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Northwest Fire Portal

The Northwest Fire Portal provides information about fire science and technology relevant to the northwestern contiguous United States. Our goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students, and communities who want access to the results of efforts to understand and manage fire and fuels on lands in the Northwest. Content within this portal may also be relevant to the temperate forests of southwestern Canada.

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Much of the Northwest-related content was originally compiled through the FIREHouse project (the Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse), funded by the Joint Fire Science Program.

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Job: South Carolina Prescribed Burn Crew Manager - TNC (posted September 21, 2018)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The SC Prescribed Burn Crew Manager oversees a squad of Burn Crew Members in wildland fire activities, as directed by a Burn Boss, or other command position. Position will begin on January 2, 2019 and terminate on April 26, 2019.    

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The South Carolina Prescribed Burn Crew Manager serves as a part of a seasonal crew of four. The crew travels extensively throughout the coastal plain and piedmont of South Carolina. The seasonal crew works with Conservancy staff in preparation and implementation of prescribed burns at various preserves which may be owned by either TNC or its public or private partners.  The Crew Manager is responsible for leading the crew during non-fire activities including fire line preparation, staging, transportation, and equipment maintenance.  The work schedule is weather dependent and may be highly irregular at times. Routine preserve management activities such as fencing, boundary posting, removal of invasive species, forest management, ecological monitoring and other related stewardship activities may be performed during periods when the weather is unsuitable to conduct burns.  The Conservancy provides the crew members with vehicles and lodging.  Lodging includes rustic lodges and often camping.

The Crew Manager supervises three seasonal, nomadic Prescribed Burn Crew Technicians.  They are the crew’s liaison with the fire management staff in the state.  They are supervised by the Forest Program Manager. They may also act as crew boss on burns as assigned by the burn boss.

The SC Prescribed Fire Crew Manager may assist on wildland fire operations 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.

As part of the incumbent’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.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information 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 October 19, 2018.

Job: South Carolina Prescribed Burn Crew Technician - TNC (posted September 21, 2018)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Burn Crew Member (BCM) participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned. Position will begin on January 2, 2019 and terminate on April 26, 2019.             

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The South Carolina seasonal prescribed burn crew consists of three Prescribed Burn Crew Technicians and one Crew Manager. The crew assists Conservancy staff in the preparation and implementation of prescribed burns at various preserves in South Carolina which may be owned by TNC or other public or private partners. The crew travels extensively as a team in one to two-week blocks between locations within the state. The work schedule is weather dependent and may be highly irregular at times.  Routine preserve management activities such as fencing, boundary posting, removal of invasive species, forest management, ecological monitoring and other related stewardship activities may be performed during periods when the weather is unsuitable to conduct burns.

The three Prescribed Burn Crew Technicians are supervised by the Crew Manager who travels with the crew.  The crew works closely with Conservancy staff. The Conservancy provides vehicles and lodging.  Lodging includes rustic lodges and often camping near the preserves.

The SC Prescribed Fire Crew Technicians may assist on wildland fire operations 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.

As part of the incumbent’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.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information 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 October 19, 2018.

Job: U.S. Forest Service-TNC Interagency Burn Crew - South Carolina (posted September 21, 2018)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Burn Crew Member (BCM) participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned. Position will begin on January 2, 2019 and terminate on April 26, 2019.             

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The U.S. Forest Service-TNC Interagency Burn Crew consists of three Crew Technicians and one Crew Supervisor. The crew will focus on fire-related activities, including prescribed fire implementation in and around the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests.  When not committed to the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, the crew will work with The Nature Conservancy and other partner agencies in South Carolina.  The work schedule is weather dependent and may be highly irregular at times.  Routine management activities such as fencing, boundary posting, removal of invasive species, forest management, ecological monitoring and other related stewardship activities may be performed during periods when the weather is unsuitable to conduct burns.

The three U.S. Forest Service-TNC Interagency Burn Crew Technicians are supervised by the U.S. Forest Service-TNC Interagency Burn Crew Manager who travels with the crew.  The crew works closely with U.S. Forest Service and TNC staff. The Conservancy provides vehicles and lodging.  Lodging includes hotels, rustic lodges and often camping.

The U.S. Forest Service-TNC Interagency Burn Crew Technicians may assist on wildland fire operations with federal, state, or private partners, or travel to other areas of the state to assist other TNC programs or partners on prescribed or wildland fires.

As part of the incumbent’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.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information 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 October 19, 2018.

Job: U.S. Forest Service-TNC Interagency Burn Crew Manager - South Carolina (posted September 20, 2018)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The U.S. Forest Service-TNC Interagency Burn Crew Manager oversees a squad of Burn Crew Members in wildland fire activities, as directed by a Burn Boss, or other command position. Position will begin on January 2, 2019 and terminate on April 26, 2019.       

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The U.S. Forest Service-TNC Interagency Burn Crew Manager serves as a part of a seasonal crew of four. The crew will focus on fire-related activities, including prescribed fire implementation in and around the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests.  When not committed to the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, the crew will work with The Nature Conservancy and other partner agencies in South Carolina.  The Crew Manager is responsible for leading the crew during non-fire activities including fire line preparation, staging, transportation, and equipment maintenance.  The work schedule is weather dependent and may be highly irregular at times.  Routine management activities such as fencing, boundary posting, removal of invasive species, forest management, ecological monitoring and other related stewardship activities may be performed during periods when the weather is unsuitable to conduct burns.  The Conservancy provides the crew members with vehicles and lodging.  Lodging includes hotels, rustic lodges and often camping.

The Crew Manager supervises three seasonal U.S. Forest Service-TNC Interagency Burn Crew Technicians.  They are the crew’s liaison with the U.S. Forest Service and TNC fire management staff in the state.  They are supervised by The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina Forest Program Manager. They also take leadership positions on burns as assigned by the burn boss.

The U.S. Forest Service-TNC Interagency Burn Crew Manager may assist on wildland fire operations with federal, state, or private partners, or travel to other areas of the state to assist other TNC programs or partners on prescribed or wildland fires.

As part of the incumbent’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.

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 October 19, 2018.

Job: Wildland Firefighter/Equipment Operator - Barksdale, AFB, LA (posted September 18, 2018)

Incumbent will be a member of the Barksdale Wildland Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Barksdale Air Force Base, LA.  The Wildland Support Module is responsible for implementing prescribed burns and responding to wildfires on Air Force property throughout the area of responsibility.
 
 
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 09/30/2018.

Jobs: Permanent Fire and Temporary Hiring - USFS (posted September 18, 2018)

What You Need to Know
  • Applicants for permanent fire positions, including Wildland Firefighter Apprentices, must apply on USAJOBS by October 15. Duty locations are available across the country.
  • Regional/local outreach for FY 2019 temporary positions should be ongoing now before vacancy announcements are posted on USAJOBS in September. Application deadlines vary by location and position.
    • Major changes to the temporary employment hiring process, including the federal requirement to conduct background investigations (which includes fingerprinting) and issuance of LincPasses, have accelerated the timeline for temp hiring.
Helpful Information
Permanent fire positions:
If you need additional assistance with permanent fire hire, please open an HR Help case and the National Fire Hire Teamwill contact you.
Temporary/seasonal positions:
For assistance with temporary/seasonal staffing, contact your regional point of contact for temporary staffing.
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Postdoc: High Latitude Feedbacks between Climate, Fire, Vegetation and Carbon - Amsterdam (posted September 17, 2018)

Tasks
The postdoc will investigate feedbacks between climate, fire, vegetation and carbon in high latitude ecosystems based on field, remote sensing and modeling approaches. The geographic scope will encompass the entire circumpolar arctic-boreal biomes, and the applicant should therefore be able to handle big datasets efficiently. The applicant should be able to deal with logistical issues and challenging conditions for field campaigns in Siberia. The applicant will closely collaborate with other team members and colleagues, among others from NASA’s Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment. The research should lead to peer-reviewed publications. The applicant will present the results at national and international conferences, and contribute to teaching courses.

Click here for additional information.

PhD position in Carbon Emissions from Arctic-Boreal Fires - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (posted September 17, 2018)

Project
This vacancy is part of a prestigious Vidi project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The project will combine field work, remote sensing and statistical modeling to study interactions between climate, vegetation and fire in boreal and arctic systems. 
 
Tasks
The PhD student will estimate carbon emissions from fires and investigate tree recruitment after fires in boreal forests and arctic tundra using a combination of field and remote sensing approaches. Satellite data processing will encompass the entire circumpolar arctic-boreal biomes, and the applicant should therefore be able to handle big datasets efficiently. Field data includes existing and newly acquired data. The applicant should be able to deal with logistical issues and challenging conditions for field campaigns in Siberia. The applicant will closely collaborate with other team members and colleagues, among others from NASA’s Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment. The research should lead to peer-reviewed publications that will be used to write a PhD thesis. The applicant will present the results at national and international conferences, and contribute to teaching courses.

Click here for additional information.

Job: NFL Land Conservation Steward - TNC - Bristol, FL (posted September 13, 2018)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The NFL Land Conservation Steward maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities.  The Steward removes non-native invasive species and conducts species monitoring.   The Steward assists in prescribed burns and maintains related fleet, tools and equipment.  The Steward maintains preserve records using a PC and mobile devices.

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 October 12, 2018.

Keep FEIS Species Reviews Up to Date (posted September 12, 2018)

The Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) provides “an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States.” The staff from FEIS are looking to partner with instructors and academics to develop and update species specific synthesis. Instructors: consider how you could fit FEIS into your next course (students could write factsheets, update species reviews, and more.)

Contact Ilana Abrahamson for more information

Learn more about FEIS from our SFE FEIS factsheet and webinar recording.

Now Accepting Applications - Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (posted September 12, 2018)

Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) works with communities to reduce wildfire risks through improved land use planning. CPAW is a grant-funded program providing communities with professional assistance from foresters, planners, economists and wildfire risk modelers to integrate wildfire mitigation into the development planning process. All services and recommendations are site-specific and come at no cost to the community.

Click here for more information.

Job: Fuels Reduction Coordinator, Castro Valley, CA (posted September 12, 2018)

The Position
Are you passionate about effective wildland fuels management? Do you have the expertise to reduce the threat posed by wildfire, while still supporting the ecological health of the East Bay landscape? If you answered 'Yes', then apply today to join the East Bay Regional Park District Fire Department as a Fuels Reduction Coordinator. 
  
Vacancy Situation: The Park District currently has one (1) vacancy located at EBRPD Public Safety Headquarters in Castro Valley, CA. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any additional vacancies that may occur during the one year life of the hiring pools.

Under general supervision, manages hazardous wildland fuels reduction projects, including planning, organizing, developing, directing, and administering fuel reduction contracts for tree and brush removal, to coordinate a complex and difficult program in the area of resources management and fire protection, and enhancing parkland and open space resources, and perform other duties as assigned.
 
Essential Functions
 The essential functions include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Implements the District's hazardous wildland fuels reduction program consistent with specifications and standards in the Wildfire Hazard Reduction and Resource Management Plan and other plans through development and administration of fuels treatment contracts;
  • Works with District staff, contractors / vendors, outside agencies, environmental organizations, and the public to gather field information on pretreatment vegetation and fuels conditions;
  • Presents and communicates information to park users and stakeholders;
  • Estimates project costs, develops and administers fuels treatment contracts, solicits bids,  monitors project costs, recommends payments and prepares reports;
  • Maintains maps, records and files related to fuels treatment contracts and prepares documentation of contractor performance;
  • Provides input into planning documents;
  • Prepares Board material and resolutions, budgets, purchase requisitions, contracts, and agreements;
  • Facilitates the securing of necessary permits;
  • Lays out treatment areas;
  • Specifies designated methods for vegetation removal or retention, marks trees or other target vegetation;
  • Conducts pre-bid job walks of treatment work sites with prospective bidders, performs frequent on-site inspections of contract work;
  • Resolves problems, and identifies appropriate corrective actions. Documents findings and results;
  • Administers fuels treatment contracts to ensure compliance with contract provisions and specifications and advises contractors of adequacy or inadequacy of operations to achieve compliance with contract terms, negotiates and administers contract change orders, and certifies payment requests;
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Lake States Fire Science Consortium Intern Project 2019 Funding Opportunity Notice (posted September 12, 2018)

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 the LSFSC 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 3, 2018 by email to Jack McGowan-Stinski. There will be no exceptions to this closing date and time.

Click here for more information.

Job: Western Iowa Assistant Land Steward - TNC (posted September 7, 2018)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Western Iowa Assistant Land Steward performs and participates in preserve operations and maintenance under the direction of the Western Iowa Land Steward. Tasks include building and repairing fence; invasive species control; preserve and easement monitoring; prescribed fire; and assisting with the bison herd at Broken Kettle Grasslands Preserve. This position will also assist with maintenance of preserve infrastructure, tools, and power equipment. The Assistant Land Steward will assist with training and directing seasonal employees and interns and may also lead volunteer workdays. The position is based at Broken Kettle Grasslands Preserve; however, work will entail overnight or longer travel to other preserves in western Iowa and occasionally to other locations in the region. Irregular hours including nights and weekends may be occasionally required. This is a full-time year-round position.

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 Wednesday, October 4, 2018.

Job: Assistant/Associate Professor, Extension - Natural Resource Specialist - University of Nevada, Reno (posted September 5, 2018)

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks to fill a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position as a Natural Resource Specialist at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. This position will be an integral component of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, and should have extensive collaboration with the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

The Extension Specialist position involves teaching, research, and service efforts addressing the issue of wildfire in Nevada through the Living With Fire program (http://www.livingwithfire.info/) and other initiatives. The program and initiatives focus on facilitating the implementation of the Nevada Wildland Fire Cohesive Strategy by providing needed information to cooperators and public to:

  • Reduce the wildfire threat to Nevada communities through implementation Fire Adapted Community concepts.
  • Increase the resiliency of natural landscapes through appropriate vegetation and fuel management
  • Support the safe and effective suppression response to minimize wildfire losses to life and property.

Teaching activities include: neighborhood/community workshops, media interviews, social media, websites, train the trainer opportunities, production and distribution of peer-reviewed publications (peer –reviewed Extension and journal venues), presentation at professional conferences, organizing statewide conferences, one-on-one teaching opportunities, assisting local, state federal agency partners, and demonstration projects.

Research activities may include but are not necessarily limited to hazardous fuels management, management actions to reduce the risk if large catastrophic fire; social acceptance of wildfire hazard mitigation actions, fire adapted community program development and sustainability, Wildland Urban Interface trends in Nevada.

Service efforts include: Serving on University and cooperator committees and providing technical support to stakeholder organizations including, but not limited to the Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities, Nevada Fire Board, Nevada Division of Forestry Advisory Council, Nevada Fire Chief’s Association.

Click here for more information.

Job: Supervisory Wildland Firefighter / Assist. Module Lead (Prescribed Fire/Fuels)-Vandenberg AFB, CA (posted September 4, 2018)

Position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. The incumbent will be an Assistant Module Lead of a six-person Interagency Wildland Fire Support Module (WSM) for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Center. WSM is responsible for executing prescribed fire projects, mechanical fuel treatments, and assisting with wildfire suppression on numerous Air Force installations within the area of responsibility. This is a grass roots project which will require significant coordination and planning initially. This position is located at Vandenberg AFB, CA.
 
 
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 09/24/2018.

AFE Wildland Fire Prof. Certification and Academic Program Certification Deadline extended to Oct. 15 (posted August 24, 2018)

AFE has a certification program for fire ecologists, managers, and technicians, as well as an academic certification program. We now have more than 100 certified wildland fire ecologists, managers, and technicians and 9 certified academic programs. You can be next - Get Certified!
 
 
Applications for both certification programs  
have been extended until October 15, 2018.

Nominations for the IAWF Board of Directors (posted August 23, 2018)

Nominations will be accepted through September 30, 2018 and successful candidates will begin their 3-year term on January 1, 2019. Individuals meeting the requirements may self-nominate.

REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION

  • Must be an “individual” member of the IAWF in good standing. Student, Corporate and Agency members are not eligible.
  • The IAWF Board of Directors is a working Board. We expect that individuals serving the membership in these positions will contribute the time, energy and expertise to serve on committees, participate in eleven (11) conference calls per year and generally assist in furthering the mission of the Association. (Calls are scheduled the last Tuesday every month, except December and generally last about 60 minutes.)
  • Applicants with skills/expertise in Financial Management, Board Governance, and Communication/Journalism/Media (Writing and Editing) are highly encouraged to apply.

Click here to nominate someone.

Job: Coastal Land Management Technician - TNC - Mobile, AL (posted August 19, 2018)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Coastal Land Management Technician (CLMT) works independently or supervises seasonal or volunteer teams to ensure the coordination, community support and implementation of land management plans. The CLMT assists in ecological restoration activities, maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, removes exotic species, monitors and researches species, and operates and maintains tools and equipment.

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 September 28, 2018.

Job: North Alabama Land Management Technician - TNC (posted August 19, 2018)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The North Alabama Land Management Technician performs a variety of land management tasks on TNC and partner lands and interacts with conservation partners and private landowners to advance the restoration and management of natural systems and fire-dependent habitats in Central and North Alabama. During the prescribed fire season this position is focused primarily on leading a crew of seasonal prescribed fire crew members to assist the US Forest Service and other partners in the Talladega Mountain Longleaf Pine Conservation Partnership area in central and northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia. This position is currently funded for 2 years.

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 September 28, 2018.

Job: NC Sandhills Assistant Burn Crew Manager - TNC - Southern Pines, NC (posted August 16, 2018)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Assistant Burn Crew Manager (ABCM) participates in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks.  May perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.

As part of the ABCM’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 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, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 26, 2018.

Job: NC Sandhills Burn Crew Manager - TNC - Southern Pines, NC (posted August 16, 2018)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Burn Crew Manager (BCM) participates in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks.  May perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.

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 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, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 26, 2018.

Job: NC Sandhills Burn Crew Member - TNC - Southern Pines, NC (posted August 16, 2018)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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 wild land 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, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 26, 2018.

Job: Hubbard Conservation Fellowship - The Nature Conservancy - Wood River, NE (posted August 10, 2018)

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Hubbard Fellowship is designed for recent college graduates, and bridges the gap between school and career by providing comprehensive experience working for a conservation organization.  The Hubbard Fellow will participate in a wide range of conservation activities, including prairie restoration, invasive species control, prescribed fire, fence building and repair, data collection and entry, conservation planning, grant writing, leading tours, giving presentations to various groups, budget creation, and more.  The Fellow will also travel to multiple Conservancy sites, attend conservation-related meetings and conferences, and shadow Conservancy and partner staff in various capacities.  In addition, the Fellow will plan and conduct an independent project catered to the Fellow’s individual interests and career objectives.  The Fellow will need to work closely with Conservancy staff, cooperating scientists, volunteers, and graduate students.  This twelve-month (full-time) position will require irregular hours and will include extensive outdoor physical labor under adverse conditions.  The Hubbard Fellow is supervised by the Director of Science, and may oversee the activities of short-term staff and volunteers.  This position is located at the Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies, in a rural part of central Nebraska at Wood River, NE, and will run from February 4, 2019 through January 31, 2020.  Housing is provided on a Conservancy Preserve.

HOW TO APPLY

Click here for more information about and to apply to this position. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 21, 2018.

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.

Prescribed fire training in Florida (posted August 8, 2018)

The National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC), located in Tallahassee, Florida has announced their FY 2019 training sessions. Applications for FY2019 Sessions are now open and must be received at PFTC by October 15, 2018.

These 20-day sessions facilitate the completion of prescribed fire task books. The Center provides opportunities to participate in prescribed burns involving the lands of land management agencies in Florida and several surrounding states. A variety of applicable prescribed fire objectives and situations will be encountered in a field environment.

Applications from disciplines other than fire management are strongly encouraged. While our primary mission is the training of individuals with task books related to RX quals, the Center encourages all levels and disciplines of applicants who are interested in furthering their knowledge of prescribed fire.

Click here to apply.

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

View the FRAMES Resource Catalog record

Job: Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program Hiring Event - California (posted August 3, 2018)

The Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program (link is external) develops the knowledge and basic skills necessary to work as a wildland firefighter. Selected applicants will attend a 3,000 hour on-the-job learning program, which includes a two month-long residential firefighting academy at the Wildland Fire Training Center in McClellan, California. Apprentices will be paid and all costs of training will be covered by the Forest Service.

Click here for more information.

IAWF Mentoring Program (posted July 26, 2018)

The IAWF is piloting a Mentoring Program and would like to invite you to participate, either as a mentor or mentee. They are currently gathering a list of interested individuals, who will then be matched based on interests and geographical locations if possible.

Click here to apply to the program.

Nominations for the 2018 IAWF Wildland Fire Safety Award (posted July 24, 2018)

Awarded to someone in the wildland firefighting community who has made a significant contribution to wildland firefighter safety, either directly on the fireline, or indirectly through management, cultural changes, or through wildland fire research. Their contribution is frequently beyond their normal everyday job expectations - sometimes at the potential risk to their own career, and their example can encourage others to act in a similar manner.

To nominate, please compose a letter (no more than 800 words) explaining why the nominee should receive the award, and a list of three or more individuals (with contact information) who confirm the nominee's contributions.

Use this link to submit a nomination.

Graduate Fellowship: Native American Forestry - Northern Arizona Universty (posted July 20, 2018)

Two Master’s-level fellowships are available in the School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University
(NAU), Flagstaff, AZ. The fellowship program is supported by the US Department of Agriculture under
Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants
Program.

The program goal is to produce the next generation of Native American leaders. Fellows are expected
to conduct research aimed at managing resilient forest agroecosystems in tribal lands, and engaging in
tribal outreach, teaching and community engagement. Project directors are Dr. Yeon-Su Kim; Dr.
Thomas Kolb; Dr. Peter Fulé, Dr. Andrew Sánchez-Meador at School of Forestry and Dr. Manley Begay
at Applied Indigenous Studies. Other partners include the Institute for Tribal Environmental
Professionals (ITEP), and other supporting units at NAU and various land management agencies and
Native American tribal governments. The fellowship includes a stipend ($18,500/yr for two years),
tuition waiver, health insurance, and educational allowance.

For more information, contact Dr. Yeon-Su Kim at ysk@nau.edu (or call 928-523-6643). Review
of applications will begin on October 1, 2018
If you are interested, please send:

  •  A one-page letter (email is satisfactory) describing qualifications and experience
  •  A two-page written essay or 2~3-minute video explaining career goals
  •  An up-to-date resume
  •  Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of two references.

Fellows will be selected based on academic ability and genuine interest in Native American forestry, as
well as their lived experiences and leadership potential as tribal leaders. Candidates with demonstrated
experience in some of the following areas will be preferred:

  •  Native American forests and/or tribal forest management
  •  Tribal community engagement and outreach
  •  Good written and oral communication skills
  •  Interdisciplinary collaboration
  •  B.S. in ecology, biology, natural resource management, or a social science major related to Native American resource management, such as Applied Indigenous Studies or anthropology

The preferred start date is Spring 2019 (January, 2019) but this can be adjusted.

Forestry is a very diverse field. This project is related both to natural and social sciences. If you don´t
have a background in forestry, please contact us to talk about it. Information about the graduate
program is available at http://nau.edu/CEFNS/Forestry/Degrees/. Northern Arizona University is a
leading U.S. institution serving Native students and the School of Forestry was ranked among the top for
education of Native American professionals.

2018 Wildland Firefighter Helmet Evaluation (posted July 18, 2018)

The U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Technology and Development Program (NTDP), is evaluating wildland firefighter helmets.
 
The current Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Redbook) require all wildland firefighters to wear helmets at all times while in the fire area. 
 
Forest Service personnel must use helmets that meet the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1977 Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting requirements. U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) personnel must use helmets that meet industrial head protection criteria of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z89.1, Type 1, Class G, or NFPA-1977.
 
A Type 1 helmet is intended to reduce the force of impact resulting from a blow to the top of the head. A Class G helmet is intended to reduce the danger of contact with low voltage (2,200 volts/2.2 kilovolts) electrical conductors.
Your responses to the questionnaire will help NTDP determine if the current helmet design and requirements meet the needs of the wildland firefighter. Your feedback will assist in the development of possible improvements. 

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this evaluation. Your valuable feedback helps improve the safety, quality, and function of wildland firefighting equipment.

Please respond to this evaluation by September 30, 2018.
 

Job: Natural Resource Crew Supervisor - Cotati, CA (posted July 11, 2018)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

The Natural Resource Crew Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of supervision for a crew of 8-12 young adults and will lead the crew in successfully completing natural resource projects, including habitat restoration, fire fuel reduction, creek maintenance and restoration, and trail building.

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Job: Assistant Professor of Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology - Utah State University (posted June 18, 2018)

The appointed faculty member will develop an externally -funded research program that achieves an international reputation for research and graduate training in applied forest ecology and resource management. Research foci may include, but are not restricted to (i) how silvi cultural approaches can increase resilience and adaptive capacity of forested ecosystems, given changes in climate patterns, insect activity, fire regimes, and other impacts; (ii) how forest structure, composition, and spatial/temporal patterns of treatments can be manipulated to achieve specific sets of ecological and social/economic goals; (iii) how large datasets can be used to understand and predict forest ecosystem or structural responses to multiple interacting stressors. An important aspect of this position is the ability to work across disciplinary and institutional boundaries, and to collaborate with federal and state agencies. Effective communication with a variety of stakeholders is essential, consistent with the Land Grant mission of Utah State University. We are seeking candidates who can prosper within a collaborative environment.

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