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Chipper Job Announcement

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Seasonal Forestry Aid / Chipper

JOB SUMMARY: Work as a member of the chipping crew under direct supervision from Defensible Space Inspector, Administrative Assistant or Wildfire Prevention Officer. The main function of this crew is to operate a residential chipping program for the local community. Daily activities include operation of chipper, driving heavy vehicles, public interaction and outreach, computer data entry, answering phones. Candidates with proven problem solving skills will be given extra consideration. This crew may also be involved in community fuels reduction projects on public and private lands in the Lake Valley Fire Protection District.

OTHER DUTIES: Duties may include assisting with wildfire prevention activities, pile or prescribed burning; conducting regular maintenance on various equipment such as chain saws and hand tools; serving as a crew member during back country rescue operations which involves carrying heavy equipment and hiking long distances. Training will be provided however, applicants with fire experience listed below will be given priority. When acting in this capacity, crewmembers shall work under the direct supervision of the Fire Prevention Chief.

Employees work forty hour work weeks with bi-weekly pay periods. The position will start early June and will end in September (Weather permitting). The crew will work under the Wildfire Prevention Division of Lake Valley Fire District and would be a non-safety public position.

SALARY: $13.00 HOURLY

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

18 years of Age

Valid Class C Driver’s License

CPR certified

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience operating equipment or large trucks

Experience driving with trailers

Fire experience:

Firefighter Training (S-130)

Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190)

Public relations experience

Applicants submit a job application, DMV driving record printout, copies of any applicable certifications and CPR certification. Selected applicants undergo an oral interview board. Once offered a position, the candidate must pass a pre-job health screening and physical fitness assessment at the arduous level, background check. Applications submittal deadline is June 1, 2017. Applications can found on our website at www.lakevalleyfire.org under the employment opportunity section or picked up in person at: Lake Valley Fire Protection District, Station 7.