Job Announcement

Fire Manager

September 6, 2021

The Fire Manager (FM) provides overall fire management supervision, coordination, promotes, facilitates and implements prescribed fire for the Texas Chapter.

Please see attached document for more information! 

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M.S. Position, Northern Arizona University

September 6, 2021

“I am looking for a M.S. student to start January 2022.  This person will be part of a team looking at spatial pattens of wildfire disturbance related to forest dynamics, changing climate, post-fire recovery and biodiversity in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico.  Please see the attached flyer for details and how to apply.  Applications will be reviewed starting Sept 20th.”

 

See flyer for more information. 

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Northwest Fire Science Consortium Outreach Program Coordinator

August 22, 2021

The Northwest Fire Science Consortium is seeking an Outreach Program Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position based in the Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society at Oregon State University’s College of Forestry.

For more information and to apply, click here 

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SWCASC Postdoc Position Opening

May 30, 2021

The University of California, Davis, in collaboration with the SW CASC, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship with a focus on Indigenous-led applications of fire in the Southwest for a 2-year period, beginning July 1, 2021/negotiable. The postdoc will be able to work across both the Middleton (https://nas.ucdavis.edu/people/beth-middleton) and Safford (https://safford.faculty.ucdavis.edu/people/) research groups, with projects including cultural burning demonstration, outreach, and education (Middleton); cultural burn policy analysis (Middleton); and the ecological impacts of low-intensity fire on SW and Australian ecosystems (Safford). The postdoc will contribute to the need to understand more of the scope of, challenges and opportunities for, and multifaceted outcomes of Indigenous burning, in California and throughout the SW CASC region—in order to better identify regional or state barriers, activate opportunities, and offer support to cultural fire efforts.

For more info: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04105

DEADLINE – May 31, 2021

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Forestry Aid

May 13, 2021
Forestry Aid- KS and elsewhere
GS-3
$28,000-$36,500
Seasonal full time*
Closes 5/13/2021
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/599945400#

Elkhart, KS
Custer, SD
Springfield, CO
Ratcliff, TX
Zavalla, TX
Newcastle, WY
 
 
These positions are located on a fire crew within the USDA Forest Service fire management organization.

These positions serve as firefighters on an engine, hotshot, helitack, or hand crew, with responsibility for wildland fire suppression/management/control. Other fire related duties involve fire prevention, patrol, or detection.

Responsibilities

  • Performs assignments to develop knowledge of fuels management and fire suppression techniques such as fireline construction, use of pumps and engines, hose lays, foam and retardant, working around aircraft, safety rules, and fire and fuels terms.
  • Moves dirt, chops brush, or fells small trees to build firelines using various hand tools such as axe, shovel, Pulaski, McLeod and power saws to control spreading wildland fire and to prepare lines prior to prescribed burning.
  • Patrols the fireline to locate and extinguish sparks, flareups, and hot spot fires that may threaten developed firelines.
  • Cleans, reconditions, and stores fire tools and equipment.
  • May be assigned to other resource management activities such as recreation, timber, or reforestation when not performing fire suppression or fuels management duties.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position on a frequent basis for fire suppression-related activity or training.

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Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Rights and Equity Program Associate

May 13, 2021
Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Rights and Equity Program Associate
The Nature Conservancy
Position #49717
Full time
Location: negotiable
Position open until filled
 
 

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), working within our Global Conservation in Partnership with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC) strategy, envisions a world where Indigenous Peoples and local communities are managing lands and waters in ways that improve people’s lives and drive conservation outcomes through strengthened voice, choice, and action. Today, we are working in partnership with IPLCs on conservation goals across 24 countries. The IPLC Rights and Equity Program Associate supports the Global IPLC Team on the integration of gender, intergenerational, and other equity considerations into our conservation work and supports efforts to ensure TNC staff and programs are implementing a human rights-based approach to conservation. They provide logistical, administrative, technical, and strategic assistance to ensure successful program outcomes. This position sits within the Global Protect Oceans, Lands and Waters business unit. The location for this position is flexible within countries where The Nature Conservancy is a registered NGO and has an already established office. This position is not eligible for relocation or immigration assistance. This position may require travel (both domestic and international) up to 15%.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The IPLC Rights and Equity Program Associate organizes, provides logistics, and helps facilitate trainings, workshops, webinars, communities of practice, and other vehicles to build capacity across the organization on issues of equity and rights in conservation, with a focus on gender equity, intergenerational equity, and human rights. They research and develop topical expertise on key issues, including, but not limited to gender equity, youth engagement, intersections of conservation with health and well-being, social cohesion, women, youth, and minority led livelihoods, human rights, Indigenous knowledge systems, decolonized and culturally responsive approaches, etc. They assess and drive opportunities to improve conservation strategy design and implementation with these issues in mind. They strengthen communities of practice and networks of practitioners around the world. They are in service of our field practitioners with a focus on delivering tools and expertise to help those teams effectively achieve their objectives. They provide capacity to the Global IPLC Team as needed on logistical, administrative, and coordination functions.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Organizes and provides logistics and helps facilitate capacity building efforts related to IPLC equity and rights in conservation.
  • Researches and develops topical expertise on key issues related to conservation in partnership with IPLCs.
  • Produces factsheets, training materials, communications materials, and other tools to build organizational and partner capacity.
  • Identifies and engages in partnership opportunities at global, national, or local levels.
  • Provides capacity to communities of practice and networks of practitioners.
  • Works with other relevant TNC global programs on overlapping initiatives.
  • Provides general logistical, administrative, and coordination support to the program.
  • Organizes and manages both virtual and in-person events.
  • Creates and oversees contracts.
  • May include travel up to 15% both US domestically and internationally and occasional work on weekends and evenings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in conservation, equity and rights, community development, natural resource management or related field and 3 years of related experience, or equivalent experience.
  • International or cross-cultural work experience.
  • Experience working with Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
  • Experience supporting or co-leading complex projects and strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment with a senior level manager within the Conservancy or a comparable organization.
  • Analytical and project management experience.
  • Experience meeting deadlines.
  • Experience developing end products with software such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, cloud and web-based tools including SharePoint, Zoom/conferencing software, Skype, Google products, and DropBox or similar tools.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills (proficiency in Bahasa Indonesian, Mongolian, Spanish, French, Swahili, and/or Portuguese a plus) and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience.
  • Experience in implementing work plans (including outcomes and goals) with limited direct supervision.
  • Experience in developing and managing contracts.
  • Virtual and/or in-person event planning experience.
  • Knowledge of political and social landscapes with respect to Indigenous Peoples, local communities, community development, environmental and international affairs.
  • Experience in gender equity integration, youth engagement and/or human rights.
  • Experience in learning and developing expertise related to conservation strategies, socio-economic drivers, capacity-building methodologies, and rights and equity approaches.
  • Experience working as a team member, relationships building and working collaboratively across a highly-matrixed organization, including with field staff in different countries, with senior management, and with Conservancy partners.
  • NGO experience preferred.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply to position number 49717, submit resume and cover letter (both required) separately using the upload buttons. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain open until filled.

Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

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Resilient communities and forests coordinator

May 13, 2021
Resilient communities and forests coordinator
Loveland, CO
Full time
$19/hour
Open until filled.
 

 

Job Description

The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, planning document generation experience, entrepreneurial attitude and aptitude, and a desire to support ecological forestry and fire practices in the Intermountain West. This position is not a primary fire position. Previous wildland fire operational experience is not required, but a desire to participate in prescribed fire is supported. They will: 

  • Support and/or lead planning document generation, including community wildfire protection plans, research products, other similar projects.  
  • Manage work assignments with minimal direction from supervisors. 
  • Provide planning support for other Ember Alliance projects, including Ember Alliance Fire Operations activities. 
  • Coordinate with project partners to ensure planning and personnel needs are met. 
  • As needed and desired, may support Ember Alliance prescribed fire and wildfire operations. 
  • May represent the Colorado program at local and regional meetings. 
  • May work in variable weather conditions, in remote locations, and on difficult or hazardous terrain and / or in other physically demanding environments. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Clear verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Solid technical writing skills 
  • Self-direction 
  • GIS experience 
  • Fire and forest ecology and management knowledge. 
  • Bachelor’s or Masters in fire ecology, forestry, or other natural resources. 
  • Effective knowledge of common software applications. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience authoring fire management documents such as community wildfire protection plans, fire management plans, and forest management plans. 
  • NEPA experience 
  • Grant writing experience 
  • Project management experience 
  • Prescribed fire and/or wildfire suppression experience 

We encourage any individual that meets 75% or more of requirements to apply.  

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Fitness and Red Card Requirements: 

You must pass the arduous pack test annually to maintain a Red Card with currency as a qualified wildland firefighter.

Projects may require remote work outdoors in adverse conditions on steep and rugged terrain and/or in inclement and variable weather conditions. Employees must abide by The Ember Alliance’s current Covid policies. 

Work Details and Benefits: Most work will be conducted in the home office until COVID-19 restrictions allow for returning to in-person office work.

Field operations work schedule: The average work week is 40 hours, but the schedule may vary and will be weather dependent. 10-12 hour days may be required. Projects may require working during weekends and/or up to 14 days continuously. Travel for extended periods of time, stay overnight near project locations, and work outside of normal business hours with little to no notice. 

Duty Location: Loveland, CO. Project work will require travel to other locations.

Hourly wage: $19 per hour. Some overtime is expected during prescribed fire events and will be based on operational needs.  

Equipment: The Ember Alliance will provide full PPE (nomex shirts-2, pants-2, line gear and shelter, helmet, ear/eye protection, leather gloves), and first aid kit. These items must be returned to the Ember Alliance upon completion of your employment. 

Health Insurance Benefits: A health insurance benefits guide will be shared prior to employment so that new employees can select between three plans, with additional dental options. Employer matches 80% for individual health plans. $50,000 life insurance is paid by the employer with options to expand coverage.

Accrued personal leave: Hours of accrued leave are dependent upon hours worked in a month. Ten hours are accrued at the end of each month if working full time (at 87.5% or more capacity), 7.5 hours are accrued if working 62.5 – 87.4%, and so forth as detailed in the Employee Handbook.

Sick Days: Each employee gets six paid sick days per year.

Family Leave: Employees are eligible for five weeks of paid family leave.

Holidays: 10 paid holidays per year, following the Federal holiday model.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a one-page cover letter, a writing sample, three professional references and resume as attachments. Please attach any IQS or IQCS master records, copies of red cards or other evidence of your wildland fire qualifiications. Application is rolling until filled. Please specify your earliest available start date. 

 

Company Description

The Ember Alliance is a national organization of wildland fire practitioners, researchers, analysts, and instructors dedicated to increasing the pace and scale of prescribed fire and planning. The Ember Alliance is dedicated to supporting fire as a natural process in fire-adapted ecosystems on a landscape scale to improve ecosystem function and health and increase wildfire resilience. 

The Ember Alliance is a new nonprofit based in Colorado. The position will be part of the Resilient Communities and Forests Colorado program and will provide secondary support to the Ember Alliance’s Fire Management program.    

The Ember Alliance provides an open, transparent, and just organization and workplace. We strive for clear, open, and kind communication and are committed to centering, recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and supporting fire practitioners from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities. We are dedicated to building a better way to do fire management, that recognizes the inherent value of our employees, that supports work / life balance, and provides an environment that supports growth.  

The Ember Alliance will actively support your professional development. You will have an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and access to paid training on an annual basis. Additionally, the Fire Operations Program will actively support suppression fire assignment opportunities for you, via our partner network. Additionally, you will have a ‘position review’ every six months. The review will be an opportunity for both you and your supervisor to evaluate if your actual job duties meet your position description and adjust accordingly. 

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Wildland Fire Practitioner Training Specialist

May 13, 2021
Wildland Fire Practitioner Training Specialist
The Ember Alliance
Loveland, CO
Full time
$25/hour
 

Job Description

The successful candidate will have strong experience in conducting wildland fire training events (with a particular focus on 100-200-level courses and saw training), extensive prescribed fire and wildland fire experience, strong communication skills, and a clear commitment to working with diverse populations. They will work independently under direction of the Assistant Director of Training to: 

  • Plan and implement training events for TEA, partner organizations (state, federal, non-profit, youth corps, Department of Defense lands, etc.) 
  • Improve existing NWCG curriculum to be more diverse, inclusive, and engaging (100 and 200 level). Assist partners in implementation of 300 and higher-level classes as needed 
  • Develop and implement blended curriculum including asynchronously (at your own pace), virtually (instructor led online) and experientially (hands-on) 
  • Incorporate ‘non-traditional’ soft skills into NWCG courses (e.g. self-care/stress management, conflict resolution, anti-bullying, active bystander, etc.)  
  • Train underserved and underrepresented populations (POC, women, landowners, Department of Defense, etc.) 
  • Build skills and confidence for fire practitioners from all backgrounds and experience levels in an inclusive and supportive learning environment 
  • Recruit and train additional instructors to build a diverse call-when-needed instructor base – (diverse demographically and in knowledge/agency) 
  • Build capacity in the fire management community, particularly for prescribed fire 
  • Manage work assignments with minimal direction from supervisors 
  • May oversee staff, volunteers, and individuals or crews from other agencies or organizations when serving in a leadership role during training or fire operations 
  • Engage in prescribed fire and wildfire operations and support a prescribed fire IMT in a Training Specialist and/or Safety Officer position 
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, including a commitment to principles of Duty, Integrity and Respect. Actively participate in creating a kind, safe and healthy work environment which encourages the diversity, equity and inclusion of all people. 

The position can be tailored to accommodate the candidate’s desired life/work balance – 50-80% of the position will be involved in planning and conducting training events and 20-50% of the time will be spent as an operational resource on the GPPFM. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Qualified as at least Single Resource Boss, FAL2, FEMO 
  • M-410 or teaching equivalent and ability to be lead instructor for 200-level NWCG courses 
  • Experience coordinating and implementing National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) classes in person and/or virtually including S-130/190 and S-212 
  • Clear verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for teaching 
  • Effective knowledge of common software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience teaching diverse populations, especially 18-25 young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities, including Conservation Crews or Youth Corps 
  • Knowledge of adult learning pedagogy and/or experience training peers in teaching methodology 
  • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Brightspace or Canvas 
  • Graphic design or videography skills  
  • Experience with project management and/or experience writing grants, proposals, and budgets  
  • Experience working with partner organizations to organize and implement training events 
  • Experience as cadre on a Training Exchange (TREX) 
  • Experience working on Department of Defense (DoD) lands (military installations) 
  • Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4) or Type 2 Burn Boss (RXB2) 
  • Wilderness First Responder or higher medical qualifications 
  • Strong saw skills and saw skill training experience 

We strongly encourage any individual that meets 80% or more of requirements to apply. 

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Fitness and Red Card Requirements: 

You must pass the arduous pack test annually and maintain a Red Card with currency as a SRB and FAL2. 

Projects may require remote work outdoors in adverse conditions on steep and rugged terrain and/or in inclement and variable weather conditions. Employees must abide by The Ember Alliance’s current Covid policies. 

Schedule Requirements: 

The average work week is 40 hours, but the schedule may vary depending on operational needs. Projects may require working 10-12 hour days and/or outside of normal business hours, working during weekends and/or up to 14 days continuously, and travel for extended periods of time. Flexible work schedules will be considered to accommodate family or other commitments.

Pay and Benefits:  

Pay: $25/hr. Overtime is expected and will be based on operational needs. Paid leave and paid holiday benefits are provided. Employer-sponsored health and dental care coverage is available as soon as employment begins. The Ember Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. 

Location: 

The Ember Alliance is headquartered in Fort Collins; GPPFM is based in Loveland, CO. Our team works nationally on training assignments, suppression and prescribed fire, and fuels treatments projects. 20-50% of the job will require extended travel. The opportunity to work from a home office on administrative projects will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for individuals with a proven record of successful independent remote work. 

How to Apply:  

Interested applicants should submit a one-page cover letter, a writing sample, three professional references, resume, and fire master record as attachments. Copies of all NWCG certificates and all pages of completed task books must be provided prior to employment. Application is rolling until filled. Please specify your earliest available start date. 

 

Company Description

The Ember Alliance is a national organization of wildland fire practitioners, researchers, analysts, and instructors dedicated to increasing the pace and scale of prescribed fire and planning. The Ember Alliance is dedicated to supporting fire as a natural process in fire-adapted ecosystems on a landscape scale to improve ecosystem function and health and increase wildfire resilience. 

TEA’s Training Program builds skills and confidence for fire practitioners from all backgrounds and experience levels in an inclusive and supportive learning environment. Our training events offer well-rounded skill sets for fire practitioners to help build capacity for the fire management community. We are dedicated to creating a better educational experience to reach underserved and underrepresented populations to promote a more diverse fire management community. TEA’s Training Department is part of a rapidly growing organization with lots of opportunities for creativity and programmatic expansion.  

For more information on the Gravitas Peak Prescribed Fire Module visit https://www.gpwfm.org/    

The Ember Alliance provides an open, transparent, and just organization and workplace. We strive for clear, open, and kind communication and are committed to centering, recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and supporting fire practitioners from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities. We are dedicated to building a better way to do fire management, that recognizes the inherent value of our employees, that supports work / life balance, and provides an environment that supports growth.  

The Ember Alliance will actively support your professional development. You will have an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and access to paid training on an annual basis. Additionally, the Fire Operations Program will actively support suppression fire assignment opportunities for you, via our partner network. Additionally, you will have a ‘position review’ every six months. The review will be an opportunity for both you and your supervisor to evaluate if your actual job duties meet your position description and adjust accordingly. 

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Wildland Fire Practitioner Training Specialist (Job Announcement)

May 6, 2021
Wildland Fire Practitioner Training Specialist
The Ember Alliance
Loveland, CO
Full time plus some overtime
$25/hour
 

 

How to Apply:  

Interested applicants should submit a one-page cover letter, a writing sample, three professional references, resume, and fire master record as attachments. Copies of all NWCG certificates and all pages of completed task books must be provided prior to employment. Application is rolling until filled. Please specify your earliest available start date.

Job Description

The successful candidate will have strong experience in conducting wildland fire training events (with a particular focus on 100-200-level courses and saw training), extensive prescribed fire and wildland fire experience, strong communication skills, and a clear commitment to working with diverse populations. They will work independently under direction of the Assistant Director of Training to: 

  • Plan and implement training events for TEA, partner organizations (state, federal, non-profit, youth corps, Department of Defense lands, etc.) 
  • Improve existing NWCG curriculum to be more diverse, inclusive, and engaging (100 and 200 level). Assist partners in implementation of 300 and higher-level classes as needed 
  • Develop and implement blended curriculum including asynchronously (at your own pace), virtually (instructor led online) and experientially (hands-on) 
  • Incorporate ‘non-traditional’ soft skills into NWCG courses (e.g. self-care/stress management, conflict resolution, anti-bullying, active bystander, etc.)  
  • Train underserved and underrepresented populations (POC, women, landowners, Department of Defense, etc.) 
  • Build skills and confidence for fire practitioners from all backgrounds and experience levels in an inclusive and supportive learning environment 
  • Recruit and train additional instructors to build a diverse call-when-needed instructor base – (diverse demographically and in knowledge/agency) 
  • Build capacity in the fire management community, particularly for prescribed fire 
  • Manage work assignments with minimal direction from supervisors 
  • May oversee staff, volunteers, and individuals or crews from other agencies or organizations when serving in a leadership role during training or fire operations 
  • Engage in prescribed fire and wildfire operations and support a prescribed fire IMT in a Training Specialist and/or Safety Officer position 
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, including a commitment to principles of Duty, Integrity and Respect. Actively participate in creating a kind, safe and healthy work environment which encourages the diversity, equity and inclusion of all people. 

The position can be tailored to accommodate the candidate’s desired life/work balance – 50-80% of the position will be involved in planning and conducting training events and 20-50% of the time will be spent as an operational resource on the GPPFM. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Qualified as at least Single Resource Boss, FAL2, FEMO 
  • M-410 or teaching equivalent and ability to be lead instructor for 200-level NWCG courses 
  • Experience coordinating and implementing National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) classes in person and/or virtually including S-130/190 and S-212 
  • Clear verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for teaching 
  • Effective knowledge of common software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience teaching diverse populations, especially 18-25 young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities, including Conservation Crews or Youth Corps 
  • Knowledge of adult learning pedagogy and/or experience training peers in teaching methodology 
  • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Brightspace or Canvas 
  • Graphic design or videography skills  
  • Experience with project management and/or experience writing grants, proposals, and budgets  
  • Experience working with partner organizations to organize and implement training events 
  • Experience as cadre on a Training Exchange (TREX) 
  • Experience working on Department of Defense (DoD) lands (military installations) 
  • Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4) or Type 2 Burn Boss (RXB2) 
  • Wilderness First Responder or higher medical qualifications 
  • Strong saw skills and saw skill training experience 

We strongly encourage any individual that meets 80% or more of requirements to apply. 

Fitness and Red Card Requirements: 

You must pass the arduous pack test annually and maintain a Red Card with currency as a SRB and FAL2. 

Projects may require remote work outdoors in adverse conditions on steep and rugged terrain and/or in inclement and variable weather conditions. Employees must abide by The Ember Alliance’s current Covid policies. 

Schedule Requirements: 

The average work week is 40 hours, but the schedule may vary depending on operational needs. Projects may require working 10-12 hour days and/or outside of normal business hours, working during weekends and/or up to 14 days continuously, and travel for extended periods of time. Flexible work schedules will be considered to accommodate family or other commitments.

Pay and Benefits: 

Pay: $25/hr. Overtime is expected and will be based on operational needs. Paid leave and paid holiday benefits are provided. Employer-sponsored health and dental care coverage is available as soon as employment begins. The Ember Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. 

Location: 

The Ember Alliance is headquartered in Fort Collins; GPPFM is based in Loveland, CO. Our team works nationally on training assignments, suppression and prescribed fire, and fuels treatments projects. 20-50% of the job will require extended travel. The opportunity to work from a home office on administrative projects will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for individuals with a proven record of successful independent remote work.

 

 

Company Description

The Ember Alliance is a national organization of wildland fire practitioners, researchers, analysts, and instructors dedicated to increasing the pace and scale of prescribed fire and planning. The Ember Alliance is dedicated to supporting fire as a natural process in fire-adapted ecosystems on a landscape scale to improve ecosystem function and health and increase wildfire resilience.

TEA’s Training Program builds skills and confidence for fire practitioners from all backgrounds and experience levels in an inclusive and supportive learning environment. Our training events offer well-rounded skill sets for fire practitioners to help build capacity for the fire management community. We are dedicated to creating a better educational experience to reach underserved and underrepresented populations to promote a more diverse fire management community. TEA’s Training Department is part of a rapidly growing organization with lots of opportunities for creativity and programmatic expansion. 

For more information on the Gravitas Peak Prescribed Fire Module visit https://www.gpwfm.org/    

The Ember Alliance provides an open, transparent, and just organization and workplace. We strive for clear, open, and kind communication and are committed to centering, recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and supporting fire practitioners from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities. We are dedicated to building a better way to do fire management, that recognizes the inherent value of our employees, that supports work / life balance, and provides an environment that supports growth. 

The Ember Alliance will actively support your professional development. You will have an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and access to paid training on an annual basis. Additionally, the Fire Operations Program will actively support suppression fire assignment opportunities for you, via our partner network. Additionally, you will have a ‘position review’ every six months. The review will be an opportunity for both you and your supervisor to evaluate if your actual job duties meet your position description and adjust accordingly.

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Resilient Communities and Forests coordinator (Job Announcement)

May 6, 2021
Resilient Communities and Forests coordinator
The Ember Alliance
Loveland, CO
Full time
$19 per hour plus some overtime 
 
 
 
How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a one-page cover letter, a writing sample, three professional references and resume as attachments. Please attach any IQS or IQCS master records, copies of red cards or other evidence of your wildland fire qualifiications. Application is rolling until filled. Please specify your earliest available start date. 
 
 
Job Description

The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, planning document generation experience, entrepreneurial attitude and aptitude, and a desire to support ecological forestry and fire practices in the Intermountain West. This position is not a primary fire position. Previous wildland fire operational experience is not required, but a desire to participate in prescribed fire is supported. They will: 

  • Support and/or lead planning document generation, including community wildfire protection plans, research products, other similar projects.  
  • Manage work assignments with minimal direction from supervisors. 
  • Provide planning support for other Ember Alliance projects, including Ember Alliance Fire Operations activities. 
  • Coordinate with project partners to ensure planning and personnel needs are met. 
  • As needed and desired, may support Ember Alliance prescribed fire and wildfire operations. 
  • May represent the Colorado program at local and regional meetings. 
  • May work in variable weather conditions, in remote locations, and on difficult or hazardous terrain and / or in other physically demanding environments. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Clear verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Solid technical writing skills 
  • Self-direction 
  • GIS experience 
  • Fire and forest ecology and management knowledge. 
  • Bachelor’s or Masters in fire ecology, forestry, or other natural resources. 
  • Effective knowledge of common software applications. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience authoring fire management documents such as community wildfire protection plans, fire management plans, and forest management plans. 
  • NEPA experience 
  • Grant writing experience 
  • Project management experience 
  • Prescribed fire and/or wildfire suppression experience 

We encourage any individual that meets 75% or more of requirements to apply.  

Fitness and Red Card Requirements: 

You must pass the arduous pack test annually to maintain a Red Card with currency as a qualified wildland firefighter.

Projects may require remote work outdoors in adverse conditions on steep and rugged terrain and/or in inclement and variable weather conditions. Employees must abide by The Ember Alliance’s current Covid policies. 

Work Details and Benefits: Most work will be conducted in the home office until COVID-19 restrictions allow for returning to in-person office work.

Field operations work schedule: The average work week is 40 hours, but the schedule may vary and will be weather dependent. 10-12 hour days may be required. Projects may require working during weekends and/or up to 14 days continuously. Travel for extended periods of time, stay overnight near project locations, and work outside of normal business hours with little to no notice.

Duty Location: Loveland, CO. Project work will require travel to other locations.

Hourly wage: $19 per hour. Some overtime is expected during prescribed fire events and will be based on operational needs. 

Equipment: The Ember Alliance will provide full PPE (nomex shirts-2, pants-2, line gear and shelter, helmet, ear/eye protection, leather gloves), and first aid kit. These items must be returned to the Ember Alliance upon completion of your employment. 

Health Insurance Benefits: A health insurance benefits guide will be shared prior to employment so that new employees can select between three plans, with additional dental options. Employer matches 80% for individual health plans. $50,000 life insurance is paid by the employer with options to expand coverage.

Accrued personal leave: Hours of accrued leave are dependent upon hours worked in a month. Ten hours are accrued at the end of each month if working full time (at 87.5% or more capacity), 7.5 hours are accrued if working 62.5 – 87.4%, and so forth as detailed in the Employee Handbook. 

Sick Days: Each employee gets six paid sick days per year. 

Family Leave: Employees are eligible for five weeks of paid family leave. 

Holidays: 10 paid holidays per year, following the Federal holiday model.

Company Description

The Ember Alliance is a national organization of wildland fire practitioners, researchers, analysts, and instructors dedicated to increasing the pace and scale of prescribed fire and planning. The Ember Alliance is dedicated to supporting fire as a natural process in fire-adapted ecosystems on a landscape scale to improve ecosystem function and health and increase wildfire resilience.

The Ember Alliance is a new nonprofit based in Colorado. The position will be part of the Resilient Communities and Forests Colorado program and will provide secondary support to the Ember Alliance’s Fire Management program.   

The Ember Alliance provides an open, transparent, and just organization and workplace. We strive for clear, open, and kind communication and are committed to centering, recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and supporting fire practitioners from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities. We are dedicated to building a better way to do fire management, that recognizes the inherent value of our employees, that supports work / life balance, and provides an environment that supports growth. 

The Ember Alliance will actively support your professional development. You will have an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and access to paid training on an annual basis. Additionally, the Fire Operations Program will actively support suppression fire assignment opportunities for you, via our partner network. Additionally, you will have a ‘position review’ every six months. The review will be an opportunity for both you and your supervisor to evaluate if your actual job duties meet your position description and adjust accordingly. 

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