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Firefighter Type 2 - Yellow

Company: GFP Enterprises LLC
Location: Redding
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

We currently have positions open for the 2023 season in the following Regional Coordination Centers: Salem, OR; Sisters, OR; Redding, CA Pay Ranges Entry Level firefighters will earn $21.00/hr for Fire fighting ($16.35 Regular Pay + 4.80 Hazard Pay). Drivers earn $25/HR while driving. Example of a Average Entry Level from 2022: Average Days 80 (May-September) Regular Hours Worked: 700 OT Hours Worked: 675 Double Time Hours Worked: 40 Regular Hours Pay: 700 x $15.65 = $10,995 Hazard Pay: 700 x $4.60 = $3,220 Overtime Pay: 700 x $23.47 = $16,432 Double Time pay (Work done in CA) 40 x $31.30 = $1,252 Total: $31,899 Job details DUTIES Most of the duties performed by a Wildland firefighter are outdoors. The normal duration of work is generally between the months of June through September. The position is most commonly seasonal. Most duties are related to prescribed burning, thinning, wildfire suppression, and fire preparedness. These duties include serving as a firefighter or engine operator during prescribed burning and wildfire suppression activities; conducting regular maintenance and repairs on various equipment such as fire engines, chain saws, and hand tools; serving as a crew member during fire break preparation which involves rock removal, mowing, trimming, tree and brush removal. You must be fit and have the ability to hike and work in extreme environmental conditions such as heat and smoke. You may have the potential to assist in incident/disaster response activities throughout the nation which may include driving, erecting tenting, and loading/unloading trucks to camp management, quality control and inventory. --- Most positions require working on a 2-3-person engine or 20-person hand crew. It is imperative that you work well with others. Communication with others is a vital part of the success of the job. Primary contacts are generally other crew members, crew supervisors, and others in the wildland fire management organization. --- Work hours will vary depending on the assignment. Seasonal firefighters are on call when needed and hours are not guaranteed. The maximum number of hours to be worked in a day is 16, unless authorized by the agency during initial attack. An average work week during fire season is typically between 84 -112. --- Much of your success will be based on how flexible and adaptable you are to your surroundings and the unique environment. You must be able to follow instructions and the chain of command structure as well as utilizing your best judgment, situational awareness and safety practices. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS As a condition of employment, you will be required to achieve an arduous rating on the "Pack Test (WCFT)," which requires you to walk 3 miles with a 45-pound backpack in 45 minutes or less. The WCFT is correlated to measures of aerobic and muscular fitness as well as performance in field tasks such as working with hand tools or carrying loads over rough terrain. The WCFT will be administered when you initially train or at your annual refresher. You must PASS the annual WCFT to be eligible for dispatch. If you are not able to maintain the fitness requirements you may be terminated in accordance with applicable personnel regulations. Physical Demands: The work requires strenuous physical exertion for extended periods including, walking, climbing, chopping, throwing, lifting, pulling and frequently carrying objects weighing fifty (50) pounds or more. EQUIPMENT REQUIRED If selected for a fire position you will be expected to wear protective and safety equipment. The Company will provide the following items - hard hat & headlamp, leather gloves, goggles, fire resistant clothing [Nomex], Fire Pack and hand tools. However, you will need to purchase a GOOD pair of firefighting boots with VIBRAM soles. You will be reimbursed up to a certain amount for the boots after you have been dispatched to your first assignment. It is a very good idea to break the boots in BEFORE the first day of work. Other than boots, you will only need to furnish your personal belongings. Seeking immediate interest: Firefighters / Driver Operator for a possible immediate position. Ongoing acceptance: We are accepting resumes for multiple emergency management and emergency response positions at multiple locations to support rapidly evolving domestic federal contingency operations. Compensation is based off current Wildland fire industry standards. Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Must be available for dispatch within 2 hours of one of our site locations: Salem, OR - Sisters, OR - Redding, CA Required Training Completed in the Duration of your Course
    • Introduction to ICS (IS-100)
    • Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service (L-180)
    • Firefighter Training (S-130 - Field Day Required)
    • Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190)
    • NIMS: An Introduction (IS-700)
    • Employees must be 18 years of age or older. WHAT GFP PROVIDES TO FIELD EMPLOYEES
      • Career Advancement from FFT2-FFT1-ICT5-CRWB/ENGB
      • Competitive Wages Exceeding Federal Standards
      • Overtime Opportunities WHAT BENEFITS ARE PROVIDED TO ELIGIBLE FIREFIGHTERS:
        • 10-Paid Company Holidays
        • Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs
        • Employee discounts through Life Mart and Expert Voice GFP Enterprises LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. PI201166493

Keywords: GFP Enterprises LLC, Redding , Firefighter Type 2 - Yellow, Other , Redding, California

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