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Assistant Fuels Technician B



NOTE: Selection process is in accordance with Chapter 170, as amended


POST CLOSES: Monday August 08, 2022

JOB TITLE: Assistant Fuels Technician B

SUPERVISOR: Fuels Specialist





Assistant Fuels Technician (B) is a permanent full time position for MTE. This position may exercise delegated supervisory responsibilities. These responsibilities exceed those typical of work leaders and include assigning and reviewing work daily, weekly, or monthly; assuring that production and accuracy requirements are met. Primary responsibilities of the position are to assist in the preparation and implementation of prescribed fire plans, manual and mechanical hazardous fuels treatments, fire effects, smoke and fuel moisture monitoring. The employee will also assist with field surveys to determine the location of hazardous fuel conditions. As require, this position will assist the Prescribed Fire/Fuels Specialist and Prescribed Fire/Fuels Technician in leading a varied size fuels staff, as well as participating in the fire suppression efforts on the Menominee Reservation when needed.



Must have knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the following;


1. Assist in the leadership of the Menominee Fuels Management program

2. Ability to lead others in the performance of a variety of work in such areas as hazard tree removal, hazard fuel reduction, and prescribed burning

3. Supports wildland fire suppression, fire prevention, and fire education activities when needed

4. Assist in resolving problem situations encountered when performing a wide variety of fire planning assignments

5. Assists with reviews of project plans and makes recommendations on appropriate levels of monitoring

6. Provides basic assistance in monitoring to assess fire and fire suppression impacts on the forest and in the communities

7. Participates in the development and refinement of fuel monitoring characteristics, frequency of visits, subject to be measured, and data storage and analysis techniques

8. Provide project specific field data to assist in the planning, developing, and implementing fuels management projects. Provides input and recommends strategies for fuels management

9. Assists with routine project assessments which determine the presence or absence of hazardous wildland fuels

10. Serves on prescribed fire and fuels projects in positions for which qualified

11. Assists in conducting field reconnaissance of prescribed fire/fuels treatment units, assists with summarizing field findings and makes basic recommendations on appropriate prescriptive criteria for meeting program objectives

12. Assists and participates in the drafting of prescribed fire/fuels management plans

13. Assists with the implementation of prescribed fire and mechanical fuels management activities

14. Ensures the welfare and safety of themselves and others in all aspects of project implementation

15. Assists and participates in fuels management reviews, proficiency checks and drills, safety sessions, and after action reviews

16. May supervisor fuels crew and summer seasonal employees on project sites in the absence of supervisor

17. Assists with the record keeping and maintenance of fuels vehicles and mechanical equipment 

18. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor



Working holiday's, weekends and extensive travel are required during periods of high fire danger and/or resource demands, as well as attendance at formal training, meeting and conferences, etc. Work is generally performed in a combination of an office setting and the field. Wildland fires suppression, prescribed burning, and fuels treatment project work requires strenuous physical exertion of all types over uneven terrain. This requires the wearing of appropriate safety equipment and apparel, and maintaining strict adherence to accepted safety procedures.



Must pass medical examination, drug testing, and work capacity test for arduous duty positions. This position requires a valid Wisconsin State driver's license, insurable under MTE's current policy. A high school diploma or equivalency with a combination of training and experience may qualify for this position. One year of experience in fuels-related work is preferred.

The minimum qualification for this position is ICT5, ENGB, and FIRB. The Fuels Program realizes that personnel may not be fully qualified at their current positions but will be working towards full competency in a reasonable time according to the Standard Position Description, and maintain currency.



The Assistant Fuels Technician (B) may assist the Prescribed Fire/Fuels Specialist and Prescribed Fire/Fuels Technician in providing direction and supervision for fuels crew and summer seasonal hires on project sites.



1. Completed application

2. Copy of Tribal enrollment

3. Copy of diploma or equivalent

4. Honorable or general military discharge paperwork


NOTE: It is not the responsibility of MTE to notify you of incomplete applications


Mariah Reiter, HR Department

MTE PO Box 10 Neopit WI 54150

FAX: 715-756-1314

CALL: 715-756-3353 If any questions


*Applicant must successfully pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and background check

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