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Helicopter Crewmember - NR Forest Fire Resp Lead

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Helicopter Crewmember - NR Forest Fire Resp Lead   

JOB TITLE:

Helicopter Crewmember - NR Forest Fire Resp Lead

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Brainerd Minnesota United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

At the DNR, we are committed to the conservation and management of the state's natural resources for outdoor recreation, economic development, and a sustainable quality of life.
Apply with us and find your path.

Job Details


Working Title: Helicopter Crewmember
Job Class: Natural Resources Forestry Fire Response Lead
Agency: MN Department of Natural Resources

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 02/01/2024
  • Closing Date: 02/21/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources
  • Division/Unit: Forestry / FOR Protection Air Ops Staff
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: Yes, statewide
  • Salary Range: $18.
    50 - $23.
    97 / hourly; $38,628 - $50,049 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 203 - Service/AFSCME
  • Work Area: Division of Forestry - Brainerd Tanker Base
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work youll do is more than just a job.
Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary


The DNR is currently seeking a NR Forest Fire Response Leads to work in the Division of Forestry in Brainerd, MN.
This is a full-time seasonal position with anticipated season dates of March 12 through November 12.
Season dates are subject to change based on weather conditions.
Hours of work may vary and include weekends, evenings and holidays.

This position implements fire suppression support tasks at a helibase by organizing and preparing helibase facilities and supplies; supports helicopter resources staged at a helibase; performs routine fire response and preparation work; and leads emergency fire fighters to control and extinguish wildfires for the Department of Natural Resources.

This job requires moving to a significant degree on rough terrain.
It requires the ability to move 2 miles in 30 minutes while transporting a 25-pound pack (passing the Work Capacity Test, moderate level, on an annual basis).

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of wildfire suppression needs by organizing and maintaining helibase equipment, fire suppression equipment, and supplies and tools.
    They maintain an inventory of supplies and request new supplies as needed; winterize fire suppression equipment before storage at the end of fire season; and maintain buildings, grounds, fire warden signs, and fire related facilities.
  • Support statewide helicopter staffing as well as initial attack wildfires and work on prescribed burns as part of the wildfire aviation team by leading emergency fire fighters and operating helibase equipment.
  • Assisting Helibase Manager with fire suppression activities by directing emergency fire suppression personnel and assisting with training.
  • This position requires both hand and power tool operation and strenuous physical work under unfavorable conditions; requires endurance necessary to perform tasks under extreme environmental conditions, such as heat, cold, rain, wind, and smoke; and requires frequent travel for fire suppression purposes throughout Minnesota.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two months wildfire response experience or diploma / associates degree in natural resource management with an emphasis in wildland firefighting.
  • National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Red Card qualified as Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2).
  • National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Red Card qualified as Helicopter Crewmember (HECM).
  • Knowledge of wildfire suppression including initial attack, fire behavior, fire control, mop up, and fire line safety sufficient to effectively suppress fires.
  • Knowledge of helicopter operations and helicopter crewmember duties.
  • Skills in safe and effective helicopter operations including cargo, passenger operations and initial attack.
  • Knowledge of fire suppression equipment maintenance and operation sufficient to prepare and respond to wildfire suppression needs.
  • Knowledge of state and local fire laws and regulations sufficient to report violations.
  • Ability to understand and use information contained in the Forestry Administrative Area Fire Plan sufficient to prepare for and respond to wildfires.
  • Communication skills sufficient to ensure accurate and effective transmission of information through internal and interagency communications for routine and crisis situations.
  • Ability to recognize reportable events sufficient to meet Forestry fire reporting requirements.
  • Ability to maintain and organize fire line equipment so that equipment is functioning and available when needed to suppress fires.
  • Ability to use maps and GPS equipment sufficient to quickly locate fires and access routes by section, township, range, and latitude/longitude.
  • Ability to operate helicopter equipment sufficient to carry out fire suppression activities in a safe and effective manner.
  • Ability to coach and direct emergency firefighters to ensure effective and safe suppression and pre-suppression activities.
  • Must have successfully completed the following training: Aviation Transportation of Hazardous Materials A-110, Firefighter Training S-130; Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior S-190, Introduction to Incident Command System I-100, Human Factors on the Fireline L-180, and Incident Management System and Introduction IS-700, Helicopter Crewmember S-271.

Preferred Qualifications

  • National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Red Card qualified: Engine Boss (ENGB), Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4), Tracked Vehicle Operator (TVOP) and/or Initial Attack Dozer Operator (DOZ1), Squad Boss (FFT1, Faller Class 2 (FAL2), Aircraft Base Radio Operator (ABRO), Deck Coordinator (DECK), Helicopter Manager (HMGB).
  • Knowledge of helicopter safety and risk management.

Additional Requirements

This position requires an unrestricted Class D Drivers license with a clear driving record.

Applicants must have the ability to meet the physical requirements and work in the environmental conditions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

It is policy of the Department of Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment.
The background check may consist of the following components:

  • Conflict of Interest Review
  • Criminal History Check
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Reference / Records Check
  • License / Certification Verification

Application Details

How to Apply

Select Apply for Job at the top of this page.
If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.
mn.
us.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.
mn.
gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Darren Neuman at darren.
neuman@state.
mn.
us or 218-322-2722.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to assist with the application process, please contact the ADA Coordinator at ADA.
DNR@state.
mn.
us.
.
To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Hannah Ziemann at hannah.
ziemann@state.
mn.
us.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve.
The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agencys mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony.
As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers.
The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities.
If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.
mn.
us and indicate what assistance is needed.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

23.97 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707125415-0c2abeb2e3c652f5b1a947ccbc35c422

LOCATION:

Minnesota United States

CITY:

Brainerd

Job Origin:

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At the DNR, we are committed to the conservation and management of the state's natural resources for outdoor recreation, economic development, and a sustainable quality of life. Apply with us and find your path.

Job Details


Working Title: Helicopter Crewmember
Job Class: Natural Resources Forestry Fire Response Lead
Agency: MN Department of Natural Resources

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 02/01/2024
  • Closing Date: 02/21/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources
  • Division/Unit: Forestry / FOR Protection Air Ops Staff
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: Yes, statewide
  • Salary Range: $18.50 - $23.97 / hourly; $38,628 - $50,049 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 203 - Service/AFSCME
  • Work Area: Division of Forestry - Brainerd Tanker Base
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work youll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary


The DNR is currently seeking a NR Forest Fire Response Leads to work in the Division of Forestry in Brainerd, MN. This is a full-time seasonal position with anticipated season dates of March 12 through November 12. Season dates are subject to change based on weather conditions. Hours of work may vary and include weekends, evenings and holidays.

This position implements fire suppression support tasks at a helibase by organizing and preparing helibase facilities and supplies; supports helicopter resources staged at a helibase; performs routine fire response and preparation work; and leads emergency fire fighters to control and extinguish wildfires for the Department of Natural Resources.

This job requires moving to a significant degree on rough terrain. It requires the ability to move 2 miles in 30 minutes while transporting a 25-pound pack (passing the Work Capacity Test, moderate level, on an annual basis).

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of wildfire suppression needs by organizing and maintaining helibase equipment, fire suppression equipment, and supplies and tools. They maintain an inventory of supplies and request new supplies as needed; winterize fire suppression equipment before storage at the end of fire season; and maintain buildings, grounds, fire warden signs, and fire related facilities.
  • Support statewide helicopter staffing as well as initial attack wildfires and work on prescribed burns as part of the wildfire aviation team by leading emergency fire fighters and operating helibase equipment.
  • Assisting Helibase Manager with fire suppression activities by directing emergency fire suppression personnel and assisting with training.
  • This position requires both hand and power tool operation and strenuous physical work under unfavorable conditions; requires endurance necessary to perform tasks under extreme environmental conditions, such as heat, cold, rain, wind, and smoke; and requires frequent travel for fire suppression purposes throughout Minnesota.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two months wildfire response experience or diploma / associates degree in natural resource management with an emphasis in wildland firefighting.
  • National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Red Card qualified as Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2).
  • National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Red Card qualified as Helicopter Crewmember (HECM).
  • Knowledge of wildfire suppression including initial attack, fire behavior, fire control, mop up, and fire line safety sufficient to effectively suppress fires.
  • Knowledge of helicopter operations and helicopter crewmember duties.
  • Skills in safe and effective helicopter operations including cargo, passenger operations and initial attack.
  • Knowledge of fire suppression equipment maintenance and operation sufficient to prepare and respond to wildfire suppression needs.
  • Knowledge of state and local fire laws and regulations sufficient to report violations.
  • Ability to understand and use information contained in the Forestry Administrative Area Fire Plan sufficient to prepare for and respond to wildfires.
  • Communication skills sufficient to ensure accurate and effective transmission of information through internal and interagency communications for routine and crisis situations.
  • Ability to recognize reportable events sufficient to meet Forestry fire reporting requirements.
  • Ability to maintain and organize fire line equipment so that equipment is functioning and available when needed to suppress fires.
  • Ability to use maps and GPS equipment sufficient to quickly locate fires and access routes by section, township, range, and latitude/longitude.
  • Ability to operate helicopter equipment sufficient to carry out fire suppression activities in a safe and effective manner.
  • Ability to coach and direct emergency firefighters to ensure effective and safe suppression and pre-suppression activities.
  • Must have successfully completed the following training: Aviation Transportation of Hazardous Materials A-110, Firefighter Training S-130; Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior S-190, Introduction to Incident Command System I-100, Human Factors on the Fireline L-180, and Incident Management System and Introduction IS-700, Helicopter Crewmember S-271.

Preferred Qualifications

  • National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Red Card qualified: Engine Boss (ENGB), Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4), Tracked Vehicle Operator (TVOP) and/or Initial Attack Dozer Operator (DOZ1), Squad Boss (FFT1, Faller Class 2 (FAL2), Aircraft Base Radio Operator (ABRO), Deck Coordinator (DECK), Helicopter Manager (HMGB).
  • Knowledge of helicopter safety and risk management.

Additional Requirements

This position requires an unrestricted Class D Drivers license with a clear driving record.

Applicants must have the ability to meet the physical requirements and work in the environmental conditions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

It is policy of the Department of Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  • Conflict of Interest Review
  • Criminal History Check
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Reference / Records Check
  • License / Certification Verification

Application Details

How to Apply

Select Apply for Job at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Darren Neuman at darren.neuman@state.mn.us or 218-322-2722.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to assist with the application process, please contact the ADA Coordinator at ADA.DNR@state.mn.us.. To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Hannah Ziemann at hannah.ziemann@state.mn.us.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agencys mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.


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