Wildland Fire Management Lead

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Issaquah, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $45,120.00 - $60,120.00 Annually
Deadline Jul 21, 2024

Wildland Fire Management Lead
Recruitment #2024-6-A065
Full-time, Permanent, Represented position
Location: South Puget Sound Region- Issaquah, WA
Partial Telework flexibility may be available and considered
Relocation Compensation may be available and considered
Salary: $3,760.00 - $5,010.00 Monthly 

Review of applications is ongoing. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after 7/1/24. It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible. 

Perform assignments relating to wildland fire mitigation and suppression. Assist module supervisors in hiring and management of the module, including seasonal training and pre and post-fire season preparations. Participates in cooperative group fire prevention and preparedness education activities and prescribed fire implementation. Participates in statewide fire suppression activities. Protects life, property, infrastructure, and natural resources from wildland and urban interface fires to minimize resource loss and fire costs while ensuring firefighter and public safety. Maintains all equipment in a state of fire-readiness. May lead 3-6 exempt firefighter positions in daily activities including training, fire preparedness, suppression, fire regulation enforcement, and burn permit activities. Develop and implement a daily routine for the squad as directed by the crew overhead. Responsible for assisting with training, scheduling work projects, reviewing time and activity reports, equipment mileage and maintenance logs, preparing performance evaluations, and recommending disciplinary actions.  Assists with assigning and directing firefighter positions in their work activities. Assists with instruction of required NWCG 100 and 200 level training, LCES, refresher training, and Operator Safety Training to the public and contractors. Assist with wildland fire training to federal, state, county, city, and private industry personnel. Assist with TREX and other prescribed fire-focused training events. Assists with or leads in-house district training courses as assigned under the direction of the supervisor.

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.

View a complete position description with full application instructions at careers.wa.gov

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Category Forestry
Tags Wildland Firefighter