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Monday, February 1, 2021

Idaho Department of Lands Helitack is HIRING!! Apply Today!!

Helicopter Manager (Resource Boss)-Benefit Eligible 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Helicopter Manager position is responsible for the daily supervision of the crew (up to 10 crew members), helicopter contractual oversight, equipment and crew reporting, and scheduling of resources.  The manager conducts helicopter inspections, pilot and crew briefings, completes payment documents and provides helicopter contract administration assistance.  This individual will also be responsible for supervising and training FFT1 and FFT2 personnel in preparation for wildland fire pre-suppression/suppression, timber management, and hazard management projects.  In performance of this supervisory role, the manager will coordinate daily activities and operations, monitor and evaluate the performance of firefighters, as well as maintain accurate documentation and records.  Along with supervisory responsibilities, the manager also assists in all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding, mop-up and rehabilitation.  Desired NWCG qualifications for this position include HMGB and ICT4.  Helicopter Managers may be asked to utilize any additional Red Card Qualifications to fulfill various roles during wildland fire suppression throughout the season.  This position may also perform other duties as assigned. A valid driver's license is required.   

WORK SCHEDULE:  The Helicopter Manager vacancy is a 9-month (1385 hours) benefited position that will begin in early March and run through mid-December.  The standard work schedule pre- and post-contract period is a Monday-Friday 0800 to 1630 shift.  Once the aircraft contract period begins in June, the crew then switches over to 14 days on, 2 days off schedule working from 0900 to 1800, with many days during the contract being extended to longer shifts depending on weather, severity, etc.  As such, overtime is built into the schedule for the duration of the aircraft contracts.  

Helicopter Crew member (Helitack)-Seasonal Temporary-Non-Benefited

HELICOPTER CREWMEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:  As a Helicopter Crew member and Seasonal Wildland Firefighter for CDA Helitack and the Idaho Department of Lands, you will be required to perform and assist in wildland fire suppression operations and hazard management projects, with special attention to aviation operations involving utilization of helicopters for wildfire suppression and support.  Each crew member will operate and maintain firefighting equipment, construct fireline, and assist with ignition operations.  You may be assigned to carry out specialized assignments such as tree felling, backfire, and burnout operations; utilization of a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques while actively managing wildfires. The ability to perform arduous and strenuous work for extended periods of time, often up to 16 hours a day, as well as working in isolated locations for 14-21 days at a time on short notice will also be expected of you.  Crew members must be able to use a radio, use resource management equipment, and read maps.  Some knowledge of computer processing and use, GIS/GPS interface, and precise data recording is also highly important.  Crew members may perform other duties as assigned throughout duration of employment.  Individuals may be required to operate light vehicles, chain saws, portable pumps and ATV/UTVs.  Must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license. 

WORK SCHEDULE:  The Helicopter Crewmember vacancy is a 5-month (1385 hours) non-benefited position that will begin in early May and run through early October.  The standard work schedule pre- and post-contract period is a Monday-Friday 0800 to 1630 shift.  Once the aircraft contract period begins in June, the crew then switches over to 14 days on, 2 days off schedule working from 0900 to 1800, with many days during the contract being extended to longer shifts depending on weather, severity, etc.  As such, overtime is built into the schedule for the duration of the aircraft contracts.   

Please contact Seth Hamilton, IDL Helicopter Operations Specialist with any questions or for more details about the positions. Email: shamilton@idl.idaho.gov  Cell: 208-596-3775

APPLY HERE:  IDL Helitack Job Application