Forestry/Fire Intern 2

Expected Dates
January 20, 2015 to April 13, 2015
Site
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
PO-00586581
Main duties include site preparation for prescribed burning; being a part of a team implementing prescribed fire, maintaining fire apparatus and personnel protective equipment.    Other duties include assisting with red-cockaded woodpecker monitoring, forest inventory, and assisting with environmental education and fire prevention events.   
Required Skills:  US citizenship; valid driver’s license; ability and willingness to undergo a required criminal history background check; ability to pass the basic wildland firefighter course; ability to pas the arduous pack test (3 miles, 45 min, 45 lbs); ability to be a team player; ability to work in adverse conditions to include cold, heat, smoke, humidity, and rain; basic plant identification skills; flexible to varying work tasks and schedules; ability to work independently; ability to drive 4WD vehicles; good verbal and written communication; knowledge of GPS and GIS; background or education in fire sciences, wildlife, forestry, or environmental biology achieved through completion of at least two years of college-level studies in natural resources management; BS degree completion preferred.
Desired Skills:  Wildland fire suppression; pump operations; chainsaw operations; fire apparatus ops; computer skills including Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and ArcGIS.
Training:  Wildland fire suppression; prescribed fire operations; wildlife management; forest survey techniques; equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Rural South Carolina
  • Wildland fire suppression; prescribed fire operations; wildlife management; forest survey techniques; equipment operation and maintenance.
  • possible work at other park, refuge and forest locations
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Chain Saw Skills
some experience
GPS
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Leadership Experience
some experience
Orienteering compass skills
competent without supervision