The Kansas Forest Service is always looking for energetic, enthusiastic, career-minded individuals who desire to work in an exciting and dynamic industry. Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
We often employ student workers for either Office Assistants or Conservation Tree Program Assistants. You can view the Conservation Tree Assistant Job Description or, for either postion, you may fill out and submit an application here.
About This Role:
The Kansas Forest Service is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to serve in a full time capacity in our Fire shop as a Vehicle/Equipment Mechanic. The individual selected will have extensive experience providing service and repair to vehicles, with an emphasis on heavy trucks and diesel equipment. Specific experience with military vehicles will be a distinct advantage. This job will work 40 hours per week, with a flexible schedule within Monday - Friday, 7am - 5pm work schedule. The job will include lifting heavy parts, climbing on and off of large equipment, working in temperature extremes outdoors and in a non-air-conditioned shop. It will also require the ability to communicate effectively in writing, via phone, and email, and to maintain records and parts inventories. A commercial Class A driver's license is required. The position works under the supervision of the Excess Property Manager.
Why Join Us:
For 50 years the Kansas Forest Service, Fire Management Program has provided vehicles and equipment to fire departments to enhance their fire suppression capacity. Current programs are the Excess Personal Property Program (FEPP), Fire Fighter Property (FFP) and the Equipment Donation Program (EDP). While some restrictions apply, FFP allows the departments to eventually own the equipment and to utilize it for prescribed and controlled burning as well as other civil emergencies. Education opportunities are available at no cost for fire prevention
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:
Screening of Applications Begins:
Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by October 3, 2022.
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:
$36,070 - $55,901
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.
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(The Kansas Forest Service provides this listing for informational purposes only. No endorsement is implied. Contact Ryan Armbrust for additions or corrections.)