Burn Crew Technician Intern

Expected Dates
February 3, 2020 to May 24, 2020
Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Position ID
The Prescribed Fire Technician Intern will conduct invasive species control and assist the station Assistant Fire Management Officer in prescribed firefighting, 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.  Intern will also conduct equipment maintenance and fire cache inventory. Outdoor educational programs may occasionally be performed in cooperation with refuge staff. Some maintenance may include repairs to kiosks, replacement of brochures, cleanup, mowing, etc.
Outdoor 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. 

SCA intern will 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
Chain Saw Skills
some experience
Data Entry
competent with supervision
competent with supervision
Plant Identification
competent with supervision
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
some experience