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The Crew Leaders will have leadership roles on prescribed burns throughout Southern Blue Ridge from October, 2020 through May, 2021 (8 months). The Conservancy supports Southern Blue Ridge Fire Learning Network partners on multiple controlled burns each year.  Together with the 20-person as-needed burn crew, the Crew Leader helps fill a void of wildland firefighters for single or multi-day prescribed fire operations. These positions coordinate staff meeting times, oversee equipment preparation and rehabilitation, engine maintenance, radio programming, travel to burn sites and routinely has supervisory responsibility of crew during burns. Staffing needs for these positions could average 40-50 hours per operational period (bi-weekly) at the discretion of the Southern Blue Ridge Stewardship Manager. Operational periods are generally sporadic and clustered by opportune weather conditions, and no guarantee of a minimum number of opportunities is given or implied. The Crew Leaders will participate on opportunities only as their own schedules will allow, and thus participation on any given opportunity is not required. 
 
The primary responsibilities of the Crew Leader will be to: oversee communication from Stewardship Manager to crew and volunteers to determine availability; ensure crew receives Avenza maps; work with Stewardship Manager to assign crew to burns, plan transport of crew to/from Asheville - work sites, ensure equipment is ready (refill drip torches, charge radios; sharpen hand tools, service chainsaws, prep engine and trash pumps and help maintain shop space); communicate via phone/text with agency fire staff, supervise 4-8 FFTs (holding-firing) on prescribed burns; secure meals and overnight lodging for crew using TNC credit card; planning and directing team building activities; leadership roles in annual fire refresher. Wildland fire operations includes line construction, holding, ignition, patrol, mop-up, and monitoring. All Individuals will be representing the Conservancy on partner burns and must act accordingly.
 
Individual is expected to provide some of their own personal protective equipment (Nomex pants, Nomex shirt, fire boots, hard hat) as outlined by the TNC fire management manual http://www.tncfiremanual.org/require.htm and provide their own transportation to the meeting location in Asheville. TNC will provide a radio and transportation from Asheville to the burn unit and return. TNC can provide line pack, fire shelter, and radio harness if necessary. There is also potential for assisting on forestry-related projects. 
 
Must be willing to comply with TNC COVID-19 protocols and safety standards.

Deadline: Oct 8, 2020

The Burn Crew Member participates on prescribed burns throughout the Southern Blue Ridge from November, 2020 through April, 2021 (6 months). The Conservancy supports Southern Blue Ridge Fire Learning Network partners on multiple controlled burns each year.  Under the direction of the Stewardship Manager, the Crew Members provide of wildland fire support for single or multi-day prescribed fire operations. Staffing needs for this position average 2-4 operational periods bi-weekly and operational periods are at the discretion of the Southern Blue Ridge Stewardship Manager. Operational periods will likely be sporadic and clustered by opportune weather conditions, and no guarantee of a minimum number of opportunities is given or implied. Under supervision by a Burn Crew Manager or Stewardship Manager, crew members will participate in opportunities only as their own schedules will allow, and thus participation on any given opportunity is not required

The primary responsibility of the Burn Crew Member will be to assist in wildland fire operations with TNC partners such as state and federal agencies or on TNC preserves. Wildland fire operations may include line construction, holding, ignition, patrol, mop-up, and monitoring weather.  All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must meet FFT2 minimum qualification but do not need a red card. Individuals will be representing the Conservancy on partner burns and must act accordingly.  Potential for assisting on forestry-related projects.

Individual is expected to provide some of their own personal protective equipment (Nomex pants, Nomex shirt, fire boots, hard hat) as outlined by the TNC fire management manual http://www.tncfiremanual.org/require.htm and provide their own transportation to the meeting location in Asheville.  TNC will provide radio and transportation from Asheville to the burn unit and return.   TNC can provide line pack, fire shelter, and radio harness if necessary.

Must be willing to comply with TNC COVID-19 protocols and safety standards.

Deadline: Oct 8, 2020

The Women in Fire Fellowship Member participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, fire break preparation, and other tasks as assigned. The Fellowship member will also perform duties such as invasive species treatment, timber stand improvement, monitoring, mapping invasives and mapping treatment locations. This is a grant funded, US Forest Service interagency partnership project, funded for up to one year. The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare the candidate for entry or mid-level fire positions with the USFS or other partner agency. This crew member position is full time, year around for the period of the grant.

Deadline: Sep 29, 2020
Location: Carterville, IL
Address: get directions

The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management (www.bren.ucsb.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Data Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start July 1, 2021. We seek a highly creative and interactive scholar whose research and teaching interests are focused on innovative approaches for computational analyses in an allied discipline of Environmental Science (including, but not limited to, Earth science, ecology, political science, socio-ecological systems, etc.). We particularly seek candidates who address environmental questions using large datasets (e.g., remotely sensed data, text-based repositories, etc.), have a rigorous foundation in statistical fundamentals (e.g., machine learning, Bayesian inference, causal inference, etc.), or leverage cutting-edge developments in data science (e.g., data-driven discovery, scalable computing, etc.) in their work. We welcome candidates whose substantive area of expertise is related to environmental justice, or whose methodological expertise addresses algorithmic bias in quantitative sciences.

  • Open date: September 11th, 2020
  • Next review date: Monday, Oct 26, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: Thursday, Jul 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Deadline: Oct 26, 2020
Location: University of California, Santa Barbara
Address: get directions

The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University is an interdisciplinary academic program uniquely poised to advance education, research, and outreach in forest and rangeland stewardship and restoration ecology in the Central Rockies and High Plains. The Warner College of Natural Resources is home to five academic departments and several centers and institutes including the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, the Public Lands Policy Group, the WESTFIRE Research Center, the Colorado State Forest Service, the Center for Colllaborative Conservation, the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, and the Colorado Natural Heritage Program. These programs, institutes and centers provide a foundation for research, education and outreach in the natural resources. Linkages across departments and colleges, and with federal and state land managers and research centers, form a broader interdisciplinary foundation for increased impact. We expect the incumbent to foster opportunities for our students to become future leaders in the stewardship of natural resources. Additional information about the department can be accessed at https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/frs-home.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of classes on public lands and natural resource law, policy, history, planning, and environmental impact assessment, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses that are part of our on-campus and online Masters of Natural Resources Stewardship graduate program. Preferred candidates will have evidence of outstanding teaching skills in diverse formats, including online instruction. The incumbent will teach 2-3 courses per semester with additional opportunities for scholarship, outreach to stakeholders, and participation in other departmental activities such as advising student clubs. There will also be opportunities in summer to teach with additional compensation or to pursue research funding.

Deadline: Oct 12, 2020
Location: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Address: get directions
Contact Name: Courtney Schultz