Texas A&M Forest Service
Budgeted - with benefits
Position open to internal candidates only?
District (required for AgriLife Extension County Programs Positions only)
County (required for AgriLife Extension County Programs Positions only)
Major/Essential Duties of Job
Deliver Rural Fire Defense programs to VFDs and municipal fire departments. Support the development and delivery of the programs within TFS and with the other government agencies. These programs include VFD assistance, insurance and vehicle liability risk pool; Fire Safe; FEPP; VFD cost shares; Helping Hands; training; fire risk assessment; aviation; and TICC. Assist in the administration of assigned personnel and delivery of programs developed by the Chief Regional Fire Coordinator, Fire Prevention Specialist, Urban Interface Specialists, and Prescribed Burning Specialist. Support the Fire Risk Assessment Coordinator with data collection. Serve on TFS Incident Management, Fire Prevention and Urban Interface Mitigation teams with related training and preparedness. Provide support for the Forest Resource Development and other TFS programs as required. Manage and account for TFS credit cards in accordance with applicable laws, policies, rules procedures and guidelines.
Bachelor's degree in Natural Science, Emergency Management, Public Administration or related field. Two years of relevant experience may substitute for one year required education.
No experience required.
Demonstrable knowledge of wildland firefighting. Experience with a recognized fire department or wildland fire agency.
Required licenses, certifications, or registrations:
Preferred licenses, certifications, or registrations:
Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:
Must have or be able to acquire a valid State of Texas Class A CDL license within 180 days of employment.
Preferred special knowledge, abilities, and skills:
Other requirements or other factors:
Documents associated with this posting
Cover Letter - required Resume - required Other Documents Transcript - required
Comments to Applicants
Serve as an emergency responder (including wildland fire) which may require working long hours with minimal rest and in primitive conditions; exposure to harsh environmental conditions such as smoke, wind, sunlight, rain and temperature extremes; walking long distances, standing for extended periods, twisting, bending, reaching, and kneeling; lifting and carrying heavy objects; driving motor vehicles for long distances; operating heavy equipment with related exposure to equipment vibration and noise, operating computers with monitors for extended periods of time. Emergency response may result in exposure to emotionally stressful situations for extended periods of time. Must meet the moderate physical fitness standard of a 2-mile walk carrying a 25-pound pack in 30 minutes or less. Must carry pager and/or cell phone device to facilitate 24/7 communications. Will be expected to report to duty station within 30 minutes for emergency response mission. Employment is contingent upon the agency's verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of a criminal history check. Finalists may be required to furnish a copy of official transcript documenting degree conferred. Texas law requires all males 18-25 show proof of compliance with federal Selective Service law to be eligible for employment. Position closes March 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm.
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All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the agency's verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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