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Summer21 Seasonal State Firefighter I- FD03 - Freetown State Forest

Company: State of Massachusetts
Location: Assonet
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Number of Positions: 1

Position: Seasonal State Firefighter I

Location: Fire District III - Freetown State Forest

Start Date: ASAP

End date: 10/16/2021

Please note, if you are selected for this position and will be working less than 90 days, the position will automatically revert to a short-term position.

Our short-term positions are not part of the salary scale that is advertised within this job posting. Should this position revert to a short-term seasonal position (less than 90 days), your salary rate will be discussed with you during the interview phase of the process.

About the Department of Conservation and Recreation:

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the

nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts.

DCR is a dynamic agency, and is one of the largest park systems in the nation. The DCR system includes over 450,000

acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks,

trails and parkways.


* Patrols state and county forests, woodlands, and other property through on site inspection to detect wildland fires and to assess the condition of access roads, and reporting violations of the forest fire laws. * Trains with and maintains firefighting equipment in proper condition by performing routine maintenance and inspection to ensure preparedness for emergency situations. * Assist District Staff with the Suppression of wildland fires through the use of standard firefighting techniques by using such equipment as fire engines, portable pumps, wildland fire fighting hose, fire extinguishers, emergency generators, radio equipment, safety equipment, protective clothing and patrol vehicles. * Responds to calls for wildland fire emergency assistance at the direction of a Fire District Supervisor , providing firefighting assistance and/or by providing emergency medical treatment to injured persons. * Determines the exact location of fires through the use of topographical maps, charts, GPS, GIS, and other computer mapping software, and must triangulate with other fire towers through the use of alidades and other specialized fire detection equipment to ensure rapid response to the designated fire.. * Operates fire observation towers within the Fire District as assigned. * Gathers and records daily indices of the fire weather system using remote automated weather stations (RAWS) or facility weather stations. * Participates at the direction of the Fire District Supervisor in rescue operations by searching for lost persons, downed aircraft and flood or drowning victims, and assistance to for natural disaster response. * Maintains assigned area by assisting with fire break or road construction, maintaining fire roads and towers and keeping fire roads and power lines clear to ensure prompt and unobstructed access to emergency sites with the use of chain saws, brush saws and other related equipment. * Assists District Fire Warden in the training of fire agency staff, other agency fire personnel and the general public in the methods and techniques of fire prevention and control. * Assists the District Fire Warden with delivery of Fire Prevention programming within the agency and to local partners and interested groups using the Smokey Bear program. * Performs related duties as assigned and assists District Fire Warden in all aspects of fire management and workplace maintenance.

Based on assignment, incumbents of positions at this level also:

* Perform park or recreation area maintenance during low fire danger periods.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


Incumbents are required to possess a current and valid motor vehicle driver's license at a class level specific to assignment.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Keywords: State of Massachusetts, Fall River , Summer21 Seasonal State Firefighter I- FD03 - Freetown State Forest, Other , Assonet, Massachusetts

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