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PO BOX 278

PABLO MT  59855



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****V A C A N C Y   A N N O U N C E M E N T****


TITLE:                                   Type 2 Initial Attack – Crew Foreman


LOCATION:                          Fire Management – Ronan, MT


SALARY:                              $18.70 to $21.74 per hour

                                                Contract Position


CLOSING DATE:                Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m.



This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) within the definition of the CSKT Drug Testing policy and is subject to random alcohol and drug testing. The successful applicant if not already employed by the Tribes must pass a pre-hire drug test and will be required to serve a six-month probationary period.


Duties include:

·         Supervises a Type 2 IA Crew in the performance of wildland fire suppression, fuels reduction, fire prevention, preparedness, detection, resource rehabilitation, mobilization, aviation operations, and training programs.

·         Ensures evaluations are completed for all subordinates within the organization.

·         Ensures readiness of the Type 2 IA Crew to include the personnel, tools and equipment. 

·         Assists in organizing Type 2 IA equipment cache, maintains and inventories accountable property, positions equipment and personnel for the most efficient fire suppression response and completion of fuels project work, evaluates equipment and personnel needs, and develops and prioritizes equipment and personnel funding requests.

·         Directs and performs wildland fire suppression efforts in initial attack and in follow up actions to safely and effectively control wildland fires in accordance with the identified appropriate management response.

·         Coordinates with the dispatch office regarding fire behavior, fire conditions, support needs, and problems. Protects fire origin and makes preliminary fire investigation of cause.

·         May serve as an Engine Boss on Type 4 through Type 7 engines with a two to three person crew. 

·         Serve as a fully qualified Faller 2 as a minimum.

·         Deals with a variety of technical problems relating to fire weather, smoke management, fire behavior, and computer modeling.  Incorporates the data and information obtained into wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire operations.

·         Conducts field reconnaissance of proposed prescribed burn units and mechanical fuels treatments. Makes recommendations on appropriate treatment techniques for meeting management objectives and implements approved mechanical and prescribed burn plans.  May serve as a RXB3, Firing Boss or other designated position to insure the safe and effective conduct of a prescribed burn.  Performs post burn evaluation and completes documentation, including fuel moisture, weather, costs, fire behavior and smoke management.

·         Assists the Wildland Fire Operations Specialist, Prescribed Fire and Fuels Manager and/or Fire Management Officer in developing and revising annual operating plans, annual budget requests, the fire management plan and operating procedures pertaining to wildland fire suppression, prescribed fire, and mechanical fuels treatments.

·         Leads and participates in fire/fuels and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression and fuels treatments in the safe, efficient operation of tools, equipment, and vehicles used in fireline and fuels activities, with emphasis on those used in the particular function to which assigned. Participates in safety sessions and After Action Review (AAR). Ensures own and others’ safety in all aspects of the fire/fuels assignments.

·         Provides and receives training in specialized fire/fuels practices and equipment, CPR/first aid, standards for survival, and human resource management.

·         Is responsible for observing the rules of fire/fuels safety. Applies practices and techniques to minimize resource damage.

·         Assists fire prevention officials with area patrols, fire detection, and Communities at Risk (CAR) activities. Assists with fire education activities as assigned.

·         Coordinates and serves as a lead or unit instructor for a variety of fire/fuels and aviation related training courses at the local, regional and interagency levels.

·         May be assigned to a fire lookout to provide detection and reporting of wildfires. Reports smoke and fire to a dispatcher giving location, estimated size, and other pertinent information. Reports weather and fire behavior information keeping the dispatcher and/or other officials informed of current conditions.

·         May inventory fuel beds, collect data and prepare associated reports, and monitor fire effects.

·         Performs other duties as assigned.




·         A high school diploma (or equivalent).

·         Required Qualification-Engine Boss (ENGB).

·         Required Qualification-Crew Boss (CRWB).

·         Required Qualification-Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)

·         Required Qualification-Faller 2 (FAL2).

·         Required Qualification-Firing Boss (FIRB).

·         Required Qualification-Prescribed Burn boss 3 (RXB3)

  •   Required Training-S-390 “Advanced Fire Behavior”

·           A valid State of Montana driver’s license is required for vehicle operation.  Driving duties conducted                        with a valid State of Montana Driver’s License require Department of Interior / Bureau of Indian Affairs “Safe Driver Approval” and employee adherence to all responsibilities under the Bureau of Indian Affairs Motor Vehicle Operator Policy.

·         Must continuously meet the requirements for an Interagency Qualifications Carding System (IQCS) rating of ENGB (Engine Boss), CRWB (Crew Boss), ICT4 (Incident Commander Type 4), FIRB (Firing Boss), FAL2 (Faller 2) and RXB3 (Prescribed Burn Boss 3).

·         Must meet the Federal Interagency Wildland Firefighter Medical Qualification Standards for arduous duty wildland firefighting.

·         Must attain and maintain the prerequisite physical stamina and strength needed to perform rigorous duties and must pass the Work Capacity Test at the arduous level annually.

Request a copy of the position description for full details.



1.     Completed Tribal employment application. (Resumes may be submitted but may not replace or supplement the official tribal application).

2.     Certified copies of relevant academic transcripts and training certificates.

  1. Proof of a valid driver’s license.
  2. Tribal enrollment verification if enrolled in a federally recognized other than CSKT.
  3. If you are claiming Veterans Preference, a copy of the DD214 must be submitted with the application.




SUBMIT ALL OF THE ABOVE TO: Evelyn Charlo, Personnel Office, P.O. Box 278, Pablo MT 59855, telephone 406.675.2700, ext. 1029.



FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact: Bob McCrea, Administrative Officer @ 406.675.2700, ext. 6403

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