Assistant Fuels Management Officer
$66,560 - $79,040 Annually
The primary responsibility of the Assistant Fuels Management Officer (AFMO) is to ensure that Lake Valley Fire District’s Fire and Fuels Division adequately meets various grant goals and objectives. The individual occupying this position reports directly to the District’s Fuels Management Officer. The grant funded position is “at will” and not supported by the general fund. The position is full-time with health and retirement benefits for up to five years.
Duties and Responsibilities: The following job duties are considered typical for a position in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks, and/or may perform similar related tasks that are not specifically listed here.
- Shall work under the supervision of District’s Fuels Management Officer
- Shall be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive grant program that supports the Fire and Fuels Division within the District
- Shall be the District’s liaison between various organizations and agencies, both public and private, on all matters related to fuels management within the District
- Shall provide oversight and management of PTEIR contract and subsequent public outreach
- Shall establish and maintain open communications with various homeowner associations and neighborhoods and provide education about defensible space regulations and recommendations
- Shall provide forestry-related technical support, coordinate stakeholders, and perform development and layout of fuel reduction projects
- Shall train in-house inspectors and any outside agency personnel providing defensible space inspections and tree marking for the District
- Participates in the development and implementation of District’s goals, objectives, policies, procedures and priorities
- Assumes management of administering contracts including negotiation of terms, tracking, and compliance with contractors, and consultants
- Assists in accounting processes and grant compliance requirements for state, federal and privately funded grant programs
- Assist with forecasting of various District funding sources
- Assist in development of annual reporting requirements
Performs other duties as assigned. This may include special assignments, duties, and functions as determined by the Fire Chief, Prevention Chief, or other staff within the Fire Administration
Education, Experience and Background:
- Possess a Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in a Natural Resource Management related field)
- Five or more years of experience in forestry, fuels management, fire suppression and/or a related field
- Knowledge of, and experience with, forest health and wildland fire strategic planning, land use planning, public preparedness, and hazard mitigation issues, processes, standards, and proven solutions.
- Personable, able to build relations based on trust, openness, and honesty
- Proficient writer, and experience with grant applications
- Knowledge of the following :
- Lake Tahoe Basin Community Wildfire Protection Plan updated August 2015
- California Forest Practice Rules
- Lahontan WQCB Timber Harvest Plan
- TRPA Substantial Tree Removal Requirements
- Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team
- Local organizations such as California Tahoe Conservancy, League to Save Lake Tahoe, and the Tahoe Resource Conservation District
- Ability to establish the need for forest treatments, and prepare forest treatments in accordance with established practices
- Ability to make sound decisions and effectively resolve conflicts
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fire district staff, subordinates, other employees, the public, and outside agencies.
- Maintain a high degree of organization, coordination, and attention to detail when implementing fuel management assignments.
- To conduct public presentations and to represent the department in a professional and customer service orientated manner when dealing with community groups, other agencies, officials, the media, and the general public.
Minimum Requirements: Must possess a valid California or Nevada Class “C” driver’s license and show evidence of a favorable driving record. A DMV printout may be required prior to employment. Comply with Federal, State and local regulations and practices with regard to Equal Opportunity, sexual harassment, and a drug-free workplace.
- A physical fitness examination is required every year pursuant to district policy.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in office (80%) and in the field or at meetings (20%). Office environment has natural and artificial lighting. Frequent interruptions to planned work activities will occur. Position will require flexible work hours when needed (occasional evenings and weekends). Incumbent may be required to use personal vehicle for work duties. District will reimburse mileage at the federal rate.
Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs and ability to sit (80%), walk or hike (20%) on a frequent basis; occasional bending, kneeling, squatting, reaching overhead, stretching, and climbing; strength, dexterity; coordination and vision to operate equipment, personal computer, and view video display terminal for frequent periods; and the ability to communicate on a telephone, via email, and in person.
Applications will be available at the Station #7 Administrative Office or by email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications along with a cover letter, resume and copies of required certifications/degrees must be turned in to the Administrative Assistant/PIO no later than January 9th, 2017 at 1700 hrs. No applications will be accepted after this date and time. Applicants will be notified of their eligibility and given an interview date within one week of the application deadline. Please contact Martin Goldberg with any questions regarding the position at (530) 577-3737 or by email at Goldberg@caltahoefire.net.