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Crew Leader, Fire Forward

California, Pacific Northwest
Posted 3 weeks ago

Employer: Audubon Canyon Ranch

Location: Petaluma, CA. Additional travel throughout North San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Application deadline: None listed

Full position description and application instructions


The Crew Lead supports hiring and onboarding of and coordinates and supervises the Fire Forward
Apprenticeship Crew (a five-person, full-time fire and ecosystem stewardship crew) with a
workforce/professional development focus in the areas of fuels treatments, ecological monitoring,
prescribed burn planning and implementation, and fireline leadership.


  • Functions as both Lead and member of a work team in a high stress environment, making
    decisions on the fire line based upon evaluation of fire behavior, available resources, and
    knowledge of Crew members’ skills.
  • Plans and prepares year-round work projects for the Crew; directs Crew members’ day-to-day
    and overall work tasks; tracks crew hours, progress on projects, and professional growth of
    Crew members.
  • Supports facilitation of workshops and courses (e.g., NWCG fireline courses) for Crew members
    and affiliated/general community.
  • Supports the training and development (e.g., evaluations) of Crew members.
  • And more..

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