Forest Health Project Coordinator - Tenders Global

Forest Health Project Coordinator

Trinity County Resource Conservation District

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Trinity County Resource Conservation District is hiring a Forest Health Project Coordinator! The Project Coordinator will coordinate fuels reduction and wildfire mitigation projects implemented by both contractors and staff crews and be under the supervision of the Program Manager and the District Manager. This position requires a person who can work effectively in a collaborative environment, is self-directed, who is comfortable working independently, and who can motivate themselves and other staff to maintain a high level of work quality, efficiency, and professionalism.  An ideal candidate will be technically knowledgeable in the field, attentive to detail and organization, and interested in building relationships in the community. The Project Coordinator is a full time, year-round, fully benefited position. The full job posting is available online at https://tcrcd.net/index.php/news/job-announcements

Required Qualifications:

  • Project Coordinator:  Three-years or more of combined education and professional experience in natural resources, developing, coordinating, and implementing resource-related projects, including managing project budgets and personnel.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, ESRI ArcGIS, and GPS software and hardware, with the ability to effectively manage data.
  • Self-directed, with supervisory experience and the ability to prioritize and coordinate workload, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with landowners and other agencies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to perform physical labor outdoors in rugged terrain and in inclement weather.
  • Valid California driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal environmental policies and regulations pertaining to resource management programs, including NEPA and CEQA processes.
  • A four-year college degree in a natural resource related field, such as forestry, ecology, biology, botany, environmental sciences, or related field.
  • Knowledge of Landowner assistance programs such as Cal-Fire CFIP and NRCS EQIP programs.
  • Possession of professional licenses and/or training such as RPF, Arborist, Engineer, USFS NEPA Interdisciplinary Team Leader, Archaeologist, or other professionally recognized license or training.
  • Knowledge of forestry practices for forest health, fuels reduction, prescribed fire for vegetation management, and watershed restoration.
  • Experience managing contracts and operations, related to forestry projects i.e. mastication or fuels crews.
  • Knowledge of threatened and endangered species, carbon sequestration, rare and sensitive plant surveys, and wetlands delineation.
  • Knowledge of native plant identification.
  • Knowledge of prescribed burning operations and possession of or willingness to obtain prescribed fire qualifications up to and including State or Federally certified Burn Boss

Duties:

The Project Coordinator will perform a wide variety of natural resources related work, including but not limited to:

  • Assist in proposal development for future projects (Grant/Agreement writing).
  • Design and implementation of forestry and fuels reduction projects, including prescribed burning.
  • Assist with preparation of and oversight of project contracts.
  • Participate in personnel performance evaluations of subordinate staff.
  • Oversee heavy equipment operation.
  • Complete on-site inspections to evaluate progress and project compliance with plans, specifications, and overall objectives.
  • Maintain daily log of activities including instructions and change orders.
  • Provide oversight for crews during implementation.
  • Ensure equipment logs are maintained and implementation materials are acquired.
  • Create project maps and prescriptions.
  • Conduct project monitoring to evaluate results and trends, and recommend improvements to project designs.
  • Develop detailed reports and presentations for projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit a resume or application to Bethany Llewellyn at [email protected] by December 18, 2023. 

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