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Type 2 Wildland Firefighter

Company: Wildfire Defense Systems
Location: Visalia
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER? NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED, APPLY NOW!Our firefighters are the heartbeat of our company, and we make it a priority to take care of you and your family. As an employer of choice our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive, and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth, and development for every employee. Join our team and together we will make a difference that changes the world of wildfire.By Joining Wildfire Defense Systems:

  • You will be a part of the largest expansion of wildfire services currently occurring.
  • You will play an active part in shaping your career journey through our unique Grade and Step system.
  • You will help provide wildfire services across 22 states.
  • You are guaranteed a 13/13 or 10/16 schedule.We currently have positions open for the 2023 season in the following Regional Coordination Centers:Sacramento, CA; Riverside, CA; Visalia, CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Loveland, CO; Salem, OR; Coeur d'Alene, ID; MUST LIVE WITHIN 60-MILE RADIUS OF ONE OF THE REGIONAL COORDINATION CENTERS LISTED ABOVE.Pay Ranges$25 - $36 per hour based on experience and location. Opportunity for per diem and overtime.Position
    TheWildland Firefighter Type 2serves on an engine crew, hand crew, or tender, performing fire suppression and fuels management duties in the most adverse climate, fuel, and terrain conditions. The FFT2 has no supervisory responsibilities and is supervised by the Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) or one of the Single Resource Bosses (CRWB/ENGB/TFLD). The FFT2 works in the Operations Section.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS PRIOR TO INTERVIEW
    • Introduction to ICS (ICS-100)
    • NIMS: An Introduction (IS-700)
    • Current driver's license with acceptable driving record
    • *Employees must be 21 years of age or older.PRE-ACADEMY COURSE REQUIREMENTS
      • Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service (L-180)
      • Firefighter Training (S-130 - Classroom Portion)
      • Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190)PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
        • Completion of satisfactory Background Check, including Motor Vehicle Report
        • Passing Drug Screen
        • Satisfactory DOT Medical Examiner's Certification (will be authorized by employer)ACADEMY REQUIRMENTS
          • Ability to pass a WCT (Work Capacity Test/Pack Test) at Arduous Level (Complete a 3-mile walk wearing a 45-pound pack in less than 45 minutes)
          • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)
          • Firefighter Training (S-130 - Field Day Portion)WHAT WDS PROVIDES TO FIELD EMPLOYEES
            • Career Full Time Seasonal Positions, Career Full Time Annual Positions
            • Full NWCG compliant Engines and Tenders
            • Ability to Maintain and Advance NWCG qualifications
            • Task Books Can Transfer to Future Career Positions
            • Daily Diversity of Tasks
            • Work Center Based Locations when not deployed on fire assignments or on-call assignments
            • Career Advancement from FFT2-FFT1-ENGB(T)-CRWB-ENGB-TFLD-BATS-RFO
            • Competitive Wages Exceeding Federal Standards
              • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
              • Health Savings Account
              • Access to Teladoc
              • Paid Time Off plus 48-hours of Sick Leave per year
              • 9-Paid Company Holidays
              • 401(k)
              • WDS Contributes 3% to a Safe Harbor retirement plan with no employee match required
              • Company Paid Life Insurance ($300K for Field Operations Employees)
              • Company Paid AD&D ($300K for Field Operations Employees)
              • Company Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
              • Voluntary Life & Accident
              • Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs
              • Employee discounts through Life Mart and Expert VoiceWildfire Defense Systems, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.*Federal Law under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) requires drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles engaged in interstate commerce must be at least 21 years of age. For this reason, applicants for this position must be at least 21 years of age to be considered.Job Types: Full-time, TemporaryPay: $25.00 - $36.00 per hourBenefits:
                • 401(k)
                • Dental insurance
                • Employee assistance program
                • Flexible spending account
                • Health insurance
                • Health savings account
                • Life insurance
                • Paid time off
                • Professional development assistance
                • Referral program
                • Vision insuranceSchedule:
                  • 10 hour shift
                  • 8 hour shift
                  • On call
                  • OvertimeSupplemental pay types:
                    • Bonus payApplication Question(s):
                      • Do you have a valid driver's license?
                      • Are you at least 21 years of age?
                      • Do you now or will you in the future require immigration sponsorship to work in the United States?
                      • Do you live within 60 miles of the job location?
                      • Do you possess the following credentials for qualifications of a Wildland Firefighter according to NWCG: IS-100, IS-700?
                      • Due to a high number of applications and limited positions, would you be willing to be placed on a waitlist for the 2023 season?Work Location: One location

Keywords: Wildfire Defense Systems, Visalia , Type 2 Wildland Firefighter, Other , Visalia, California

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