Hawthorne, Nevada

Job Summary


Serve as the Operations Officer at all emergency incidents that may be a result of natural forces, major accidents, fire or explosions, oil and hazardous materials spills, and/or accidents occurring in confined spaces. Ensure compliance with Company and governmental guidelines and regulations pertaining to the responsibilities of this position. Customarily and regularly directs the work of six (6) or more employees. Has the authority to recommend hiring, firing, promotion, and change of status of employees. Work requires the exercise of discretion and independent judgment.


Work with the Fire Chief to plan and develop policies and establish goals and objectives for the department and specifically for the assigned platoon.

Through a subordinate officer (Captain), directs the operations of a platoon during the assigned tour of duty. Serves as Operations Officer and on scene Commander for all emergency response during that period.

Maintain the discipline and good morale of all firefighters. Assure that the required manpower is present for the shift and that all equipment is in a constant state of readiness to save lives and property in any emergency.

Assign tasks and supervise the execution of established functions for the platoon. Schedule training drills, testing of fire alarm systems, established inspections, expeditious response to fires or other emergencies. Perform lectures in firefighting techniques and prevention.

Recommend changes in Standing Operating Procedures to improve the systems and procedures. Supervise the preparation of required reports and records. Coordinate the performance of required maintenance on all equipment in order to keep equipment in a high state of readiness.

Coordinate the performance of required maintenance on all equipment in order to keep equipment in a high state of readiness.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid, OSHA-required Hazardous Materials Levels I, II, III & V certification.


Perform other duties of the same or lower level of difficulty as assigned. May be assigned occasional duties of a higher level of difficulty than those listed above.

Minimum Requirements

EDUCATION: High school graduate with State of Nevada Firefighter I and II certification. State of Nevada certified Fire Officer I and Technical Fire Protection/Prevention training highly desirable. State of Nevada EMT-Basic or National Registry.

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years' experience as a Firefighter/Fire Captain with broad knowledge of Fire Protection/Prevention. A good working knowledge of the care, operation, and maintenance of all fire equipment essential. A thorough knowledge of the Hawthorne Army Depot layout essential.

Hawthorne, Nevada

Amentum brings industry-best expertise, processes, and technology to ensure the availability and reliability of our Government and commercial clients’ vital facilities and equipment. We apply our culture of excellence to operate, maintain, and manage your global assets and complex supply chains to meet modern challenges at home and abroad. You get the confidence that comes from a partner with on a century-long heritage of unrelenting dedication to our clients’ missions across the DoD, civilian agencies, and the IC.

We are looking for skilled Veterans interested in continuing your career in aviation, global logistics, IT and Network support, and also unmanned systems. 

We currently have positions open nationwide and globally to include: Kuwait, Iraq, and other overseas locations!

Amentum’s skilled workforce lives with outcomes rather than just works on them. Our employees hold the most sought-after certifications in the industry, including Program Management Professional (PMP), IT/Cyber, ITIL, and Professional Scrum Master (PSM). Our teams who maintain and modify vehicles, aircraft, and weapons systems work within disciplined environments certified to AS9001D, ISO 9001:2015, AS9110B, and AS9100C standards.

Whether it’s managing facilities supporting the IC’s classified missions, operating UAVs that protect our soldiers, or maintaining military equipment at remote bases abroad, Amentum has the experience, passion, and commitment to meet your critical needs.

What happens after I apply? 

First, you will want to ensure your RecruitMilitary profile is up to date, and you also have the most up to date resume to provide. Once you apply for the role you will be re-directed to complete your employment application on Amentum's career site. Once you complete that application a recruiter will review your skills and qualifications and reach out to you about the role as appropriate. 



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