Oregon Prescribed Fire Operations Coordinator

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Oregon, USA

The location for this role is flexible within the state of Oregon.




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.”


The Oregon Prescribed Fire Operations Coordinator (FOC) will be a key staff member with the Oregon Chapter’s growing fire management program whose vision is to support healthy and resilient ecosystems and fire-adapted communities by demonstrating a shared-stewardship model and an inclusive fire management culture rooted in science and traditional ecological knowledge. The FOC will play a crucial role in supporting the efficient and effective functioning of the TNC Oregon Fire Program operations by providing administrative, logistical, and technical support to fire program staff. This is a five-year term position supported by federal, state, and private funding.


Are you interested in supporting a growing and dynamic fire program working towards increasing the pace and scale of prescribed fire implementation across land ownerships? This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motived individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization!

This position, supervised by the Oregon Finance and Compliance Officer will work closely with the Oregon Fire Program Director and Oregon Operations Staff (human resources, philanthropy, grants and agreements, etc) to support the growth of local prescribed fire capacity and cooperative burn models across fire-adapted landscapes of Oregon. The FOC will be responsible for performing multiple administrative functions related to the Oregon Fire Program including performing tasks associated with recruitment and hiring of fire program staff, supporting program staff with required day to day time and finance reporting systems, maintaining qualifications records utilizing the Incident Qualifications and Certification System, assist with grants and contracting duties, and planning and logistical support for planning fire program projects including cooperative prescribed burn trainings and events. This position will also assist with fire program volunteer recruitment and coordination.

This position will work extensively through partnership with the United States Forest Service (USFS) and contribute to projects on USFS Wildfire Crisis Strategy priority landscapes. This position is a grant-funded five-year term position.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-year experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
  • Experience performing one or more administrative processes.
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.


  • Experience in the field of natural resource or fire management
  • Knowledge of National Wildland Fire Coordinating Group Qualification System
  • Database skills, including managing and tracking data, and producing reports;
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated;
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in relevant field; such as natural resources, environmental science, social science, etc.; and
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $40,170 – $53,465 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.


To apply for job ID 53920, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

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An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.