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Job: PhD Assistantships in Fire Science and Ecology - University of Idaho (posted Jul 27, 2020)

PhD Assistantships in Fire Science and Ecologyevaluating the effectiveness of fuel breaks in mitigating size and risk of damaging wildfiresand the fuel break ecological impacts in sagebrush steppe ecosystems. Dr.Eva StrandandDr. Tim Prather in the University of Idaho Rangeland Center are seeking a highly motivated PhD studentin Natural Resources at the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciencesand Department of Plant Sciencesat the University of Idaho.

The successful applicant would conduct research that involvesvegetation and fuel samplingin the field, spatial and statistical analysisof data from past interactionsof fuel breaks and fire, modeling of fire behavior using existing tools and decision support systems,and conduct plant community analysis within and around fuel breaks. The successful applicant will provide evidence of experience with some aspect of computer modelingand spatial analysis, vegetation sampling, and utilize herbicides for annual grass management and ability to work in natural areas. The successful applicant will also provide evidence of good communication skills both written and oral.

The successful candidate will be working in an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students evaluating the effects of fuel breaktypeson fire mitigation, plant community ecology, and the rural economy. The team collaborates closely with research partners includingthe Bureau of Land Managementand the local ranching community of southern Idaho. Theproject isfundedby the Joint Fire Science Program.

The PhD assistantship has a starting date ofJanuary 2021. The assistantships includea stipend of $21,000-24,000per annum. To apply, please email Eva Strand (evas@uidaho.edu) or Tim Prather (tprather@uidaho.edu) with a cover letter describing your research interests, goals and relevant experience, a complete CV, college transcripts, GRE scores and contact information of three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the positionis scheduled to remain open until a suitable candidate is found. After the selection, the successful candidate will apply to be admitted to the College of Graduate Studies of the University of Idahowith the earliest start date of January 2021; information about the application procedure is available online.



Job: Women in Fire Fellowship - The Nature Conservancy - Carterville, IL (posted Sep 18, 2020)

The Women in Fire Fellowship Member participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, fire break preparation, and other tasks as assigned. The Fellowship member will also perform duties such as invasive species treatment, timber stand improvement, monitoring, mapping invasives and mapping treatment locations. This is a grant funded, US Forest Service interagency partnership project, funded for up to one year. The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare the candidate for entry or mid-level fire positions with the USFS or other partner agency. This crew member position is full time, year around for the period of the grant.


Deadline: Sep 29, 2020
Location: Carterville, IL
Address: Carterville, IL

Job: Ecologist - US Forest Service - Lakewood, WI (posted Sep 25, 2020)

This position is located on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest with the Lakewood/Laona Ranger District in Lakewood, WI. This position is located on a Forest Service unit. The incumbent assists in implementing the ecological programs to maintain a viable and dynamic forest system on a National Forest.


Deadline: Sep 29, 2020
Location: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Lakewood/Laona Ranger District
Address: Lakewood, WI
Contact Name: Todd Trapp
Contact E-mail: todd.trapp@usda.gov
Contact Phone: 715-674-4481 x6228

General: Submit a Film to the Virtual Fire Ecology Film Festival (posted Sep 25, 2020)

A virtual fire ecology film festival is being hosted in conjunction with the FireAcross Boundaries webinar series this fall. Submissions are invited for the following types of films:

  • Documentary video on fire ecology and management
  • Videos of fire events that illustrate a relevant fire ecology-suppression issue
  • Promotional videos of projects involving fire ecology and management
  • Institutional videos to educate citizens about fire ecology and management

All films will be posted on a dedicated webpage; participants will be encouraged to discuss the films in the comments section and vote upon their favorite films. Top films will then be invited to participate at the in-person Film Festival that is planned for the Fire Ecology Across Boundaries: Connecting Science and Management conference in October 2021.

As this event is online, there are not limitations on film length. Any type of film is eligible for submission, including professional and amateur movies, already published or unpublished.

Submissions due by September 28.


Deadline: Sep 28, 2020

Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Soil Moisture and Fire Modeling - University of Georgia - Athens, GA (posted Aug 3, 2020)

The University of Georgia (UGA) is seeking a dynamic and innovative postdoctoral research associate to work at the nexus of soil science and fire ecology. The project seeks to understand the relationship between soil moisture and fire prediction by integrating a suite of soil, fire, climate, and remote sensing datasets with robust modeling techniques. The project is a collaboration between the University of Georgia, Oklahoma State University, the US Geological Survey, and two USDA regional climate hubs (Southwest and Southern Plains). The candidate will be based at UGA in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in Athens, GA.

UGA is a Land/Sea Grant institution and is ranked 16th among public universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of America’s Best Colleges. Athens is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities and is 90 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital. Ideal candidates would combine expertise in data analysis and modeling of large spatial datasets.

Position is available September 21, 2020 for one year (contingent upon funding). Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Objective: Primary goals are (1) quantify the relationships between modeled soil moisture and wildfire probability for two large river basins in the southwestern and south central US using soil and biophysical data; and (2) distribute wildfire probability maps for both basins.

Summary of duties: Integrate existing soil, climate, and other remotely-sensed biophysical variables to develop dynamic fire probability maps for two large watersheds in the southwestern and south central US at daily to weekly time steps and moderate spatial resolution. Produce wildfire data sets for the 2000– 2016 period, and selected maps of dynamic wildfire probability. Work with collaborators and stakeholders to facilitate stakeholder meetings and produce peer-reviewed manuscripts, presentations and website content. Travel to some stakeholder and professional meetings is expected.

Required qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in soil science, fire ecology, landscape ecology, or similar field by start date. Experience with spatial modeling and proficiency with computer software including R, Python, ArcGIS, etc. is required. A positive attitude and willingness to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of researchers is required. Desired qualifications: Familiarity with soil geographic databases (e.g., SSURGO), climate data (e.g., PRISM), remote sensing, and wildfire modeling is desired.

To apply: Please send an email to Dr. Matt Levi at matthew.levi@uga.edu with subject line: “Application for soil-fire postdoc” that includes your CV and a short cover letter (1 page) detailing your qualifications and interest for the position. Review of applications will begin August 21, 2020. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.


Deadline: Sep 1, 2020
Location: University of Georgia
Address: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Contact Name: Dr. Matt Levi
Contact E-mail: matthew.levi@uga.edu

Job: NC Coastal Burn Crew Manager - TNC - North Carolina (posted Sep 1, 2020)

The NC Coastal Plain Prescribed Fire Crew Manager participates in preserve operations, restoration, maintenance, and management. This may include the following functions:

  • Participates in prescribed fire and wildfire activities, which may include: burn unit prep, fire operations, managing staff and volunteers, maintenance of equipment and supplies, mop up, and monitoring.
  • Participates in and manages restoration projects including thinning, planting, and other projects
  • Maintains preserves and buildings, which may include: maintaining tools and equipment, repairing fences and gates, posting boundaries, and maintaining grounds and structures at historical sites.

The Prescribed Fire Crew Manager may assist on wildland fire operations in other parts of the Coastal Plain with federal, state, or private partners, or travel to other areas of the state or out-of-state to assist other TNC programs or partners on prescribed or wildland fires. All positions are based in or near Wilmington, NC.


Deadline: Sep 18, 2020

Job: NC Coastal Burn Crew Member - TNC - North Carolina (posted Sep 1, 2020)

The NC Coastal Burn Crew Member participates in preserve operations, restoration, maintenance, and management. This may include the following functions:

  • Participates in prescribed fire and wildfire activities, which may include: burn unit prep, fire operations, managing staff and volunteers, maintenance of equipment and supplies, mop up, and monitoring.
  • Participates in restoration efforts with thinning, planting, and monitoring.
  • Maintains preserves and buildings, which may include: maintaining tools and equipment, repairing fences and gates, posting boundaries, and maintaining grounds and structures at historical sites.

The NC Coastal Burn Crew Member may assist on wildland fire operations in other parts of the region with federal, state, or private partners, or travel to other areas of the state or out-of-state to assist other TNC programs or partners on prescribed or wildland fires.


Deadline: Sep 18, 2020

Job: Sandhills Assistant Burn Crew Manager - TNC - North Carolina (posted Sep 1, 2020)

The NC Sandhills Assistant Burn Crew Manager oversees a squad (4-8 Burn Crew Members) in wild land fire activities, as directed by the Burn Crew Manager, Burn Boss, or other command position. 

The NC Sandhills Assistant Burn Crew Manager (1 position) participates in preserve operations, restoration, maintenance, and management. This may include the following functions:

  • Participates in prescribed fire and wildfire activities, which may include: burn unit prep, fire operations, managing staff and volunteers, maintenance of equipment and supplies, mop up, and monitoring.
  • Participates in and manages restoration projects including thinning, planting, and other projects
  • Maintains preserves and buildings, which may include: maintaining tools and equipment, repairing fences and gates, posting boundaries, and maintaining grounds and structures at historical sites.

The Assistant Burn Crew Manager may assist on wildland fire operations in other parts of the North Carolina Sandhills with federal, state, or private partners, or travel to other areas of the state or out-of-state to assist other TNC programs or partners on prescribed or wildland fires. 


Deadline: Sep 18, 2020

Job: Sandhills Burn Crew Manager - TNC - North Carolina (posted Sep 1, 2020)

The NC Sandhills Burn Crew Manager oversees a squad (4-8 Burn Crew Members) in wild land fire activities, as directed by a Burn Boss, or other command position. 

The NC Sandhills Burn Crew Manager participates in preserve operations, restoration, maintenance, and management. This may include the following functions:

  • Participates in prescribed fire and wildfire activities, which may include: burn unit prep, fire operations, managing staff and volunteers, maintenance of equipment and supplies, mop up, and monitoring.
  • Participates in and manages restoration projects including thinning, planting, and other projects
  • Maintains preserves and buildings, which may include: maintaining tools and equipment, repairing fences and gates, posting boundaries, and maintaining grounds and structures at historical sites.

The Burn Crew Manager may assist on wildland fire operations in other parts of the region with federal, state, or private partners, or travel to other areas of the state or out-of-state to assist other TNC programs or partners on prescribed or wildland fires.


Deadline: Sep 18, 2020

Job: Sandhills Burn Crew Member - TNC - North Carolina (posted Sep 1, 2020)

The NC Sandhills Burn Crew Member participates in preserve operations, restoration, maintenance, and management. This may include the following functions:

  • Participates in prescribed fire and wildfire activities, which may include: burn unit prep, fire operations, managing staff and volunteers, maintenance of equipment and supplies, mop up, and monitoring.
  • Participates in restoration projects including thinning, planting, and other projects.
  • Maintains preserves and buildings, which may include: maintaining tools and equipment, repairing fences and gates, posting boundaries, and maintaining grounds and structures at historical sites.

The NC Sandhills Burn Crew Member may assist on wildland fire operations in other parts of the region with federal, state, or private partners, or travel to other areas of the state or out-of-state to assist other TNC programs or partners on prescribed or wildland fires.


Deadline: Sep 18, 2020

Job: Area Forester (multiple positions) - Commonwealth of Virginia - multiple locations, VA (posted Sep 8, 2020)

Incumbents provide professional assistance, as scientific experts, in program delivery for the following areas: natural resources management and protection; land use planning; conserving the land base; urban and community forestry; watershed and riparian forest management; conservation education; and forest health. Also, provide forest resource information to sister agencies; local governments; private businesses; non-profit and conservation organizations; and citizen groups. Help facilitate more informed decision-making regarding Virginia’s natural resources at the local level; provide leadership in the prevention and suppression of forest fires; and enforce the seed tree, water quality and fire laws.

Links to information about specific positions:


Deadline: Sep 16, 2020
Contact Name: Kristina Clore

Funding: NIST Disaster Resilience Research Grants (posted Jun 29, 2020)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are now calling for research proposals in support of improved disaster resilience.

Natural hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and fires cause tremendous damage to communities across the U.S. every year. While these events cannot be prevented completely, their impacts can be dampened by disaster resilience measures such as policies, designs, codes and standards.

NIST and NSF plan to award a total of $3.1 million for scientific and engineering research into disaster-related phenomena that can significantly improve our nation’s defenses against natural hazards. The agencies will co-manage the Disaster Resilience Research Grants (DRRG) program and intend to make 8-12 awards of up to $400,000 each.

To apply, submit your letter of intent by Aug. 14, 2020. The deadline for full proposals is Sept. 15, 2020. NSF and NIST will host an informational webcast on Aug. 3, 2020.


Deadline: Aug 14, 2020

Job: Professor of Soil Science and Restoration Ecology - Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, CA (posted Apr 9, 2020)

Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor of Soil Science and Restoration Ecology – Tenure-track, academic year (9 month) position within the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Department at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. Beginning date is September 10, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will teach courses that prepare students for a broad range of careers in environmental science and natural resource management. Scholarship should include the field of soil science, restoration ecology, and the interaction between social and biophysical systems at the landscape scale. Some potential areas of specialization may include restoration/conservation/landscape ecology, soil remediation, and land management that connect terrestrial and hydrological systems with social systems. Research experience related to conservation and planning of natural areas, managed landscapes, and protected areas at landscape scales and geospatial analysis skills that connects biophysical and social datasets are preferred. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this position, the successful candidate will collaborate with other Colleges/Departments at the university.

Cal Poly has a tradition of excellence in teaching and our motto is “Learn by Doing.” Strong interests in laboratory/field-based undergraduate teaching along with excellent written and oral communication skills as reflected by a peer-reviewed publication record that is commensurate with time/experience in career are required. The successful candidate will teach environmental management, soil science, and ecology courses in the NRES Department. Demonstrated experience collaborating with natural resource agencies and the ability to connect students with applied restoration efforts is highly desired. The successful candidate will also mentor undergraduate and graduate research projects, provide general academic and student club advising, participate in Future Farmers of America (FFA) land judging state finals held on campus annually, teach graduate level courses and nurture overall student development with a focus in restoration ecology.

Courses taught will depend on student demand. The successful candidate will have expertise to teach the following courses: Introductory Soil Science (SS 120), Introduction to Environmental Management (NR142), Introduction to Earth Systems (ERSC 144), and Natural Resource Ecology and Habitat Management (NR 306), in addition to developing new course(s) in restoration ecology, as well as landscape and/or conservation ecology. Additional expertise to teach the following courses is desirable: Fire Ecology (NR307), Wetlands (NR/SS 421), Soil Ecology (SS 422), Soil Morphology (SS 321), and Ecosystem Management (NR465). These courses are taken by NRES majors as well as by students from many of the departments within the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences.

Advertised: December 16, 2019 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled


Location: California Polytechnic State University
Address: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California 93407
Contact Name: Dr. Priya Verma
Contact E-mail: pverma@calpoly.edu

Job: Assistant or Associate Professor in Indigenous Natural Sciences - University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC (posted Apr 9, 2020)

The Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia (UBC), invites applications for a tenure-track academic position in Indigenous Natural Sciences at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence on July 1, 2021 or when a suitable candidate is found. The UBC Vancouver campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xwmǝθkwǝýǝm (Musqueam).

Depending on the background of the successful candidate, this position will be housed in either the Department of Forest Resources Management, the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, the Department of Wood Science, or jointly between two of these.

Questions should be directed to Professor John Innes, Dean of Forestry at john.innes@ubc.ca or Professor Chris Gaston, Chair of Search Committee at chris.gaston@ubc.ca.


Deadline: Sep 1, 2020
Location: UBC Faculty of Forestry
Address: 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Job: Western Forest-Climate-Wildfire Governance Network Analysis Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI (posted Jun 9, 2020)

A postdoctoral researcher is being sought to lead an effort to analyze the governance network around management of western fire-prone forests under climate change for the benefit of ecosystems and human communities. This position is part of new a multi-disciplinary working group that aims to improve scientific understanding of western forests as social-ecological systems (SES) undergoing change and develop strategies for managing forests to mitigate risk and improve ecosystem health and socio-economic well-being. The postdoctoral researcher will inventory, classify, and map, as part of a network, the key public and private actors concerned with fire-prone forests in the Rocky Mountain region. The work will involve primary data collection about actors’ goals, strategies, and interactions; quantitative descriptive and inferential network analysis; and writing scholarly manuscripts and grant proposals.


Location: University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
Address: 440 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Contact Name: Dr. Paige Fischer
Contact E-mail: apfisch@umich.edu

Job: Conservation Project Manager, Forest Health and Fire Resiliency - San Mateo Resource Conservation District, CA (posted Aug 25, 2020)

Located in beautiful coastal San Mateo County, the San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) seeks to fill a full-time position for a Conservation Project Manager for the RCD's Forest Health and Fire Resiliency program. RCDs across California serve as local hubs for conservation, connecting people with the technical, financial and educational assistance they need to conserve and manage natural resources. RCDs help landowners, land managers, government agencies, and others to voluntarily protect, restore, and enhance natural resources on private and public lands. A defining characteristic of RCDs is that our assistance is generally non-regulatory, confidential, and free.

The RCD is looking for a new team member to manage projects to improve wildfire resiliency and forest health, including vegetation management for defensible space for properties and emergency evacuation/access routes, and coordinating the Fire Safe Council for San Mateo County. The position is full-time at 40 hours per week. It is grant dependent, currently funded through 2021 with the intent to secure ongoing funding. The position will report to the Conservation Program Manager and will work with other staff as needed to ensure the successful implementation of projects. The position will work closely with a broad array of partner organizations, government agency staff, and public and private landowners.


Deadline: Aug 31, 2020
Contact Name: Sheena Sidhu
Contact E-mail: sheena@sanmateoRCD.org

Job: Faculty Research Assistant - Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR (posted Jul 8, 2020)

The College of Forestry at Oregon State University actively develops new techniques for interpreting remotely sensed data from a variety of space-based platform, and applies those techniques to better understand forest ecosystems. Particular areas of interest include: forest structure mapping; forest carbon estimation; species distribution modeling; quantifying forest fragmentation; lidar; mapping historical fires and harvests; deforestation hotspot warning systems; and forest albedo. This position will provide a range of geographic programming services supporting the above research interests. The Faculty Research Assistant will develop automated workflows with remotely sensed imagery to track the condition and trends of forests around the world. The position involves statistical analysis, contributing to and writing manuscripts, and collaboration with a variety of partners.


Deadline: Aug 14, 2020

Job: Forest Crew Coordinator - Oregon Dept. Forestry - South Fork Forest Camp, OR (posted Jul 16, 2020)

There is currently one seasonal full-time position open with the Oregon Department of Forestry at the South Fork Forest Camp located approximately 26 miles West of Forest Grove and 28 miles East of Tillamook. The seasonal full-time position generally works from January through September.

The Forest Crew Coordinator will provide custodial supervision of Department of Corrections (DOC) minimum adults in custody assigned to community custody crews in support of State Forests Division Forest Management Plans at dispersed work sites within the Northwest Oregon geographic area, and Fire Protection Division emergency fire suppression objectives statewide on 16 million acres of protected lands. Objectives are met by transporting community custody crews to remote forest work sites, recreation facilities occupied by the public, Agency compounds, and communities throughout the State to suppress wildland fires and provide pro-social direction and accountability for organized community custody crews.


Deadline: Aug 3, 2020
Contact Name: Aaron Auble
Contact Phone: (503) 815-6123

Job: Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever - North Vernon, IN (posted Jul 13, 2020)

Work in a joint capacity with Pheasants Forever, Inc. (PF) and Quail Forever (QF), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), to promote, coordinate and implement the conservation provisions of the Federal Farm Bill and other related wildlife conservation programs. Provide conservation planning and implementation support to farmers and landowners with an emphasis on soil, water, and wildlife resources in agricultural landscapes.  Work with local chapters of Pheasants Forever/Quail Foreverand other local partners to support habitat management efforts and provide habitat outreach and education through statewide meetings and other events. Responsibilities include program promotion, providing technical assistance, conservation planning, contract coordination, conservation plan modification, prescribed burn plans, site assessment and reporting.


Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
Location: North Vernon, IN
Address: North Vernon, IN
Contact Name: Kent Adams
Contact E-mail: kadams@pheasantsforever.org
Contact Phone: 717-319-5575

Job: Forestry Technician (Wildland Firefighter) - NPS Cumberland Gap NHP - Middlesboro, KY (posted Jul 17, 2020)

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a senior wildland firefighter on a fuels crew, or on a wildland or prescribed fire module.
  • Performs the duties of a chainsaw operator and performs chainsaw maintenance and minor repair.
  • Performs and may direct others in starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose, and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effective use of water and additives.
  • Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations.
  • Participates in wildland fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression and in the safe, efficient operation and use of tools, equipment, and vehicles used in fire suppression activities,
  • Operates a variety of motor vehicles to transport equipment, supplies, module/crew members
  • Performs or instructs others in preventative maintenance inspections and basic repairs of vehicles and equipment.

Deadline: Jul 28, 2020
Location: Middlesboro, KY
Address: Middlesboro, KY
Contact Name: Chaunita Webb
Contact E-mail: chaunita_webb@nps.gov
Contact Phone: (404) 507-5856

Job: Forest Assistant Fire Management Officer, USDA Forest Service (posted Jul 21, 2020)

The Mount Hood and Gifford Pinchot NF Fire Zone is  seeking candidates to fill a Deputy Fire Staff position located at the Mount Hood National Forest Headquarters in Sandy Oregon.

This is one of two Deputy Fire Staff (Assistant Forest Fire Management Officer) positions for the Mt. Hood and Gifford Pinchot National Forests.  This position has primary responsibility for the fuels/vegetation management, fire planning,  and prevention for the combined program.  


Deadline: Jul 27, 2020
Location: Sandy, OR
Contact Name: Dirk Shupe
Contact E-mail: dirk.shupe@usda.gov
Contact Phone: 541-954-0323

Job: Public Affairs Specialist - USFWS Fire and Aviation - Boise, ID or Falls Church, VA (posted Jul 10, 2020)

Responsibilities:

  • Coordination with fire management and outreach programs to design a National Outreach Strategy.
  • Coordination with Service visitor services and other fire outreach staffs, conduct a national media relations campaign to profile fire management "success stories." Conceives, develops, implements and evaluates public affairs and outreach strategies designed to meet internal and external needs for information on the Service Fire Management Program.
  • Establish a public affairs program to educate the public about the Service fire management program.
  • Develop and distribute strategic briefing packages for Congress, Department, and the Office of Wildland Fire on key fire management action areas.
  • Raise visibility of the program within the Service by increasing internal communications about fire management activities.
  • Gather information and produce information materials concerning policies, programs and activities for dissemination.

Deadline: Jul 22, 2020

Job: Forester - Washington DNR - Husum, WA (posted Jul 10, 2020)

In order to achieve a variety of agency objectives, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) uses active management of timbered uplands primarily through silvicultural treatments. By promoting forest health and productivity, sustaining wildlife habitat, and maximizing revenue, this style of management plays a key role in keeping Washington's forested state trust lands vibrant and healthy. Treatments in eastern Washington are wide ranging from harvesting timber to planting trees, thinning young stands, and reducing fuels to minimize fire risk and promote sustainability of resources.  The public timber sales from these lands are designed to meet the goals of the Habitat Conservation Plan for Forested State Trust Lands and the requirements of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). And, the volume of timber the DNR seeks to sell is guided by a Sustainable Harvest Calculation, authorized by the state Board of Natural Resources. Following harvests, the DNR continuously maintains the health and vigor of our stands by inviting bids on silviculture contracts to replant state trust forests with tree seedlings from the DNR's own Webster Forest Nursery and thin young stands for long-term health and sustainability.
 
In the Klickitat Region, the forests are diverse and productive, from Douglas-fir to ponderosa pine. This position provides professional level forestry expertise on DNR uplands managed for current and future citizens for the state to 1) sustain long-term ecosystem and economic viability; and 2) ensure long-term access to the forest lands and the benefits derived from them.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring both operability and feasibility of harvest units by developing a logging plan.
  • Creating silvicultural prescriptions by reviewing and analyzing similar stand prescriptions while consulting with silviculture specialists to devise a plan to successfully manage stands for long-term sustainability.
  • Producing professional documentation that complies with all state and federal regulations, as well as all necessary project permitting.
  • Recommending treatment options tailored to site conditions that ensure forest resiliency to fire and insects.
  • Conducting critical analysis and consulting with specialists for pre-commercial thinning to provide time sensitive treatments for maintaining tree growth and development.
  • Ensuring environmental, social, political and department objectives are met.
  • Creating high quality standardized GIS map products.
  • Designing silviculture contracts.
  • Collecting, processing, and analyzing data that will assist in the development of landscape management plans.
  • Ensuring a safe work environment and good working relationships with neighbors and stakeholders.
  • Providing trust beneficiaries with maximum sale valuation.

Deadline: Jul 22, 2020
Location: Husum, WA
Address: Husum, WA
Contact Name: Albert Durkee
Contact E-mail: albert.durkee@dnr.wa.gov
Contact Phone: (541) 490-3678

Job: Fire Training Specialist - Colorado State University - Tallahassee, FL (posted Jul 1, 2020)

This position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. The incumbent will be a member of the interagency wildland fire training team that is managed and lead by Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) G4.

The training team supports the strategic requirements of both the Army and AFWFB to ensure that their personnel are trained to safely and effectively execute their respective wildland fire missions. The Fire Training Specialist will manage and coordinate training sessions, maintain quality assurance of personnel certifications and qualifications, and ensure operations are safe, efficient, and effective.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/20/2020


Deadline: Jul 20, 2020
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Address: Tallahassee, FL
Contact Name: Bill Sprouse

Job: Fire Logistics Dispatcher - Colorado State University - Eglin Air Force Base, FL (posted Jul 1, 2020)

This position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. It will serve as a support dispatcher (logistics) for the Eglin Wildland Support Module (WSM) for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch (AFWFB) based at Eglin AFB, FL.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide a wide range of fire dispatch, logistical and administrative support functions. The Eglin WSM is high paced program responsible for implementing an average of 150 prescribed burns and responding to 100 wildfires annually on Air Force properties throughout Florida and the southeast U.S.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/20/2020


Deadline: Jul 20, 2020
Location: Eglin Air Force Base
Address: Eglin AFB, Niceville, FL
Contact Name: Bill Sprouse