3700 East 16th Avenue
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
This position will perform as a National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Qualified Captain of a 20 person hand crew on fire suppression assignments, and may also serve in other fireline capacities and State Forester representative on wildfires. Ensure fire emergency readiness of the crew by providing nationally recognized fire training and ensuring equipment is maintained and available. Act as project manager for fuel treatment and natural conservation activities. Will act as Superintendent as needed.
• Responsible for directing a module of a 10 or 20 person Hand Crew, and is qualified to assume full responsibility in the absence of the Superintendent.
• Perform as a National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Qualified Captain of the crew on fire suppression assignments, and may also serve in other fireline capacities and State Forester representative on wildfires.
• Ensure fire emergency readiness of the crew by providing nationally recognized fire training and ensuring equipment is maintained and available. Maintain NWCG qualifications.
• Act as project manager for fuel treatment and natural conservation activities. May implement "crew use agreements" with cooperators (other state agencies, county agencies, rural communities, homeowners associations, federal land management agencies, fire departments, universities, and tribal agencies). Act as Superintendent as needed.
• Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members. Evaluates employee performance. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.
• Drive on State business.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Wildland fire suppression tactics and procedures.
• Fuel types and fire behavior, fire management objectives and policies, and firefighting strategies and tactics.
• Practical knowledge of land use and resource management practices and policies.
• Fuels management practices and policies.
• Program management, supervision, and personnel practices and regulations.
• Safety practices in suppressing fires and various other incidents to prevent injury, property damage or loss of life.
• Instructional techniques and training development standards.
• Interpersonal dynamics.
• Leadership in a hand crew environment.
• Effective oral and written communication.
• Instruction techniques.
• Interpreting fire weather and fire behavior.
• Natural resource inventory skills.
• Effective use of computers and applicable software.
• Apply resourcefulness, initiative, and independent judgment to wildfire incidents, all-risk incidents and fuels mitigation projects.
• Obtain efficiency and cost effectiveness of hand crew operations.
• Effectively manage a crew of post-release personnel.
• Independently gather, analyze, and interpret data for the development of fuels treatment and burn plans; and to execute prescribed burn projects.
• Develop and implement a crew training program that meets nationally recognized fire training guidelines.
• Learn and adhere to employment laws (EEO, FMLA, etc.).
• Adhere to State of Arizona and Department of Forestry and Fire Management Standards of Conduct, policies, procedures and practices.
• Drive and travel on State business with possible overnight stays.
NWCG qualified Strike Team Leader Crew.
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).
Incident Commander Type 4 must be obtained within one year of hire.
The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
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.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Lisa Ross at email@example.com for assistance.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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.