Helicopter Manager 10709

State Of Montana Helena , MT 59624

Posted 4 months ago

OUR MISSION: To help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. http://www.dnrc.mt.gov/

This position serves as a Helicopter Manager for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Forestry Division, Fire Protection Bureau, Central Land Office. The duty location is in Helena, MT. The primary duties for this position are fire suppression and aviation management. Prior experience in wildland firefighting with emphasis in aviation is required for this position.

The manager is directly responsible for the activities of personnel during any scheduled or unscheduled assignment. The manager will supervise several personnel and has responsibility for their safety. Responsibility for motivating, supervising, training, and evaluating subordinate-level personnel is a significant element of this position. Managers are responsible for prioritizing, scheduling, and completing tasks associated with non-emergency response activities such as pre-fire planning, fire and life safety education, and training activities. The manager is required to supervise and participate in the care and maintenance of an aviation base, apparatus, equipment, and grounds.


  • Give specific and detailed examples of when you had to make a critical time compressed decision.

  • How did you weigh the decision options?

  • What was the outcome of the decision?

  • Give specific and detailed examples of when you trained and coached a new member or subordinate.

  • What methods did you use?

  • How did you evaluate competency?

  • What changes did you make to your approach to achieve competency?

  • Give specific and detailed examples of your aviation experience.

  • Give specific and detailed examples of your ability to effectively influence another person where their performance improved because of your working with them.

  • What action did you take to influence their performance?

  • How did you evaluate their performance?

  • How did you revise your approach based on your assessment?

  • Give specific and detailed examples of how you cared for subordinates consistent with an organizational Mission, Vision, and Values and under austere challenging conditions.

  • Give specific and detailed examples of what motivates you.

  • Give specific and detailed examples of when you used a risk management process to implement strategic and tactical goals as well as an incident action plan in a potentially high hazard setting.

  • Was the plan effective and why?

  • When have you been forced to revise your plan based on risk management?

  • What process do you use to continually asses and revise your plans in potentially high hazard circumstances?

Minimum Qualifications

  • All persons performing firefighting duties are required to achieve a physical fitness rating of "arduous" in the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and DNRC physical fitness standards within 2 weeks of employment. Good eyesight and resistance to motion sickness are necessary to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position.

  • Requires Class "A" or "B" Montana Commercial Driver's with "Hazardous Materials" and "Tanker" endorsements, DOT medical exam.

  • Must be able to pass a drivers license check as well as a criminal background investigation for CDL and Haz-Mat endorsements as well as secure airport facilities.


  • Equivalent to graduation from high school, one year of vocational or technical coursework in forestry or fire science, and three (3) seasons of wildland fire suppression experience including Single Resource Boss, Helicopter Manager, and Incident Commander Type 4.
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Helicopter Manager 10709

State Of Montana