Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
54030 02 ST J1 C 541-RP 09/01/1994
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01/01/1972 54030


DEFINITION: This is routine forest protection work in patrolling an assigned area to detect and suppress forest fires.

An employee in this class travels through sparsely populated and heavily wooded areas during periods of high forest fire danger to prevent, detect, locate, report and assist in the suppression of forest fires. On fire suppression employee may direct a group of volunteer fire fighters or may work as member of a special fire crew. Assignments are received in the form of general and specific instructions and work is checked by a superior warden and by review of reports.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Patrols an assigned territory to prevent, detect, locate, suppress and report forest fires.

Acts independently or as a member of a group of stand-by fire fighters ready to report to a forest fire and initiate control measures in the least possible time.

Constructs and maintains forest roads, trails, telephone lines and other facilities during periods of low fire danger.

Acts as leader of temporary fire fighters on forest fire suppression.

Prepares daily reports of activities and submits to superiors for review.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Some knowledge of forest fire prevention and fire control methods and techniques.

Ability to perform unskilled and semi-skilled work in the maintenance of towers, buildings, telephone lines, roads, trails and fire fighting equipment.

Skill in the use of the common tools used in construction and maintenance work.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions without close supervision.

Ability to supervise a small crew of forest fire fighters.

Ability to speak clearly and distinctly.

Good physical condition.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Three months of experience in forest fire suppression or pre-suppression work and such training as may have been gained through completion of the eighth school grade; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.