Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Department of Corrections Crew Boss


Job ID: 16431
Agency: Department of Public Safety/ Division of Wildland Fire
Salary: $18.36 - $20.25 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GG
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This is a full-time position with the Department of Public Safety. For more information on the Department of Public Safety, please visit https://dps.sd.gov/ .

This Wildland Firefighter Crew Boss will supervise a Department of Corrections (DOC) handcrew performing fuels mitigation projects; works on fires and is exposed to burns, smoke inhalation, heat exhaustion, and extensive hard labor; works in emergency situations and may be exposed to uncertain conditions, bad weather, hazardous materials, etc.; works on projects which require use of power and hand tools which have an element of risk; walks and works in rough terrain; conducts daily project briefings with inmates members; prepares production reports for the crew; reviews crew activities to ensure that work is completed safely and in a timely way; purchases minor supplies to support project activities; and inspects crew vehicles and equipment to ensure proper upkeep. The incumbent will work outside in all types of weather conditions and terrain, and must be able to maintain an arduous physical fitness rating.

Licenses and Certifications:
A valid driver's license is required.

Applicants must have minimum certification as a FFT1 per NWCG PMS 310-1.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Applicants possessing the National Wildland Coordination Group (NWCG) Crew Boss qualifications are preferred.

Knowledge of:
  • firefighting methods and equipment;
  • firefighting safety practices and techniques;
  • fire behavior and potential in various fuels, weather conditions, and terrain;
  • vehicle and equipment maintenance and appropriate tools.

Ability to:
  • organize and manage a large number of employees efficiently;
  • communicate effectively;
  • maintain required physical fitness standards.

Additional Requirements: Please attach a resume and a copy of NWCG qualification records.


Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

NCRC : If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

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South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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