Program Manager


We seek qualified applicants for a full-time position of Program Manager for the Lake States Fire Science Consortium.  Duties include: managing liaison activities with scientists, resource managers, fire managers, and policymakers across the region; organizing and conducting educational programs and developing outreach materials related to fire science, including research summary bulletins, briefs, newsletters and web sites; assisting Consortium partners to coordinate, organize, and lead regional meetings and conferences related to fire science; developing training modules on topics related to the application of fire science information (e.g., fire behavior modeling, prescribed fire use, fire risk, fuel management, etc.); leading activities with Consortium partners to develop a network of demonstration sites, including collecting, analyzing, and publishing findings from demonstration sites; collaborating with Consortium members and PIs to develop technical research bulletins and peer-reviewed manuscripts related to applied fire science and management; and, coordinating and assisting Consortium Advisory Committee and Principal Investigators with reporting and budgets.

M.S. in forestry, fire science, or related field (e.g., natural resources, biology, ecology), or B.S. in forestry or related field with equivalent work experience, is required.  Evidence of strong writing and other communication skills is required.  Expertise with natural resource management agencies, fire behavior models, prescribed fire, and silvicultural practices is strongly desired, as is experience with project administration, planning, and training/outreach.

Location is negotiable, with the expectation of travel throughout the region and periodic travel to OARDC in Wooster, OH to meet with the Program Director.  Start date is also negotiable, starting no earlier than May 1, 2013.

To Apply:  Applicants are required to apply online with The Ohio State University at (position #375366).

For more details about the position, please contact: Dr. Charles Goebel, Program Director, Lake States Fire Science Consortium, School of Environment & Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio 44691; Phone: 330-263-2789; Email:

Wooster, Ohio
Lake States Fire Science Consortium
Dr. Charles Goebel, Program Director