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Forest Management/Fire Crew Leader

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Forest Management/Fire Crew Leader
Conservation Corps North Carolina

Title:  Conservation Corps North Carolina Forest Management Crew Leader
Start/End Date: August 16, 2021/September 30, 2022
Stipend:  $685/week 
Status: Full Time Seasonal Staff, Exempt
Location:  North Carolina State University Hill Research Forest, Camp Slocum, 918 State Forest
Road, Bahama, North Carolina 27503  

ï‚· Food budget while on project
ï‚· Conservation Legacy Employee Assistance
ï‚· Will be health benefit eligible for partial health
benefits after the probationary period, see
personnel policy.
ï‚· Training and opportunity for the following
ï‚· ICS-100 Introduction to ICS
ï‚· IS-700 NIMS Introduction
ï‚· S-130 Basic Wildland
ï‚· S-190 Basic Wildland Fire
ï‚· S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaw
ï‚· L-80 Human Factors in
Wildland Fire Service
ï‚· FFT@ (Firefighter Type 2 – crew
ï‚· FAL2 (Intermediate Faller)
ï‚· Wilderness First Aid/CPR
ï‚· ATV/UTV Operation
ï‚· Herbicide/Pesticide Application
ï‚· S-290 Intermediate Wildland

Program Summary 
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a program that is a partnership between Conservation
Corps North Carolina and North Carolina State University Natural Resources Foundation.  The crew
leader will help train and be the lead supervisor of a four to eight-member crew that will work on
forest management projects that protect wildlife habitat, working lands, military bases, and the
Southeast’s longleaf pine forest ecosystem.  The program will provide education, certifications, and
on-the-job experience that will help participants pursue a variety of natural resource management
careers. The crew will partner with North Carolina State University, the North Carolina Forest
Service, the United States Forest Service, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service on
forest management projects, including prescribed burns, that benefit public agencies and private
landowners in eastern North Carolina. The Crew Leader will be responsible for keeping track of
project work and risk management while cultivating interpersonal and leadership skills with individual
members and the crew as a unit.  A variety of technical competencies and soft skills are required to
be successful in this position.
Program Partners
Conservation Corps North Carolina
The mission of the Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is to empower young adults through
meaningful outdoor work that benefits North Carolina’s land and water and creates healthy
communities.   CCNC is a program of Conservation Legacy that partners with Appalachian
Conservation Corps and public land managers in North Carolina.
North Carolina State University Natural Resources Foundation
The NC State Natural Resources Foundation, Inc. (NCSNRF), originally called the NC Forestry
Foundation, Inc., is the oldest foundation at NC State University. The Foundation strives to meet the
needs of the North Carolina State University College of Natural Resources, including management
of land holdings that support academic and research programs.  
Required Qualifications

ï‚· 21 years of age with leadership experience
ï‚· Valid driver’s license and an insurable
driving record
ï‚· Have U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent
Residency Status
ï‚· High School Diploma or GED
ï‚· Pass Conservation Legacy’s Criminal
History Checks: All offers of employment
are conditional upon completion of an

acceptable check of the National Sex
Offender Public Registry, State, and Federal
Criminal History Checks
ï‚· Wilderness First Aid and CPR Certification
ï‚· Associates degree with 1-year experience
or bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology,
ecology, natural resources management or
related fields
ï‚· Substantial chainsaw operation and
maintenance experience
ï‚· Knowable herbicide application experience
ï‚· Significant experience operating field
equipment associated with prescribed
burns in a safe and efficient manner
ï‚· Considerable experience operating and
maintaining hand and power tools and
heavy machinery in a safe and efficient
ï‚· Ability to record and maintain data and
keep monitoring records.
ï‚· Excellent teaching/mentoring skills as well
as strong conflict resolution and team
building skills
ï‚· Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work
in a changing work environment including
willingness to work a varying schedule.
ï‚· Ability to perform administrative duties,
such as managing the crew budget and
documents and utilizing database and
Microsoft programs
ï‚· Strong written and verbal communication
skills and a desire to work with private
landowners and public agencies
ï‚· Willingness to learn and be part of a
dynamic and evolving program
ï‚· Successfully pass the Arduous/Pack Test/3-
mile hike with 45-pound pack in 45 minutes

Preferred Qualifications

ï‚· Prior AmeriCorps Service
ï‚· Prior Conservation Corps Experience
ï‚· Experience with backpacking, wilderness
travel, camp management and outdoor

ï‚· NWC or Equivalent Faller B Chainsaw
ï‚· Wildland Fire experience (Interagency Hot
Shot Crew, Type-2 Hand Crew, Engine Crew,
ï‚· Relevant Bachelor’s degree
ï‚· Sense of humor and desire to make a
positive difference in people and on the

Position Work Schedule
The crew will live, train, and work together as a team.  The crew leader will work with CCNC and
North Carolina State University staff to create work schedules and plans to complete assigned
project work.  The Crew Leader will supervise the crew’s living arrangements which will typically
require the crew to live in tents or cabins on or close to project locations for a variety of periods of
time.  In general, hours will be 6:00 am to 5:30 pm and include one hour of physical training, two
fifteen-minute breaks and a half hour lunch break.

Job Type
Full Time Entry Level
Bahama, North Carolina United States
Posted on
Expires on
Desired Start Date
Not provided
How to Apply
Contact Randolph “RADAR” Harrison

Forestry Cooperative Project Director

Conservation Corps North Carolina

1028 Washington Street

Raleigh, NC 27605

(984) 275-9322