Position Available: Coordinator for Southwest Fire Science Consortium
We are seeking a coordinator to help develop a new consortium of organizations involved in wildland
fire science and fire management in the Southwest. Several partners, including Northern Arizona
University, Rocky Mountain Research Station, and The Forest Guild have received funding from the Joint
Fire Science Program to assemble additional consortium members and propose ways to integrate
science and management to ensure that the best available science is applied in management.
The coordinator will support the project leader, Dr. Andi Thode, and the partners in the following
activities between October 1, 2009, and February 20, 2010:
• Three workshops to bring together existing and new consortium partners to assess management
needs, develop longer term goals and create a two-year plan of activities for the consortium.
Workshops will be held in New Mexico, Arizona and either southern Utah or Colorado.
• Monthly Conference calls with all partners.
• Webinars to help develop activities for the consortium. These will help to reach people that are
unable to participate in workshops due to time and/or fiscal constraints. These will specifically
target land managers to assess management needs.
• The consortium coordinator will travel to participate in different organization meetings to share
the existence of the consortium and to collect ideas for goals and activities of the consortium
including management needs.
Experience and/or education in wildland fire, ecology, or related fields. Examples of useful
qualifications include B.S. or higher degree in Forestry or related field, experience in wildland
fire management, experience in inter-agency coordination.
Knowledge of wildland fire management activities and/or fire science.
Familiarity with organizations and people involved in fire management in the Southwest.
Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
Able to travel extensively during the project period.
The preferred location for the position is Flagstaff, Arizona, but candidates from elsewhere in the
Southwest who can travel frequently to Flagstaff may be considered. The position is limited to 4½
months on a full-time basis, but some part-time work may be available after February 2010. If the
consortium development is successful, there may be opportunities for an extended position.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
For questions: please contact Dr. Andi Thode (firstname.lastname@example.org, 928-523-5457) or Dr. Pete Fulé
(email@example.com, 928-523-1463), Northern Arizona University.
To apply: please email an electronic copy of your resume, including references, to Dr. Thode