Burn Crew Member
The Nature Conservancy - Missouri

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Burn Crew Member travels extensively as part of a six person fire crew responsible for preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at sites throughout Missouri in woodland and grassland fuels. This position also includes routine preserve management activities such as fencing, boundary posting, and brush cutting. This position requires extended periods of outdoor physical labor under adverse conditions with long and irregular hours and cooking and sleeping under rustic conditions. The Prescribed Burn Crew is required to live in fire management facilities in Van Buren and be available for work on short notice when business requires.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Assist with fireline construction, burn unit preparation and participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. Experience on fires may afford Task Book sign-off for some fireline positions.

All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a Fire Fighter Type 2.

Conduct routine preserve management work such as brush and tree cutting, fence construction and repair, boundary posting, etc.

Travel extensively throughout Missouri and adjacent states for up to ten days at a time. The Nature Conservancy will provide work-related transportation and food.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma and 6 months of related experience

Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for Fire Fighter Type 2.

Experience operating various types of equipment.

Ability to pass pack test at “arduous level” (carry a 45-­pound pack over 3 miles of level terrain in 45 minutes or less)

PREFERRED 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, sometime under adverse conditions or in inclement weather

Ability to achieve physical fitness standard as determined by local Fire Program Manager

Willingness to travel throughout Missouri and adjacent states for up to ten days at a time and willingness to work long and irregular hours.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

This is a full-time (40 hours/week), temporary position with employment dates of February 25, 2013 – April 5, 2013.

The Prescribed Burn Crew is required to live in fire management facilities in Van Buren and be available for work on short notice when business requires.

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT

The Burn Crew Member may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.These conditions:

require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain

present frequent possibility of injury

require long hours in isolated settings

BENEFITS-SHORT TERM POSITIONS

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, a 401k plan, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

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SALARY INFORMATION

Base salary $11/hour

TO APPLY

To apply to position number 40685, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 18, 2013.

Failure to complete all of the required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

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EOE STATEMENT

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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