Employer: The Nature Conservancy, Oregon
Location: These positions will lead five to ten-person interorganizational prescribed fire modules, located in Klamath Falls, Redmond, and Pendleton, Oregon.
Application deadline: December 20, 2023
Under the direction of the Module Leader, assists with leadership, training, and mentoring interorganizational module crews representing a diverse set of partner organizations on prescribed fire assignments. They will also work with partners to plan and prepare for prescribed fire operations, including unit layout, burn plan writing, and following TNC’s Fire Manual and Standard Operating Procedures, as well as preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, monitoring post-burn fire effects, and carrying out other prescribed fire and vegetation management related tasks. This position will work independently and in teams, lead others, follow direction from supervisors, teach courses, and mentor others, while also advancing their own training and qualifications. The Module Assistant will will support prescribed fire planning, operations, monitoring, and training opportunities for permanent and short-term TNC employees, as well as volunteers, contractors, and assigned partner agency staff serving on the module for a season or short-term rotation from non-profit NGOs, Indigenous Peoples and Tribes, local fire departments, and local, state, and federal agencies, with a focus on providing inclusive workforce development opportunities for under-represented groups. It is imperative that the Module Assistant is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.