The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) has an open Wildland Firefighter (Prescribed Fire/Fuels) position at Vandenberg AFB, CA. For full position details and to submit application materials, please visit https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/84180. Emailed or mailed applications will not be accepted.
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Incumbents will be a member of a Wildland Fire Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Vandenberg AFB, CA. The Wildland Support Module is responsible for implementing fuels treatments including mechanically manipulating vegetation operating heavy equipment, prescribed burns and responding to wildfires on Air Force and adjacent cooperator property throughout the area of responsibility. These positions are located at Vandenberg AFB, CA.
These positions require work on active military training ranges with potential risk for unexploded ordnance and other related hazards. In addition, regular travel (up to 15 weeks per year) to other Air Force installations to perform similar tasks throughout the area of responsibility will be required.
Required Job Qualifications
A High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED), or equivalent required.
A minimum of two year’s work experience in fire management is required.
Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date and a Class B commercial driver’s license within 6 months of employment
Meet requirements for the NWCG position standards for Fire Fighter Type 2, which includes an annual pack test at arduous level and fire line refresher (maintained annually).
The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Experience in the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment in wildland fire and forestry practices is desired.
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.
Experience compiling and utilizing environmental and ecological data using electronic devises.
Experience with GIS software (including Avenza) and GPS is beneficial.