The BPR Crew Manager oversees, 3-Restoration Technicians, in ecosystem restoration activities as directed by the Forest Service/National Wild Turkey Federation liaison. All prescribed burning operations will be directed by US Forest Service Fire Management Personnel. Individual will supervise and manage the seasonal restoration crew that will be used primarily on the Big Piney Ranger District of the Ozark National Forest in Arkansas. As part of the incumbent’s ongoing professional development, they will be responsible for keeping abreast of new prescribed burning, NNIS control and woodland restoration techniques, enhance knowledge of local flora, complete a herbicide treatment course, and maintain/grow professional fire certification credentials. In addition, they shall work to build and maintain relationships with the National Wild Turkey Federation, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission US Forest Service, and other partners in fire, woodland restoration, and local community where the Conservancy works. This may include participation in wildland fire suppression activities in partnership with other non-profits, local fire departments, and local, state and federal agencies, either as a TNC employee, or as a volunteer or short-term employee of the partner entity (such as an administratively determined, short term federal employee). They will be based on US Forest Service property in Hector, Arkansas, Pope County.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Function as both leader and member of a work team, in a high stress team environment.
- Convey work instructions to Restoration Technicians.
- Monitor the progress of Restoration Technicians toward achieving restoration goals.
- Perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to restoration activities.
- Ability to perform heavy physical work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
- Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record