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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
FIRE CAPTAIN
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $44,474.40 to  $65,751.12  PAY GRADE: 33
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: Division of Forestry
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 01.850
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 33541
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 02/13/2018
Close Date: 02/27/2018
Recruiter:
   KENNETH SCHULZ
   Phone: (775)684-0147
   Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
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 position will supervise assigned personnel to include Firefighters and Seasonal Firefighters. This position also manages, supervises, and participates in wildland fire suppression, natural disasters and other emergencies as dispatched. This includes applying the principles of the ICS on incidents of moderate to high complexity; exercise scene management; evaluate complex situations and request appropriate additional resources; provide firefighting training to assigned personnel and cooperators; inspect, test, and ensure proper operation of all firefighting equipment within a company; maintain records and prepare reports; and read and interpret fire prevention and defensible space inspections. The incumbent will communicate effectively both orally and in writing; must have the ability to speak to groups and provide public education presentations; and apply principles of fire prevention, inspection, and investigation. Incumbents must be qualified as a NWCG Firefighter 1 (FFT1) or higher, and Engine Single Resource Boss (ENGB) at time of application. To verify these eligibility requirements for this 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.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Associate's degree in fire science or closely related field and three years of firefighting experience; OR Graduation from high school or equivalent education and four years of firefighting experience; OR one year as a Firefighter II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Notes
    Some positions in this series are required to obtain and maintain a Nevada commercial driver's license with endorsements as specified by the agency.
Special Requirements
    Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this class have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this class must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
    Applicants may be required to pass a thorough medical examination and physical agility test prior to appointment and for continuing employment.
    Positions in this series are required to work varied shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays.
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    All positions in this series must have certifications as identified by the agency at the time of application.
    Incumbents must obtain additional certifications, as identified by the agency, within specific timeframes identified by the agency, and must maintain those certifications as a condition of continuing employment.
Additional Position Experience
    Incumbents must be qualified as a NWCG Firefighter 1 (FFT1) or higher, and Engine Single Resource Boss (ENGB) at time of application. To verify these eligibility requirements for this position, a copy of your Red Card, or equivalent, MUST be attached to application at time of submittal.
The Examination
Fire Captain
The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
1) Describe your wildland fire suppression experience.
2) Describe your Incident Command System experience.
3) Describe your fire prevention and public education experience.
4) Describe your structural firefighting experience.
5) Describe your hazardous materials response experience.
6) Describe your Emergency Medical Services experience.
7) Describe your supervisory experience, especially as it relates to firefighters.
8) Describe your experience conducting training classes and drills.
9) List any job related training course you have completed within the past 5 years.
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Email
Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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