The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) serves Washington's citizens by protecting, restoring and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats, while providing sustainable and wildlife-related recreational and commercial opportunities. The Burn Team provides sound science-based management recommendations through a collaborative process to inform and guide policy makers to meet habitat and recreation needs. WDFW is seeking two (2) highly skilled professionals with a strong background coordinating and performing fire regime restoration efforts.
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The Air Force Wildland Fire Branch (CZOF) has an exciting job opportunity at HQ/ Joint Base San Antonio, TX. This position, Supervisory Operations Section Chief, GS-0401/0460/0819/1301-13, is advertised with PCS costs covered and is being filled by Direct Hire Authority.
This position is primarily responsible for overseeing interagency wildland fire field operations and providing expertise in wildland fire management and mitigation to support the execution of field work across 3 regions at 14 Wildland Support Modules (WSMs) in CONUS and Alaska. There are frequent opportunities to provide strategic program analysis and decision making while maintaining relationships with internal organizations including DAF Corporate structure, MAJCOMs, ISSs, OSD, AFCEC and federal land management agencies.
This position requires occasional travel in support of the 14 WSMs and their operations.
This position reports to the Branch Chief of the Wildland Fire Branch in the Environmental Operations Division within the Environmental Directorate of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center.
The Wildland Fire Branch was established in 2012 to supplement wildfire response, provide training, maintain certification, conduct program review, and provide technical assistance to all Air Force installations. The Branch mission is executed in a collaborative, interagency environment with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State University and University of Montana. FY21 Operations achieved over 175,000 acres of prescribed fire and 3,000 acres of mechanical fuel mitigation and environmental projects to promote sustainable environmental management and protection of natural and built infrastructure and ecosystems.
For additional information on the Air Force Civil Engineer Center please see: https://www.afcec.af.mil
If you are interested in this opportunity, forward your resume and college transcripts in Adobe PDF format to email@example.com NLT 20 January 2022.
Pheasants Forever Inc. and Quail Forever (PFQF) is seeking an experienced biologist to assist in delivering conservation programs and projects within the state of Missouri. The selected candidate will work as a member of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Wetland Emphasis Team and Farm Bill Biologist Team providing wetland restoration assistance across 20 or more counties. The selected candidate will receive daily guidance from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Wetland Services Biologist and be involved with all aspects of delivering wetland related farm bill programs. This will include enrollment and acquisition, design, protection, enhancement, management, and restoration of wetlands and associated upland habitats important to migrating waterfowl, upland wildlife, and other associated species. This position will be located within an NRCS field office and will provide conservation technical assistance and conservation program delivery to private landowners throughout their WET area. Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities include knowledge of wildlife ecology, prescribed fire, and grassland, wetland, and early succession habitat management.
Resilient Forestry works in all aspects of forestry, forest science, and forest management, specializing in ecological forest restoration. We are based in Seattle and work across the Pacific Northwest (PNW) with small and large public and private landowners on a range of projects. We are looking for an experienced forest ecologist who can work closely with clients to identify, plan, and execute projects. These projects are holistic in nature and may include management of personnel and data, field inventory and measurement, literature review, geospatial data analysis, statistical modeling, report writing, and presentation of results. Opportunities to write proposals and estimate budgets for new projects, and be part of all aspects of our small company.
The Burn Crew Member (BCM) participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned. 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 wildland 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).
Duties: Work in a joint capacity with Pheasants Forever, Inc. (PF), the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission (NGPC) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) 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.
This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendent, Fort Apache Agency in Whiteriver, Arizona. The incumbent will plan, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate an integrated wildland fire management program to achieve resource management objectives.
- Assist in coordinating and directing the application of standards, methods, and guidelines for all fire and aviation management program elements.
- Analyze current fire management plans and make recommendations to meet changing conditions within the limits of current or anticipated funding.
- Provide oversight, coordinate, and initiate all fire management activities based on firefighter and public safety, cost effectiveness, and values to be protected consistent with resource objectives.
- Brief internal and external managers on issues related to wildland fire, prescribed fire, and fire program activities; and develop and coordinate plans of action with interagency cooperators.
- Conduct field reconnaissance of proposed prescribed burn units.
- Prepare and implement prescribed burn plans to meet management objectives, and performs post-burn evaluation and completes documentation.
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. They will work under direction of the Assistant Director of Training to:
- Assist with implementation of training events for TEA, partner organizations (state, federal, non-profit, youth corps, Department of Defense lands, etc.)
- Implement blended curriculum including virtually (instructor led online) and experientially (hands-on)
- Teach ‘non-traditional’ soft skills during NWCG courses (e.g. self-care/stress management, conflict resolution, anti-bullying, active bystander, etc.)
- Train underserved and underrepresented populations (POC, women, landowners, Department of Defense, etc.)
- Build skills and confidence for fire practitioners from all backgrounds and experience levels in an inclusive and supportive learning environment
- Manage work assignments with minimal direction from supervisors
- May oversee staff, volunteers, and individuals or crews from other agencies or organizations when serving in a leadership role during training
- Occasionally engage in prescribed fire operations and/or support a prescribed fire IMT during Training Events
- Demonstrate a strong work ethic, including a commitment to principles of Duty, Integrity and Respect. Actively participate in creating a kind, safe and healthy work environment which encourages the diversity, equity and inclusion of all people.
The University of Washington College of the Environment Climate Impacts Group (CIG) seeks a full-time Frontline Community Climate Resilience Scientist to provide thought leadership and coordination across the academic and community-facing partners of a climate justice focused research collaborative. The Frontline Community Climate Resilience Scientist will have a unique opportunity to advance the theory and practice of climate services provision to frontline communities, working collaboratively with Native American tribes, rural communities and communities of color. In addition to playing a key role in the CIG’s flagship climate justice research program, the Frontline Community Climate Resilience Scientist will join the other Principal Investigators at the CIG in the coproduction of climate impacts and adaptation science, participating at a strategic level within the CIG and pursuing other research opportunities related to environmental and climate justice.
The Senior Ecologist will lead the Sonoma Land Trust's (SLT) important work addressing the challenges of climate change in Sonoma Valley and throughout the county. They will lead SLT's work on nature-based solutions that bolster the resilience of our natural and human communities, focusing on wildfires, wildlife corridors and natural lands management.
The successful candidate will drive key conservation strategy decisions using the latest science, as well as identifying areas of future applied science research that SLT will need to advance biodiversity and climate resilience in Sonoma County. Over time, the position will be central to growing SLT's ecological science resources and staffing, and leading the development and implementation of science and nature-based solutions for the protection and enhancement of essential ecosystem functioning in Sonoma County.
The Forest Conservation Program Manager leads and envisions South Yuba River Citizens League's (SYRCL) forest conservation work throughout the Yuba River watershed. SYRCL's forest health work accelerated beginning in 2019 and continues to grow considerably. The program aims to 1) improve forest health and forest resiliency throughout the watershed 2) engage diverse stakeholders throughout the Yuba River watershed to promote and implement forest health projects, 3) partner with local educational institutions for workforce development opportunities and 4) raise funds to continue collaborative planning efforts and on-the-ground project implementation.
Responsibilities include engaging in project planning, including selection of treatment types (prescribed fire, mechanical thinning, hand thinning, non-commercial and pre-commercial thinning, etc.) and intensity.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This position is open until filled.
The Department of Environment and Society (ENVS) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change. We particularly welcome applications from scholars whose research focuses on social, cultural, historical, or ecological issues impacting public and/or tribal lands in the Southwest United States. This tenure-track, full-time (nine-month) position is based at the USU campus in Moab, a thriving tourism-oriented community in southeast Utah and a federal agency hub adjacent to National Park, National Forest, BLM and Tribal lands. The relative emphasis for the position is 50% teaching, 40% research, and 10% service. The position starts August 01, 2022.
The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with Sequoia National Forest, Hume Lake Ranger District (Dunlap, CA), is recruiting a Fuels Resource Assistant (RA) to perform a variety of Fuels related tasks and support various aspects of NEPA completed Fuels projects. RA duties and projects will be focused on completing burn plans, and strategically planning for the implementation of four (4) District Fuels projects that will use a combination GBI and other Fuels crews. Additional RA duties include providing analysis for projects that still need to have National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis completed, as well as identifying out-year fuels projects (maps, initial purpose and need/proposed action statements) to put on 5-year Program of Work (POW) & NEPA schedules. The RA will have the opportunity to collaborate with both personnel from the Hume Lake Ranger District Office and the Forest Supervisor’s office to coordinate these projects.
This position is supported through the Forest Service’s Resource Assistants Program (RAP). RAP participants who successful complete their appointment will receive a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) certificate. The DHA certificate allows the individual to be appointed into a permanent Forest Service position, ideally related to the focus of their RAP appointment and with the Forest that hosted the participant.
Seeking a highly motivated and qualified student to explore the net short-term impact and longterm recovery on key soil biophysical, hydraulic, and chemical characteristics from high severity wildfires and low severity prescribed bums at the University of Idaho in Moscow. This assessment will be based on extensive field-based burn experiments and soil characterization. This characterization will then be used to parameterize and assess the ability of the WEPPcloud (https://wepp.cloud/weppcloud/) to capture post-fire runoff and erosion response following wildfire. The student will be joining a large research team focused on the development of geospatial decision support tools for pre-fire and post-fire watershed management and close collaboration with the USDA-Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station and soil scientists from the USDA-NRCS.
Qualifications: Applicants for the PhD position will have an undergraduate and MS graduate degree in hydrology, water resources, soils, agronomy, environmental chemistry, civil/agricultural engineering, environmental engineering, or a related field. The successful candidate will be familiar with field and lab-based experimentation, strong background in soils and hydrology, familiarity with process-based hydrologic modeling preferably WEPP, WEPPcloud, water quality, GIS/remote sensing, and basic statistics. The student is expected to have excellent verbal and written communication skills. We highly encourage motivated students eager to gain a deeper understanding wildfire impacts and forest management and are willing to work interactively in team research to apply for this assistantship.
Financial support: The successful candidate will receive tuition support and stipend, and financial support to participate to a relevant conference each year.
Location: The research will be primarily conducted in Moscow, Idaho.
Timeline: Review of applicants will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Starting dates can be flexible but preferable by spring semester or early summer 2022.
To apply: Please send the following materials to Dr. Erin Brooks: Personal Statement, Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts, contact info of three references.
Cascadia Conservation District is seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to join the District as a Forest and Community Resilience Specialist. 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 treatments. This position is focused on implementing our wildfire resilience and forest health program in coordination with local, state and federal partners. Additionally, there will be opportunities to work on a broad spectrum of natural resource management and habitat restoration projects identified in the district 5-year plan. 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.
Closing Date: Open until filled. First round of applications will be reviewed after October 15, 2021 at 5:00pm
The Forest Resilience Laboratory (part of the Precision Forestry Cooperative) in the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences is looking for a half-time research scientist to support forest landscape ecology studies. Our work focuses on the effects of fire and other disturbance processes on forest structure and assessing management options for improving forest resilience. The scale of our studies ranges from the area of individual fires or management project areas to millions of hectares. Our research requires experience in both analyzing remote sensing data, especially airborne lidar data, and in landscape ecology. Other ecologists and forest managers use the results of our work to understand how fire, drought, and climate change threaten forests across the Pacific Coast states. They also use our results to help ensure that healthy forests persist in the face of management challenges and climate change.
The Forest Research Scientist will support research on forest landscape ecology to address both basic forest ecology and management questions. This research will focus on the distribution of forest structures, how ecological processes and management affect the distribution of those structures, and how managers, policy makers, and stakeholders can use the results to manage forests for greater resilience.
Open Until Filled
- Vegetation Management: Brush clearing, herbicide application, prescribed burning
- HS Diploma. Those with Bachelor’s degree OR related field experience (forestry, biology, agriculture or other natural resources-related field) will be given preference
- Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather
- Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; chainsaw, brush saw, UTV, water pumps, herbicide sprayers, etc.)
- Possess, or ability to obtain, related licenses such as first aid, CPR, basic wildland firefighter 130/190 etc. (provided by NLM, if needed)
- Possess, or ability to obtain possession of, IL Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Operator’s license
- Bachelor’s degree or one or more years of experience in natural resources related field
- Personal pair of steel toe boots
- Leather gloves
*All other personal protective equipment supplied by employer: i.e. disposable ear plugs, chainsaw chaps, hard hat, etc
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
The candidate may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions require:
- considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
- 8 -10 hour days in isolated settings
- occasional overnight stays in hotels
- ability to tolerate insects, poison ivy, and other unpleasant aspects of nature
Job Type: Permanent
Salary Details: $16-$18/ hour depending on education/experience
Required Experience: 0 – 1 years
- Please submit a cover letter, resume, phone number, and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County seeks a full-time Program Specialist to join our expanding Forest Health and Wildfire Resiliency Program and our dynamic team of conservation professionals. The Program Specialist will work closely with RCD staff and partners to lead forest health and wildfire resiliency projects throughout Santa Cruz County, providing technical assistance and planning services for large and small-scale projects to facilitate fire resiliency, fire prevention/preparedness, and improved watershed function.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS: Position is open until filled. Application review will begin October 27, 2021
Native Resource Preservation LLC is looking to fill multiple positions which will assist with ecological forest inventory and stand surveying projects throughout Minnesota.
More specifically the individual(s) hired will work alongside a crew conducting prairie and forest restoration tasks such as forest inventory and stand surveying.
Between inventory projects, individual(s) will assist with restoration activities such as prescribed fire, brush removal, invasive species identification and removal, etc.
This full-time position is part of a partnership between South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks (SDGFP) and Habitat Forever, LLC (HF). The incumbent will conduct habitat management work on public wildlife management areas. They are full-time, permanent employees of Habitat Forever and will receive daily leadership from SDGFP Field Managers. The position location will be based at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area near Yankton, SD. Habitat management work may include site preparation, planting, management of food plots, diverse native seedings and dense nesting cover, shrub or shelterbelt plantings, tree removal and prescribed fire.
Job Purpose Summary:
To oversee the planning, coordination, and implementation of the Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO)’s wildfire prevention and mitigation educational strategies, with a particular focus on facilitating our statewide Firewise Communities Program, topical and regional learning pods, and other community-focused activities.
As a key point of contact and liaison between HWMO, its partners, and the communities we serve, the purpose of this position is to bridge people dealing with wildfire to each other and to the best available science and technical information in order to facilitate sustained and effective collaborative action.
The person best suited for this position is someone who thrives while interacting with people, has experience facilitating the exchange of knowledge through a variety of modalities, and is passionate and knowledgeable about protecting Hawaii’s communities and natural resources from the impacts of wildfire.
Job Purpose Summary:
Overall, to support a sustained wildfire communication, learning, and action network among partners and practitioners dealing with wildfire throughout the Pacific.
Specifically, to oversee the co-planning, coordination, and implementation of: a comprehensive wildfire needs assessment; the co-development (and possible implementation) of wildfire-related action and implementation plans; and the building of social and technical infrastructure for long-term communication and network-building for the U.S.-Affiliated Western Pacific islands of Guam, Yap, and Palau, CNMI, FSM, and American Samoa.
As a key point of contact and liaison between the Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) and its U.S. Affiliated Western Pacific partners, the purpose of this position is to identify, share, and connect regionally-relevant resources and people for the purpose of strong collaborative action towards wildfire awareness, preparedness, and resilience across the Western Pacific region.
The person best suited for this position will have both strong interpersonal and project management skills, to include an ability to make initial contact with individual partners, grow relationships and the network through strong, informative, positive communications, and track and assist with next-level planning and technical support.
This position is a part of a partnership between Kansas Dept. of Wildlife and Parks, and Habitat Forever, LLC (HF). The incumbent will be a full-time, permanent employee of Habitat Forever and will receive daily leadership from KDWP staff. Under the direction of KDWP 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 Glen Elder State Park Office (10 miles west of Beloit, KS). Duties include prescribed burning.
This position supports the Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Team in the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Anchorage, AK. The FIA program is charged with conducting a nationally-consistent, strategic annual forest inventory of the United States and its territories.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for a Fuels Management Forester to coordinate prescribed fire and fuels reduction projects on State Trust Lands and Community Forests within Southeast Region. As a part of the State Lands Forest Operations Team this position will collaborate with Unit Foresters and other programs to accomplish the goals laid out by the 20 Year Forest Health Strategic Plan. By performing these activities, this position helps to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations.
This position can work from multiple locations: Chelan, Kittitas or Yakima Counties.