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Captain (Prescribed Fire)
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Posted on Oct 3
Chloeta is a dynamic and growing business that solves problems internationally for our clients.
Chloeta is recruiting to fill multiple Captain positions at our Southeast Operations Center (SEOC) in Ocala, Florida for the upcoming field season.
Supervises operations of a Chloeta Type 6 engine module throughout the field season, responding to wildland fires and all risk incidents.
Serves as Initial Attack Incident Commander. Provides for crew safety and welfare during tactical operations in compliance with all applicable tactical operations.
Directs a crew in project work in support of ecosystem management and fuels management projects.
Develops and implements training programs (mandatory, formal, and informal) in compliance with policy and regulations.
Manages property, procurement, maintenance, and inventory of equipment and fleet equipment.
Provides technical and administrative supervision to an engine. Plans and assigns work. Develops performance standards. Gives advice, counsel, or instruction.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Direct Deposit Required.
Background Investigation Required.
Prior USDA Forest Service or US Department of Interior employment experience
Incident Commander, Type 4 (ICT4)
Strike Team Leader, Engines (STEN)
Preference given to prior employment experience as smokejumper, hotshot or helirappeller
The work requires arduous physical exertion, such as regular and recurring running, walking, or bending; walking or climbing over rocky areas, or other uneven surfaces, through dense vegetation, and in mountainous terrain. Physical exertion includes carrying 30-50 pounds of gear while operating power saws or hand tools for long durations. The duties of this position require that the incumbent meet the arduous level of physical fitness as measured by the current physical fitness testing standards.
The work is performed in a range/forest environment in steep terrain, where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, covered with thick, tangled vegetation, etc. Temperatures are frequently extreme, both from the weather or from fire. Smoke and dust conditions are frequently severe. The hazardous nature of the work requires that protective clothing (boots, gloves, rubber and leather), hard hats, face masks, Nomex pants and shirts, etc., be worn.
Compensation and Work Schedule
Compensation is commensurate with experience, education and capability
Public Trust, a background investigation is required
75% or Greater
Travel is required to wildland fires.
All training paid
401(k) retirement investment
Career advancement opportunities
It is the policy of Chloeta not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.
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