The CFL Fire Management Crew Manager oversees 3 Fire Management Technicians in wildland fire activities, as directed by a Burn Boss, or other command position. Individual will supervise and manage a seasonal fire management crew on a daily basis that will be used to conduct prescribed burns primarily in west-central Georgia. The team will work in other areas of Georgia and potentially in Alabama participating if prescribed fire operations, preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. As part of the incumbent’s ongoing professional development, he/she will be responsible for keeping abreast of new burn techniques and equipment to enhance skills and maintain/grow professional fire certification credentials. In addition, they shall work to build and maintain relationships in the professional fire community and in the 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). The crew manager will assist with project work and other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire including, but not limited to, trail maintenance, timber marking, fence removal, planting native plants, and invasive species removal/control. S/he will be based on TNC-owned property in Marion County, Georgia. To maximize the effectiveness of the crew and to provide a general security presence for TNC’s equipment, the crew manager must live on site with the Fire Management Technicians.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
- Function as both leader and member of a work team, in a high stress team environment.
- Convey work instructions to Fire Management Technicians.
- Adopt, develop, implement, and enforce workplace safety protocols as an individual and assigned team members around standard hazards and those involving mitigating the risks of Covid-19 spread.
- Monitor the progress of Fire Management Technicians toward achieving fire management goals.
- Makes decisions on the fire line based upon evaluation of fire behavior, available resources and judgment.
- Perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.
- 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