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
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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 email@example.com
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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
To apply to position number 49048, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons found on The Nature Conservancy’s careers link above. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 27, 2020.
Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.
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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.
This position is to provide leadership, coordination and oversight in wildland fire planning on the National Forest. Responsible for implementing fire planning policies and procedures consistent with national and regional level guidance and coordinating information between regional and local fire planning units and with other resource specialists. Applications are due by October 21.Continue Reading
This position’s focus will be on division properties of the Piedmont region of the state although some work entails going outside the region. This position focuses on the Resource Management Program’s stewardship work. Major areas of work include rare species protection, ecological restoration, fire management, and invasive species control. The job entails significant amounts of field work at the parks but also includes training of and providing scientific information to park staff, coordination with outside agencies and scientists. Natural resource biologists are expected to make appropriate resource management decisions in a wide variety of subjects guiding and implementing stewardship activities; collecting, maintaining and using data on the parks’ natural resources; assisting in the review and evaluation of proposed park construction projects; and coordinating with other agencies to minimize impacts to the parks from activities on adjacent lands. This position may supervise temporary employees and interns.Continue Reading
The Longleaf Alliance (LLA) is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to coordinate a
prescribed fire pilot project in the Georgia Sentinel Landscape. The GA Sentinel Landscape Pilot Project Coordinator will be focused on increasing prescribed fire within the Georgia Sentinel Landscape (GSL) as part of a 3-year pilot project. The GSL Pilot Project Coordinator will play a key role in supporting the existing prescribed fire cooperative in West Georgia, establishing a prescribed fire cooperative in Southeast Georgia, improving communication between agencies and private landowners, and increasing local capacity needed by landowners.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by email to: email@example.com.
Applicants should include your resume, a cover letter, and at least three references. Questions can be
directed to Lisa Lord at firstname.lastname@example.org