Kittitas Squad Boss, Wildland Fire Management Lead (WFML)

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Cle Elum, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $40,512.00 - $53,964.00 Annually
Deadline Jun 09, 2024

Kittitas Squad Boss, Wildland Fire Management Lead (WFML)
Recruitment #2024-5-A016
Full-time, Permanent, Represented position
Location: Southeast Region- Cle Elum, WA
Relocation Compensation may be available and considered
Salary: $3,376.00 - $4,497.00 Monthly 

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of wildland fire suppression tactics and fire behavior recognition.
  • Certified as a NWCG Firefighter Type 1.
  • Employee Empowerment.
  • Team Effectiveness.
  • Building/maintaining Cooperative Relationships.

Job duties include:

  • Wildfire Suppression- Providing supervision and oversite for resources during fire suppression (Initial Attack or Extended Attack)
  • Fire Training- Prepares for and participates in interagency training classes and hands-on courses in wildland firefighting tactics, fire behavior recognition, safe chainsaw operation, use of tools, pumps, and water delivery systems, working around helicopters, and assessments of hazards. Assists crew with guidance on various position task books, training records, and evaluations.
  • Prescribed Fire Support – Leads and supervises crew to conduct site fuels and fire effects data collection, unit preparation, assist with burn plan writing, community outreach, and Rx burn implementation support to include firing, holding, burn boss, etc.
  • Community Resilience - Lead and supervise crew to conduct home ignition zone assessments as part of Wildfire Ready Neighbors or independent requests from landowners and/or communities.  In addition to Home Ignition Zone assessments crew members may participate in community education days, plan and participate in community outreach and prevention events, and participate with local cooperators on community outreach projects.
  • Forest Health Treatment – Leads and supervises crew to conduct non-commercial thinning and slash abatement, project layout, and compliance in coordination with State Lands and Landowner Assistance staff. Supports forest health project layout, tree marking, road brushing, and GPS data collection surveys. Assists with timber sales, layout, marking, forest cruising, and road maintenance.



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Category Forestry
Tags Wildland Firefighter