Wildland Fire Module Squad Boss

The incumbent is responsible for assisting in the organization and supervision of the crew on and off the fire line.

Major Responsibilities under the Guidance and Supervision of the Module Leader or the Assistant Module Leader:

  • In the absence of the Module and Assistant Module Leader, supervises a crew composed of 1 – 7 employees or small groups of crew members in fire line operations.
  • Engages in the full range of suppressing and controlling Wildland fires.
  • Serves as a crew squad leader.
  • Assists in ensuring employees comply with all personnel policies and procedures.
  • Assists in establishing crew policies and procedures.
  • Directs employees to accomplish their daily physical conditioning program.
  • Assists in the development and presentation of training for crewmembers.
  • Coordinates and provides direction for fire crew training and development.
  • Directs crewmembers in the maintenance and repair of fire tools and equipment.
  • Assists in the implementation of operating procedures for the crew.
  • Maintains Red Card currency for assignment to emergency incidents
  • Ensures the development of crew safety procedures and crewmember performance in a safe manner.
  • Aids supervisors obtain and maintain an inventory of all property and equipment assigned to the crew.
  • Performs fire prevention and education duties as assigned.
  • Contributes and maintains a positive and safe work attitude.
  • Ensures the crew follows operational directives and specifications for the assigned task.
  • Responsible for returning all gear assigned for the fire season for Chugachmiut and the Division of Forestry.
  • Conforms to safety policies and general housekeeping practices.
  • Demonstrates sound work ethic, flexibility, and dedication to the position.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude, is respectful, and possesses cultural awareness and sensitivity toward everyone.
  • Keeps the organization’s mission in mind when interacting with all Fireline personnel, co-workers, and others.
  • Expected to be prepared to start shift on time, meet attendance standards, and work the hours necessary to perform the job’s essential functions.
  • Employees are expected to embrace, support, and promote the core values of respect, integrity, trust, compassion, and quality which align with Chugachmiut’s Mission and Vision through their actions and interactions with all patients, staff, and others.
  • Conforms to Chugachmiut policies, strict employee confidentiality, and HIPAA regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Education Requirements

Demonstrate the ability or obtain knowledge to perform the following duties:

  • Qualified to meet the Incident Command System (ICS) minimum red card qualifications of Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)/Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5), Field Observer (FOBS).

    Physical Requirements:

  • The incumbent must pass the arduous duty work capacity test ("Pack Test"), which consists of carrying a 45-pound pack for 3 miles in 45 minutes.
  • Must pass a Physical Training Test (PT Test) which consists of a 1.5 mile run in 10:35 or better.
  • 40 Sit-ups in 60 seconds.
  • 25 push-ups in 60 seconds.
  • Pull/Chin-ups based on body weight in 60 seconds:
    • 170lbs or more = 4
    • 135lbs – 170lbs = 5
    • 110lbs – 135lbs = 6
    • 110lbs or less = 7
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of air operations and safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of chain saws operation, maintenance, and tree-falling procedures.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM. to 6:00 PM, with one hour for lunch. Chugachmiut maintains a drug and alcohol and/or non-smoking work environment. 


Chugachmiut offers its employees a robust and comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • 100% Employee paid benefits, including medical, dental, and vision;
  • 50% Dependent coverage;
  • 401(a) Pension Plan with 8% company contribution;
  • 403(b) with Roth option;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Subsidized gym membership;
  • And more!

Chugachmiut has a hiring preference for qualified Alaska Native and American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.

Applicants for Employment:  All applicants offered employment with Chugachmiut will be subject to a background investigation. Offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation conducted in accordance with Chugachmiut policy and Public Law 101.630.


Information obtained from a background investigation will be considered for employment purposes as permitted by federal and state law and in accordance with Chugachmiut’s policy.

Information will be reviewed to determine:

  • Whether an individual made false statements or material omissions on an application for employment or during an interview;
  • Whether an applicant or employee, based on the job duties of the position in question, poses a threat to security and/or employee safety in the workplace; and
  • The likelihood of an applicant or employee being successful and productive on the job.


Chugachmiut participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with the Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the United States once a candidate is hired. If E-Verify cannot confirm authorization to work, written instructions will be provided and an opportunity to contact the Department of Homeland Security or Social Security Administration for resolution. 

Kenai, AK

8 day(s) ago

Tribal Affiliation(s)
Any Affiliation, Chugach Alaska Corporation