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Job: Multiple Forestry Positions - Lomakatsi Restoration Project - Ashland, OR (posted Jun 22, 2021)

Lomakatsi Restoration Project is a non-profit, grassroots organization that develops and implements forest and watershed restoration projects in Oregon and Northern California.

It is hiring 3 restoration forestry positions:

Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.



Job: USFS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Sciences - USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station - Seattle, WA, Portland, OR or Corvallis, OR (posted Jun 9, 2021)

A postdoctoral research opportunity in social science is available with US Forest Service (USFS), Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW) in Seattle, Washington, or Portland or Corvallis, Oregon. This opportunity may start remotely due to the ongoing pandemic.

Lee Cerveny, Research Social Scientist, is looking to fill a position for a one-year postdoctoral research fellow to conduct research on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the USFS. This work could potentially expand to include agency interactions with communities, partners, other governmental agencies including tribes, or with resource users.  The person is being hired through the U.S. Department of Energy ORISE fellowship program and will work directly with a team of social scientists in Seattle.  

This post-doc begins August 2021 as a virtual position and will be completed by August 2022. The team seeks someone with strong social science research skills (both quantitative and qualitative would be ideal) and an interest in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). And, it would be beneficial if that person had a background or interest in institutional analysis, industrial or organizational sociology/psychology, business, or public administration. The postdoc will work with the team to develop 1 or 2 short-term studies that could be completed within a year to explore the role of public agency culture as well as the nature of work or the culture of that profession (wildland firefighting, forestry, law enforcement) and how that may play a role in shaping the work environment. This builds off some of the team’s previous work (in review) related to gender, diversity and inclusion in wildland firefighting in the Northwest.


Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Contact Name: Lee Cerveny
Contact E-mail: lee.cerveny@usda.gov
Contact Phone: (206) 327-1842

Funding: Request for Proposals for Prescribed Burn Services for 4 Restoration Projects in Washington State (near Olympia, WA) (posted Jun 4, 2021)

The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM), a nonprofit organization with a mission to protect and manage important conservation lands that provide habitat for rare and endangered species, is seeking a qualified Prescribed Fire Entity to conduct up to four (ecological) prescribed burns in the State of Washington in 2021. The burns are intended to result in conditions conducive to planting and seeding of native plants and contributing to the restoration goals on these four conservation properties.

A bidder who is considering submitting a bid for one or more prescribed burns, must notify CNLM of the ‘intent to submit a proposal’ no later than June 11, 2021. This should take the form of a simple email, indicating that the entity intends to submit a bid. Please send that notification to: igelmi@cnlm.org, copying drogers@cnlm.org. CNLM will accept electronic or paper Bid Proposals until 5:00 PM on June 25, 2021.


Deadline: Jun 11, 2021

Job: Helitack Squad Boss (multiple positions) - WA Dept. of Natural Resources - Yakima and Tumwater, WA (posted May 19, 2021)

CLOSING DATE EXTENDED!  The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit material as soon as possible.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently recruiting for Helitack Squad Bosses to become members of Washington state's Aviation Program. Helitack personnel are based out of Yakima and Tumwater while providing state-wide aviation support for fires throughout the season. Helitack personnel primarily perform initial attack firefighting often in remote locations (accessed by helicopter) and support DNR's firefighting helicopter fleet. Hired applicants will receive S-271 (Helicopter Crew Member) and A-219 (Helicopter Longline Remote Specialist) trainings and will perform duties as such on and off the fire line under the direction of the Helicopter Manager. The duration of these positions is generally 4-6 months.

Under the direction of a Helicopter Manager, the Helitack Squad Boss is responsible for the daily direction, and safe operation of a Helitack Squad performing pre-suppression, fire prevention and wildland fire suppression activities for the DNR.


Contact Name: Callan Wilkins or Will Dickinson
Contact E-mail: DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Job: Helitack Helicopter Manager (multiple positions) - WA Dept. of Natural Resources - Yakima and Tumwater, WA (posted May 19, 2021)

CLOSING DATE EXTENDED! The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit material as soon as possible.  

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently recruiting for Helicopter Managers to become members of Washington State's Aviation Helitack Crew. Helitack personnel are based out of Yakima and Tumwater while providing statewide aviation support for fires throughout the season. Helitack personnel primarily perform initial attack firefighting and support DNR's firefighting helicopter fleet. The Helicopter Manager is responsible for the supervision of assigned crew; all support equipment, ensuring the safe and efficient use of the helicopter while performing pre- suppression, fire prevention and wildland fire suppression activities for DNR.


Contact Name: Callan Wilkins or Will Dickinson
Contact E-mail: DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Job: Resilient Communities and Forests Coordinator - The Ember Alliance - Loveland, CO (posted May 7, 2021)

The Ember Alliance (TEA) is a national organization of wildland fire practitioners, researchers, analysts, and instructors dedicated to increasing the pace and scale of prescribed fire and planning. The Ember Alliance is dedicated to supporting fire as a natural process in fire-adapted ecosystems on a landscape scale to improve ecosystem function and health and increase wildfire resilience.

TEA is a new nonprofit based in Colorado. The position will be part of the Resilient Communities and Forests Colorado program and will provide secondary support to the Ember Alliance’s Fire Management program. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, planning document generation experience, entrepreneurial attitude and aptitude, and a desire to support ecological forestry and fire practices in the Intermountain West. This position is not a primary fire position. Previous wildland fire operational experience is not required, but a desire to participate in prescribed fire is supported.

Application is rolling until filled.


Location: The Ember Alliance
Address: 170 2nd St SW, Loveland, CO 80537

Job: Wildland Fire Practitioner Training Specialist - The Ember Alliance - Loveland, CO (posted May 7, 2021)

The Ember Alliance (TEA) is a national organization of wildland fire practitioners, researchers, analysts, and instructors dedicated to increasing the pace and scale of prescribed fire and planning. The Ember Alliance is dedicated to supporting fire as a natural process in fire-adapted ecosystems on a landscape scale to improve ecosystem function and health and increase wildfire resilience.

TEA’s Training Program builds skills and confidence for fire practitioners from all backgrounds and experience levels in an inclusive and supportive learning environment. The successful candidate will have strong experience in conducting wildland fire training events (with a particular focus on 100-200-level courses and saw training), extensive prescribed fire and wildland fire experience, strong communication skills, and a clear commitment to working with diverse populations.

Application is rolling until filled.


Location: The Ember Alliance
Address: 170 2nd St SW, Loveland, CO 80537

Job: Restoration Technician/Fire Specialist - Sonoma Ecology Center - Eldridge, CA (posted May 3, 2021)

Sonoma Ecology Center (SEC) is a 30-year-old nonprofit with a mission to work with the community to identify and lead actions that achieve and sustain ecological health in Sonoma Valley. SEC seeks a full-time Restoration Technician/Fire Specialist to help fulfill the organization’s Restoration Program initiatives. The Restoration Program is dedicated to the repair, enhancement, and stewardship of over 4,000 acres of private and public lands in the Sonoma Valley, including Sonoma & Nathanson Creek, Montini Preserve, Sonoma Overlook Trail, Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve, Sonoma Garden Park, and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. SEC's ecological restoration services include biological site assessments, native plant seed collection and propagation, invasive plant mapping and treatments, streambank stabilization and erosion control, trail maintenance, debris management, and fire fuel management. The position will also assist with the Biochar Program through fuel reduction projects and forestry pile burning.



Job: Program Associate – Western Conservation and Wildfire - William and Flora Hewlett Foundation - Menlo Park, CA (posted Apr 27, 2021)

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. The foundation’s Environment Program focuses on conservation of the North American West and addressing climate change.

The Program Associate will support the Western Conservation Program Officer and the Environment Program Fellow, who manages the foundation's wildfire grantmaking. The position will report to the Western Conservation Program Officer.

Deadline: Open Until Filled



Conference: DOI Wildland Fire Workshop (Online Fall 2021): Call for Presenters and Session Facilitators (posted Apr 20, 2021)

The Department of Interior's (DOI's) Office of Wildland Fire (OWF) and Office of Policy Analysis (PPA) are organizing the DOI Wildland Fire Workshop, to be held online in the fall of 2021. This workshop builds on the momentum of Reclamation's Wildfire Research Needs Workshop (led by John Whitler on April 6 and 7, 2021), and is an opportunity for those interested in issues related to wildland fire at Interior to come together for networking, learning, and discussing current issues.

Call for Presenters

The draft agenda includes "lightning rounds" to allow participants to learn about current work going on at Interior. Lightning-round presentations are brief summaries of in-progress work or completed projects. Please use the survey link below to send a brief description of your research by Friday, April 30.

Call for Session Facilitators

The draft agenda also includes two working sessions, where participants will be breaking into several smaller groups to address various aspects of how wildland fire intersects with (1) climate change, and (2) racial equity and disadvantaged communities. If you would be interested in serving as a chairperson or note-taker for any of these groups, please use the survey link below to let the workshop coordinators know by Friday, April 30.



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 careers@idl.idaho.gov


Deadline: Jul 31, 2021

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