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State of Montana Fire Operations Specialist - 60252 in Anaconda, Montana

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's mission is to help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. The DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained. Montana DNRC ( Updated pay for this position is $23.26 per hour, effective July 1st, 2023 Job Overview: The position of Fire Operations Specialist- on the Anaconda Unit is based in Anaconda, MT. The position is responsible for the implementation and coordination of fire prevention, community preparedness and suppression programs within the assigned area of responsibility. This position serves as critical mid-level management of Fire Program resources including the supervision of wildland fire initial attack personnel and equipment. This position also holds responsibility to coordinate and implement the prevention and community preparedness efforts of the Anaconda *ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES* Fire Program Operations: Coordinate and perform fire program operations, planning, training, interagency coordination, preparedness and prevention services within the Anaconda Unit jurisdictional areas to protect lives, property and natural resources on state and private lands. Areas of emphasis include: * Fire Pre-Suppression * Fire Suppression * Community Fire Preparedness and Prevention * Facility and Equipment Maintenance Trust Land Management Support: This position will support various Trust Land activities, including Prescribed Fire, Forest Improvement and other duties in support of the ongoing agency mission and objectives. Equipment Operated: The position requires skill in the use and operation of tools, equipment and vehicles used in wildland fire control, forest management activities and field operations. Requires a thorough knowledge of a variety of computer software applications including; word processing, spreadsheets, databases and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Supervision: * * Directs the daily activities of fire crews during suppression activities to ensure safe and effective operations. Conducts daily briefings with fire crews to inform them of current and predicted fire conditions. This involves analyzing and discussing weather forecasts, fire danger ratings, fire situations, and resource availability; exchanging information with technical and professional specialists and fire crews and responding to questions and concerns. * Conducts and/or coordinates recruitment and selection activities for seasonal fire staff to ensure adequate staffing. This involves developing selection criteria and interview questions, participating in interviews, reference and background checks, and making hiring recommendations to the FMO and AFMO. *Of high importance is the development and maintenance of successful working relationships with other wildland fire suppression organizations and key community partners. * *APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: * The DNRC may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications of a position vacancy: State of MT application form, cover letter, current resume, educational requirements, structured interview, a performance test, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related past and current performance.   *APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION ARE: * * Online State of Montana application * Resume * Cover Letter What are some benefits that you can expect from working at DNRC? Our benefits include: * Health Care & Benefits * Retirement * Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays (a combination of up to 38 per year!) *If you are interested in a complete job description please contact HR at *Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): This position requires a high school diploma and a minimum of fire (5) years of progressive experience including fireline leadership, Incident Command System (ICS) training and related fire program experience. Requires the ability to attain Incident Commander Type 4 and Strike Team/Task Force Leader certification upon hire. This position will require annual completion of an arduous Wildland Fire Work Capacity Test which includes walking three miles over level ground, with a 45lb. pack in no more than 45 minutes. Position requires incumbent to maintain a Montana Driver’s License. SPECIAL INFORMATION: * Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. A valid driver's license is required with less than 12 conviction points in the most recent completed 36 months. *ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: * In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of hire documents that show authorization to work in the United States. Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or Social Security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., or a U.S. passport, or a "green card".Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted. Title: *Fire Operations Specialist - 60252 Location: Anaconda Requisition ID: 23140954