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Job: AmeriCorps Stewardship Assistant - TNC - Alabama (posted Jun 12, 2019)

The Steward Assistant will serve with Conservation staff and serve in teams to ensure the coordination, community support and implementation of the Perdido River Paddle Trail.

  • Maintains and construct the camping facilities frequented by the visiting public
  • Removes exotic species and/or monitors and researches species while also
  • Serves with a conservation corps to manage their exotic species removal and treatment efforts on TNCs Preserve and on partner properties near camping platforms.
  • May maintain and operate tools and equipment with training in a safe and efficient manner while taking appropriate care of equipment (e.g. lawn mower, chain saw, tractor, two-way radio, fire management equipment, power tools, etc.)
  • Identify and map invasive species
  • Use GPS technology to quantify areas of treatment, differentially identified based on species and fuel types
  • Use GIS and tablet technology to map monitoring and treatment sites
  • Position will coordinate the Conservation Corps of the Forgotten Coast, Northwest Florida Water Management District, Jacobs Engineering, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Escambia County Natural Resources Department and other partners to construct the platforms, perform stream assessment, install signage along the river and other project tasks as they arise with the scope of the grant.
  • May organize volunteer events, engage local participants to treat invasive species, remove fencing, plant native plants, etc. 
  • Improve coordination among stakeholders and partners working on recreational areas, fuels reduction, forest restoration, and invasive plant control
  • Communicate conservation efforts and recreation efforts being implemented such as forest thinning, prescribed fire, and invasive plant control to stakeholders, partners, and the general public
  • Creation of a system to manage platform use to be used by TNC or partners in the future.

Deadline: Jun 12, 2019

Job: Biological Science Tech: Wildlife - Oregon BLM (posted Jun 12, 2019)

This position is split seasonally between wildlife technician and forestry technician (silviculture) duties.  In the spring and summer the incumbent will primarily be a member of the northern spotted owl (NSO) and/or marbled murrelet survey team conducting NSO and/or marbled murrelet surveys and will help the crew leader train and coordinate the crew, as well as other wildlife duties.  In the autumn and winter months the incumbent will provide silvicultural support, primarily planning, stocking surveys, layout and administering tree planting and pre-commercial thinning contracts and other duties to support the silvicultural work group. The selectee will collect and manage data in the field to support the biologist and silviculturist.  The incumbent should expect and be capable of: working alone at night in the field, working in steep, brushy terrain during the day, using a compass and GPS to navigate safely while hiking and driving, and operate a 4x4 motor vehicle on both highways and logging roads. Work conditions will include exposure to inclement weather, stinging insects, poison oak, and wild animals.

Physical Demands: Work requires some physical exertion such as bending and walking in terrain that is rough, rocky, mountainous and densely vegetated. Required to lift and carry equipment necessary to efficiently perform the work of the position, and to provide for personal comfort and safety. This can include tools, personal protective equipment, food and water for extended periods of work away from vehicles.

Work Environment: Office work is performed in an adequately lighted, ventilated, cooled and heated area. During fieldwork is subject to cuts and bruises, extreme and adverse weather conditions, and injuries and discomforts from pests and animals. Employee will adhere to all safety rules.


Deadline: Jun 10, 2019

Job: Stewardship Tech/Burn Crew Member - TNC - Clear Lake, SD (posted May 23, 2019)

05/20/19 UPDATE:  THIS IS A REPOSTING OF THE POSITION DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND TNC'S CONTROL:  One position starting ASAP going until July 31 is available. 

The Stewardship/Burn Crew Technician (SBCT) will assist with various prairie stewardship activities including:  prescribed fire operations (including ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, and monitoring), tree/brush removal, noxious weed control, fencing, firebreak installation and other and other tasks as assigned. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) short-term position.  There are three positions of different durations.  Two positions will be from April 15 (IMMEDIATE) to August 30 and one position from IMMEDIATE to July 31.  Housing is provided. 


Deadline: May 27, 2019

General: Request for Quotes for a Washington State Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Programs Report (posted May 23, 2019)

The Washington RC&D, Washington Prescribed Fire Council, The Nature Conservancy, and Washington Dry Forest Fire Learning Network are working with partners to support the development a prescribed burn certification program in Washington State per House Bill 2733.

They are looking for and requesting bids to assemble a report of prescribed burn manager certification programs from across the U.S., summarize and compare programs, and develop a set of recommendations that support the development of a successful Washington State program. More information within the RFQ and Scope of Work are attached below.

To Submit a Quote: Submit a budget, summary of qualifications, and a writing sample/example of other written work to Kara Karboski, Project Coordinator, at kara@washingtonrcd.org.

Close Date: Quotes due by June 10th, 2019


Deadline: Jun 10, 2019
Contact Name: Kara Karboski
Contact E-mail: kara@washingtonrcd.org

Job: US Forest Service Forester: Silviculture - Oregon (posted May 20, 2019)

Responsibilities:

  • Administers or supervises the administration of timber stand improvement, fuels reduction, reforestation, cone collection, and other vegetation management contracts.
  • Serves as a COR for administering contracts.
  • Prepares project plans and contracts for silvicultural methods and techniques in planting, seeding, site preparation, cone collections, timber stand improvement, fuels reduction, and tree and shrub improvement projects.
  • Inspects all phases of reforestation and stand improvement projects; appraises the degree of conformance with policies, procedures, and silvicultural plans; and recommends corrective action as required.
  • Coordinates silvicultural needs with other resource specialists.
  • Serves as a full member of an IDT on reforestation, timber stand improvement, fuels reduction, range, and landscape restoration projects.
  • Plans, coordinates, and evaluates the timber stand improvement program; prescribes cutting practices based on an examination of stand conditions and esthetic or other resource requirements.
  • Participates in preparation and review of reforestation and timber stand improvement environmental documents.
  • Duties listed above are at the full performance level.

Deadline: May 24, 2019

Job: Altamaha Stewardship Coordinator - TNC - Baxley, GA (posted May 19, 2019)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Altamaha Stewardship Coordinator performs and participates in stewardship operations on both TNC preserves and partner lands in conjunction with state, federal, and non-profit partners. Work includes the maintenance, management, development and coordination of conservation programs with an emphasis on prescribed fire.


Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

Job: Conservation Program Manager - San Mateo Resource Conservation District - Half Moon Bay, CA (posted May 15, 2019)

We are 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 2020 with the intent to secure ongoing funding. The CPM will report to the Natural Resource Specialist and will work with other staff as needed to ensure the successful implementation of projects.  The CPM will work closely with a broad array of partner organizations, government agency staff, and public and private landowners.  It is expected that a new Conservation Project Coordinator will be hired to assist the CPM with program activities.


Deadline: May 21, 2019

Job: Northern Arizona University Lecturer - Forestry (posted May 15, 2019)

Teaching loads are the equivalent of four courses per semester. Although the area of expertise is open, we are seeking an individual with a strong background in general forestry, who can teach courses with both lecture and field components and at all levels in our undergraduate forestry program.  Preference will be given to candidates who can teach or co-teach, at a minimum, the following courses: Introduction to Forestry, Forest Measurements, Watershed & Recreation Management, Forest Planning, and Forest Management. Depending on qualifications, teaching one or more courses in the area of wildland fire ecology and management is a possibility. Teaching responsibilities may also include online or hybrid (online and in-person) courses.

Research and other forms of scholarly activity are not an expectation for this position, and release time will not be allocated for them.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in forestry, natural resources, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of college- or university-level teaching, or teaching assistant experience.
  • Expertise in both quantitative and ecological applications of forestry.
  • Practical field experience in forestry or natural resource management.
  • A demonstrated commitment to student success and to working successfully with students from under-represented groups.


Job: Pacific Fire Exchange (PFX) Coordination Assistant (posted May 8, 2019)

The Pacific Fire Exchange is looking for a new coordination assistant. The PFX Coordination Assistant will work closely with the PFX Project Lead, Dr. Clay Trauernicht, to complete the project deliverables outlined in the PFX Plan of Work.


Deadline: May 15, 2019

Job: Fire Dispatcher - Forestry Technician - California BLM (posted May 6, 2019)

A Fire Dispatcher (GS-05 Forestry Technician) receives fire reports, determines location, land status, and current fire information, and dispatches personnel, equipment, aircraft, and/or supplies.  Collects, processes, collates and submits incident information to support fire operations. Processes and interprets weather information. Inputs data into a number of fire-related computer applications.


Deadline: May 14, 2019

Job: Park Ranger - California NPS (posted May 6, 2019)

The individuals selected for these positions will perform a variety of resource and visitor protection duties including but not limited to: enforcement of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies, vehicle and foot patrol, front country patrol, back country and wilderness patrol, emergency response, emergency medical services, search and rescue, visitor stewardship and orientation, wilderness management, boundary enforcement, protection of natural and cultural resources (wildlife, plants, archeological sites, historic building) and wild land fire suppression.

Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.


Deadline: May 9, 2019

Job: Forestry Technician: Senior Wildland Firefighter - California BLM (posted May 6, 2019)

Responsibilities:

  • Drives engine to fire locations, frequently over unimproved roads.
  • Positions engine in appropriate locations in consideration of safety of crew and equipment, and how the equipment can best be used in control and mop-up operations.
  • Starts pump engine, primes pump, adjusts engine speed and pump valves, lays hose, and uses appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effective use of water and additives.
  • Has specialized duties such as water handling specialist, fully qualified chain saw operator, or responsible for maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland urban interface/intermix situations.
  • Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents.
  • Inventories fuel beds, prepares associated reports, performs hazard fuel reduction projects, monitors burning conditions, piles vegetation debris and acts in assigned positions such as ignition or holding specialist during actual fuel reduction efforts by prescribed fire.
  • Performs project work such as road and trail maintenance, fuel bed inventory, habitat improvement, burned area rehabilitation, and miscellaneous equipment and facilities maintenance.
  • Assists in the preparation of hazardous fuels treatment plans and burn plans.

Physical Demands: Essential functions require arduous exertion for protracted periods of time such as, but not limited to, extensive running, walking, climbing, kneeling, stooping, pulling hoses, jumping and twisting. Duties involve rigorous field work requiring above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. Work requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities requiring at least average agility and dexterity. Duties include demands for strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. Operation of some specialized fire equipment can place extended physical stress on employee during fire activities. The duties of this position require that the incumbent meet the arduous level of physical fitness as measured by the current physical fitness testing standards.

Work Environment:  The work is primarily performed in forest and desert environments in steep terrain where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, covered with thick tangled vegetation, smoky conditions, etc. Temperatures commonly exceed 100 degrees F and fall below freezing. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise, and falling and rolling material. Employee must adjust and cope with exposure to weather elements, dust and smoke, poor bivouac and eating situations under an unpredictable set of circumstances. Employee may be required to live in backcountry camps for extended periods of time. The hazardous nature of the work requires that personal protective equipment be worn (boots, hardhat, gloves, flame resistant clothing, etc.). Work may require travel by light fixed-wing or rotor-wing aircraft.


Deadline: May 23, 2019

Job: Forest and Ecosystem Health Program Manager - Lake Tahoe, CA (posted May 6, 2019)

Specific Responsibilites:

  • Serves as the lead for the TRPA Forest and Ecosystem Health program and works with land management agencies to accomplish the basin’s forest health goals.
  • Leads the update of Chapter 61 of the TRPA Code of Ordinances to reflect current forestry best management practices.
  • EnsuresTRPA policy and regulation are continuously reviewed and updated as needed to meet the needs and goals of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
  • Serves as the staff lead for the TRPA Governing Board Forest Health and Wildfire Committee.
  • Supports the TRPA Environmental Threshold Update strategic initiative to update the basin-wide standards and goals for vegetation management.
  • Plays an active role in the multi-agency Tahoe Fire and Fuels team.
  • Represents TRPA and leads interagency teams in the Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership.
  • Facilitates implementation of the Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-Jurisdictional Fuel Reduction and Wildfire Prevention 10-Year Strategy.
  • Serves on the Sierra and Eastside Regional Prioritization Groupand interfaces with the California Forest Management Task Force.
  • Assists in environmental review and permitting of forest fuels reductionand ecosystem health projects.
  • Seeks funding sources that supports the Forest and Ecosystem Health Program, works collaboratively to submit multi-agency funding application packages and provides grant administration as needed.
  • Manages and tracks all EIP performance measure data related to forestry and ecosystem health.
  • Works with partners to achieve TRPA regulatory compliance and “thinks outside of the box”on how to streamline processes and meet mutual project goals.
  • Proactively looks for collaborative solutions to project implementation challenges and leads strategic program improvements.
  • Prepares and presents staff reports to the TRPA Governing Board and a variety of work groups and committees.
  • Produces high quality reports for program partners, the public and elected officials.
  • Manages and oversees special projects pertaining to the Environmental Improvement Program.


Job: South Florida Land Conservation Steward - TNC - Hobe Sound, FL (posted May 6, 2019)

The Steward provides technical support to TNC by implementing stewardship work on TNC’s preserves and landholdings and on other conservation projects in South Florida and the Florida Keys.  Responsibilities of the land steward include maintenance of natural resources by implementing invasive species management, native plant propagation and planting, applied conservation science and monitoring and upkeep of data and records. Additional stewardship responsibilities include sea turtle and wildlife rescue, trail maintenance, shoreline cleanup and prescribed burning. Preserve landscape maintenance duties include mowing, trimming, raking, weeding and care of landscaped areas and aesthetics. The Steward is also responsible for general upkeep and maintenance of stewardship tools, supplies and equipment. The Steward will also participate in relevant regional workdays and working groups.


Deadline: May 31, 2019

Job: Conservation Practitioner II - TNC - Lexington, KY (posted May 2, 2019)

The Stewardship Assistant implements preserve maintenance and management activities and conducts land and easement monitoring on lands located throughout Kentucky. This is a seasonal, full-time, position based out of Lexington, KY beginning June 3 and ends August 30.


Deadline: May 18, 2019

Job: Forest Health Research Analyst - Washington DNR (posted May 2, 2019)

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Health Division is looking to add to its growing team of natural resource professionals committed to restoring and managing the health of Washington's forests. This position will play a critical role analyzing and monitoring forest health conditions that will inform large forest landscape restoration efforts such as the 20-Year Forest Health Strategic Plan. In this role you will interact with a wide variety of scientists, land managers and stakeholders to help them understand complex scientific concepts and apply them in landscape restoration efforts.

If you are a scientist that has proven experience managing natural resources, analyzing landscape level forest health conditions and risk using remotely sensed datasets, developing forest health treatment plans and prescriptions, communicating complex scientific topics to technical and non-technical audiences, publishing research findings in refereed publications, and a passion and commitment to working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to create healthy, resilient forested landscapes, the DNR wants to hear from you!

Job duties include:

  • Develop cutting-edge tools to analyze forest conditions and accelerate pace and scale of treatments
  • Partner with DNR scientists and other researchers to analyze and monitor forest health conditions
  • Perform landscape evaluations to develop forest health treatment prescriptions for priority watersheds
  • Working with land managers to translate science into practical applications
  • Build and maintain statewide forest health datasets
  • Develop and implement monitoring and research projects  
  • Conduct fieldwork to inform landscape evaluations and monitoring studies.

Deadline: May 26, 2019
Contact Name: Chuck Hersey
Contact E-mail: chuck.hersey@dnr.wa.gov

Job: Watershed Coordinator - Saipan (posted May 2, 2019)

The CNMI Division of Coastal Resources Management (DCRM) is seeking to hire a full-time (40hrs/week) Watershed Coordinator. The Watershed Coordinator’s primary role is to develop and implementwatershed management and restoration projects in the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan, Tinian, and Rota). The Coordinator will focus their work in priority watersheds identified by CNMI natural resource managers and conservation professionals for their unique management challenges and restoration opportunities, which may include native revegetation, stormwater runoff interventions, wildfire mitigation, or mangrove propagation. The Coordinator serves as key personnel and project manager for the CNMI’s Coral Reef Initiative, while also participating in regional and national-level collaborations with NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program and U.S. Coral Reef Task Force. United States citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is required.


Deadline: May 31, 2019

Job: Research Associate in Forest Restoration and Wildfire Risk - Colorado State University (posted May 1, 2019)

This Research Associate II position will manage tasks and contribute to deliverables associated with a program of work in adaptive management, collaborative monitoring, and ecological research for forest landscape restoration and wildfire risk co-management. A primary function of this position is to integrate science into adaptive management decision-making frameworks with field foresters from agencies such as the Colorado State Forest Service, NRCS conservation districts, the US Forest Service, and watershed place-based collaborative groups, such as the Upper South Platte Partnership. This includes working with forestry partners to integrate science based strategies into forest inventory, project planning, and prescription development, as well as monitoring and evaluation of ecological outcomes. The incumbent will work with CFRI team members to develop field data collection protocols, data management, data analysis, and reporting results via both oral communication and written products, including manuscripts submitted to peer-review journals.


Deadline: May 9, 2019
Contact Name: Brett Wolk
Contact E-mail: Brett.Wolk@colostate.edu

Job: Fire Learning Network Manager - TNC - Durham, NC (posted Apr 29, 2019)

The FLN Project Manager works with TNC staff, key sub-recipients, and agency and private partners to coordinate and support a U.S. Fire Learning Network of 10-15 multi-landscape regional networks, 30-40 landscape collaboratives and associated innovative projects. Fire Learning Networks are composed of multi-stakeholder project teams working collaboratively to accelerate the restoration of landscapes that depend on fire to sustain both natural and human communities. The FLN Project Manager serves as an advisor and coach to project teams on effective strategy, integrated fire management, restoration, resilience, collaboration skills, and conservation planning issues.


Deadline: May 1, 2019

Job: Habitat Tech - TNC - Prairie Coteau SD (posted Apr 29, 2019)

The Habitat Technician (HT) participates in prescribed fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned during the fire season.   They will be supervised by the Field Steward but will work under the daily direction of the long term Range Technician.  After the spring fire season, the HT will be expected to travel individually or with a crew to perform various grazing program and habitat maintenance duties on Nature Conservancy preserves in Eastern South Dakota and Southwestern Minnesota.  This position is based on a 40 hr work week, but may require irregular hours, long days, and travel on short notice.


Deadline: May 5, 2019

Job: Stewardship Tech/Burn Crew Member - TNC - Clear Lake, SD (posted Apr 29, 2019)

The Stewardship/Burn Crew Technician (SBCT) will assist with various prairie stewardship activities including:  prescribed fire operations (including ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, and monitoring), tree/brush removal, noxious weed control, fencing, firebreak installation and other and other tasks as assigned. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) short-term position.  There are three positions of different durations.  Two positions will be from April 15 (IMMEDIATE) to August 30 and one position from IMMEDIATE to July 31.  Housing is provided. 


Deadline: Apr 5, 2019

Job: NC Sandhills Burn Crew Member - TNC - Southern Pines, NC (posted Apr 29, 2019)

The BCM will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. As part of the BCM’s ongoing professional development, they will be responsible for keeping abreast of new burn techniques and equipment to enhance skills and maintain/grow professional fire certification credentials.  In addition, they shall work to build and maintain relationships in the professional fire community and in the local community where the Conservancy works. This may include participation in wild land fire suppression activities in partnership with other non-profits, local fire departments, and local, state and federal agencies, either as a TNC employee, or as a volunteer or short term employee of the partner entity (such as an administratively determined, short term federal employee).


Deadline: May 17, 2019

Job: Wildland Fire Management Specialist - Beale AFB, CA (posted Apr 26, 2019)

A Wildland Fire Management Specialist position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. The incumbent will be a Module Lead of a seven-person Interagency Wildland Fire Support Module (WSM) for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch. WSM is responsible for executing prescribed fire projects, mechanical fuel treatments, and assisting with wildfire suppression on numerous Air Force installations within the area of responsibility. This is a grass roots project which will require significant coordination and planning initially. The position is located at Beale AFB, CA.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 05/13/2019


Deadline: May 13, 2019
Location: Beale Air Force Base, CA
Contact Name: William Sprouse

Job: Veteran Fire Corps Great Plains Region - Project Leader (posted Apr 25, 2019)

Primary Responsibilities:

The Veterans Fire Corps is comprised of post-9/11-era US Military Veterans receiving essential training, credentials and experience to competitively pursue wildland fire and/or forestry careers. Corps members will become familiar with federal agencies via fire training through multiple disciplines such as wildlife ecology, botany and resource management. Team Projects may include, but are not limited to, participation on prescribed fires, fuels reduction, fire effects monitoring, trail maintenance, wildlife and wilderness monitoring, educational outreach, and pre-fire preparation of burn units. A typical schedule consists of four consecutive 10-hour days with three days off.

Wildland firefighting demands a high level of fitness to work in difficult environmental conditions, including steep terrain, extreme temperatures, altitude, and smoke. Leaders must pass the Work Capacity (Pack) Test prior to the position start date. The Pack Test consists of completing a 3-mile hike with 45-pound pack in 45 minutes. Physical conditioning prior to the start date is highly recommended and physical training will be conducted during the term of service.

Specifically, the Crew Leader will:

  • Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, and guiding crew dynamics
  • Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship
  • Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of SCA
  • Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff


Job: Forester - William Penn State Forest (posted Apr 25, 2019)

This position serves as team lead for resource management duties to include monitoring and maintaining state forest boundary lines, maintaining contact with adjoining neighbors, monitoring the condition and status of flora and fauna found on tracts, and monitoring and evaluating the condition of tracts in terms of biodiversity and native habitat. This position also provides direction and assistance to forestland stewards; cooperates with the Division of Forest Pest Management and others in the identification, evaluation, tracking and response to forest pest issues; provides direction and assistance to municipalities in managing urban forest resources; and serves as Forest Fire Warden in the protection of life, property and wildland resources from wildlife to include engaging in fire prevention, fire suppression and investigation.


Deadline: May 2, 2019
Location: William Penn State Forest
Address: 3539 Waterstreet Road, Collegeville, PA
Contact Name: Brittany Rothermel
Contact E-mail: brothermel@pa.gov