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Overview

Position Summary:
Participate in basic labor to protect property against the forces of wildfire
and increase environmental health through fuels reduction, firebreak construction and
maintenance, invasive plant management and eradication. Assist in implementing fuels reduction, timber
removal and other fire safety projects, provides education and coordination in the field including:
1) Fuels Reduction Projects
2) Timber and Biomass Removal
3) Firewise Community Education
4) Chipper Program
5) Residents Assistance Program
The position requires extensive outside the office travel within Butte County.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Assist in implementing fuels reduction, timber removal and other fire safety projects
2. Coordinate traffic control: Using hand signals and direction signs to direct traffic around fuels reduction
work sites; Communicating with other flaggers using hand-held radios to direct two-way traffic onto a
single lane; Informing the fuels reduction crews of any traffic issues that may affect their safety;
Appropriately positioning warning and detour signs around work sites as needed; Setting up barricades
and traffic cones along work sites to cordon off certain areas; Removing all signs, barricades, and traffic
cones upon completion of fuels reduction work; Assisting the fuels reduction crew in the removal of
rubble, debris, and hazardous materials. as well as assisting fuels reduction crew with fuels reduction work
as needed; Recording the license plate numbers of motorists who neglect to obey traffic signs and
directions.
3. Provides education and coordination in the field including:
a) Fuels Reduction Projects
b) Timber and Biomass Removal
c) Firewise Community Education
d) Chipper Program
e) Residents Assistance Program
4. Work directly with and support the Executive Director on work assignments related to project
management and program implementation.
5. Oversee contractors including Registered Professional Forester, and work with BCFSC field personnel
and clerical staff.
6. Work with all BCFSC staff to accomplish the organizations mission, vision, values, and goals.
7. Aid existing fire safe community efforts and encourage communities and individuals to get involved in
fire safe activities.
8. Proactively promote Fire Safe Council programs and seek new participants by outside promotion
activities and attending community, business, and chamber of commerce functions to liaison with
community members.
9. Act as the spokesperson for the project, and/or be responsible for the actions of staff, for community
outreach initiatives and the release of information to the public.
10. Work within established guidelines, procedures, and processes to maintain compliance with current
Federal, State, and local directives, and policies.
11. Participate in a variety of team meetings and partner meetings.
12. Work with the Community Wildfire Protection Plan and its partners.
13. Assist with disaster recovery efforts related to wildfires in Butte County.
14. Assist the BCFSC team in providing outreach to for the BCFSC programs and projects, to include:
a) The Chipper Program – A brush chipping service available to residents throughout Butte County.
b) Dooryard Education Program – Voluntary opportunity for residents of Butte County to receive
one-on-one wildfire prevention and preparedness training tailored specifically to each home.
c) Residents Assistance Program – Provides defensible space assistance for qualifying low income,
senior and physically disabled residents in Butte County.
d) Fuels Reduction Projects – Assisting in or carrying out fuels reduction projects which create
roads made safer for evacuation and fire-fighting access.
e) Sixth Grade Education Program – Provides wildfire education for sixth grade students.
f) Education and Outreach Program- Includes fire safe education community events, the
distribution of Homeowners Guide to Fire Wise Landscaping Brochures and community
evacuation plans.
15. Perform other related duties as identified and assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Skill exercising good judgment in analyzing and solving problems.
  •  Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  •  Ability to meet deadlines and produce accurate work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
  •  Ability to work independently and problem solve with minimal supervision.
  •  Skill in strategic thinking expertise as well as the ability to plan and execute tactical strategies to
    implement council objectives.
  •  Skill in internal and external communication techniques.
  •  Skill in interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
  •  Skill in following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
  •  Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers.
  •  Ability to work in a participative team setting and have strong facilitation skills.
  •  Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  •  Ability to maintain a professional appearance

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED certificate).
  •  Experience with communication and organization between multiple groups and community members.
  •  A valid State of California Driver’s License is required. Must be able to arrange for personal
    transportation from one location to another during and as part of carrying out duties and responsibilities of this position. Some overnight travel (with notice) may be required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Skills with Timber Harvest, Fuels Reduction Projects, Oversight of Field Crews, Safety Policy
    Implementation, Community Building and Outreach (related experience will be considered on a case by case basis).
  • Prior traffic control or road construction flagging experience

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Outdoor work required; involves the potential exposure to hazardous weather; some non-standard work hours may be required.
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, drugs, and infectious and communicable diseases.
  • May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds.

Equipment and Tools Utilized:

  • Equipment utilized includes motor vehicle, chainsaw, skid steer, chipper, personal computer, smartphone device, copier, calculator, fax machine, and standard office equipment, traffic control signage and gear.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes