The Center for Integrated Research on the Environment (CIRE) offers a diverse program that calls for interested University of Montana students to apply for research or scholarly activities. These activities are funded through US Army Corps of Engineers task orders awarded to CIRE in the areas of natural and cultural resources. Examples of general topic areas encompassed within the CIRE task orders include, but are not exclusive to: endangered species and protection, invasive species management, artifact curation and/or restoration, military-tribal consultation, evaluation of cultural resources on military properties, to name a few. See the CIRE Projects page for more details.
The University of Montana, in conjunction with CIRE, invites applications for four vacant Fire Management Specialist (FMS) positions that will serve in a lead role responsible for the day-to-day completion of a joint project between the Center for Integrated Research on the Environment (CIRE) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The FMS must have great attention to detail, excellent organizational, analytical, and logistical abilities. The FMS must be calm under pressure and able to orchestrate projects with multiple moving parts as they will be leading an inter-agency Wildland Fire Support Module, responsible for executing prescribed fire projects, mechanical fuel treatments, and assisting with wildfire suppression on numerous Air Force installations within the area of responsibility.