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Prescribed Fire Operations Specialist

California, Pacific Northwest
Posted 2 weeks ago

Employer: The Watershed Research and Training Center

Location: Hayfork, California

Application deadline: January 15, 2021

Full position description and application instructions


The Watershed Research and Training Center (WRTC) is seeking a Prescribed Fire Operations Specialist to continue the development and management of our innovative work in cooperative prescribed fire planning, capacity building, and implementation in Trinity County, California. Major responsibilities will include burn planning, risk management, coordinating training opportunities, working with WRTC’s fuels crew on burn unit preparations, leading cooperative burns, and fostering partnerships.

  • Meet with landowners, scout properties, develop burn plans, apply for permits, work with WRTC’s fuels crew on burn unit preparations, and coordinate burn implementation during available windows.
  • Work with the Co-Directors of Fire Management to establish and maintain an effective and reputable training program, focused on empowering and increasing the skillsets of under-represented prescribed fire practitioners throughout the western United States.
  • Serve as a lead instructor and cadre member for a variety of NWCG courses and live fire training events.
  • And much more!

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