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Job: Grasslands & Sustainable Grazing Strategy Manager - TNC - Missouri (posted December 10, 2018)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Grasslands and Sustainable Grazing Strategy Manager will work with private and public-sector partners to understand and address the challenges of adopting conservation practices in the GRG, both in Missouri and in Iowa. S/he will build a vision and direction to advance sustainable grazing practices aligned with TNC’s Shared Conservation Agenda. The Manager will lead the successful development of TNC’s working demonstration ranch, Little Creek Farm, while supervising full-time staff and conservation activities at the adjacent Dunn Ranch Prairie, which includes overseeing the reseeding of a high-quality, diverse prairie restoration, bison herd management, and prescribed fire. S/he will spearhead development of effective messaging and outreach to ranchers, agribusiness, and other members of the grazing sector to provide accurate and relevant information about conservation practices. The Manager will develop key partnerships with public and private organizations to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices, raise stakeholder interest in outcomes, and develop resources to support the adoption and use of conservation tools within the GRG. S/he negotiates complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities and develops and implements conservation relevant strategies. The Manager will also represent TNC on work groups and at conferences and field days to convey the importance of conservation grazing, soil health, water quality, greenhouse gas mitigation, and agricultural productivity.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 7, 2019.

Job: Forester - Pennsylvania (posted December 10, 2018)

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The mission of this position is to work with private landowners and cooperating agencies in Warren County to enhance forest land productivity and usefulness through technical forestry assistance and support of programs and projects directed toward the mission; and second, to support other Bureau of Forestry programs and activities in the Forest District as requested and required. Duties include assisting in fire protection activities; responding to requests regarding insect and disease problems; administering timber sales; and providing assistance with urban and community forestry management.

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Northeast Regional Strategy Committee (NE RSC) Prescribed Fire Survey (posted December 7, 2018)

Responses are requested by January 11th, 2019 so that initial results may be discussed at the 2019 NE RSC Meeting Jan. 28-29, 2019. Do not complete the survey if your organization falls out of the NE RSC boundary.

Click here to take the survey

Job: Fire Management Assistant - As Needed - TNC - Lexington, Kentucky (posted December 6, 2018)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Fire Management Assistant (FMA) position will begin February 1, 2019 and end May 1, 2019. The FMA will work directly with the Fire Manager on all wildland fire management and preserve management activities. Housing may be available. Frequent travel is required. Please notice this is an as needed position meaning there is no minimum or maximum weekly hours guaranteed.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 2, 2019.

Job: Engine Boss - TNC - Lexington, Kentucky (posted December 6, 2018)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Engine Boss (ENGB) oversees a Type 6 engine crew (2-3 Burn Crew Members) in wildland fire activities, as directed by a Burn Boss, or other command position.  Position will begin on February 11, 2019 and terminate on April 19, 2019. Housing will be available.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 2, 2019.

Job: Burn Crew Member - TNC - Lexington, Kentucky (posted December 6, 2018)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Burn Crew Member (BCM) participates in wild land fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned. Position(s) will begin on February 11, 2019 and terminate on April 19, 2019. Housing will be available.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 2, 2019.

Job: Sagebrush Collaborative Conservation Specialist (posted December 5, 2018)

The Sagebrush Collaborative Conservation Specialist position serves to lead the strategic, partner-driven conservation of sagebrush by helping implement the Intermountain West Joint Venture’s (IWJV) Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands initiative. In 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the IWJV entered into a formal partnership to improve sagebrush conservation across ownership boundaries. The partnership is modeled after the successful voluntary private land conservation efforts pioneered by the USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI). These partners are working jointly to implement a Memorandum of Understanding for sage grouse and sagebrush habitat conservation.

The IWJV is seeking a Sagebrush Collaborative Conservation Specialist to support the Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands initiative. The Sagebrush Collaborative Conservation Specialist will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of staff members and partners including, but not limited to, IWJV staff (Assistant Coordinator, Operations & Administration Manager, Sagebrush Communications Specialist, Project Coordinator, and Spatial Ecologist); the IWJV Management Board; BLM staff at the Washington Office, State, District and Field Office levels; NRCS State Conservationists, Working Lands for Wildlife, and associated staff; and IWJV state conservation partners. The position is hosted by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) through a cooperative staffing agreement between WAFWA and the IWJV and reports directly to the IWJV Assistant Coordinator. The IWJV is one of the leading collaborative conservation organizations in the Intermountain West. We are seeking an individual that can identify opportunities and engage a diverse audience to develop conservation solutions. The applicant needs to be comfortable with working in a fast-paced work environment.

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OneUSDA Internship Program (posted December 5, 2018)

The OneUSDA Internship Program offers Federal opportunities to students currently enrolled in qualifying educational programs or institutions. It is a comprehensive developmental program intended to provide students with experience in a dynamic work environment that will enhance their educational goals and shape their career choices. An internship with USDA will involve various components of on-the-job experience, mentorship, and training tailored to the student’s education, experience, and interests.

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Job: Prescribed Fire Crew Technician - North Carolina State Parks (posted December 4, 2018)

The Prescribed Fire Crew Technician participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. The Prescribed Fire Crew Technician will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. Will do project work and other park management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.

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Job: Preserve Technician - TNC - Dryden, Texas (posted December 3, 2018)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Preserve Technician maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities.  S/he removes exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring and may also manage livestock.  S/he may assist in prescribed burns and repair/maintain tools, equipment, facilities, vehicles and land.  The Preserve Technician will open and close preserve to the visiting public and maintain preserve records using a database or PC.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 29th.

Job: Burn Crew Member - TNC - Madison, Wisconsin (posted December 3, 2018)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Burn Crew Member is a 6-month position starting in mid-February and concluding in mid-August. The position is full time and will be based out of the Wisconsin chapter’s main office in Madison. The successful candidate will be a member of the Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Crew and will also provide land management support on TNC lands in southern Wisconsin. The position will provide logistical support for the prescribed fire program, including crew coordination, equipment preparation and rehab, and fire break installation. The Burn Crew Member will participate in fire operations to include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. on TNC lands along with state and federal partner lands. During the non-fire activities, the position will implement preserve management duties such as species monitoring, invasive species control (mechanical and chemical), boundary posting, field trip coordination, etc. The position may also use equipment such as, but not limited to, ATVs, brushcutters, chainsaws, and backpack herbicide sprayers. The pay rate will be $14-16 per hour depending on experience.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, January 11.

Job: Range Technician - Oregon/Washington (posted December 3, 2018)

Range Technicians work under the supervision and guidance of professional range and natural resource specialists performing a variety of duties related to monitoring range land conditions, managing herds of wild horses and burros, processing allotment transfers, supervising range use by permits, and investigating unauthorized use. Other duties may include weed management and monument inventory. The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, and stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.

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Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference Call for Abstracts (posted December 3, 2018)

NAFSE will be co-sponsoring a pyrogenic wildlife symposia at the 75th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference.

If you know anyone who may be interested in presenting as part of their symposium, please encourage him or her to submit an abstract via the online system and select their symposium as their preferred conference venue.

They are specifically looking for 2 types of talks:

1)     Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) wildlife research in fire-dependent systems of the NE (talks must be SGCN specific since this is the hook for this audience) that are currently receiving Rx fire management.

2)     Fire management talks about the logistics (equipment, techniques, strategies, communications, education, social science) and evolving understanding of how to burn in various fuels in the region for wildlife habitat.

Contact Neil Gifford (NAFSE community rep) at ngifford@albanypinebush.org or Inga La Puma (NAFSE Science Communication Director) at inga.lapuma@rutgers.edu for more information or suggestions for presentations.

Job: Prescribed Fire Team Leaders - Okanogan and Yakima, WA (posted November 30, 2018)

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill two (2) 10 month full time, career seasonal Natural Resource Specialist 1 positions located in the Lands Division of the Wildlife Program.  The duty stations are in the Okanogan, Washington and Yakima, Washington. The employment period mid-February through mid-December, annually.

As the Prescribed Fire Team Leader within the Wildlife Program this position assists in providing statewide fire management implementation services on wildlife areas including fire dependent fish and wildlife habitat restoration and maintenance using prescribed (Rx) fire. Additionally this position will lead a prescribed (Rx) burn team to help implement projects for fire-dependent dry forest ecosystems with an initial focus in Eastern Washington but may include any region in Washington State. This position supports/contributes to the mission of WDFW of preserving, protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats by restoring fire as a disturbance agent at the appropriate frequency to fire dependent ecosystems/habitats sustaining and perpetuating the plants and animals dependent thereon.
 
Under the supervision of the  Rx Fire Unit Manager, this position (Prescribed Fire Team Leader) supports the Department's mission and goals by implementing sound fire dependent fish and wildlife habitat restoration and maintenance projects within the constraints of policy, applicable legal requirements, and applicable collective bargaining agreements.
 
This position assists the Rx Fire Unit Manager in implementing plans to restore and maintain fire dependent fish and wildlife on wildlife areas primarily in Eastern Washington but may include any region statewide which include more 200,000 acres of forest including numerous fire dependent, e.g., dry forest and fire maintained prairies and steppe.
 
General duties include: Coordinating with the Rx Fire Unit Manager, Wildlife Area Managers, Wildlife Biologists and Foresters to implement plans for restoration and maintenance of fire dependent fish and wildlife habitat; Conducting burn unit layout, fuels inventory, assisting with writing burn plans, and implementing restoration projects with a primary focus of supervising and training the Prescribed Burn Team.

Duties:

Job knowledge (to perform the essential activities of this position, the employee must know or understand the following): Fire ecology; fire effects and by-products and their ecosystem actions; fire weather; fuel types; fuel conditions; fuels assessment; smoke management; NWCG standards; knowledge of tools and techniques used to prepare for and implement Rx burns; Working knowledge of management, supervision and training of fire line hand crews and/or prescribed fire hand crews.

Duty: Supervision
Tasks include:

Develop, maintain and lead a fully integrated and functionally coordinated team of professional members, 1- Crew Supervisor 2 and up to 6- Natural Resource Worker 2 levels to accomplish overall ecological fire management including prescribed fire implementation, mop-up and patrol, tree thinning operations and monitoring to restore and maintain ecological function of natural systems for the benefit of wildlife and fisheries habitat. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short term priorities. Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities. Develops performance standards and evaluates work performance of subordinates. Provide for employee and public safety while implementing assigned projects including prescribed burning. Design training curriculum to develop and nurture skills of subordinates.

Duty: Equipment Operation and Maintenance
Tasks include:

Ability to operate various types of equipment such as 4-wheel drive vehicles, all-terrain vehicles (UTV & ATV), chainsaws and hand tools in a safe and efficient manner. Ability to provide basic equipment maintenance such as trouble shooting pumps, engine operations and maintenance, tool maintenance and maintain them in a fire ready condition. Ability to organize and track inventories of fire line equipment so there is accountability of equipment and costs.

Duty: Monitoring
Tasks include:

Ability to learn or develop basic pre- and post-burn monitoring such as fuels inventories and vegetation surveys, photo points this data is required for creating burn plans and monitoring prescribed burn goals and objectives.

Duty: Other duties as assigned
Tasks include:

Participate in forest thinning operations to reduce stand densities prior to implementing prescribed fires. Ability to conduct miscellaneous wildlife area duties as assigned during non-fire periods such as visitor signage replacement, repair construction, assisting planting of food plots, etc.

For more information click here.

Job: Southern Indiana Land Steward - TNC - Laconia, Indiana (posted November 27, 2018)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Southern Indiana Land Steward leads work teams to ensure the coordination, community support and implementation of preserve management plans.  They maintain preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, remove exotic species and/or monitor and research species, assist with prescribe fire as a management tool, use power equipment to maintain roads, fire lines, trails, ecological integrity of preserves, maintain tools and equipment, operate heavy machinery, and open and close preserves to the visiting public.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 25, 2018.

Job: Burn Crew Member - TNC - Van Buren, Missouri (posted November 27, 2018)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Missouri Ozarks Burn Crew Member participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned. The Burn Crew Member may assist on wildland fire operations in other parts of the region 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 members.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 14, 2018.

Job: Stewardship Technician - TNC - Nebraska (posted November 21, 2018)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Stewardship Technician performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management. S/he will assist with preserve activities including; fence repair & building, tree removal, seed collection, mowing, prescribed burning, building maintenance, and weed control (including herbicide application). The position may also require field data collection and data entry related to research and monitoring projects being conducted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) staff and cooperators.  Public relations work, including leading tours and giving programs may also be required.  This short-term (full-time) position will require irregular hours and will include extensive outdoor physical labor under adverse conditions. The Stewardship Technician is supervised by the Assistant Preserve Manager, does not supervise other staff, but may supervise volunteers. This seasonal position will run from February 4, 2019 – December 6, 2019. This position is based at The Nature Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies (rural part of central Nebraska) but may also be temporarily based at other preserve locations in Nebraska. Optional housing is available.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 18, 2018.

Job: Conservation Forester - TNC - Maine (posted November 14, 2018)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy seeks a knowledgeable, energetic Conservation Forester to manage 160,000 acres of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified timberland and ecological reserves at the Upper St. John River Forest. Secondary responsibilities include assisting our Stewardship team in management of the 45,000-acre Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area and other sites in Northern Maine. The Conservation Forester will have a unique opportunity to manage one of the most dynamic and impactful forest conservation projects in the United States. Communicating and sharing forest management and conservation outcomes and lessons learned with Conservancy staff, partners, and contractors are important parts of the work.  The position is a hands-on field-oriented job with an expected 50% or more time spent in the woods.  This position will require regular overnight travel and may be based near Millinocket, Maine or another community with good access to the forest of northern Maine.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 1/3/2019.

Job: Fire Fighter Type 1 - TNC - Double Springs, AL (posted November 14, 2018)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The FFT1/ICT5 participates in prescribed fire management activities including, but not limited to: ignition, holding, mop-up, preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, and post-burn monitoring.  May perform other natural resource management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.

As part of the incumbent’s ongoing professional development, he/she 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 as necessary. 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).

HOW TO APPLY

For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 12/14/2018.

Take this Survey to Keep WindNinja Going (posted November 8, 2018)

Over the last 10 years WindNinja has seen sustained development and is now widely used by operational wildland fire management both in the U.S. and abroad. In case you're wondering who uses it besides you, here are some quick statistics:

  • 20+ peer-reviewed journal articles
  • 7+ million model runs in the last year by 3056 unique users in 70 countries
  • Used by WFDSS, FlamMap, Prometheus, Wildfire Analyst, IMETs, FBANs, ARAs
  • Non-fire: training search and rescue dogs, simulating canyon incision on Mars, wind erosion, paragliding conditions

We want to continue to grow and improve the model, but development and maintenance of the model is costly and we currently have no dedicated support for this purpose. We've reached a point where we need to find additional funding to support these efforts. Here's how you can help us keep WindNinja going:

If WindNinja has been useful for your work and you would like to see our efforts continue, please let us know how you use WindNinja and why it has been useful for you by answering a few short questions here:

https://goo.gl/forms/dGKmAW60grZ41qdB2

We will use this feedback in our attempts to garner support for WindNinja development. You can also send feedback to wind.ninja.support@gmail.com.

Economic Impact of Fire Events on Livestock Production in California - FIRE Survey (posted October 22, 2018)

If you're a livestock producer in California that's been affected by wildfires in the last 10 years, UC Davis/Berkeley invites you to participate in this 15-30 minute survey. "This survey will provide critical information that can be incorporated into guidelines aimed toward proving the foundations for future fire economic assessments and management decisions."

Click here to take the survey

PhD Position in Ecosystem Dynamics - University of Idaho (posted October 9, 2018)

The University of Idaho seeks a sincere, motivated, and creative individual to apply for an exciting PhD assistantship in Ecosystem Dynamics. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Arjan Meddens to examine the spatial and temporal patterns of ecosystem dynamics across the western United States. You will work on highly relevant research which aims to improve ecosystem resilience to future disturbances across the larger landscape under rapidly changing climate conditions. Since this position is initially funded by a Teaching Assistantship (TA), the candidates’ research area is somewhat flexible. Potential research topics include: (1) the dynamics of fire refugia and utilization of fire refugia by plant or animal species, (2) spatial and temporal patterns of bark beetle outbreaks, (3) measuring ecosystem structure at the forest-tundra ecotone, and/or (4) the utilization of high-resolution (UAV) lidar applications for forest measurements. A genuine interest in teaching is required and an interest in societal impacts of disturbances and management applications is highly desired. The position includes approximately 2 years of TA funding with the potential for more RA (Research Assistantship) funding later in the PhD. The successful candidate will be housed in the Department of Natural Resources and Society in the College of Natural Resources, which has great collaborative faculty with expertise in both the social and biophysical sciences.    

Requirements: An active interest in teaching with good interpersonal skills as wells as strong quantitative background – as demonstrated by courses taken, programming skills, and GRE scores. Field experience and a well-rounded educational background in ecology, geography, fire science, and natural resource management is desired. The position will begin in the Fall of 2019.  

This position has approximately 2 academic year (9 months) Teaching Assistantship funding available with the possibility of more funding in the summer and following the first two years. Annual compensation package is competitive and depends upon experience.   

If you like to be considered for the position, please send a letter of interest and a CV to Arjan Meddens (ameddens.@uidaho.edu).

FEMA announces Disaster Mitigation Grant Program (PDM) Fiscal Year 2018 (posted August 9, 2018)

FEMA announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 application cycle on August 3, 2018.  The application period is October 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019.  The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is posted on www.Grants.gov.  The FY 2018 PDM Fact Sheet provides an overview of the agency's priorities for this year.  FEMA will offer NOFO webinars for potential applicants prior to opening the application period. View the complete webinar schedule.

Click here for more information.

Check it out: Fire science between the covers - Field Guide to the Canadian FBP System (posted August 6, 2018)

With all of the tools, supplies and gear that fire managers need, the last thing you would expect them to take to a wildfire is a book. But Steve Taylor’s little red book, Field Guide to the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System, has been part of fire manager and fire crew leaders’ toolkits for over 20 years. Taylor and retired fire researcher Marty Alexander, have blended the complex series of mathematical equations that make up the system with their own knowledge and experience in the 120 page guide.

Read more in the Natural Resources Canada 'Simply Science' article

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