Search and Rescue
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Wildland Fire                   Reserve Wildland Firefighters – Crewmember

This is a mostly volunteer position that works as part of an initial attack squad whose duties include wildland fire management, fuels management, hazard assessment and emergency operations support as requested. Crew members will be utilized from April 19th till Mid September. This position requires the use of a variety of hand tools and power tools including, but not limited to, chainsaws, firing equipment and / or portable pumps. It also requires the operation of a variety of vehicles, including but not limited to fire engines, pickups and ATVs. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. It is preferred applicants be qualified as a NWCG Wildland Firefighter Type 2. If not, training will be provided to receive this qualification. Applicants will be required to pass a physical ability test related to the job. Applicants will be required to pass a background check and must possess a valid driver’s license by the date of hire. Applicants must be available for response 24 hours a day and may be required to work weekends. Reserves will be eligible for paid federal dispatch and will be required to work a volunteer shift at least one day a month. Applications are available from the Archuleta County Human Resources Office in the Court House at 449 San Juan Street, Pagosa Springs or on the Archuleta County website (www.archuletacounty.org). Please submit an application and resume to Mitzi Bowman, PO Box 1507, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 or fax (970)264-8376 or e-mail to humanresources@archuletacounty.org. To insure full consideration, applications must be received by April 5th, 2011 at 4pm. Archuleta County is an equal opportunity employer.

A Basic Wildland Fire Training will be offered though Archuleta County Sheriff's Office on May 11-15 and 21st.
This 40 hour course consists of four Firefighter courses required by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). The training provides the basic training and information necessary to become qualified as a type 2 Wildland Firefighter. Students who complete the coursework and pass the physical fitness test earn "red card" certification required to work on forest fires or to participate in prescribed fires.
Join us at the Emergency Operations Center located at 777 CR 600.
Training date and times:
May 11-13 17:00 to 21:00
May 14-15 08:00 to 17:00
May 21 08:00 to 18:00
For more information please call Christina Marquart at 970-731-4799