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Seasonal Prescribed Fire Crewmember/ Squad Boss

Posted 1 month ago

Employer: Suffolk County Water Authority

Location: Westhampton Beach, NY

Application deadline: None listed. Still posted as of January 18, 2022.

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The Suffolk County Water Authority is seeking on behalf of the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission an individual with experience/qualifications/course work in fire suppression and fire management, heavy equipment operation or a related field, to serve as a seasonal Squad Boss (first line supervisory wildland firefighter) for Prescribed Fire Operations conducted under the Commission’s comprehensive prescribed fire program for the Central Pine Barrens region and will be based in the Central Pine Barrens Commission office located in Westhampton Beach. This individual will report directly to the Fire Management Specialist. (This seasonal position extends from March through May, up to 37.5 hours/week).

  • Performing fireline duties on prescribed fire operations including but not limited to using hand tools to construct fireline; ignite; patrol; mop-up and as necessary suppress wildland fires.
  • Carrying and using heavy equipment and supplies for extended hours in rugged terrain with exposure to excessive heat; direct and indirect flame; smoke; insects (especially ticks); and other irritants and hazards while performing fireline duties.
  • Supervising; communicating with; and/or directing the work of other prescribed fire crew members including crew safety, work assignments and other activities.
  • Staging, inventorying, maintaining, and operating mechanical fireline equipment such as pumps and other water delivery equipment, fire engines, UTVs, ATVs, dozers, excavators or other heavy equipment.
  • and more

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