The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Division of Forestry is seeking to hire a full-time, permanent Environmental Protection Fire Control Officer assigned program responsibility on a statewide basis.
The Forest Protection Program is within the Division of Forestry. Forest Protection Program staff maintain an active forest fire prevention program and a specially trained force of firefighting personnel to combat fires that burn an average of 500 acres of woodland per year in Connecticut. Program staff also train and mobilize crews and individuals to assist the US Forest Service in controlling large fires across the nation. Fire Departments depend on Program staff for wildland fire training, equipment, assistance, and expertise. The state is divided into two geographic regions for response and management.
Primary duties of this position include assuming lead responsibility for specific Forest Protection Programs or coordinating administration of assigned programs with other Fire Control Officers. Programs may include Fire Weather, administration of Volunteer Fire Assistance or other grant programs, Connecticut Interstate Fire Crew, Training, Prescribed Burn Program, Insect and Disease, Forest Health, or other programs as needed. Other duties include wildfire suppression, acting as State contact and coordinator on wildfire response, acting as a program liaison, conducting training for fire departments statewide, performing equipment operation and maintenance duties, and assisting other fire control officers as needed.
Other key information:
Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours-per-week. Work week is unscheduled, but most business is conducted between 8:00am and 4:00pm. This position works occasional nights and weekends. Potential for overtime.
Location: To be determined.
Additional information and application instructions can be found here: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=210825&R2=3475PS&R3=001#ClickToApply