JOB OPENINGS FOR EMERGENCY FIRE FIGHTERS, CAMP HELP & FIRE OVERHEAD

The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, Division of Fire is preparing for the 2019 fire season. All individuals interested in applying to be placed on our Roster for an Emergency Hire (Casual Pay - AD) Firefighter, Camp Crew Member, or Overhead position must meet the following requirements.

QUESTIONS? Call JIM "Buttercup" CLAIRMONT, SUZANNE PALMER or DEVIN CLAIRMONT at 676-2550

**SPECIAL NOTE -Applications for employment will not be offered after June 6, 2019 for Rookie or Experienced firefighters.

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age on or before June 1st, 2019

EMERGENCY FIREFIGHTER APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • February 25th, 2019 - Begin accepting applications
  • Complete applications at the CS&KT, Division of Fire office, 44592 Old US. Highway 93 North, Ronan, MT. Monday thru Thursday Between 8:30 am - 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Provide two (2) acceptable forms of identification (per USCIS I-9 - "Employment Eligibility Verification" requirements):
    1) Picture I.D. that establishes identity (i.e. a valid Driver's License or Native American Tribal ID), PLUS
    2) Document that establishes employment eligibility (i.e. US Social Security Card or an original or certified copy of a birth certificate). Expired documents CANNOT be accepted. (Note: A valid passport will meet requirements of both #1 & #2).
  • Applicants must reside within the boundaries of the Flathead Reservation and remain there for the fire season.
  • All Felony and/or Misdemeanor Convictions MUST be disclosed on the application and each application will be considered for Acceptance on a case by case by the BIA/Flathead Agency Superintendent.

DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENTS

  • Must Successfully pass a pre-hire drug test as a Condition of Hire.
  • Appointments will be scheduled by Division of Fire within 48 hours of application completion.
  • Applicants pay the $51 testing fee at the Hospital prior to testing.
  • Drug tests from other organizations or agencies will not be accepted.
  • Two (2) "NO SHOWS" & YOU ARE OUT FOR THE SEASON

PHYSICAL FITNESS EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS

  • New for 2019 -All Firefighters, Camp Crew and Overhead will be required to complete Fitness Exams specific to their fitness level requirements (Arduous - Firefighters; Moderate - Overhead, as specified and Light - Overhead as specified and Camp Crew) through Comprehensive Health Services, Inc (CHSi) as per the DOI Medical Standards Program requirements. Once individuals have completed and passed their Drug Tests, the Division of Fire staff will initiate the appropriate exam.

WORK CAPACITY (PACK) TEST REQUIREMENTS - (Must be 18 years old to take WCT)

  • Positions require the successful completion of an Arduous (Firefighter or Overhead), Moderate (Overhead), or Light (Camp Help and Overhead) physical fitness level Work Capacity Test.
  • The Arduous fitness level Work Capacity Test consists of completing a 3-mile hike wearing a 45-pound pack in 45 minutes or less.
  • The Moderate fitness level Work Capacity Test consists of completing a 2-mile hike wearing a 25-pound pack in 30 minutes or less.
  • The Light fitness level Work Capacity Test consists of completing a 1-mile hike in 16 minutes or less.

It is recommended that prospective emergency firefighters start an aerobic and muscular fitness program 6 weeks prior to taking the Work Capacity (pack) Test. We encourage applicants to contact a local fitness center and obtain a training program to prepare for the test.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • First year Firefighters (Rookie) and Camp Help must attend a Basic Firefighter Training Course.

The 2019 Basic Firefighter Training Course will be offered June 17-20, 2019, at Salish Kootenai Community College (SKC) from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day. Field day will be June 21st. If you are late or miss any day of class, you will be dismissed without credit.

*STUDENTS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE ALL DAYS OF THE COURSE TO PARTICIPATE IN FIELD DAY.
*THERE IS NO LONGER COMPENSATION FOR CLASSROOM HOURS, ONLY FOR FIELD EXERCISES.

STANDARDS FOR SURVIVAL REFRESHER -

  • All experienced Firefighters must attend a mandatory Standards for Survival Refresher Training Course every year.

NOTE: 2019 Work Capacitv Tests (WCTs)* and "Standards for Survival" Refresher training are combined into one day on Thursdays. Work Capacity Tests will be conducted in the mornings. Individuals must be checked in at Division of Fire NO LATER than 8:30 a.m. Refresher Training will be scheduled after the WCT's from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The WCT (morning of) & Refresher training (afternoon of) will be given on April 25, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13, and June 27, 2019 at the Division of Fire.

*CALL AHEAD-WORK CAPACITY TEST DATES MAY BE CANCELLED IF NOT ENOUGH PARTICIPANTS


2019 DRUG TEST PROCEDURES:

  • DOF will schedule a Drug Test for the applicant as close to 48 hours after application as possible.
  • Applicant will check in at St. Luke Community Hospital Front Check-In Desk.
  • Applicant will pay the Drug Test fee of $51 at the front desk of the Hospital and obtain a receipt from the hospital.
  • Applicant will take the receipt to St. Luke Community Hospital Lab and take their drug test. If any applicant's result is "Presumptive Positive" and the specimen requires additional testing, the applicant will be contacted by the Lab to determine if the applicant wishes to pay the additional $38 for the DRG to forward the specimen to the PAML lab for verification testing. If the applicant does not wish to pay the additional cost, then their test will be considered "Positive" and they will not be allowed to go any further in the application process for this year (a positive test results in being disqualified from the NAC program for 6 months).