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Assistant Superintendent

State of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
  • Expired: November 26, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Title:  Assistant Superintendent

Job Description:
Lone Peak Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC) is seeking highly skilled and motivated applicants for a full-time career position as an Assistant Superintendent. This position is a 26/0 schedule. The Assistant Superintendent for the Lone Peak Hotshots will assist in the management of a complex fire resource program by helping to develop and integrate permanent and seasonal employees to form a well prepared, highly effective resource. The successful candidate will assist in the oversight of resources and services for incident support and natural resource management projects. Ideal candidates will have extensive experience as a firefighter and leader in wildland firefighting with an emphasis on hotshot crew operations, advanced knowledge of fire suppression strategies and tactics, fireline leadership and organizational program management. The incumbent will assist in the development, overseeing and managing of all aspects of the Lone Peak Hotshots wildland fire program. Ideal candidates will possess the necessary qualifications for that of a Hotshot Assistant Superintendent as defined in the Standards for Interagency Hotshot Crew Operations (SIHCO).  

Principal Duties:
  • Assist in supervising subordinate personnel including: hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions. Mentor, motivate and provide direction and curriculum.
  • Assist in the development of plans, organizes, and workplace functions; helps to coordinate times, vacation schedules, and other staffing coverage; helps establish workplace procedures; authorizes and audits unit billings/expenditures; maintains records; arranges for equipment maintenance and is responsible for there upkeep and accountability.
  • Resolves potentially dangerous situations to ensure the safety of staff, adjoining resources and public.
  • Will assist in providing leader's intent and direction for all wildland firefighting and project applications. Ensuring all operations meet agency guidelines for safe operations.
  • Completes annual core training and certification requirements for qualification, competency and physical fitness as per the Standards for Interagency Hotshot Crew Operations (SIHCO).
  • Will act as a primary leader on the Lone Peak Interagency Hotshot Crew in the absence of crew superintendent.

Ideal Candidate:
  • Extensive experience as a firefighter and leader in wildland firefighting, with an emphasis on hotshot crew operations.
  • Advanced knowledge of fire suppression strategies and tactics, fireline leadership and organizational program management.
  • Necessary qualification for the Hotshot Assistant Superintendent position as defined in the Standards for Interagency Hotshot Crew Operations (SIHCO).

Why You Should Join Our Team:
Live and work in Salt Lake metropolitan area. Fantastic recreational activity access. Great benefits package and retirement. Support the citizens of the State of Utah and the country by suppressing wildfires and making a difference in fire management activities. Be a part of proactive fire management division and suppression organization.

The Agency:
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Minimum Requirements:
  • Driver's License
  • NWCG Red Card Qualifications of:
  • Driver's License
  • Crew Boss
  • Firing Boss (T)
  • Incident Commander Type 4 (T)
Ideal Requirements:
  • Task Force Leader  
  • Strike Team Leader
  • Incident Commander Type 4
  • Position duties call for strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions over extended periods of time.
  • Candidates must be able to adjust and cope with exposure to weather elements, dust and smoke, poor bivouac and eating situations under an unpredictable set of circumstances.
  • Fire and land management projects may require camping out and preparing own food. Must be able to be on call, travel extensively and endure primitive camping conditions.
  • Requires field work in inclement weather and rough terrain; Work requires physical exertion, the ability to stand for a long period of time, walk over rough surfaces, bend, lift heavy items (Up to and over 50lbs); Operate vehicles in rough terrain; Work around and with heavy equipment and power tools. 
  • Must adhere to agency On Call policies and standards.
  • Must travel with crew on all assignments(project,fire,all hazard) unless previously discussed and approved.
  • Must meet response times as stated in the Standards for Interagency Hotshot Crew Operations (SIHCO).
Employment Type: Full Time

State of Utah


Salt Lake City, UT
84114 USA