BATTALION CHIEF

  • State of Nevada
  • Elko, Nevada
  • Aug 09, 2019
Full Time Fire and EMS
  • Salary: $51,281 - $76,170 per yr

Job Description

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 function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action. 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. Under general direction of the Regional Fire Management Officer, incumbents manage the long term and day-to-day operations of the Wildland Fire Protection Program to include: prevention, fuels management, rehabilitation and suppression. The Battalion Chief is responsible for supervision and training/qualifications of assigned personnel; scheduling staffing commensurate with risk; strategic planning; equipment maintenance; and assisting with administrative duties in areas such as budget preparation. The Battalion Chief works closely with state, federal, and local cooperators, as well as landowners, to ensure adequate wildland fire response across boundaries to schedule prevention, education and mitigation; to assist with fire prevention and defensible space inspections; and to implement fuel reduction, prescribed burn, and rehabilitation projects as directed. 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), Engine (ENGB) Boss, Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT 4), and either as a Strike Team Leader or a Task Force Leader 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 a Division Supervisor 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. 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. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***
Closing Date/Time:

Additional Information

RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 37959
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 08/08/2019
Recruiter:
KENNETH SCHULZ
Phone: (775)684-0147
Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.