Project Coordinator, Tunnel East Bay Hills Fuel Break Project (Limited Term)

Moraga-Orinda Fire District - Orinda, California

Apr 17, 2023

Application Deadline:
Jul 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$62.50 hourly

Job Description

_The Moraga-Orinda Fire District is recruiting for a _PROJECT COORDINATOR

This position will manage day-to-day operations related to the Tunnel East Bay Hills Fuel Break Project

**This is a grant-funded, limited term position through March 15, 2025**

*Full-time/non-exempt/non-benefited *

*In-person working hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *

++FINAL FILING DEADLINE: Open & Continuous++ / Applications reviewed upon submittal

To submit an application for this excellent opportunity, please visit, Job Opportunities | Moraga-Orinda Fire District, CA (

Please attach a cover letter and resume to your employment application

Under general supervision by the Fire Chief and Fire Marshal, manages day to day operations related to fuel break operations for the Tunnel East Bay Hills Fuel Break project. Responsible for insuring adherence to the Tunnel East Bay Hills Fuel Break grant approved scope of work to include hazardous fuel reduction and vegetation management. The Project Coordinator will be the lead MOFD individual for the grant interface, work collaboratively with other agency partners, CAL FIRE, professional tree contractors and environmental partners.

Additional Information

Responsible for the execution, and project staff management for Tunnel East Bay Hills Grant work which includes hazardous fuel reduction and vegetation.

Responsible for the Tunnel East Bay Hills Fuel Break Project which will include budgeting, planning, construction and maintenance of roadside and wildland fuel breaks.

Supervise the Assistant Coordinator

Review hazardous fuel reduction project parameters as defined in our funding agreements, community wildfire protection plan, and new project proposals.

Track all project deliverables. Work with finance to create and keep updated project tracking reports showing progress/status at both the grant and project levels related to project deliverables, schedules, staffing and budget tracking.

Responsible for all safety and jobsite compliance with applicable federal, state, county, municipality, and partner agency requirements.

Ensure biologic reviews and all environmental and cultural resource protection requirements in cooperation with our agency partners are complete and appropriate.

Oversee bid requests and evaluate proposals. Create a process to ensure accurate costing and project bidding.

Schedule vegetation treatment, monitor work and guide crew supervisors.

Negotiate and execute agreements with private and public landowners to complete fuel break work on private and public land.

Ensure compliance with prescribed treatments, safety protocols, environmental mitigation measures and other project elements.

Keep project timelines and budgets proceeding for deadline completion.

Attend meetings as appropriate and report on discussions and actions.

As authorized by the Fire Chief, represent MOFD in press and community outreach events.

Prepare and submit all reports required by the State of California including post-project reports.

Assist in regular reporting and presentations to partner agencies as requested. Attend regular partner agency meetings and represent MOFD interests.

Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18 +
  • Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12) grade
  • Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of experience in vegetation management or related field

*Education and Work Experience: *

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12) grade.

Minimum of five (5) years of experience in vegetation management or related field

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with fuels reduction projects, oversight of field crews and safety implementation.

A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.


Possession of a valid State of California Driver’s License. Maintenance of a valid State of California Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Skill exercising good judgment in analyzing and solving problems.

Ability to meet deadlines and produce accurate work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.

Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel.

Ability to work independently and problem solve with minimal supervision.

Skill in strategic thinking expertise as well as the ability to plan and execute tactical strategies.

Skill in internal and external communication techniques.

Skill in following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.

Ability to work in a participative team setting and have strong facilitation skills.

Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.

Communicate effectively orally and in writing, including prepare oral and written reports and recommendations clearly, logically and concisely.

Establish and maintain cooperative relations with all levels of employees to discuss and resolve problems tactfully, courteously and effectively; and the ability to work cooperatively with diverse interest groups.

Contact Information

Christine Russell

Moraga-Orinda Fire District
33 Orinda Way
Orinda, California 94563
phone: 925-235-9635

How to Apply

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