Seasonal Wildland Firefighter - Job - Archuleta County, Colorado

This is a temporary position that works as part of an initial attack squad whose duties include wildland fire management, fuels management, hazard assessment and emergency operations support as requested. Crew members will be utilized from April 19th till Mid September. This position requires the use of a variety of hand tools and power tools including, but not limited to, chainsaws, firing equipment and / or portable pumps. It also requires the operation of a variety of vehicles, including but not limited to fire engines, pickups and ATVs. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. It is preferred applicants be qualified as a NWCG Wildland Firefighter Type 2. If not, applicants must receive this qualification within two weeks of hire; training may be provided. Applicants will be required to pass a background check and must possess a valid driver’s license by the date of hire. Applicants must be available for response 24 hours a day and may be required to work weekends. Salary range is $12.00 to $13.00 an hour. Applications are available from the Archuleta County Human Resources Office in the Court House at 449 San Juan Street, Pagosa Springs or on the Archuleta County website ( Please submit an application and resume to Mitzi Bowman, PO Box 1507, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 or fax (970)264-8376 or e-mail to To insure full consideration, applications must be received by March 19th, 2010 at 4pm. Archuleta County is an equal opportunity employer.

Drew Petersen, Director of Emergency Management, Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office, or via phone at (970) 946-8646