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Project Research Scientist (2 positions)- Supporting Southeast FireMap

Position Description
Tall Timbers is recruiting a full-time Project Research Scientist to assess uncertainties in burned area and derived data used to inform conservation and land management decision making, supporting the Southeast FireMap project (SE FireMap), an online tool designed to inform conservation and land management decision making. At the heart of SE FireMap is a fire mapping and reporting tool for the southeastern U.S. that enables resource managers to improve their regional or local approaches to managing wildfire risk/management in urban and rural communities. SE FireMap integrates state burn permit requests and geospatial layers representing vegetation and habitat types with the Landsat Burned Area products to track both prescribed fire and wildfires, mapping all detectable fires (down to 5 acres) across nine states in the southeastern US. Users can visualize and analyze these data layers in model-based prioritization tools and decision support tools through the SE FireMap interface. SE FireMap is currently in a beta development phase with the plans to expand the visualization and analysis capabilities of the tool. Behind SE FireMap is a rich collaborative effort between NRCS, USGS, and Tall Timbers with extensive stakeholder engagement.

There are two positions with two-year appointments. The main objectives for these positions are (1) assessing regional patterns and impacts of burning on ecosystem services and (2) predicting and communicating uncertainties in the burned area products. Each of the selected candidates will lead research addressing unique project objectives in close collaboration with the SE FireMap co-PIs, Joe Noble and Kevin Robertson (Tall Timbers), Todd Hawbaker and Melanie Vanderhoof (USGS), present findings at workshops and conferences, and publish findings in peer-reviewed journal articles.

Position Responsibilities
• Apply GIS and remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve geospatial problems for projects involving natural resources.
• Analyze image data primarily acquired from Landsat, using statistical analysis software, image analysis software, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) such as ArcGIS, ERDAS, ENVI, Python, and R to evaluate and analyze data obtained from remote sensing systems.
• Assess and quantify impacts of wild and prescribed fire on ecosystem services in the Southeast.
• Quantify uncertainties in remotely sensed data products and build models to assess and understand their spatial patterns.
• Participate in stakeholder engagement workshops and outreach sessions.
• Present research results at virtual and in-person scientific meetings and conferences.
• Lead writing of technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles resulting from research and analyses.

Desired Training and Experience
• PhD (preferred) or MS with strong publication record in remote sensing, geospatial science, GIS or physical science or similar with specific coursework or relevant work experience in remote sensing, image processing, statistics or data science, GIS, geography, or ecology.
• Professional knowledge of the theories, principles, concepts, practices, standards, and methods of geography and natural resources to assume duties related to the analysis of relationships between various natural resources, and apply established geospatial analysis processes, protocols, and solutions to support project objectives.
• General knowledge of wild and prescribed fire, in addition to ecology and land management practices related to fire management.
• Knowledge of Remote Sensing, Spatial and Biophysical Modeling, Computer Mapping and GIS Applications for Natural Resources, Statistics and Machine Learning.
• Skill in programming languages used for data analysis and processing (e.g., Python, R)
• Experience planning and managing geospatial research projects.
• Strong organizational, data management, and communication skills.
• Demonstrated success publishing research results in peer-reviewed literature.
• Ability to work across multiple technology disciplines in a collaborative team.
• Desire to continue learning in the fields of remote sensing, spatial analysis, and conservation science.

The selected applicant will be employed by Tall Timbers and based out of Tall Timbers, Tallahassee, FL. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. This position will report to Joe Noble, GIS/Information Technology Program Director, jnoble@talltimbers.org, and work in close collaboration with Kevin Robertson (Tall Timbers), Todd Hawbaker, and Melanie Vanderhoof (USGS). Starting salary range is $60,000 to $67,000/YR with benefits. To apply, email a cover letter indicating which project objective (s) you are interested in, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 professional references to sefiremap@talltimbers.org. Applications will be accepted until 07/30/2022 or the position is filled. Any questions about the position or application process should be directed to sefiremap@talltimbers.org

About Tall Timbers
The mission of Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy is to foster exemplary land stewardship through research, conservation, and education. Our primary research focus is the ecology and management of fire-dependent ecosystems and wildlife, including bobwhite quail, in the Southeastern Coastal Plain. Our conservation efforts are dedicated to helping protect the distinctive rural landscapes and traditional land uses of South Georgia and North Florida. Our Tall Timbers Land Conservancy is an accredited land trust, protecting over 150,000 acres of high-quality habitat in North Florida and Southwest Georgia.

Tall Timbers is a committed equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and rejects racism, prejudice, discrimination or hate toward any race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, national origin, veteran status, socioeconomic class, religion, or professional status. We strongly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups and those that add to and engage the local communities.

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Receptionist

Company: Tall Timbers 
Reports to: Executive Administrative Assistant
Desired Hire: Summer 2022
Salary Range: $30,000 – $32,000
Hours: 32 – 40 (flexible work schedule open for discussion) Position Summary

The Receptionist is responsible for greeting visitors and delivering exceptional customer service assistance. This includes, but is not limited to, answering calls, addressing visitor needs, and providing an overall welcoming environment. This oftentimes includes performing ad hoc administrative duties as needed.

Position Responsibilities
Serve as primary receptionist for the organization including greeting visitors and answering phones.

Assist staff with copying, faxing, mailing and other office related needs.

Provides assistance to the Executive Assistant as needed with day to day activities.

Responsible for processing all out-going mail and distribution of incoming mail for the station.

Responsible for shipping and receiving packages by UPS/FedEx, distribution of incoming packages and maintaining online accounts for TT. This includes processing publication orders in a timely manner.

Assists with calendar for housing reservations (including check-in/out checklists) for visiting interns, scientists, and other guests who require overnight accommodations at Tall Timbers (Walter Lodge and on campus houses).

Assists with calendar for grounds and Barn rental. Responsible for providing information and maintaining contracts for respective rentals.
Provide key security for buildings and administrative vehicles.

Ordering office supplies and janitorial supplies for all buildings and houses. Responsible for distribution when orders are delivered.

Monitor, maintain and stock necessary supplies for copiers, fax machines and printers such as paper and ink cartridges. Responsible for respective contracts and reporting maintenance issues in coordination with Accounting

Assist with registration and information for events such as seminars, field days, and conferences. Attendance at events as needed.

Processing and submitting monthly reports including vehicle mileage reports and housing reports.

Responsible for keeping Wade Research Center main lobby, conference room, copy room, kitchen areas, restrooms and hallways clean, organized and stocked at all times.

Provide assistance to the Development Coordinator and Land Conservancy staff with mail outs, large print jobs, filing, etc. as needed.

Other duties as assigned.

This is a full-time position with competitive pay and benefits. Tall Timbers Research, Inc. is an EOE employer.
For full consideration, please submit cover letter and resume to Lorrie Asbell at lasbell@talltimbers.org

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Office/Events Manager- Livingston Place

Department: DPR Research /Livingston Place
Reports to: LP Land Manager and DPR Research Director
Desired Hire: Summer 2022
Salary Range: $30,000 – $40,000
Hours: 32 – 40 (flexible work schedule open for discussion)

Position Summary

The Office/Events Manager plays an important role by providing administrative support to the LP office and staff while interacting with staff at the Tall Timbers main office in Tallahassee to conduct business of running LP and facilitating events held on LP property.

Position Responsibilities

Office Manager

Serve as primary receptionist and secretary for LP including: greeting visitors, answering phones, processing mail and packages, ordering supplies, etc.

Serve as primary point of contact for main office personnel relating to Tall Timbers policy, financials, purchasing, personnel issues, etc.

Liaison to accounting department for vendor invoices, payments, bank deposits, purchase orders, and assisting LP staff with ADP & DIVVY as needed.

Events Manager

Serve as the primary point of contact with Tall timbers main office to coordinate with LP staff and assist with planning and conducting events at LP, especially at main house.

Conduct tours of main house and maintain log of events and visitors there

Responsible for providing information and maintaining contracts for rental of Main House and grounds for private events

Help with logistics during hunting season and Field Trials. Busy season is from November to March and will require more hours than other times of year.
This position will work with Land Manager, LP staff, and Tall Timbers Facilities Coordinator on following: housing inspection, maintenance, repairs and safety; HVAC and pest control scheduling, etc.

Other duties as assigned.

Preparation and Knowledge
• Associates or bachelor’s degree in a related field will be given preference
• A minimum of three years’ experience preferred in an administrative position
• Proficiency with PC and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to act in a professional manner with donors, trustees, and other constituents
• High level of discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential information
• Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to organize and prioritize work
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

This is a full-time position with competitive pay and benefits. Tall Timbers Research, Inc. is an EOE employer.

For full consideration, please submit cover letter and resume to Randy Floyd at rfloyd@talltimbers.org

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Post-Doctoral Research Scientist- Applied Fire and Forest Ecology

Tall Timbers and the Jones Center at Ichauway are recruiting a joint Post-Doctoral Research Scientist to investigate the patterns and mechanisms of post-fire tree mortality and fire-vegetation feedbacks in southeastern pine-oak ecosystems. The incumbent will focus on a series of large permanent plots where frequent prescribed fire is applied. The incumbent will work with two mentors (Drs. Jeffery Cannon at the Jones Center at Ichauway and Morgan Varner at Tall Timbers) and collaboratively with other scientists and staff at the two institutions and collaborators at the USDA Forest Service, US Geological Survey, and affiliated NGOs, universities, and land managers. The position is funded for two years, with additional support possible for a third year based on performance and funding availability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will lead efforts on understanding the patterns and underlying mechanisms of fire-caused tree mortality in southeastern pine-oak ecosystems. The candidate will primarily be responsible for analyzing and modeling data and writing manuscripts. Additionally, the candidate will provide oversight for multiple field-based projects, including administration, field activities, supervision of technicians, data management, and analysis. Finally, the candidate will develop proposals in response to related RFPs and interact with numerous academic, NGO, and federal scientists of diverse academic backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:
A completed Ph.D. degree in either forestry, ecology, plant physiology, geospatial analysis, fire behavior, climatology, or a related field. Candidate should be highly motivated with the ability to work independently. The successful candidate should have skills in two or more of the following: statistical analyses, vegetation surveys, plant physiology, measuring field and laboratory fire behavior, micrometeorology, remote sensing, geospatial analysis, and scientific writing. Valid state driver’s license required.
Will ABD’s (all but dissertation) be considered? Yes.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in aforementioned fields of study. The candidate should have experience designing and implementing field and laboratory experiments, as evidenced by publication in peer-reviewed outlets. A strong understanding of fire and forest ecology of southeastern pine-oak ecosystems or similar is preferred, though not required. Experience with multivariate statistical analyses and mathematical modeling is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of and experience with some of the following topic areas: forest ecology, community ecology, fire ecology, fire behavior, statistical analyses, and scientific writing.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
Ability to perform routine office work and fieldwork in inclement weather under strenuous conditions in a southern climate, including occasional long hours and weekends for field campaigns.

Workplace Environment and Commitments to Diversity:
Both institutions share a commitment as equal opportunity employers, and reject racism, prejudice, discrimination or hate toward any race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, national origin, veteran status, socioeconomic class, religion, or professional status. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups and those that add to and engage the local communities.

Instructions for Applying:
Applications should include 1) a letter of interest that includes educational and experiential preparation and 2) a current CV. All applications should be emailed to Drs. Jeffery Cannon (jeffery.cannon@jonesctr.org) and Morgan Varner (mvarner@talltimbers.org). Applications will be reviewed July 05, 2022 or until a suitable candidate can be found.

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Fire Model Analyst

Description:
Tall Timbers Research Station is looking for a new fire model analyst to assist in the Research division under the oversight of our Advanced Fire Behavior Modeling Program Lead. Job responsibilities are as follows:

1. (65%) Utilize and Develop Fire Behavior Models to enhance theoretical and practical modeling
applications.
● Analyze physical fuel data using standardized methods to represent a range of fuel models
and loading for input into physics based fire behavior models.
● Develop extensions and applications of QUIC-Fire as needed
● Develop and maintain QUIC-fire models for a wide range of situations.
● Serve as an expert in the field of coupled fire-atmospheric models.

2. (15%) Communicate and Coordinate with the Fire Applications Director and Advanced Fire
Behavior Modeling Program Lead on status of modeling and research projects as well as regular
updates on lab activities.
● Attend regular (weekly minimum) meetings with Fire Science lab members to review
progress, current and future data collection, project design, new project ideas, etc.
● Manage modeling technicians.

3. (15%) Work with Scientists and Collaborators in support of various projects/grants across federal,
state and private organizations.
● Develop manuscripts for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific (e.g., peer-reviewed
journals, books, etc.) literature.
● Assist in preparing/reviewing research grants.
● Develop relationships with fellow researchers that will enhance the Fire Modeling program.

4. (5%) Other Duties as assigned by supervisor (e.g., participate in outreach, GIS/geospatial solutions,
drive field vehicles/ATVs/UTVs, etc.).

Qualifications

Minimum requirements for this role include:

1. Master’s degree completed in physics, forest, ecosystem, or landscape ecology, or related
field.
2. At least 1 year of experience utilizing next generation physics based fire models.
3. Experience or background in spatial analysis or spatial statistics, and/or Light Detection and
Ranging.
4. Working knowledge with one or more programming languages, such as R, python, or C++.
5. Ability to independently write/edit manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Daniel Giron at dgiron@talltimbers.org.

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Gopher Tortoise and Striped Newt Technician

Term: 6 months – 1 year
Desired Hire Date: July 2022
Salary: $10.50/hour plus housing, utilities/wifi, benefits

Description:
Tall Timbers Research Station is looking for an individual to assist with gopher tortoise disease work as well as striped newt research. The position will work on multiple private properties in the Red Hills of north Florida and South Georgia. Housing will be provided on Tall Timbers, north of Tallahassee, Florida.

1. Trapping of gopher tortoises for disease research. This study includes swabbing and collecting blood samples from tortoises.
2. Trapping striped newts for mark-recapture survey. This study also includes aquatic vegetation surveys, water quality measurements, and dipnet surveys.
3. Responsible for collecting and maintaining geospatial databases for research projects.
4. Coordinate with land managers regarding upcoming visits to properties.
5. Maintain research/office equipment.
6. Assist other departments as time allows.
7. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
1. B.S. in wildlife or related field
2. An interest in herpetology and/or aquatic environments
3. Previous field research, data management skills, ArcMap, and computer skills
4. Valid driver’s license and a clean (no infraction in the last 3 years) driving record.
5. Ability to work in hot, humid and buggy conditions.

How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references via email in a single pdf to Kim Sash at ksash@talltimbers.org

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Conservation Technician Position

The Land Conservancy, a division within Tall Timbers, was established in 1990 to ensure the conservation of natural and cultural resources and rural land-use traditions of the Red Hills region of south Georgia and north Florida and in other strategic areas. Tall Timbers along with 104 landowners have conserved over 166,000 acres utilizing donated conservation easements, making it one of the largest regional land trusts in the Southeast. Our conservation easements protect some of the South’s best remaining longleaf pine savannas, miles of river frontage along the Flint, Ochlockonee, and Aucilla Rivers, scenic canopy roads, and historic sites. These conservation easements protect critical upland wildlife habitat and wetland ecosystems that affect the region’s quality of life by providing clean air and water to the residents of south Georgia and north Florida. In addition, these conservation easements perpetuate traditional rural land uses of sustainable forestry, farming, and recreational hunting. Tall Timbers is a committed land trust that has adopted the Land Trust Alliance’s Standards and Practices and is an accredited land trust by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

Duties
The Land Conservancy is seeking individuals to assist with a broad array of duties including: biological surveys, wildlife species monitoring, GIS work and map editing, annual conservation easement monitoring visits, landowner requests, records management, report writing, community outreach, and policy analysis. The responsibilities of the position will be tailored to best fit the interests and qualifications of the selected applicant.

Qualifications
Applicants should be college students or recent graduates in natural resources, environmental science/studies, wildlife ecology, urban/regional planning, environmental law or related field. Individuals need a valid driver’s license and must have a good driving record.

Compensation: $15/hour

Application
1. Cover letter including 1) your interest in the position, 2) unique qualifications not evident in your resume, 3) your career aspirations, and 4) position applying for and estimated start and end dates.
2. Resume
3. Contact information for 3 or more professional references
4. A writing sample, report, article, website, blog, or other media that highlights your writing abilities and/or career interests.

Email all documents as PDF files to knguyen@talltimbers.org

Position Inquires:
Kim Lynn Nguyen, Conservation Biologist
Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy
13093 Henry Beadel Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32312
knguyen@talltimbers.org
850.756.5123

Deadline: Autumn position (August – December): Open until filled.

We recommend applying promptly. Start Date is flexible, but a commitment of 16-20 weeks is preferred.

Internships

Livingston Place Quail Management Internship

The Livingston Place Quail Management Internship is designed for students finishing up at 2 or 4 year programs in Wildlife Management with an interest in working on managed quail land. Livingston Place is a 9,125 acre working quail plantation near Monticello, FL owned and operated by Tall Timbers Research, Inc. Objectives include:

  1. Quail hunting and field trials,
  2. Preserving the historical, cultural and natural features, and
  3. Education and training.

The internship is a 16 week program usually from Jan-April that is designed to indoctrinate young people to Tall Timbers land ethic of Exemplary Land Stewardship. The student will be housed and employed at Livingston Place and exposed to a wide array of activities in a short time. The end result is expected to be placement of the intern in a position on a managed quail property. A checklist of activities/skills the intern will be exposed to includes the following:

  • Tractor driving (roller chopping, mowing, fire break harrowing, planting, etc.)
  • Basic power equipment operation and maintenance (chainsaw, limb pruner, lawnmower, etc.)
  • Horseback hunting for wild quail
  • Assisting with wild quail field trials
  • Introduction to horse care and maintenance
  • Prescribed burning
  • Supplemental feeding including grain handling/storage
  • Wildlife research (radio-tracking quail, avian census, predator index, small mammal trapping, etc.)
  • Nest predator trapping
  • Quail trapping for research and translocation
  • Feral hog trapping
  • ATV and pickup operation and maintenance

Interested parties should have completed an A.S. or B.S. in wildlife management or be very close to doing so. A cover letter and resume can be sent to the Livingston Place office at 1583 Livingston Road, Greenville, FL 32331. TEL 850.997.1957. Email

Northern Bobwhite Research Internship

Job Description:

The game bird program at Tall Timbers Research Station is looking for an individual(s) to assist with northern bobwhite trapping, banding, and attaching radio transmitters. The work would involve pre-baiting trap sites, mapping trap locations, checking traps at night, banding, data entry, radio telemetry, and other duties assigned.

Additionally, applicants should submit materials early for all positions, which are open until filled.

Internship positions are 12-16 weeks in length, start and end dates are flexible.

Qualifications:
Applicants should be working toward a B.S. in wildlife ecology or related field. Consideration will also be given to recently graduated individuals interested in gaining more field experience. Previous fieldwork and computer experience is beneficial, but not required. Individuals need a valid driver’s license and must have a good driving record.

Compensation:
Internship stipend is $295/week. Housing and utilities are provided at no cost. Hunting and fishing privileges on our properties may be included.

To apply please send a cover letter clearly stating your research interests, career goals, which position you are applying for, and the earliest and latest dates available to work. Also, include your resume and a minimum of three references (please state their relationship to you).

Michael Hazelbaker
Tall Timbers Research Station
13093 Henry Beadel Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32312

Email Michael Hazelbaker

(Electronic submissions/inquiries encouraged, preferably in MS word or in body of message)

Stoddard Bird Lab Internships
The Stoddard Bird Lab can help you gain valuable field experience. Current research projects include monitoring the Red Hills population of the endangered Red‑cockaded Woodpecker, assessing the effects of prescribed burning on populations of Bachman’s Sparrows, understanding the cooperative breeding system of the Brown‑headed Nuthatch, monitoring Gopher Tortoise populations, snag inventory on an old‑growth pine forest, and investigating avian community composition and productivity along a gradient from old field pine to undisturbed longleaf pine forests. Internships typically are awarded by mid-February, so applications should be submitted by Jan 15 of each year. The number of interns varies from year to year, so contact Jim Cox (contact info below) for more specific information.

Duties:
Interns help mist-net birds, conduct nest searches, monitor color‑banded individuals, assist with with banding Red‑cockaded Woodpeckers, collect vegetation sampling, perform GPS/GIS mapping, and assist with prescribed burning.

All interns are highly encouraged to complete a research project. Research projects include development of study hypotheses, collecting and analyzing field data.

Some examples of intern research project topics include:

  • Response of Bachman’s Sparrows to different vocalizations
  • Home range and movements of Brown‑headed Nuthatches
  • Snag inventory and use in an old growth pine forest
  • Gopher tortoise inventory

Internship positions are 10 weeks in length and typically take place in summer; however some internships may be available at other times.

Qualifications:
Applicants should be working toward a B.S. in ecology or related field. Consideration will also be given to recently graduated individuals interested in gaining more field experience. Previous fieldwork and computer experience is beneficial, but not required. Individuals need a valid driver’s license and must have a good driving record.

Compensation:
Internship stipend is $225/week ($2250 total). Housing and utilities are provided at no cost. To apply, please send a cover letter clearly stating your research interests and the earliest and latest dates available to work. Also, include your resume and a minimum of three references to:

Jim Cox
Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy
13093 Henry Beadel Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32312

Email Jim Cox

(Electronic submissions/inquires encouraged, preferably in MS word)

Fire Ecology Internships

The Fire Ecology Program seeks to provide field and laboratory experience for college students and recent graduates in the areas of plant ecology, ecosystem ecology, and fire ecology and science. Our research focus includes effects of fire regime on plant communities, soil chemistry, carbon sequestration, and fire behavior in southern pine forests and hardwood bottomland forests, effects of prescribed fire on air quality, and natural history of the local region.

Duties:
Most internships last 8-16 weeks and are largely fieldwork based. Specific activities vary from year to year.

  • Summer interns (May-August): Summer interns are usually focused on fieldwork in pine grasslands, with emphasis on identifying, measuring, and collecting plants to characterize changes in vegetation in response to fire regime or land-use history. Summer interns also often help with prescribed burns and collect associated fire effects and fire behavior data.
  • Fall interns (October-December): Every other year we hire fall interns. Fall interns are focused on measuring trees for a long-term census in an old-growth beech magnolia forest.

In addition to the above tasks, interns may also help with mapping burned areas with a GPS unit, entering and processing data using database and GIS software, entering data in Excel or Access, collecting and processing soil samples, adding information to a database on local native plants, and drying and weighing fuels.

Qualifications:
Applicants should be college students or recent graduates in biology, wildlife, forestry, natural resources, environmental studies/science, or related fields and have an interest in a career in natural resources. Applicants will be evaluated based on the potential benefit of the experience to his or her career plans and satisfactory references regarding work habits, professionalism, attitude, and physical fitness, as work is sometimes strenuous and conducted in difficult outdoor conditions. Employment will be contingent upon passing a driver’s record background check (no points on driver’s record for the past 3 years) for insurance purposes, although exceptions are sometimes made. We encourage students of varying backgrounds to apply. Deaf and hard-of-hearing applicants are welcome.

Compensation:
Internships are technically unpaid but provide a stipend of $295 per week. Limited on-site housing is available at no cost to full-time interns. For interns that commute, some compensation is provided. Interns will be expected to work full 8 hour days (8-4:30, with a half hour lunch).

Deadlines:
Summer internships: Review of applications begins March 1 each year and are filled as appropriate candidates are found.

Fall internships: Review of applications begins August 1 each year and positions are filled as appropriate candidates are found.  The internships run for about two months, beginning around mid September.

To apply, please submit:

  • A resume
  • A 1-2 pg. cover letter describing your qualifications, interests, and how you expect the experience to benefit your career. At the end of the cover letter, please be sure to state the beginning and ending date of your availability and note whether or not you require housing on station.
  • Updated academic transcript (does not have to be official).
  • Full contact information for two or more references from previous employers or educators.
  • Photocopy of your driver’s license (we require no points on the driver’s record for driving work vehicles).

Email application materials to: Cinnamon Dixon

Cinnamon Dixon, Fire Ecologist
Tall Timbers
13093 Henry Beadel Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312

Fire Science Applications Internships

FIRE BEHAVIOR MODELING INTERN

Job Description

The Fire Behavior Modeling Program seeks to provide applied experience for college students and recent graduates in the areas of physics, ecology, and fire science. Our research focus includes fire behavior in a wide range of environmental and ecological conditions, investigating the effects of scale and fuel representation in fire behavior models, and the downstream effects of ignition patterns and initial conditions on model outcomes.

Duties

Most internships last 8-16 weeks and are largely focused on fire behavior simulations and digital workflows.

Interns will be expected to learn and become comfortable using the workflow established by the Tall Timbers Research Station modeling team. This will include becoming familiar with Ubuntu and Python. Interns will be trained to use QUIC-Fire, a novel physics-based fire behavior modeling tool, and will be expected to create simulations on a variety of conditions and produce visualizations and end-user products dependent on the particular project. Interns will also be asked to develop, run, and/or test scripts for standardizing client data and building fire model inputs as well as write documentation and standard operating procedures describing workflow elements and methodologies

Qualifications

Applicants should be working toward a B.S. in physics, sustainability, ecology or related field. Consideration will also be given to recently graduated individuals interested in gaining more experience. Previous coding and computer experience is beneficial, but not required. We encourage students of varying backgrounds to apply

Compensation

Internship stipend is $295/week. Interns will be expected to work 20 hours per week and provide documentation of logged hours.

To apply, please send a cover letter clearly stating your research interests and the earliest and latest dates available to work. Also, include your resume and a minimum of two references to:

Daniel Rosales Giron

dgiron@talltimbers.org

Warner College of Natural Resources, Office 235

400 University Ave

Fort Collins, CO 80523

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QUIC-FIRE SERVICE CENTER INTERN

Job Description

The QUIC-Fire Service Center (Service Center) seeks to provide applied experience for college students and recent graduates in the areas of physics, ecology, and fire science. The Service Center is currently being developed to produce predictive services relating to smoke and fire effects for land managers across the U.S. Interns will be working alongside the Tall Timbers Research Station modeling team to develop a standardized workflow for processing modeling requests.

Duties

Most internships last 8-16 weeks and are largely focused on fire behavior simulations and digital workflows.

Interns will be expected to learn and become comfortable using the workflow established by the Tall Timbers Research Station modeling team. This will include becoming familiar with Ubuntu and Python. Interns will be trained to use QUIC-Fire, a novel physics-based fire behavior modeling tool, and will be expected to create simulations on a variety of conditions and produce visualizations and end-user products. Interns will also be asked to develop, run, and/or test scripts for standardizing client data and building fire model inputs as well as write documentation and standard operating procedures describing workflow elements and methodologies.

Qualifications

Applicants should be working toward a B.S. in physics, sustainability, ecology, or related field. Consideration will also be given to recently graduated individuals interested in gaining more experience. Previous coding, GIS, and computer experience is beneficial but not required. We encourage students of varying backgrounds to apply.

Compensation

The internship stipend is $295/week. Interns will be expected to work 20 hours per week and provide documentation of logged hours. To apply, please send a cover letter clearly stating your research interests and the earliest and latest dates available to work. Also, include your resume and a minimum of two references to:

Zachary Cope

zcope@talltimbers.org

U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station

320 E Green Street

Athens, GA 30602