Chattahoochee Fall Line Burn Boss, Georgia

The Nature Conservancy-Georgia
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The Georgia Chapter of the Nature Conservancy seeks a knowledgeable and energetic conservationist for the position of Burn Crew Boss - become a force for nature and healthy planet by joining our team! The Georgia Chapter is known in the Conservancy and beyond as a leader in innovative, effective strategies that benefit both people and nature at a scale that matters. Our past successes include protecting over 347,000+ acres of key habitat and helping to restore natural, healthy flows to Georgia’s great river systems. The Chattahoochee Fall Line Burn Boss (CFL-RXB2) will play a key role in achieving the Chapter’s goal to protect the lands and waters of Georgia, the region, and the world for future generations. The CFL-RXB2 is based in western Georgia and contributes to the maintenance, management and monitoring of the Georgia Chapter’s Chattahoochee Fall Line program. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes fire and preserve management in a cooperative team based environment in the context of today’s conservation challenges.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in science-related field and 3 years related experience in fire operations or ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Must meet NWCG qualifications for RxB2, including coursework and experience requirements. See the Conservancy’s Fire Management Manual for a full explanation of qualification requirements: • Must achieve arduous physical fitness standards as set by local Fire Manager. • Experience directing prescribed fire operations. • Experience training and supervising staff and burn crew members • Experience leading effectively in stressful situations. • Relationship building and negotiation skills. Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers). PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • 3 to 5 years related experience in fire operations or ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. • Ability to recognize plant and animal species for executing an ecologically appropriate fire regime. • Knowledge of ecological land management principles. • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management, and natural resource preservation. • Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results. • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages. • Using maintenance tools, including lawn mowers, power and construction tools. If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, then please visit to learn more. To apply for this position, submit your cover letter and resume for position number 45951. Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 25, 2017.
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