Prescribed Fire Team - Talladega Division

Expected Dates
January 17, 2022 to May 8, 2022
Site
The Nature Conservancy Alabama
Position ID
PO-00732332

You will be part of a 2-member team with a team leader that will assist with prescribed fire activities primarily in the hills and mountains of north central Alabama with some overlap into northeast Georgia. The team will travel throughout Alabama to conduct burns on TNC preserves, national forests, national parks, occasional high priority state land, private properties and national wildlife refuges. The team will participate in wildland fire operations including ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, and weather monitoring, as well as preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, and post-burn monitoring. The team will perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire. FFT2 Quals required prior to arrival. Red cards are not required to apply for this position but will be issued during time here.

This internship offers a non-standard living allowance of $300/week.

Interns for this position must be AmeriCorps education award recipients. For more information: www.thesca.org/serve/sca-and-americorps

  • The team will be based in crew housing centrally located near one of the national forests. Housing is provided and each team member must live with other team members to maximize the team’s effectiveness. located 5 miles from shopping center and restaurants.
  • NWCG wildland fire, ATV/UTV safety, chainsaw safety. S-212. S-234.
  • S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws training will be provided. Numerous outdoor recreational opportunities abound on USFS lands and TNC lands.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Camping
some experience
Chain Saw Skills
some experience
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
Orienteering compass skills
competent with supervision