WUI Specialist

State of Utah

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Job Title: WUI Specialist

Job Description:
The Utah DNR Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands is looking for a motivated individual with a passion for community wildfire preparedness and can work independently with minimal oversight to serve as the Wasatch Front Area Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Coordinator. The ideal candidate will work with communities and agencies to prepare for, plan and mitigate wildfire risk in Utah, Salt Lake, Davis, Tooele and Morgan counties.

Principal Duties:

Community engagement/ education/outreach.
Promote National Wildfire Preparedness Programs.
Collaborate with interagency groups, special interest groups, home owners, agencies and partners Write and administer grants, agreements and contracts.
Plan, implement, track, manage and report on hazardous fuels projects.
Ideal Candidate:Bachelors degree in forestry, natural resource management or other related field and/or extensive experience in WUI and community outreach.
Experience in conducting meetings and public speaking with governmental officials, special interests groups and home owner associations.
Experience writing grants, tracking, reporting and overall grant management.
Knowledge of wildfire, forestry and general landscape ecology.
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
Experience with national wildfire programs such as Firewise USA, Fire Adapted Communities Network, IAFC Ready Set, Go program, etc.
Current NWCG wildfire qualification card with a minimum of Task Force Leader/lCT4 qualifications; at least 5 years working in wildland fire.
The ability to work independently and set/keep their own schedule.
Why You Should Join Our Team:
This position is located in Salt Lake City and offers an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of northern Utah. In this position you will engage in meaningful work to help communities take proactive measures to prepare for and reduce the risk of unwanted wildfires. Our team is dynamic, high energy, dedicated, and you will experience support and a sense of achievement, teamwork and work-life balance.

The Agency:
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Typical Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

A high school diploma
Able to work remotely with no supervision with expected results.
Well developed verbal and written skills.
Current FFT2 NWCG qualifications or a minimum of 2 years of experience in wildland fire.
Preferred Qualifications:Current FFTl and ICTS NWCG qualifications. A minimum of 5 years of experience in wildland fire.
Bachelors degree in forestry, natural resource management or another related field.
Experience with national wildfire preparedness programs such as Fire Adapted Communities, Firewise USA, and Ready, Set, Go!


Supplemental Information

Risks which may require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment.
Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.
Requires work in inclement weather and rough terrain. Work requires physical exertion with the ability to stand for long periods of time, walk over rough surfaces, bend, lift heavy items (up to 50 lbs), vehicle operation in rough terrain, and work around heavy equipment and chainsaws.

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