Department of Administrative Services

Emergency Wildland Firefighter (3481VR)

$0.00-$478.93 Hourly / $0.00-$0.00 BiWeekly /
$1.00-$999,999.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, performs firefighting duties emergency situations as determined by the State Forest Fire Warden.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the supervision of an employee of the same or higher grade.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Acts as first responder to emergency fire, medical and hazardous materials incidents; evaluates nature and severity of incidents, selects appropriate tools and techniques and activates appropriate type of water, chemical and/or foam spray; drives apparatus to emergency scene in event of alarm; receives on-the-job training in firefighting and various technical rescue procedures; conducts inspections and monitors forests when fuel or weather conditions are such that fires can readily ignite, spread rapidly, and do substantial damage, and when risks of fire occurrence are high for example, severity authority, or prevention team activation); provides support to an ongoing all hazard incident, including post-incident administration; performs daily maintenance and checking of personal equipment to ensure readiness for emergency situations; examines apparatus to ensure adequate levels of gasoline, oil, water, foam and chemicals; performs operational checks of apparatus and pumps; ensures emergency rescue vehicle are stocked with necessary equipment and medical supplies; maintains all bio-hazard equipment; performs first aid duties; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of firefighting, fire prevention and crash rescue techniques; knowledge of emergency medical services techniques; knowledge of fire inspection and prevention techniques; knowledge of hazardous materials and instrumentation; knowledge of fire codes; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to evaluate emergency situations and develop effective courses of action; ability to work under pressure; ability to prepare reports; ability to utilize computer software.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must meet the training and qualification requirements of the National Incident Management System: Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide published by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.
  2. Incumbents in this class will perform emergency first aid as needed and will be required to obtain and retain a Basic First Aid Certificate.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to meet the following:
a. Proof of possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
b. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification or Paramedic license.
c. Hazardous Materials Operational level certification.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
  2. Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to a moderate amount of lifting equipment, danger of injury or loss of life during firefighting and crash rescue operations and handling of hazardous materials; significant mental stress in responding to life and death emergencies and to strongly disagreeable conditions including exposure to weather, loud noises and hazardous materials.

APPOINTMENT

  1. Permanent status cannot be attained while working in this classification.
  2. The term of hire is restricted to no greater than 300 hours (excluding travel) per incumbent perĀ calendar year.

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(16)-Labor-Trades, Laundry

BARGAINING UNIT

(04)-OTHER NON-BARGAINING

EEO

(4)-Protective Services

SALARY INFORMATION

VR 99

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

New Class. Action No. 21-016

EFFECTIVE DATE

07/16/2021

CLASS: 3481VR; EST: ; REV: 8/2/2021;