GulfCorps Prescribed Fire Corps 2020

Expected Dates
January 13, 2020 to May 8, 2020
Site
The Nature Conservancy Georgia
Position ID
PO-00728289
With the help of the EPA’s Gulf of Mexico Program, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) are excited to announce this opportunity. As part of TNC’s Stewardship Training for Environmental Progress (STEP) Program, you’ll join a team of 4 local young adults to restore coastal habitats through prescribed burning. Preference will be given to applicants that have completed at least one year of the GulfCorps program. This Team will work with a Crew Leader and be located in Perdido, AL or Silsbee, TX, depending on which crew you are placed on. Projects may include participation on prescribed fires, fuels reduction, fire effects monitoring, educational outreach, and fire preparation of burn units. This is a 4-month paid position with variable hours. Work days can vary and may require long days and weekends. Prescribed fire work demands a high level of fitness to work in difficult environmental conditions, including steep terrain, extreme temperatures, altitude, and smoke. Members will be required to pass the Work Capacity (Pack) Test (FFT2 Red Card Certification) at the “arduous” level.  The Pack Test consists of completing a 3-mile hike with 45-pound pack in 45 minutes. Members of this program must also have a valid driver’s license, successfully pass both a vehicle and criminal background check, and be comfortable and willing to live and work with other members. 
  • Perdido, AL or Silsbee, TX
  • Members of this Team will participate in the following training:
    - Basic Wildland fire (S130, S190)
    - Wildland Fire Fighter (red card)
    - CPR/Wilderness First Aid
    - Chainsaw skills (S212, tentative)
  • Chainsaw;Other
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Backpacking
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Trail Maintenance
some experience