Prescribed Fire Planning Specialist – Grand Island, Nebraska

Central Platte Natural Resources District
Grand Island, Nebraska
Job Category
Full time Positions
$40,000-$45,000 per year
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Central Platte Natural Resources District is accepting applications for the position of Prescribed Fire Planning Specialist located at the Grand Island, Nebraska, NRD office. Computer skills, prescribed burn planning and implementation experience required. This is a full-time grant funded position. Initial grant funding has been secured for 1.5 years. Benefits include vacation and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement. Successful applicants will be responsible for completing and submitting approximately 40 prescribed burn plans per year. Plans must meet or exceed USDA NRCS specifications. Employee will also assist in the successful completion of prescribed burn unit site preparation, prescribed burn implementation, and other assigned tasks. Closing date for applications is July 23, 2021. Applications must be submitted to the Central Platte Natural Resources District. To apply: please send a complete resume and cover letter to: Attn: Lyndon Vogt, General Manager Central Platte Natural Resources District 215 Kaufman Ave. Grand Island NE 68803 Email: Ph: (308) 385-6282
Applicant must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Applicant must have experience writing prescribed burn plans and be able to immediately obtain USDA NRCS JAA (Job Approval Authority) for prescribed fire planning. Applicant must have successfully completed training (NRCS or NWCG) for prescribed burn planning. Applicant must have successfully completed NWCG S130/S190 Basic Wildland Fire Training. Applicant must be proficient with Microsoft and GIS software utilized in prescribed fire planning. Applicant must have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education degree in a Natural Sciences related field such as Biology, Range, or Fire Ecology, or an Associate’s degree in Fire Science relating to wildland fire AND two years undergraduate education in a Natural Resources related field. Applicant must be able to pass a DOT physical examination and the NWCG Work Capacity Test for prescribed fire.
Contact Person
Lyndon Vogt
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