Wildland FireFighters

Base Location: Soldotna, Alaska

Salary: DOE                                                   

Employment Status: Seasonal                                    

Opening Date: February 22, 2017                    

Closing Date: Until Filled


Assistant Superintendent

In the absence of the superintendent, supervises a crew composed of 20 employees or small groups of crew members in fire line construction and burning out of fuels in rugged timber, tundra, mountainous terrain, or open and rough ground for short periods of time. Responsible for applying knowledge of fire suppression tactics which includes but are not limited to: mop up, cold trail, gridding, constructing hose lays, operating water pumps, and patrolling fire perimeter.


Squad Boss

Under direct supervision, serves as a crew leader for a Type 2 IA wildland fire crew, providing lead direction for his/her squad. Responsible for applying knowledge of fire suppression tactics which includes but are not limited to: mop up, cold trail, gridding, constructing hose lays, operating water pumps, and patrolling fire perimeter.


Crewmember Firefighter

Positions are available for the 2017 fire season. Crewmembers are involved with a wide variety of Wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire duties. Candidate must meet ICS minimum red card qualifications for Firefighters.




  • Knowledge of federal and state fire regulations
  • Skill and ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Knowledge of personnel, fiscal, property, and purchasing guidelines and procedures
  • Knowledge of wildfire suppression techniques sufficient to determine strategy and tactics
  • Knowledge of crew organization and safety procedures
  • Qualify to meet the Incident Command System (ICS) minimum red card qualifications of per position
  • The incumbent must meet the arduous duty capacity test (“Pack Test”) which consists of carrying a 45 pound pack for 3 miles in 45 minutes.


Working Conditions

This program involves extensive travel, extended hours, and fieldwork in remote and/or rugged terrain. Climate conditions are variable and extreme with high altitudes, dangerous animals and physical danger.

Positions are subject to drug testing, and required Hotshot physical fitness standards, & medical exam. 


Work Environment

Chugachmiut employees strive both for excellence in the services they provide and, through our Employee Values Statement, to serve with integrity. This requires working in an environment where blame and shame are not tolerated. Instead, we use quality improvement tools such as Lean Administration and Training With-in Industry for managing processes. Effective communication is essential and employees must learn how to share problems with fellow employees with a purpose of solving them.


Customer Service


  • Greets both internal and external customer with eye contact and a smile.
  •  Solicits and responds to feedback for customer satisfaction. 
  • Attendance is regular and on time without excessive absences. 
  • Presents self and Chugachmiut by displaying professional behavior and appearance.
  • Practices and promotes effective collaboration to accomplish the goals of the team.


Supports the Mission and values of Chugachmiut; creates solutions that add value to the operations of Chugachmiut.


Hours of Work

Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Working 40 hours per week. Chugachmiut maintains a drug & alcohol free, non-smoking environment. There may be occasional travel to the villages of the region.



Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the hiring manager for review. You may not write see resume. Resumes not accompanied by Chugachmiut’s Application for Employment will not be accepted.

Applications & position descriptions may be obtained by contacting Chugachmiut on-line at www.chugachmiut.org or phone (907) 562-4155. Submit copies of fire training, assignment records, and wildland fire certificates with application.


For further question contact Chugachmiut’s Fire Manager at 907-334-0114 or 1-800-478-4155, ext. 114.  


Mail/fax application: 


Attn: Human Resources

1840 Bragaw Street, Suite 110

Anchorage AK  99508-3463

Fax: 907-563-2891

Chugachmiut is an equal opportunity employer, and in accordance with Federal civil rights law and Chugachmiut policies, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, and political beliefs. However, as a tribal organization, Chugachmiut applies Native Preference under P.L. 93-638. Certification must be attached to the application for preference consideration.


This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified.  Other functions may be assigned and management may, with or without notice, add or change the duties at any time. Employees are employed “at will”.