The Nature Conservancy Cape Fear Arch Burn Crew Manager in Wilmington, North Carolina

OFFICE LOCATION

Wilmington, North Carolina (NC) NC303

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The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 35 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

POSITION SUMMARY

The NC Coastal Plain Prescribed Fire Crew Manager participates in preserve operations, restoration, maintenance, and management. This may include the following functions:

  • Participates in prescribed fire and wildfire activities, which may include: burn unit prep, fire operations, managing staff and volunteers, maintenance of equipment and supplies, mop up, and monitoring.
  • Participates in and manages restoration projects including thinning, planting, and other projects
  • Maintains preserves and buildings, which may include: maintaining tools and equipment, repairing fences and gates, posting boundaries, and maintaining grounds and structures at historical sites.

The Prescribed Fire Crew Manager may assist on wildland fire operations in other parts of the Coastal Plain with federal, state, or private partners, or travel to other areas of the state or out-of-state to assist other TNC programs or partners on prescribed or wildland fires. Housing is provided to fire crew staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Prescribed Fire Crew Manager coordinates day-to-day activities of the prescribed fire crew and participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a FFT2. The Prescribed Fire Crew Manager will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. May perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Function as both leader and member of a work team, in a high stress team environment.
  • Convey work instructions to Burn Crew members.
  • Monitor the progress of Burn Crew Members toward achieving fire management goals.
  • Makes decisions on the fire line based upon evaluation of fire behavior, available resources and judgment.
  • Perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma and 1 year training in fire operations or other science-related field or related experience in land management.
  • Qualified Fire Fighter Type 1 (Squad Boss) and successful completion of FFT1 task book. Requirements for FFT1 can be found in the Conservancy Fire Management Manual at: http://www.tncfiremanual.org/SquadBoss.htm.
  • Experience supervising staff
  • May be required to obtain related licenses and certifications such as CPR, Driver’s license, and first aid.
  • Must achieve physical fitness standards as set by local Fire Manager.
  • Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.: chainsaw, ATV, tractor and implements, leaf blower, BK radio, hand tools, drip torch, etc.)
  • Experience following written and verbal instructions from co-workers.
  • Experience developing timeframes and then complete tasks within timeframes.
  • Experience to supervise a wide range of people (TNC staff and volunteers).
  • Experience performimg physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.
  • Experience navigating to remote sites with maps, written directions, and GPS.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-2 years training in fire operations or other science-related field or related experience in land management.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to evaluate inputs in a rapidly changing work environment and make decisions that affect the safety and work of firefighters within squad.
  • PC familiarity, including database knowledge, in order to maintain preserve records.
  • Multi-lingual skills appreciated.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

  • Employment term is four months.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply to position number 45183, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 8, 2017.

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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of *The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.*

Job Title: Cape Fear Arch Burn Crew Manager

Location: North Carolina

Job ID: 45183

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Full/Part Time: Full-Time