Wildland Firefighter (Prescribed Fire/Fuels) – Avon Park, Florida

Colorado State University, Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)
Avon Park, FL
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Full time Positions
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Incumbent will be a member of the Avon Park Wildland Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Avon Park Air Force Range, FL. The Wildland Support Module is responsible for implementing prescribed burns and responding to wildfires on Air Force property throughout the area of responsibility and the U.S. This position requires work on active military training ranges with potential risk for unexploded ordnance and other related hazards. In addition, regular travel (up to 15 weeks per year) to other Air Force installations to perform similar tasks throughout the southeast will be required. The position is to be located at Avon Park Air Force Range, FL.
Required Job Qualifications: - A High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED), or equivalent required. - A minimum of two year’s work experience in fire management is required. - Ability to obtain a Class B commercial driver’s license if deemed necessary. - Meet requirements for the NWCG standards for Fire Fighter Type 2, which includes an annual pack test at arduous level and fire line refresher (maintained annually). - Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. - The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Preferred Job Qualifications - Experience in the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment in wildland fire and forestry practices is desired. - Experience with prescribed fire and wildfire suppression, familiarity with ecosystems and fire regimes of the southeast is highly preferred. - Experience compiling and utilizing environmental and ecological data. - Experience with GIS software (including Avenza) and GPS is beneficial. - Degree in natural resource management or related field.
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Bill Sprouse
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