The GA Sentinel Landscape Pilot Project Coordinator will be focused on increasing prescribed fire within the Georgia Sentinel Landscape (GSL) as part of a 3-year pilot project. The GSL Pilot Project Coordinator will play a key role in supporting the existing prescribed fire cooperative in West Georgia, establishing a prescribed fire cooperative in Southeast Georgia, improving communication between agencies and private landowners, and increasing local capacity needed by landowners.
In this role, the GSL Pilot Project Coordinator will be coordinating the pilot project, providing landowner technical assistance, delivering and partnering on prescribed fire focused training events and outreach programs, administering a cost-share program, and working with partners to build a prescribed fire cooperative in multiple landscapes. The GSL Pilot Project Coordinator will work with numerous partner organizations and landowners, and a critical part of the job will be sharing science-based information with partners and landowners, in-person and through web-based technology and training. The GASL Pilot Project Coordinator will be expected to spend considerable time in the field with landowners and partners, which will likely include teaching and instructing in events such as Learn and Burns.
The GSL Pilot Project Coordinator will participate in other supporting roles within the organization as needed such as providing instruction at Longleaf Academies, assisting with the Biennial Longleaf Conference, and contributing content to LLA’s quarterly magazine, The Longleaf Leader.
Currently, this is a full-time grant funded position with one year of funding in hand, and 2 additional years of funding anticipated.
Applicants must have, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in forestry or other natural resource field, and at least four years of experience in prescribed fire application and/or the management and restoration of longleaf. The ideal candidate would have working knowledge of and/or experience in longleaf forest management and ecology, building and/or working within diverse partnerships, working with private landowners, sharing science-based information with partners and landowners through outreach, and prescribed fire operations. The GSL Pilot Project Coordinator must have a passion for the longleaf ecosystem, an excellent personal and professional reputation, and demonstrated credibility in the community. The ability to create effective relationships with partners, landowners, staff, donors, state and federal agencies, and NGOs is also needed. This position requires someone with strong initiative that exhibits organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.