Supervisory Wildland Firefighter (Supervisory Forestry Technician)
Job Details
Denver, CO - Denver, CO
High School
Up to 100% or as business needs require
Emergency Response

Chloeta is a dynamic and growing business that solves problems internationally for our clients. 

Wildland Fire Captain (Engine)

Chloeta is recruiting to fill multiple Call When Needed (CWN) Engine Captain positions. 


Supervises operations of a Chloeta Type 6 or Type 7 engine module throughout the field season, responding to wildland fires and all risk incidents. 

  • Serves as Initial Attack Incident Commander. Provides for crew safety and welfare during tactical operations in compliance with all applicable tactical operations. 
  • Directs a crew in project work in support of ecosystem management and fuels management projects. 
  • Develops and implements training programs (mandatory, formal, and informal) in compliance with policy and regulations. 
  • Manages property, procurement, maintenance, and inventory of equipment and fleet equipment. 
  • Provides technical and administrative supervision to an engine. Plans and assigns work. Develops performance standards. Gives advice, counsel, or instruction.

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • Background Investigation Required.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Clean Driving Record for 36 months
  • Ability to pass DOT driver physical

Target Requirements:

  • Prior USDA Forest Service or US Department of Interior employment experience 
  • Incident Commander, Type 4 (ICT4) 
  • Single Resource Boss, Engines (ENGB)
  • Strike Team Leader, Engines (STEN) 
  • Preference given to prior employment experience as smokejumper, hotshot or helirappeller

Physical Demands

The work requires arduous physical exertion, such as regular and recurring running, walking, or bending; walking or climbing over rocky areas, or other uneven surfaces, through dense vegetation, and in mountainous terrain. Physical exertion includes carrying 30-50 pounds of gear while operating power saws or hand tools for long durations. The duties of this position require that the incumbent meet the arduous level of physical fitness as measured by the current physical fitness testing standards.

Work Environment

The work is performed in a range/forest environment in steep terrain, where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, covered with thick, tangled vegetation, etc. Temperatures are frequently extreme, both from the weather or from fire. Smoke and dust conditions are frequently severe. The hazardous nature of the work requires that protective clothing (boots, gloves, rubber and leather), hard hats, face masks, Nomex pants and shirts, etc., be worn.

Compensation and Work Schedule

Compensation is commensurate with experience, education and capability 

Security Clearance

  •  Not required 

Travel Required

  • 75% or Greater
  • Travel is required to wildland fires

Relocation Authorized

  •  No


  •  All training paid 
  • 401(k) retirement investment 
  • Career advancement opportunities 
  • Health insurance

Chloeta provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.