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Prescribed Fire Apprentice, Fire Forward (five positions open)

The Opportunity
Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR), an innovative North Bay conservation science and education organization, is hiring five full‐time Prescribed Fire Apprentices to join the growing Fire Forward team. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. Pay rate is $23 per hour with compulsory paid overtime. Employment term is 11 months, mid-January through mid-December 2023.

Fire Forward, a program of Audubon Canyon Ranch, brings a unique blend of science‐based program design and community organizing as we seek to grow fire‐adapted communities tending fire‐adapted landscapes. We are building ecosystem resilience together by teaming with private landowners, public agencies, community groups, and conservation partners on the shared purpose of developing a culture of stewardship with a focus on prescribed burning.

We are launching a five‐person, full‐time Prescribed Fire Apprenticeship to expand the Fire Forward team. Reporting to the Crew Lead, the Prescribed Fire Apprentices will perform as a prescribed fire and ecosystem stewardship professional development crew (the Apprentice Crew) to prepare and conduct prescribed burns while participating in training and workforce development courses and opportunities.

Please review complete Prescribed Fire Apprentice position description.

To Apply
Email resume, cover letter, and package of any relevant completed fireline coursework (NWCG or SFT) (titled with Lastname, Firstname_resume, cover letter, coursework) to [email protected] with “Prescribed Fire Apprentice” in subject line. No phone calls, please. Application period closes 5:00 pm October 12, 2022.

Candidates may be asked to provide references from current and/or former supervisors and colleagues.

On May 7, 2021, ACR implemented a policy requiring all new hires to receive the COVID vaccine. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. ACR will continue to comply with applicable laws regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or strongly held religious beliefs. This policy is part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and-well-being of our staff and community, and to support public health efforts.

Audubon Canyon Ranch does not discriminate on the basis of, or the perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, medical condition, and status as a veteran, or any other protected class, in any of its employment activities.

Submission of your application is not an offer of employment or an employment contract.