Conservation Crew Supervisors supervise inmate crews, maintain security, and provide training in equipment use and safety in completing projects in resource conservation, fire management and community service.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
The Division of Forestry's mission is to provide professional natural resource and wildland fire management services to enhance, conserve and protect forest, rangeland and watershed values, endangered plants and other native flora. The Division of Forestry has a unique partnership with the Department of Corrections to train and provide labor skills in natural resource and wildland fire management to minimum security inmates to help rehabilitate and reduce return rates. Under the supervision of the Conservation Camp Supervisor, this position supervises and directs up to 12 inmate crew members on natural resource conservation projects and wildland fire suppression incidents. Conservation projects can include but are not limited to timber stand improvement, timber harvest, insect and disease abatement, vegetative fuels reduction, tree planting, reclamation of wildfire damaged lands, riparian enhancement, watershed and range improvement, wildlife habitat enhancement, park maintenance, prescribed fire fuel reduction projects, and application of herbicide and pesticide for noxious weed and insect control. Wildland Fire response can be required in and out of state for durations up to 21 days. NWCG qualifications are required to be obtained and/or maintained for the duration of employment commensurate with the level of Crew Supervisor filled. Conservation crew supervisors supervise and evaluate crew member skill levels; plan, assign and review work; brief crew regarding work requirements and processes, job hazards and safety standards; direct projects to ensure timely completion and production rates are met; identify problems and take corrective action; and ensure the custody and security of crew members. Crew supervisors also compile data and prepare records and reports related to project outcomes and accomplishments; equipment usage, maintenance and repair; and crew member evaluations, training and cohesion.Applicants with a background or interest solely in natural resource management will be trained in wildland fire suppression. Equally, those with a background or interest solely in wildland fire suppression will be trained in natural resource management. Both applicants are encouraged to apply.The selected applicant must pass the arduous pack test that consists of a three (3) mile walk, carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack within forty-five (45) minutes as well as a pre-hire drug screening and background check.PLEASE NOTE: This recruitment is for the following geographical areas : Carlin, Carson City, Ely, Jean, Indian Springs (Three Lakes Valley), Pioche, Tonopah, Wells and Winnemucca. In order to receive consideration in this recruitment, applicants MUST indicate which of the above geographical area(s) they are willing to accept employment on the \"Availability\" tab when applying for this position.
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Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications) NWCG Crew Boss qualified, completion of the NDF Resource Task Book, and graduation from high school or equivalent education and four years of logging, construction, ranching, wildland firefighting, natural resource-related and/or physically active conservation-related experience, two years of which must have been supervising staff and/or inmate crews; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.Special Notes Possession of a Class B driver's license with air brake endorsement is required within one year and as a condition of continuing employment. Positions must pass a strict annual physical examination according to agency standards and to meet requirements of the provisions of the Heart/Lung Bills. All positions must obtain Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (CPR & AED) American Heart Association certification during the probationary period and maintain certification as a condition of continuing employment. Applicants are required to pass a physical agility test prior to appointment and as a condition for continuing employment. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, ecology, natural resource management, forestry, parks management, fire management or related field can be substituted for the NDF Resource Task Book. Special Requirements Possession of a valid driver's license is required at the time of application and as a condition of continuing employment. Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this class have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this class must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances. Positions are required to work weekends and/or holidays and must be available for emergency assignments up to 14 days in duration. Positions must complete a 40-hour pre-service training in supervision of inmates. Applicants are required to undergo a Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) background investigation prior to being considered for employment. In order to be allocated to the Conservation Crew Supervisor III level, incumbents must meet Crew Boss (CRWB) training requirements as outlined in the Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1 as developed by the National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) and complete the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) Resource Task Book. Note: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, ecology, natural resource management, forestry, parks management, fire management or related field can be substituted for the NDF Resource Task Book. Additional Position Experience This position requires applicants be qualified as a NWCG Crew Boss.
Associated topics: conservation, environment, environmental, horticulture, marine, nature, park, plant, tree, water quality