Announcements

Job Announcement: Supervisory Wildland Firefighter (Supervisory Forestry Technician)/ Rigby, ID

January 7, 2021

Chloeta is a dynamic and growing business that solves problems internationally for our clients. 



Wildland Fire Captain (Engine)



Chloeta is recruiting to fill multiple Call When Needed (CWN) Engine Captain positions. 



Duties

 Supervises operations of a Chloeta Type 6 or Type 7 engine module throughout the field season, responding to wildland fires and all risk incidents. 

  • Serves as Initial Attack Incident Commander. Provides for crew safety and welfare during tactical operations in compliance with all applicable tactical operations. 
  • Directs a crew in project work in support of ecosystem management and fuels management projects. 
  • Develops and implements training programs (mandatory, formal, and informal) in compliance with policy and regulations. 
  • Manages property, procurement, maintenance, and inventory of equipment and fleet equipment. 
  • Provides technical and administrative supervision to an engine. Plans and assigns work. Develops performance standards. Gives advice, counsel, or instruction.

     

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Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Technician)/ Jay, OK

January 7, 2021

CHLOETA FIRE is recruiting a number of individuals to fulfill positions under existing government contracts as wildland fire crewmembers on wildfires, prescribed burns, and all-hazards incidents. Work may include staffing engines, hand crews, dozers or helicopters.  These are entry level and experienced Wildland Firefighter positions and pay is dependent upon experience and qualifications. Statewide travel is frequently necessary to wildfires and prescribed burns with all travel expenses compensated by the company.  Extensive opportunities exist for overtime while assigned to wildfires and prescribed burns. 

No experience is necessary for entry level crewmembers.

 

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Job Announcement: Supervisory Wildland Firefighter (Fire Management Officer)/ Jay, OK

January 7, 2021

Objective

Supervisory Forestry Technician (Fire Management Officer) serving as project supervisor/base manager for wildland fire operations base in Jay, OK area creates, upholds and supports the values and culture of Chloeta. 

 

Classification​

Class I, Full-time Employee

 

Reports to

Project Manager

 

Essential Functions

  • Completes reports for time and attendance, fire time, crew time, accident/injury, fire action, individual fire, training, fire replacement requisitions.
  • Serves as an instructor on Local and Regional training cadres providing expertise in wildland fire suppression.  
  • Sets priorities and directs the movement of personnel, equipment, supplies to respond to wildland fires.
  • Maintains daily records on the availability of Company resources for anticipated and unanticipated fire needs.
  • Represents Chloeta, as delegated, in meetings with Federal, state and local agencies for the purpose of planning response.
  • Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned.
  • Conducts reviews and analysis to measure the performance and safety of contract performance in addition to developing processes to maintain and improve performance of contracted resources.  
  • Prepares program-related correspondence, reports, and/or other written materials regarding Company wildland fire policies, and/or operations.
  • Oversees staffing and performance of personnel on a variety of contracts while adhering to applicable laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines.
  • Monitors contracts and ensures invoicing and payment documents are completed accurately and consistently.
  • Recruits and mentors personnel with to develop skilled and qualified individuals for current and future contract staffing needs.  
  • Utilizes wildland fire behavior knowledge and firefighting experience and assigns missions to ground and aviation wildland fire suppression resources.
  • Responsible for the on-the-job safety and health of all employees supervised.
  • Performs outreach and recruitment activities. Provide instruction to students to prepare applications, with feedback, for seasonal and permanent fire positions with the Company.  
  • Assists in developing and revising Company annual operating plans, annual budget requests, the fire management plan and operating procedures pertaining to wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire.
  • Provides technical and administrative supervision to all assigned personnel.  
  • Performs, and supervises employees in: preparedness, resource mobilization, prescribed fire, aviation operations, and training programs.
  • Ensures preparedness of wildland fire suppression equipment and personnel at all times.
  • Coordinates with interagency dispatch centers regarding current available resources, release of resources, and other logistical considerations.

 

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Job Opportunity: Prescribed Fire Burn Boss/ Jay, OK

January 7, 2021

The Prescribed Fire Burn Boss 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. The Prescribed Fire Burn Boss will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. May perform other natural resources management and all-hazards incident response duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.





Essential Functions



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Operate safely within a project budget.  
  • Function as both leader and member of a work team, in a high stress team environment.
  • Convey work instructions to Burn Crewmembers.
  • Monitor the progress of Burn Crewmembers toward achieving fire management goals.
  • Makes decisions on the fire line based upon evaluation of fire behavior, available resources and judgment.
  • Perform other 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 

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Job Announcement: District Fire Management Officer for USDA Forest Service/ Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands

January 5, 2021
The USDA Forest Service, Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands, Bessey and Pine Ridge Districts are seeking interest for two District Fire Management Officers, GS-0301-9/11that will be hired in the near future. One duty station will be in Chadron (Pine Ridge RD) and the other in Halsey (Bessey RD), Nebraska.This is a pre-announcement outreach for the permanent positions and will be filled under Open Continuous Register 21-FIRE-R2OCR-DZFMOM-911DH.
 
This is a pre-announcement outreach for the permanent positions and will be filled under Open Continuous Register 21-FIRE-R2OCR-DZFMOM-911DH.
 
If you are interested in either of these positions and enjoy working in a dynamic, challenging, and rewarding environment, please complete and email the attached Outreach Response to the email address listed below. Questions about the position or local area can also be directed to the listed contact. Transfer of station (TOS) will be authorized for this position. Applicants are encouraged to update their resumes, gather required documentation such as IQCS master record, and create/update their USAJOBS profile now since the position will only be open for approximately fourteen days. Applicants that complete the outreach response will be notified when the position is open.
 
Description of duties associated with this position
The District Fire Management Officer (DFMO) is a key position that leads the district’s fire and fuels organization, which are the bread-and-butter targets for the NNFG. The DFMO plays an important role as a member of the district leadership team supporting overall district operations including potential roles as acting district ranger. The DFMO is responsible for all aspects (personnel, safety, budget, planning etc.) of prevention, pre-suppression, detection, suppression and fuels programs and personnel, and takes an active role building and maintaining positive relationships with local partners and cooperators.
 
 
Qualification Requirements
This position is categorized as a Moderate Complexity District/Zone Fire Management Officer position that is subject to the Forest Service Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) Standard and Guide, as designated by the W.O. Fire and Aviation Management. The FS-FPM minimum qualification standards (MQS) for this position must be met prior to entrance into the position as a condition of hire. Refer to the Forest Service FS-FPM Standard Position Description Crosswalk for a full description of the MQS.WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities.
 
Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS level is a “condition of employment.” The Arduous fitness (Pack) test requires completing a three (3) mile hike within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your physician and begin training immediately if applying for this position. This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements.
 
In accordance with USDA Department Regulation 4430-792-2, this position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the USDA Drug Free Workplace Program and subject to pre-employment drug testing. All applicants selected for this position will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Incumbents of this position will be required to submit to a urinalysis on an ongoing random basis, after appointment as directed. Minimum Qualification Standards for Moderate Complexity: Primary Core Requirement:Pathway 1: TFLD and ICT3 or RXB2, and M-581 Pathway 2: HEB1 and ICT3 and M-581
 
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Job Announcement- PhD Graduate Teaching Assistantship (Fire Ecology)

December 15, 2020

Northern Arizona University School of Forestry seeks to fill one PhD position funded through a Teaching Assistantship. This position will focus on spatial patterns of wildfire disturbance related to forest dynamics, post-fire recovery, and biodiversity conservation in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. The PhD student will participate in and conduct investigations to quantify impacts of fire severity, fire frequency (e.g., short interval repeat fires), time since fire, and patch size and isolation on forest structure, composition, and regeneration dynamics. Applicants should possess strong analytical skills, applied knowledge of remote sensing and spatial analysis, working knowledge of statistical and ecosystem models, and ability to work with and manage large spatial databases. The position will be supervised by Dr. Andrea Thode (andi.thode@nau.edu) and Dr. Rachel Loehman (rloehman@usgs.gov).

The position start date is Fall 2021. The recipient of this position will work 20 hours a week as teaching assistant, and will receive an annual stipend, university health insurance, and a tuition waiver. Funding is available until the completion of the degree.

Required qualifications

· All of the requirements for admission to the NAU School of Forestry PhD program

· A research-based MS degree in forestry, ecology, natural resources, biology, or a related field

· Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to implement complex, applied statistical analyses in R

· A genuine interest in and experience relevant to fire and forest ecology

· Experience acquiring and managing large datasets, including metadata documentation

· Experience with field sampling, including logistics and off-trail navigation

· Experience with GIS and geospatial software, data, and analytical methods

· Ability to work independently and to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines

· Excellent written and oral communication, ability to prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and share results through webinars, conference talks, and fact sheets

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience working with spatial data sets in Google Earth Engine

· Experience as a college-level teaching assistant in forestry, ecological, biological, or environmental sciences or natural resources management

· Strong self-motivation, determination and ability to work in unstructured environments

How to apply Please send the following documents to Dr. Andrea Thode email (andi.thode@nau.edu) and Dr. Rachel Loehman (rloehman@usgs.gov) by January 22, 2021 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis following that date):

· A one-page cover letter clearly stating experience, qualifications, and research interests

· A current CV describing your education and experience relevant to the position

· A recent writing sample (e.g., peer reviewed publication, thesis, etc.)

· Contact details for three references (including at least one academic reference)

Additional materials may be requested later in the process. Please note that the successful applicant must be based on the Flagstaff campus for the duration of the degree. Requests to study remotely will not be considered (excepting COVID issues).

About Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University is a 29,000 student-institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a city of about 70,000 at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. Flagstaff is known for its year-round recreation opportunities, including skiing, hiking, and rock climbing, as well as its proximity to the Grand Canyon, four national forests, and numerous state parks and wilderness areas. More information about NAU’s graduate programs in Forestry, including eligibility requirements, can be found at https://nau.edu/forestry/degrees-and-programs/phd-forest-science/. Our graduate student handbook can be found at: https://nau.edu/forestry/internal-resources/graduate-student-handbook/.

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Job Opportunity- Rx Fire Risk Analysis and Communication postdoc

December 11, 2020

The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, is seeking qualified individuals to work on a research project funded through the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (South Central-CASC). The research aims to understand the nexus of climate change and prescribed fire risk analysis, tolerance, and communication.
This post-doctoral position is supported through the Postdoctoral Climate Adaptation Scholars (CAS) Program established by the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (NRCASC). The CAS program is established to support management-relevant research and scientific synthesis of emerging research needs related to climate impacts on fish, wildlife, and ecosystems. The objective of the CAS Program is to provide regional-to-national syntheses of climate change impacts on fire regimes, fire management, and fire response; explore resulting impacts on fish, wildlife and ecosystems; and provide the scientific research necessary to help managers adapt to these changes.

The position at Oklahoma State University will lead to regionally focused research that aims to conduct an assessment of: (1) the state of the science on how climate change is currently part of the prescribed fire management strategies used across our region and other parts of the U.S.; (2) what elements of successful strategies can be transferrable across regions and what elements must be place-based; and (3) the implications of these strategies/elements for natural resource management and climate change adaptation efforts in the south-central U.S. As part of a national cohort of postdoctoral Scholars, the fellow will also engage in national-scale research and training. This will include participation in a national synthesis research effort, where fellows will collaborate with members of the NRCASC network to produce national synthesis products, as well as regular training, professional development, and mentoring opportunities as part of the CAS program. In addition to research duties, collaborations with the CAS cohort, and interactions with natural resource, fire, or agriculture managers, the successful candidate must manage data and metadata for the project following USGS protocols, document research status through regular reporting, and complete other organizational duties as assigned in a professional and timely manner.

Salary for this position is $60,000 plus standard benefits (excluding retirement). Funding is also available for travel to meet with collaborators and present at scientific conferences.
Required qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in human dimensions of natural resources, natural resource economics, human geography, conservation social science, or a related field; demonstrated experience conducting research that results in peer-reviewed publications; and demonstrated experience working directly with stakeholders on summarizing technical information in an accessible and useable manner, communicating information to and from stakeholders, and collaborating effectively across stakeholders with distinct interests. Applicants having the ability to speak Spanish are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply: Applications must be submitted online at:
(https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=8&c=okstate (search by req8676).
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Applicants should submit: 1) a 1-2 page cover letter summarizing their experience and research expertise and describing one or more focused research topics that would be addressed through CAS program, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) academic transcripts (Ph.D. only), and 4) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin soon and will continue until a suitable applicant is identified. The position will be filled as soon as possible. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Dr. Omkar Joshi, Oklahoma State University Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management 008C Agricultural Hall Stillwater, OK 74078 (405) 744-5614Email: omkar.joshi@okstate.eduAs an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Oklahoma State University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Oklahoma State University employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U. S. Citizens. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For assistance with the application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Wyoming Partners Adopt a Statewide Prescribed Fire Council

January 1, 2019

Click here to read the news release about Wyoming Partners Adopt a Statewide Prescribed Fire Council.

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Has Fire Science Exchange funding made a difference?

October 24, 2017

The Fire Science Exchanges, including the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange, are being asked to provide evidence of their impact, and/or the impact of Joint Fire Science Program-funded science through “success stories.”

Funding for the JFSP, the organization that provides the grants under which the Fire Science Exchanges operate, has been cut by over half in the proposed new budget. 

While there seems to be a general consensus that the Fire Science Exchanges are doing good and important work, it is useful to have written examples when approaching government agencies for funding. 

 

Please take a few minutes to relate how Great Plains Fire Science Exchange, the Joint Fire Science Exchange, or any other Fire Science Exchange has made a difference. 
 

Your participation would be greatly appreciated. 

Please e-mail your story to Hannah Johlman
as soon as possible at hannahmjohl@gmail.com.

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