The Assistant Burn Crew Manager oversees a squad (4-8 Burn Crew Members) in wild land fire activities,
as directed by the Burn Crew Manager, Burn Boss, or other command position.
The NC Sandhills Assistant Burn Crew Manager (1 position) participates in preserve operations,
restoration, maintenance, and management. This may include the following functions:
ï‚· Participates in prescribed fire and wildfire activities, which may include: burn unit prep, fire
operations, managing staff and volunteers, maintenance of equipment and supplies, mop up,
ï‚· Participates in and manages restoration projects including thinning, planting, and other projects
ï‚· Maintains preserves and buildings, which may include: maintaining tools and equipment,
repairing fences and gates, posting boundaries, and maintaining grounds and structures at
The Assistant Burn Crew Manager may assist on wildland fire operations in other parts of the North
Carolina Sandhills with federal, state, or private partners, or travel to other areas of the state or out-of-
state to assist other TNC programs or partners on prescribed or wildland fires.
The Assistant Burn Crew Manager supports coordination of the day-to-day activities of the prescribed
fire crew and participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up,
suppression, monitoring, etc. All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified
as a FFT2. The Assistant Burn Crew Manager will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining
equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. May perform other preserve management duties
when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.
What You’ll Bring:
ï‚· High school diploma and 1-year training in fire operations, science-related field or similar field or
related experience in land management.
ï‚· Qualified Fire Fighter Type 1 (Squad Boss) and successful completion of FFT1 task book or
currently FFT1 trainee. Requirements for FFT1 can be found in the Conservancy Fire
Management Manual at: http://www.tncfiremanual.org/SquadBoss.htm.
ï‚· Must achieve physical fitness standards as set by local Fire Manager and the TNC Fire Manual.
ï‚· Experience operating and maintaining various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner
(e.g.: chainsaw, ATV, tractor and implements, leaf blower, BK radio, hand tools, drip torch, etc.)
ï‚· Experience supervising staff or volunteers is required
ï‚· Must have valid driver’s license. Please indicate this in your resume.
ï‚· 1-2 years training in fire operations or other science-related field or related experience in land
management or similar field.
ï‚· Ability and willingness to work in a team environment.
ï‚· Ability to evaluate inputs in a rapidly changing work environment and make decisions that affect
the safety and work of firefighters within squad.
ï‚· PC familiarity, including database knowledge, in order to maintain preserve records.