COASTAL PLAIN STEWARDSHIP
AND FIRE PROGRAM MANAGER
The Coastal Plain Stewardship and Fire Program Manager
develops, manages and advances conservation programs for the
restoration and management of large-scale areas
within the Coastal Plain region of North Carolina.
The Coastal Plain Stewardship and Fire Program Manager develops, manages and advances conservation programs for the restoration and management of large-scale areas within the Coastal Plain region of North Carolina. This position has three major focal areas: 1) leading the restoration, management and monitoring of Longleaf pine savanna (and associated communities) in the Coastal Plain, especially on TNC lands, to help meet the organization’s goal of creating resilient and connected habitats; 2) leading the Coastal Plain prescribed burn program, including planning, implementing, and evaluating all aspects of the program, to enable the safe and long-term management of natural communities in the region; and, 3) interacting with direct reports, colleagues, partners and others in a way that fosters information sharing and learning, collaboration that leads to positive and strategic conservation actions, and leveraging of resources to increase the impact and influence of the Coastal Plain stewardship and fire management programs within the region.
- BA/BS, law or business degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must meet one of the following fire qualifications: 1) NWCG RXB2; or, 2) NWCG ENGB working towards ICT4 (incident commander); or, 3) experienced state agency burn boss with demonstrated skill working in Longleaf pine ecosystems. Note: NWCG RxB2 qualification is highly preferred. For applicants who are not RxB2 certified, preference will be given to those who are closer to achieving this certification (e.g. ENGB or RxB3 working towards ICT4) and those with greater experience burning in Longleaf pine ecosystems.
- Experience implementing forest management projects and understanding of timber management and forestry best management practices.
- Three years of supervisory experience.
- Must have strong inter-personal skills, including: excellent communication (verbal and written) with staff, colleagues, partners and the public, effective leadership skills, the ability to work in a team environment, an understanding of conflict resolution, and a positive attitude.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and positively with a diverse array of people.
- Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving and organizational skills; ability to coordinate multiple projects, set priorities with realistic deadlines, and work productively without close supervision.
- Experience developing, negotiating and implementing complex agreements and plans.
- Experience using common software applications, such as Word, Excel, Outlook, ArcGIS products (mobile and desktop), and Web browsers.
- Valid driver’s license required.
Applicants must apply on-line at www.nature.org/careers
Application deadline is June 24.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process. Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.