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The NC Coastal Burn Crew Manager participates in preserve operations, restoration, maintenance, and management. This may include the following functions:

  • Participates in prescribed fire and wildfire activities, which may include: burn unit prep, fire operations, managing staff and volunteers, maintenance of equipment and supplies, mop up, and monitoring.
  • Participates in and manages restoration projects including thinning, planting, and other projects
  • Maintains preserves and buildings, which may include: maintaining tools and equipment, repairing fences and gates, posting boundaries, and maintaining grounds and structures at historical sites.

The NC Coastal Burn Crew Manager may assist on wildland fire operations in other parts of the Coastal Plain with federal, state, or private partners, or travel to other areas of the state or out-of-state to assist other TNC programs or partners on prescribed or wildland fires. Housing is provided to fire crew staff.

Deadline: Apr 4, 2019 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will soon be advertising to fill a GS-401-11 Forest Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist position. The position is permanent, full time located at the Forest Supervisor’s Office in Wenatchee, WA.

About the Position 
This position reports to the Deputy Fire Staff-Fuels and is responsible for coordination of the forest fuels program, working closely with the districts and other programs to accomplish restoration objectives. 

The incumbent will work with local, regional, and interagency partners to assist in planning, coordination, and implementation of a variety of fuels projects to meet landscape restoration objectives.  

The position also provides forest level coordination for the forest prevention program.

The work is diverse and involves office work combined with field assignments during the fire season and occasional travel throughout the year.

FS-FPM qualification requirements: Currency as RXB2 and (ICT3 or TFLD or HEBM)
 

Deadline: Apr 15, 2019 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Contact Name: Matt Castle
Contact E-mail: matthew.castle@usda.gov
Contact Phone: 509-664-9333

The Stewardship/Burn Crew Technician (SBCT) will assist with various prairie stewardship activities including: prescribed fire operations (including ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, and monitoring), tree/brush removal, noxious weed control, fencing, firebreak installation and other and other tasks as assigned. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) short-term position. There are three positions of different durations. Two positions will be from April 15 to August 30 and one position from April 15 to July 31.

SBCT will serve on a crew of 6 to 8 people. The crew travels throughout the Prairie Coteau (northeast SD/southwest MN) landscape. This crew is responsible for preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at various preserves in the landscape. Under the direction of a Burn Boss, the SBCT will assist with controlled burns and other land management activities which may include some or all of the tasks listed in the following Responsibilities and Scope section. The SBCT will work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.

Deadline: Mar 24, 2019 11:59 pm
Contact Name: Ben Gery
Contact E-mail: benjamin.gery@tnc.org

This position has been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as a Senior Firefighter, and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a Forestry Technician on a Type 3 Engine Module crew performing wildland firefighting work and providing leadership to crewmembers in fire engine operations.
  • Performs work directly related to wildland fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, hazardous fuels reduction, and prescribed burning.
  • Makes initial evaluation of fire situations, determines rate of spread, potential hazards to property and other improvements, suppression method to use, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use and application of water.
  • Performs vehicle inpection on fire vehicles from utility trucks and fire engines. Inventiories fire tools and equipment to ensure necessary tools and equipment are available for firefighting tasks.
  • Leads engine crew members (4 to 6 firefighters) in daily field operations; and provides leadeship for fire management projects.
  • Instructs crew members in specific tasks and techniques; conducts on-the-job training; distributes work assignments among employees, assures timely completion of assigned tasks; ensures work is carried out safely; and reports on performance issues.
  • Operates a variety of motor vehicles to transport equipment, supplies, crew members, etc.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Land Management Tech (Technican) will work in the Agassiz Beach Ridges Landscape in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion (western Minnesota) as part of a crew managing prairie tracts and restorations as well as being responsible for preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at various nature preserves in this landscape.  The Technician must use safety equipment and must maintain a safety-conscious attitude at all times.  Technician duties will include vegetation management (herbicide applications, brush removal, tree removal, mowing, biological control, etc.), equipment maintenance and organization, hand collecting native prairie seed, firebreak installation, boundary posting, fencing and assist with controlled burns.  This position requires irregular hours and long days.  Transportation from The Nature Conservancy office to the various sites will be provided by The Nature Conservancy.  This is a seasonal position from June 10 to August 9, 2019).

Deadline: Apr 14, 2019 11:59 pm

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