Program Coordinator – Wildfire Mitigation

Community Organized Relief Effort

This is a grant funded position.

The Wildfire Mitigation Program Coordinator will play a pivotal role in executing the Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG) in partnership with the Fire Safe Council Siskiyou County (FSCSC). This role involves coordinating various projects, including home hardening, defensible space initiatives, and targeted educational outreach for the 29 communities located in Siskiyou County. The Coordinator will also liaise with multiple stakeholders, manage grant data, develop, and present wildfire mitigation educational materials, and manage various tools and equipment.

This position may also be designated as a resource for national deployment to aid in various disaster scenarios as part of CORE’s Emergency Relief Team.


  • Assist in the implementation of the Community Wildfire Defense Grant program.
  • Collaborate with the FSCSC, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders for successful program execution.
  • Coordinate defensible space initiatives, mobilizing and managing volunteers and contractors effectively.
  • Develop and conduct wildfire mitigation education and outreach programs, targeting the most vulnerable populations in Siskiyou County.
  • Cultivate relationships with various stakeholders, community-based organizations, and others to foster education and partnerships.
  • Assess homes for wildfire risks, and train others in these procedures.
  • Provide administrative and data support for the grant, ensuring data integrity, compliance, and effective tracking of program outcomes.
  • Create and present engaging and accessible wildfire mitigation educational materials to diverse audiences.
  • Manage inventory of tools, equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), ensuring proper maintenance and safety.
  • Develop an understanding of local emergency alert systems, and aid others in comprehending fire weather warnings.
  • May involve the use of chainsaws and other power equipment for defensible space work.
  • Be prepared to deploy across the U.S. to support wildfire, earthquake, floods, debris flows, and other disaster operations as part of CORE’s Emergency Relief Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Scope and Travel:

  • Reports to Wildfire Mitigation Program Manager
  • Oversee 1-2 California Emergency Response Corp Fellows (CERC) as assigned.
  • Significant travel within the 29 communities that make-up Siskiyou County. Travel also includes within California for work meetings, trainings, conferences, and other locations as part of CORE’s Emergency Relief Team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in emergency management, environmental science, forestry, or a related field, or equivalent relevant experience in wildfire mitigation or disaster preparedness.
  • Relevant certifications such as Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist or Project Management Professional (PMP) are preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Proficiency in a second language such as Spanish, Hmong, or Karuk, spoken by communities in Siskiyou County, can be a plus.


  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in disaster preparedness, climate action/resilience, environmental health, sustainability, or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year’ experience in program coordination or project management, preferably in wildfire mitigation or disaster preparedness.
  • Experience in community outreach and education, especially targeting vulnerable populations.
  • Experience in inventory management of tools, equipment, and PPE.
  • Chainsaw operation and other power equipment experience is a plus.
  • Supervision of contractors and volunteer coordination.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to assess wildfire risk and teach others to do the same.
  • Proficiency in data management, with an emphasis on detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills with the ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills, with experience in creating and presenting educational materials.
  • Knowledge of local emergency alert systems and fire weather warnings.
  • Familiarity with Siskiyou County and its specific wildfire risks and community dynamics is beneficial.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible and adaptive to a frequently changing environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications and knowledge of ESRI GIS tools a plus.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Close attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.

$56,160 – $56,160 a year

In accordance with CA law, the expected pay range for this CA position is posted with this position. The actual compensation will be determined based on experience and other factors permitted by law.

How to apply

To apply please go to CORE’s website using this link:

Deadline: 30 Apr 2024

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