Certified Prescribed Burn Manager (CPBM)

CHLOETA is recruiting individuals to boost our existing capacity and serve as Call When Needed (CWN) Certified Prescribed Burn Managers (CPBM) for the planning and implementation of prescribed fire projects in across multiple Florida natural communities to restore ecological diversity and reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires.
Duty Location:
  • Virtual (Florida / Statewide)
  • Southeast Operations Center (SEOC) / Ocala, Florida
  • Skilled and experienced burner in Florida native vegetation communities
  • Must have completed ICS-100 (Intro to ICS), S-130 (Firefighter Type 2), S-190 (Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior) or Florida Interagency Basic Prescribed Burn Course and Florida Fuels and Weather
  • Must have participated in at least twenty (20) prescribed burns
  • Must have been burn boss on a minimum of ten (10) prescribed burns and minimum of three (3) years of prescribed fire experience in natural areas including Southeastern U.S. fuel types
  • Fitness requirement of arduous preferred due to potential wildfire suppression assistance, fitness requirement of moderate acceptable though
  • Must possess a current Florida Prescribed Burn Manager Certification from the Florida Forest Service in order to be considered for this position
  • Previous agency forestry and/or wildland fire employment experience highly preferred (Florida Forest Service, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, Water Management District, etc.)
  • Highly motivated, self-starter and self-governing individual needed due to working primarily unsupervised and setting own work schedule often
  • Represent Chloeta professionally at all times
  • Provide customers/clients with a high quality, problem solving resource
  • Operate effectively in team settings in high stress environments
  • Perform pre-suppression, prevention, prescribed fire and suppression services as assigned
  • Serve as a Burn Boss on lands statewide as available and needed to do so
  • Compose prescribed fire burn prescriptions remotely, as needed
Compensation and Work Schedule:
  • Pay is competitive for qualified candidates
  • This is a CWN position
  • All logistical expenses will be paid including meals, lodging, fuel, etc.
  • If needed, PPE will be provided
  • Work schedule is based on the applicant’s availability
  • Extensive travel may be required when serving as a Burn Manager on burn units statewide

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