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Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is a program of Conservation Legacy. The mission of CCNC is to empower young adults through meaningful outdoor work that benefits North Carolina’s land and water and creates healthy communities.

The Fire and Forest Management Program Manager (PM) leads CCNC’s statewide fire and forest management program operations. The PM’s primary focus is to create and maintain safe, quality, and highly effective operational programming for young adult fire and forest management crews while sustaining project partnerships with land management agencies, municipalities, and non-profits. The PM will ensure that CCNC’s fire and forest management crews meet objectives set both by CCNC and associated project partners including independent burn bosses, the Sandhills Prescribed Burn Association, the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, and the North Carolina Forest Service.

The PM will supervise and mentor fire and forest management crews including coordination of their training, scheduling of their project work, and management of their learning and development. The primary duties related to crew management will include regularly scheduled field visits to crews, administrative duties related to project preparation for crews, facilitating fire and forest management related trainings, member and leader mentorship, gear and equipment management, daily logistics coordination and planning, and recruitment. Additionally, The PM will often serve as a representative of CCNC in partnerships, organizations, and efforts around the use of fire and forest management practices including the North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council and will be expected to work collaboratively across Conservation Legacy with staff of sibling programs to improve organization-wide policies and practices.

Contact: Jessie Birckheadjbirckhead@conservationlegacy.org