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General: NEW: Fire Research at the Science–Policy–Practitioner Interface - a Section of Fire (posted Oct 25, 2021)

Fire Research at the Science–Policy–Practitioner Interface is a Section of a fully open access journal Fire (SCIE, CiteScore 3.7).

The main aim of the Section is to highlight research seeking to assess operational approaches to wildland fire management, and to facilitate the sharing of information between wildland fire managers and scientists, through interacting with a series of international wildland fire science information networks.

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Job: Current and Upcoming Forest Service Job Opportunities (posted Oct 1, 2021)

Check out current and upcoming job opportunities with the USDA Forest Service.



Job: Assistant Professor, Forestry & Natural Resources / Geomatics - College of the Redwoods - Eureka, CA (posted Jan 14, 2022)

This position is for a full-time, grant-funded, non-tenure track Assistant Professor in Forestry and Natural Resources based at the Eureka campus. The Forestry and Natural Resources / Geomatics Assistant Professor will develop and implement a Geomatics Certificate and teach a and wide variety of Forestry and Natural Resource courses that may include, but are not limited to: Introduction to Surveying, Introduction to Geospatial Concepts, Introduction to Remote Sensing, Introduction to GIS, Introduction to Surveying, Introduction to Natural Resources Inventory Techniques, Introduction to Wildland Fire, and Watershed.


Deadline: Jan 13, 2022

Job: Farm Bill Biologist - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever - Quincy and Kissimmee, FL (posted Jan 14, 2022)

In partnership with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) the Farm Bill Wildlife Biologists will coordinate and implement wildlife habitat-related conservation programs and provide technical assistance within the NRCS and FWC Quail and Gopher Tortoise Initiative Focal Areas. The positions will be headquartered in the Quincy or Kissimmee USDA Service Centers. This individual will work in joint capacity with partner agencies to promote, coordinate and implement conservation provisions of the Federal Farm Bill on private lands, with primary focus on the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Bobwhite Quail Pine Savanna Project. Conservation delivery may also involve other relevant Farm Bill programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), general EQIP, and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), as well as state and local habitat programs and initiatives.  General duties will include all aspects of wildlife habitat planning, contract coordination, conservation plan writing, site assessment/eligibility determination, program promotion/outreach, landowner technical assistance, reporting, and assisting with habitat and population monitoring. Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities include knowledge of wildlife ecology, forest and grassland management including the ability to utilize various habitat management tools in the development of management plans, particularly prescribed fire.


Deadline: Feb 10, 2022

Job: Wildfire and Hydrological Modeler Postdoc - Desert Research Institute - Reno, NV (posted Jan 14, 2022)

The Division of Hydrologic Sciences of the Desert Research Institute (DRI) is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to conduct environmental research in its Reno facility. The research focuses on modeling of wildfire processes with emphasis on links to soil, hydrology, and vegetation processes at the catchment scale. The successful candidate will be expected to gain working knowledge and independently run existing wildfire physical models (e.g., QuicFire) to generate post-fire soil-hydrological scenarios for selected catchments in the Western U.S. The candidate will assist with developing post-fire hydrologic parameterization schemes informed by fire patterns and intensity to systematically study climate-vegetation-hydrology feedbacks using available catchment scale modeling tools, participate in data preparation and interpretation of modeling results towards generation of reports and scientific publications. In addition to research duties, the candidate will have opportunities to participate in grant writing and proposal development. The research will be based primarily in Reno although personnel exchanges with collaborating laboratories in the U.S. are anticipated. Some field work also may be required.



Job: Assistant Research Professor, Ecosystem Service Assessment & Valuation - Desert Research Institute - Reno or Las Vegas, NV (posted Jan 14, 2022)

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is accepting applications for an Assistant Research Professor in Ecosystem Services (ES) Science. The successful candidate will have a strong background in ecosystem service assessment and valuation (monetary or not) and interest in advancing the field of ecosystem services valuation (e.g., novel ES modeling approaches, ecosystem services credit implementation, carbon credit valuations, landscape adaptation and resilience). The ecosystem of interest (e.g., desert environment, tropical, urban, etc.) is open. Experience working with issues of water quality/quantity, ecosystem resilience to climate change, and sustainable land management is a plus, but other areas of specialization (e.g., bioenergy systems, fire impacts on ecosystems, cultural ecosystem services, and biodiversity) are also welcome. Although the incumbent will be housed in the Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences (DEES), they will have the opportunity to work with colleagues in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) and the Division of Hydrological Sciences (DHS). A combination of technical and interpersonal communication skills is required. Experience conducting ecosystem services assessment and valuation using a variety of approaches (e.g., models, stakeholder workshops, survey), and experience working with the public, and state and federal agencies are preferred but not required. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be appointed at the Associate Research Professor rank. The position can be located in Reno or Las Vegas, NV.



Job: Assistant Research Professor, Environmental Data Science - Desert Research Institute - Reno or Las Vegas, NV (posted Jan 14, 2022)

The Desert Research Institute is accepting applications for an Assistant Research Professor in Environmental Data Science. The successful candidate will have experience as an Ecosystem Scientist with a strong background in big data analysis (e.g., publicly available earth and health data, remote sensing and image processing, database development and management), as applied to current environmental problems such as wildfire ecology and hydrology, landscape adaptation to climate change, geohealth, or soil, climate and water resources record analysis. Although the area of specialization is open, the incumbent should complement existing skills in the Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences (i.e., geomorphology, biology, environmental health, archeology, GIS/Remote sensing, life in extreme environments). A combination of technical and interpersonal communication skills is required. Experience in big data visualization is preferred. Additionally, an ability and interest in collaborating with colleagues in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) and the Division of Hydrological Sciences (DHS) is strongly desired. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be appointed at the Associate Research Professor rank.  The position can be located in Reno or Las Vegas, NV.



Job: Post-fire Science and Monitoring Fellowship - US Forest Service - Olympia, WA or Corvallis, OR (posted Jan 11, 2022)

The fellow will collaborate with a unique inter-agency team in Oregon to develop several resources related to fire and post-fire research and monitoring. The goal of these resources is to promote collaboration and leverage capacity in post-fire research and monitoring. First, the fellow will help to develop a dynamic catalog of post-fire research and monitoring activities after major fire events in Oregon over the last two years, including the historic Labor Day fires of 2020. The catalog will include research and monitoring activities in air, soil, water, and biology and will increase understanding of resource conditions, fire impacts, and recovery efforts. The catalog will allow participants to easily find where scientific information is being collected, who is collecting it, what indicators are being measured, and where the final data will be stored and shared.

The fellow will collaborate with the inter-agency team to develop a post-fire "playbook," which will help users identify post-fire research and monitoring tasks and objectives immediately after a major fire event. The playbook will also will help to evaluate different agency and entity responsibilities and interests related to post-fire research and monitoring toward the goal of promoting collaboration and sharing of resources after fire events. The fellow will also help with planning and implementation of a post-fire research and monitoring symposium. The symposium will bring together a diverse group of agency, university, and non-governmental organization representatives involved in post-fire research and monitoring to share their post-fire work and make connections.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: February 2022. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.


Deadline: Feb 24, 2022
Contact Name: Jessica Halofsky
Contact E-mail: Jessica.halofsky@usda.gov

Job: PhD Position in Savanna Plant Ecology and Global Change - University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY (posted Jan 11, 2022)

This position is part of an NSF-funded project assessing how diversity of plant traits at the population and community level provide stability under multiple concurrent global change extremes – extreme fire, grazing, and drought. The PhD student will be responsible for helping set up experimental infrastructure and take a variety of ecological measurements near the Satara rest camp in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Additionally, the student will work with a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Wyoming to incorporate field data into process-based models for use at the experimental site. The student will be based at the University of Wyoming and will also collaborate with scientists and other graduate students from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, St. Edwards University, and the South African Environmental Observation Network.


Deadline: Jan 28, 2022
Contact Name: Kevin Wilcox
Contact E-mail: kevin.wilcox@uwyo.edu

Job: Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever - Columbus, NJ (posted Jan 11, 2022)

In partnership with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife (NJDFW), this Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist will coordinate and implement wildlife-related conservation programs and provide technical assistance within the Northern bobwhite quail (NBWQ) focal landscape of New Jersey. The position location will be based in a USDA Service Center and provide service to multiple counties and Service Centers in southern New Jersey. Staff will work in joint capacity with partner agencies to promote, coordinate and implement conservation provisions of the Federal Farm Bill, with primary focus on the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Bobwhite Quail Pine Savanna Project. Conservation delivery may also involve other relevant Farm Bill programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), general EQIP, and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), as well as state level habitat programs and initiatives. General duties will include all aspects of wildlife habitat planning, contract coordination, conservation plan writing, site assessment/eligibility determination, program promotion/outreach, landowner technical assistance, and reporting. Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities include knowledge of, and/or practical experience with silviculture and prescribed fire as it relates to forest management and timber production.


Deadline: Jan 31, 2022

Job: Earth Science Modeling Research Technologist - Los Alamos National Lab - Los Alamos, NM (posted Jan 10, 2022)

Are you looking for opportunities to apply your computational science, data analysis, or software development skills to help tackle exciting challenges in the Earth sciences including climate impacts, wildland fire, and geothermal exploration? The Computational Earth Science Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has immediate openings for one or more Research Technologists and is looking for individuals with an interest in scientific software engineering, physics-based modeling, and machine learning.

You will work as part of the Computational Earth Science group supporting LANL’s modeling efforts through software development, improvement, maintenance, and testing; code parallelization and optimization; and workflow development and documentation. You will contribute to collaborative projects and support a dynamic team of LANL scientists and external partners.


Contact Name: Jennifer Anne Sutton
Contact E-mail: jsutton@lanl.gov

Job: Forestry Technician / Forester - Nature's Capital - Oregon and Washington (posted Jan 10, 2022)

Job location: National Forests of Oregon and Washington

Wage: $16.90 to $25.60 per hour

Duration: seasonal summer employment, March - October (begin & end dates are negotiable)

Background: Nature's Capital, LLC is a small business headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Our mission is to assist clients throughout the Pacific Northwest in the maintenance and enhancement of the natural capital assets found in biological and physical resources. We provide scientifically sound, high quality ecological inventory and assessment information and management recommendations founded in knowledge of ecosystem processes and functions. We are seeking to build a roster of qualified candidates for fulltime temporary forestry positions. Positions will be located near major urban centers (e.g., Bend, OR) in Oregon or Washington. Non-field / office work will be conducted remotely. Compensation will be provided for increased costs of remote office work.

Description: Employees in forestry positions will collect and summarizing data on forest stand structure and composition. Work activities will include, for example, making accurate and precise measurements of tree growth attributes (DBH, height, growth increment, age), stand density, and reference point location; determining habitat type; making observations and recording data on habitat indicator species; and environmental factors. Duties may include recording, summarizing, and proofreading technical information; use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, or GIS software; or interpreting spatial imagery or other technical map products. The position will require experience in back country travel; experience in use of basic tools such as a field compass, topographic maps, clinometer, altimeter, hypsometer, basal area factor scope, and global positioning systems; and operation of motor vehicles on unimproved roadways. Duties may also include assisting with botanical or wildlife surveys.

Work activities require ability to walk for several hours (carrying a backpack with field and personal equipment) in rugged terrain and work in inclement weather conditions. Work schedules may require occasional to frequent overnight travel and primitive camping in remote locations.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants will be considered for Forester or Forestry Technician positions based on education, experience, or a combination of education and experience summarized as follows:

Forestry Technician:

  • An associate degree in forestry, resource management, or related field.
  • Experience or coursework applicable to the position description (e.g., mensuration, plant identification, or basic silviculture practices).

Forester:

  • A bachelor’s degree in forestry, resource management, or related field.
  • Several seasons of field experience or a combination of field experience and relevant coursework (e.g., in silviculture, mensuration, plant identification, or forest pathology/entomology)

Work experience or course work should demonstrate knowledge of forest mensuration, silviculture, or ability to complete tasks outlined in the position description (for example, experience with cruising, timber marking, or layout and design; experience identifying habitat indicator plant species, common tree insect and disease pathogens, and tree damage; measuring tree growth; and sampling forest vegetation using common stand examination, ecological site inventory, or forest inventory analysis methods). Back country experience must be documented through work history or recreational activities such as hiking, skiing, or mountaineering. Current certification in standard first aid is required (more advanced certification, for example, Wilderness First Responder, is preferred).

To apply for a forestry position: Please send a current resume (or Federal application for employment) as an email attachment to srust@naturescap.com. Include the job title in the subject line. Please provide contact information for individuals with knowledge of your experience and capabilities. Applicants for the positions should make contact as soon as possible. Hiring decisions will be ongoing as applications are received. Nature's Capital, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact:
Steven K. Rust
Nature’s Capital, LLC
PO Box 8662
Boise, ID 83707


Contact Name: Steven K. Rust
Contact E-mail: srust@naturescap.com

Job: Forest and Fire Ecology MS Assistantship - University of Montana - Missoula, MT (posted Jan 10, 2022)

The University of Montana Wilderness Institute seeks to fill a MS graduate assistantship to work on a funded project titled, “Ecosystem Response to Fire in the Wilderness.” This project will measure vegetation and fuels across sites that burned in the last 40 years to assess the potential for fire-caused changes to vegetation structure and function, including conversions to non-forest and feedbacks of previous fires on subsequent fire effects. Potential study areas include the Bob Marshall Complex, Selway Bitterroot, Frank Church - River of No Return, and Gila-Aldo Leopold wilderness areas. This project is a collaboration with Dr. Sean Parks and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute (ALWRI). The position will be supervised by Dr. Andrew J. Larson.

The MS student will conduct field and remote-sensing based investigations of fire effects in wilderness areas, including publication of results in peer-reviewed journals; work collaboratively with UM faculty, staff, and students, ALWRI researchers, and wilderness managers; and support undergraduate education at UM through occasional service as a guest speaker, field trip leader, or field course teaching assistant. Four semesters of support are available, including salary, tuition, mandatory fees, and health insurance.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January 3, 2022.


Contact Name: Dr. Andrew J. Larson
Contact E-mail: a.larson@umontana.edu

Job: Multiple Prescribed Fire Positions - Ember Alliance - Loveland, CO (posted Jan 6, 2022)


Job: Ecological Monitoring Project Manager and Field Ecologists - PG Environmental - Golden, CO (posted Jan 6, 2022)

PG Environmental is seeking potential candidates to support the United States Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Terrestrial Assessment, Inventory & Monitoring (AIM) efforts during the spring of 2022. More information on the BLM’s AIM strategy can be found on the AIM website: http://aim.landscapetoolbox.org. They will assess the health of BLM lands across Arizona, Utah, and Wyoming, including National Monument lands, rangeland allotments, or reference areas using AIM methodology.



Job: Fire Management Specialist, Prescribed Fire Squad Boss and Crew Members - Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission - New York (posted Jan 6, 2022)

The Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission, through the Suffolk County Water Authority in New York, is currently accepting applications for:



Job: Assistant Burn Team Leader (2 Openings) - Washington Dept Fish and Wildlife - Yakima County and Okanogan County, WA (posted Jan 5, 2022)

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) serves Washington's citizens by protecting, restoring and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats, while providing sustainable and wildlife-related recreational and commercial opportunities. The Burn Team provides sound science-based management recommendations through a collaborative process to inform and guide policy makers to meet habitat and recreation needs. WDFW is seeking two (2) highly skilled professionals with a strong background coordinating and performing fire regime restoration efforts.


Deadline: Jan 23, 2022

Job: Research Scientist - Univ. Washington Climate Impacts Group - Seattle, WA (posted Jan 5, 2022)

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) seeks a full-time Research Scientist to support the CIG's research and applications on climate impacts and adaptation in natural resources. Candidates who are passionate about our organizational mission and our co-production model are a must as research is co-produced with federal, tribal, state, and local partners. CIG is seeking a candidate with a natural resources background and project management experience who can support climate impacts and adaptation research projects led by the CIG’s senior scientists. Focus areas may include natural hazards and ecological disturbances, landscape conservation, species and ecosystems, water resources, and sea level rise and coastal impacts.

While educational attainment is valued, we also encourage applications from practitioners who have worked in government, non-profits, or other organizations who can bring practical experience with climate adaptation in the natural resource sector.

This position will: 1) work with the CIG’s senior scientists to conduct applied research on climate impacts and adaptation in natural resources; 2) engage with partners and decision makers on projects in all stages of the adaptation process from vulnerability assessment to planning and implementation; and 3) provide analytical, logistical, and project management support for research and applications.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled



Job: Senior Forestry Technician - Resilient Forestry - Seattle, WA (posted Jan 5, 2022)

Resilient Forestry works in all aspects of forestry, forest science, and forest management, specializing in ecological forest restoration. We are based in Seattle and work across the Pacific Northwest (PNW) with small and large public and private landowners on a range of projects. We are looking for folks who are comfortable working in the field to lead small teams collecting data in forests across Washington and Oregon during the 2022 field season. You will work with Project Managers to organize and execute field projects.



Job: Supervisory Operations Section Chief, GS-13 - Air Force Wildland Fire Branch - San Antonio, TX (posted Jan 4, 2022)

The Air Force Wildland Fire Branch (CZOF) has an exciting job opportunity at HQ/ Joint Base San Antonio, TX. This position, Supervisory Operations Section Chief, GS-0401/0460/0819/1301-13, is advertised with PCS costs covered and is being filled by Direct Hire Authority.

This position is primarily responsible for overseeing interagency wildland fire field operations and providing expertise in wildland fire management and mitigation to support the execution of field work across 3 regions at 14 Wildland Support Modules (WSMs) in CONUS and Alaska. There are frequent opportunities to provide strategic program analysis and decision making while maintaining relationships with internal organizations including DAF Corporate structure, MAJCOMs, ISSs, OSD, AFCEC and federal land management agencies.
This position requires occasional travel in support of the 14 WSMs and their operations.

This position reports to the Branch Chief of the Wildland Fire Branch in the Environmental Operations Division within the Environmental Directorate of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center.

The Wildland Fire Branch was established in 2012 to supplement wildfire response, provide training, maintain certification, conduct program review, and provide technical assistance to all Air Force installations. The Branch mission is executed in a collaborative, interagency environment with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State University and University of Montana. FY21 Operations achieved over 175,000 acres of prescribed fire and 3,000 acres of mechanical fuel mitigation and environmental projects to promote sustainable environmental management and protection of natural and built infrastructure and ecosystems.

For additional information on the Air Force Civil Engineer Center please see: https://www.afcec.af.mil

If you are interested in this opportunity, forward your resume and college transcripts in Adobe PDF format to bradley.shoemaker.2@us.af.mil NLT 20 January 2022.


Deadline: Jan 20, 2022
Contact Name: Bradley Shoemaker

Job: Forest Ecologist - The Nature Conservancy - Bend, OR (posted Jan 4, 2022)

The Nature Conservancy Oregon Business Unit’s Forest Strategy is a long-standing conservation program and a high priority for the Oregon BU’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan. The goal of the Forest Strategy is to increase the quality, pace, and scale of ecologically based forest restoration and beneficial fire use across Oregon’s dry, fire-adapted forests. The Forest Ecologist provides science, technical support, and programmatic leadership within TNC and for external partners to advance this goal within Central Oregon, while also contributing toward shared goals on state, regional, and national efforts.

As a member of the Forest Strategy team, The Forest Ecologist works closely with the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, as well as local, state, federal, tribal partners, and other diverse interests, to guide planning, implementation, and monitoring of fire-adapted forest restoration activities across Central Oregon. The Forest Ecologist independently evaluates, selects, synthesizes, and applies best-available science and research to inform conservation and restoration priorities, treatments, costs, and benefits, using strong science communication and translation skills to share this technical information with diverse groups and individuals. The position is responsible for planning, leading, and participating in workshops, trainings, field trips, and other forums internally and externally, with TNC, agency, NGO, and partners to advance and support the development and implementation of forest restoration strategies and projects. The person will develop proposals, write grants and grant reports, engage in research, fieldwork, monitoring, and trainings with partner organizations, provide logistical support for such projects. The Forest Ecologist will help plan and deliver programs and activities funded by the Oregon Fire Learning Network, such as prescribed fire training and capacity building, community outreach and education, and other actions to increase capacity and support for wildland fire in the region.


Deadline: Jan 31, 2022

Job: Ph.D. Assistantship in Oak Regeneration in Upland Hardwood Forests - Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS (posted Jan 4, 2022)

The Department of Forestry in the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for a funded Ph.D. research assistantship. The successful candidate will be advised by Drs. Austin Himes and Joshua Granger in the Department of Forestry and conduct research on oak regeneration in upland hardwood forests of northern Mississippi.

The student will conduct 3-4 controlled and replicated experiments testing specific hypotheses related to concerns about declining oak regeneration and changes in forest composition and structure in these systems. The experiments will also act as demonstrations for teaching and area outreach. The student is expected to take on an ongoing study testing the interactions of fire and an invasive annual grass on oak seeding survival and growth compared to other tree species along a fire tolerance/shade tolerance gradient. The student will initiate a new study focused on the combined effects of leaf litter composition and seed predation on germination of oaks and competitor tree species. The student will also develop 1-2 additional studies based on their interests.


Deadline: Mar 21, 2022
Contact Name: Dr. Austin Himes
Contact E-mail: austin.himes@msstate.edu

Job: FERA Field Crew Lead - University of Washington and US Forest Service - Seattle, WA (posted Dec 28, 2021)

This incumbent leads a small crew in the collection and processing of data for scientific research conducted by the US Forest Service's Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team (FERA). There are multiple existing projects for field data collection. Projects include, but are not limited to, characterization of wildland fuels in multiple locations in the United States, evaluation of fuel consumption during prescribed burning, and post-fire tree mortality. These data will be used to assess fuel consumption and tree injury and evaluate the overall predictive capability of fuels and fire behavior models. Data collection includes identification and physical measurements of trees, shrubs, understory plants, downed woody debris, litter, and ground fuels, and collection of fuel samples for laboratory processing. Data processing tasks include categorizing, drying and weighing samples to determine dry biomass and/or fuel moisture, data entry, and data quality control/quality assurance.

Open Until Filled



Job: FERA Field Crew Member - University of Washington and US Forest Service - Seattle, WA (posted Dec 28, 2021)

This incumbent assists with the collection and processing of data for scientific research conducted by the Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team. There are multiple existing projects for field data collection. Projects include, but are not limited to, characterization of wildland fuels in multiple locations in the United States, evaluation of fuel consumption during prescribed burning, and post-fire tree mortality. These data will be used to assess fuel consumption and tree injury, and evaluate the over-all predictive capability of fuels and fire behavior models. Data collection includes identification and physical measurements of trees, shrubs, understory plants, downed woody debris, litter, and ground fuels, and collection of fuel samples for laboratory processing. Data processing tasks include categorizing, drying and weighing samples to determine dry biomass and/or fuel moisture, data entry, and data quality control/quality assurance.

Open Until Filled



Job: Forestry Technician - Resilient Forestry - Seattle, WA (posted Dec 10, 2021)

Resilient Forestry works in all aspects of forestry, forest science, and forest management, specializing in ecological forest restoration. We are based in Seattle and work across the Pacific Northwest (PNW) with small and large public and private landowners on a range of projects. We are looking for motivated folks to collect data in forests across Washington and Oregon during the 2022 field season. You will team with Senior Technicians to accomplish field projects. This will be a full-time seasonal position. Start and end dates are flexible (February-March and August-October).



Job: Prescribed Fire Operations Specialist - The Watershed Research and Training Center (WRTC) - Trinity County, CA (posted Nov 12, 2021)

The Watershed Research and Training Center (WRTC) is seeking a Prescribed Fire Operations Specialist to continue the development and management of WRTC's innovative work in cooperative prescribed fire planning, capacity building, and implementation in Trinity County, California. Major responsibilities will include burn planning, risk management, coordinating training opportunities, working with WRTC's fuels crew on burn unit preparations, leading cooperative burns, and fostering partnerships. This position will operate under supervision of the Co-Directors of Fire Management.


Contact Name: Miller Bailey

Job: Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington - Seattle, WA (posted Nov 9, 2021)

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is a diverse, committed, and creative community from around the country that aims to change the face and future of conservation. They support emerging conservation scholars in developing innovative perspectives and skills by providing opportunities to explore nature conservation and its relationship to environmental justice in both urban and rural contexts.


Deadline: Feb 1, 2022

Job: Wildfire Mitigation Specialist - West Region Wildfire Council - Ridgway, CO (posted Nov 3, 2021)

The West Region Wildfire Council (WRWC or The Council) is a nonprofit based in Ridgway, CO. The organization promotes and empowers community wildfire adaptation while increasing resiliency to future wildfire. WRWC acts as the regional focal point for coordination and collaboration around strategies for reducing wildfire risk in WUI communities within Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties.

The Wildfire Mitigation Specialist is responsible for delivering wildfire risk mitigation information, recommendations and programmatic resources to wildland urban interface (WUI) homeowners, community members and partners. The position utilizes modern technology to promote and further homeowner education and mitigation actions.

The Wildfire Mitigation Specialist integrates and coordinates efforts with other ongoing programs available through WRWC. The position works closely with other WRWC staff, as well as other agency and organizational partners on regional initiatives and works throughout the six-county west region. The Wildfire Mitigation Specialist works closely with the Wildfire Mitigation Forester, specifically focusing on addressing wildfire risk in the built environment.

Closing Date: Open until filled


Contact Name: Lilia Falk
Contact E-mail: lilia.falk@cowildfire.org

Job: Wildfire Mitigation Specialist - West Region Wildfire Council - Montrose, CO (posted Oct 27, 2021)

The West Region Wildfire Council (WRWC or The Council) is a nonprofit based in Montrose, CO. The organization promotes and empowers community wildfire adaptation while increasing resiliency to future wildfire. WRWC acts as the regional focal point for coordination and collaboration around strategies for reducing wildfire risk in WUI communities within Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties. The West Region Wildfire Council has a governing Board of Directors. The WRWC Board of Directors is made up of appointed state, county and local representatives with federal liaisons from the BLM & USFS.

The Wildfire Mitigation Specialist is responsible for delivering wildfire risk mitigation information, recommendations and programmatic resources to wildland urban interface (WUI) homeowners, community members and partners. The position utilizes modern technology to promote and further homeowner education and mitigation actions.

The Wildfire Mitigation Specialist integrates and coordinates efforts with other ongoing programs available through WRWC. The position works closely with other WRWC staff, as well as other agency and organizational partners on regional initiatives and works throughout the six -county west region. The Wildfire Mitigation Specialist works closely with the Wildfire Mitigation Forester, specifically focusing on addressing wildfire risk in the built environment.

Closing Date: Open until filled
Anticipated Start Date: Negotiable but seeking a candidate available to start as soon as possible


Contact Name: Lilia Falk
Contact E-mail: lilia.falk@cowildfire.org

Job: ISER Graduate Research Assistant (Socio-Ecological) - University of Alaska Anchorage - Anchorage, AK (posted Oct 27, 2021)

Graduate students will work with researchers at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) on a variety of projects related to arctic urban and rural social-ecological systems. Student researchers may be involved in collecting, entering, and analyzing data, writing reports and contributing to project management under the direction of the PI. The positions open are based on funded research projects (see duties) and we are recruiting multiple students to work on projects. The topics of the projects vary, and applicants can indicate which research topic they are interested in when applying. The Alaska-based topics include:

  • retaining STEM teachers
  • modeling social-ecological connections
  • assessing climate-related environmental hazards
  • designing fuel treatments to reduce wildfire risk
  • building community resilience to wildfire
  • measuring sustainability for arctic cities

The methods used for these projects differ, but will include qualitative (i.e. interview, surveys, etc.) and quantitative data (i.e. GIS, modeling, basic statistics, etc.) methods.


Deadline: Jun 30, 2022