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Job: Forest Health Project Manager - Tuolumne River Trust - Sonora, CA (posted Nov 15, 2022)

The Forest Health Project Manager will advance TRT’s forest restoration program through project implementation, liaising with private contractors, the Stanislaus National Forest, and staff from Tuolumne County. They will be responsible for implementation of contracts, project design and layout, marking of boundaries, and project monitoring. The Project Manager will spend a significant portion of their time (50%) on project operations, managing fuels management activities to ensure targets are achieved, objectives are met, and mitigation measures are adequate. They will monitor fuels treatments, evaluate effects, identify potential problems, and take actions to solve them. This work will include designing and implementing fuels management surveys, evaluating treatments and effectiveness, and serving as the point of contact for contracted crews. Approximately 40% of the Project Manager’s time will be devoted to planning and coordinating, including, reviewing, and implementing land management plans, instructing field staff, writing and reviewing contracts, and tracking projects. 10% of the Project Manager’s time will be spent on program management, including soliciting grant funding, reporting project updates to grantors, and coordinating work between multiple partners and agencies.

Deadline: Nov 28, 2022

Job: Postdoctoral Scholar, Biology - University of Nevada, Reno - Reno, NV (posted Nov 15, 2022)

The Leger and Parchman labs within the Department of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno are recruiting a postdoctoral scientist to work collaboratively on initiating a genetic management plan for plants used in ecological restoration, rehabilitation, and reclamation, focusing on the western US.

Deadline: Nov 30, 2022
Contact Name: Beth Jacobsen
Contact E-mail: jacobsenb@unr.edu
Contact Phone: 775-682-8787

Job: North Dakota Prescribed Burn Coordinator - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever - Jamestown, ND (posted Nov 14, 2022)

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in North Dakota is seeking a qualified candidate for a Prescribed Burn Coordinator (CWB) position to coordinate, promote, and support the safe and effective use of prescribed fire on private lands with the additional application on public lands throughout the State of North Dakota. This position is in partnership with North Dakota NRCS, North Dakota Natural Resources Trust, North Dakota Game and Fish, among others.  

The Prescribed Burn Coordinator will work as a member of the North Dakota PF & QF private lands team in close coordination with key partners. The primary responsibilities of this position are prescribed fire planning, outreach, training, and coordination. This position will also work closely with a wide range of individuals and resource professionals promoting the development and implementation and development of Prescribed Fire Associations. This position will require a self-starter with excellent communication and organizational skills and a strong work ethic. This prescribed burn coordinator position will increase prescribed fire efforts in the state and make significant contributions to the conservation of natural resources across North Dakota.

Anticipated Start Date: December 2022

Deadline: Nov 18, 2022
Contact Name: Matt Morlock, State Coordinator for North Dakota and South Dakota
Contact Phone: (605) 881-8258

Job: Multiple Location Burn Crew Manager - The Nature Conservancy - Georgia and Maine (posted Oct 28, 2022)

This is a full-time year-round position that begins (negotiable) December 2022 or January 2023. The position is based in multiple locations. The Multiple Location Burn Crew Manager will split their time between the Chattahoochee Fall Line of Georgia in Box Springs (December - May) and The Nature Conservancy’s Wells, Maine office (June – November) with some possible travel to numerous sites within each state and neighbouring states. They will be a part of the seasonal burn crews in each location as well as engaging in preserve management activities outside of prescribed fire timeframes.

The Multiple Location Burn Crew Manager (MLBCM) oversees a squad (2-5 Fire Management Technicians) in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned. The MLBCM must use safety equipment and maintain a safety-conscious attitude at all time. Tasks will include assisting with preserve management activities such as preparing firebreaks, herbicide application, boundary maintenance, equipment/vehicle maintenance, fence construction/removal, constructing parking areas, meeting with local landowners, assisting with field trips, leading volunteers, biological monitoring, timber marking, and other land management activities as needed. Positions will be focused on the management and restoration of critical native ecosystems.

Deadline: Nov 11, 2022

Job: Fire Management Specialist (Mitigation and Trespass) - USDI Bureau of Land Management - Spokane Valley, WA (posted Oct 28, 2022)

This position develops and implements mitigation programs, cooperative agreements, and community assistance efforts for fire prevention, as well as support fire investigations and and pursuit of fire trespass.

Deadline: Nov 1, 2022

Funding: Action, Implementation and Mitigation (AIM) Grant (Fall 2022) (posted Sep 30, 2022)

Coalitions and Collaboratives Inc. (COCO), a Colorado-based nonprofit, started the Action, Implementation and Mitigation (AIM) Program to accelerate fire adaptation concepts and reduce the risk from wildfire across the U.S. by increasing capacity and on-the-ground work. Since inception in 2018, we have supported over 90 organizations. COCO hopes to increase community resilience, restore fire-adapted ecosystems and create safer conditions for residents and firefighters. This funding opportunity is open to organizations working to advance wildfire risk reduction.

The AIM grant is available for a wide variety of capacity-building activities, including personnel, planning efforts and wildfire risk reduction work on non-federal lands.

COCO funds organizations across the country with a focus on programs and projects that increase communities’ ability to overcome barriers to successful community wildfire mitigation, multiplies the efforts, achieves quantifiable outcomes, supports equitable and inclusive community wildfire mitigation programs across the fence, and supports place-based solutions.

COCO will be looking to fund a variety of different types of projects across the country. Applicants must demonstrate how their proposal fits into the larger community wildfire strategy, including coordination with federal partners on nearby public lands. Applicants must contribute a 100% match (cash or in-kind match is eligible).  Award funding may range from $10,000 – $75,000. Grants are contracted for a period of one year.

Deadline: Oct 31, 2022
Contact Name: Morgan Cohen
Contact E-mail: morgan.cohen@co-co.org

Job: Wildland Firefighter (Prescribed Fire/Fuels) Entry Level - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) - Eglin AFB, FL (posted Oct 20, 2022)

Incumbent will be a member of the Eglin Wildland Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Eglin AFB, FL. The Eglin Wildland Support Module is high paced program responsible for implementing an average of 150 prescribed burns and responding to 100 wildfires annually on Air Force property throughout Florida and the southeast U.S. This position requires work on active military training ranges with potential risk for unexploded ordnance and other related hazards. In addition, regular travel (up to 15 weeks per year) to other Air Force installations to perform similar tasks throughout the southeast will be required. The position is to be located at Eglin Air Force Base, FL.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/31/2022

Deadline: Oct 31, 2022
Contact Name: William Sprouse

Funding: Colorado Forest Restoration and Wildfire Risk Mitigation Grant Program (posted Sep 30, 2022)

Application period for 2023 funds runs from Aug. 17, 2022 through Oct. 19, 2022.

The Colorado Legislature established the Forest Restoration & Wildfire Risk Mitigation (FRWRM) Grant Program in 2017. This program provides state support through competitive grant funds that encourage community-level actions across the state for some specific purposes:

  • Reduce the risk of wildfire to people, property and infrastructure in the wildland-urban interface (WUI)
  • Promote forest health and forest restoration projects
  • Encourage use of woody material for traditional forest products and biomass energy

Deadline: Oct 19, 2022

Funding: Conservation Innovation Grants (posted Sep 30, 2022)

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) is a competitive program that supports the development of new tools, approaches, practices, and technologies to further natural resource conservation on private lands. Through creative problem solving and innovation, CIG partners work to address our nation's water quality, air quality, soil health and wildlife habitat challenges, all while improving agricultural operations.

Deadline: Oct 11, 2022

Job: Lead Fire Operation Technician (Lead Wildland Firefighter-Prescribed Fire/Fuels) - Colorado State University Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) - Shaw AFB, Sumter, SC (posted Sep 26, 2022)

Incumbent will be a member of the Shaw Wildland Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, SC. The Wildland Support Module is responsible for implementing prescribed burns and responding to wildfires on Air Force property throughout the area of responsibility and the U.S.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Team Lead and to provide operational oversight and planning of wild land fire suppression/non-suppression activities and specialized expertise. The incumbent is also responsible for preparedness, prevention, prescribed burning, monitoring, hazardous fuel reduction within assigned area of responsibility. The incumbent also assists in writing and executing wildland fire management plans, prescribed burn plans, and preparedness plans.

Deadline: Oct 10, 2022
Contact Name: William Sprouse

Funding: Community Wildfire Defense Grant (posted Aug 30, 2022)

The Community Wildfire Defense Grants are intended to help at-risk local communities and Tribes plan and reduce the risk against wildfire.   

The Act prioritizes at-risk communities in an area identified as having high or very high wildfire hazard potential, are low-income, and/or have been impacted by a severe disaster. More details on these three priorities can be found in the Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) below.   

The Community Wildfire Defense Grant helps communities in the wildland urban interface (WUI) implement the three goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy):

  • Restore and Maintain Landscapes: Landscapes across all jurisdictions are resilient to fire-related disturbances, in accordance with management objectives.
  • Create Fire Adapted Communities: Human populations and infrastructure can better withstand a wildfire without loss of life and property.
  • Improve Wildfire Response: All jurisdictions participate in making and implementing safe, effective, efficient risk-based wildfire management decisions.

The grants are funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

There are two primary project types for which the grant provides funding:  

  • The development and revision of Community Wildfire Protection Plans.
  • The implementation of projects described in a Community Wildfire Protection Plan that is less than ten years old.

See the Grant primer.

Funding for western states: USDA-FS-2022-CWDG-CWSF

Funding for tribes: USDA-FS-2022-CWDG-TRIBES

Deadline: Oct 7, 2022
Contact Name: Melissa Aulisio
Contact E-mail: accessga@usda.gov

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

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

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

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

Deadline: Sep 30, 2022

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

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

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

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

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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

Job: Training Specialist - Fire Adapted Colorado - Location flexible within Colorado (posted Aug 30, 2022)

Join the Fire Adapted Colorado (FACO) team! You can be part of the team that helps Colorado navigate wildfires now and into the future. Fire Adapted Colorado (FACO) is the only organization dedicated to supporting the professionals who help Coloradans coexist with wildland fire, filling an urgent need in a state that is on edge following its most extensive fire year on record.

Our fast-paced, growing, mission driven nonprofit is seeking a motivated trainer and facilitator to serve as a Training Specialist.

The Training Specialist position will require a balance of coordination, facilitation, and instruction skills and subject matter expertise in wildfire resilience. This job requires the ability to put together learning opportunities and track member engagement and action resulting from training opportunities. While wildfire resilience knowledge will be helpful, our priority is finding a person who can bring together subject matter experts and design effective learning opportunities with the potential to absorb necessary wildfire expertise on the job.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with the first round of applications closing 8:00 AM MDT, September 12, 2022.

Deadline: Sep 12, 2022
Contact Name: Rebecca Samulski
Contact E-mail: Rebecca@fireadaptedco.org
Contact Phone: (970) 739-7899

Job: Forester (Fire) - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources - Clarion County, PA (posted Sep 17, 2022)

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resource's Clear Creek Forest District is hiring a Fire Forester with a primary area of responsibility in the Eastern Fire Division (Armstrong, Clarion, Jefferson, and the southern half of Venango Counties: Barnett Twp., Forest County and Millstone Twp., Elk County). This position is responsible for planning and implementing fire management activities; pre-planning forest fire suppression strategies; managing prescribed fire operations; coordinating the Out-of-State Fire Program; assisting with State Forest Management activities to include preparing plans, determining treatments, administering timber sales, regeneration projects and estimating timber damages; monitoring insect, disease, and non-native invasive plant populations and impacts; participates in suppression, surveillance, ground checking, and herbicide application activities; conducting educational programs; and assisting with Search and Rescue.

Deadline: Sep 18, 2022

Job: Handcrew Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor for Women's Fire Module - US Forest Service - Clemson, SC (posted Sep 15, 2022)

US Forest Service Region 8 Fire and Aviation Management is hiring a Handcrew Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor to lead a new 8 to 10-person Women's partner-enabled Fire Module starting in January of 2023. Work will include both prescribed fire/fuels and suppression activities.

Deadline: Sep 16, 2022

Job: Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Technician) - US Fish and Wildlife Service - Multiple Locations, Southeast US (posted Sep 12, 2022)

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is looking for temporary employees to work on Engine and Prescribed Crews.

A Wildland Firefighter (GS-04 Forestry Technician) is a skilled wildland firefighter. May be assigned to carry out specialized assignments such as tree falling, backfire, and burnout operations; utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques while actively managing wildfires. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.

A Senior Wildland Firefighter (GS-05 Forestry Technician) is a senior wildland firefighter performing all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding and mop-up. Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.

Locations for these positions are:

  • Saint Marks, FL (St. Marks NWR)
  • Titusville, FL (Merritt Island NWR)
  • Folkston, GA (Okefenokee NWR)
  • Hillsboro, GA (Piedmont NWR)
  • Bossier City, LA (Barksdale AFB)
  • Lacombe, LA (Big Branch Marsh)
  • Gautier, MS (Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR)
  • Columbia, NC (Pocosin Lakes NWR)
  • Manteo, NC (Alligator River NWR)
  • Hardeeville, SC (Savannah NWR)
  • McBee, SC (Carolina Sandhills NWR)
  • Travis County, TX (Balcones Canyonlands NWR)

Deadline: Sep 13, 2022

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

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

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

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

Closing: Continuous

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

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

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

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

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

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

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

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

Open Until Filled

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Deadline: Jun 29, 2022

Job: Forest Restoration Project Manager - The Nature Conservancy - Baker City or Pendleton, OR (posted Aug 25, 2022)

The Oregon Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is hiring a Forest Restoration Project Manager to be a part of the Forest Strategy Team and work closely with the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests, as well as local, state, federal, and tribal partners and other diverse interests, to support planning, implementation and monitoring of fire-adapted forest restoration activities.

Deadline: Aug 31, 2022