Department of Natural Resources & Conservation Fire Equipment Repair & Design Technicia in Missoula, Montana

OUR MISSION: To help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. This position is located in Missoula, MT. The DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained. FORESTRY DIVISION: The Forestry Division, headquartered in Missoula, is responsible for planning and implementing forestry and fire management programs through an extensive network of staff located in field offices across the state. The Forestry Division has four major functions: fire & aviation management, forestry assistance, business management, and policy, planning & outreach. The DNRC Equipment Development Center (EDC) is an integral part of Montana's fire program. EDC supports DNRC's direct protection and county cooperative fire protection programs with fire suppression equipment. BENEFITS: Benefits for eligible state employees include a credit union, a deferred compensation program, public employee’s retirement program, 15 working days annual leave per year, 12 days sick leave per year, paid holidays, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay. ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of hire documents that show authorization to work in the United States. Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or Social Security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., or a U.S. passport, or a "green card". APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: The DNRC may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications for the position: completedonline State of MT application form, welding test results, education,structured interview, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related past and current performance. SPECIAL INFORMATION: C andidates must be eligible to work in the United States. A valid driver's license is required with less than 12 conviction points in the most recent completed 36 months. Requires a valid CDLType 1, Class A driver's license;a tanker and hazardous materials endorsement is highly desirable. 10% Travel with occasional overnight travel. The Fire Equipment Repair & Design Technician/ Mechanicis a journey level Blue Collar position. REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: R esume, and answers to the following SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS must be attached to your online application submission. HELPFUL HINT: You must check the "relevant document" box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: Instructions: Please answer the following supplemental questions. This provides you an opportunity to present more complete and specific details regarding your qualifications. Your responses must be printed clearly or typed on standard 8”x 11” paper with your name and position number printed or typed on top. Each response may be no more than 500 words. The responses should be clear and concise since the hiring team may view them as a sample of your written communication skills. This supplement is reviewed separately from the State application form and is part of the evaluation process. 1. Describe your work experience in automotive and/or truck repair and maintenance to include work on diesel engines. 2. Describe your formal training or course work in automotive and/or truck repair and maintenance, diagnostic technologies, welding and fabrication. Include apprenticeship program details as applicable. 3. This position requires a valid Montana Type 1, Class A driver’s license with a clean driving