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FUELS MONITORING TECHNICIAN

VACANCY ANN #: STOI-24-016
TITLE: FULES MONITORING TECHNICIAN
DEPARTMENT: FUELS MANAGEMENT
STATUS: FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT
LOCATION: WELLPINIT, WA
RATE OF PAY: $18.00 – $20.00 / PER HOUR
OPENING DATE: MARCH 14, 2024
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

The Fuels Monitoring Technician is a full-time positions functioning under the Spokane Tribe, Department of Natural Resources, Fuels Management program. The primary responsibilities are assisting the Fuels Manager with the planning and monitoring of fuels management projects. Incumbent serves as a technical specialist performing forest and rangeland monitoring/inventory duties before, during, and after project implementation. Incumbent will carry out the collection and analysis of observations and/or measurements to evaluate changes in environmental conditions and progress toward meeting a management objective. Incumbent is expected to be able to work in a team setting and/or independent of direct supervision to complete assigned tasks.

 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collects field data related to all phases of fuels management projects.
  • Determines appropriate sampling strategy and develops sampling designs for wildland fire management fuels inventories.
  • Determines appropriate fuel model to be used in analysis of fire behavior.
  • Measures tree, plant and site characteristics with speed and accuracy.
  • Manages data collected utilizing database software.
  • Performs analysis of data to determine if treatment objectives were achieved.
  • Prepares reports documenting findings and makes recommendations for treatment improvement.
  • Performs and directs inventory work involving various measurements of vegetation and identification of trees, plant, and shrub species.
  • Utilizes computer software such as ArcGIS, Pathfinder, Word, Excel, and Behave Plus to analyze data and prepare reports.
  • Participate in prescribed fire and wildfire suppression operations, pass all fire training, and pass the pack test at the moderate level.
  • Seek out and attend various wildland fire management training courses and educational opportunities.
  • Assist other fire/forestry departments and operations when approved by supervisor.
  • Responsible for the operation of a Tribal or federally owned/leased motor vehicle.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Must be able to interpret topographic maps and conduct self-orientation in the field utilizing various instruments and reference resources.
  • Demonstrated computer skills necessary to efficiently manage data, perform analysis of data, and prepare reports and other documents.
  • Ability and knowledge necessary to collect data utilizing appropriate fuels inventory sampling protocols.
  • Ability to evaluate project objectives and design and implement appropriate sampling strategy.
  • Ability to consistently make accurate measurements of herbaceous plants, shrubs, trees, fuels fire behavior, and fire effects characteristics.
  • Ability to analyze and summarize data collected, document finding and make recommendations.
  • Ability to prepare maps utilizing ArcGIS software.
  • Knowledge in the use of wildland fire and fuels management tools and equipment.
  • Knowledgeable about practices used in the management and improvement of forests.
  • Ability to identify tree species, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
  • Ability to lay out treatment units working from maps or photos while in field.
  • Ability to locate property corners and accurately run property lines.
  • Ability to make estimates of fire behavior utilizing Behave Plus software.
  • Ability to perform moderate to heavy physical tasks outdoors under all types of weather & topographic conditions.
  • Ability to make mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy and to keep routine written records.
  • Ability to understand and carryout oral and written instructions and to apply guidelines to varied situations.
  • Skill in the use of manual and power tools and equipment used in fuels/fire management operations.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be insurable under the Tribe’s licensing requirements.
  • Must meet Department of Interior’s wildland firefighter medical standards for moderate duty.
  • Must meet National Wildland Fire Coordinating Group standards for work capacity testing at the moderate duty level.
  • Must be available to work as needed beyond a 40-hour workweek including weekend, holidays, and extended hours on weekdays.
  • Must be able to interpret topographic maps and conduct self-orientation in this field utilizing various instruments and reference resources.
  • Must have demonstrated skills necessary to efficiently manage data, perform

analysis of data and prepare reports and other documents.

 

*Safety Sensitive Drug & Alcohol Screening / Subject to Random Testing

 

Must Apply Online: https://spokanetribe.bamboohr.com/careers/291?source=aWQ9MjA%3D

 

 

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Empero Corral

Ph. # (509) 458 –6583, (509) 458-6527, Fax (509) 458-6556

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications Must Be Received In the Human Resources Department

No Later Than 4:30 p.m. On The Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its

Indian Preference Policy

Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

Safety Sensitive Positions Will Also Test For Marijuana

Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period