The NC Coastal Fire Crew Manager, in Wilmington N.C., participates in preserve operations, restoration, maintenance, and management. This may include the following functions:
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, and monitoring.
Participates in and manages restoration projects including thinning, planting, and other projects
Maintains preserves and buildings, which may include: maintaining tools and equipment, repairing fences and gates, posting boundaries, and maintaining grounds and structures at historical sites.
The NC Coastal Fire Crew Manager may assist on wildland fire operations in other parts of the Coastal Plain 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. Housing is provided to fire crew staff.
The NC Coastal Fire Crew Manager position is based out of Wilmington, NC starting in January, 2022 with a 3 month, 4 month or 6 month crew. This position will be expected to follow TNC and local guidelines regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
High school diploma and 1-year training in fire operations, science-related field or similar field or related experience in land management.
Qualified Fire Fighter Type 1 (Squad Boss) and successful completion of FFT1 task book. Requirements for FFT1 can be found in the Conservancy Fire Management Manual at: http://www.tncfiremanual.org/SquadBoss.htm.
Must achieve physical fitness standards as set by local Fire Manager and the TNC Fire Manual.
Experience operating and maintaining various types of equipment.
Experience supervising staff or volunteers is required
May be required to obtain related licenses and certifications such as CPR and herbicide application.
Must have valid driver’s license.
1-2 years training in fire operations or other science-related field or related experience in land management or similar field.
Ability and willingness to work in a team environment.
Ability to evaluate inputs in a rapidly changing work environment and make decisions that affect the safety and work of firefighters within squad.
PC familiarity, including database knowledge, in order to maintain preserve records.