Wildland Urban Interface Specialist-Texas

Agency
Texas A&M Forest Service
Location
College Station, Texas
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$36,000 a year starting
Start Date
01/07/2019
Last Date to Apply
11/09/2019
Website
http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/
Description
Exciting opportunity for a entry-level position focused on fire and mitigation communications for the Texas A&M Forest Service in College Station Texas. As a Wildland Urban Interface Specialist you will be assigned to complete communications duties and support mitigation and prevention programs. Communications duties include developing and producing a wide variety of written, graphic and video products for use on the Wildfire Education and Prevention-TFS Facebook, Lone Star State Incident Management Team –TFS Facebook and All-Hazard Twitter. Serve as a Public Information Officer and complete incident communications duties. Write news releases and articles. Serve as a point of contact and forge positive relationships with various news media. Complete mitigation and prevention programs in a support role. Assist in the delivery of public out-reach programs. Provide proactive technical assistance to citizens. Serve on Department Committees, TFS Post Fire Assessment Team and Fire Prevention Teams. During large scale wildfire outbreaks and all hazards incidents will be assigned to the following areas: public information or prevention or incident management. Will work within the NIMS/ICS environment.
Qualifications
Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agricultural Communications or a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications degree or a Bachelor’s of Science degree in natural resources field or closely related with course work in communications.: Entry level position. Requires excellent interpersonal skills working with a wide variety of people. Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills. Have the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment to produce a wide variety of written products that include press releases, articles and writing posts on social networking sites. Fluent across social media platforms. Ability to work with all forms of the news media which includes completing interviews. Working knowledge of computers and technology used in Texas A&M Forest Service. Ability to produce videos and take photographs, develop and maintain relationships with various cooperators, stakeholders and the general public. Ability to work within the NIMS/ICS environment at wildfires and at all hazard incidents. Ability to travel and attend required training programs. To apply go to https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TFS_External Deadline to apply is November 9, 2018
Contact Person
Bruce Woods
Contact Phone
979-458-7362
Contact eMail
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