NASF – Fire Director

Website National Association of State Foresters

The Fire Director represents state forestry organizations within the interagency wildland fire community and at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).  Serves on national groups and committees, including the National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group (NMAC) and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group Working (NWCG). Provides primary staff support to the NASF Wildland Fire Committee.  Assists with mobilizing state fire resources at high preparedness levels. Recommends state actions and responses to emerging operational situations.  Serves as the primary fire policy and communications advisor to NASF leadership and staff.

The Fire Director is expected to be in attendance at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) office in Boise, Idaho for at a minimum five (5) days per month and on a continuous basis when the National Fire Danger Planning Level is at Planning Level four (4) or five (5).  Otherwise the Fire Director may work remotely and be based anywhere in the United States.  Frequent travel is required.

National Wildland Fire Representation and Groups

  • Attend NIFC meetings, including all federal fire policy and strategy meetings. Represent NASF on NIFC committees, and coordinate with federal fire directors at NIFC.
  • Represent NASF at the NIFC office in Boise, Idaho, with in person attendance a minimum five (5) days per month and on a continuous basis when the National Fire Danger Planning Level is at Planning Level four (4) or five (5).
  • Represent NASF on the National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group (NMAC) and National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). Serve on committees and attend meetings.

NASF Wildland Fire Committee

  • Develop and implement an annual NASF Wildland Fire Committee work plan.
  • Represent NASF at federal agency, partner, or coalition meetings.
  • Support, maintain, and build wildland fire partnerships, including but not limited to the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils, Alliance of Forest Fire Compacts, Regional Cohesive Strategy Committees, and Wildland Fire Leadership Council.Plan and attend committee meetings – arrange logistics, develop agendas, invite partners, and maintain minutes and written materials.  This includes a larger biennial meeting  with fire Chiefs, Managers, and Supervisors (CMS).

Partnerships and Coalitions

  • Represent NASF at federal agency, partner, or coalition meetings.
  • Support, maintain, and build wildland fire partnerships, including but not limited to the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils, Alliance of Forest Fire Compacts, Regional Cohesive Strategy Committees, and Wildland Fire Leadership Council.

 Meetings and Travel  

  • Attend and provide briefings at NASF Executive Committee, Wildland Fire Committee, and Annual Meetings.
  • Attend and represent NASF at NIFC, NMAC, NWCG, federal agency, state, regional, and partner meetings as needed.
  • Be present at the NIFC office in Boise, Idaho a minimum of five (5) days per month up to continuously during high fire danger periods.

Other

  • Other duties as assigned consistent with contract objectives.

Independent contractor, full-time, no benefits. Compensation negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. Extensive experience in all aspects of wildland fire management and knowledge of state agency forestry/fire operations. Demonstrated leadership ability.  Excellent team, organization, and communications skills.  Must be able to travel frequently and work independently.  A bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources, or fire science is preferred.  Security clearance is a plus.

To apply, please forward resume and cover letter, including compensation requirements, to “Fire Search” at nasf@stateforesters.org.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with a qualified candidate.  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 19, 2021.  The anticipated start date is May 10, 2021.

To apply for this job email your details to nasf@stateforesters.org