Firefighter 2

State Of Nevada Las Vegas , NV 89134

Posted 3 days ago

The Position

Positions in this series manage, supervise and participate in wildland fire suppression; fire prevention and education; presuppression; equipment and facility maintenance; and forestry and fire law enforcement. Assist the Forestry Program Manager - Fire to ensure that the components of the divisions Wildland Fire Protection Program are managed and operated in an efficient, accurate and safe manner consistent with State, federal and division regulations, policies and procedures.

Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.

The Division of Forestry's mission is to provide professional natural resource and wildland fire management services to enhance, conserve and protect forest, rangeland and watershed values, endangered plants and other native flora. Duties of a Firefighter II in the Wildland Fire Protection Program include: fire suppression, preparedness, prevention, public education, fuels management, defensible space, facilities and equipment maintenance, and forestry and fire law enforcement.

Incumbents will respond to wildland fires and implement fuel management projects. Firefighter II's will supervise lower level employees in fire and fuel management activities. May be responsible for the daily operations of heavy equipment to include Wildland Fire Engines and Dozers.

The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Incumbents must be qualified as a NWCG Firefighter I (FFT1) (or higher) and Engine Boss (ENGB) at time of application, and must maintain these qualifications for the duration of employment.

Incumbents need to hold a Nevada Class B Driver's License and be an Incident Commander IV (ICT 4) trainee.

To verify these eligibility requirements for the position, a copy of your Red Card, or equivalent, MUST be attached to application at time of submittal. Incumbent shall initiate and complete an Engine Operator (ENOP) within 1 year. Incumbents must pass a work capacity test at the arduous level prior to appointment and for continued employment. The test consists of a three (3) mile walk, carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack, in less than forty-five (45) minutes.

To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-1_0/

To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications) Graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of firefighting experience; OR two years of experience as a Firefighter I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above. Special Notes Some positions in this series are required to obtain and maintain a Nevada commercial driver's license with endorsements as specified by the agency.

Special Requirements Applicants may be required to pass a thorough medical examination and physical agility test prior to appointment and for continuing employment.

Positions in this series are required to work varied shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays. A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

Incumbents must obtain additional certifications, as identified by the agency, within specific timeframes identified by the agency, and must maintain those certifications as a condition of continuing employment. All positions in this series must have certifications as identified by the agency at the time of application. Applicants may be required to undergo a background investigation prior to being considered for employment.

Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this class must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances. Additional Position Criteria NWCG Engine Boss is required at time of application.

Must be a Firefighter 1 or higher. Must be Incident Commander Type IV (Trainee). A valid Class B driver's license is required.



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