The Forest Stewards Guild is hiring a seasonal position in Colorado! The Prescribed Fire Operations Specialist will support the Guild’s Fire Management program and be a member of the Gravitas Peak Prescribed Fire Module. The position has both field and office responsibilities, including but not limited to project implementation, leadership roles on prescribed fires and wildfires, collaborative burn coordination, and young adult mentorship. Candidates should have a passion for increasing the pace and scale of prescribed fire, increasing diversity and inclusion in the fire practitioner community, and mentoring fire practitioners from underserved and underrepresented communities.
The successful candidate will have extensive prescribed fire and wildland fire experience, strong organization skills, the ability to embrace adversity and uncertainty, and a clear commitment to working with diverse populations.
Engage in prescribed fire and wildfire operations, often as a squad boss or single resource boss.
Support a prescribed fire Incident Management Team.
Be supported towards a RXB2 certification, depending on individual qualifications and aptitude.
Provide mentoring to trainee firefighters, including a five-person squad as the program develops.
Coordinate with project partners to ensure planning, personnel, and equipment needs are met.
May oversee staff, volunteers, and individuals or crews from other agencies or organizations when serving in a leadership role in prescribed fire or wildfire operations.
May work in variable weather conditions, in remote locations, and on difficult or hazardous terrain and / or in other physically demanding environments.
Travel for extended periods of time and work outside of normal business hours.
Be supported in pursuing suppression opportunities through our partner network.
Assist with cache management and other logistics assignments.
Maintain fire equipment and apparatus.
Clear verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.
High school diploma (or equivalent) and five years of training in wildland fire operations.
Experience using and maintaining firefighting tools, equipment, and engines.
Experience in prescribed fire operations and leadership.
Must achieve minimum physical fitness standards for Arduous positions for wildland fire.
Effective knowledge of common software applications.
FEMO or FOBS experience.
Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm and experience working with young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities.
Saw and vehicle maintenance and repair skills.
ENGB or CRWB
Ability to create and manage GIS data as well as create clear maps.
Wilderness First Responder or higher medical qualifications.
We encourage any individual that meets 75% or more of requirements to apply.
$25/hr. Paid leave and paid holiday benefits are provided. Employer-sponsored health and dental care coverage is available after 30 days of continuous employment. Participation in a retirement plan with employer match is available after 90 days. We will consider flexible work schedules to accommodate family or other commitments. The Forest Stewards Guild is an equal opportunity employer.
The fire crew is based in Loveland, CO. and works nationally on training assignments, suppression and prescribed fire, and fuels treatments projects. Up to 50 % of the job will require extended travel. The opportunity to work from a home office on administrative projects will be evaluated on a case by case basis for individuals with a proven record of successful independent remote work.
Interested applicants should submit a one-page cover letter, three professional references, resume, and fire record to Daniel Godwin (Daniel@forestguild.org). This position is open until filled with initial consideration starting 28-FEB 2020. Daniel can also be reached at 970 919-0190 x701. Please specify your earliest available start date.
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