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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: Partnership and Collaboration Director - West Region Wildfire Council - Ridgway, CO (posted Jul 8, 2022)

This position will expand the West Region Wildfire Council (WRWC)’s capacity to convene, facilitate and foster collaborative communication and coordination services for numerous partners and stakeholders to achieve mutually desired outcomes. This includes individuals, community organizations, industry representatives, NGO’s, local governments, special districts, state and federal agencies, institutes of higher education, elected officials and others.

Wildfire has the potential to affect and impact (both positively and negatively) communities, critical infrastructure, watersheds, water resources (both quantity and quality), ecosystems/ ecosystem services, natural resources, private industry, public lands, public resources, local economies and many other values.

Given the realities of a changing climate and the urgent threats to our forests, watersheds and communities posed by uncharacteristic wildfire, this position will provide leadership and/or assistance with all related efforts and initiatives to create and enhance connections between and amongst stakeholders, promote coordination and collaboration, and advance an increase to the pace and scale of community prioritized outcomes such as: forested acres treated, hardened homes, increased public awareness, improved forest and ecosystem resiliency, increase use of prescribed fire, community preparedness and other associated outcomes that reduce wildfire risk.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


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

Job: Assistant Forest Resources Manager - University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources - El Dorado County, CA (posted Jul 6, 2022)

Assistant Forest Resources Manager - University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources - El Dorado County, CA

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with determination of field allocations of silvicultural activities.
  • Provides daily supervision of seasonal, volunteer, student workers and support staff, with responsibility for quality and quantity of work primarily at Blodgett Forest, with assignments of varying length at other field sites as needed.
  • Implements safety procedures and trains staff in field protocols and adhering to regulatory requirements such as safety and research protocols.
  • Keeps records of labor, equipment, materials and production.
  • Researches and resolved issues and discrepancies.
  • Provides expertise in at least one of the following areas: Wildlife management, fuels and fire management including mechanical treatments and prescribed fires, database management including GIS, public education and outreach.
  • Assists management with the coordination, supervision and performance of all activities necessary to the daily technical operations of a large or highly complex field site.
  • Schedules operations which provide all the necessary care and the best use of labor and equipment for a number of concurrent projects.
  • Coordinate and oversee forestry activities and harvesting procedures to support research.
  • Assists with annual budget preparation and operational planning activities.
  • Participates in the selection, development, and evaluation of staff.
  • Researches and prepares reports and/or plans to meet regulatory requirements and assist in efforts of researchers, including development of Timber Harvest Plans and grant proposals.
  • Supervises maintenance, modifications and improvements of facility infrastructure, instruments and other materials.
  • Supports prescribed burn program by participating in prescribed burns, as experience allows.

The first review date for this job is: June 29, 2022


Deadline: Jun 29, 2022

Job: Extension Associate Prescribed Fire & Fire Science - North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC (posted Jul 1, 2022)

Description: 12-month, full time, professional staff, Extension associate position in prescribed fire and fire science. The successful candidate will have a combination of knowledge, skills and experience that will allow them to work in areas relevant to prescribed fire and fire science. Responsibilities include providing leadership for the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programming and materials with an emphasis on prescribed fire and fire science, assisting with responsibilities associated with the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability and the Southern Fire Exchange and seeking external funding for extension-relevant projects.
 
Application reviews commence July 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.


Deadline: Jul 15, 2022
Contact Name: Jennifer Fawcett
Contact E-mail: jlevans3@ncsu.edu

Job: Deputy University Director - University of Washington Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center- Seattle, WA (posted Jun 21, 2022)

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a Deputy University Director. Working closely with the NW CASC University Director at the University of Washington, the Deputy University Director will play a leading role in the NW CASC’s efforts to foster co-production of decision-relevant science across the Northwest. Specifically, the NW CASC Deputy University Director will advance transdisciplinary research that addresses complex socio-ecological problems by: 1) facilitating training in actionable science, science co-production and communication for NW CASC Research Fellows (i.e., graduate student and postdoctoral researchers funded by the NW CASC) at all consortium universities; leading an annual graduate seminar on the theory and practice of actionable science; and promoting synergistic opportunities among fellows’ projects and other regional research and management activities; 2) playing a leading role in NW CASC regional capacity-building and collaborative research activities, such as actionable science webinars and the annual Actionable Science Deep Dive workshop (including designing an agenda that supports engagement of diverse participants and ensuring timely development of workshop products, e.g., reports, fact sheets, manuscripts, actionable science agendas); and 3) evaluating the efficacy of NW CASC activities in advancing actionable climate science and regional communities of practice. Evaluation insights will be used to adjust NW CASC co-production activities over time, and to develop peer-reviewed publications. This position will work collegially to contribute to logistics, program management and integration for the NW CASC as a whole, which includes UW-based and distributed USGS staff, a University Leadership Team representing the NW CASC’s six consortium schools, and an Advisory Committee composed of federal, state and tribal resources management agencies. The Deputy University Director will also help support the NW CASC’s engagement with the national CASC network.

Open Until Filled



Job: Natural Resources Technician (multiple positions) - US Forest Service - Multiple Locations AZ, NM and OK (posted Jun 6, 2022)

These positions are located on a Forest Service unit, where the incumbent serves as an Biological Science Technician (Natural Resources). Incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of complex and recurring duties in support natural resource programs in Region 3.

Duties (responsibilities listed are at the full performance level):

  • Collect samples to test in order to conduct natural resources field studies.
  • Utilize computer programs to organize the data for analysis.
  • Execute field projects to detect, identify, and/or evaluate natural resource problems.
  • Conduct analyses through field testing to detect natural resource problems such as water, land, food, plants, animals and soils.
  • Collaborate with team members during field projects to achieve objectives.
  • Resolve administrative and safety concerns related to a project according to prescribed policies and procedures.
  • Maintain records of all data and develop into statistical reports.
  • Compile natural resource data from aerial and ground surveys as part of a biological project.
  • Communicate routine information clearly in written communication.
  • Assemble summary information of natural resource plans and coordinate resources needed for information and analytical reports.

Deadline: Sep 30, 2022

Job: Senior Air Monitoring Specialist - Washington Dept of Ecology - Shoreline, WA (posted May 13, 2022)

The Air Quality Program (AQP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Senior Air Monitoring Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4)(In-Training) position, located in the Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA. In this position your primary focus will be on implementing the Near Road Monitoring, PM2.5 Chemical Speciation Network (CSN), National Core (NCore) Monitoring fine and coarse particulate and other particulate monitoring programs. You will provide backup support as a member of a multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative and cooperative team that also implements the Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS), National Air Toxics Trends Stations (NATTS), and other NCore monitoring. In this position, you will participate in operating almost every type of ambient air monitor, sampler, and sensor used in the Washington Network, including new monitoring to implement Environmental Justice provisions of the Climate Commitment Act. You will help the Air Quality Program better understand the formation, transport and fate of particulate and ozone pollution and their chemical constituents throughout the greater Puget Sound region. Duties also include installing and operating temporary monitors and low-cost air sensors as needed to respond to wildland fire smoke and other emergent events.


Contact Name: Scott Dubble
Contact E-mail: Scott.Dubble@ecy.wa.gov

Job: Prescribed Fire Unit Manager (2 openings) - Washington Dept Fish & Wildlife - Okanogan and Yakima, WA (posted May 5, 2022)

The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife is hiring two Prescribed Fire Unit Managers, one out of Yakima County and one out of Okanogan County, to support the agency's Prescribed Fire Program. The positions will plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement prescribed burn projects for fire-dependent dry forest ecosystems.

Closing: Continuous



Job: Unit Fire Program Manager - Karuk Tribe Dept of Natural Resources - Orleans, CA (posted May 5, 2022)

This position is established as a Unit Fire Program Manager (UFPM) for The Karuk Integrated Wildland Fire Management Program. The UFPM serves as the primary contact as delegated for established inter-governmental relationships and other partnership activities relating to the Tribe’s fire and fuels management efforts. The job of a UFPM includes responsibilities such as development and administration of the unit’s fire management budget; planning and administering project work; training; personnel management;
programmatic oversight, team building; reporting; Interagency Agreement development (federal and state), and intra-governmental/partnership coordination (WKRP/Tribe,
Tribe/Housing, etc.).

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled



Job: Lead Climate Scientist - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Livermore, CA (posted May 4, 2022)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has an opening for a nationally recognized Lead Climate Scientist to spearhead a new Climate Impacts and Resilience Initiative. This position will focus on the quality, robustness, and relevance of LLNL’s climate science, security, and resilience efforts, interact with technical leaders and senior managers, and serve as the primary interface between the climate program and other LLNL discipline and program organizations, as well as the director’s office. It will also provide technical, operational, and administrative supervision and leadership for scientists and postdoctoral researchers supporting research on the impacts of climate change and adaptation, with a particular emphasis on the implications for national security and energy infrastructure. This position is in the Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate.