LLA Ecosystem Support Team Supervisor

LLA Ecosystem Support Team Supervisor

Vacancy Announcement

Ecosystem Support Team Supervisor

Application Due Date: May 20, 2014

The Longleaf Alliance is seeking a Supervisor for the Gulf Coastal Plain Ecosystem Partnership (GCPEP) Ecosystem Support Team (EST).  The EST, consisting of four full-time (supervisor included) and one seasonal employee, was developed to support land management and restoration in collaboration with GCPEP partners, across and beyond the GCPEP landscape.   Priority work by the EST centers on prescribed burning, invasive species control, mechanical treatments, ecological monitoring, and fire training.  The position is full-time and dependent upon successful program funding and grants.

Duties: The Ecosystem Support Team Supervisor is directly responsible for the supervision and guidance of the EST.  The EST Supervisor coordinates and implements ecosystem management plans and projects, which include prescribed burning, species and natural communities surveying and ecological monitoring, exotic species identification and control, data management, training and development, wildfire suppression, trail and/or equipment maintenance.

Qualifications: Applicants must have at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management or related field and five years related work experience or related experience in land management.  In addition, the applicant must be qualified as NWCG ICT4 with Engine Boss and or Firing Boss qualifications. RXB2 preferred.  Applicants must also possess strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.  Additional preferred qualifications include experience with control of invasive species and the ability to use computer and field equipment.  A valid driver’s license is required.

Salary and benefits package will range from $38,000 to $45,000 and will be commensurate with experience.  A resume, cover letter, and three references must be received no later than May 20, 2014, electronically to:

Vernon Compton




Final candidates will be notified May 22 for interviews to be conducted on May 27, 2014.