Burn Crew Member

Expected Dates
April 27, 2020 to June 21, 2020
The Nature Conservancy North Dakota
Position ID
The Stewardship and Burn Crew Member will work throughout the Sheyenne Delta southeast North Dakota participating in prescribed burns, preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, and post-burn monitoring. TNC staff/volunteers/interns actively participating on a prescribed burn must able to meet qualifications to obtain a Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2) certification, or be qualified as a FFT2 or higher. Training will be provided. Crew members will also be involved in other stewardship activities such as vegetation monitoring, invasive species and brush control, equipment maintenance, boundary posting, fence maintenance, and native seed collection.

  • Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2).
  • Experience performing physical work.
  • High school diploma and 1 year training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Ability to pass US Forest Service work capacity test at arduous level (3 mile walk with 45 lb pack in 45 minutes).
  • Ability to operate and maintain various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. ATV, pumps, engine, chainsaw, brush-cutter, leaf blower, & two-way radio).
  • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.

 This position provides:
- $170/week Living Allowance
- $650 round-trip To-From Travel Allowance
- Housing on-site
- AmeriCorps Education Award

Before an applicant to this position can begin their term of service, they must complete and pass a two part background check which is comprised of: the NSOPW, and an FBI fingerprint check. Specific instructions on how to complete this requirement will be provided upon official offer. 

  • Operations based at Brown Ranch in rural Milnor, ND. Most work will be completed within an hour of Brown Ranch. Housing is provided at base and travel housing will consist of a bunk house when needed.
  • NWCG Fire Training Herbicide safety ATV/UTV safety Chainsaw safety Water pumps GPS receivers GIS
  • Work with volunteers Network with Conservation professionals Learn business of conservation
    Botany/Ecology/Natural History Fire Ecology Natural Resources Conservation Canoeing/Kayaking Fishing
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Chain Saw Skills
some experience
some experience
Leadership Experience
some experience
Plant Identification
some experience
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
some experience