FIRE PREVENTION TECHNICIAN
|Department||DNR - Forest Service|
|Date Opened||5/14/2019 10:10:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||5/28/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|HR Analyst||Crystal Wilson|
One vacancy; full-time
Contract Period: June 2019 - March 2020
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service is currently accepting applications for a seasonal contractual Fire Prevention Technician.
The position will be part of the Firewise Maryland program and assist with wildfire prevention, outreach, education, and mitigation in a multi-county area. Responsibilities will include public wildfire mitigation outreach, staffing of educational booths at public events, Smokey Bear fire prevention programs, targeted Wildland-Urban Interface community outreach and risk assessment, coordination and implementation of hazard fuel reduction projects and prescribed burning, wildfire suppression, brush chipper operation, and other duties as assigned. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Applicants must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
Education: Possession of a high school diploma or high school equivalence certificate.
Experience: Two years experience in wildland fire, volunteer or career fire department, forestry, fire prevention, environmental education, or related fields. Additional education in a related field can be substituted for experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Preferred but not required:
Prior completion of Basic Wildland Fire Training: S-130, S-190, I-100.
Class A or B CDL (commercial driver’s license).
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.
Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who works an average of at least 12 hours per week. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.
The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application to:
Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Avenue, C-3
Annapolis, MD 21401
The Human Resources Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.
Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.
Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at
We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.