Forestry Tech/Fire Engine Crew Member – USFS – St George

Position Type: Internship

Open until: April 14 2018

Wage: $11.04-$14.07 per hr. DOE

Location: St George, UT

Description:

THIS INTERNSHIP IS LOCATED IN ST. GEORGE UT

Serves as a member of fire crew assigned to suppress a full range of wildland fires independently performing recurring fire suppression duties. Performs assignments as a wildland firefighter in developing a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices and terminology. This consists of fireline construction, use of pumps and engines, hose lays using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustments in the effective use of water and additives, working in and around aircraft such as helicopters, safety rules, and basic fire behavior. Searches out and extinguishes burning materials by moving dirt, applying water by hose or backpack pump, etc. Chops brush, fells small trees, and moves dirt to construct fire line using various hand tools such as axes, shovels, Pulaski’s, McLeod’s, and may use power tools including chainsaws and portable pumps to control spreading of wildland fire and/or to prepare control lines prior to burning. Patrols fire line to locate and extinguish embers, flare-ups, and hotspot fires that may threaten developed fire lines. Cleans, reconditions, and stores fire tools and equipment. Each employee is required to pass the pack test. The pack test is a 3 mile walk on flat ground, carrying 45 pounds, in 45 minutes or less. Successful completion of the pack test is a condition of employment.

The work can be physically demanding, primarily performed in forest and desert environments with temperatures reaching near or above 100 degrees and reaching elevations above 11,000 feet.  Risks include snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise, interaction with the public and managing conflict. Operational shifts often consist of, but are not limited to, 8 hour days 5 days a week or as needed according to fire assignments up to 16 hours a day for up to 14 to 21 days.  Applicants are expected to work the majority of weekends and holidays. The duration of commitment for this position is from approximately May 2nd to August 24th, with negotiation on dates.

This position will require hard work, devotion, working with the public and a good attitude that will be rewarded with spectacular views, great locations and valuable work experience

 

Qualifications:

  1. Good communication and interpersonal skills
  2. Good work ethic

ALL IIC INTERNSHIPS MUST BE TIED TO THE EARNING OF AN ACADEMIC CREDIT SUCH AS: EDGE project, cooperative education, departmental internship, assignment or practicum etc.

 

Application Instructions:

    1. Go to iicinternships.com
    2. Click on the IIC Application on the right hand side. This will download a word document of the IIC Internship Application.
    3. Fill in the application (this can be done on your computer).

 

  • Save application and email it to Micah Suwyn a msuwyn@fs.fed.us in the subject line put IIC INTERNSHIP APPLICATION. If you need additional assistance please contact the IIC offices.

 

Submit IIC application, resume, transcripts, and statement of interest. Applications must be received by April 14. 2018

Contact Information:

NAME Micah Suwyn

EMAIL msuwyn@fs.fed.us

PHONE NUMBER 435-652-3161

 

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