Wildland Assistant Engine Module Leader

Salary: $32.11 - $41.75 Hourly Depending on Qualifications
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted September 7, 2022

The Town of Vail is now hiring for our Wildland Fire program. The Wildland Assistant Engine Module Leader assists in leading a type 6 engine module under the direction of the Wildland Engine Module Leader. This position provides leadership to the engine module and serves as an NWCG Single Resource Boss – Engine in support of wildfire fire suppression and mitigation projects (i.e. prescribed fire and hazardous fuel reduction). The position assists with training classes and overall program management. As needed and qualified, this position aids in all-hazard incident response and assists with other Vail Fire programs.

This position is a full time benefited 9-10 month per year position.  Options may exist to work year round by working off season time in other departments within the town.

Wildland Assistant Engine Module Leader duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Directs and leads the module on a regular and recurring basis on incidents and during the Module Leader’s days off.
  • Serves as a supervisory wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine.
  • Directs the operation of a wildland fire engine in emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations.
  • Operate 4×4 pickup trucks, fire engines, pumps, and associated wildland firefighting equipment
  • Implements formal and informal training programs to comply with policy and regulations.
  • Provides technical and administrative supervision to wildland fire crews.
  • Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short term priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work.
  • Develops performance standards and evaluates work performance of subordinates.
  • Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.
  • Listens and resolves minor complaints from employees. Refers group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints higher level supervisor or to manager.
  • Provides for crew safety and welfare and implements a training program in compliance with applicable requirements.
  • Ensures work conditions conform to agency safety programs; Identifies and corrects job safety and health hazards.
  • Serve the citizens and guests of the Town of Vail by abiding by all Town of Vail core values.
  • Perform job in accordance with all Town of Vail safety practices.
  • Routinely performs the duties of subordinate positions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Vail’s long standing wildland fire program is dedicated to preparing the community to live with wildfire.  A large portion of the programs activity is focused around community outreach and mitigation.  Programs such as community wildfire hazard evaluations, curbside chipping and landscape scale fuels reduction projects occupy the majority of the engine modules time.  Vail also focuses a significant amount of effort into individual development through various professional development programs as well as on the job training.

Vail is a guest service oriented and resort destination community. We realize that to set the standard for world-class alpine resorts, our employees make all the difference!  That is why we are looking for passionate individuals who strive for excellence in all that they do. The ideal candidate possess a high level of professionalism and problem solving ability, expected to be life-long learners, and have a high level of commitment to safety. The ideal candidate will function well within the chain of command; possess a high level of moral character, physical fitness, leadership and professionalism.

Qualified applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • High school or GED required. Some college preferred.
  • NWCG S130, S190, S212, S131, S230, S231, S290, ICS 200
  • Qualification to NWCG standards as a Single Resource Boss – Engine (ENGB)
  • Current Certification as Faller 3 (FALA)- Task book or equivalent
  • Minimum 4 seasons (20 months) wildland firefighting experience
  • Colorado Class B Commercial Driver’s License within 30 days of hire.

In addition to your cover letter and resume please submit a copy of your master record to include training and experience which support your qualifications.

Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Housing
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retention Bonuses
  • Retirement
  • Ski Pass
  • Wellness

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