Prescribed Fire Specialist
Yakima, Ellensburg or Wenatchee WA
Type of Job
Jul 15, 2022
About the job
The Prescribed Fire Specialist (PFS) will be a key staff member within the Washington Chapter’s new programmatic effort focused on accelerating ecological fire to build wildfire resilience in the frontline communities of central and eastern Washington. The PFS supports and guides Chapter programs to ensure the scientifically defensible execution of forest restoration and management throughout WA, with the goal of increasing resilience of forest ecosystems and frontline communities in the face of climate change. This position will work closely with a broad set of state, federal, and local partners to advance forest planning and on-the-ground implementation of a fire management initiative to improve forest condition and landscape integrity. The PFS will engage with private landowners and the public in facilitating a vision for increased use of prescribed burning as a tool for ecological restoration. This is position, along with the Cooperative Fire Director, is a new investment for the Washington Chapter. The successful candidate will have ample opportunity to shape this program through partnerships with public and private organizations and through engaging local community support for prescribed fire efforts, and negotiating complex and innovative solutions with agencies, tribes, and landowners to restore forest health and build fire resilient communities.