DNR: 2023 Wildfire Aviation Fuel Support Truck Driver - Statewide, WA

Employer: Dept. of Natural Resources

Job Description:
2023 Wildfire Aviation Fuel Support Truck Driver
Base of Operations – Wildland Fire Management Division (Olympia, Yakima)
Non-Permanent. (6-8 months). Represented
Salary: $21.96 - $25.43 Hourly/$3,821.00 - $4,425.00 Monthly

Review of applications will be ongoing. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time. It is in the applicant’s best interest to apply as soon as possible.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently recruiting for Wildfire Aviation Fuel Support Truck Drivers to become members of Washington State's Wildland fire Aviation Operations crew. Aviation personnel are based out of Yakima and Olympia while providing state-wide aviation support for fires throughout the season. Aviation personnel primarily perform initial attack firefighting often in remote locations (accessed by helicopter) and support DNR's firefighting helicopter fleet.

Wildfire Aviation Fuel Support Truck Driver positions support Helicopter operations only and therefore are only required to take and pass a light level Work Capacity Test. As a condition of hire, Wildfire Aviation Fuel Support Truck Drivers must provide a current DOT medical certificate and pass a TSA background check at a cost to the applicant. Applicants will be given 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 6-8 months.


Position Profile:
Under the supervision of the Transportation Supervisor and operational direction of a Helicopter Manager, the Wildfire Aviation Fuel Support Truck Driver independently operates and maintains a fuel support truck in response to statewide wildland fires. In addition:

Conducts daily vehicle 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 support fuel 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 aircraft, public and self.
Ability to lift heaving loads on the deck of support trucks.


Required Qualifications:

Basic level computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, Tablet android or Apple functional use.
Experience in driving large trucks.
Ability to develop and follow processes.
Licensed Class B CDL with HAZMAT, air break and tank endorsements or ability to obtain within 45 days of hire.
Pre-employment CDL verification, work history background check and drug testing will be required as a condition of employment. This position may be subject to pre-employment, random and reasonable suspicion drug testing.
A valid driver’s license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Finalists and/or interview candidates may be asked to provide a driving record from all states in which they have held a license during the past three years.
Work performed in an office setting (50%) and in isolated unimproved natural areas within the state (50%). Incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
Position requires travel (40%) to the field for project work, suppression preparedness, fires, supervision, attend meetings or various trainings. Frequent overnight travel is required for trainings, meetings, and fire assignments.
DNR Core Competencies:
Personal Accountability
Value Others
Compassionate Communication
Inspire Others
Commitment to Excellence
Employees of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are required to complete their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines (be fully vaccinated against COVID-19) or be approved for a medical or religious accommodation as a condition of employment. Please note, any offer of employment is contingent and no start date will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approved accommodation. “Fully vaccinated” means the following: An employee is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Novavax) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen) authorized for emergency use, licensed, or otherwise approved by the FDA or listed for emergency use, or otherwise approved by the World Health Organization.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with aviation FAA fueling operations, policies and procedures.
Experience in aircraft Operations.
Experience in wildland fire.

Supplemental Information

Hours and Benefits:

Overtime is paid at the rate of time and one-half in excess of 40 hours worked.
For all hours worked under the Incident Command System, two dollars ($2.00) is added to an employee's regular hourly rate of pay.
Typical work week is 8-10 hours a day 4-5 days a week, however, during peak fire season you will work 8-15 hour days with up to 12 days work without a day off.
Positions may require response during off-duty hours to emergency fire suppression needs.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Required Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): DNR provides fire crew members with required safety clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This clothing is expected to be worn during regular work hours and must be worn while firefighting. Crew members are required to wear lace-up boots with Vibram soles and constructed entirely of heavy leather that extends a minimum of 8 inches above the heel cup (inside of boot).DNR will reimburse (as approved) up to $370 (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.

Application Requirements:

To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above). You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.
Attach a resume describing your experience and qualifications.
Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
Complete all supplemental questions.

If selected for an interview you will be required to:

Provide a current Employment Driving Record from each state you have held a driver’s license in within the last two 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.
Provide Certificates of Course Completion for IS-700 and IS-100prior to or on the day of the scheduled Work Capacity Test.
Failure to do so will disqualify candidates for employment in these positions.
These courses are free.
If you have previously taken and received credit by DNR for these courses, you are NOT required to retake or resubmit the certificates of completion
Complete and Pass the Work Capacity Test “Pack Test” The Pack Test is a work capacity test that measures aerobic capacity, muscular strength, and muscular endurance.
Fuel truck driver candidates must pass the Light Work Capacity Test by
completing a 1 mile walk in under 16 minutes.
PRIOR to reporting to the Pack Test, you will be required to turn in a completed Waiver and Release Form and a Completed Health Screening Questionnaire (HSQ). Applicants are strongly encouraged to train for the arduous level work capacity test. 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 [email protected] for a copy of the HSQ.
During the DNR Work Capacity Testing, 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.

About the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Our mission is to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs economically and socially for current and future generations. At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity and inclusion. With nearly 1,500 employees in locations throughout Washington, we manage and protect more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands.

DNR provides excellent benefits a few of those include:

Commitment to organizational health and wellness
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council
Leadership that empowers and supports employees
Work/life balance
Leadership development opportunities
Educational aid and career development stipends
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
Opportunities to stretch your professional skills
A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html for more information.

Additional Information:
This recruitment may be extended and may also be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to sixty (60) days.

Veteran’s wishing to claim Veteran’s preference please attach a copy of your DD-214, NGB-22 or other verification of military service. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching. We thank you and are grateful for your service!

The Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

Persons needing accommodation during the screening process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff at (360) 902-1350 or (360) 902-1139 or by email at [email protected]. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 1-800-833-6388 or www.washingtonrelay.com.

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Questions? Please contact Byron Sinden at (509) 899-9980, [email protected] and Bob Stein at (509) 925-0981, [email protected], or e-mail us at [email protected].

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Application Method: Apply Online
Base Pay: $3,821.00 - $4,425.00 /MO

Posted on May 25, 2023

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