The NC Sandhills Fire Crew Technician participates in preserve operations, restoration, maintenance, and management. This may include the following functions:
•Participates in prescribed fire and wildfire activities, which may include: burn unit prep, fire operations, managing staff and volunteers, maintenance of equipment and supplies, mop up, and monitoring.
•Participates in restoration efforts with thinning, planting, and monitoring.
•Maintains preserves and buildings, which may include: maintaining tools and equipment, repairing fences and gates, posting boundaries, and maintaining grounds and structures at historical sites.
The Fire Crew Technician may assist on wildland fire operations in other parts of the region with federal, state, or private partners, or travel to other areas of the state or out-of-state to assist other TNC programs or partners on prescribed or wildland fires. Housing or housing stipend is provided to all crew members.
This position is expected to be 3 months in duration, from April-June 2017.
•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 Wild land Fire Behavior (S-190), Firefighting Training (S-130), and one training burn serving under the supervision of a qualified FFT2. See http://www.tncfiremanual.org/firefighter.htm
•Must achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Program Manager.
•Experience operating various types of equipment.
•Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license).
•6 months -1 year of related experience.
•Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues.
•Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
To apply to this position, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately through www.nature.org/careers. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 24, 2017.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.