The Longleaf Alliance is seeking a Supervisor for the Gulf Coastal Plain Ecosystem Partnership (GCPEP) Ecosystem Support Team (EST). The EST, consisting of four full-time (supervisor included) and one or more seasonal employees, was developed to support land management and restoration in collaboration with GCPEP partners, across and beyond the GCPEP landscape. Priority work by the EST centers on prescribed burning, invasive species control, mechanical treatments, isolated wetland restoration, ecological monitoring, threatened and endangered species recovery, and fire training. The position is full-time and dependent upon successful program funding and grants.
The Ecosystem Support Team Supervisor is directly responsible for the supervision and guidance of the EST. The EST Supervisor coordinates and implements ecosystem management plans and projects, which include prescribed burning, wildfire suppression, exotic species identification and control, rare species recovery, species and natural communities surveying and ecological monitoring, trail and/or equipment maintenance, data management, and training and development.
Applicants must have at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management or related field and five years related work experience or related experience in land management. In addition, the applicant must be qualified with Engine Boss and/or Firing Boss qualifications. RXB2 preferred but not required. Applicants must also possess strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills. Additional preferred qualifications include experience with control of invasive species, the ability to use computer and field equipment, crew management and priority setting skills, and the ability to work with diverse partners. A valid driver’s license is required.