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Job: Sandhills Burn Crew Member - North Carolina (posted Mar 20, 2019)

The Burn Crew Member (BCM) participates in wild land fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned.

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 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 NC Sandhills Burn Crew Member 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: Mar 20, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Hydrologist (posted Mar 17, 2019)

Responsibilities:

  • Participates as a member of interdisciplinary teams working on land management planning, emergency burn rehabilitation, or other Forest projects.
  • Prepares and carries out water quality monitoring programs, including preparation of plans, collection and analysis of samples, and interpretation of data.
  • Prepares environmental analysis reports for restoration projects being considered for implementation.
  • Prepares reports of findings for assigned parts of interpretive studies summarizing the results of hydrologic investigations.
  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets watershed data for input to environmental reports.
  • Conducts water resource inventories following established procedures to assemble data bases required to support management programs and Forest planning.
  • The incumbent makes frequent contacts with other watershed professionals and professionals in other disciplines and occasional contacts with State and Federal agencies, permittees, and cooperators.
  • Contacts are made to exchange information with other specialists on interdisciplinary teams, to resolve problems, and to test theories and method concepts against peer groups concepts and procedures.
  • Collects and analyzes hydrologic data relating to one or more of the three disciplinary fields (ground-water, surface-water, quality-water), determining apparent reasons for data anomalies, and correlating the factors that affect the information.

Deadline: Mar 19, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Park Ranger - Idaho (posted Mar 17, 2019)

Park Rangers support the Bureau's recreation program. They work with the public to provide information, conduct permit compliance, and address visitor public health and safety issues. They respond to emergency situations. They participate in evaluating visitor use patterns, by collecting field data, administering surveys, and preparing necessary documentation. They also assist by preparing and maintaining developed and undeveloped recreation areas/sites which includes cleaning toilets, picking up trash, removing weeds, and monitoring the condition of sites and natural and cultural resources. In some locations some of the positions may be Park Ranger (Hike Leaders). Duties for these positions focus on guiding a variety of age groups on interactive, interpretive hikes that explore the natural and cultural history of a geological formation. Hike leaders develop educational displays, curriculum, and staff various educational events around the region. In some locations, some of the positions may be Park Ranger (Interpretive Center). Duties for these positions focus on interacting with a variety of age groups interpreting Center resources and presenting interpretive programs. Programs include orientation talks, interpretive programs, environmental education, conducted walks, demonstrations, and campfire programs. They develop and maintain interpretive materials and educational displays, and staff information desks.


Deadline: Mar 22, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Forest Technician - Perry County, PA (posted Mar 13, 2019)

This position provides support and assistance to foresters and assistant district forester in day to day activities on the State Forest.

Duties include surveying and marking timber sale boundaries, herbicide spray blocks and planting sites laid out by a forester; assisting foresters in the collection of field data for stand analysis and sale layout; assisting in lead work for a crew of semi-skilled laborers and/or other maintenance workers for the execution of projects planned by foresters to include projects such as deer fence construction and maintenance, tree planting, timber marking, seed collection and wildlife habitat management; assisting with wildfire prevention, pre-suppression, suppression and prescribed burning; and applying pesticides for forest management and maintenance.


Deadline: Mar 21, 2019 11:59 pm
Contact Name: Brittany Rothermel
Contact E-mail: brothermel@pa.gov

Job: Range Technician (posted Mar 13, 2019)

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in planning rangeland management support projects by applying a wide variety of interrelated range management practices, methods, and procedures to assess range conditions, range improvements and maintenance needs, and user compliance.
  • Inspects structural range improvements and notifies supervisor of needed maintenance.
  • Prepares charts, graphs, and/or reports using well-established specified procedures.
  • Makes a number of measurements using a variety of instruments.

Deadline: Mar 19, 2019 11:59 pm

General: Western North America Type Conversion Survey (posted Mar 11, 2019)

Scientists at Western Colorado University need your help in  gaining a better understanding of what researchers, resource managers, and others mean when they refer to vegetation (or ecological) "type conversion". Their focus is western North America. The survey inquires about how extensively, where, and in what vegetation types this phenomenon may be occurring, whether it is a management concern, and how it may be addressed. This should only take 5-8 minutes.


Deadline: Mar 15, 2019 11:59 pm Mountain Daylight Time
Contact Name: Jill Young
Contact E-mail: jill.young@western.edu

Job: Intermountain West Regional Coordinator - Forest Stewards Guild - Loveland, CO (posted Mar 6, 2019)

The Forest Stewards Guild is hiring a full-time position in Colorado. The Intermountain West Regional Coordinator position will provide planning support and project management for forestry and fire projects in the Intermountain West region.


Deadline: Mar 16, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Prescribed Fire and Fuels Technician-Logistics - Forest Stewards Guild - Loveland, CO (posted Mar 6, 2019)

The Prescribed Fire and Fuels Technician - Logistics position will support the Forest Stewards Guild’s Fire Management program and be a member of the Gravitas Peak Wildland Fire Module. The position has both field and office responsibilities.


Deadline: Mar 16, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist-Planning - Forest Stewards Guild - Loveland, CO (posted Mar 6, 2019)

The Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist - Planning position will support the Guild’s Fire Management program and be a member of the Gravitas Peak Wildland Fire Module.The Forest Stewards Guild is hiring a full-time position in Colorado! The Intermountain West Regional Coordinator position will provide planning support and project management for forestry and fire projects in the Intermountain West region. This position will engage in a variety of projects, including writing community wildfire protection plans, forestry and fire research projects, outreach, prescribed fire, ecological and socioeconomic monitoring, and youth training. Candidates should have a passion for increasing the pace and scale of prescribed fire, increasing diversity and inclusion in the fire practitioner community, and building fire resilient landscapes.


Deadline: Mar 16, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist-Training - Forest Stewards Guild - Loveland, CO (posted Mar 6, 2019)

The Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist - Training position will support the Guild’s Fire Management program and be a member of the Gravitas Peak Wildland Fire Module. The position has both field and office responsibilities, including but not limited to project implementation, leadership roles on prescribed fires and wildfires, collaborative burn coordination, and young adult mentorship.


Deadline: Mar 16, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Oak Openings Restoration Assistant - TNC - Swanton, OH (posted Mar 5, 2019)

The Oak Openings Restoration Assistant performs land restoration and management activities in the Oak Openings Region of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. This may include seed collecting, seed processing and planting, tree removal, mowing, litter clean-ups, prescribed burning, and weed control using herbicide. He/she will be responsible for preparation and maintenance of equipment used in these management activities. This is a full time, short term position (approximately 6 months from starting date) that involves extensive outdoor physical labor in diverse weather conditions and may require working some weekends. The Oak Openings Restoration Assistant is supervised by the Oak Openings Restoration Manager, does not supervise other staff, but may supervise volunteers. A strong preference will be given to applicants who have previous wildland firefighting training or are willing to complete the training (online) prior to position beginning.


Deadline: Mar 13, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Forestry Technician - Timber Stand Improvement (posted Mar 4, 2019)

Summary: This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to perform technical duties in timber stand improvement, reforestation, and tree improvement.

Responsibilities:

  • Inspects silvicultural contract work (e.g., genetic tree improvement, planting, thinning, seeding, site preparation) for compliance with contract. Explains steps necessary for compliance to contractor and reports violations to COR. May act as COR on various silvicultural contracts.
  • Examines sapling and larger stands to collect and record data on stocking, density, condition, insects, disease, site index, and ground vegetation. Makes recommendations for areas requiring remedial action.
  • Examines plantations to assess numbers of tree seedlings present, condition, and growth and survival rates, and evidence of animal, insect or disease damage.
  • Selects prospective parent seed trees using established procedures to determine which trees have superior growth characteristics.
  • Determines the relative abundance and species of seed cones by observing the developing cone and pollen buds.
  • As assigned, performs resource work in other functional areas, including fire suppression as qualified.

Deadline: Mar 6, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Forest Technician - Sullivan County, PA (posted Mar 4, 2019)

This position consists of technical work in the field of forest management and related programs in the Loyalsock State Forest District. Employee may work individually or with foresters. Employee performs a variety of technical forestry assignments in the areas of timber sales, fire prevention, insect and disease control and recreation projects. Work may include assisting in directing the operation of heavy construction equipment, or specialized equipment utilized in construction, maintenance, forest fire fighting or insect and disease prevention or suppression. Assignments are received from a professional through general instructions. Employees are required to interpret maps, drawings, and plans in the execution of assignments. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion for quality of work and compliance with Departmental standards.


Deadline: Mar 18, 2019 11:59 pm
Contact Name: Brittany Rothermel
Contact E-mail: brothermel@pa.gov

Job: Forestry Technician - Arizona (posted Mar 4, 2019)

Responsibilities:

Selects and marks individual trees for harvest using well defined marking
guidelines, silvicultural prescriptions, and specific instruction.

For 3-p sampling, estimates individual tree volume by established methods.

Traverses harvest units, processes information and produces maps.

Designates sale area and cutting unit boundaries on the ground.

Interprets Aerial Photos and locates ground features.

For timber cruising, serves as tally person and may operate electronic field
data recorders. Assists in the measure of limiting distances, tree diameter,
tree height, estimation of defect and quality, and related fundamental timber
cruising procedures. Timber cruising is done under the direct supervision of a
qualified timber cruiser.

Observes and reports areas of possible archeological significance, and
sightings of sensitive, threatened or endangered wildlife species.

Participates in other aspects of resource management support work such as
recreation, maintenance, silviculture, tree planting, etc.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Deadline: Mar 6, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Forest Technician - Huntingdon County, PA (posted Feb 27, 2019)

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

This position assists with timber management by marking and estimating timber stumpage on sale areas; assists in vegetation analysis, layout and boundary marking of regeneration project areas including tree planting, herbicide, deer fencing and prescribed fire projects; and assists with surveying, engineering and marking of timber sale haul roads, log landings and skid trails. This position assists in identifying forest insect and disease problems, disease pre-suppression and suppression activities, surveillance flights, ground checking and insecticide applications; assists in the identification and locating populations of invasive plant species and participates in appropriate control measures; and assists with wildland fire prevention, pre-suppression, suppression and mop-up activities. Duties also include operating ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, power saws and power sprayers as part of accomplishing necessary duties.


Deadline: Mar 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Contact Name: Brittany Rothermel
Contact E-mail: brothermel@pa.gov

Job: Seasonal Habitat Restoration Technician - Moro, OR (posted Feb 16, 2019)

Positions available: Three candidates including one crew leader will be hired to work approximately 35 weeks beginning March 2019 through October 2019.  The crew leader will be responsible for leading the crew into the field to accomplish daily/multi-day efforts.  The crew leader will work closely with the Program Coordinator to determine best management strategies to accomplish program objectives in the most efficient and effective manner possible.  The crew leader must be able to safely carry out the transportation and logistical challenges commonly encountered while working in remote areas with limited access.

Primary job duties: You will be working on a post-fire habitat restoration project managing noxious weeds in Bighorn Sheep and Salmon habitats. Surveying and treating noxious weeds within the Deschutes river corridor as part of a team, measuring/mixing and applying herbicides, using ArcGIS and other mapping software for treatments and surveys of noxious weed infestations, re-seeding and re-vegetation, whitewater rafting, overnight camping, Facebook, website, and social media updates.


Deadline: Mar 1, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Forestry Technician - Gunnison, CO (posted Feb 16, 2019)

Responsibilities: Forestry Aids and Technicians collect forest and woodland management data regarding location, character, extent, volume, rate of growth, and quality of timber. They inspect and report on timber sale areas to determine compliance with contract requirements. They mark and designate timber to be removed in timber sales or for use disposals. They must be on call for emergency fire suppression and mop up work. 

Physical Demands / Work Environment: May be required to work outdoors in conditions that include steep and rough terrain, dense vegetation, heavy rains, and insects. Field work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.


Deadline: Mar 1, 2019 11:59 pm

Job: Natural Resource Technician 2 - Yakima, WA (posted Feb 16, 2019)

As a member of the Prescribed Fire Team within the Wildlife Program, the employee participates in providing statewide fire management implementation services on wildlife areas including fire dependent fish and wildlife habitat restoration and maintenance using prescribed (Rx) fire. Additionally this position is a member of a Prescribed (Rx) Fire Burn Team to help implement projects for fire-dependent dry forest ecosystems with an initial focus in Eastern Washington but may include any region in Washington State. The employee supports/contributes to the mission of WDFW of preserving, protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats by restoring fire as a disturbance agent at the appropriate frequency to fire dependent ecosystems/habitats sustaining and perpetuating the plants and animals dependent thereon.

Job Knowledge: Fire ecology; fire effects and by-products and their ecosystem actions; fire weather; fuel types; fuel conditions; fuel assessment; smoke management; NWCG standards; knowledge of tools and techniques used to prepare for and implement Rx burns.



Job: Lead Fire Operation Technician - Vandenberg AFB, CA (posted Feb 14, 2019)

Incumbent will be a member of the Vandenberg Wildland Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. 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.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 03/04/2019


Deadline: Mar 4, 2019 11:59 pm Mountain Standard Time

Job: Wildland Firefighter (Entry Level) - Vandenberg AFB, CA (posted Feb 14, 2019)

Incumbent will be a member of a Wildland Fire Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The Wildland Fire Support Module 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.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 03/04/2019


Deadline: Mar 4, 2019 11:59 pm Mountain Standard Time

Funding: Graduate Funding Opportunities (posted Feb 13, 2019)

The CNR Graduate Council welcomes applications for the following CNR graduate student funding opportunities: Ph.D. Finishing Fellowships; M.S. to Ph.D. Bridge Fellowships; Travel Grants; Research Grants; In-State Tuition Scholarships.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. All completed application materials should be emailed to cnr-drgs@uidaho.edu.



General: SAFE Elections: Call for Nominations (posted Feb 8, 2019)

The National SAFE officer team is accepting nominations for next year’s SAFE leadership. There are four positions available (President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Training and Education Officer). Terms for these positions run from ~March 2019 to ~March 2020. Serving as a national SAFE officer is an exciting opportunity to become more involved with SAFE/AFE and meet some amazing people in the fire community.

Use the link below for a description of officer positions and duties.


Contact Name: Peter Noble
Contact E-mail: peternoble@uidaho.edu

Job: Field Technician - University of Washington (posted Feb 6, 2019)

This incumbent assists with the collection and processing of data for scientific research conducted by the Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team. There are multiple existing projects for field data collection. Projects include, but are not limited to, characterization of wildland fuels in multiple locations in the United States; evaluation of fuel consumption during prescribed burning in Utah, and post-fire tree damage inventory on a subset of prescribed burn units in eastern Washington. This data will be used to assess fuel consumption and tree damage and evaluate the over-all predictive capability of fuels and fire behavior models. Plot data collection includes identification and physical measurements of trees, understory plants, and decaying vegetation.



Job: Field Assistants - Oregon State University (posted Feb 6, 2019)

Two field assistants are needed from 29 April through early August 2019 (end date somewhat flexible) for a large-scale study assessing how woodpecker demographic rates vary relative to wildfire and forest management activities. This work is being conducted in the lab of Dr. Jim Rivers at Oregon State University (http://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/jim-rivers/) and will take place in the rugged and scenic Crater Lake area of southern Oregon, an area of exceptional woodpecker diversity. Field work will consist of early mornings, hiking alone in difficult terrain, and working long days under challenging field conditions (cold, rain, intense sun, loose rock, hazard trees), including some weekends. Primary duties will consist of locating and monitoring of woodpecker nests, climbing nest trees, using radio telemetry to measure juvenile survival, surveying vegetation, undertaking regular data entry, and assisting with additional project-related duties as needed.



Job: Forester - Lackawanna County, PA (posted Feb 6, 2019)

This is a professional forestry position within the Pinchot Forest District and is primarily responsible for developing annual resource management activities for timber, wildlife, recreation, watershed conservation and water quality. Duties include planning and conducting timber sales, proposals, stand analysis, marking, landing/skid/haul road layout, contract administration and termination; and developing annual regeneration practices for ensuring successful regeneration on the state forest. Other duties include providing professional forestry leadership and guidance to private and public forest landowners, federal, state, and local government agencies, and other conservation groups; administering the Forest Stewardship Program and other Rural and Community Forestry programs; assisting with wildfire training, control, prevention and suppression; and assisting with the prescribed fire program on State Forest land.


Deadline: Feb 20, 2019 11:59 pm
Contact Name: Brittany Rothermel
Contact E-mail: brothermel@pa.gov