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 seasonal employee, 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.
Duties: 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, species and natural communities surveying and ecological monitoring, exotic species identification and control, data management, training and development, wildfire suppression, trail and/or equipment maintenance.
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 as NWCG ICT4 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 and the ability to use computer and field equipment. A valid driver’s license is required.
A resume, cover letter, and three references must be received no later than October 31, 2017, electronically to: