Steep Creek is Land Management Technicians based in Arkansas to work on prescribed fire and other activities.Continue Reading
The Southern Fire Exchange is glad to share information about current, fire-related employment opportunities in the Southeast. If you know of any openings in your area, please contact us with the relevant details, and we’ll get the announcement posted for you.
Hillsborough County’s Environmental Lands Management Section is currently recruiting for two Environmental Lands Management Technician position: one at our Northwest Regional Office in Odessa; and one at our Northeast Regional Office in Plant City. This is a full-time, permanent position, that is focused primarily on resource management activities – invasive vegetation treatment, trail maintenance, and prescribed fire operations.Continue Reading
The Tennessee Davison of Forestry is seeking an Assistant District Forester. The position is primarily responsible for implementing the Division’s wildfire programs throughout the district. Additionally, this position assists district staff in the implementation of other Division programs such as forest health, water quality and forest management. The Assistant District Forester works under the direct supervision of the District Forester.Continue Reading
Heartwood Preserve Conservation Cemetery is a 41-acre nature preserve with a natural (‘green’) cemetery on a portion of the property. The land is a combination of Longleaf pine flatwoods and cypress wetlands and has been historically managed with prescribed fire and continues to be, now balancing the challenges of the wildland-urban interface.
Heartwood Preserve is a small, innovative business with a strong environmental and social ethic. We care deeply about natural burial, Florida’s natural habitats, and the families we serve.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Land Steward is responsible for the maintenance, care and overall ecological health of Heartwood Preserve’s cemetery and preserve areas, working with Exec. Director to develop and implement the Conservation Management Plan. The ideal candidate is positive, friendly, hard-working, and self-motivated. This person must have considerable and demonstrable knowledge & experience in the field of natural resources & land management in Florida ecosystems.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: Overall Ecological Health of Preserve & Cemetery Work with Exec. Director to strategize short- and long-term planning for ecological health Identify and control invasive and nuisance exotic species; supervise feral hog control efforts Identify, protect, and enhance rare and endangered species Work with Director & other crew on Prescribed Burn program Assess & restore impacted areas (burial sites, floodplain ponds, road edges, etc.) Salvage valuable plants from future impact areas (future lakes area, grave sites, etc.) Balance of Ecological Health and Public Interaction Maintain & improve trail system Monitor and tend burial sites & high-use areas for weeds, invasive plants, foot traffic impacts Supervise volunteer workdays Work w/other staff to inform & educate community, e.g. keep information kiosk up-to-date Other programs: Memorial Program (e.g. tree plantings); collection & propagation of native seeds & plants Maintenance of prope
rty, equipment, facilities Insure that property is well-kept (driveway edges, entrance, planted areas, walking paths, parking lot) Supervise Groundskeeper for efficient maintenance of grounds Keep all equipment and tools in working order Keep facilities (Maintenance Barn, kiosk, signs, fences, etc.) clean, orderly, & secure
SKILLS AND QUALITIES NEEDED: • Demonstrable knowledge of Florida ecosystems, particularly Longleaf flatwoods, cypress wetlands • Knowledge of nuisance exotic plant species by site • Have or be able to obtain related licenses/certifications (e.g. herbicide application, Rx burn crew) • Good personality, verbal communication, and supervisory skills; work well independently & within a small team; embrace the mission of Heartwood Preserve; good computer skills
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • H.S. diploma or equiv., plus 4 years of college &/or work experience in forestry, natural resource management, or related field. • Must be in good physical condition, able to perform all activities required of the position, including safe operation of typical land management equipment & tools. • Must pass criminal & employment background check, have valid DL, provide own transportation.
To apply, send cover letter, resume and 3 references to: firstname.lastname@example.orgContinue Reading
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is now hiring a full-time South Florida Land Conservation Steward position based in Hobe Sound, Florida. This is a great opportunity for anyone with a keen interest in field work on TNC’s preserves, conservation lands and regional partnership projects in the South Florida region.
The South Florida Land Conservation Steward (Steward) is part of the South Florida Program under the Stewardship and Field Programs Department of the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The position works as a team member under the supervision of the South Florida Land Conservation Coordinator, and is based at Blowing Rocks Preserve (BRP) on Jupiter Island, FL.
BRP is one of four campus preserves of TNC’s Center for Conservation Initiatives. The Steward performs and participates in operations, maintenance and management of BRP and TNC’s other South Florida preserves and landholdings as well as other conservation efforts in South Florida including the Florida Keys.
Apply by January 6.Continue Reading
This position provides technical support for access and management of lands acquired through the Hillsborough County Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP).
The position may perform one or more of the activities below:
- Provides maintenance of existing and future access points, trails, and park sites at all ELAPP Preserves.
- Conducts exotic plant control using herbicide and other methods.
- Assists with exotic, invasive, and nuisance animal removal.
- Assists with prescribed burns by preparing fire lanes and prescribed burn activities
- Assists with or gives guided field trips on various nature preserves.
- Assists with water quality monitoring.
- Assists with restoration activities, including planting of native species.
- Maintains signs, restroom facilities, and parking areas at various preserves.
Apply by December 29.
The Communications Director serves as the organization’s lead in the design and implementation of communication strategies and promotion of SGSF activities to internal and external audiences. Promoting current media campaigns, such as Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives, will be a priority. The Communications Director reports to the Southern Group of State Foresters Executive Committee.
Apply by January 31 for full consideration.Continue Reading
Northern Arizona University School of Forestry seeks to fill one PhD position funded through a Teaching Assistantship. This position will focus on spatial patterns of wildfire disturbance related to forest dynamics, post-fire recovery, and biodiversity conservation in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. The PhD student will participate in and conduct investigations to quantify impacts of fire severity, fire frequency (e.g., short interval repeat fires), time since fire, and patch size and isolation on forest structure, composition, and regeneration dynamics. Applicants should possess strong analytical skills, applied knowledge of remote sensing and spatial analysis, working knowledge of statistical and ecosystem models, and ability to work with and manage large spatial databases.
The position start date is Fall 2021. The recipient of this position will work 20 hours a week as teaching assistant, and will receive an annual stipend, university health insurance, and a tuition waiver. Funding is available until the completion of the degree.
- All of the requirements for admission to the NAU School of Forestry PhD program
- A research-based MS degree in forestry, ecology, natural resources, biology, or a related field
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to implement complex, applied statistical analyses in R
- A genuine interest in and experience relevant to fire and forest ecology
- Experience acquiring and managing large datasets, including metadata documentation
- Experience with field sampling, including logistics and off-trail navigation
- Experience with GIS and geospatial software, data, and analytical methods
- Ability to work independently and to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines
- Excellent written and oral communication, ability to prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and share results through webinars, conference talks, and fact sheets
- Experience working with spatial data sets in Google Earth Engine
- Experience as a college-level teaching assistant in forestry, ecological, biological, or environmental sciences or natural resources management
- Strong self-motivation, determination and ability to work in unstructured environments
How to apply
Please send the following documents to Dr. Andrea Thode email (email@example.com) and Dr. Rachel Loehman (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 22, 2021 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis following that date):
- A one-page cover letter clearly stating experience, qualifications, and research interests
- A current CV describing your education and experience relevant to the position
- A recent writing sample (e.g., peer reviewed publication, thesis, etc.)
- Contact details for three references (including at least one academic reference)
Additional materials may be requested later in the process. Please note that the successful applicant must be based on the Flagstaff campus for the duration of the degree. Requests to study remotely will not be considered (excepting COVID issues).Continue Reading
The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a full-time Administrative Faculty position as the Living With Fire Special Projects Manager with Cooperative Extension. The Living With Fire (LWF) Program is a statewide interagency effort coordinated by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) that teaches communities to live more safely in wildfire prone regions. This position will work on short-term projects that are dictated by grant funding. The Special Projects Manager will work closely with the entire LWF team and will be directly supervised by the Living With Fire Director. In the short-term, the Special Projects Manager will be leading and coordinating the development of a fire-science curriculum for northern Nevada and contributing to other statewide programming. Future project focus will be determined by grant funding. The job duties for this position include, but are not limited to the following: lead and coordinate the development of a high school fire science curriculum for Northern Nevada; build relationships with stakeholders to develop curriculum; work with Extension 4-H program to recruit a network of high school teachers; coordinate and deliver “teach the teacher” trainings; develop project status reports including budget, deliverables and project timelines.Continue Reading