We are currently recruiting for a full-time Vegetation Management Coordinator (Program Manager) – a critical team member who will coordinate the vegetation management community grant programs through June 8, 2024. This position reports to the Ag + Open Space General Manager. This is an excellent opportunity to join a mission-driven organization and with a passion for protecting lands that contribute to Sonoma County’s scenic beauty, local agriculture, native habitats and recreational lands through fire resiliency tools and practices.
The Vegetation Management Coordinator will coordinate planning, development and implementation of funding and incentive opportunities for wildfire mitigation, through vegetation management efforts on public and private lands in Sonoma County. The Vegetation Management Coordinator will have oversight of the vegetation management community grant program funded by the County PG&E settlement, including tracking spending of awarded grants, identification of additional funding streams, and collaboration across county departments to ensure fire and climate resiliency throughout Sonoma County. The Vegetation Management Coordinator will collaborate with and present to the public, project partners, contractors, agency staff, and oversight bodies including the Ag + Open Space Board of Directors and Advisory Committee.
Any combination of education and work experience that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, this would include a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in planning, ecology, geography, environmental studies, agricultural or resource management, landscape architecture, business or public administration, economics or other related field; and five years of professional level experience in one or more of the following areas: land conservation, open space or resource planning, park planning, environmental protection, land use, vegetation management or other related field, combined with some experience in project management and supervising staff. Experience in a similar agency and a master’s degree are highly desirable.
The job posting period is June 17-July 28, 2021. All applications must be received by midnight July 28th. Interviews for selected candidates will be held August 23rd and 25th via teleconference. Application instructions are provided on:www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sonoma