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Apply: Prescribed Fire Planning Specialist

November 3, 2021

Prescribed Fire Planning Specialist
Location: Central Platte Natural Resources District, 215 Kaufman Ave.  Grand Island NE 68803
Description:  The Central Platte Natural Resources District is accepting applications for the position of Prescribed Fire Planning Specialist located at the Grand Island, Nebraska, NRD office. Computer skills, prescribed burn planning and implementation experience required. Salary $40,000-$45,000 per year, commensurate with experience. This is a full-time grant funded position. Initial grant funding has been secured for 1.5 years. Benefits include vacation and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement. Applications must be submitted to the Central Platte NRD. Closing date for applications is January 31, 2022.

To Apply:
please send a complete resume and Cover letter to:
Attn: Lyndon Vogt, General Manager
Central Platte Natural Resources District
215 Kaufman Ave. Grand Island NE 68803
Email: vogt@cpnrd.org   |    Ph: (308) 385-6282

Responsibilities:
Successful applicant will be responsible for completing and submitting approximately 40 prescribed burn plans per year. Plans must meet or exceed USDA NRCS specifications. Employee will also assist in the successful completion of prescribed burn unit site preparation, prescribed burn implementation, and other assigned tasks.

Prerequisites:
Applicant must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Applicant must have experience writing prescribed burn plans and be able to immediately obtain USDA NRCS JAA (Job Approval Authority) for prescribed fire planning. Applicant must have successfully completed training (NRCS or NWCG) for prescribed burn planning. Applicant must have successfully completed NWCG S130/S190 Basic Wildland Fire Training. Applicant must be proficient with Microsoft and GIS software utilized in prescribed fire planning. Applicant must have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education degree in a Natural Sciences related field such as Biology, Range, or Fire Ecology, or an Associate’s degree in Fire Science relating to wildland fire AND two years undergraduate education in a Natural Resources related field. Applicant must be able to pass a DOT physical examination and the NWCG Work Capacity Test for prescribed fire.