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Prescribed Burn Technician

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
East Bethel, Minnesota, United States
November 07, 2019


Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, a field station of the University of Minnesota, is looking for 4 to 8 technicians to assist in our spring prescribed burn program. The positions could start anywhere from March 16th to April 6th and end around mid-May (start and end dates are weather dependent). This is a 40 hour per week position but the hours are variable, especially on days we burn. There is the possibility of overtime on intense burn weeks. Burn experience is not necessary for this position. We provide on-site training. Housing is available to rent on-site. Pay is $12 per hour.

Job Duties:

• Prepping burn units.

• Assisting in burning the units.

• Monitoring and mopping up the units after burning.

• Fire road maintenance. Clearing brush and trees to make fire roads safer for burning and driving.

• Research field help. Assist with various field research tasks, i.e. weeding, mowing, etc.

Of Cedar Creek’s 5400 acres, we manage about 900 acres through prescribed burning. Our burns consist of oak savanna, prairies, restoration units, and experimental plots that are on some type of burning frequency. Our prescribed burns can range from of an acre to 100 acres in size. We burn approximately 500 acres annually.


• Graduated or not enrolled in classes for spring 2020

• Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.

• Must be willing to work long hours and have a flexible schedule.

Additional Application Instructions:

The deadline for application submission is February 10th. To apply:

1. Email the materials listed below together in one email to .

a. A completed application form (

b. A resume (maximum of two pages)

c. A cover letter stating why this internship will benefit you

d. A transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

e. List of 2 references