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: http://www.tncfiremanual.org/BurnBoss.htm.
• 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).
• 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 http://www.nature.org/careers 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.