Burn Crew Member

Employer: 
The Nature Conservancy
Job Field: 
Forestry
Job Type: 
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location: 
Texas
Location Detail: 
Fort Hood
Job Description: 
The Burn Crew Member participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. The Burn Crew Member will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, pre-burn monitoring, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a FFT2. If not already qualified, training will be provided to meet qualifications for FFT2. The Burn Crew Member will also collect vegetation data related to fuel loads and grassland vegetation monitoring. Will perform a variety of other duties (data entry, trail maintenance, woody vegetation removal using chainsaws and hand tools, etc.) when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.
Qualifications: 
"High school diploma and 6 months -1 year of related experience "Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for FFT2, including Introduction to ICS (I-100), Human Factors on the Fireline (L-180), Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190), Firefighting Training (S-130), and one training burn serving under the supervision of a qualified FFT2. See http://www.tncfiremanual.org/firefighter.htm "Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner "Ability to follow instructions from colleagues "Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather "Ability to achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Program Manager. "Valid driver's license and compliance with The Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
Salary: 
$12.50 Hourly
How to Apply: 
Contact for more information: Website: www.nature.org Contact: Carla Picinich E-mail: www.nature.org job #12127(Preferred) Phone: 254-287-2885
Last updated June 23, 2010