Area Fire Prog Mgr Fire and Aviation
State of Montana - Lewistown, MT

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Position Title:
Area Fire Prog Mgr Fire and Aviation

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9607-1328


For more information contact:
State Agency:
Natural Resources and Conservation

P.O. Box 201601

Helena , MT

Phone: (406)444-0513

Fax: (406)444-1357

TTY: (406)444-0517


  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce





Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent

Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Natural Resources and Conservation


Northeastern Land Office


State Application Required:

$36,590.00 - $40,655.00

Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information: The normal salary received for employees new to state government is $36,590 - $40,655 annually, DOQ with raises granted by the legislature. State employees scheduled to work at least halftime are also provided paid health, dental, and life insurance.

Applicant Pool: If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.

Special Information:
The DNRC mission is to help ensure that Montana’s land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. This position is located at the DNRC’s Northeastern Land Office in Lewistown, MT .

The DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained.

Online applications are encouraged; however, for applicants choosing not to apply online, please note the State of Montana Employment Application Form is required. Completed application materials must be received by midnight March 01, 2013 to DNRC/Human Resource Bureau/PO Box 201601, Helena MT 59620 or to a Montana Job Service. If applying online, go to:

The Northeastern Land Office (NELO), together with two unit offices, one field office represents the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) in the geographic areas of Fergus, Petroleum, Golden Valley, Wheatland, Judith Basin, Chouteau, Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Valley, Daniels, Sheridan and Roosevelt counties. The Fire Program Manager for the NELO is responsible for achieving Department program goals and objectives for the Fire and Aviation Program within thirteen counties which include 20 million acres of county cooperative fire protection. The County Co-op program statutorily provides for state assistance in wildland fire prevention, equipment, training and suppression. This involves providing fire suppression management, preparing annual program work plans and preparation and execution of complex plans including county fire management plans, annual operating plans with the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service as well as NELO fire mobilization and attack plans.

E xtensive knowledge of the functions, procedures, organization, and governing laws and regulations of the Department as well as developmental knowledge of the principles and practices of a wide variety of natural resource disciplines, including fire management, fire control strategies and tactics, and DNRC suppression objectives. Skill in developing strategy and directing activities in multiple programs with diverse personnel and needs, which is sometimes crisis-driven. Extensive communication skills in both an individual and group setting incorporating persuasion, facilitation, and conflict management. This position requires flexibility, decisiveness, and resourcefulness and excellent communication skills.

Bachelor's degree in a field of natural resource management, forestry, wildlife biology, fire management, recreation management, range science or directly related with four years of related natural resource management experience that includes program management and supervisory responsibilities. A Master’s degree in the above can be substituted to include 3 years of related experience in areas listed.

Supplemental Questions:
Please answer the following supplemental questions. This provides you an opportunity to present more complete and specific details regarding your qualifications. The responses should be clear and concise since the hiring team may view them as a sample of your written communication skills. This supplement is reviewed separately from the state application form and is part of the evaluation process.

Describe your experience in wildfire suppression operations.
Describe your experience supervising people.
Describe your experience providing fire suppression training.

Additional Materials Required:

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