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4 Oct 2021

Part-Time Southern Michigan Prescribed Fire Specialist

The Nature Conservancy – Posted by JPower Lansing, Michigan, United States

Job Description

The Southern Michigan Prescribed Fire Specialist serves as a prescribed fire planner and implementer for The Nature Conservancy on an as-needed basis. The Prescribed Fire Specialist may be asked to serve in a leadership role on prescribed burns throughout Southern Michigan on TNC preserves on an as-needed basis. This is a temporary year-long position, scheduled to start immediately.


The Prescribed Fire Specialist helps the restoration project manager write burn plans, design burn units, help train and develop fire personnel, and lead burns for single-day fire operations. Staffing needs for this position could average 40-50 hours per operation period (bi-weekly) at the discretion of the Restoration Project Manager. Operational periods are generally sporadic and clustered by opportune weather conditions, and no guarantee of a minimum number of opportunities is given or implied. The Southern Prescribed Fire Specialist can participate in opportunities only as their own schedules will allow, and thus participation on any given opportunity is not required. The primary responsibilities of the Fire Specialist will be to: write and review burn plans, implement burn plans, and obtain necessary permits to conduct prescribed fire operations.


The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

How to Apply

If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, then please visit to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 50327 by 11:59 PM ET on October 18th, 2021.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time.

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