Employment Opportunity for:
Fire and Forestry Project Coordinator
The Clear Lake Environmental Research Center (CLERC) is an environmental non-profit organization based in Lake County, California. CLERC’s mission is to:
- Bring science, education, government, tribal and business groups together to resolve issues involving Clear Lake.
- Study the unique properties of Clear Lake and the surrounding area.
- Coordinate and implement programs and projects that focus on solutions to environmental and economic problems locally and worldwide.
CLERC is coordinating projects throughout Lake County to help combat the impacts of wildfire, promote healthy regeneration of burned areas, and make the unburned forest and woodlands fire resilient. CLERC will be managing a series of community-wide grant-funded fire resiliency projects including fuel reduction, reforestation, prescribed fire, prioritization planning, workforce development, and community involvement.
CLERC seeks a Fire and Forestry Project Coordinator to work closely with CLERC staff including the Fire and Forestry Program Manager, and partners to support our Fire and Forestry Programs.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work closely with partners including the U. S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and local Fire Safe Councils.
- Meet with landowners to discuss goals and objectives and work out logistical elements of tree/brush removal, reforestation and prescribed fire.
- Conduct forest inventories and analyze forest inventory data.
- Interface with landowners and contractors, develop scope of work and budget, and draft project agreements.
- Coordinate the development of project designs and logistics for project implementation.
- Coordinate with project partners and consultants to develop environmental documentation and permits (CEQA, NEPA, etc.).
- Represent CLERC, its partners and funders in a positive and proactive manner.
- Contribute to additional CLERC programs (as appropriate based on skills and interests).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE:
The Fire and Forestry Project Coordinator helps out with all aspects of the Fire and Forestry Program.
- 1‐2 years of experience.
- Degree preferred, but not required; can make up for lack of degree with more years of experience.
- Familiarity with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and CAL FIRE California Forest Improvement Program (CFIP).
- Knowledge of environmental documents (CEQA, NEPA, etc.)
- GIS/mapping skills required.
- Strong computer skills, including Word and Excel.
- Physically able to work in the field (climbing in and out of streams, lifting, carrying supplies and equipment, planting, etc.) during all seasons.
- Creativity, sense of humor, “can do” spirit, collegiality, flexibility, strong desire to lead.
- Valid CA driver’s license.
The Project Coordinator is a full time or part time position (20-40 hours a week) depending on workload. Some job-related travel is required and will be billed on a cost reimbursable basis. Salary range is $20-$27/hour and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest, and names and phone numbers of at least three references to: Clear Lake Environmental Research Center, PO Box 636, Lakeport, CA 95453 or via email to email@example.com.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS: Position is open until filled.
CLERC is an equal opportunity employer.