols, manage emergency preparedness and response, conduct safety audits.

• Supervise chainsaw operations that include felling trees and thinning brush. Supervise and train staff in the safe application of herbicide. Supervise forestry-related work which may include carrying and using a 20 pound saw and other heavy hand tools; may carry a 40 pound backpack filled with gear and supplies; hiking in rough and steep terrain, and in inclement weather for an extended period of time; camping outdoors with few amenities.

• Ensure effective communication and implementation of the Incident Command System.

• Supervise the use, storage, and transport of heavy equipment and hazardous chemicals. Manage budgets and procure equipment and supplies.

• Collect and compile information to report on timekeeping, expenses, project outcomes, and incidents.

• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of

• Timber harvest and brush removal.
• Wildfire hazard reduction and risk prevention.
• Safety protocols in forestry, transportation, and machine use.
• Incident Command System.
• Laws, regulations, and protocols related to forestry work.
• Safety and best practice protocols related to forestry work.
• Inventory and procurement.

Skills in:

• Heavy equipment transportation and operation.
• Herbicide storage and application.
• Organization and prioritization.
• Data and expense (receipt) management.
• Emotional intelligence.

Ability to:

• Lead and manage personnel.
• Motivate and contribute to the professional and personal development of subordinate staff.
• Complete physically challenging tasks.
• Hike in rough and steep terrain and inclement weather for an extended period of time.
• Become first aid and CPR certified.
• To be fair and equitable.
• To drive on State business.
• To work 10 - 12 hour shifts and weekends.

Selective Preference(s):

Experience managing work crews.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

A valid Arizona Driver's License. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Lisa Ross at lross@dffm.az.gov for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-771-1427.  Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.