Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays
The Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission, through the Suffolk County Water Authority is currently accepting applications for a Fire Management Specialist. This position will encompass ecological management, planning and stewardship projects relating to prescribed fire within the Central Pine Barrens to foster biological diversity, natural resource conservation, ecosystem protection and restoration. Specifically, this position will be strongly focused on fire management plan development and implementation; pre and post management monitoring; and long term monitoring to improve forest and grassland health, resiliency to emerging species (such as southern pine beetle) and habitat for rare and endangered species. Individuals with experience in fire ecology; leading and/or supporting prescribed fires and prescribed fire planning, conducting habitat restorations, and ecological monitoring activities are encouraged to apply.
Individuals with a strong research background; experience in fire ecology; leading and/or supporting prescribed fires, conducting habitat restorations, and ecological monitoring activities are encouraged to apply.
The mission of the Central Pine Barrens Commission is to manage land use within the Central Pine Barrens to protect vital ground and surface waters and region’s vast and significant natural, agricultural, historical, cultural, and recreational resources for current and future Long Island residents. Further information on the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission can be found by visiting our website: https://pb.state.ny.us/ .
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