|Forestry Protection Program Supervisor|
Company: State of Connecticut - DAS
Location: Hartford, CT
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/15/2023
Expire Date: 10/15/2023
Job Categories: Government and Policy
Forestry Protection Program Supervisor|
Are you an experienced forestry professional with a desire to work in fire prevention and control?
The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Division of Forestry is seeking to hire a Forest Protection Program Supervisor (Environmental Protection District Supervisor: Forestry) to oversee our forest fire prevention and control program and training for the State of Connecticut.
If you are up for this challenge we invite you to apply!
BENEFITS AND BALANCE AT THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT
What we can offer you:
Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage;
Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities; and
A work culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance to all employees!
The State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 by 'Forbes'. This national recognition comes from offering job growth, competitive benefits and flexible scheduling for our employees!
WORK SCHEDULE: Generally 8:00AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.
WORK HOURS PER WEEK: 35 hours
LOCATION: DEEP Headquarters in Hartford, CT with part-time telework/hybrid schedule. Some in-state travel may be required.
This position has statewide personnel supervisory responsibilities.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state.
The Forest Protection Program is within the Division of Forestry. Forest Protection Program staff maintain an active forest fire prevention program and a specially trained force of firefighting personnel to combat fires that burn an average of 500 acres of woodland per year in Connecticut.
The Program Supervisor oversees Fire Control Officers who train and mobilize crews and individuals to assist the US Forest Service in controlling large fires across the nation. Fire Departments depend on Program staff for wildland fire training, equipment, assistance, and expertise. The state is divided into two geographic regions for response and management.
As the Forest Protection Program Supervisor, primary duties include, but are not limited to:
scheduling assigning, overseeing and reviewing work of staff;
providing staff training and assistance; conducting performance evaluations;
determining priorities and planning district work; establishing and maintaining district procedures;
developing or making recommendations on development of policies and standards; acting as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
preparing reports and correspondence; directing, supervising and coordinating, compiling and analyzing of statistics and data;
analyzing data and prepares project and other reports;
reviewing forestry prescribed fire plans to ensuring consistency with program objectives;
acting as a departmental representative at technical and professional meetings;
advising management on pertinent matters;
assisting in preparation of financial reports, budgets and federal grant requests; performing related duties as required;
assisting other fire control officers as needed;
other duties assigned on a statewide basis.
More details can be found in the class specification.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in a field appropriate to the parenthetical title.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in a field appropriate to the parenthetical title may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master’s Degree in a field appropriate to the parenthetical title may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Experience requiring knowledge of scientific fields such as denfrology, silvics and silviculture, engineering, forest economics, forest influences and forest pathology and entomology and the application of their principles to the production of goods and services is interpreted as appropriate.
Experience in application of forest protection state agency policies and procedures and forest protection state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations.
Experience in application of principles and practices of forest fire control, forest resource protection from fire, insects and disease, silviculture, forest management, prescribed fire for vegetation and wildlife habitat improvement.
Experience with National Fire Danger Rating System, fuels, fire behavior, and how the National Fire Danger Rating System is affected by changes in fire weather.
Experience with fire management planning and its application.
Experience with fire organizations under an organized incident command system, including initial attack and extended attack as defined by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).
Experience with fire cause investigation, fire law enforcement, evidence preservation, interviewing techniques, and court presentation.
Experience using oral and written communication to supervise, train, direct and evaluate employees’ on how to train and direct personnel in fire suppression and firefighting techniques.
Experience writing technical reports.
OUR MISSION The State of Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.