APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT Nature.org/careers. Apply to Job ID 47140
The Burn Crew Member participates in wild land fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned.
This is a short-term position from April 9, 2019 through June 7, 2018. There are 2 openings for this position available at this location.
The Burn Crew Member will work throughout the Prairie Forest Border Ecoregion in central and southeastern Minnesota. This position may spend 70% of the time away from their home base. Housing away from the home base will be will be provided by the Conservancy at a bunk house or camp ground facility. Crew members will participate in prescribed fire activities, and other stewardship activities which may include some or all of the following functions:
• Prescribed burn preparation, implementation, and post-fire monitoring with TNC, MN Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) staff.
• Assist with maintaining TNC preserves and public lands including state-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMA's) and federally-owned Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA's) and other protected lands.
• Assist in fence maintenance, removal, and construction for conservation grazing.
• Posting and signing of properties.
• Brush/tree removal with chemical stump treatment.
• Remove and chemically treat exotic species.
• Maintain tools and equipment.
• Collect and clean native seeds.
• Monitor and record data entries for photo and vegetation research monitoring.
• Other preserve management activities.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
• Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required completing preserve management activities.
• Will perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.
• 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.
• High school diploma and 6 months of related experience.
• Must be qualified, or able to become 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 and the TNC Fire Manual.
• 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).
• Multi-lingual skills and multicultural or cross cultural experience appreciated.
• High school diploma and 1 year training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
• Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record.
• Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues.