Aerial Observer
State of Montana - Helena, MT

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Job Listing Detail

Position Title:
Aerial Observer

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9623-132A

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

PO Box 201601

Helena , MT
59620

Phone: (406)458-3500

Fax: (406)444-1357

TTY: (406)444-0517

E-mail: cn3546@mt.gov

  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce

Position

Number(s):
57690709

Openings:
1

Location(s):
Helena

Job Status:
Full-Time Temporary

Shift:
Varied Shifts

Date Posted:
2/11/2013

Closing Date:
5/24/2013

Department:
Natural Resources and Conservation

Division:
Forestry

Bureau:
Fire and Aviation

Union:
none

Bargaining Unit:
000

Band/Grade:
3

State Application Required:
Yes

Salary:
$11.90 - $11.90

Salary Unit:
Hourly

Additional Salary Information: $11.90 per hour depending on qualifications. FREE LODGING MAY BE PROVIDED.

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:
EARLY APPLICATION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

These seasonal positions will be open until filled with review of applications starting March 15, 2013, with applications reviewed every two weeks until May 24, 2013. Applicants for these positions must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire and have a valid drivers’ license. All persons performing firefighting duties are required to pass a physical fitness test within three weeks of employment. DNRC HAS ADOPTED THE PACK TEST AS THE REQUIRED PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST. CONTACT THE INDIVIDUAL LAND OFFICE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING PACK TEST REQUIREMENTS.

The DNRC mission is to help ensure that Montana’s land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations.

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. EACH POSITION AND LOCATION REQUIRES A SEPARATE STATE APPLICATION FORM AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. (TYPE OR PRINT IN INK)

APPROXIMATE DATES AND HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR TEMPORARY SEASONAL POSITIONS will depend on each position and will vary between June and September 2013. Positions will be terminated at the end of the normal work season or as notified by the Department.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: DNRC may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications of a position vacancy by: educational requirements, structured interview, job related reference checks, job related work experience, job related current and past performance and application supplements. Applicants claiming employment preference are required to provide proper documentation, i.e. Vet Preference (DD214), Disabled Vet document from U.S. Veterans Administration certifying service connected disability or purple heart medal, disabled (SRS Certification), when submitting application.

INS INFORMATION: Public Law 99-603 “Immigration Reform Law” requires that all new hires provide proper documentation and verification of non-illegal alien status to the hiring authority at time of hire.

LATE, OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE REJECTED

Duties:
Detects and provides legal location of forest fires or smoke by observation from an aircraft (small fixed wing aircraft) where prevailing weather and wind conditions often result in extremely hot, bumpy or a similarly uncomfortable environment; provides map and ground landmark direction to fire, using a GPS in addition to maps; reports fire information such as fire size, rate of spread, fuel types, topography and probable suppression strategy; guides ground personnel to fire; operates two-way radio in air to ground communications; reviews patrol flight patterns; maintains records for fire reports; assists pilot with aircraft maintenance as needed; assists dispatcher in the preparation and maintenance of various maps and charts; and other duties as assigned.

Competencies:
Not Applicable

Education/Experience:
Not Applicable

Supplemental Questions:
ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. INDICATE POSITION TITLE/NUMBER AND YOUR NAME ON EACH SHEET OF PAPER SUBMITTED FOR THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT.

Describe your experience with GPS (Global Positioning System) and map reading systems.
Have you attended any wildfire training classes? If so, list classes, dates of attendance and any relevant experience and qualifications with wildfire suppression.

Describe your experience with wildland firefighting operations.
Describe your experience with small fixed wing aircraft (number of flights , etc).

Additional Materials Required: None Required

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