Prescribed Fire Ecology Crew Member – Georgia

GA Department of Natural Resources
Southeast, GA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$11.90-$15.85/hr, DOE
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The prescribed fire ecology crew will be responsible for implementing prescribed fire across south GA, targeting high priority gopher tortoise habitat. Crew members will be apart of a 3-4 person burn crew stationed in southeast GA. Your work priority would be activities associated with prescribed burning, including firebreak construction, fuel reduction, burn operations, and pre- and post-burn monitoring. You and your crew would also be involved with exotic and invasive species control, native species planting, basic land management activities, and assisting in sensitive and endangered species recovery. Burn crew work typically involves strenuous and often tedious physical work for prolonged periods of time under all extremes of weather. Hours of work can be long and irregular (sometimes on the week-end) with little control over your schedule. Days off may sometimes be on very short notice and subject to change. As part of the Interagency Burn Team (IBT), you will be working with a number of different people, including Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The Nature Conservancy, Georgia Forestry Commission, US Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, The Orianne Society, and other agencies, as well as dedicated volunteers and private land owners. The position will run from January 4 - April 30, 2021.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • College degree and/or 6 months of related experience • Ability to carry a 45 pound pack over 3 miles of level terrain in 45 minutes or less (Arduous Level Pack Test) and maintain fitness. • Willingness to work long and irregular hours. • Current driver’s license with clean driving record and able to pass a State of Georgia background check. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for FFT2, including Introduction to ICS (I-100), Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190), Firefighting Training (S-130), Chainsaw Use (S-212). • Ability to perform the safe operation of chainsaws, 4x4 pickups, trailers, UTVs, pumps and hand tools. • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment. • Ability to perform hard physical work for extended and irregular periods, under adverse conditions in all extremes of weather. SALARY/BENEFITS: Base pay is $11.90/hour. One crew boss and two crew members will be hired, and pay will be dependent upon experience level. Crew boss may make up to $15.85/hr. Housing, transportation to/from sites, and job-related equipment will be provided. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references in a single document to Marylou Moore (
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