Box Springs, Georgia, USA
WHO WE ARE
The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.
One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”
WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER
The Fire Management Technician participates in wildland fire operations, including burn unit preparation, ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned. Positions will be focused on the ecological management and restoration of longleaf pine sandhill ecosystems associated with the Chattahoochee Fall Line (CFL) for rare fire-adapted species such as red-cockaded woodpecker, gopher tortoise, and carnivorous plants. Other tasks may include fence removal, timber marking, equipment maintenance, and general stewardship work.
As part of ongoing professional development, technicians will be responsible for keeping abreast of new burn techniques and equipment to enhance skills and maintain/grow professional fire certification credentials. In addition, they shall work to build and maintain relationships in the professional fire community and in the local community where the Conservancy works. This may include participation in wildland fire suppression activities in partnership with other non-profits, local fire departments, and local, state, and federal agencies, either as a TNC employee or as a volunteer or short-term employee of the partner entity (such as an administratively determined, short term federal employee). May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU
Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. We’re looking for someone who is a passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!
By joining our Fire Management Team, you will be a part of a highly functioning team working together to restore native ecosystems in and around the Chattahoochee Fall Line Ecoregion located in northern Marion County, Georgia. Other opportunities may be presented to assist partner agencies, such as the US Forest Service at Tuskegee National Forest and Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) managed by the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources (GA-DNR). Our team consists of a dedicated group who are leading the conservation effort on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together.
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
- High school diploma and 6 months of related experience.
- Must be qualified as a Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2), including Introduction to ICS (I-100), Human Factors on the Fire line (L-180), Introduction to Wild Land 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
- Must achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Program Manager and the TNC Fire Manual. Must be able to walk 3 miles in 45 minutes carrying 45lbs.
- Experience operating various types of equipment.
- Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR).
- Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record.
- Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
Compensation and Housing:
- Housing with basic utilities will be provided in Marion County, Georgia, at no cost to the employee upon signing and agreeing to lease terms. The employee must live in provided housing with other Fire Management Technicians and Crew Manager to maximize the effectiveness of the crew and to provide a general security presence for TNC’s equipment.
Closing Date and Project Duration:
- This job posting will close on October 27, 2023
- The position will run from January 8, 2024, to June 28, 2024. Begin and end dates are flexible within the timeframe and maximum 6-month allotment. Preference will be given to applicants for a full 6-month commitment.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
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