POSITION NUMBER: 37970884 (multiple positions will be filled with this JOA)
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
This position will travel throughout the District 2 area (occasionally statewide) participating in all aspects of the prescribed fire program. The team focus will be to aid park burn crews in prescribed burning with equipment and personnel. Since Wildland fire is seasonal in nature, there will be times when the team will complete resource projects in lieu of prescribed fire or wildfire suppression. In periods of extended dry conditions, suppression of wildfires and projects will be the focus.
The typical work shift will be four (4) ten-hour (10hr) work days, Monday through Thursday unless the crew is needed outside those days. Most days working on the fire line can exceed the 10hr standard shift. Since the primary duties of this team is assisting with wildland fire activities, crew members must be flexible to work outside of the Monday -Thursday time frame. During wildfire season, the crew can/will be deployed as a member of a Type 6 engine strike team or taskforce. While on deployment, workdays could extend to 16 hours with deployment lasting to 14 days.
Duties will include:
implements, and other heavy machinery.
unavailable may include: mechanical or chemical treatment of invasive hardwoods or off-site pines, planting of native species at restoration sites.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
Possession of a Florida Class E driver’s license.
Must maintain a valid Class E driver’s license. Successful completion of annual moderate pack test. Prior to being hired, applicant will be given a single opportunity to take and successfully complete a supervised moderate pack test at a date and location to be announced. Pack test requires applicant to complete a two mile walk while carrying 25lbs in under 30 minutes.
HAZARDS AND/OR CAUTIONS
poisonous plants, etc.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES FOR THE POSITION:
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