Helitack Fuel Support Truck DriversBase of Operations – Wildland Fire Management Division (Olympia, Yakima)Non-Permanent. (5-7 months). Represented.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently recruiting for Helitack Fuel Support Truck Drivers to become members of Washington State's Wildland fire Helitack Aviation Operations crew. Helitack personnel are based out of Yakima and Olympia while providing state-wide aviation support for fires throughout the season. Helitack personnel primarily perform initial attack firefighting often in remote locations (accessed by helicopter) and support DNR's firefighting helicopter fleet.
Helitack Fuel Support Truck Driver positions support Helicopter operations only and therefore are only required to take and pass a light level Work Capacity Test. As a condition of hire, Helitack Fuel Support Truck Drivers must provide a current DOT medical certificate and pass a TSA background check at a cost to the applicant. Applicants will be given S-271 (Helicopter Crew Member) and A-219 (Helicopter Longline remote specialist ) training and will support duties as such off the fire line under the direction of the Helicopter Manager.
Individuals must be willing and capable of performing strenuous outdoor work, typically in a very hot environment, safely and productively and of accepting direction and acting responsibly. The duration of these positions are generally 5-7 months.Position Profile:
Under the supervision of the Transportation Supervisor and operational direction of a Helicopter Manager, the Helitack Fuel Support Truck Driver independently operates and maintains a fuel support truck in response to statewide wildland fires. In addition:
- Conducts daily vehicle inspections.
- Maintains driver log books and fuel records.
- Maintains current CDL Class B license with tank, HazMat and airbrake endorsement.
- Adheres to DOT and DNR duty day limits and policies and agency travel regulations.
- Supports helicopter operations by refueling helicopters, selecting refueling areas, filling helicopter foam tanks, directing helicopter landings and departures, etc., under the direction of the Helicopter Manager.
- Will be encouraged to obtain the Helicopter Crew member qualification by the end of the first season.
- Performs Jet-A fuel quality assurance checks.
- Maintains support fuel truck inventory.
- Performs compound maintenance and other duties as assigned.
- Performs field aviation equipment inspections and troubleshooting.
- Works alone, setting up and maintaining remote fuel sites, ensuring safety of AC, public and self
- Ability to lift heaving loads on the deck of support trucks.
- Basic level computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, Tablet android or Apple functional use.
- Experience in development and maintenance of GIS level data information.
- Experience in driving large trucks.
- Ability to develop and follow processes.
- Licensed Class B CDL with HAZMAT, air break and tank endorsements or ability to obtain within 45 days of hire.
- All applicants that require a CDL must provide their previous 10 year history to include: employment, education, periods of unemployment, etc. Pre-employment CDL verification, work history background check and drug testing will be required as a condition of employment. This position may be subject to pre-employment and reasonable suspicion drug testing.
- A valid driver’s license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Finalists and/or interview candidates may be asked to provide a driving record from all states in which they have held a license during the past three years.
- Work performed in an office setting (50%) and in isolated unimproved natural areas within the state (50%). Incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
- Position requires travel (40%) to the field for project work, suppression preparedness, fires, supervision, attend meetings or various trainings. Frequent overnight travel is required for trainings, meetings, and fire assignments.
- DNR Core Competencies:
- Personal Accountability
- Value Others
- Compassionate Communication
- Inspire Others
- Commitment to Excellence
- All employees of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccination status will be verified at the time an offer of employment is made. An accommodation may be available for individuals who have a sincerely held religious belief or a medical reason for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, based on the essential functions of this position.
Hours and Benefits:
- Experience with aviation FFA fueling operations, policies and procedures.
- Experience in aircraft Operations.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
- Overtime is paid at the rate of time and one-half in excess of 40 hours worked.
- For all hours worked under the Incident Command System, two dollars ($2.00) is added to an employee's regular hourly rate of pay.
- Typical work week is 8 hours a day 5 days a week, however, during peak fire season you could be asked to work 8 – 16 hour days with up to 12 days work without a day off.
- Positions may require response during off-duty hours to emergency fire suppression needs.
DNR provides fire crew members with required safety clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This clothing is expected to be worn during regular work hours and must be worn while firefighting. Crew members are required to wear lace-up boots with Vibram soles and constructed entirely of heavy leather that extends a minimum of 8 inches above the heel cup (inside of boot).
DNR will reimburse (as approved) up to $370 (with original receipt) for the cost of pre-approved boots. Other clothing, such as rain-gear, coats, hats etc., must be provided by the individual.
If selected for an interview you will be required to:
- To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above). You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.
- Attach a resume describing your experience and qualifications.
- Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
- Complete all supplemental questions.
About the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
- Provide a current Employment Driving Record from each state you have held a driver’s license in within the last two years.
- Details on how to obtain this record from Washington State can be found on the Department of Licensing website at: www.dol.wa.gov.
- Provide Certificates of Course Completion for IS-700 and IS-100prior to or on the day of the scheduled Work Capacity Test.
- Failure to do so will disqualify candidates for employment in these positions.
- These courses are free.
- If you have previously taken and received credit by DNR for these courses, you are NOT required to retake or resubmit the certificates of completion
- Complete and Pass the Work Capacity Test “Pack Test” The Pack Test is a work capacity test that measures aerobic capacity, muscular strength, and muscular endurance.
- Firefighter candidates must pass the Work Capacity Test by completing a 3 mile walk with a 45 pound pack in under 45 minutes.
- PRIOR to reporting to the Pack Test, you will be required to turn in a completed Waiver and Release Form and a Completed Health Screening Questionnaire (HSQ). Applicants are strongly encouraged to train for the arduous level work capacity test. However, before you begin to train for testing or before substantially increasing your level of activity please review the health screening questionnaire (HSQ) and consult your health care provider if necessary. You may contact DNR Recruiting at ***** for a copy of the HSQ.
- During the DNR Work Capacity Testing, safety is of primary importance and concern. An element of safety is personal physical fitness and is important for co-worker safety, personal safety and health and for efficient fire line operations.
Our mission is to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs economically and socially for current and future generations. At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity and inclusion. With nearly 1,500 employees in locations throughout Washington, we manage and protect more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands.DNR provides excellent benefits a few of those include:
- Commitment to organizational health and wellness
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council
- Leadership that empowers and supports employees
- Work/life balance
- Leadership development opportunities
- Educational aid and career development stipends
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
- Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
- Opportunities to stretch your professional skills
- A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html for more information.
This recruitment may be extended and may also be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to sixty (60) days.
Veteran’s wishing to claim Veteran’s preference please attach a copy of your DD-214, NGB-22 or other verification of military service. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching. We thank you and are grateful for your service!
Persons needing accommodation during the screening process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff at ***** or ***** or by email at *****/a>. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at ***** or www.washingtonrelay.com
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