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Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project Manager (Vegetation Management Planning & Implementation)

posted 2024.05.08

Position Summary: We are growing and seeking a Fire Safe mission-focused project manager for our Hazardous Fuel Reduction (HFR) Program. In this important position, you will have the opportunity to join in building our capacity as we implement new grants to increase our organization’s impact. You will be engaged in a growth atmosphere as we develop our wildfire prevention and risk reduction programs, including community fuel breaks, roadside escape route projects, defensible space and home hardening projects, home ignition zone consulting, community risk assessments and planning. HFR program coordination and implementation of fuel reduction projects will be about 60% of the role. Community risk assessments and planning will be about 30%. Education & outreach support and grant reporting components will be about 10%.

Compensation, hours, and benefits: The position is funded for $34-$45 per hour, DOE. Hours may be variable depending on season and phasing of projects, from 32-45 hours per week. Full time employees are eligible for paid time off, holiday pay, and after 90 days, medical and dental insurance coverage.

To Apply: Please email a resume and letter of interest, to with “HFR project manager” in the subject line. If you would like additional information, please review our website at https://www.firesafesantacruz.org/ and contact Joe Christy at 831-515-8389 or 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS: Position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. Interviews are anticipated to begin in early Summer 2024.

Non-Discrimination Policy: The FSCSCC is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants. In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and FSCSCC policy, we prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, genetic information, medical condition, mental or physical disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, gender transitioning, sexual orientation, religion, military and veteran status, marital status, familial or parental status, if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or any other status or condition protected by Federal, State and local laws. To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C, 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).