Wood Products Campus Coordinator

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

About the organization

Our Mission
Promoting healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource decision-making and programs.

Our Approach
Recognizing the direct relationship rural communities have with forest landscapes, Sierra Institute has advanced integrative programs that support rural environmental, economic, and community health at local, regional, and national levels for the past twenty-five years.

Duties

Introduction
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment seeks a full-time Wood Products Campus Coordinator as part of our ongoing Dixie Fire recovery efforts and long-term landscape stewardship objectives. This position will be a part of the Sierra Institute’s Wood Utilization program and will be primarily responsible for coordination of the growing Wood Products Campus at Crescent Mills. In collaboration with other staff, the incumbent will identify and coordinate campus activities and the supply of raw material to the organization’s wood products campus. The Sierra Institute’s Wood Utilization program focuses on rebuilding rural economies by turning low value wood into high value products that facilitate forest restoration while creating reliable living-wage jobs for rural residents.

Job Duties
The Wood Products Campus Coordinator will function as an intermediary between organizational staff and partners operating businesses at the wood products campus and in-the-woods operators and partners developing landscape fuel reduction and post-fire recovery projects. This individual will play a vital role ensuring the efficient removal of post-fire fuels to support recovery and reforestation in a manner that maximizes wood utilization, as well as being integral in the arrangement of long-term supply for the wood products campus -- an essential component for business development and to catalyze landscape-scale forest restoration.

Qualifications

This position will also be responsible for supporting oversight and implementation of remedial actions at sites contaminated by historic industrial operations to facilitate the reduction of community health hazards, sustainable redevelopment, and economic revitalization. Familiarity with federal, state and local environmental compliance laws and permitting processes is necessary.

Key responsibilities for this position will include:
● Oversight and coordination of remedial actions at the Crescent Mills Wood Products Campus as well as other sites, as they are identified, contaminated by historic industrial operations to facilitate the reduction of community health hazards, sustainable redevelopment,
and economic revitalization
● Coordination with the Wood Utilization Project Specialist and external partners to assess the supply needs of current and future operations at the Indian Valley Wood Products campus;
● Facilitation of communication between in-woods contractors, external partners, and numerous internal staff to promote consistent and coordinated availability of wood for utilization;
● Engagement with diverse partners and stakeholders through the EFoRT consortium, South Lassen Watersheds Group, and other on-going collaborative efforts throughout the area to support coordinated, strategic efforts and maximize wood utilization opportunities
● Supporting the development of long-term supply contracting mechanisms on public and/or private lands

Salary

TBD

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send your resume, cover letter, and the contact information for your references as one pdf to [email protected] with the position title you are applying for in the subject line.

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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