FIRE CAPTAIN

  • State of Nevada
  • Winnemucca, Nevada
  • Nov 28, 2021
Fire and EMS Public Safety
  • Salary: 8/16/2021 USD

Job Description

Department: DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION & NATURAL RESOURCES

Division: DCNR - FORESTRY DIVISION

Business Unit: HR-WILDLAND FIRE PROTECTION PR

Work Type: PERMANENT

Pay Grade: GRADE 33

Salary Range: $47,188.80 - $69,739.20

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time

Recruiter: DARRELL MORLAN

Phone: 775 684-0126

Email: Darrell.Morlan@admin.nv.gov

Position Description

Positions in this series manage, supervise and participate in wildland fire suppression; fire prevention and education; presuppression; equipment and facility maintenance; and forestry and fire law enforcement. Assist the Forestry Program Manager - Fire to ensure that the components of the divisions Wildland Fire Protection Program are managed and operated in an efficient, accurate and safe manner consistent with federal, State, and division regulations, policies and procedures. Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.

The Division of Forestry's mission is to provide professional natural resource and wildland fire management services to enhance, conserve and protect forest, rangeland and watershed values, endangered plants and other native flora. This position, under the supervision of the Battalion Chief, manages, supervises, and participates in all functional areas of wildland fire including suppression, prevention, education and mitigation. This position supervises and manages daily wildland fire and natural resource work assignments for all assigned personnel. The Fire Captain works with staff to ensure national training qualifications and currency are met; exercises leadership through direct command or implementation of the Incident Command System (ICS); applies principles if the ICS during incidents of moderate to high complexity; evaluates complex situations and requests appropriate additional resources; inspects, tests, and ensures proper operation of all assigned equipment; and maintains records and prepares reports. The Fire Captain works closely with state, federal, and local cooperators, as well as landowners, to ensure adequate wildland fire response across boundaries; to schedule prevention, education and mitigation; assist with fire prevention and defensible space inspections; and to implement fuel reduction, prescribed burn, and rehabilitation projects as directed. The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Position Description (cont.)

Applicants must be qualified as a NWCG Firefighter 1 (FFT1)(or higher) and Engine Boss (ENGB) at time of application, and must maintain these qualifications for the duration of employment. Incumbents need to be an Incident Commander Type IV trainee, as well as, able to obtain their CDL class B within one year of appointment. To verify these eligibility requirements for the position, a copy of your Red Card, or equivalent, MUST be attached to application at time of submittal.

Applicants must pass a work capacity test at the arduous level prior to appointment and for continued employment. The test consists of a three (3) mile walk, carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack, in less than forty-five (45) minutes. Travel up to 50% of the time may be required.

To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-1_0//

Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's degree in fire science or closely related field and three years of firefighting experience; OR Graduation from high school or equivalent education and four years of firefighting experience; OR one year as a Firefighter II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.


The Examination

Training and Experience Evaluation Exam
  • The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications/resumes include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application/resume and your responses to the questions asked. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application/resume) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application. Once you apply for the position, you will be taken to a series of questions.

    Special Requirements
    • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    • Applicants may be required to pass a thorough medical examination and physical agility test prior to appointment and for continuing employment.
    • Positions in this series are required to work varied shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays.
    • All positions in this series must have certifications as identified by the agency at the time of application.
    • Incumbents must obtain additional certifications, as identified by the agency, within specific timeframes identified by the agency, and must maintain those certifications as a condition of continuing employment.
    • Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this class must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.


    This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

    The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

    Nearest Major Market: Reno

Job Address

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