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Department of Agriculture Seasonal Positions

SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
2017 SEASONAL/TEMPORARY POSITIONS

037850       Seasonal Firefighter – Hand Crew       Black Hat Hand Crew – Rapid City (16 Positions)
Bear Mountain Hand Crew – Rapid City (16 Positions)
037215       Seasonal Firefighter – Aviation       Rapid City or Hot Springs (1Position)
037216       Seasonal Firefighter – Engine Crew       Lead (3 Positions), Rapid City (4 Positions)
Hot Springs (5 Positions), Custer State Park (3 positions)
030500       Seasonal Firefighter – Dispatcher       Rapid City

Seasonal Firefighter – Hand Crew
Black Hat Hand Crew -- Rapid City (16 Positions)
Bear Mountain Hand Crew – Rapid City (16 Positions)

Requisition #:  037850
Agency:   Department of Agriculture - Wildland Fire Division          
Salary:   $11.33 per hour (SO5)
Closing Date:   April 17, 2017

ONLY ONE APPLICATION IS NEEDED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION LISTED ABOVE.  YOU MUST INCLUDE THE BULLETIN NUMBER FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  The duties of this position will be assisting Crew Bosses and Squad Bosses in wildland fire management activities - suppressing wildland fires in the Black Hills area, presuppression activities (equipment maintenance, fuel reduction projects, fire prevention), participate in fire training and prescribed burning projects, and facilities maintenance as part of a 20 person hand crew.

Requirements:  Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, maintain equipment, operate 4x4 vehicles with automatic or manual transmissions. Use chainsaws to clear brush and fell trees. Must be physically able to lift 75 pounds and able to pass the current arduous physical fitness standard (Pack Test) for wildland firefighters.  Night and weekend work required as well as being available for occasional out-of-state fire assignments for up to 14 days. Preference will be given to applicants possessing NWCG wildland fire certifications (S-130, S-190, L-180, etc).

Applicants must be age 18 by date of hire. A valid driver’s license is required. Housing is the responsibility of the employee, unless otherwise noted. Transportation to and from work and associated costs is the responsibility of the employee. Positions require employees to work holidays, weekends, and irregular or rotating shifts. These positions are considered Public Safety Sensitive Positions and are subject to a pre-hire drug screening before hire. Some positions require specific licenses or certification as listed below.

The normal summer season is mid-May through Labor Day. Some employees may work earlier or later. Seasonal employees are paid only for hours worked.

Apply:
To Apply: Use a “State of South Dakota Seasonal Application” form.  (MAC Users: Please complete the form using Adobe Reader.  Save the blank application to your computer. Open Adobe Reader. Open the application (file ->Open).

Applications will need to have the Requisition Number and location listed above.  All jobs are listed under one seasonal Requisition Number. Applications are available from any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Employment Services Office(s) or the Bureau of Human Resources.  Photocopies are acceptable. 

All applications must be sent to:

                        South Dakota Dept. of Agriculture
                        Division of Wildland Fire
                        Attn: Logan Brown
                        3305 West South Street
                        Rapid City, SD 57702
                        Or Email Logan Brown.

Applications must be postmarked no later than 24 hours after the closing date of April 17, 2017. Applicants who miss the deadline will be considered only for unfilled positions or if vacancies develop.

Be specific in completing the application form. List any relevant licenses or certificates (e.g., driver’s license, CDL, CPR, certification, etc.) as well as any equipment or office equipment you are able to operate. Please include both the beginning and ending dates you are available for employment. It is essential that your mailing address be complete including Apartment Number, Box Number, Lot Number; as well as Street, Lane, Avenue, etc., if applicable.

Supervisors will contact those applicants they wish to interview. Interviews may begin in April. Not all applicants will receive an interview, but all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.


Applicants requiring application materials in an alternate format or assistance with the application process may contact the Bureau of Human Resources at 605.773.3148 (VOICE/TTY).

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Seasonal Firefighter – Aviation
Rapid City or Hot Springs (1 Position)

Requisition #:  037215
Agency:   Department of Agriculture - Wildland Fire Division          
Salary:   $11.33 per hour (SO5)
Closing Date:   February 27, 2017

ONLY ONE APPLICATION IS NEEDED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION LISTED ABOVE.  YOU MUST INCLUDE THE BULLETIN NUMBER FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  The duties of this position will be assisting the Agency Aviation Operations Officer and Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) Base Managers in maintaining SEAT Bases in Pierre, Lemmon, Buffalo and Hot Springs during the 2017 summer fire season.

Requirements:  Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, maintain equipment, operate 4x4 vehicles with automatic or manual transmissions. Must be physically able to lift 50 pounds. Must have the ability to be able to communicate clearly and effectively over the phone and on a two-way radio console. Will be required to answer phones, take messages, pass on messages, and follow instructions and protocol as required by the SEAT Manager. Need to possess a working knowledge of computer software such as the MS Windows Operating System and MS Office Suite of Word, Excel and Outlook.  Night and weekend work required as well as being available for occasional out-of-state fire assignments for up to 14 days. Any experience in the general aviation field is preferred for these positions.

Applicants must be age 18 by date of hire. A valid driver’s license is required. Housing is the responsibility of the employee, unless otherwise noted.  Transportation to and from work and associated costs is the responsibility of the employee.  Positions require employees to work holidays, weekends, and irregular or rotating shifts.  These positions are considered Public Safety Sensitive Positions and are subject to a pre-hire drug screening before hire. 

The normal summer season is mid-May through Labor Day.  Some employees may work earlier or later.  Seasonal employees are paid only for hours worked.

Apply:
To Apply: Use a “State of South Dakota Seasonal Application” form.  Applications will need to have the Requisition Number and location listed above.  All jobs are listed under one seasonal Requisition Number. Applications are available from any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Employment Services Office(s) or the Bureau of Human Resources.  Photocopies are acceptable. 

All applications must be sent to:

                        South Dakota Dept. of Agriculture
                        Division of Wildland Fire Suppression
                        Attn: Chris Blair
                        3305 West South St
                        Rapid City, SD 57702
                        Or Email Chris Blair.

Applications must be postmarked no later than 24 hours after the closing date of February 27, 2017. Applicants who miss the deadline will be considered only for unfilled positions or if vacancies develop.

Be specific in completing the application form.  List any relevant licenses or certificates (e.g., driver’s license, CDL, CPR, certification, etc.) as well as any equipment or office equipment you are able to operate.  Please include both the beginning and ending dates you are available for employment.  It is essential that your mailing address be complete including Apartment Number, Box Number, Lot Number; as well as Street, Lane, Avenue, etc., if applicable.

Supervisors will contact those applicants they wish to interview.   Not all applicants will receive an interview, but all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

Applicants requiring application materials in an alternate format or assistance with the application process may contact the Bureau of Human Resources at 605.773.3148 (VOICE/TTY).

An Equal Opportunity Employer
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Seasonal Firefighter – Engine Crew
Lead (3 Positions)
Rapid City (4 Positions)
Hot Springs (5 Positions)
Custer State Park (3 positions)

Requisition #:  037216
Agency:   Department of Agriculture - Wildland Fire Division          
Salary:   $11.33 per hour (SO5)
Closing Date:   February 27, 2017

ONLY ONE APPLICATION IS NEEDED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION LISTED ABOVE.  YOU MUST INCLUDE THE BULLETIN NUMBER FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  The duties of this position will be assisting Division Chiefs/Battalion Chiefs in wildland fire management activities.  Suppressing wildland fires in the Black Hills area, presuppression activities (equipment maintenance, fuel reduction projects, fire prevention), participate in fire training and prescribed burning projects and facilities maintenance for the 2017 fire season.

Requirements:  Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, maintain equipment, operate 4x4 vehicles with automatic or manual transmissions. Use chainsaws to clear brush and fell trees.  Must be physically able to lift 75 pounds and able to pass the current arduous physical fitness standard (Pack Test) for wildland firefighters.  Night and weekend work required as well as being available for occasional out-of-state fire assignments for up to 14 days.

Applicants must be age 18 by date of hire. A valid driver’s license is required. Housing is the responsibility of the employee, unless otherwise noted.  Transportation to and from work and associated costs is the responsibility of the employee.  Positions require employees to work holidays, weekends, and irregular or rotating shifts.  These positions are considered Public Safety Sensitive Positions and are subject to a pre-hire drug screening before hire.  Some positions require specific licenses or certification as listed below.

The normal summer season is mid-May through Labor Day.  Some employees may work earlier or later.  Seasonal employees are paid only for hours worked.

Apply:
To Apply: Use a “State of South Dakota Seasonal Application” form.  Applications will need to have the Requisition Number and location listed above.  All jobs are listed under one seasonal Requisition Number. Applications are available from any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Employment Services Office(s) or the Bureau of Human Resources.  Photocopies are acceptable. 

All applications must be sent to:

                        South Dakota Dept. of Agriculture
                        Division of Wildland Fire Suppression
                        Attn: Chris Blair
                        3305 West South St
                        Rapid City, SD 57702
                        Or Email Chris Blair.

Applications must be postmarked no later than 24 hours after the closing date of February 27, 2017.   Applicants who miss the deadline will be considered only for unfilled positions or if vacancies develop.

Be specific in completing the application form.  List any relevant licenses or certificates (e.g., driver’s license, CDL, CPR, certification, etc.) as well as any equipment or office equipment you are able to operate.  Please include both the beginning and ending dates you are available for employment.  It is essential that your mailing address be complete including Apartment Number, Box Number, Lot Number; as well as Street, Lane, Avenue, etc., if applicable.

Supervisors will contact those applicants they wish to interview.   Not all applicants will receive an interview, but all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

Applicants requiring application materials in an alternate format or assistance with the application process may contact the Bureau of Human Resources at 605.773.3148 (VOICE/TTY).

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Seasonal Firefighter – Dispatcher
Rapid City (1 Position)

Requisition #:  030500
Agency:   Department of Agriculture - Wildland Fire Division
Salary:   $11.67 per hour (SO5)
Closing Date:  April 3, 2017

ONLY ONE APPLICATION IS NEEDED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION LISTED ABOVE.  YOU MUST INCLUDE THE BULLETIN NUMBER FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  The duties of this position will be working under the supervision of a dispatch supervisor on the initial attack floor at the Great Plains Dispatch Center, 8123 Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57702. Must have the ability to be able to communicate clearly and effectively over the phone and on a two-way radio console. Will be required to answer phones, take messages, pass on messages, and follow instructions and protocol as required by the Supervisory Dispatcher. Need to possess a working knowledge of computer software such as the MS Windows Operating System and MS Office Suite of Word, Excel and Outlook.

Requirements: To be able to work at a computer workstation for long periods of time under a high stress environment.  Night and weekend work required as well as being available for on-call status on the weekends, holidays, and evening hours.

Applicants must be age 18 by date of hire. A valid driver’s license is required. Housing is the responsibility of the employee, unless otherwise noted.  Transportation to and from work and associated costs is the responsibility of the employee.  Positions require employees to work holidays, weekends, and irregular or rotating shifts.  Some positions require specific licenses or certification as listed below.

The normal summer season is mid-May through Labor Day.  Some employees may work earlier or later.  Seasonal employees are paid only for hours worked.

Apply
To Apply: Use a “State of South Dakota Seasonal Application” form.  Applications will need to have the Requisition Number and location listed above.  All jobs are listed under one seasonal Requisition Number. Applications are available from any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Employment Services Office(s) or the Bureau of Human Resources.  Photocopies are acceptable. 

All applications must be sent to:

South Dakota Dept. of Agriculture
Division of Wildland Fire
Attn: Paul Reiter, Asst. Center Manager
3305 West South St
Rapid City, SD 57702

Applications must be postmarked no later than 24 hours after the closing date of April 3rd, 2017. Applicants who miss the deadline will be considered only for unfilled positions or if vacancies develop.

Be specific in completing the application form.  List any relevant licenses or certificates (e.g., driver’s license, CDL, CPR, certification, etc.) as well as any equipment or office equipment you are able to operate.  Please include both the beginning and ending dates you are available for employment.  It is essential that your mailing address be complete including Apartment Number, Box Number, Lot Number; as well as Street, Lane, Avenue, etc., if applicable.

Supervisors will contact those applicants they wish to interview.  Interviews will begin in March.  Not all applicants will receive an interview, but all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

Applicants requiring application materials in an alternate format or assistance with the application process may contact the Bureau of Human Resources at 605.773.3148 (VOICE/TTY).

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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