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District Fire Management Officer

Apply now Department: 3670035120 Kansas Forest Service
Job no: 507804
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Other
Categories: Agriculture, Forestry
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

Kansas Forest Service, Kansas State University, is hiring a full time, Term appointment as a District Fire Management Officer to help KFS Fire Program meet the needs of fire departments and communities we serve by being the direct contact for the program to the fire departments and related organizations within their assigned districts (Northwest district and Eastern district). They will help provide training, direct incident support, and have the opportunity to more effectively pursue relations with those we serve.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of wildland fire experience
  • Experience working for or directly with both local fire departments, and state or federal wildland fire agencies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in fire science, fire ecology, forestry, business management, or similar field
  • Incident Commander Type 4 or higher, Prescribed Fire Burn Boss type 2. Higher qualifications are highly encouraged.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Valid driver’s license upon employment
  • Ability to engage in firefighting duties, including meeting "arduous" fitness standards as identified by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group

How to Apply:

Complete the application and submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Current resume
  3. Academic transcripts (if applicable)
  4. Name, address, and phone numbers of three (3) professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins by August 5, 2019

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$47,000 - $52,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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