Employer: Department of Natural Resources
Salary: $3,701.00 - $4,286.00 Monthly
Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA
Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent
Department: Dept. of Natural Resources
Job Number: 2021-11-6679+
Closing: 3/1/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Base of Operations – Wildfire Division (Tumwater, 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 Aviation Program. 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.
Fuel/Support Driver positions support helicopter fire fighting operations only and therefore are only required to take and pass a light level Work Capacity Test. As a condition of hire, Fuel/Support Drivers must provide a current DOT medical certificate and pass a TSA background check at a cost to the applicant. Applicants will receive 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.
- Under the supervision of the Transportation Supervisor and operational direction of a Helicopter Manager, the Fuel/Support Driver independently operates and maintains a fuel support truck in response to statewide wildland fires.
- Conducts daily vehicle and equipment 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 fuel/support 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.
- Assist with operations and Maintenance of Helicopter Bucket and tank system.
- Possess a high school diploma or equivalent at the time of hire.
- Six months of Natural Resource related work or experience associated with driving large vehicles on and off established roadways, or experience associated with aviation fueling, maintenance, and/or piloting.
- Minimum of a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tank, HazMat and airbrake endorsements. (can be gained on the job at your own expense with cost ranging between $340.00 - $750.00). Must be able to complete within 45 days of hire.
- TSA background check required for HazMat endorsement.
- This position is subject to pre-employment drug testing and random drug testing.
- Applicant must comply with federal motor carrier safety administration's rules for CDL holder drug screening.
- Must complete the Work Capacity Test at the light level
- Must possess a valid driver's license and have at least two years driving experience
- Acceptable driving record free of serious traffic violations (see application form below).
- Basic working knowledge of Aviation assets
- Aviation Safety related experience
- Aerial Hazard identification
- Ability to communicate using mobile and handheld radios
- Familiar with GPS and mapping applications
- Mechanical experience with small engines, motors, and pumps.
- 2 years of commercial truck driving experience.
- CPR and first aid training.
Pay, Hours, and Benefits:
- Overtime is paid at the rate of time and one-half in excess of 40 hours per work week. For purposes of overtime administration, the agency work week begins at 0001 Monday morning and ends at 2400 Sunday night.
- For all hours worked under the Incident Command System, $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 or, 10 hours a day 4 days a week however, during peak fire season you will be required to work 8 – 16 hour days with up to 12 consecutive days work without a day off.
- Positions may require response during off-duty hours to emergency fire suppression needs.
- Some Fuel/Support Driver positions may be eligible for health and dental coverage.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- DNR provides fire crew members with required safety clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). DNR will reimburse (as approved) up to $350 (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.
Required Prior To Interviews Being Scheduled
- For applicants meeting position qualifications and who may be considered for an interview, you will be required to provide a current Employment/Commercial driving record issued from every state you possessed a driver's license in during the last three 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. You will have two weeks (14 days) from the request date to provide the driving records. If you do not provide a copy of all driving records for the last three years within that two week period, your application will not be considered. You may attach a current, 3 year (3 years from date of submission of the application, may not be an older copy) driving abstract to this application.
Required At Time Of Interview:
- A copy of your driver's license
Required at or before the time of the work capacity testing:
- Certificate of course completion for ISC-100 and IS-700. General information about these courses is included in this announcement.
- Completed Waiver and Release Form.
- Completed Health Screening Questionnaire (HSQ).
Required upon hire:
- Employees must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
What You Should Know About The IS-700 and ICS-100 Courses
- Fuel/Support Driver candidates (regardless of work experience with DNR) who receive a contingent employment offer, must provide copies of their certificates of completion for these two courses prior to or on the day of the work capacity testing. Failure to do so will disqualify candidates for employment in these positions. If you have previously taken and received credit by DNR for these courses, you will not have to retake the courses or submit a certificate of completion.
What You Should Know About The Work Capacity Test ("PACK TEST")
- During the DNR Work Capacity Testing for Firefighter, 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. The "Pack Test" is a work capacity test that measures aerobic capacity, muscular strength, and muscular endurance. Fuel Support Truck Driver's must complete the "light" level of the test.
- The "light: fitness level is completed by finishing a 1-mile hike in 15 minutes or less. The test is Pass/Fail only. Failure to pass will disqualify candidates for employment in these positions.
Work Capacity Test ("PACK TEST") TRAINING
Prior to reporting for work, applicants are strongly encouraged to train for arduous level work capacity. 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 DNRRecruiting@dnr.wa.gov for a copy of the HSQ.
- To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above) Carefully review your application materials before submitting. If you fail to submit the required documents, you may no longer be considered for the position by the supervisor.
- Application Status – once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. Finalists for the position will be contacted by the hiring managers directly. Recruitment may be extended depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.
Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving record issued from all states in which they have held a license during the past 3 years.
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.
Questions please contact:
- Callan Wilkins at (509)925-0981, Callan.Wilkins@dnr.wa.gov,
- Will Dickinson at (509)925-0981, Will.Dickinson@dnr.wa.gov,
- Bob Stein at (509) 925-0981, Robert.Stein@dnr.wa.gov,
- Byron Sinden at (509) 884-3473, Byron.Sinden@dnr.wa.gov
- or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.
By submitting the application materials you are indicating that all information is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. You understand that the state may verify information and that untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from applicant pool or dismissal if employed. This announcement is published by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Washington State Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a fair and impartial manner for all persons without regard to age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons with a disability who need assistance during the screening process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff (360) 902-1350 or (360) 902-1139. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 711.
Agency:State of Washington
Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2867895/fuel-support-drivers?location=yakima%20county&sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&page=4&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $3,701 - $4,286 MO