YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Forest and Fire Ecology Monitoring Technician performs and participates in fuels management operations and fire effects monitoring. Two positions are available mid-May 2018 through the end of August 2018. Both positions will be dedicated to a collaboration project between The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Forest Service Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and Northern Research Station in Rhinelander. Candidates will have exposure and learning opportunities related to fire science, forest management and restoration activities in addition to research monitoring activities associated with seed banks, tree and herbaceous vegetation monitoring, greenhouse techniques, and plant identification of pine barren ecosystems. As part of a larger team of technicians led by TNC staff and USFS staff, candidates will also get exposure to standard forestry practices and FIREMON sampling protocol used widely by the US Forest Service managers, as well as pollinator monitoring techniques and protocol. Opportunities to work on prescribed fires directly may be available if interest and timing allows. When not focused on monitoring efforts, candidates will work on fuel management projects that will include potential chainsaw work, pile building, and fire line preparations.
Forest and Fire Ecology Monitoring Technicians will work on a crew to manage fuels and prepare fire breaks for prescribed fires and will monitor fire effects and other monitoring and research needs of the USFS. Seasonal Fuels & Fire Monitoring Technician will use and maintain tools and equipment.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
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.
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