Post Date: 07/17/2020
Close Date: 08/03/2020
Do you have strong leadership skills working in forestry or wildland fire suppression? Are you looking for a rewarding, dynamic job opportunity? If this sounds like you, come join our team!
The Oregon Department of Forestry's (ODF) Mission is – To serve the people of Oregon by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability.
To see what it's like to be part of ODF's respectful, inclusive, and professional team, click here.
There is currently one (1) seasonal full-time position open with the Oregon Department of Forestry at the South Fork Forest Camp located approximately 26 miles West of Forest Grove and 28 miles East of Tillamook. The seasonal full-time position generally works from January through September. For specific questions regarding these positions, please contact Aaron Auble, Assistant Camp Manager, at (503) 815-6123.
WHAT WILL YOU DO
You will provide custodial supervision of Department of Corrections (DOC) minimum adults in custody assigned to community custody crews in support of State Forests Division Forest Management Plans at dispersed work sites within the Northwest Oregon geographic area, and Fire Protection Division emergency fire suppression objectives statewide on 16 million acres of protected lands. Objectives are met by transporting community custody crews to remote forest work sites, recreation facilities occupied by the public, Agency compounds, and communities throughout the State to suppress wild land fires and provide pro-social direction and accountability for organized community custody crews.
For a complete list of duties and working conditions for this opportunity, please click here.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR
Candidates whose demonstrate skills, abilities and/or experience in the following:
Experience working as leader of a team and/or crew.
Experience with wildland fire suppression operations.
Experience operating hand tools, chainsaws and motorized equipment.
Able to lead a team in a challenging, stressful and unique work environment.
Knowledge and experience in young stand management.
Knowledge and experience in recreation facility and trail maintenance.
Current operations-based fire qualifications:
Single Resource Boss
Task Force Leader/Strike Team Leader
One year of forestry-related experience such as tree planting, forest management, or fire preparedness and suppression activities which includes coordinating or directing the work of others (e.g., orienting, motivating, scheduling, assigning, reviewing, etc.)
Successful applicants must take and pass the physical fitness Work Capacity Test at the arduous level. Please click here for a link to information about the Work Capacity Test.
HOW TO APPLY
Click on the "Apply" button above and complete the online application.
Answer all the supplemental questions.
If you require an alternate format in order to complete the employment process, you may call ODF Human Resources at (503) 945-7646.