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As a member of the Prescribed Fire Team within the Wildlife Program, the employee participates in providing statewide fire management implementation services on wildlife areas including fire dependent fish and wildlife habitat restoration and maintenance using prescribed (Rx) fire. Additionally this position is a member of a Prescribed (Rx) Fire Burn Team to help implement projects for fire-dependent dry forest ecosystems with an initial focus in Eastern Washington but may include any region in Washington State. The employee supports/contributes to the mission of WDFW of preserving, protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats by restoring fire as a disturbance agent at the appropriate frequency to fire dependent ecosystems/habitats sustaining and perpetuating the plants and animals dependent thereon.

Job Knowledge: Fire ecology; fire effects and by-products and their ecosystem actions; fire weather; fuel types; fuel conditions; fuel assessment; smoke management; NWCG standards; knowledge of tools and techniques used to prepare for and implement Rx burns.

The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) has been awarded the privilege of administering the distribution of the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) TREE grant, which is designed to help graduate students travel to present at conferences, symposia, and workshops related to wildland fire science and management.

All registered graduate students in good academic standing in a field related to wildland fire science, ecology, or management in the U.S. are eligible to apply for grants. Depending on costs and the number of applicants, grants may fund all or a portion of estimated travel expenses including transportation, lodging, registration fees, and presentation preparation costs, where applicable. Funds cannot be used for food and incidentals, student stipends, direct research costs, or faculty research/administration costs. Grants will be paid as reimbursements for submitted receipts. 

Grants are limited and competitively awarded, and can only be awarded to current graduate students in the U.S. who are presenting the results of their fire-related research. This grant is for students without other Joint Fire Science Program support.

Contact Name: Annie Oxarart
Contact E-mail: office@fireecology.net

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Burn Crew Member will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks.   As part of the incumbent’s ongoing professional development, he/she will be responsible for keeping abreast of new burn techniques and equipment to enhance skills and maintain/grow professional fire certification credentials.  In addition, they shall work to build and maintain relationships in the professional fire community and in the local community where the Conservancy works. This may include participation in wild land fire suppression activities in partnership with other non-profits, local fire departments, and local, state and federal agencies, either as a TNC employee, or as a volunteer or short term employee of the partner entity (such as an administratively determined, short term federal employee).

All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 14, 2019.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Ecological Restoration Coordinator provides technical leadership and support to a new ‘Living with Fire’ initiative within The Nature Conservancy’s Forest Program. This new position will support strategic action and drive implementation on state, private, and federal lands within southeastern, and northcentral Minnesota, with future plans to expand state-wide. The ERC may supervise seasonal staff in completion of restoration and management activities to protect and restore fire-dependent native plant communities, including globally rare oak savannahs, and state rare mixed-pine woodland habitats.  They will implement strategic plans, coordinate community support, manage contracts and implement Forest Program strategies. They will work closely with the local TNC Staff, serving as TNC Minnesota Forest Program’s fire lead to implement restoration and management on several thousand acres of private and public lands in Minnesota.

Under the supervision of the Forest Watershed Restoration Specialist, the Ecological Restoration Coordinator will support the increased use of fire as a tool for restoration across forested systems in Minnesota. This will include in-office planning, project design, and partnership engagement, as well as in-field prescribed fire activities including preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring, and other tasks. In all prescribed fire related activities, the ERC will work closely with the Minnesota Fire Manager to ensure all best practices are followed. The ERC must have a valid driver's license.

All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Burn Crew Manager coordinates day-to-day activities of the prescribed fire crew and participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a FFT2. The Prescribed Fire Crew Manager will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. May perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.

All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 14, 2019.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The IBP Restoration Specialist maintains preserve areas and performs land management activities.  The Specialist removes exotic species and conducts species monitoring.  The Specialist will assist in prescribed burns and maintain tools, equipment and land.  The Specialist may maintain preserve records using a database or mobile device.

All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 11, 2019.

The forester assists the District Forester in the management, administration, and coordination of recreational activities and infrastructure and acts as the liason between recreational groups and organizations and the Forest District. Duties include providing forest resource management recommendations to the District Forester and implementing timber harvesting projects, regeneration projects, and annual evaluations of State Forest lands; assisting with wildland fire suppression and prevention; and participating in assigned positions on prescribed fires on Commonwealth and Cooperator's lands.

The Soil Ecology and Restoration Group (SERG) is a habitat restoration and research group within the biology department of San Diego State University and administered by the San Diego State University Research Foundation. The research emphasis of SERG is on ecosystem dynamics of southern California.

We seek a Restoration Technician for habitat restoration projects on San Clemente Island, a Naval installation on the southern-most of California’s Channel Islands. This position performs duties supporting all botanical projects including but not limited to: native plant seed collection and propagation; installation and monitoring of outplanting sites; mechanical and chemical weed control; fire monitoring; endangered, sensitive and endemic plant monitoring; GIS mapping; and maintenance of databases. This position requires extensive physical labor to conduct management activities, including working with pesticide around heavy equipment, hand weeding, digging, backpack pesticide application, bending and crouching to perform vegetation monitoring, and hauling heavy, awkward materials and equipment.

All work will be conducted on San Clemente Island, which is owned and operated by the U.S. Navy as a test and evaluation site.  With an area of 56 square miles, San Clemente Island is the second-largest of the Southern Channel Islands. Of all the Channel Islands, San Clemente Island has a particularly unique flora, hosting 15 plants that are known from nowhere else in the world, and an additional 48 plants that are only known from the Channel Islands as a whole. The island is home to a large number of endemic and rare plant and animal species, with an extensive community of biologists, archaeologists, and researchers. Applicants should enjoy living as part of a small and remote community, and be able to maintain a professional, positive attitude at all times.

The NASF and the CPFC is pleased to announce the release of the  2018 National Prescribed Fire Use Survey. This report is the third of its kind since 2012 and is unique among prescribed fire surveys because it is a national and regional assessment of state-level programs, prescribed fire use, impediments to burning, and, for the first time, degree of liability protection provided by state law.

The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington (UW) is seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates with research interests in atmospheric science, climate science, fisheries science and management, and/or oceanography. As a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sponsored cooperative institute, JISAO promotes and facilitates collaborative research between the University of Washington and the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), and the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL).

We anticipate three positions will be filled at 100% FTE. Positions are not tied to a specific existing project but based on the applicant’s research proposal. Applicants are expected to conduct research that includes at least one of JISAO’s research themes: climate research and impacts; environmental chemistry; marine ecosystems; ocean and coastal observations; protection and restoration of marine resources; seafloor processes; and tsunami observations and modeling. Applicants who can demonstrate research relevance to both JISAO and at least one of the NOAA programs at AFSC, NWFSC, or PMEL are preferred. The Research Associate will conduct research in association with at least one Principal Investigator (PI) mentor from AFSC, NWFSC, PMEL, or UW.

JISAO, as a unit of UW’s College of the Environment, promotes diversity and inclusivity among students, faculty, staff, and the public. We seek candidates with commitments to inclusion and engagement of audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see http://advance.washington.edu/).

Terms of the appointment are one 12-month service period, renewable for a second 12 months subject to approval and availability of funding. A Postdoctoral Research Associate is a limited-term, faculty appointment that requires evidence of a conferred PhD by the appointment start date approximately to be September, 2019, and occurs within 6 years of the terminal degree. A competitive salary, a small research/travel budget, and a relocation stipend are included in the award.

This position supports/contributes to Departments mission and goals of preserving, protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats by implementing sound fire practices and restoring fire as a disturbance agent at the appropriate frequency to fire dependent ecosystems/habitats sustaining and perpetuating the plants and animals dependent thereon.

Under the supervision of the Rx Fire Program Manager, this position, On Call RXB2, will provide leadership, supervision, and mentoring within the prescribed (Rx) fire program to support the Department's mission and goals within the constraints of policy, applicable legal requirements, and applicable collective bargaining agreements to help implement projects for fire-dependent dry forest ecosystems. The primary focus will be in Eastern Washington but may include any region in Washington State, which includes more than 200,000 acres of forest including numerous fire dependent, e.g., dry forest and fire maintained prairies and steppe.

General duties include coordinating with the Rx Fire Program Manager, Other Fire Managers, Wildlife Area Managers, Wildlife Biologists and Foresters to implement burns for restoration and maintenance of fire dependent fish and wildlife habitat. Conducting burn unit layout, fuels inventory, assisting with writing and technical review of burn plans, with a primary focus of supervising and training other Rx fire members.

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The AmeriCorps Stewardship Assistants will perform prairie restoration and forest fuels reduction using mechanical and hand-thinning methods, slope stabilization and fencing of sensitive plants and springs to yield a reduced risk of extreme fire behavior, grater biodiversity and resilience within the forest structure. He/she will survey and monitor roads, landings and skid roads following forest restoration thinning treatments in northern Arizona for invasive plant species occurrence and abundance.  The projects will be in areas with rough terrain, requiring considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 4, 2019.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Stewardship Assistant & Crew Leader will assist with preparation of tools, equipment and road gear prior to crew arrival and participate in intern crew orientation and safety training during the week of May 28th. Under the direction of the Western and Eastern Iowa Land Stewards, the Crew Leader is responsible for overseeing all intern crew operations, adherence to safety training and guidelines, working with the crew during field activities, and may need to stay onsite to supervise the crew during off hours if needed. This position requires daily outdoor physical labor for extended periods of time in adverse conditions. The crew and crew leader will be responsible for performing stewardship tasks such as: using a chainsaw and other power equipment, building and repairing fence; removing exotic species; monitoring conservation activities, including data collection, input and reporting; assisting with prescribed burns; and maintaining tools and equipment.  The intern crew travels throughout the state from May 28th – August 9th.  The crew stays at bunk houses where available but may also camp at State Parks. After the intern program concludes, the Stewardship Assistant & Crew Leader will assist with tree/brush and invasives removal, prescribed burns, bison roundup and other stewardship activities at Broken Kettle Grasslands Preserve and/or the Land of the Swamp White Oak Preserve as needed.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 1, 2019.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Southern Maine Land Steward/Burn Crew Leader helps with all aspects of the Maine Chapter's southern Maine stewardship program and assists with work at Southern Maine preserves. Field work includes prescribed-fire preparation and implementation, trail construction and maintenance, equipment operation (chain saw, brush saw, UTV, ATV, tractor) and maintenance, boundary maintenance, biological monitoring, leading nature walks, interacting with preserve visitors and enforcing preserve policies. The Land Steward may be required to work occasional weekends and will be required to work outdoors in demanding conditions including poor weather. 

This is a full-time, 26 week, temporary position that begins in April 2019 and ends in October 2019 (flexible).  The position is based in the Conservancy’s Wells, Maine office with some travel to New Hampshire.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 8, 2019.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Kankakee Sands Field Technician has three core functions: help conduct prescribed fire, control invasive species, and collect/ process native seed.  High-quality implementation of each of these tasks is critical to the success of the Kankakee Sands projects.  These three functions, will account for approximately 94% of the Field Technician’s time.  In an average year the Field Technician crew will help put fire on roughly 2,300 acres, spend 3,800 hours treating invasive species, and help harvest or process upwards of 400 pounds of seed.

This position may require irregular work hours and long days, particularly during spring and fall fire seasons.  While the position will work primarily on the Kankakee Sands macrosite, there may be infrequent travel requiring overnight stays to other locations.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 25, 2019.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Kankakee Sands Land Steward will hire, train, and supervise seasonal staff to ensure the coordination and implementation of preserve management plans.  They will maintain preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, remove exotic species, maintain tools and equipment, operate heavy machinery, help implement prescribed fire, collect and process native seed, and open/close the preserve to the visiting public.

This position will require irregular work hours and long days.  While the position will work primarily on the Kankakee Sands macrosite, it will require occasional travel and overnight stays at other work locations.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 25, 2019.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

In memory of David A. Tice, a former Board of Trustees member and visionary forester who was instrumental in many of our conservation efforts, The Nature Conservancy has created a science and stewardship annual internship program.  This year, the Dave Tice Science Technician will assist with southern pine savannah habitat management, fire management, fire effects monitoring, and preserve stewardship, within TNC’s Virginia Pinelands Program.  Position will be primarily based at Piney Grove Preserve, an exemplary site for pine savanna management and the northernmost population of federally endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 21, 2018.

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Burn Boss directs prescribed fire operations and oversees training and qualifications of crew members at the local and state level, and assists in all aspects of planning, prepping, and implementing prescribed fire activities in Texas.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 23, 2019.

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Stewardship/Burn Crew Technician (SBCT) will assist with various prairie stewardship activities including:  prescribed fire operations (including ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, and monitoring), tree/brush removal, noxious weed control, fencing, firebreak installation and other and other tasks as assigned. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) short-term position.  There are three positions of different durations.  Two positions will be from April 15 to August 30 and one position from April 15 to July 31.  Housing is provided.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 21, 2019.

Range Technicians work under the supervision and guidance of professional range and natural resource specialists performing a variety of duties related to monitoring range land conditions, managing herds of wild horses and burros, processing allotment transfers, supervising range use by permits, and investigating unauthorized use. Other duties may include weed management and monument inventory. The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, and stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.

FEMA announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 application cycle on August 3, 2018. The application period is October 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is posted on www.Grants.gov. The FY 2018 PDM Fact Sheet provides an overview of the agency's priorities for this year. FEMA will offer NOFO webinars for potential applicants prior to opening the application period. View the complete webinar schedule.

Deadline: Jan 31, 2019 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

The Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) is a unique program blending maximum field prescribed burning experience with a flexible curriculum of classroom instruction on foundational topics for prescribed fire practitioners.

The PFTC is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. Training locations are dispersed throughout Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Attendees will travel to several remote sites during their stay to take advantage of prescribed burning and learning opportunities with a variety of agencies, fuel types, and challenges such as urban interface.
The Southeast is an ideal site for the PFTC due to the year round burning programs of several agencies, broad prescription windows, and the high level of interagency cooperation. During their 20 day tour, individuals should expect to participate in prescribed burns conducted for a variety of objectives. The wildland urban interface is a focus of PFTC, and most participants will have opportunities to conduct burns in interface situations. This variety of field experience with the different prescriptions, planning procedures, and techniques of the various agencies offers an accelerated learning opportunity for the participants.

FY2019 20-Day Sessions:

  • January 6, 2019 to January 25, 2019
  • February 3, 2019 to February 22, 2019
  • March 10, 2019 to March 29, 2019
  • April 7, 2019 to April 26, 2019
  • June 2, 2019 to June 21, 2019

FY2019 Agency Admin Workshops:

  • October 25, 2018 to October 30, 2018
  • February 28, 2019 to March 5, 2019

Location: National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center
Address: get directions
Contact Name: Greg Seamon, Fire Training Specialist, Tall Timbers
Contact E-mail: gseamon@talltimbers.org
Contact Phone: (850) 523-8631

The NFPA Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Program (CWMS) was created in 2017 after discussions with fire service and forestry professionals at the federal, state, and local levels.

The CWMS credential offers professionals whose work involves wildfire hazard mitigation, the ability to demonstrate that they understand hazard mitigation measures, planning and preparedness strategies, public education practices, and wildland fire science. Gain the recognition you deserve as an expert in your field with this specialist certification.

Program goals

  • Recognize and provide evidence of knowledge of hazard mitigation, planning & preparedness, public education, and fire science concepts associated with the wildland/urban interface
  • Enhance professionalism
  • Ensure a uniform, fair process for certification that is accessible to everyone who is eligible
  • Ensure proficiency in the use of NFPA codes and standards
  • Facilitate success for those seeking certification
  • Promote professional development through continuous learning

Program benefits

  • Enhances professional credibility
  • Validates specialized knowledge
  • Increases customer and employer confidence
  • Provides peer recognition