Fire Ecologist/Forest Health Program Manager – New Mexico

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Job Category
Full time Positions
$91,800 Minimum Salary
Last Date to Apply
Apply your expertise in forest health and project management to plan, coordinate, and manage a Forest Health Program across Los Alamos National Laboratory’s approximately 40 square miles. You will collaborate with both wildland fire specialists and resource management specialists to ensure that fire mitigation activities best achieve wildfire mitigation while integrating forest health objectives. This includes performing fuels inventories and monitoring forest health for use in wildfire modeling or planning, performing assessments on fuels mitigation areas for compliance with prescriptions, and developing a cross-cutting urban forest plan for developed areas. You will report to the Environmental Protection and Compliance – Environmental Stewardship Group while deployed to the Emergency Management Division – Emergency Preparedness Group to support the Laboratory’s Wildland Fire Management Program and enable its broader mission of solving national security challenges through simultaneous excellence.
Minimum Job Requirements: Fire Ecology and Forestry Demonstrated knowledge and five years’ experience in forestry, wildfire ecology, forest management, or related field Full understanding of environmental protection regulations, policies, and procedures such as Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act Experience in conducting field research, such as working knowledge of GPS units and data management, installing and conducting field experiments or analysis, and preparing and presenting reports Project Management Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop, implement, or complete complex, technical environmental projects Experience managing competing budget requirements, using good judgement in selecting strategies, and finding sound, practical solutions with limited direction Experience in technical and programmatic leadership including successful project management, project execution, project advocacy, and strategic and tactical planning Desired Qualifications: Master’s or doctoral degree in forestry, wildfire ecology, forest management, horticulture, urban forestry, forest operations, wildland fire management, environmental science or a related discipline. Experience with field research, such as working knowledge of GPS units and data management, installing and conducting field experiments or analysis, and preparing reports, publications, and proposals. Familiarity with Department of Energy/Los Alamos National Laboratory mission activities, institutional organizations, programmatic scope of work, and operational structure. Education/Experience: Position requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years’ experience in two or more of the following areas: project management, forestry, wildfire ecology, forest management, horticulture, urban forestry, forest. operations, wildland fire management, environmental science, other related science and 3+ years performing at project manager 1 or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Note to Applicants: Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications. A writing sample is preferred, but not required. This position does not require extensive travel Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes: PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network Dental and vision insurance Free basic life and disability insurance Paid maternity and parental leave Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually) Learning opportunities and tuition assistance Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays) Onsite gyms and wellness programs Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Contact Person
Christensen, Richard Fredrick Jr
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