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FIREFIGHTER 1 - 60037450
Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  12278

FIREFIGHTER 1 - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa  






*Pay Grade: GRADE 28 

Salary Range: $39,463.20 - $57,628.80 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 


Recruiter: JON M TERRAZAS 

Phone:  775 684-0116 




Position Description

Positions in this series manage, supervise and participate in wildland fire suppression; fire prevention and education; presuppression; equipment and facility maintenance; and forestry and fire law enforcement. Assist the Forestry Program Manager - Fire to ensure that the components of the divisions Wildland Fire Protection Program are managed and operated in an efficient, accurate and safe manner consistent with federal, State, and division regulations, policies and procedures.


The Division of Forestry's mission is to provide professional natural resource and wildland fire management services to enhance, conserve and protect forest, rangeland and watershed values, endangered plants and other native flora. Duties of a Firefighter I in the Wildland Protection Program include: fire suppression, preparedness, prevention, public education, fuels management, defensible space, facilities and equipment maintenance, and forestry and fire law enforcement. Incumbents will respond to wildland fires and implement fuel management projects.


Applicants must be qualified as a NWCG Firefighter I (FFT1) (or higher) at time of application and must maintain this qualifications for the duration of employment. Incumbents will need to acquire a Nevada Class B Driver's License and be an Engine Operator (ENOP) within one (1) year of appointment. To verify these eligibility requirements for the position, a copy of your Red Card, or equivalent, MUST be attached to application at time of submittal.


Incumbents must pass a work capacity test at the arduous level prior to appointment and for continued employment.The test consists of a three (3) mile walk, carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack, in less than forty-five (45) minutes.


Please ensure your application/resume reflects at least one year of full time equivalent (FTE) firefighting experience. Failure to show this experience will result in the denial of your application.


Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent education and one year of firefighting experience.


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.


Special Requirements

All positions in this series must have certifications as identified by the agency at the time of application.
Positions in this series are required to work varied shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Incumbents must obtain additional certifications, as identified by the agency, within specific timeframes identified by the agency, and must maintain those certifications as a condition of continuing employment.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this class have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this class must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
Applicants may be required to pass a thorough medical examination and physical agility test prior to appointment and for continuing employment.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.


Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe