College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Job Opening: Eastern Washington Fire Forester with The Nature Conservancy in Washington

November 19, 2009

Job Title: Eastern Washington Forester
Job ID: 11492
Location: Washington
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

To Apply:

Yakima, WA

The Nature Conservancy is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in all 50 states and more than 33 countries. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

• Complete existing deliverables for the National Fire Plan Community Assistance grant, and seek additional funding under this and other forest restoration/fuels treatment funding programs to implement restoration forestry projects in eastern Washington.
• Assist in preparing forest management plans and/or permit applications as necessary to comply with county, state, and/or federal regulations.
• Serve as Burn Boss on prescribed fires of moderate to high complexity.
• Perform independent field evaluations and provide recommendations associated with road assessment, road engineering, forest stand reconnaissance, forest mensuration, timber harvest design, silvicultural thinning prescription development, and forest inventory.
• Conduct monitoring studies at project sites and participate in other ongoing biological inventories, scientific studies and ecological monitoring activities.
• Identify, acquire and maintain supplies, equipment, vehicles, and other resources necessary for accomplishing assigned tasks.
• Provide on-site direction to contractors implementing planned projects including prescribed fire, road maintenance and decommissioning, tree harvest, silvicultural thinning and weed control.
• Develop and maintain a close working relationship with staff of cooperating members of the Tapash Sustainable Forests Collaborative.
• Interact professionally with visitors and donors, and effectively represent the Conservancy before the general public and other individuals and organizations to enhance awareness and build support for implementation of forest resilience practices.
• Maintain certification

• Bachelor’s degree (in forestry or natural resources management, or closely related field), or a Technical degree (in forestry or natural resources management, or closely related field) and at least five years of successful field related technical forestry work experience.
• Experience negotiating complex agreements.
• Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, Web browsers, etc.

This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prosp ective employee's motor vehicle record.

Relocation allowance is not available for this position.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

To apply to position number 11492, submit resume AND cover letter as one document, including at least 3 references. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to midnight Eastern Time on November 24, 2009.

Failure to complete all of the required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. The information entered in the education and work experience sections are auto screened by the system based on the basic qualifications of the position.

You must click submit to apply for the position. Click save if you want to be able to return to your application and submit it later. Once submitted, applications can not be revised or edited.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.