Fire Management and Planning Jobs
None of the miraculous advancements in the firefighting industry would be possible without the work of thousands of administrators and fire science workers.
The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service has a Fire Management program which takes great care to manage land units in the United States. Within this program there are numerous employment opportunities in Fire Management and planning. These positions exist at national, local and refuge levels and include permanent, seasonal and temporary employment. Employees in this program are considered government workers. Interested applicants can search job openings by using the USA Jobs website.
Jobs in Fire Planning and Management are not exclusively found here however, and there are other Fire Management and planning services working toward the same end.
Types of Fire Planning and Management Jobs
Fire Management and Advisory Team
Members of this team develop and implement changes in fire plans and distribute those changes as needed to specific fire regions. It is a small team of fire conservatory experts, state directors and advisors. It is commonly comprised of ex-firefighters, researchers and fire science experts. These people probably have a formal education in Parks and Recreation Services.
The fire manager oversees and supervises the fire efforts in his/her geographic region. They work closely with Burn Bosses, other Fire Managers, Coordinators and Administrators.
A Burn Boss oversees the prescribed fires for their region, aids workers in their team and implements fire plans. A Burn Boss is a seasoned wild land firefighter and is required to have experience in a minimum of 20 prescribed burns not used for training purposes. They must also have been a squad leader at some point for a burn unit.
Incident Commander (Type 4)
The Incident Commander is similar to a Burn Boss but directs and implements fires that are less complicated. Extensive field experience is required as well as exceptional leadership skills.
For more Fire Management and Planning Jobs, Qualifications and Requirements see the Nature Conservancy Personnel webpage and informational links.