Overview

POSITION SUMMARY: The Firefighter provides Wildland fire protection for the Greenville Rancheria. Crew members will assist in the preparation of control lines, burn unit planning and preparation, GPS/GIS mapping, notifications, monitoring, and safe Fireline operations. Crew members will be responsible for the maintenance and preparation of fire engines and associated equipment. Greenville Rancheria Fire Crew members will work with and maintain power tools and saws to prepare units for prescribed fire and implement associated forestry prescriptions. Additional duties may include assisting California (CalFire) and United States Forest Service (USFS) with the suppression of wildfires, invasive species removal, interaction with preserve visitors and neighbors, and providing assistance on a variety of restoration projects. At times the crew will be required to work long days, evenings, and weekends on. Crew members must be willing to perform a wide variety of tasks. Crew members must be able to work successfully in a growing program with a variety of, public agency staff and volunteers. The Crew is supervised by the Greenville Rancheria.

V. POSITION OUTLINE:

1. Physical requirements: An eligible candidate must possess the ability:

a. Use firefighting tools such as hoses, axes, saws, and handheld radios.

b. Dig trenches, cut trees, and pump water onto burning areas.

c. Display a high level of attention to detail.

d. Patrol burned areas to watch for hot spots that could restart fires.

e. Work under pressure in a Hazardous environment.

f. Make sound decisions and take responsibility.

g. Maintain good attendance and be punctual.

h. Prepare firefighting reports.

i. Read, interpret, and adhere to policy and procedure.

2. General Duties and Responsibilities:

a. Use firefighting tools such as hoses, axes, and handheld radios.

b. Dig trenches, cut trees, and pump water onto burning areas.

c. Display a high level of attention to detail.

d. Patrol burned areas to watch for hot spots that could restart fires.

e. Work under pressure in a Hazardous environment.

f. Make sound decisions and take responsibility.

g. Maintain good attendance and be punctual.

h. Prepare firefighting reports.

i. Read, interpret, and adhere to policy and procedure.

j. Agree to not disclose any trade secrets, directly or indirectly, or use them in any way, either during the term of my employment or at any time thereafter, except as required in the course of my employment with the company. Always maintain a high-level of patient/family confidentiality.

k. Other duties as assigned.

3. General Qualifications:

a. High School diploma or GED

b. Be 18 years of age or older.

c. A DMV printout is required.

d. Have one-year related experience and/or training.

e. First Aid and CPR Certification or the ability to become certified.

f. Reliable employment history.

g. Ability to pass a Pre-Employment drug screen and criminal background check / fingerprinting in accordance with all applicable laws regarding the nature of the employment.

h. Ability to read. English and comprehend simple instructions.

i. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, to keep records.

j. Maintain a “Professional Image” in your appearance and hygiene.

k. Requires discretion, confidentiality, resourcefulness, and good judgment in handling functions of a sensitive nature.

DIRECT RESPONSIBILITIES: The following position responsibilities are rated as part of the employee’s competency-based performance appraisal. Within the parameters established by the Tribal Council, approved Greenville Rancheria Personnel Policies and Procedures.

1. Experience/Skills Required:

a. Must be Red Card Qualified (S-130\190 and ability to pass the NWCG arduous level work capacity test). Applicants should have their Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)

b. Experience and interest in fire effects monitoring and fire ecology preferred.

c. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently, balance several tasks at once, and get along with a wide variety of people.

d. Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing; some experience with computers, word processing required.

e. Ability to use maps, GPS\GIS and aerial photos and ability to orient oneself in the field is required.

f. Willingness to perform a variety of tasks, both in the office and in the field.

g. Familiarity with Plumas County Forest, geography, culture, and natural history helpful.

h. Valid state driver’s license and the ability to drive four-wheel drive vehicles while towing a trailer. Ownership of a vehicle is net required but helpful.

i. Ability and willingness to perform difficult physical work for extended and irregular periods, under adverse conditions and in various extremes of weather. Excellent physical conditioning and the ability to complete a standardized 3-mile fitness test carrying a 45-pound pack while walking on flat terrain less than 45 minutes.

j. Ability and willingness to work weekends and travel frequently and on short notice for extended periods to locations throughout California and occasionally Nevada.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.45 – $24.63 per hour

Expected hours: No less than 40 per week

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Application Question(s):

  • do you live within 30 minutes of Greenville, Ca?

License/Certification:

  • CDL B (Preferred)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Greenville, CA 95947: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person