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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
FIREFIGHTER 2 - FIRE AND FUELS CREW - WASHOE
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $49,047.12 to  $72,119.52  PAY GRADE: 31
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: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 01.819
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 45348
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/28/2023
Recruiter:
   JON TERRAZAS
   Phone: (775)684-0116
   Email: j.terrazas@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.
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 federal, State, and division regulations, policies and procedures.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. Positions in this series serve as a lead worker to supervise and participate in wildland fire suppression; fire prevention and education; pre-suppression; equipment and facility maintenance; and forestry and natural resource conservation projects. This position will assist the Conservation Crew Supervisor and/or Fire Captain to ensure that the agency's natural resource and wildland fire management program areas are implemented in an efficient, accurate and safe manner consistent with federal, State, and division regulations, policies, and procedures. The Division of Forestry's mission is to protect and enhance Nevada's ecosystems and communities through natural resource stewardship and wildfire management. This position, under the supervision of the Conservation Crew Supervisor and/or Fire Captain, acts as a lead worker for a fire and fuels crew module of multiple firefighters that participate in all functional areas of wildland fire and resource management. This includes wildfire prevention, suppression and rehabilitation, fuels reduction treatments, natural resource restoration, and public education. Incumbents will need to become an NWCG Faller B (FALBt) trainee upon hire and become fully qualified within 3 years; as well as, able to obtain their CDL class B within one year of appointment and complete the NDF Natural Resource Task Book within 3 years.
To verify the eligibility requirements for the position, a copy of your Red Card, or equivalent, MUST be attached to application at time of submittal. Applicants must pass a work capacity test at the arduous level prior to appointment and annually 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. Travel up to 50% of the time may be required. The State of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building diverse, inclusive, and innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. 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)
    Graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of firefighting experience; OR two years of experience as a Firefighter I 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
    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.
    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.
    All positions in this series must have certifications as identified by the agency at the time of application.
    Applicants may be required to undergo a background investigation prior to being considered for employment.
    Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this class must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
Additional Position Criteria
    Are you qualified as a NWCG Firefighter I (FFT1 or higher)? This is required.
    Is a copy of your Red Card or equivalent attached to this application? This is required.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) This position requires the incumbent to obtain a Class B CDL within one year of appointment. Will you be able to meet this requirement?
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
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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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

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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