The successful candidate will have strong experience in conducting wildland fire training events (with a particular focus on 100-200-level courses and saw training), extensive prescribed fire and wildland fire experience, strong communication skills, and a clear commitment to working with diverse populations. They will work independently under direction of the Assistant Director of Training to:
- Plan and implement training events for TEA, partner organizations (state, federal, non-profit, youth corps, Department of Defense lands, etc.)
- Improve existing NWCG curriculum to be more diverse, inclusive, and engaging (100 and 200 level). Assist partners in implementation of 300 and higher-level classes as needed
- Develop and implement blended curriculum including asynchronously (at your own pace), virtually (instructor led online) and experientially (hands-on)
- Incorporate ‘non-traditional’ soft skills into NWCG courses (e.g. self-care/stress management, conflict resolution, anti-bullying, active bystander, etc.)
- Train underserved and underrepresented populations (POC, women, landowners, Department of Defense, etc.)
- Build skills and confidence for fire practitioners from all backgrounds and experience levels in an inclusive and supportive learning environment
- Recruit and train additional instructors to build a diverse call-when-needed instructor base – (diverse demographically and in knowledge/agency)
- Build capacity in the fire management community, particularly for prescribed fire
- Manage work assignments with minimal direction from supervisors
- May oversee staff, volunteers, and individuals or crews from other agencies or organizations when serving in a leadership role during training or fire operations
- Engage in prescribed fire and wildfire operations and support a prescribed fire IMT in a Training Specialist and/or Safety Officer position
- Demonstrate a strong work ethic, including a commitment to principles of Duty, Integrity and Respect. Actively participate in creating a kind, safe and healthy work environment which encourages the diversity, equity and inclusion of all people.
The position can be tailored to accommodate the candidate’s desired life/work balance – 50-80% of the position will be involved in planning and conducting training events and 20-50% of the time will be spent as an operational resource on the GPPFM.