Shared Stewardship Coordinator

State of Utah

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Job Title: Shared Stewardship Coordinator

Job Description:
The Utah Shared Stewardship Coordinator is a shared position between the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Forestry, Fire, & State Lands (FFSL) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, Region 4 (R4). The position is responsible for planning, managing, and coordinating Utah Shared Stewardship (Utah S2), an exciting and successful federal-state initiative begun In May 2019 when the State of Utah and USDA Forest Service signed the initial agreement. The Utah S2 Agreement outlines six mutual commitments aimed at protecting communities and water resources from the threat of unwanted wildfire and improving the health and resilience of Utah’s forest landscapes. The position will plan, manage and coordinate Utah S2 in collaboration with primary partners; plan and implement annual funding allocations for Utah S2 based on annual commitments from primary partners; prepare reports on Utah S2 accomplishments, outcomes and lessons based on collaborative performance measures; supervise S2 staff positions in FFSL Forestry and coordinate with S2 staff positions in FFSL Fire; develop and implement strategies to engage other public and private sector partners in Utah S2; and develop and implement strategies to produce, maintain and distribute educational materials related to Utah S2 and the 10-Year Wildfire Crisis.

Principal Duties:

Plan, manage and coordinate Utah S2 in collaboration with primary partners.
Plan and implement annual funding allocations for Utah S2 based on annual commitments from primary partners.
Prepare reports on Utah S2 accomplishments, outcomes and lessons based on collaborative performance measures (KPIs).
Supervise Utah S2 staff positions in FFSL Forestry and coordinate with Utah S2 staff positions in FFSL Fire.
Develop and implement strategies to engage other public and private sector partners in Utah S2.
Develop and implement strategies to produce, maintain and distribute educational materials related to Utah S2 and the 10-Year Wildfire Crisis.
Ideal Candidate:A college degree and/or an advanced degree in forestry and/or natural resources related field.
Professional knowledge and experience with a state or federal agency in forest management and/or wildland fire management.
Professional knowledge and experience with a state or federal agency in managing forestry and/or wildland fire programs and supervising staff, preferably engaged in field operations.
Professional knowledge and experience at a management level with financial management, including program planning and budgeting.
Professional knowledge of and/or experience with the USDA Forest Service policies and programs related to forest management and wildland fire management.
Professional knowledge and experience in developing partnerships and positive working relationships with federal, state and local agencies, government officials, non-governmental organizations, private businesses, and landowners.
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, and professional experience in communication and outreach strategies.
Professional knowledge and experience in planning and facilitating meetings, workshops and conferences.
Why You Should Join Our Team:
The Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands (FFSL) is a progressive, diverse agency responsible for forest stewardship, managing wildland fires, and conserving lands in Utah. As the Utah Shared Stewardship Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to work with FFSL forestry and fire program managers and senior leaders, as well as program managers and senior leaders from the USDA Forest Service and other Federal, State and local partners, in planning and implementing Utah Shared Stewardship-one of the leading Shared Stewardship efforts across the nation. In addition, the State of Utah offers great benefits and generous paid time off so you can spend time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.

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Typical Qualifications
Minimum Requirements:

Professional knowledge and experience with a state or federal agency in forest management and/or wildland fire management.
Professional knowledge and experience with a state or federal agency in managing forestry and/or wildland fire programs and supervising staff.
Professional knowledge and experience with financial management, including program planning and budgeting.
Professional knowledge and experience in developing partnerships and positive working relationships with federal, state and local agencies, government officials, non-governmental organizations, private businesses, and landowners.
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, and professional experience in communication and outreach strategies.
Professional knowledge and experience in planning and facilitating meetings, workshops and conferences.
Preferred Requirements:A college degree and/or an advanced degree in forestry and/or natural resources related field.
Professional knowledge and experience with a state or federal agency in managing forestry and/or wildland fire programs and supervising staff engaged in field operations.
Professional knowledge and experience with financial management at a management level, including program planning and budgeting.
Professional knowledge and experience with the USDA Forest Service, particularly related to forestry and wildland fire policies and programs.
Willingness to travel extensively throughout Utah and occasionally regionally and nationally.
 

Supplemental Information
 

Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. working in extreme outdoor weather conditions, working in remote wilderness areas and/or boating/OHV areas, etc.
Typically the best qualified individual for this job will have obtained a BA/BS degree or higher in a related field of study.
Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities and recurring lifting.

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