The Forest Stewards Guild is hiring a full-time position in Colorado! The Prescribed Fire Planning Operations Specialist will support the Guild’s Fire Management program. The position has both field and office responsibilities, including but not limited to collaborative burn project planning and implementation, burn plan writing, fire management plan writing, and prescribed fire operations. 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 position will support the Forest Stewards Guild Fire Management program and will provide secondary support to the Intermountain West Region. It will be a collateral duty fire position and can expect two weeks of fire assignments per year.
The successful candidate will have 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.
Write burn plans for both broadcast and pile burns.
Engage in collaborative prescribed fire planning with multiple partners.
Coordinate with project partners to ensure planning, personnel, and equipment needs are met.
May work in variable weather conditions, in remote locations, and on difficult or hazardous terrain and / or in other physically demanding environments.
Manage work assignments with minimal direction from supervisors
Clear verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.
High school diploma and three years of training in wildland fire operations.
Experience in prescribed fire operations and planning.
Must achieve minimum physical fitness standards for Arduous positions for wildland fire.
Effective knowledge of common software applications for burn planning, including Avenza, Word, Excel, and BehavePlus.
College degree in relevant field.
FIRB, FEMO, or FOBS experience.
Effective knowledge of fire behavior fuel models.
Experience and knowledge of fire weather variables relevant to prescribed fire.
Ability to create and manage GIS data as well as create clear maps.
We encourage any individual that meets 75% or more of requirements to apply.
$25/hr. Paid leave and paid holiday benefits are provided, as well as professional development opportunities. 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.
This position is based in Loveland, CO. Up to 10 % of the job will require extended travel. While collaborative work from the Loveland office is a necessity, the opportunity to work from a nearby 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, a writing sample (preferably of a relevant document, such as a burn plan), three professional references, resume, and fire record. This position is open until filled with an initial assessment deadline of 28 – February 2019. Questions can be directed to Daniel Godwin at 970 919-0190 x701 or Daniel@forestguild.org. Please specify your earliest available start date.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.