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Regional Volunteer Coordinator
Ref No.: 19-00070
Location: Vallejo, California
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date: 07/08/2019
Position Description: 
The position is located within the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region. The Resource Assistant (RA) will participate in the development, coordination, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the volunteer program across multiple forests (Sierra, Stanislaus, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests). The position requires the RA to have excellent communication skills in speaking and writing/typing. The RA will be communicating with forest service employees on multiple forests as well as regional office staff; volunteers; academic professionals; community partners and state and local government officials. The position requires the RA to be professional, articulate, organized, detailed oriented, and innovative.
Major duties but are not limited to:
  • Assist forests and regional office staff with the development and implementation of volunteer coordination to ensure the program is in sync with the wide variety of program goals, vision and values. 
  • Provide assistance in managing and maintaining efforts in developing and implementing a synergized volunteer program. 
  • Assist forests staff and regional office staff with establishing and maintaining a communications network across staff boundaries, supervisors, volunteers, and partners.
  • Articulate and communicate volunteer needs and responsibilities to ensure that forest strategic plans, mission, vision and values are understood by all parties.
  • Work across staff boundaries and organize volunteer opportunities, events, forest service webpage as it pertains to volunteerism on respective forests units, etc.
  • Listen, influence and persuade staff to accept new, revised or modified plans, methods or techniques and to utilize the products and services.
  • Seek opportunities to foster and implement a cultural change from traditional attitudes to more modern volunteer approaches.
  • Implement the Volunteer program and ensure participants are safely operating within their scope of work.
 Physical Demands:                                        
  • Occasional physical activity is required to include walking, bending, or carrying light items. There may be occasional brief trips to business, construction or national forest sites to engage potential groups.
Work Environment:                                                  
  • The work involves normal risks or discomforts requiring safety precautions typical of office environment. The work area is usually lighted, heated, and ventilated. 
  • There will be exposure to outdoor conditions such as field training and working with volunteers and or groups. Also, travel required via government or commercial vehicles such as planes, trains, buses, boats, ferries, or automobiles.
Duty Location (s):
  •  Inyo National Forest, Bishop, CA
  •  Sierra National Forest, Clovis, CA
  • $28.50 per hour for 14 months
  • Health insurance
  • Monthly housing stipend
  • Funds for training and professional development 
  • Federal hiring authority certificate
Application Requirements: 
  • Bachelor's degree (master's preferred)
  • Resume 
  • Ability to pass a federal background check
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