The National Park Service Great Lakes Fire Management Zone is hiring fire positions, including permanent positions, to be based at Indiana Dunes National Park. All positions close Friday, December 18.
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The FWC’s Northeast Region is seeking a highly motivated candidate to serve as the Lead Area Biologist on the 65,333 acre Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Osceola County, Florida. This position is in the Wildlife and Habitat Management Section and is responsible for habitat management and restoration activities including application of prescribed fire, mechanical treatments, and exotic plant management throughout the area. The position will lead a team of 8 full-time employees as well as several seasonal positions to accomplish FWC objectives on the WMA. The successful candidate will lead an active prescribed burn team that burns approximately 18,000-20,000 acres per year to maintain and restore a variety of natural communities including mesic and wet flatwoods and dry and wet prairie to benefit game, non-game and imperiled wildlife and plant species. This position will coordinate with other sections within FWC and partner agencies to assist with recovery efforts of the critically endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow. This position leads active monitoring programs for threatened and locally important species including Bachman’s sparrow, northern bobwhite, bats, and red-cockaded woodpecker. Job duties will also include planning, development and maintenance of projects facilitating public recreational opportunities including public hunt management, infrastructure establishment and maintenance, and other land management tasks as needed.
This position is responsible for assisting with the development and periodic revision of long-range, comprehensive management plans, annual work plans, budget proposals, project specifications, area regulations, and reports. In addition, the applicant will interact professionally with the public and partners providing accurate information concerning wildlife, area conditions, rules and regulations. Occasional travel is required to attend regional and divisional meetings and trainings.
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The Restoration Technician will coordinate with staff from the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, private landowners, and other partners to implement controlled burns and pre- and post-burn ecological monitoring. Responsibilities will include fire line construction and maintenance, monitoring fuel conditions, burn implementation and mop up, equipment maintenance, vegetation and avian monitoring, and data entry and compilation. As such, the Restoration Technician participates as a member of the Conservancy’s statewide fire management team, with assignments primarily limited to the western mountains. Accomplishing most of these duties requires the Restoration Technician to effectively communicate between, work with, and often lead diverse teams of other Conservancy or partner agency staff, volunteers, and interns. Other responsibilities may include routine preserve management such as, road and trail maintenance, gate construction and repair, sign installation, land-asset monitoring, field station maintenance, and other related stewardship activities. The Restoration Technician may also lead or assist with preserve and project field trips, public workshops, development of interpretive materials, and outreach initiatives.
This is a one-year full time position with benefits.
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The North Carolina State Parks Resource Management Program is hiring for two positions, Resource Management Crew Technician and Burn Crew Technician. Links to detailed application information are below.Continue Reading
This position is shared with the US Forest Service Apalachicola National Forest. Duties include rare species survey work (flatwoods salamanders and red-cockaded woodpeckers), spraying weeds, groundcover restoration, contractor oversight, and assisting with prescribed fire. This position is full time with benefits, and includes housing.
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Title: Land Management Specialist
Status: Full-time Competitive salary based on experience
North Florida Land Trust North Florida Land Trust is a 501(c)3 accredited land trust founded in 1999 with a mission to conserve natural areas, historic resources, and working lands of northeast Florida. With headquarters in Jacksonville, NFLT works throughout northeast Florida and has protected over 24,000 acres of land throughout the region.
Position Description The Land Management Specialist works with the Land Manager and Stewardship Manager, as well as independently, to complete assigned land management tasks including fee property monitoring, property maintenance, and habitat management. Primary responsibilities include prescribed fire planning and implementation, controlling exotic invasive species, assisting with timber management operations, reporting on progress of restoration efforts, repairing and maintaining preserve infrastructure, and operating and maintaining tools and equipment for land and ecosystem management. Ideal candidate will have prior experience and knowledge of prescribed fire, invasive exotic plant management, as well as proficiency in safe use of equipment and tools including chainsaws, 4WD vehicles, and small boats.
• Participate in prescribed fire program, construct and maintain fire lines, conduct fuel reduction activities, participate in prescribed burns and wildlife suppression. • Monitor effects of land management and restoration efforts, including post-burn monitoring and long-term vegetation monitoring. • Perform vegetation maintenance tasks including operating mowers, chainsaws, hand tools, and application of herbicides. • Construct and maintain property infrastructure including fences, gates, signs, kiosks, hiking trails and unimproved roads. • Maintain and repair vehicles and equipment. • Regularly monitor property conditions on foot, by vehicle, boat, or by drone. Identify and resolve land management issues as they arise. • Protect NFLT lands and facilities by observing and reporting activities such as vandalism, littering, poaching, and wildfires; and maintaining good relationships with local law enforcement personnel, lessees, contractors and volunteers. • Participate in
office-based tasks including research, data management, and report and map production using a variety of software programs. • Identify volunteer opportunities on properties and coordinate with Stewardship Manager to schedule volunteer workdays. Supervise land management volunteers in the field. • Represent NFLT in relevant working groups and committees. • Build and maintain relationships with homeowners and landowners adjacent to NFLT’s preserved properties. • Any other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in forestry, natural resource management, environmental science or related field, OR an associate degree, high school diploma or equivalent and at least three (3) years of professional experience in natural resource management. • Knowledge and experience with prescribed fire including firebreak prep, burn operations and post-burn monitoring. • Completion of S-130/S-190 or State of Florida Certified Prescribed Burn Manager. • Experience in safe operation of field equipment including lawn and brush mowers, chainsaws, hand and pole saws, and hand tools. • Experience and proficiency operating 4WD vehicles. • Ability to collect data with GPS units and/or tablets in the field. • Willingness to work outdoors for long periods of time in variable weather conditions, be able to lift at least 50 pounds, and safely operate power tools and equipment. • Valid driver’s license, willingness to travel to locations throughout
north Florida, and at times, use personal vehicle. • Must be able to work well in a team as well as independently with minimal supervision. Preferred Qualifications Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following qualifications: • Advanced wildland fire certification or ability to obtain higher levels of NWCG qualifications. • Willingness and ability to obtain both State of Florida Certified Prescribed Burn Manager and Certified Pile Burner status within 12 months of hire. • Completion of, or ability to complete, S-212 chainsaw training course. • Experience or certification in safe operation of UTVs, ATVs, 4WD vehicles, heavy equipment, tractors or farm implements. • Pesticide Applicator License or agency-provided herbicide certification course. • Proficiency with trailering. • Experience operating boats and kayaks. • Experience using and maintaining fire equipment and heavy equipment. • Experience with ArcGIS to support data collection and mapping needs for land mana
gement. • Knowledge of native and non-native wildlife and plants, natural communities of north Florida. • Experience with welding, electrical, plumbing, or carpentry a plus.
Interested applicants may send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references as a single PDF document to Elizabeth Guthrie at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time, eleven-month, tenure-track position (75% Research and 25% Teaching) in fire modeling. They are seeking a candidate to contribute to research related to understanding wildland fire behavior and risk in Oklahoma and the United States. Application and/or development of models to understand fire behavior at multiple spatial scales is required. Possible outcomes of research include improved management of fuels and smoke with prescribed fire, reduction of wildfire risk and mitigation of its effects to infrastructure, reduced impacts of smoke on human health, and improved ecosystem function. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with multidisciplinary faculty in natural resources, climatology, social science, and engineering to meet the needs of diverse stakeholder groups. The successful candidate’s teaching program will contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Specific instructional assignments, including undergraduate academic advising, depend upon the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the department.
Applications must be submitted online at:
https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=8&c=okstate (search by keyword req8632)
Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
The position will be filled by June 1, 2021, or as soon thereafter as an outstanding candidate is available.
Continuation of this position is subject to performance and need.
The Central Florida Land Conservation Steward (Steward) is a staff member of the Stewardship and Field Programs Department (SAF) of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Florida Chapter. SAF is responsible for implementing and managing field conservation work (e.g., wildland fire management, invasive species control, habitat restoration, etc) across Florida and stewardship of the Florida Chapter’s network of preserves. The preserves are part of TNC’s Center for Conservation Initiatives (CCI).
The CFL Land Conservation Steward (Steward) maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities. They remove exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring. They may assist in prescribed burns and maintain tools, equipment and land. The Steward will open and close preserve to the visiting public and maintain preserve records using a database or PC.
- Participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management. This may include one or more of the following functions:
- Prescribed Fire and wildfire assistance
- Assist partners with the fire management operations
- Maintains vehicles, tools and equipment
- Implements preserve management plans
- Maintains preserve area frequented by the visiting public
- Controls and/or monitors invasive species
- Conducts volunteer work projects
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This is work supporting ESII, ESIII and Parks and Recreation Specialist managing land and amenities to include public access activities of Natural Areas and Trails. This position assists with habitat restoration, listed species monitoring and management of nuisance species. The position is responsible for positive visitor experiences, volunteer training and coordination and assisting with special events. This position will also assist with contract management and oversight and development of land management plans.
Support and implement all land management activities necessary to properly manage natural areas in Sarasota County.
- Natural areas management including protected species monitoring, habitat restoration, documentation of nuisance species, nuisance vegetation management (either self, through team work days, with volunteers, Sheriff’s Work Offender Program teams or contractual), implementation of nuisance and feral animal control measures and assists with ensuring archaeological and cultural resources are protected.
- Document, monitor, and treat exotic plant occurrences on county owned and/or managed lands.
- Maintain Core, Natural Areas and Aquatics pesticide applicator license.
- Work in Maximo to submit appropriate service requests for Integrated Pest Management activities.
- Assist Emergency Services with planning, organizing, preparing and conducting prescribed burns under the direction of the Fire Mitigation Specialists and Manager.
- Assist in the implementation/oversight of resource management projects to be performed by an outside contractor and/or internal work units.
- Ensures compliance to all policies, guidelines, procedures, Federal/State regulations and standards.
- All other types of work necessary to lead and/or support land management goals.