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The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment’s Wood Utilization Project Specialist will have primary responsibility for advancing the organization’s wood product campus at Crescent Mills, and will support the organization’s work to improve forest health and community well-being by serving a critical bridge function from the organization’s landscape management to rural community development projects. This is an exciting opportunity to lead development of an innovative wood product campus that is a cornerstone of landscape restoration and community revitalization efforts following the 2021 Dixie Fire. This is a potential multiyear position with long-term growth potential for increased project responsibilities, and potential for assuming increased staff leadership responsibilities.

Job Duties
Key responsibilities for this position will include: Identification and recruitment of wood utilization businesses, potentially including biomass-to-hydrogen, biomass-to-electricity, cross-laminated timber production, as well as traditional small-diameter wood products such as post and pole, firewood, etc.; and the development of non-traditional public-private partnerships to support the acceleration of innovative business models; and cooperative marketing. Complete knowledge of all systems and products is not expected, but a desire to learn and advance innovative work is essential. The position requires an individual capable of handling a dynamic set of responsibilities with diverse skill sets required to move projects from the conceptual phase through implementation.


Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
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  • About Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

    Our Mission
    Promoting healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource decision-making and programs.

    Our Approach
    Recognizing the direct relationship rural communities have with forest landscapes, Sierra Institute has advanced integrative programs that support rural environmental, economic, and community health at local, regional, and national levels for the past twenty-five years.