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Job: Natural Resources Biologist (Land Use) - Smithsonian Institution - Front Royal, VA (posted Jul 13, 2021)

This position is located in Front Royal, VA on the 3,200 acre campus of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), National Zoological Park (NZP), Smithsonian Institution (SI), within the SCBI Operations Branch. The position is responsible for 1) supporting conservation ecology programs by assuring fields, forests and riparian areas to enhance, restore or maintain ecological functioning and biodiversity, and 2) coordinating the use of SCBI lands managed for ecological programs.

As Natural Resources Biologist, the incumbent has the responsibility of maintaining plant populations, tracking and maintaining database of ecology projects, and assists with training volunteers to carry out restoration activities. The major duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Active in the control of invasive species, prescribed burns of forest and fields.
  • Maintains key ecological parameters needed to preserve ecological integrity of Natural Areas and associate fields, forests, and riparian areas using the appropriate methods like herbicides/ pesticides use and application.
  • Assisting with all coordination of research projects and activities in the Natural areas; application review, mapping locations of current and historical research projects, contacts prospective researchers and affected staff of activity, and insuring appropriate permits and qualifications are in place.
  • Monitoring pertinent ecological literature related to land restoration and disseminate information to staff.

Deadline: Jul 23, 2021
Contact Name: Monica Lacey
Contact E-mail: LaceyM@si.edu

Job: Senior Ecology Instructor - Univ. Idaho, College of Natural Resources - Moscow/Boise, ID (posted Jul 20, 2021)

This position will be responsible for:

  1. instruction of existing online ecology- and restoration-focused courses at the undergraduate and graduate level;
  2. developing and delivering new online ecology and restoration courses to broaden CNR’s portfolio of online courses that will support undergraduate and graduate programs;
  3. advise both undergraduate and graduate students about professional opportunities during and after completion of their academic programs;
  4. assist with student recruitment;
  5. assist the faculty and staff in partnering with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as private industry and non-profit organizations, to effectively prepare students for professional positions related to ecology and ecosystem restoration;
  6. Assisting and facilitating faculty trainings and support for instruction training and evaluation for online course delivery.

Deadline: Jul 23, 2021

Job: Stewardship Forester - Cascadia Conservation District - Wenatchee, WA (posted Jul 13, 2021)

Cascadia Conservation District is seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to join the District as a Stewardship Forester. This full-time position will primarily serve as a landowner assistance forester for landowners throughout Chelan County. This position will work with private landowners to develop forest stewardship plans, identify appropriate cost share programs and help them implement forest health and wildfire resilience projects. This position is focused on implementing our wildfire resilience and forest health program in coordination with Washington State Department of Natural Resources, the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, USFS and other key partners. Cascadia CD is located in Chelan County, Washington with physical office space located in the city of Wenatchee. This position has 5 years of secure grant funding through a USDA Regional Conservation Partners Program grant and relies on successful future grant applications to continue its funding. This position reports directly to Cascadia CD’s Executive Director.

Open until filled. First round of applications will be reviewed after July 21, 2021


Deadline: Jul 21, 2021
Contact Name: Ryan Williams
Contact E-mail: ryanw@cascadiacd.org

Job: Federal Lands Restoration Specialist - Washington Dept. Natural Resources - Colville, WA (posted Jul 15, 2021)

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking to hire a Federal Lands Restoration Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 2). The DNR and United States Forest Service (USFS) are increasing the pace and scale of forest health treatments and restoration projects in Washington’s forests through the mutual benefits of the Good Neighbor Authority (GNA). The authority allows for a variety of projects including mechanical treatments, prescribed fire, aquatic restoration, planning, surveys and monitoring, timber sales, road decommissioning, planning, habitat restoration, and more.

This position’s primary roles will be split between commercial restoration project implementation while also completing associated non-commercial restoration work funded through subsequent federal revenue developed through these sales. Supporting the Federal Lands Section through contract administration of commercial projects (vegetation management sales) and non-commercial projects is also a key function, while providing field-level expertise to continue future project layout and its associated document creation for contract packets to be auctioned and bid by the Department. This position directly contributes to the goals and strategies of the Forest Health & Resiliency Division and Washington’s Forest Health 20 Year Strategic Plan, partner federal strategies such as Shared Stewardship, individual Federal Land and Resource Management Plans, and the department’s overarching Strategic Plan.


Deadline: Jul 20, 2021
Contact Name: Tim Vugteveen
Contact E-mail: Tim.vugteveen@dnr.wa.gov

Job: Forestry Technician (Fire Dispatch) - US Forest Service - Riverside, CA (posted Jul 16, 2021)

Assists with the overall execution of activities of the Fire Intelligence Section of the GACC, which involves interpreting fire indices, weather, and occurrence patterns for the Area.

Responsibilities (at the Full Performance Level of the GS-09) include:

  • Sets priorities and directs the movement of personnel, equipment, supplies, and aircraft to respond to wildland fires.
  • Dispatches and/or orders aircraft for emergency situations, issues flight plans and performs aircraft flight following to ensure safe arrival.
  • Maintains daily records on the availability of Forest, Regional, and National Fire control resources for anticipated and unanticipated fire needs. Develops and maintains a unit mobilization plan and complex dispatch operating plans and guides.
  • Prepares and implements fire management plans governing the supply and use of resources such as smokejumpers, food and supplies, and fire retardant.
  • Participates in the development of recurring and special regional fire wildland and law enforcement and other incident reports (i.e., annual fire narratives, aircraft use report).
  • Schedules air transportation for personnel, equipment, and supplies. Integrates proper law enforcement dispatching, documentation and required security procedures into the overall operation of the communication center.
  • Represents the Forest Service, as delegated, in meetings with Federal, state and local agencies for the purpose of planning response.
  • Assures that current resource availability and use information is exchanged, daily, with the appropriate Geographic Area Coordination Center, adjoining forests, state, and local agencies.

Deadline: Jul 19, 2021
Contact Name: James Tomaselli
Contact E-mail: james.tomaselli@usda.gov

Job: Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever - North Platte, NE (posted Jun 25, 2021)

Work in a joint capacity with Pheasants Forever, Inc., the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission and Natural Resources Conservation Service to promote, coordinate and implement the conservation provisions of the Federal Farm Bill and other related wildlife conservation programs. Activities will include providing technical assistance to landowners regarding rangeland and wildlife management, habitat planning, precision ag conservation, contract coordination, conservation plan modification, site assessment and reporting. Conduct and coordinate training sessions that include workshops and tours for landowners and resource professionals. Provide technical assistance related to prescribed fire to private landowners and public organizations. Meet with local chapters of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever to help coordinate habitat and rangeland management efforts and participate in statewide habitat meetings. Implement conservation programs to improve rangeland management, grassland restoration, small grains and diverse cover crop use, prescribed fire, and wildlife habitat management on private lands. Assist or coordinate activities and projects as assigned.


Deadline: Jul 16, 2021

Job: Wildland Fire Support Services - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) - Eglin AFB, FL (posted Jun 28, 2021)

Colorado State University's Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands is hiring for RX / Wildland Fire Management Specialists to work on Air Force Lands implementing and supporting fuels and RX fire management with opportunity to work across the US. Work includes fuels management, RX fire implementation and some wildland fire suppression to manage habitat and hazards on military lands. Positions are FT and come with benefits and vacation. Benefits are those for Admin Professionals: https://hr.colostate.edu/current-employees/benefits

This position serves as Support Services for the Eglin Wildland Support Module (WSM) for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch (AFWFB) based at Eglin Air Force Base in Niceville, FL. The primary purpose of this position is to provide a wide range of logistical and administrative support functions. In addition, opportunities to assist with wildland fire management may be available depending on qualifications. The Eglin WSM is a high-paced program responsible for implementing an average of 80 prescribed burns and responding to 60 wildfires annually on Air Force properties throughout Florida and the southeast U.S. The position is expected to be 80% office work and 20% fieldwork.


Deadline: Jul 12, 2021
Contact Name: Bill Sprouse

Job: Wildland Firefighter/Fuels - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) - Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc, CA (posted Jun 28, 2021)

Colorado State University's Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands is hiring for RX / Wildland Fire Management Specialists to work on Air Force Lands implementing and supporting fuels and RX fire management with opportunity to work across the US. Work includes fuels management, RX fire implementation and some wildland fire suppression to manage habitat and hazards on military lands. Positions are FT and come with benefits and vacation. Benefits are those for Admin Professionals: https://hr.colostate.edu/current-employees/benefits

The incumbent will be a member of a Wildland Fire Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Vandenberg AFB, CA. The Wildland Support Module is responsible for implementing fuels treatments including mechanically manipulating vegetation operating heavy equipment, prescribed burns and responding to wildfires on Air Force and adjacent cooperator property throughout the area of responsibility. These positions are located at Vandenberg AFB, CA.

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 area of responsibility is required.


Deadline: Jul 12, 2021
Contact Name: Bill Sprouse

Job: Habitat Specialist - Habitat Forever, LLC - Wilson, KS (posted Jun 25, 2021)

This position is a part of a partnership between Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and Habitat Forever, LLC (HF). The incumbent be a full-time, permanent employee of Habitat Forever and will receive daily leadership from KDWPT staff. Under the direction of KDWPT staff, the incumbent will conduct habitat management work on cooperating private land within the Smoky Hills as part of the state's 'Habitat First' program. The Smoky hills priority landscape consists of large contiguous tracts of native mixed grass prairie, row crop agriculture, and hardwood riparian habitat along the rivers and streams. This position will be based out of the Wilson Wildlife Area office (near Wilson and Russell, KS).

Major responsibilities include supervising, and implementing habitat management work on cooperating private landowners which will include but not limited to edge feathering, herbicide application, prescribed burning, native grass establishment, shrubby cover establishment, moist soil management and brush management with skid steer and chainsaw.


Deadline: Jul 7, 2021
Contact Name: Matt O’Connor
Contact Phone: 563-926-2357

Job: Botanist/Rangeland Management Specialist - US Forest Service - Mi-Wuk Village, CA (posted Jun 25, 2021)

This position is located in Mi-Wuk Village, CA on the Stanislaus National Forest. Duties are to provide professional, scientific assistance to the unit staff in dealing with invasive noxious weeds, sensitive plant species and botany and rangeland management. Responsibilities also include performing assignments which may include collaborating with other resources specialists in the preparation of prescribed fire, pesticide use and NEPA compliance documents for a variety of vegetation management and restoration actions.


Deadline: Jul 1, 2021

Job: Illinois Habitat Strike Team Technician - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever - Central or West Central IL (posted Jun 25, 2021)

The Habitat Strike Team and this position is part of a partnership between Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP) and Pheasants Forever, Inc. The incumbent will conduct habitat management work on IRAP leased private land and may also work on other IDNR private lands programs. This position is also responsible for maintenance and repair of equipment. This is a full-time, permanent employee of Pheasants Forever, Inc. and will receive daily leadership from the Strike Team Coordinator and possibly Pheasants Forever staff and/or IDNR staff. This position will be located in Central or West Central Illinois.

Prescribed fire, S/130 and S/190, certificate is required within 45 days of hiring.


Deadline: Jul 1, 2021

Job: Postdoc Fellow, Climate and Fire - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, OK (posted Jan 4, 2021)

The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, is seeking qualified individuals to work on a research project funded through the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (South Central-CASC). The research aims to understand the nexus of climate change and prescribed fire risk analysis, tolerance, and communication.


Location: Oklahoma State University, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Address: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Job: Associate Biologist - SWCA Environmental Consultants - San Luis Obispo, CA (posted Mar 4, 2021)

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an associate-level Biologist position with experience in natural resource management and biological studies for our San Luis Obispo, CA office.  We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with commercial acumen and leadership. Responsibilities may include participating in implementing scientific studies, surveys, natural resource planning, environmental monitoring/ inspections, and preparing a wide variety of technical studies and reports. It is anticipated that a moderate level of travel and variable hours will be required for the position. This position is a regular, full-time salaried position. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.



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

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



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

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

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

Application is rolling until filled.


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

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

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

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

Application is rolling until filled.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

Job: Forestry Technician (Prescribed Fire and Fuels Management) - US Fish and Wildlife Service - Sudbury, MA (posted Jun 25, 2021)

Participates in planning, implementing and coordinating all aspects of the prescribed fire and fuels management program. Provides technical assistance in program direction, short- and long-range planning; budgeting; and, managing wildfire suppression, fuels management, and prescribed fire programs.

Researches the effects and behavior of prescribed fire to assist in the development of short-term fire management objectives and strategies. Evaluates prescription treatments, monitoring methods, and new technologies and, as appropriate, makes refinements to improve the organization's effectiveness.

Reviews and comments on all sections of the Fire Management Plan pertaining to prescribed fire and fuels treatments when necessary.


Deadline: Jun 29, 2021

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

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

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


Deadline: Jun 11, 2021

Job: Forester I - CA Dept of Parks & Recreation - Duncan Mills, CA (posted Jun 4, 2021)

The Forester I will work in some of the most beautiful parks in the State Park System which include 40,000 acres of redwood (including several old-growth redwood stands), Douglas-fir, oak woodland, bishop pine and Sargent’s cypress forest types.

The position will work independently and as part of a multi-discipline resource management team to plan, develop, and monitor forest management projects working in support of the Wildfire and Forest Resilience Program. The position will perform professional duties in connection with forest management, protection, and planning. The major areas of emphasis include forest and fire management. In addition, the incumbent will serve as the lead for the District's tree hazard program, utility vegetation management and external requests for boundary vegetation modification. The Forester I will lead staff, contractors and/or labor crews in performing the activities of resource management and will be required to work cooperatively with a wide variety of disciplines both within and outside of Sonoma-Mendocino Coast District.


Deadline: Jun 16, 2021
Location: CA Dept of Parks & Recreation, Russian River Sector office
Address: 25381 Steelhead Boulevard, Duncan Mills, CA, 95430
Contact Name: Brendan O’Neil
Contact E-mail: Brendan.ONeil@parks.ca.gov

Job: Fire Management Officer - USFS, Gifford Pinchot National Forest - Trout Lake, WA (posted Jun 1, 2021)

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest (GPNF), located in southwest Washington, will be advertising for a detail and permanent zone Fire Management Officer. This full-time position is located at the Mt. Adams Ranger District office in Trout Lake, Washington.

This outreach notice is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of a 120-day temp promotion opportunity concurrently with outreaching the position with the intent to fill permanently.  Please respond with the outreach form below and a copy of you resume by June 7th 2021.

Major Duties: 

The primary purpose of this position is to provide operational oversight for and planning of wildland fire suppression activities, science-based landscape-scale fuels reduction activities, as well as specialized expertise for the assigned zone. The incumbent is responsible for preparedness, prevention, prescribed burning, monitoring, hazardous fuel reduction, and fire facilities on the south zone, encompassing Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Mt. Adams Ranger District. The incumbent will also assist with writing and executing wildland fire management plans, prescribed burn plans, and preparedness plans.

Duties and Responsibilities include and are not limited to:  

  • Fire and fuels management oversight for the south zone of the GPNF.
  • Direct supervision of two AFMOs.
  • Zone Duty Officer.
  • Member of the district’s interdisciplinary team.
  • Coordination with other resource areas and interagency partners and cooperators.

Please respond by June 7th, 2021 to: District Ranger Erin Black at erin.black@usda.gov

You may also contact Erin Black at 509-850-7813 for specific questions about this position.


Deadline: Jun 7, 2021

Job: Habitat Specialist - Habitat Forever, LLC - Ellis, KS (posted May 25, 2021)

This position is part of a partnership between Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and Habitat Forever, LLC (HF). The incumbents will conduct habitat management work on public wildlife management areas.  They are full-time employees of Habitat Forever and will receive daily leadership from KDWP Field Managers.  Position will be located at the Cedar Bluff Wildlife Area near Ellis, Kansas.

The incumbent will assist with all aspects of managing the assigned wildlife management area. Major responsibilities include:

  • Directing, supervising, and implementing habitat management work on public wildlife areas;
  • Procuring supplies and equipment;
  • Supervising and participating in the construction, maintenance and repair of area buildings, equipment, and roads;
  • Coordinating agricultural permits to insure positive benefits for wildlife;
  • Providing public information;
  • Participating in scientific field studies and surveys;
  • Participating in training and evaluation of seasonal employees.

Training and experience with Rx fire is required.


Deadline: Jun 4, 2021

Job: Assistant Professor in Wildland Fire Modeling - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, OK (posted Nov 9, 2020)

The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time, eleven-month, tenure-track position (75% Research and 25% Teaching) in fire modeling. The department is seeking a candidate to contribute to research related to understanding wildland fire behavior and risk in Oklahoma and the United States. Application and/or development of models to understand fire behavior at multiple spatial scales is required. Possible outcomes of research include improved management of fuels and smoke with prescribed fire, reduction of wildfire risk and mitigation of its effects to infrastructure, reduced impacts of smoke on human health, and improved ecosystem function. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with multidisciplinary faculty in natural resources, climatology, social science, and engineering to meet the needs of diverse stakeholder groups.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  The position will be filled by June 1, 2021, or as soon thereafter as an outstanding candidate is available.


Location: Oklahoma State University
Address: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK