Project Leader - Veteran Fire Corps
Student Conservation Association
April 1, 2014
The positions are in various regional locations and will most likely include: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho & Wyoming.
Conservation begins here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualiﬁed applicants to lead, educate, and inspire Corps Members for the Veteran Fire Corps programs.
Supervise teams of ﬁve Veteran members working in partnership with the US Forest Service to complete ﬁre/fuels management work. Veterans Fire Corps provides recent-era Veterans with the training, credentials and experience they need to competitively pursue wildland ﬁre and/or forestry careers. Projects may include participation on prescribed ﬁres, fuels reduction, ﬁre effects monitoring, FIREWISE educational outreach and pre-ﬁre preparation of burn units. This position will also require additional experience in data management including: hiking forest settings gathering ﬁeld data, working with GPS hardware to navigate to plots, using GIS software to create maps, and managing the FFI database. The work schedule may vary, but typical work hitches could include working up to 4 consecutive 10-hour days with 3 days off. This position is full time, seasonal. Regional locations will most likely include: AZ, CO, ID & WY.
The program will begin in the middle of April, 2014 until the middle of August, 2014. (Exact Dates TBD)
- Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamics.
- Facilitate team operations: food planning/purchasing, tools & equipment, vehicles, housing arrangements.
- Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment.
- Assist in the GPS/GIS skills training of corps members.
- Manage the quality & technique of work performed.
- Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential.
- Manage relationship with agency partner.
- Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics.
- Ensure successful and timely completion of work project.
- Communicate with SCA ﬁeld support staff as required.
- Complete required program reporting and documentation.
- Oversee presentation of project data to agency partner.
- Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project.
- Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures.
- Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
- Must have ability to legally work in the US.
- Current Wilderness First Responder or CPR certiﬁcation.
- Minimum 2 years prior experience supervising groups in an outdoor setting.
- Extensive ﬁre line, chainsaw, or veterans programming experience; if a Veteran, must have been honorably discharged.
- Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening.
- Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more.
- Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required.
- Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards.
- Ability to hike on rough, uneven terrain, and pass the Wildland Fire Fighters’ arduous pack test (3 miles in 45 minutes with a 45lb pack).
- Preferred skill set: Experience leading veterans or ﬁre crews, S212 federal chainsaw certiﬁcation, S130/S190 federal ﬁre certiﬁcations, forestry, geography, GIS, range management, outdoor education and/or related subjects; plant identiﬁcation; map & compass skills; camping skills; enthusiasm for the outdoors; and a sense of adventure.
The position will pay biweekly at a rate of $575 per week with some seasonal benefits.
$575.00 per week
Visit the link below and follow directions to submit your application. Once your application is complete, please email Leaders@thesca.org with “Project Leader - Veteran Fire Corps” listed in the subject line so we may review your application.
Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2014 and positions will be filled on a rolling basis.
SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity. For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org.