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Meade County Fire Mitigation Crew Chief in Sturgis, South Dakota

less thanstrong>This is a jobs training employment effort for Veteran qualified individuals based on federal fundingless than/strong>. less thanstrong>The Meade County Firewise Program assists Veteran-qualified individuals based on federal fundingless than/strong>. iless thanstrong>Theless than/strong>iless thanstrong>Program's (as well as this position's) continuance is not guaranteed if federal funding ceases.less than/strong>less thanbr>less thanbr>Closing date: Open Until Filledless thanbr>less thanbr>Under the supervision of the Commission Assistant/Human Resources Office, is responsible for coordinating and executing field operations for the efforts of fire mitigation under the Meade County Firewise Program.less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESless than/strong>:less thanol>less thanli>Implementation of fire mitigation efforts under the Meade County Firewise Program.less than/li>less thanli>Fall trees, remove brush and limbs.less than/li>less thanli>Direct and train Fire Mitigation Specialists in the field operations of the Program.less than/li>less thanli>Educate and work with private landowners regarding the Firewise Communities Program and best practices in fire mitigation.less than/li>less thanli>Identify trees to be thinned for Firewise mitigation efforts.less than/li>less thanli>Data collection with GPS as assigned.less than/li>less thanli>Maintain accurate records, including bills, invoices, receipts, and reports.less than/li>less thanli>Educate and promote new ideas and concepts to others.less than/li>less thanli>Foster a positive and motivated work environment for Fire Mitigation Specialists.less than/li>less thanli>Perform additional duties as required, performing all duties in a manner consistent with safe practices and policies.less than/li>less than/ol>less thanstrong>MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: less than/strong>less thanol>less thanli>High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certification.less than/li>less thanli>Knowledge of wildland fire management, fire behavior, causes of fire, influence of weather, topography and fuels on fire, and methods of extinguishing fire is preferred.less than/li>less thanli>A Veteran, as defined under SDCL 33A-2-1.less than/li>less thanli>Physical strength and stamina sufficient to perform maintenance, and work extended hours as necessary.less than/li>less thanli>Ability to demonstrate good communication and organizational skills and ability to work well with others and maintain a professional relationship with the general public and other employees.less than/li>less thanli>Ability to train others.less than/li>less than/ol>