Burn Crew Technician Intern

Expected Dates
February 5, 2018 to May 27, 2018
Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Position ID
The Prescribed Fire Technician Intern will assist the station Assistant Fire Management Officer in prescribed firefighting and site prep duties for prescribed burning and monitoring.  The predominant activity will be on Southeast Louisiana Refuges with occasional travel within the fire District to other refuges to prescribe burn.  Conduct equipment maintenance and fire cache inventory. Outdoor educational programs will occasionally be performed in cooperation with refuge staff.
Outdoor management programs include working in the outdoors during high heat and with insects and poisonous plants. May include operation of ATV’s or UTV’s. Operation of a refuge vehicle is required. Maintenance will include repairs to kiosks, replacement of brochures, cleanup, mowing, etc.

SCA intern wil be required to pass the fireline annual refresher and take the pack test which consists of walking 3 miles while carrying 45 lbs within 45 minutes.

  • Lacombe, Louisiana
  • ATV training, defensive driver training; Chainsaw training, US FWS computer policy training; intern will shadow refuge staff on initial project work. possible CPR/First aid training if chainsaw qualified.
  • Housing is 45 minute drive from New Orleans and about 15 minutes away from Slidell and Mandeville, which offer a myriad of shopping, restaurants and entertainment options. Paved paths for walking, jogging and biking exist nearby
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Mathematics & Data Analysis
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some experience
some experience
competent with supervision
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
some experience
Orienteering compass skills
competent without supervision