Utah County Wildland Fire Employment Information
Thank you for your interest in employment with Utah County Fire. UCFD is looking for motivated, hardworking, and capable individuals to join our team.
Our fire season typically runs from April 15th to October 15th. We will run, on average, 150 to 200 fire calls per year. Utah County Fire responds to incidents within the unincorporated areas of Utah County, as well as state, private and federal lands in Utah and throughout the United States.
Those interested in applying for UCFD must:
- Be 18 years of age
- Possess a valid Utah drivers license
- Pass arduous physical test, drug screen, and background check
- Complete wildland certification courses
- Have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate
Applications are accepted year‐round, although, applications received after Feb 4th may not be considered until the following Calendar year (exceptions are made for those with advanced NWCG qualifications).
Basic wildland firefighter/FFT2: Under direct to general supervision, individuals perfom wildland fire suppression, management, and control activities as part of an engine, module, or hand crew. Other wildland fire related duties involve fire prevention, patrol, detection, and prescribed burning. Additional duties that do not fall underneath aforementioned tasks are under the direction of the Utah County Fire Warden.
Squad boss/ FFT1: In addition to the FFT2 duties outlined above, these individuals manage assigned personnel throughout incidents and assigned tasks. Individuals may act as incident command (depending on qualifications, experience, and resource needs). These individuals are responsible for documentation, equipment maintenance, and training of personnel and other duties as assigned under the direction of the Utah County Fire Warden.
Single Resource Boss: These individuals may operate in the position of FFT2, FFT1 depending on resource needs. These individuals are required to be certified according to NWCG standards and operate under the direction of the Utah County Fire Warden for fire suppression, incident management, and additional duties as assigned. These positions require advanced skills and knowledge of tactics, fire behavior, and ICS responsibilities.
Engine Boss: Operates and responds to incidents on various types of apparatus while ensuring the safe operation of equipment and the safety of assigned personnel. Generally leads 3-7 individuals, depending upon resource structure throughout incidents of varying complexity and duration.
Crew Boss: Operates and responds to incidents while leading an 18-22 man hand-crew on various types of apparatus while ensuring the safe operation of equipment and the safety of assigned personnel. (May act in ICS roles, depending upon resource structure throughout incidents of varying complexity and duration)
Additional job positions and duties coincide with the National Wildland Fire Coordination Group (NWCG) program and standards.
To apply, please download, fill out and email the job application below to firstname.lastname@example.org.