Fire Operations Technician/Equipment Operator-California

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Last Date to Apply
ORGANIZATION CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations. To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit LOCATION Vandenberg Air Force Base is a 98,400 acre base located approximately 9 miles northwest of Lompoc, California. Vandenberg AFB is a Department of Defense space and missile testing base, with a mission of placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast using expendable boosters. Vandenberg is located on California’s “Central Coast”. The 150 square mile area midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is surrounded by the Santa Ynez Mountains, the Pacific shore, and ranches of northern Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. The land here juts further into the Pacific than any point in California, receiving moderate rainfall, daily fog and no snow. The hills are green in winter and turn a burnished gold in summer. City of Lompoc information
The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Required Qualifications A High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED), or equivalent is required. A minimum of two year’s work experience running and maintaining heavy equipment Experience running and maintaining heavy equipment such as Dozers, Tractor Plow, Motor Graders, Skid Steers, Tracked vehicles, Masticators, and Tractors. Physically able to work outdoors and perform strenuous labor under all weather conditions (e.g., heat and humidity). Able to lift 40 pounds repeatedly. The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a driver’s license and a Class B commercial driver’s license within 6 months of employment. Preferred Qualifications Experience in wildland fire management Meet requirements for the National Wildfire Coordinating Group standards for Fire Fighter Type 2, which includes an annual pack test at arduous level and fire line refresher (maintained annually). State or Nationally qualified as Tractor Plow Operator (TPOP) Qualified as Helicopter Crew Member (HECM) and Plastic Sphere Dispenser Operator (PLDO) Experience in the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment in wildland fire and forestry practices is desired (i.e. Tractor Plow, Skid Steer, Masticator, hauling equipment, etc.) Experience with prescribed fire and wildfire suppression, familiarity with ecosystems and fire regimes of California is highly preferred. Degree in natural resource management or related field.
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Jacie Ullrich
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