Program Specialist: College Station/Texas

Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station/TBD
Job Category
Full time Positions
3,833.33 monthly
Last Date to Apply
The TAMFS Program Specialist II -CWDG will provide support to the TAMFS Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG) program. This position will complete education and outreach programs to promote CWDG, and will provide wildfire mitigation planning coordination and leadership as a SME. There will be potential opportunities and training for wildfire/hazard response and prescribed fire. Responsibilities - Provides education and outreach programs to promote the Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program to eligible local government agencies, regional planning councils and non-profit NGOs. - Delivers technical assistance to communities to determine eligibility, identifying risk, assisting communities and partners preparing applications, and providing guidance to communities on community wildfire protection plan development. - Assists in CWDG administration and oversight of sub-grants or pass-through grants, including monitoring for compliance with all applicable Federal rules and regulations, site visits to assess project performance, and final evaluation of project accomplishments. - Completes CWDG program-related performance, accomplishment reporting, and data collection.
Education and Experience: Required Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Natural Resources, Emergency Management, Fire Science, Urban Planning, or closely related field. Preferred Education: Master’s degree in Natural Resources, Emergency Management, Fire Science, Urban Planning, or closely related field. Required Experience: Minimum of two years of full-time work experience. Preferred Experience: Four years full-time work experience with two years full-time work experience completing risk assessments, or community risk reduction plans or fire inspections with a recognized wildland fire agency, fire department, emergency management or response organization. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Required Knowledge: Working knowledge of completing presentations, collaboration methods, and time management. Required Abilities: Multi-tasking, operating GIS applications, outstanding interpersonal communication skills, conducting education events, working cooperatively with others and the ability to travel overnight. Preferred Abilities: Coordinate complex wildland fire mitigation programs and working knowledge of GIS applications. Working knowledge of FAC concepts, CWPP, NFPA wildfire standards, ICC wildfire codes, and FEMA HMP and HMGP. Exhibits leadership with partners and employees in assigned program area; shows superior customer service delivery. Licenses, Certifications and Registrations: Required: Valid Class C Texas Driver’s license Preferred: NFPA Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, or NWCG Firefighter Type 2 or TCFP Basic Fire Inspector Other Requirements: The position is subject to travel with overnight stays. Applicant Instructions: A resume, cover letter, references and transcript(s) are REQUIRED to be uploaded to application. Certifications are preferred to be uploaded to the application. Documents/certifications can be uploaded in the "My Experience" page in the "Resume/CV section. More than one document can be uploaded; just click the "Upload" button for each document. Documents can only be loaded at this time and cannot be uploaded once the application is submitted. If there are any issues uploading documents, please contact 979-458-6690. Please check your spam folder in case more information is sent in regards to this position.
Contact Person
Bruce Woods, Mitigation & Prevention Department, Texas A&M Forest Service
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