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Funding: Lake States Fire Science Consortium Intern Program 2020 Request for Proposals (posted Sep 19, 2019)

The Lake States Fire Science Consortium (LSFSC) is committed to ensuring that the ‘best available science’ is available for planning and managing northern fire-dependent ecosystems of the Lake States. Where there are current gaps in the science, the goal of the LSFSC is to assist in filling those gaps so that science informs practice and vice-versa. Unfortunately, for many local fire management issues, there are few resources available to bring managers and scientists together to solve these important issues.

In an effort to enhance the opportunities for managers and scientists to work together, and to expose future professionals to opportunities of management and research collaborations, the LSFSC requests proposals to fund research internships that address relevant fire science and management issues associated with northern fire-dependent ecosystems of the Lake States region (See our Ecosystems page for a description of fire-dependent ecosystems that are the focus of the Lake States Fire Science Consortium). Proposals must be developed by joint manager-scientist teams (i.e. both must be listed as co-PIs and equally contribute to proposal development) and outline how the research internship will address a critical need that will help improve management of fire-dependent ecosystems locally. Preference will be given to partnerships that have not yet received funding from the program.

The LSFSC anticipates awarding several $4,000 research internship awards. It is expected that 100% of the funds should go to support the undergraduate internship experience (preferably for salary, though a limited amount of funds may be used to purchase materials and supplies needed to complete the project - funds should not be used as a supplement or summer salary for graduate students). All proposals must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern / 4:00 PM Central on Monday, December 9, 2019 by email to Jack McGowan-Stinski. There will be no exceptions to this closing date and time.

Deadline: Dec 9, 2019
Contact Name: Jack McGowan-Stinski
Contact E-mail: mcgowan-stinski.1@osu.edu

Funding: JFSP Funding Opportunity Announcements (posted Sep 30, 2019)

The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are open through 5 pm MST, December 5, 2019.

The Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) announcement FA-FOA0020-001 has one task statement. Proposals must address one or more of the following topic areas:

  • Fuels management and fire behavior
  • Changing fire environment
  • Emissions and air quality
  • Fire effects and post-fire recovery
  • Relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire
  • Human dimensions of fire

The primary announcement FA-FOA0020-002 has one task statement:

  1. Performance of fuel breaks and fuel break systems  

The Regional Fire Science Exchange announcement FA-FOA0020-003 has one task statement focused on leading and executing a regional fire science exchange in the following four regions (see map and supporting information in the FOA):

  1. Alaska
  2. California
  3. Great Basin
  4. Pacific Islands

Deadline: Dec 5, 2019

Job: Diversity Burn Crew Team Leader - TNC - Sanderson, FL (posted Nov 8, 2019)

The Diversity Burn Crew Team Leader directs a 4-person crew with 1 mentor and 3 interns to help build their stewardship and prescribed fire skills.  This person advances conservation programs in the Okefenokee and Osceola Landscape in support of the multi-state Stewardship Training for Environmental Progress (STEP) program as part of a team of GA-TNC staff.

Deadline: Dec 5, 2019

Job: LANDFIRE Communications Lead - TNC (posted Nov 11, 2019)

The primary goal of this part-time position is to help the TNC LANDFIRE Team advance the mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and major partners by organizing and leading TNC internal communication activities. Second, assist the TNC LANDFIRE Team with external communications among partners and collaborators as requested and appropriate.

Deadline: Dec 4, 2019

General: IAWF 2020 Award Nominations (posted Oct 1, 2019)

We encourage you to  gather your information to nominate some very deserving folks for these prestigious awards! The recipient does not need to be an IAWF member to receive an award. Awards will be announce and/or presented at one of our upcoming IAWF Conferences in 2020.

If you’ve nominated someone in the past and they were not selected as the recipient, please do not hesitate to re-nominate them. At times we have numerous deserving folks, however, at this time we are only able to select one person per award.

Deadline: Dec 2, 2019

Job: Ph.D Positions in Global Change Ecology - University of California (Los Angeles, CA) (posted Aug 28, 2019)

The Tingley Lab in Global Change Ecology is joining the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles and seeking creative and motivated PhD students to join the lab in the Fall of 2020. Our research utilizes field and biodiversity data to explore how large-scale anthropogenic drivers of change (e.g., climate change, land-use change, fire regimes) affect geographic distributions and community interactions over short to long timespans, from years to centuries. Most of our research explores these topics using birds as the primary study organism.

Potential research areas include: 1) the impact of climate change on birds through shifts in distributions or phenology; 2) the mechanisms that define range limits; 3) the role of wildfire in structuring biodiversity; 4) statistical modeling of distributions and assemblages; and/or 5) using historical data to understand processes of change. Research projects will have opportunities to draw from extensive existing databases as well as collect new field data at current field sites in temperate mountain systems. Enthusiasm, excellent written and oral communication abilities, and strong quantitative skills are necessary. Backgrounds in ornithology, modeling, and statistics are desired.

Job: Environmentalist Senior - Nespelem, WA (posted Nov 23, 2019)

Basic Functions: Responsible for Reservation nonpoint source (NPS) pollution control management, watershed protection and restoration through administration of three Tribal codes related to water, soil and habitat protection, natural resource project and burned area impact assessment, participation in multidisciplinary planning, implementation of restoration activities, and resource monitoring.  Position requires extensive work with Tribal and non-Tribal landowners, contractors, general public, and natural resource specialists working for other Tribal/BIA departments and jurisdictions.

Deadline: Nov 29, 2019

Job: Research Assistant – Arctic, Woods Hole Research Center (posted Oct 23, 2019)

The Woods Hole Research Center seeks a Research Assistant to support several projects related to carbon cycling, landscape disturbances, and vegetation dynamics in the Arctic. The successful candidate will use remote sensing, geospatial data, and modeling techniques to investigate ongoing changes in the Arctic, including gas emission craters in the Siberian Arctic, changing fluxes of CO2, and boreal forest demographics and disturbances. This position requires expertise in advanced statistical techniques and working with geospatial data. Previous experience working in the Arctic is highly preferred.

Deadline: Nov 25, 2019

Job: Allegheny Highlands Burn Crew Member - TNC - Hot Springs, VA (posted Oct 28, 2019)

The primary responsibilities of the Allegheny Highlands Burn Crew are to prepare and implement prescribed burns in the Central Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia with key partners such as the USDA Forest Service (George Washington & Jefferson National Forest), VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, VA Department of Conservation & Recreation and the VA Department of Forestry. The BCM will participate in prescribed burn implementation, preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. As part of the BCM’s ongoing professional development, they will be responsible for keeping abreast of new burn techniques and equipment to enhance skills and maintain/grow professional fire certification credentials.  In addition, they shall work to build and maintain relationships in the professional fire community and in the local community where the Conservancy works. This may include participation in wild land fire suppression activities in partnership with other local, state and federal agencies, either as a TNC employee, or as a short-term employee of the partner entity (such as an administratively determined, short term federal employee).

Deadline: Nov 25, 2019

Job: Allegheny Highlands Burn Crew Manager - TNC - Hot Springs, VA (posted Oct 28, 2019)

The Allegheny Highlands Burn Crew Manager oversees 4 crew members. They supervise the seasonal burn crew daily. The primary responsibilities of the crew are to prepare and implement prescribed burns in the Central Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia with key partners such as the USDA Forest Service (George Washington & Jefferson National Forest), VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, VA Department of Conservation & Recreation and the VA Department of Forestry. The Burn Crew Manager (BCM) participates in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. They may also perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire including, but not limited to trail maintenance, forest thinning and fire cache organization.

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

Deadline: Nov 25, 2019

General: Special Call for Quick Response Grant Proposals - California’s Recurring Wildfires (posted Nov 15, 2019)

Nearly one year ago, the Natural Hazards Center released a special call for quick response research to study wildfires that were then devastating communities across California. A year later, fires continue to damage and destroy homes and businesses along the West Coast.

Their thoughts go out to the hundreds of thousands affected by these devastating events, as well as those working to protect people and property. They know that when their job is done, the work of researchers to advance the understanding of why these fires are so prevalent and damaging—and what we can do about it—will be able to begin.

With that in mind, the Natural Hazards Center is again issuing a special call for quick response research related to the wildfires in California.

Proposals to collect perishable data related to the 2019 California Wildfires will be accepted from November 11 to November 25. All proposals will be evaluated simultaneously at the close of this window. Three to five research proposals of up to $3,000 will be funded. Funding notifications will be sent no later than December 31, 2019.

Deadline: Nov 25, 2019

General: Southern Fire Exchange Biennial Survey (posted Oct 16, 2019)

Every two years, the Southern Fire Exchange collects information in an online survey in order to understand whether we are meeting the needs of the Southeast fire community and to help us shape the future of our programming. Please take a few minutes to participate in the survey and help us continue to offer the best in wildland fire science communication.

Job: Range Technician - Monitoring (posted Oct 24, 2019)

The Range Technician (Monitoring) works under the supervision and guidance of professional range and natural resource specialists to provide technical support and assistance in range conservation, range management and range improvement.  In addition to serving as a crew member or crew lead for specific projects, the specific duties are: implementing and coordinating Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) procedures; inputting and extracting data for reporting, planning and analysis; completing range condition and trend studies, utilization, actual use, climatological and other allotment evaluation studies; ensuring stipulation compliance for grazing permits and leases; assisting in grazing lease and permit preparation and range administration; assisting with automated billing, updating case files and allotment files; and preparing range transfer documents.

Deadline: Nov 18, 2019

General: IAFC Nominations for 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Awards (posted Oct 3, 2019)

The International Association of Fire Chiefs, National Association of State Foresters, National Fire Protection Association, and USDA Forest Service are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Awards.    
The Wildfire Mitigation Awards (WMA) are the highest national honor one can receive for outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire preparedness and mitigation.  The three award categories are:

  •     National Wildfire Mitigation Award
  •     National Mitigation Hero Award
  •     Wildfire Mitigation Legacy Award

These awards are designed to recognize outstanding service in wildfire preparedness and safety across a broad spectrum of activities and among a variety of individuals and organizations. By honoring these achievements, the award sponsors also seek to increase public recognition and awareness of the value of wildfire mitigation efforts.

Deadline: Nov 15, 2019
Contact Name: Meghan Marklewitz
Contact E-mail: Meghan@iafc.org

Job: Forest Health Fire Ecologist - Washington DNR (posted Oct 10, 2019)

As Forest Health Fire Ecologist you will be on the leading edge of a developing prescribed fire program improving forest health and resiliency throughout the state. You will be collecting fuels and fire effects data that will help guide prescribed fire implementation and planning efforts as the Washington Department of Natural Resources work towards its 20 year Forest Health Plan goals.

Location: Washington Department of Natural Resources
Address: 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA 98504
Contact Name: Michael Norris
Contact E-mail: michael.norris@dnr.wa.gov

Job: Field Steward - Prairie Forest Border Ecoregion - TNC - Cushing, MN (posted Oct 14, 2019)

The Field Steward (FS) provides technical leadership and support to a business unit plans and directs preserve management programs and stewardship within the PFBE ecoregion.  The FS addresses critical threats to natural systems and individual species, fosters cross-site learning among conservation community, and supplies conservation planning teams with site or landscape level information relevant to the planning process.  The FS assists with conservation strategies, land protection, and implements strategies to secure public and private support for TNC conservation priorities.  The FS coordinates community support, ensures the maintenance of preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and coordinates multiple projects, sets deadlines and manages completion.  The FS manages TNC staff, interns, volunteers, and contracts to accomplish land management goals throughout the work geography.

Deadline: Nov 15, 2019

Job: Forester: Fuels - Umatilla Indian Reservation (posted Oct 23, 2019)

The forestry program is responsible for the ecological enhancement, economic development and sustainable use of forest resources of allotted, Tribal trust and Tribal fee patent lands for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The Forester assists with development and implementation of activities and functions to carry out provisions of CTUIR missions and 25 CFR. The Forester develops, implements, and continues programs designed to secure optimum conservation and utilization of soil, water, and forestry resources to provide a reasonable income to Indian landowners consistent with other resource and cultural values. The CTUIR employs the best available science to forward our mission through participation in policy, administrative process, public outreach and education. The position will be under the supervision of the Supervisory Forester. The Forestry Program is required to:

  1. Integrate the protection, conservation, utilization, and enhancement of Tribal fee, trust and/or restricted Indian forestry lands with the desires of the beneficial owners;
  2. Ensure that beneficial owners receive fair market value for forestry production; and
  3. Accomplish 1 and 2 in conjunction with natural resource management objectives and cultural values of the Tribes.

Deadline: Nov 15, 2019
Location: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Address: Mission, OR

Job: Fire Ecology Post-doc - USGS - Flagstaff, AZ (posted Oct 29, 2019)

The U.S. Geological Survey Southwest Biological Science Center in Flagstaff, AZ is hiring a fire ecology post-doc to begin December 2019. The position is full-time for 13 months. Salary is $60,000 per year with benefits. The post-doc will apply fuels mapping methods and fire modeling to understand current and future fire behavior in grasslands, savannas, and dry forests of the southwestern U.S. The post-doc will work with federal agencies to develop strategies to reduce wildfire risk and support related management needs.

Deadline: Nov 15, 2019
Contact Name: Seth Munson
Contact E-mail: smunson@usgs.gov

Job: Napu'u NRM Fire Outreach Associate - Hawaii (posted Nov 1, 2019)

DUTIES:  Plans, coordinates, and facilitates wildland fire prevention and pre-suppressions actions to reduce hazard and fire fuels in and around the project area. Drives to field sites to implement fire pre-suppression actions through vegetation control through manual and chemical means in challenging terrain. Ensures successful completion of projects and participant safety. Works with NNRM Staff, partners, collaborators, and permit holders to coordinate volunteer service projects, restoration activities, and outplanting and weed removal efforts.  Designs and creates displays, presentations, websites, social media, various documents (e.g., flyers, handouts, brochures) and related materials for use in fire prevention outreach and education events. Attends and helps plan community and outreach events to educate the community on wildland fire prevention and pre-suppression.  Work includes but not limited to, volunteer event coordination and participation, outreach material development, and coordination of meetings with the local community.  Processes, organizes, files all paperwork, spreadsheets and reports following completion of outreach programs and volunteer days, and maintains records. Provides monthly reports on number of education visits, hours worked on service projects, accomplishments, challenges faced, and ideas for improving the fire prevention program. Oversees up to six (6) summer and seasonal interns and up to thirty (30) volunteers.  Assists with weed monitoring and control, out planting, fence construction, repair and maintenance, seed collection and propagation, wildlife and plant surveys and related activities.  Must be able/willing to work on nights and weekends and occasionally camp. This position is not involved in direct action on fire suppression operations and will not be exposed to the hazards and risks of fireline personnel.

Deadline: Nov 15, 2019

Job: Student Trainee : Biological Science Internship (posted Nov 5, 2019)

Positions are being filled under the Pathways Student Internship Authority which is designed to provide students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore federal careers while in school.


  • The incumbent of this position performs a variety of clearly defined tasks within one or more functional areas of biological sciences.
  • Biological sciences include forestry, rangeland management, wildlife biology, fish biology, ecology, botany, recreation, natural resources management, biological sciences, and other related disciplines.
  • Assignments will vary by Agency and setting.
  • The major duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develops and applies knowledge of principles, concepts, work processes, and regulations of one or more functional areas of biological science.
  • Assists in one or more phases of the research process.
  • Performs routine techniques using a variety of specialized equipment.
  • Records instrument readings, collects samples, and takes measurements.
  • Maintains inventory of chemical and biological materials.
  • Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner
  • Forest Service incumbents in wildland fire management may also perform the following:
  • Develops and applies knowledge of fuels management and fire suppression techniques.
  • Cleans, reconditions, and stores fire tools and equipment.
  • Serves as a member of fire crew assigned to suppress wildland fires.
  • Reviews detailed procedural instructions and receives in-depth on-the-job and formal classroom training.

Deadline: Nov 15, 2019

General: North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange Needs Your Input (posted Oct 17, 2019)

NAFSE is currently in the process of writing their renewal proposal to submit to the Joint Fire Science Program for FY 2021-22. They’d like input from their community on which NAFSE events and products you prefer as well as what your fire science information and research needs are. They also need to know what kinds of successes you may have had in interacting with their network, and where they can improve.

Please email inga.lapuma@rutgers.edu with any suggestions you may have as soon as possible. The NAFSE Leadership Team will also be at the Cohesive Strategy Meeting next week, so feel free to stop by their table and share your ideas! Check out their website blog, events and other resources for a review of what we have been up to over the last few years at www.firesciencenorthatlantic.org.

Job: Northwest Georgia Burn Crew Manager - TNC (posted Oct 18, 2019)

The NW Georgia Burn Crew Manager oversees a squad (3-8 Burn Crew Members) in wildland fire activities and/or other actions focused on the management and restoration of habitat for rare species and fire dependent systems like montane longleaf pine woodlands as directed by the Coosa River Basin Program Director.

Deadline: Nov 14, 2019

Job: Fire Technician I - TNC - Franklin Gove, Il (posted Oct 18, 2019)

Fire Technician will assist with prescribed fire at Nachusa Grasslands, a 4,000 acre preserve near Dixon, IL. The fire technician will work together on a crew to implement prescribed fire.  Must be FFT1 qualifications.  Full-time job, short term position. $15.50/hr. Includes nice clean on-site housing (one technician per room), high speed internet available at Headquarters; no pets.

Deadline: Nov 14, 2019

Job: Cross Ranch Field Steward - TNC - Center, ND (posted Oct 14, 2019)

The Steward leads work teams to ensure implementation of preserve management plans across the three TNC preserves in central North Dakota (Cross Ranch, John E. Williams, and Davis Ranch).  Management activities include assisting in the planning and implementation of prescribed fires, mowing firebreaks, bison roundup, treatment of non-native invasive species and conducts monitoring of species with the use of mobile devices.  Also required is the daily maintenance and up-keep of tools, equipment and facilities, fence construction and maintenance (barb and electric), operation of tractors and skid steers, hiring of seasonal staff, identifying management needs for preserves, assisting with field trips, working with volunteers and contractors, and other land management tasks as needed.  This position will require irregular work hours and long days.  While the position will work primarily from the Cross Ranch office, it will require occasional travel and overnight stays at other work locations.  To provide a general security presence for TNC’s equipment/facilities, the Steward is required to live on-site.  This is a regular, full-time position with an expected end date of December 2021 (with the possibility of extension).

Deadline: Nov 10, 2019

Training: NAFRI and NWCG Courses (posted Oct 3, 2019)

NAFRI partners with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and Course Development Sub Committees, comprised of subject matter experts, to manage and deliver graduate school level curriculums.  A total of 17 courses are supported by NAFRI staff and are delivered on an annual, biannual and biennial basis.