Engine Captain

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Engine Captain

   Full time

   Open until filled

Job Description

This position is established within the Klamath Tribes Wildland Fire Program to serve as a first line supervisor on a High Complexity Fire Engine Module.  The primary purpose of the position is to perform woodland firefighting work and to supervise crews performing such work. these crews perform work directly related to woodland fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, cultural burning, and hazardous fuels reduction. May also perform duties in other fuels-related or ecosystem restoration projects.

This position is to provide a highly skilled, organized engine crew capable of controlling woodland fires and other all-hazard incidents associated with woodland urban interface/intermix situations. The work affects the protection of valuable natural resources, government facilities, life and private property from destruction by natural or person-caused incidents. The nature of the work places personnel and equipment in hazardous situations. Decisions and actions by the incumbent are critical. Extended loss is directly related to the effectiveness of action taken. The ultimate goal of this position is to effectively manage people and resources to accomplish jobs in fire suppression, fire prevention, fuels management, and miscellaneous other projects. These duties are performed at job sites and are critical to the success or failure of a project. 

The position is located in areas with added complexities of woodland-urban interface including proximity of high-value improvements, and regular and recurring al-hazard incidents and frequent interagency jurisdictional issues and coordination requirements. the incumbent is responsible for providing leadership of the module crew, both during fire suppression and on cultural burns, prescribed burns or other fuels-related or ecosystem restoration projects. 

This is an arduous position. The incumbent is subject to medical screening and must meet the Federal Wildfire Medical Qualification Standards for arduous duty woodland firefighting.

How to Apply

All applicants for open positions must submit a Klamath Tribes Administration Application for Employment with the required support documentation listed in the job description to be considered for employment. Applications must be received by the closing date to receive consideration.

The Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin
Mission Statement.

“The mission of the Klamath Tribes is to protect, preserve and enhance the spiritual, cultural and physical values and resources of the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin Peoples by maintaining the customs and heritage of our ancestors. To establish comprehensive unity by fostering the enhancement of spiritual and cultural values through a government whose function is to protect the human and cultural resources, treaty rights, and to provide for the development and delivery of social and economic opportunities for our People through effective leadership.”

A federally recognized Tribe with a Reservation at the top of the Klamath River estuary. 


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