The position of Firewatch/Holewatch reports directly to the Supervisor or Lead Craft. This position is a project based temporary position.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. The job of Fire Watch is a highly, physically demanding job. Must be able to, but not limited to, stand for extensive periods of time, bend, walk, climb, crawl, lift more than 50 pounds, stoop, carry and lift over items/materials over 50 pounds, and must be able to hear, speak and write. Must have good listening skills. Ability to perform tasks and resources assigned by supervision. Maintain poise and focus under time constraint. The ability to get along with co-workers and management and the ability to work together with other employees as part of a group. Must have the ability to verbally communicate alarms or warnings clearly, concisely, loudly and quickly, to clearly and quickly hear or otherwise sense alarms or warnings and take appropriate action. Must be able to maintain equilibrium to prevent falling when moving, walking, and standing, kneeling or crouching particularly on narrow, uneven, irregular, slippery surfaces. Must be physically able to go up or down ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles or other objects using hands, arms, feet or legs. Have ability to move about on hands and feet, bending the body downward and forward bending leg and spine – working in a bent over position. Sensing physical attributes such as size, shape, temperature, texture or sharpness of an object by touching is essential. Other physical requirements are as follows: Grasping, gripping or applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm, holding an object in the hand. The ability to clearly and concisely perceive sounds, the ability to hear and understand detailed oral communications, the ability to hear warning signals and alarms given verbally and mechanically. Must be able to lift, raise or lower objects in a vertical direction, particularly heavy or bulky objects. Moving objects backward, forward, in or out in a horizontal
direction, particularly heavy or bulky objects. Pulling, exerting a steady backward, downward, upward or outward force against an object, jerking, plucking, wrenching, stretching, towing, drawing, dragging or tugging objects in a sustained motion. Pushing, pressing against something with steady forward, downward, upward or outward force – shoving, pushing, compressing, squeezing, mashing, packing, pressing, jamming, compacting, or squashing objects in a sustained motion. Reaching, extending the hand(s) and/or arm(s) in any direction. The ability to see, read and understand written communications including directions, instructions and warning signs, to see and distinguish colors, to visually distinguish shapes and patterns, to accurately sense distances (depth perception), to accurately see objects and detect motion at wide angles peripheral vision. Bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist, using the lower extremities and back muscles and moving on foot, particularly for long distances. The job involves exposure to cold working conditions during winter months and to hot working conditions during summer months. Exposure to noise, workers must wear protective hearing equipment or frequently shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. The job requires the use of protective equipment such as hard hats, respirators, gloves, special clothing, safety shoes and safety glasses.