The Women in Fire Fellowship Member participates in wild land fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, fire break preparation, and other tasks as assigned. The Fellowship member will also perform duties such as invasive species treatment, timber stand improvement, monitoring, mapping invasive and mapping treatment locations. This is a grant funded, US Forest Service interagency partnership project, funded for up to one year. The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare the candidate for entry or mid-level fire positions with the USFS or another partner agency. This crew member position is a full time, year-long role at $16.75/hr., reporting to a work location in Carterville, IL.
The Women in Fire Fellowship Member will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. The Strike Team Member may also perform forestry best management practices. As part of the incumbent’s ongoing professional development, they 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 wild land 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).
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Will perform other natural areas management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.
Works in a high stress team environment.
Works under close supervision.
Ability to perform heavy physical work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
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.
Experience operating various types of equipment.
Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g., Herbicide applicator, First Aid, CPR, and driver’s license).
6 months -1 year of related experience.
Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues.