Program Dates: 1/8/2018 –5/11/2018 (Dates are slightly flexible) (Crew members only in the field from 1/27/18 – 4/27/18)

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage a fully trained and outfitted 5-person prescribed fire crew composed of military veterans, located for 3 months in coastal Mississippi and Alabama. Manage the team as they conduct prescribed burns and other management activities on sensitive, threatened and endangered species habitat located on private and public lands to include open wet pine savannahs and upland longleaf pine on federal, state and private lands.

Work Locations: Bon Secour NWR(Alabama), Grand Bay NWR(Alabama/Mississippi, Sandhill Crane NWR(Mississippi), Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve(Mississippi), US Navy Stennis Western Maneuver Area (Mississippi) and private lands within the 2015 eligible HUC-8 watersheds.


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification (Wilderness First Responder preferred)
  • Prior experience supervising groups in an outdoor setting
  • Preferred: previous fire, chainsaw, or veterans programming experience
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred  i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
  • Ability to pass the Wildland Firefighters’ arduous pack test
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Preferred skill set: Experience leading veterans or fire crews, S212 federal chainsaw certification, “red card” (Firefighter Type 2) certification, forestry, geography, GIS, range management, outdoor education and/or related subjects: plant identification; map & compass skills; camping skills; enthusiasm for the outdoors; and a sense of adventure.

Compensation: $575 per week, housing and meals provided, total salary depending on experience & program length

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email [email protected] with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.