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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $51,281.28 to  $76,170.24  PAY GRADE: 35
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.
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: Division of Forestry
Location: Elko
Job Class Code: 01.816
Announcement Number: 37959
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 08/08/2019
Close Date: 09/24/2019
   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 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. ***

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 four years of progressively responsible firefighting experience in wildland fire suppression; OR Graduation from high school or equivalent education and five years of progressively responsible firefighting experience in wildland fire suppression; OR one year of experience as a Fire Captain 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
    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.
    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.
Additional Position Criteria
    A current Red Card showing the following qualifications is required and a copy must be attached to your application: a) Firefighter 1 or higher b) Engine Boss Single Resource c) Incident Commander Type IV d) Either Strike Team Leader or Task Force Leader e) Division Supervisor Trainee
The Examination
BATTALION CHIEF (01.816) Training and Experience Exam
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 experience or training in wildland firefighting.
2) Describe your experience or training in structural firefighting.
3) Describe your experience or training in the Incident Command system.
4) Describe your experience or training in forestry and fire law enforcement.
5) Describe your experience in managing functional areas in the fire service such as training, safety, or equipment maintenance services.
6) Describe your experience working with outside groups such as volunteer fire departments, community groups, other local fire agencies or federal agencies.
7) Describe your experience or training in fuels management.
8) Describe your experience or training in supervision or personnel management.
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
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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