Fire Management Technician – Arkansas

Agency
The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas
Location
Little Rock, AR
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$14 a hour
Start Date
08/28/2017
Last Date to Apply
06/30/2017
Website
http://www.nature.org
Description
About the the Nature Conservancy: The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Summary:
The Fire Management Technician participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned.

Essential Functions:
The Fire Management Technician will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. As part of the incumbent’s ongoing professional development, he/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 fire activities in partnership with other non-profits, local fire departments, and local, state and federal agencies.

Responsibilities and Scope:
• Will perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire such as, but not limited to, fire planning and monitoring, invasive species control, planting and woody vegetation removal.
• Works in a high stress team environment.
• Works under close supervision.
• Ability to perform heavy physical work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.

Minimum Qualifications:
• High school diploma and 6 months of related experience.
• Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2), including NIMS An Introduction (IS-700a), 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 (such as 4X4 pickups, trailers, ATVs, chainsaws and other power and hand tools, etc.).
• Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license).

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
• 6 months -1 year of related experience.
• Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues.
• Ability to get along with others under any potential conditions.

Benefit Summary:
• Fringe benefits including medical insurance, vacation & sick leave, and paid holidays
• Two to three week break (unpaid except for official holidays) during Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
• Rent-free housing (may be responsible for sharing utility costs).

Where to Apply:
Fire Management Technician job ID: 45489
Please apply online; https://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/index.htm
Qualifications
High school diploma and 6 months of related experience.
• Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2), including NIMS An Introduction (IS-700a), 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 (such as 4X4 pickups, trailers, ATVs, chainsaws and other power and hand tools, etc.).
• Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license).
Contact Person
Kyle Lapham - Fire Manager
Contact Phone
712-309-6473
Contact eMail
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