Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
Who We Are:
The West Region Wildfire Council (WRWC) is a nonprofit based in Montrose, CO. The organization promotes and empowers community wildfire adaptation while increasing resiliency to future wildfire. WRWC acts as the regional focal point for coordination and collaboration around strategies for reducing wildfire risk in WUI communities within Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties. More information about the West Region Wildfire Council, as well as this position, can be found online at: http://www.cowildfire.org/about/employment/
The staff of the WRWC is a small and hard-working team that is dedicated to making great work happen with limited resources. We have a strong passion for our work and are driven each day to further our impact and reach our (lofty!) goals. We utilize a team oriented and collaborative approach to address the wildfire issue – one that is large in scale and complex in nature. We understand that addressing the wildfire issue requires a dedicated and multi-disciplinary approach and we seek to leverage the best available science, the best available technologies as well as our partnerships and relationships to further our work and impact.
As a team, we value high-quality work product, an ability to recognize needs coupled with the willingness to jump in and begin addressing those needs. We are committed to honoring commitments and we value capacity to think outside the box, innovate and move our programs forward in support of the WRWC mission. If working in this kind of environment is of interest to you, working for the West Region Wildfire Council may be an ideal opportunity for you!
The Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Position
The Wildfire Mitigation Specialist is responsible for delivering wildfire risk mitigation information, recommendations and programmatic resources to wildland urban interface (WUI) homeowners, community members and partners. The Wildfire Mitigation Specialist works closely with the Wildfire Mitigation Forester, specifically focusing on addressing wildfire risk in the built environment. The position utilizes field-based technology to promote and further homeowner education and mitigation actions.
The Wildfire Mitigation Specialist integrates and coordinates efforts with other ongoing programs available through WRWC. The position works closely with other WRWC staff, as well as other agency and organizational partners on regional initiatives and works throughout the six -county west region.
Please visit our website to download the full position announcment which includes instructions on how to apply.