Oct 18, 2019
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION Rome, Georgia, USA. Floyd County, GA GA408 A LITTLE ABOUT US Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter. 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. YOUR POSITION WITH TNC The NW Georgia Burn Crew Manager oversees a squad (3-8 Burn Crew Members) in wildland fire activities and/or other actions focused on the management and restoration of habitat for rare species and fire dependent systems like montane longleaf pine woodlands as directed by the Coosa River Basin Program Director. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Northwest Georgia Burn Crew Manager oversees 3-4 novice Fire Management Technicians in wildland fire activities, as directed by a Burn Boss, or other command position. This individual will supervise and manage a seasonal fire management crew on a daily basis that will be used to conduct prescribed burns and manage TNC preserves primarily in northwest Georgia. The primary responsibility of the crew will be to conduct prescribed burns with key TNC partners such the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service on the Chattahoochee N.F. and Talladega N.F. The team will possibly work in other areas of Georgia and potentially in Alabama preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. As part of the ongoing professional development, they will be responsible for keeping abreast of new burn techniques and equipment to enhance skills and maintain/grow professional fire certification credentials. In addition, they shall work to build and maintain relationships in the professional fire community and in the local community where the Conservancy works. This may include participation in wild land fire suppression activities in partnership with other non-profits, local fire departments, and local, state and federal agencies, either as a TNC employee, or as a volunteer or short-term employee of the partner entity (such as an administratively determined, short term federal employee). The manager will assist with project work and other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire including, but not limited to, trail maintenance, planting native plants, and invasive species removal/control. They will be based on TNC leased property in the Floyd County, Armurchee, Georgia area. To maximize the effectiveness of the crew and to provide a general security presence for TNC's equipment, the crew manager must live on site with the Fire Management Technicians. RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE Function as both leader and member of a work team, in a high stress team environment. Convey work instructions to Fire Management Technicians. Monitor the progress of Fire Management Technicians 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. Must have valid driver's license and good driving record MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma and 1-year training in fire operations, science-related field or similar 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 . Must achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Program Manager and the TNC Fire Manual; Must be able to walk 3 miles in less than 45 minutes carrying 45 lbs. Experience operating and maintaining various types of equipment. Experience supervising staff or volunteers is required May be required to obtain related licenses and certifications such as CPR/first aid and ATV certification. Must have valid driver's license. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma and 1-year training in fire operations, science-related field or similar 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. Must achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Program Manager and the TNC Fire Manual; Must be able to walk 3 miles in less than 45 minutes carrying 45 lbs. Experience operating and maintaining various types of equipment. Experience supervising staff or volunteers is required May be required to obtain related licenses and certifications such as CPR/first aid and ATV certification. Must have valid driver's license. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. Prescribed Fire and ecological management experience in southeastern fuels and ecosystems. Single Resource Boss (ENGB and/or FIRB) qualified. >2 years training in fire operations or other science-related field or related experience in land management or similar field. Ability and willingness to work in a team environment including interagency partners. Ability to evaluate inputs in a rapidly changing work environment and make decisions that affect the safety and work of firefighters within squad. PC and GIS familiarity, including database knowledge, in order to maintain preserve records. Willingness and desire to travel from home base for several days, potentially weeks, at a time. COMPENSATION AND HOUSING $20.70/hour Housing in Floyd County with basic utilities will be provided at no cost to the employee upon signing and agreeing to lease terms, and the employee must live in provided housing with the Fire Management Technicians to maximize the effectiveness of the crew and to provide a general security presence for TNC's equipment. PROJECT DURATION The position will run from Jan 6, 2020 to May 8, 2020. AUTO SAFETY POLICY This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers . Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record. HOW TO APPLY To apply to position number 48144, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 14, 2019. 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. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact email@example.com . 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 people 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.
Professional Diversity Network Floyd County, GA, USA Full-Time