Prescribed Fire Crew Technician

North Carolina Department of Parks and Recreation

Seven Springs, North Carolina

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $17.00/hr
Deadline Nov 28, 2021
Required Experience 0 - 1 years


Applications are now being accepted.  A pd-107 state job application will have to be completed before an offer of employment can be made.

This position is subject to the fair labor standards act.


The Prescribed Fire Crew Technician participates in fire operations, restoration, maintenance, and management in NC State Parks statewide. Duties may include the following functions:

  • Participates in prescribed fire operations which may include burn unit prep, firing and holding, managing staff and volunteers, maintenance of equipment and supplies, mop up, and monitoring.
  • Participates in restoration efforts with thinning, planting, and monitoring.
  • Frequent chainsaw work that may include tree felling and storm clean up.
  • Maintain park property, which may include trail clearing, maintaining tools and equipment, grounds maintenance, posting boundaries, and invasives treatments.
  • Standard work week is 40 hours a week, but daily schedule may change often and on short notice. Workweek may occasionally exceed 40 hours during fire operations with overtime.
  • Frequent travel including overnights.
  • Based at Cliffs of Neuse State Park in Seven Springs N.C
  • Housing is available at Cliffs of the Neuse but not required.


The Prescribed Fire Crew Technician participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. The Prescribed Fire Crew Technician will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. Will do project work and other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.  


  • Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for Fire Fighter Type 2.
  • High school diploma and 6 months to 1-year training in science-related field or related experience in land management. Prefer a bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, ecology, natural resources management or related field, or active and ongoing study toward such a degree and/or two years related work experience or related experience in land management.
  • Experience operating and maintaining various types of equipment and vehicles.
  • Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.: chainsaws, UTV/ATVs, farm tractor and implements, leaf blower, small motors, radio, hand tools, drip torch, etc.)
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions from co-workers.
  • Ability to develop timeframes and then complete tasks within timeframes.
  • Ability to work with a team or individually.
  • Willingness to work in a group for problem solving situations.
  • Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions, inclement weather, and rough terrain.
  • Ability to navigate to remote sites with maps, written directions, and GPS.


  • Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for FFT2.
  • Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.
  • Ability to perform physical work, sometime under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.
  • Ability to achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Management Officer.


  • Resolves issues with supervisor.
  • May resolve management problems independently or as delegated.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve equipment/mechanical issues.
  • Consult with supervisor to develop plans for resolution of unusual or complex problems.
  • Monitor the progress of work groups toward achieving preserve management and restoration goals.


  • Consults supervisor on unusual or complex issues.
  • Make day-to-day decisions affecting individual work and work of the fire crew.


  • Receives detailed instructions to complete required tasks.
  • May work under close supervision or independently on delegated tasks.


  • Ability to interacts with park visitors and convey basic park information.
  • Make day-to-day decisions affecting individual work and work of the fire crew.
  • Consults with supervisor in event of any unusual circumstance, problem or question that falls outside of general preserve management realm.


The Prescribed Fire Crew Technician may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions:

  • Present frequent possibility of injury.
  • Require long hours in isolated settings.
  • Require physical exertion, outdoors, in all weather conditions and on difficult and sometimes hazardous terrain.
  • Require heavy lifting and long hikes with equipment.
  • Require the ability to operate heavy machinery.
  • Require willingness to travel frequently.
When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.