• State of Utah
  • $35,680.00 -57,850.00/year*
  • Firefighting
  • Full-Time

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Join our team and experience nature in the red rocks of Moab and the beauty of the bookcliffs. This full-time, fully benefited position in Moab is a great opportunity for someone who has fire experience and wants to gain additional qualifications. This position also allows for winter time project work in all parts of scenic Southeastern Utah.

The Grand County Fire Warden will develop and oversee the wildland fire program within Grand County. As the state representative for wildland fire in the county, the fire warden will protect private property by preventing the origin and spread of fire on non-federal forest and rangelands and help the county, communities and land owners protect their lands through effective fire prevention and mitigation programs.

  • Provide initial attack onwildlandfires occurring in Grand County
  • Conduct wildland fire training, preparedness, suppression, as well as hazardous fuels managementand mitigation efforts
  • Work collaboratively with interagency partners to provide sustained attack onwildland, urban interface and associated fires within the county
  • Manage a type 6 engine, maintainequipment, inventory and track assets during fire season
  • Make critical decisions regarding suppression strategies, tactics and expenditures of county and state funds based on values at risk, fire behavior, location, availability of suppression resources and other factors
  • Supervise assistant warden/engine crew person/s,crews, equipment and other resources involved in mitigation actions
  • Act as the liaison between Grand County and federal, state and local fire service agencies; develop and implement a county-wide prevention and public education program based on fire situation and specific conditions within the county
  • Attend meetings and make presentations to a variety of stakeholders including, homeowner groups, county commissioners, interagencypartners and other groups regarding fire conditions, suppression actions, fire program development, fuels reduction/mitigation and other projects within the county
  • Oversee theFEPPprogram within the county. Write burn plans and implement prescribed burn projects within Grand County
  • Issue burn permits for burning projects in the unincorporated areas of the county during a closed fire season
  • Ensure appropriate reports, documents and other administrative actions are initialed to support the fire program within the county
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of hazardous fuels mitigation projects

  • Current NWCG red card (FFT2), at least one season of experience with wildland fire
  • Ability to complete and pass the arduous-levelaccording to NWCG guidelines
  • Knowledge of fire prevention and mitigation principles
  • Good communication skills' ability to present self in a professional manner
  • Ability to work well with landowners, local government and co-workers

  • Engine boss qualified, ICT4 or trainee
  • Ignition operations experience


  • The Grand County Warden is involved in all aspects of fire management including suppression,
    preparedness, mitigation, prevention and training. There are some interesting challenges involved in this position where you will be able to coordinate with other professionals who are part of a great team. This is a challenging, yet rewarding opportunity for a person who wants to make the most of their career.


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    Example of Duties:
  • Ability to work independently and function as a single resource knowledge of principles.
  • Theories and practices of wildland fire management knowledge of fire behavior skills.
  • Ability to regularly operate specialized fire suppression equipment including but no limited to: pumps, chainsaws, firefighting hand tools, two-way radios.
  • Ability to train and certify wildland firefighters within fire departments articulate and professional - able to work well with landowners, local government and co-workers knowledge of fire prevention and mitigation
  • Methods knowledge of computers and basic software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, g-mail) and ability to learn new software.


  • Typical Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of urban interface operations knowledge of wildland interface operations
  • Ability to use GPS and GIS knowledge.
  • Principles, theories and practices of emergency management, communications, planning and implementation.
  • Ability to partner with communities, counties, fire departments and federal agencies in wildfire risk reduction.


  • Supplemental Information:
  • Must be willing to travel and endure primitive camping conditions. Must be willing to work irregular hours in adverse environmental conditions and sustain demanding physical exertion for extended periods of time. Ability to complete and pass arduous-level pack test according to NWCG guidelines is required.
  • Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. working at or around fire scenes, working in extreme outdoor weather conditions, working irregular hours in adverse environmental conditions, enduring primitive camping conditions, etc.
  • The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, demanding physical exertion for extended periods of time.
  • During the fire season (typically Jun 1 through October 31), the fire warden will be compensated for on-call status at the rate of one paid hour for every twelve hours on call.
  • The fire warden is eligible for on-call pay and overtime during fire season and hazard pay on fires.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and ability to pass background check.
  • The fire warden is eligible for on-call pay and overtime during fire season and hazard pay on fires. Must be willing to be on-call during fire season (typically June 1 through October 31). Compensation for on-call status is one paid hour for every twelve hours on call.


  • This position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, plus paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay. The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit. If selected, you will receive more information about these benefit options and enrollment information through our onboarding process and during your first week or two on the job.
    Associated topics: brigade, fire brigade, fire department, firefight, firefighter, rescue, rescuer

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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