Employer: The Nature Conservancy Location: flexible, in Northern New Mexico Application deadline: June 25, 2023 Full position description and application instructions (job ID 53495) Summary: The Manager will assist partners and the Conservancy to support and grow prescribed fire efforts in New Mexico; the Manager will develop trust, serve as a reliable and valuable burn cooperator for partners and lead the delivery of the New Mexico Business Unit’s fire management strategy. The Manager will provide technical leadership and support to a new ‘Living with Fire’ initiative within The Nature Conservancy’s Forest Program and the Western Dry Forest and Fire Initiative within the Western US and Canada Division. This position will support strategic action and drive implementation of forest management practices on state, private, Indigenous, and federal lands within New Mexico. The Manager will direct prescribed fire operations and develops and reviews Prescribed Burn Unit Plans and Site Fire Management Plans, within the allowable scope of their NWCG qualifications. The Manager will supervise seasonal staff and volunteers in completion of restoration and management activities to protect and restore fire-dependent native plant communities. They will implement strategic plans, coordinate community support, manage contracts, and implement Forest Program strategies. More detail in the position description
Employer: EcoForesters Locations: Asheville, NC base, with work in surrounding areas. Some remote work possible. Application deadline: Rolling applications preferred by July 1, 2023. Full position description and application instructions Summary:
EcoForesters is hiring a Forestry Associate and/or a Forester. Primary responsibilities are to assess our clients’ forests and write thorough ecological forest stewardship plans to improve their forests for all forest values (e.g., water, wildlife, timber…). Other work will include helping with forest stand improvement work, invasive plant control, timber sales & appraisals, and any other work to further EcoForesters’ mission to conserve and restore Appalachian forests. See details in the link to position descriptions.
Employer: The Forest Stewards Guild Location: within easy driving distance of Hallowell, Maine or Asheville, North Carolina. Other locations may be considered. Application deadline: May 30, 2003 Full position description and application instructions Summary: Want to help the Guild lead our work in eastern forests, in partnership with the existing Guild staff in Maine, North Carolina, and Deputy Director Amanda Mahaffey? The Eastern Program Development Director will lead program development in areas that meet ecological forestry needs in the region, including woodland owner outreach, forest climate adaptation, ecosystem resiliency, and fire science in management. The Director will also be responsible for growing the Guild’s Northeast and Southeast programs through strategic planning and fundraising. This Director position is an excellent opportunity to work with an awesome team and practice and promote forest stewardship. Duties:
- Lead the Guild’s Northeast and Southeast teams in collaborative projects that advance the Guild’s mission of ecological forestry.
- Perform program administration, grant writing, and reporting to a variety of funders, including government grants and private foundations.
- Track program budgets, match, metrics, and deliverables, and be the go-to for external communications.
- Supervise staff, including supporting workplan and professional development.
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Employer: EcoForesters Locations: Asheville, NC base, with work in surrounding areas Application deadline: none listed. Positions still posted as of May 19, 2023. Full position description and application instructions Summary: EcoForesters is hiring multiple Forest Restoration Technicians and Forest Restoration Crew Leaders effective immediately. Our Forest Restoration Crew does non-native invasive plant control, forest stand improvement (FSI) work, as well as some tree planting and trail work. This is hard but rewarding work out in the woods of western NC, often using herbicides to kill undesirable plants. Some background in forestry, natural resources, or ecology/environment is helpful, but we are willing to train any hard working individuals. See details in the link to position descriptions.
Employer: State of Michigan Location: Various locations in Michigan (multiple positions open) Application deadline: Continuous (still posted as of May 19, 2023) Full position description and application instructions Summary: This position assists in the suppression, prevention, and detection of forest fires within the protection area. Employee will conduct activities designed to protect and maintain forestlands, their resources, and structures for environmental, economic, and recreational purposes. Fire program duties include functioning as incident commander on wildfires, maintenance of equipment and inspection for safe operation, assistance in prescribed burns, and training other department and agency staff. Employee often works with the public and other agencies on fire prevention and suppression activities. Employee will assist in land management activities such as timber sale preparation and/or administration, forest cultivation (site preparation/planting), infrastructure maintenance and various other types of land use. Employee is engaged in recreation program support including inspection of snowmobile trails, hazard tree removal, road maintenance, and site restoration. This position may be eligible for an alternate remote work location, such as from home, at least part of the year.
Employer: New Mexico Highlands University Location: New Mexico (negotiable and involves travel in the state and region) Application deadline: Open until filled (still posted as of May 19, 2023) Full position description and application instructions Summary: The successful candidate for this full-time term appointment will further the New Mexico Reforestation Center’s collaborative efforts across the Southwest, including coordinating seed collection, propagation, and distribution, and supporting the reforestation pipeline. The position requires the ability to travel as needed, obtain a New Mexico driver's license, and become a USDA Certified Tree Climber. Duties:
- Coordinate with landowners, managers, nursery programs, and others for tree seed collections, including securing property access;
- Identify, collaborate, and maintain healthy working relationships with key reforestation actors to establish a network of reforestation partners;
- Facilitate training programs for tree seed collection and related activities;
- Assist with developing and maintaining seed bank inventory management databases, spatial data, and other tools to create opportunity for multi-party information sharing;
- Secure and manage internal and external budgets;
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Employer: New Mexico Highlands University Location: New Mexico (negotiable and involves travel in the state and region) Application deadline: Open until filled (still posted as of May 19, 2023) Full position description and application instructions Summary: The successful candidate for this full-time term appointment will identify training needs and coordinate, facilitate, and provide reforestation-related training across the Southwest to meet the workforce development needs of the New Mexico Reforestation Center and Southwest reforestation pipeline. The position requires the ability to travel as needed, obtain a New Mexico driver's license, and work in inclement weather requiring significant exertion. Duties:
- Coordinate with interestholders and partners to develop training opportunities to meet identified and documented reforestation-related training needs;
- Work with relevant agencies, employers, regulators, scientists, experts, and others to accomplish training objectives in line with established reforestation guidance and best available science;
- Identify, collaborate, and maintain healthy working relationships with key reforestation actors to establish a network of reforestation training partners;
- Secure agreements/permits/contracts with federal, state, Tribal, and private partners to facilitate access to properties and facilities for training-related activities;
- Secure and manage internal and external budgets;
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Employer: Technician would work as an independent contractor for a private property owner Location: Mt Horeb, Wisconsin Application deadline: Open until filled and still posted as of May 19, 2023. Immediate start date possible. Full position description and application instructions Summary: 20 Years of restoration work has re-established a more open oak woodland (not a true oak savanna) with very good white oak regeneration in various areas across the property. There are numerous prairie plantings that also need to be managed – the main work focus now is on the woodland. Main Work Tasks
- Removal and herbicide treatment of invasive shrubs and plants (Honeysuckle, Multi-flora Rose, Garlic Mustard, Japanese Hedge Parsley)
- Timber Stand Improvement, removal of less desirable tree species
- Cutting, moving, and stacking downed trees and brush – large diameter wood saved for firewood, smaller limbs/trees burned in brush piles
Employer: State of Michigan Location: Various locations in Michigan (multiple positions open) Application deadline: Continuous (still posted as of May 19, 2023) Full position description and application instructions Summary: Under the direction of the Forest Fire Officer Supervisor, this employee performs a variety of forestry activities including wildfire suppression, prescribed burning, road repairs, forest regeneration site preparation, and heavy equipment operation and maintenance. Employees are developing a body of knowledge related to forest protection and management methods, procedures, policies, laws and regulations, and the maintenance and operation of specialized equipment utilized in forest protection, resource damage restoration, infrastructure repair, and reforestation. This is a temporary, non-career position to assist our permanent staff during high fire season situations. The position is not eligible for a remote work location, such as from home.
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Employer: Northern Arizona University Location: Flagstaff, AZ Application deadline: May 30, 2003 Full position description and application instructions Summary: This is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment. We seek an applicant with expertise in modeling interactions between climate, wildfire and other disturbances, broadly defined, whose interests will support, build, and complement the School of Forestry’s and NAU’s programs in these and related areas. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in support of our undergraduate and graduate forestry programs, develop a productive, externally-funded research program focused on the emerging climate, wildfire and disturbance challenges faced by the state of AZ and the western United States more broadly, and advise graduate students (MF, MS, and PhD).
Employer: National Park Service. Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (NPS-RTCA) Location: Negotiable within intermountain region which serves communities in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Application deadline: May 12, 2003 Full position description and application instructions View a powerpoint presentation that was part of a webinar on March 8 regarding this position. Summary: In 2022 we interviewed native and indigenous stakeholders to gather input, ideas, and feedback on our plan to develop a new position – the primary duties of which will be to assist NPS-RTCA to better serve native and indigenous communities – both governmental and nongovernmental. The input we gathered was candid and thoughtful. We received and considered difficult topics and criticisms. View the 2022 Stakeholder Outreach Report. We took all the input we received through the stakeholder outreach interviews and created this new position. If you would like to discuss this position in greater detail, please contact Ericka Pilcher, RTCA Program Leader at email@example.com.
Employer: Save the Redwoods League Location: Humboldt or Del Norte County, California Application deadline: Open until filled Full position description and application instructions Summary: Put your passion for and knowledge about forest restoration to work! The Redwoods Rising Forest Fellow is a two-year position that enhances the capacity of the Redwoods Rising initiative – a collaborative forest restoration effort in Redwood National and State Parks. As our Redwoods Rising Forest Fellow, you will be working with League staff and partner agencies to advance the initiative by coordinating logistical support for the Redwoods Rising governance teams; overseeing the day-to-day activities of a team of Restoration Apprentices; providing technical expertise and support to ecological restoration projects; and supporting fundraising and outreach efforts.
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Employer: New England Forestry Foundation Location: Most of these positions have flexible locations, with some time at Prouty Woods headquarters in Littleton, Massachusetts. Application deadline: Most of these positions have no specific application deadline and are open until filled. Full position descriptions and application instructions Summary: NEFF is seeking to fill the following positions to expand our core team with a group of passionate, high-level and visionary forest and climate professionals. Position descriptions and application information are available on NEFF’s Careers page for all positions noted below.
- Exemplary Forestry Center – CSC Program Forester
- Exemplary Forestry Center – CSC Climate-Smart Wood Sourcing Specialist
- Outreach Manager for Climate-Smart Forestry
- Woodlands Partnership Coordinator
Employer: North Woods Stewardship Center Location: Island Pond, Vermont Application deadline: Varies by position. Many still accepting applications as of May 4, 2023. Full position descriptions and application instructions Summary: The NorthWoods Stewardship Center is hiring multiple full-time seasonal positions for 2023! Come work with a great community of staff, based out of our East Charleston, Vermont campus. Many of the folks who come work for us seasonally end up returning for multiple years in various capacities or take their practical on-the-ground experience to move on to with other environmental organizations or agencies - that's why we are here! Bring your passion and get ready to learn and get dirty!
Employer: Tribal EcoRestoration Alliance (TERA) Location: Lake County, California Application deadline: Open until filled, first review May 21, 2023 Full position description and application instructions Summary: The Fire & Forestry Project Manager is an organized, detailed-oriented manager who thrives in carrying a project from inception to completion, has strong project management experience, and knowledge of California coast range ecology and stewardship. The Fire & Forestry Project Manager will work closely and collaboratively with the Executive Director (ED), Fuels Captain (FC), and partner organizations to set up TERA’s hand crew for success. The position is estimated to be approximately 80% administrative work in the office, and 20% field work. Duties by category and percent of time:
- Project management: 40%
- CalFire Multi-Tribal Fire Prevention Project Management 30%
- Grants / Fundraising: 15%
- Team Collaboration: 10%