Forest Fire Officer
Employer: State of Michigan
Location: Various locations in Michigan (multiple positions open)
Application deadline: Continuous (still posted as of May 19, 2023)
Full position description and application instructions
This position assists in the suppression, prevention, and detection of forest fires within the protection area. Employee will conduct activities designed to protect and maintain forestlands, their resources, and structures for environmental, economic, and recreational purposes. Fire program duties include functioning as incident commander on wildfires, maintenance of equipment and inspection for safe operation, assistance in prescribed burns, and training other department and agency staff. Employee often works with the public and other agencies on fire prevention and suppression activities. Employee will assist in land management activities such as timber sale preparation and/or administration, forest cultivation (site preparation/planting), infrastructure maintenance and various other types of land use. Employee is engaged in recreation program support including inspection of snowmobile trails, hazard tree removal, road maintenance, and site restoration. This position may be eligible for an alternate remote work location, such as from home, at least part of the year.