Firefighter (Seasonal - 90 days)
Company: Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians
Posted on: May 15, 2022
Job DescriptionSalary: DOEPOSITION SUMMARYUnder the direct
supervision of the Fire Chief/Captain, the Firefighter will uphold
the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (the Tribe) Fire
Department's stated mission statement, core values, and goals.
Firefighters are required to perform skilled emergency service work
including fire suppression, emergency medical, hazardous materials,
and non-emergency duties such as fuel reduction, fire prevention,
public assistance and education. Firefighters must be able work for
extended periods of time at emergency incidents that may involve
physical exertion often under adverse environmental conditions.
This position is an arduous position and subject to medical
screening, physical fitness training, and random drug testing. This
job description is for the entry-level and seasonal
classifications.This position may or may not be engaged in
firefighting activities, but will be directly working under
supervision in training, fuels reduction projects, team building,
outdoor recreation management, and various projects that require
basic use of a variety of firefighting tools and
- Participates in station, apparatus, and equipment maintenance
and training activities.
- Operates and drives fire department vehicles and
- Communicates and establishes positive working relationships
with the general public in order to deliver service of all types
including emergency response, business inspections, participating
in school programs, answering questions, and assessing customer
- Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service as a
member of a fire company or fire crew.
- Serves as a skilled crewmember on an engine or hand crew.
- Serves as a skilled wildland firefighter on an organized crew
during prescribed burns, monitoring and controlling the fire and
collecting data on fire weather and fire behavior.
- Performs basic fire line activities such as line construction,
hose layout, operations of pumps and accessories, lopping and
scattering of fuels using hand tools.
- Holds, patrols, monitors, and mops-up in wildland fire
- Performs assigned project work such as fuel inventory and
hazard fuel reduction projects.
- Independently or with one or two other crewmembers may be
assigned to carry out specialized assignments such as tree falling,
backfire and burnout operations, mobile and stationary attack,
construction of helispots, and specialized assignments with allied
- Assists in fire suppression activities including operating
electric generators, ventilation fans, deploying and connecting
hose lines; holding nozzles and directing water streams; raising
and climbing ladders; using portable fire extinguishers, axes,
bars, hooks, ropes, power-driven tools, and other equipment; use of
salvage covers to prevent water damage; overhauling and cleaning up
after a fire.
- Dons and works in personal protective equipment including
wildland gear, structural gear, and self-contained breathing
- Upon return to the fire station, cleans and services apparatus
and equipment, testing and ensuring that they are available for
- Administers first aid and operates various emergency medical
- Performs rescue operations of persons in life and non-life
- Properly uses fire department communication equipment.
- Participates in fire drills and training exercises.
- Uses hand tools such as axes, shovels, Pulaski's, McLeod's, and
power tools including chainsaws, to build fire line and extinguish
burning materials as well as to maintain firefighting tools and
- Becomes familiar with Tribal, local, and area streets, fire
hydrants, building occupancies and contents.
- Operates an office computer and a variety of word processing
and software applications.
- Performs to completion all other related and assigned work and
tasks as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:Supervision
is received from the Fire Chief or their designee. Work is
inspected in process and upon completion. A Firefighter is
responsible for their personal actions and conduct. Evaluations are
provided on a regular schedule and are based on individual
performance as well as their interactions with other Company and
Tribal Fire members.PHYSICALThe physical demands of the position
are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This
position requires sitting, twisting and reaching for equipment;
performing various tasks that require standing, walking, bending,
stooping, squatting, climbing, kneeling, simple and power grasping,
pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation, performs physical
activities of a strenuous nature; must see and hear with sufficient
acuity; may lift heavy objects, especially when responding to or
operating at emergency situations or incidents. ENVIRONMENTAL
WORKING CONDITIONS:The work environments described are
representative of those an employee may encounter while performing
the essential functions of this job, but is not limited to the
following: working indoors and outdoors; traveling in a vehicle to
emergency situations or other calls for service at any time of day;
may be exposed to atmospheres that may be immediately dangerous to
life and health (IDLH) including dust, noise, smoke, fumes, gases,
oil, grease, constant equipment vibration, machinery with moving
parts, moving objects and other vehicles, wet and slippery
surfaces; working unusual and prolonged schedules during
emergencies in all weather conditions including extreme
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must possess high school diploma or equivalent.
- Must possess or obtain S190 and S130 certification within 30
days from the date of hire.
- Must be able to work effectively under supervision and within a
team structure as a significant element of the position.
- Effective communication skills are needed in order to work
safely and be successful in the position.
- The Firefighter should be self-motivated.
- Ability to complete work assigned in an effective, efficient,
and safe manner.
- Must possess the ability to exercise independent judgment.
- Must be capable of performing duties during various emergency
- Wildland training from an accredited agency or organization,
Incident Command System, or a Fire Science Certificate from a
regionally accredited college or university is highly
- Any combination of the following: successful work experience
history involving significant public contact with customer service
responsibilities, course work in fire science, experience as a paid
or volunteer Firefighter, or successful completion of a Fire
- Possession of, or ability to possess, an Emergency First
- Possession of, or ability to possess an Emergency Medical
Technician I Certificate recognized by El Dorado County Emergency
Medical Services Agency. Note: Other recognized EMT 1 certificates
will be reviewed.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver
License Class "C" with a Firefighter endorsement.
- Within 30 days of employment, incumbent must pass a
standardized Arduous Work Capacity Pack Test, consisting of a
3-mile hike carrying a 45-pound pack completed in less than 45
- Knowledge of modern firefighting methods and fire prevention
- Knowledge and ability to safely operate and care for fire
apparatus, fire equipment, tools, devices, and facilities.
- Knowledge of emergency medical aid procedures.
- Knowledge of the Uniform Fire Code and the procedures involved
in fire prevention inspections.
- Knowledge of wildland fire control methods including
suppression tactics, methods and procedures.
- Knowledge of the methods, procedures, and skills required in
the use of wildland firefighting tools, radios, pumps and hoses,
and chainsaws sufficient to perform routinely assigned fire
suppression and prescribed fire assignments in various types of
fuels and under a variety of weather and terrain conditions.
- Knowledge of wildland fire behavior, fire weather, wildland
fire hazards, accepted ground and aviation wildland fire safety
practices and procedures to prevent injury and loss of life.
- Ability to observe safety principles and work in a safe
- Ability to maintain physical fitness and to engage in moderate
to arduous physical activity and work long hours during emergency
- Ability to learn the operation of motorized firefighting
- Ability to function effectively at emergency incidents.
- Ability to work at heights greater than ten feet and in
- Ability to learn a variety of methods and tasks related to
firefighting and fire prevention.
- Ability to communicate as well as understand and follow oral
and written instructions.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with employees, coworkers, supervisors, and the
- Must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Class
specifications are only intended to present a descriptive summary
of the range of duties and responsibilities associated with
specified positions. Therefore, specifications may not include all
duties performed by individuals within a classification. In
addition, specifications are intended to outline the minimum
qualifications necessary for entry into the class and do not
necessarily convey all of the qualifications of incumbents within
the position.DRUG SCREENShingle Springs Rancheria requires the
successful completion of a drug screening of all potential Tribal
employees prior to being hired. The Tribe recognizes that the State
of California has legalized the use of marijuana. The Tribe is
located on federally owned trust land and complies with federal
laws. Therefore, marijuana use is prohibited, and all drug tests
will include a screening for THC. Shingle Springs Rancheria
recognizes a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy and employees
will be required to sign a Consent to Drug and/or Alcohol Testing.
Employees may be selected for alcohol / drug testing upon
reasonable suspicion, and upon any/all accidents. BACKGROUND
CHECKCandidates for this position will be subject to criminal and
character background checks and fingerprinting prior to being
hired. Verification of previous employment and education will also
be conducted after the interview if an offer of employment is being
considered. CONFIDENTIALITYConfidentiality is an absolute
requirement for this position and is cause for immediate
termination if not followed to the highest standard.INDIAN
PREFERENCEPreference in hiring is given to the most qualified
applicant. However, when candidates for an open position are
determine to be equally qualified, Native American candidates will
have preference for hiring purposes. This means that if the
qualifications of the best candidates are comparable, the Native
American candidate is given preference. The following order of
preference shall be adhered to when hiring: (1) Members of Shingle
Springs Band of Miwok Indians members; (2) Spouses or domestic
partners (certified through Tribal Court or the State of
California) of members of Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians; 3)
Parents of children of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians;
4) All other documented Native Americans; 5) All other applicants
in accordance with Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473.
Applicants claiming Indian preference must submit verification of
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