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Job: Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative and Washington Prescribed Fire Council Coordinator - Yakima, WA (posted Apr 13, 2021)

The position activities and responsibilities include supporting the operations, projects, partnerships, and organizations of both the Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative and the Washington Prescribed Fire Council. Washington Prescribed Fire Council.

This position will support the Washington Prescribed Fire Council, the Executive Officers, and the Steering Committee through support of regular meetings, quarterly Steering Committee meetings, the Council Annual Meeting, and other workgroups and meetings as needed. Develop and manage WPFC internal and external communications, including email, social media, websites, and mailing list. Support local initiatives and projects, including the Cascadia Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) Program, cooperative burning, cross-boundary burning projects, and community led fire management.

It will also support the Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative Executive Team, partners and stakeholders through Executive Team Meetings, Executive Team Yearly Retreat, quarterly stakeholder meetings, Joint Task Force meetings, and other meetings as required.

Deadline: Apr 23, 2021
Location: Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council Office
Address: 109 S 3rd Street, Yakima WA
Contact Name: Ryan Anderson
Contact E-mail:

Job: Invasive Plant Early Detection and Rapid Response Crew Member - Great Basin Institute - Yosemite National Park, CA (posted Apr 5, 2021)

In cooperation with the National Park Service Yosemite National Park (YOSE), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting an Invasive Plant Early Detection and Rapid Response Crew Member who will work in the Invasive Plant Program at Yosemite National Park. The main duties of this position will be to survey for and treat invasive plants in recently burned areas in Yosemite National Park. The incumbent will work under the direction of a crew lead, and will be supervised by the Invasive Plant Program Manager within the Division of Resource Management and Science in the Branch of Vegetation and Ecological Restoration at Yosemite National Park.

Contract Timeline: 28-week appointment, starting May 10th, 2021 (after successful completion of DOI Background Investigation) to November 18th, 2021

Location: Yosemite National Park, CA
Address: Yosemite National Park, CA

Job: Public Forestlands Program Associate or Manager - Sustainable Norhtwest - Portland, OR (posted Mar 11, 2021)

Sustainable Norhtwest is hiring to fill a position that will lead initiatves related to federal forest management, forest collaboration, and tribal engagement across Washington and Oregon.

Deadline: Feb 24, 2021
Contact Name: Hannah Meganck

Job: Applied Ecology (Fire) Postdoc - North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC (posted Mar 4, 2021)

The Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University, in collaboration with the Department of Statistics, the North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and the USGS Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, will be hiring a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in data science to assist with efforts to develop a prototype early warning system for Prescribed Fire Managers (PFMs). The primary research objective of the successful candidate is to characterize short, medium, and long-term climatological-risk for PFMs in the Southeast US, and to build a framework that allows for optimal decision making under uncertainty.

The successful candidate will work with Drs. Brian Reich (Statistics), Jaime Collazo (Applied Ecology), and Adam Terando (USGS) to model environmental conditions conducive to prescribed burning activities over time scales of days to decades in the future. Three major objectives of the position include 1). Define, identify, and model ‘fail-states’, or the sets of conditions that PFMs wish to avoid 2) Model risk exposure of PFMs given existing numerical model simulations of future climate over near-term (days) to long-term (decades) time scales, and 3) develop spatio-temporal models to characterize extreme wildfire risk on decadal time scales.

The incumbent will also join a national cohort as part of the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellows (CAPF) Program. The SE CAPF scholar will collaborate with other cohort scholars from across the country on national-scale research and synthesis on climate-fire issues and participate in regular training and professional development opportunities, including training on translational ecology, co-production of actionable science with natural resource decision-makers, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

This is a two (2) year position, contingent on availability of funding, based in the Department of Applied Ecology and the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center at North Carolina State University in close collaboration with the Department of Statistics. The successful candidate will be jointly mentored by Drs. Brian Reich, Adam Terando, and Jaime Collazo.

Job: Associate Biologist - SWCA Environmental Consultants - San Luis Obispo, CA (posted Mar 4, 2021)

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an associate-level Biologist position with experience in natural resource management and biological studies for our San Luis Obispo, CA office.  We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with commercial acumen and leadership. Responsibilities may include participating in implementing scientific studies, surveys, natural resource planning, environmental monitoring/ inspections, and preparing a wide variety of technical studies and reports. It is anticipated that a moderate level of travel and variable hours will be required for the position. This position is a regular, full-time salaried position. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

Job: Firefighter Jobs - Idaho Department of Lands (posted Mar 2, 2021)

Location: Statewide
Open for Recruitment: Posted continually through July 31, 2021
Temporary Employment Application

Please visit the link to submit your IDL Temporary Application and email your current resume to

Deadline: Jul 31, 2021

Job: Forestry Technician / Forester - Nature's Capital, LLC - Boise, ID (posted Mar 1, 2021)

Nature's Capital, LLC is a small business headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Its 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. It is seeking to build a roster of qualified candidates for fulltime temporary forestry positions. Positions may be based in locations other than Boise. 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.

Contact Name: Steven K. Rust
Contact E-mail:

Job: Climate-Fire Dynamics Postdoc - Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center - Missoula, MT (posted Feb 3, 2021)

The University of Washington (UW) in partnership with the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) seeks a postdoctoral researcher as part of the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Center’s Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellows (CAPF) Program. The CAPF postdoctoral researcher will be based at the University of Montana but will be supervised and mentored from the NW CASC at the University of Washington. The CAPF scholar will lead regionally focused research projects related to climate-fire dynamics. In addition, the CAPF scholar will collaborate with other CAPF scholars from across the country on national-scale research and synthesis on climate-fire issues. Finally, the CAPF scholar will participate in regular training and professional development opportunities, including training on translational ecology and the co-production of actionable science with natural resource decision-makers, as well as interdisciplinary collaboration across academic disciplines.

Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Contact Name: Dr. Solomon Dobrowski
Contact Phone:

Job: Forester - Skagit Conservation District - Mount Vernon, WA (posted Feb 2, 2021)

The position of Forester is to assist cooperators within the Skagit Conservation District in planning and applying resource conservation practices associated with forestry and native vegetation. Funding for this position is subject to availability of state and local government grants and contracts and collection of rates and charges. The person hired for this position is directly responsible to the Executive Director and works under the technical supervision as identified by the Executive Director.

Location: Skagit Conservation District
Address: 2021 East College Way, Suite 203, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Contact Name: Bill Blake
Contact E-mail:
Contact Phone: 360-428-4313

Job: Forestry Technician - Resilient Forestry, LLC - Seattle, WA (posted Feb 2, 2021)

Resilient Forestry is a growing small business run by two forest ecologists. They work in all aspects of forestry, forest science, and forest management, specializing in ecological forestrestoration work. The business is based in Seattle, but it works across the PNW with small andlarge public and private landowners on a diverse variety of projects.

Resilient Forestry is looking for motivated folks to collect data in forests around Washington and Oregon during the Spring through Fall field season. Full time or part time seasonal positions are available with the potential for permanent appointments. Opportunities to gain GIS and other technical skills in future projects.

Job: PhD Student - University of California, Merced Climatology Lab - Merced, CA (posted Jan 14, 2021)

We are looking to support a PhD student (stipend, tuition, health coverage) to work on a NSF project, Managing Future Risk of Increasing Simultaneous Megafires starting as early as summer 2021. This project will involve colleagues at the University of Washington and National Center for Atmospheric Research with expertise in climate science, public policy, and fire ecology. Elements of this work are to understand biophysical influences on fire activity at different scales, particularly related to widespread lightning-ignited fires, and develop convergent approaches for understanding how the confluence of fire suppression and land management approaches can ameliorate future synchronous large fires.

Location: University of California, Merced
Address: University of California, Merced, CA
Contact Name: John Abatzoglou
Contact E-mail:

Job: Postdoc Fellow, Climate and Fire - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, OK (posted Jan 4, 2021)

The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, is seeking qualified individuals to work on a research project funded through the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (South Central-CASC). The research aims to understand the nexus of climate change and prescribed fire risk analysis, tolerance, and communication.

Location: Oklahoma State University, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Address: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Job: Assistant Professor in Wildland Fire Modeling - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, OK (posted Nov 9, 2020)

The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time, eleven-month, tenure-track position (75% Research and 25% Teaching) in fire modeling. The department is seeking a candidate to contribute to research related to understanding wildland fire behavior and risk in Oklahoma and the United States. Application and/or development of models to understand fire behavior at multiple spatial scales is required. Possible outcomes of research include improved management of fuels and smoke with prescribed fire, reduction of wildfire risk and mitigation of its effects to infrastructure, reduced impacts of smoke on human health, and improved ecosystem function. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with multidisciplinary faculty in natural resources, climatology, social science, and engineering to meet the needs of diverse stakeholder groups.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  The position will be filled by June 1, 2021, or as soon thereafter as an outstanding candidate is available.

Location: Oklahoma State University
Address: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK