Fuels Crew Lead and Fuels Crew Member (Forestry Technician)

Utah DNR- Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
Moab, UT
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Job Description The Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands is hiring 3 seasonal Fuels Crew Members & a Crew Lead based in Moab, UT. This is a demanding but rewarding position that will allow you to work throughout southeastern Utah. Work will primarily occur in the Wildland Urban Interface protecting houses and property as well as restoring riparian and upland habitat. This position will start in March and will run for approximately 9 months. A typical work week will consist of 4 ten-hour days. Certain weeks may be 8 days on 6 days off depending on project need. Pay is $17-18.50 per hour depending on experience. About Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands THE DIVISION OF FORESTRY, FIRE AND STATE LANDS is responsible for forest health, responding to wildland fires and managing sovereign lands in Utah. Each year hundreds of wildfires start in Utah’s forests, rangelands, and deserts. The Division responds to wildfires on state and private land ensuring that communities, watersheds, rangelands and wildlife habitats don’t suffer catastrophic losses. Private landowners rely on area foresters and fire managers to assist in promoting healthy forested land and planning for safer communities. Healthy forests are the key to thriving watersheds as well as fit communities. The urban forestry program endeavors to promote trees in communities statewide. Trees provide numerous economic and social benefits. They add to the overall quality of life in cities and towns. Did you know for example that hospital patients have been shown to recover more quickly when they have a view of trees from their hospital room? Sovereign Land consists of the beds of Utah’s navigable rivers and lakes. The beds of the Jordan and Bear Rivers, as well as portions of the Colorado and Green Rivers, are state sovereign lands. The beds of Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, and Bear Lake are all managed by the Division under the “Public Trust” doctrine. Responsibilities • Chainsawing with a 4 person crew. • Safely running a wood chipper. • Camping up to 8 days at a time. • Applying herbicide. • Supervising volunteer/contract saw crews. • Field mapping of worksites. • Towing heavy trailers and equipment Fuels Crew members will get red carded and have the opportunity to work in wildland fire suppression, however, a vast majority of time will be spent doing fuels reduction/removal work. Suppression activities may include, multiple weeks on a handcrew on large fires around the country, initial attack with fire wardens, prescribed fire, and/or pile burning
Requirements • Communicate professionally with landowners and coworkers. • Complete strenuous work in a variety of landscapes and elements • Can work and camp in a remote area for up to 8 days. • Ability to safely drive work trucks with a valid Driver’s License • Able to work in a small crew and resolve interpersonal conflicts. To Apply Email a resume and cover letter to Jordan at jordannesbitt@utah.gov and indicate which position you would like to apply for! If you have any questions, feel free to email or call Jordan at 435-210-4891
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