• IAC Wildland Fire Science Crew Member

    Are you interested in serving on the Wildland Fire Crew! If so, please apply here!




    100Perform temporary service functions in support of the department.Essential

    The Interior Alaska Campus (IAC) is seeking applications for Wildland Fire Science student crew members.

    The University of Alaska (UAF) Interior Alaska Campus is located in Fairbanks, Alaska but primarily serves rural areas in the Interior Region. IAC provides lifelong educational opportunities for people in rural Alaskan and Alaska Native communities that honors and integrates their cultures and ways of life. IAC actively partners with community members, including elders, tribal representative, advocates and others, in order to provide relevant education that meets the needs and expectations of those served.

    This position will be expected to report directly to the Squad Boss as part of the UAF fire crew. This position may be responsible for any of the following duties while employed on project work or on the fireline. Safely operate a wildland fire hand tool (Pulaski, Shovel, etc) to dig fire lines or suppress wildland fires, operate a chainsaw while improving trails or clearing brush, properly set up and operate a wildland fire pump in the field, take weather observations in the field, hike to and from work assignments, eat and sleep with the crew for up to fourteen days while on field assignments often times in primitive camp like conditions.

    IAC's Wildland Fire Science Program in conjunction with CTC is offered at the community level. Wildland Fire Science staff will be expected to work with rural and urban community members to incorporate community needs and cultural values into squad promotion and recruitment. Wildland Fire Science staff will be expected to work directly with I-AC and CTC Fire Science faculty to assist crew members with the academic process. The UAF Wildland fire crew will be a training crew, with an emphasis on putting academic training to use in the field, Wildland Fire Science staff will support this field training as needed.

    The Interior Alaska Campus is located in Fairbanks. Fire Science staff may be expected to travel to rural villages as needed for promotion and recruitment; travel to rural areas is commonly by small commuter plane and many villages have limited commercial enterprises for lodging, meals and other services.

    This position is hired on an as needed basis.

    For full consideration, please include the following as part of your application:

    • Cover letter detailing your interest
    • Resume
    • 3 professional references to include previous supervisors

    Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    Affirmative Action Statement:

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


    Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

    Background Check:

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

    Public Disclosure Statement:

    Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

    University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

    University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

    Training Policy:

    It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

    Contact Information:

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

    Advertised: 08 Jul 2020 Alaskan Daylight Time
    Applications close: 01 Oct 2020 Alaskan Daylight Time