Lead Firefighter (Prescribed Fire)
Job Opportunity at CHLOETA

Posted on Oct 3

http://www.chloetafire.com    8772456382

Location: Ocala, FL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4137036

Chloeta is a dynamic and growing business that solves problems internationally for our clients. 

Lead Firefighter (Prescribed Fire) 

Chloeta is recruiting to fill multiple Lead Wildland Firefighter (Prescribed Fire) positions at our Southeast Operations Center (SEOC) in Ocala, Florida for the upcoming field season.   

Duty Station: Ocala, Florida
 
Duties

Provides technical and administrative supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Directs the operation of a wildland fire engine, ensuring the correct positioning, proper use and operation.  Personally performs and directs other in starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump values, laying  hose and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effect use of water and additives. 

Makes initial evaluation of fire situation and determines suppression method to use, determines rate of spread, potential hazards to property and other improvements, hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use and application of water. 

Assists in the preparation of hazardous fuels treatment plans and burn plans based on predicted fire behavior and risk assessment.  May assist in forestry/range research efforts. Collects fire data for fuels management and maintains records. 

Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical capabilities and other duties as assigned. Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • Background Investigation Required. 
Target Requirements
  • Prior USDA Forest Service or US Department of Interior employment experience
  • Engine Boss Trainee (ENGB-T)
  • Advanced Firefighter (FFT1)
  • Incident Commander, Type 5 (ICT5)
  • Preference given to prior employment experience as smokejumper, hotshot or helirappeller
Physical Demands

The work requires arduous physical exertion, such as regular and recurring running, walking, or bending; walking or climbing over rocky areas, or other uneven surfaces, through dense vegetation, and in mountainous terrain. Physical exertion includes carrying 30-50 pounds of gear while operating power saws or hand tools for long durations. The duties of this position require that the incumbent meet the arduous level of physical fitness as measured by the current physical fitness testing standards.

Work Environment

The work is performed in a range/forest environment in steep terrain, where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, covered with thick, tangled vegetation, etc. Temperatures are frequently extreme, both from the weather or from fire. Smoke and dust conditions are frequently severe. The hazardous nature of the work requires that protective clothing (boots, gloves, rubber and leather), hard hats, face masks, Nomex pants and shirts, etc., be worn.

Compensation and Work Schedule
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience, education and capability
  • GS-6 equivalent
Security Clearance
  • Public Trust, a background investigation is required

Travel Required

  • 75% or Greater
  • Travel is required to wildland fires.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Benefits
  • All training paid
  • 401(k) retirement investment
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Health insurance
It is the policy of Chloeta not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status. 
 
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