ILFO is actively recruiting for the Women In Fire Fellowship. The position (Job ID: 50452) is now open internally and externally. In an effort to create a diverse applicant pool, any assistance in sharing this position in your networks is greatly appreciated. If you share this posting with a group or organization that you believe would be helpful for me to connect with for future recruitments, please email me and I will add them to our outreach list.
Please see the position profile below which includes more information regarding this role.
The Women in Fire Fellowship Member participates in wild land fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, fire break preparation, and other tasks as assigned.
The Fellowship member will also perform duties such as invasive species treatment, timber stand improvement, monitoring, mapping invasive and mapping treatment locations.
This is a grant funded, US Forest Service interagency partnership project, funded for up to one year. The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare the candidate for entry or mid-level fire positions with the USFS or another partner agency. This crew member position is a full time, year-long role at $16.75/hr., reporting to a work location in Carterville, IL.
The Women in Fire Fellowship Member will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. The Strike Team Member may also perform forestry best management practices. As part of the incumbent’s ongoing professional development, she 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).
Minimum Qualifications Preferred Qualifications
• High school diploma and 6 months of related experience.
• Must be qualified as a Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2), including
Introduction to ICS (I-100), Human Factors on the Fire line (L-180),
Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190), Basic Firefighting
Training (S-130), and one training burn serving under the
supervision of a qualified FFT2.
• Must achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire
• Experience operating various types of equipment.
• Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as
required. (e.g., Herbicide applicator, First Aid, CPR, and driver’s
• 6 months – 1 year of related experience.
• Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues.
We offer a competitive salary with great benefits. For a complete position description and to apply visit https://nature.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4a50b1affbbdbb54a0a019ea7&id=95b8a5020e&e=0d4fc1ae16 and search for Job ID# 50452;