Deer Creek Resources (DCR) provides onsite cartography, printing, data management, networking, and tech support during major wildland fires and other emergency incidents across the American West. We are accepting applications for the 2014 wildfire season. Applicants must reside in CA, OR, or UT. This is a call-when-needed position, with no guarantee of assignments or minimum term of employment. However, if we do have assignments, we work up 112 hours per week, and you will make good money.Job Description
Successful applicants will operate DCR's Mobile Mapping Support Modules on large wildfires, natural disasters, and pre-fire planning projects. Technical tasks may include:
This job also requires a wide variety of mechanical and problem-solving skills. A typical assignment may require setting up acomputer network in an alfalfa field, fueling a generator by headlamp, rewiring a trailer-brake hookup on the side of the highway, securing loads and towing generators or trailers, repairing equipment, ordering supplies, and completing daily invoices.
We are looking for flexible, talented people who are comfortable bathing in a converted semi-trailer, or eating tough steaks with inmates in a big circus tent.
Our job is to provide reliable equipment and a steady hand way out in the sticks, without any backup. In addition to solid GIS/IT skills, we need people who can build a computer from parts or fix a broken printer using common household items. Expert computer-driving skills and a mastery of ESRI ArcMap software are required, and fieldwork experience can't hurt. A large personal library of energetic and tolerable music is a plus. Driving is required.
Successful applicants must be available for 7 day assignments between June and October. Work is in 16 hour shifts for up to 14 days. Tent camping is required on many assignments. All travel expenses are paid. We are especially interested in hiring people who can be available on very short notice (within 6-12 hours) between July 15th and September 15th.
Responding to this Announcement
1. Email us a cover letter and current resume, including references.
2. Send examples of your cartography work (web links are preferred).
3. Please include something in the subject line that lets us know that you are not a robot.
Candidates may be required to complete a practical GIS skills test as part of the application process .