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Wildland Firefighter & Firefighter Reserve – Pechanga Fire Dept. (CA)

Posted on the 18 March 2018 by Firecareers

Pechanga Fire Dept. (CA) 


  • Wildland Firefighter: $19.00 hourly



The PFD has the responsibility of protecting the lives, property and economic development of the Pechanga Tribe and reservation. The Pechanga Indian Reservation is located south of the city of Temecula in Southern California, encompasses 10 square miles with much of it consisting of wildland urban interface. Approximately 600 people live on the reservation and another 3,500 work in its various facilities everyday.
The Pechanga Resort & Casino, California’s largest resort and casino is also located at Pechanga. The resort internally comprises almost 1.5 million square-feet, 14 stories, 522-hotel rooms, 8 restaurants, a 24-hour gaming floor, a 1200-seat showroom, and entertains upwards of 15,000 people on a daily basis.

The PFD is also responsible for ensuring the safety of the tribe’s natural resources on the reservation, including the Great Oak Ranch. The ranch is home to the largest natural growing, indigenous live oak tree in the United States. The tree is estimated to be anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 years old.

Pechanga Fire Dept. (CA)


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Clear fuels to the state standard of 100 feet * Perform vegetative clearances along the reservation road system, ingress/egress access, and hydrants * Inspect, maintain and repair equipment while following all mandated safety protocol * Exercise good judgment in hazardous environments *Analyze situations accurately and take effective and appropriate action * Clean and sharpen tools * Paint equipment * Perform minor construction work * Operate motor vehicles SUMMARY: The Pechanga Fire Department is seeking individuals for the position of WUI Crew for the Wildland Urban Interface program in the Pechanga community. The WUI Crew employee, is a member of an 8 – 12 person hand crew, employed by the fire department to clear hazardous fuels around all homes, structures, and government buildings on the Pechanga Reservation and properties. The WUI Crew employee works under the close supervision of a crew boss and project coordinator to perform the full range of duties that are necessary to accomplish the goals of the program. The WUI Crew Member will perform the seasonal duties June through September


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Responds as a team member on an assigned company for emergency and non-emergency operations. * Performs firefighting activities to include laying hose, setting ladders, rescue work, ventilation and fire combat/containment/extinguishment tasks. * Familiarizes one self with the rules and regulations of the department, and follow the instructions of the captain or supervisor – in – charge or standard procedures while performing all duties * Participates in all aspects of fire department activities to include fire suppression, hose evolutions, laddering, use of special equipment, hazardous materials abatement, and fire prevention duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Participates in routine non – emergency activities to include fire prevention inspections, code enforcement and drills/training, PR events, EMS stand by services, and wellness checks. Participates in routine non-emergency activities to include fire prevention inspections, code enforcement and drills/training, PR events, EMS stand by services, and wellness checks. SUMMARY: Under varying levels of supervision, participates in all phases of emergency operations during an assigned shift to protect life, property, and the environment; participates in all suppression, basic life support medical care, and hazardous materials abatement; performs fire prevention inspections; participates in and presents public education programs; participates in training activities; performs station and equipment maintenance, and cleans and maintains station quarters and grounds; performs related work as required: CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: Firefighter reserve is a multi-incumbent safety class with duties related specifically to the protection of life and property under emergency situations.

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QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: *High School diploma or CHSPE Certificate *Must possess a valid California Driver’s License *Must be eighteen (18) years of age at time of application *Must be available towork a minimum of 2 days per week (Mon. – Fri.) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm June – September


QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: * High School diploma or CHSPE certificate. * Must be eighteen (18) years of age at time of application. * Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license. * Valid and appropriate Red Cross or American Heart Association cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification at time of application and throughout employment in this position. * Valid State of California approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 1 or EMT Fire Service Certificate at time of application and throughout employment in this position.


Pechanga Tribal Government

Hiring Preference:

The Pechanga Tribal Government is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with federal law, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians applies Indian preference in employment. It is the policy of the Pechanga Tribal Government to give preference in hiring, promotions, and transfers into vacant positions to qualified applicants in the following order: 1) Pechanga Tribal Members; 2) Pechanga Tribal Member Spouses; 3) non-member American Indians. At – Will Employment:Employment with the Pechanga Tribal Government is at – will and can be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, either at the option of the employee or the Pechanga Tribal Government. Drug Testing:The Pechanga Tribal Government is a drug – free workplace. All employees are subject to drug testing. Background Investigation:All candidates and employees may be subject to a background investigation.

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