CPRS Job Listing
Fuels Reduction Coordinator
Under general supervision, manages hazardous wildland fuels reduction projects, including planning, organizing, developing, directing, and administering fuel reduction contracts for tree and brush removal, to coordinate a complex and difficult program in the area of resources management and fire protection, and enhancing parkland and open space resources, and perform other duties as assigned.
Vacancy Situation: The Park District currently has one (1) vacancy located at EBRPD Public Safety Headquarters in Castro Valley, CA. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any additional vacancies that may occur during the one year life of the hiring pools.
What You'll Be Doing:
The Fuels Reduction Coordinator provides input into planning documents. The position prepares board material and resolutions, budgets, purchase requisitions, contracts, and agreements, facilitates the securing of necessary permits, lays out treatment areas. Conducts pre-bid job walks of treatment work sites with prospective bidders, performs frequent on-site inspections of contract work, resolves problems, and identifies appropriate corrective actions. Documents findings and results.
We Are Looking for Someone Who Is:
- Are Passionate about protecting the urban wildland interface;
- Are Excellent communicators and leaders.
- Are Organized individuals who take initiative;
- Enjoy working outdoors and in a team setting.
A Few Reasons You May Love This Job:
- Meaningful and valued work combating fire danger in the East Bay;
- Solving challenges daily while working with an excellent team;
- Great benefits including medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, a retirement pension through the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS);
- 13.5 paid holidays per year;
- Free on-site parking.
- Respect: We honor each other, the park users we serve, and the land we steward.
- Resilience: We creatively adapt to change. We address challenges with empathy, perspective, and determination.
- Relationships: Our greatest strength lies in the trust, accountability, and teamwork we cultivate with our colleagues, partners, and the public we serve.
- Transparency: We hold the public's trust through meaningful stakeholder engagement and unfettered access to timely and reliable information on decisions and performance.
- Implements the District's hazardous wildland fuels reduction program consistent with specifications and standards in the Wildfire Hazard Reduction and Resource Management Plan and other plans through development and administration of fuels treatment contracts;
- Works with District staff, contractors / vendors, outside agencies, environmental organizations, and the public to gather field information on pretreatment vegetation and fuels conditions;
- Presents and communicates information to park users and stakeholders;
- Estimates project costs, develops and administers fuels treatment contracts, solicits bids, monitors project costs, recommends payments and prepares reports;
- Maintains maps, records and files related to fuels treatment contracts and prepares documentation of contractor performance;
- Provides input into planning documents;
- Prepares Board material and resolutions, budgets, purchase requisitions, contracts, and agreements;
- Facilitates the securing of necessary permits;
- Lays out treatment areas;
- Specifies designated methods for vegetation removal or retention, marks trees or other target vegetation;
- Conducts pre-bid job walks of treatment work sites with prospective bidders, performs frequent on-site inspections of contract work;
- Resolves problems, and identifies appropriate corrective actions. Documents findings and results;
- Administers fuels treatment contracts to ensure compliance with contract provisions and specifications and advises contractors of adequacy or inadequacy of operations to achieve compliance with contract terms, negotiates and administers contract change orders, and certifies payment requests;
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in forest management, fire management, recreation management, landscape architecture, land use planning or closely related field; and
Experience: Two years of professional level experience in above related specialty areas.
- A Master's degree in the above fields or a closely related field may be accepted as an equivalent to a maximum of one of the required two years of experience; or
- An equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Forest and brush land management principles, practices and economics;
- Principles, practices and methods of forest insect and disease control, and utilization of forest watershed and range resources;
- State and Federal forest and fire laws, and methods of enforcement relating to the protection and conservation of resources and rural lands;
- The capabilities of heavy machinery, such as skidders, loaders and masticators;
- Geographic information systems;
- and basic functions of word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software.
- Perform forest and field assessments on a daily basis as part of the essential job functions;
- Plan, direct, and coordinate the work of office and field personnel;
- Establish and maintain friendly and cooperative relations with public and private officials interested in forest protection and conservation;
- Prepare clear and concise reports; analyze situations accurately, adopt an effective course of action, and act in an emergency;
- Manage complex fuels treatment projects for hazardous fuel reduction, and work with contractors to accomplish project goals;
- Prepare bid documents and specifications;
- Prepare Requests for Proposal (RFP); organize and schedule projects; negotiate contract terms and performance corrections;
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing, including prepare oral and written reports and recommendations clearly, logically and concisely;
- Clearly document project progress, performance deficiencies and needed corrections;
- Complete assigned project and program tasks within budgetary and schedule constraints;
- Gather, interpret and analyze data; lead and coordinate the work of others; and maintain positive relationships with employees and the public;
- Facilitate the completion of multi-faceted projects, activities and/or functions with good attention to detail;
- Meet with the public and all levels of employees to discuss and resolve problems tactfully, courteously and effectively; and the ability to work cooperatively with diverse interest groups.
Conditions of Employment:
- A valid California State driver's license is a condition of initial and continued employment in this position;
- In addition to the regular work schedule, this position may be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and/or in remote park locations to attend meetings, trainings, and respond to emergency circumstances;
- Willingness during the fire season to remain on duty as needed;
- Required to work in a prescribed District uniform;
- Must be in good physical condition to walk moderate to long distances in slash-covered and rugged terrain.
Union Affiliation: East Bay Regional Parks Employees, Local 2428, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, represents this classification. Wages, hours, and other terms of conditions of employment are covered in an Agreement between the Park District and Local 2428.
Application materials for this position consist of two (2) required parts:
1. A current East Bay Regional Park District job application submitted online; and
2. Completed Supplemental Questionnaire.
Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. If you have previously applied to a recruitment on GovernmentJobs.com, please take care to update your existing profile. Applications are accepted online only. Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have any problems while applying online, please contact the NeoGov Help Desk toll-free at (855) 524-5627.
Notification: All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application via email, generally within two to three weeks after the closing date. You may also sign into your GovernmentJobs.com account to view your current application status and notifications.
Selection Process: The application material for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for interview or testing. The District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment devices before or after the interview process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment.
Background Process: Due to its placement in the Public Safety Division, the candidates selected for this position will undergo a background investigation. Background investigators will contact references, friends, family, former and current employers and other contacts in order to verify information provided by the candidate in a Personal History Statement. In addition, investigators will perform a criminal records check; depending on the specific assignment, some positions may require a credit check and a driving record check. Candidates will also undergo a medical examination appropriate to the specific position. Information revealed during the background investigation may be grounds for rejection during the selection process.
The probationary period for this classification is nine (9) months.
Special Testing Arrangements: If you require special arrangements due to a verified disability or medical condition, please contact the Human Resources Department at 510-544-2154.
Tentative Examination Dates:
Oral Panel Interview: End of May 2021
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The East Bay Regional Park District, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.