The Fuels Crew Member will be a part of a 7-person State of Utah crew removing trees and brush around communities throughout Southeast Utah. This position will report to the Moab Area Office but will work in communities from the mountains around Price, UT to the desert rivers as far south as Bluff, UT.
Season: March 4th – November 29th (End Date is Flexible)
The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands is looking for 5-6 crew members as a part of the Southeast State Fuels Crew based in Moab, UT. We aim to train the next generation of land managers and give them the skills needed to succeed in the field.
Primarily this crew cuts, chips, sprays and burns trees in communities vulnerable to wildfire. This crew is generally self-sufficient and is given great leeway when on assignment. As a general scope, projects include: pine and fir tree felling and piling, Pinyon and juniper cut and chip, community chipping days, and Russian olive riparian removal work.
Project sites include low elevation projects in Moab, Castle Valley, and Bluff and generally move up in elevation as the summer gets hot into the La Sal Mountains and the West Tavaputs. All projects are on private lands so members must be comfortable working with private landowners in achieving a common goal.
When not on fuels reduction projects, the crew will assist with wildland firefighting, forest inventory projects, prescribed burns, river trips on the Moab Daily and Labyrinth Canyon, and may assist on projects across Utah as needed.
A typical work week will be Monday-Thursday (10 hour days). Occasionally 8 day Tuesday-Tuesday hitches are required with plenty of notice. The season is roughly split 50/50 between work weeks in town and work weeks out camping on site.
This is a very physically demanding job but the comradery and end state are very rewarding.
Training we will provide
Successful completion of an arduous level packtest is required after initial training.
There may be opportunities for further career development depending on timing and interest levels including:
While fire suppression is emphasized in training, fire experience is generally limited. There may be opportunities to go on local Initial Attack as well as 2-week assignments, but a vast majority of the work will be on fuels reduction projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
Benefits for crew members is limited but includes the following:
We strive to train a diverse workforce for a future in land management and will figure out how to get you the exposure you need for your future.
To apply send a resume, references and optional cover letter to [email protected]
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