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The Civil Rights Coordinator will perform a variety of specialized professional responsibilities related to the resolution of civil rights complaints and human rights education within the Neighborhood Housing and Human Services (NHHS) Division. These responsibilities include administering and managing discrimination complaint processes, performing public outreach; making presentations, acting as the technical program expert; providing customer service to client or partner participants of programs; and performing other complex program related work.
- Creates Requests for Proposal (RFP’s) for projects, interviews potential contractors, sends and receives liability forms, leads onsite meetings with staff and contractors, conducts job walks, coordinates purchases, and manages invoicing.
- Coordinates as needed with City Purchasing.
- Implements plans and projects, which includes establishing priorities; reading maps to understand locations and types of terrain; resources required, timeline, and critical milestones; and managing contracts with governmental agencies, vendors, and landowners.
- Applies for, receives, and manages fuel mitigation and land management grants and grantees, as well as support grantees within the city, in cooperation with City Accounting.
- Activities include gathering data, creating maps, preparing and monitoring budgets, controlling expenditures within limitations of grant budgets, completing grant applications, complying with grant acceptance procedures, including presenting at City Council briefings, and fulfilling all grant reporting obligations.
- Oversees the operation of a variety of wildland fire programs and vegetation management projects.
- Duties may include planning, prioritizing, and organizing work of operations personnel involved in projects; setting goals and objectives for project team; and making formal recommendations to leadership regarding wildland fire response.
- Develops and maintains the wildland urban interface designated areas in the City and coordinates updates to the mapping as development progresses.
- Reviews and analyzes potential projects, which includes determining feasibility and environmental impacts, creating and filing Department of
- Natural Resources agreements; determining cost effectiveness of projects; analyzing the potential impact on cooperative and neighboring areas; and reviewing other related issues.
- Develops project plans that outline type of plan, project benefits, plan development recommendations, desired outcomes, impacts to the
- Spokane Fire Department (SFD) and other agencies, environmental impacts, and any other pertinent information.
- Manages SFD’s Incident Qualification System and wildland training program (Federal Red Card); acts as the primary liaison between SFD and the Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service.
- Responds to brush fires and acts as a liaison between SFD Operations personnel and landowner during initial attack to avoid impacting sensitive habitat.
- Leads suppression repair activities, including mapping the fire and bulldozer/handlines, ensuring that broken items are repaired, and conducting damage surveys.
- Analyze, evaluate and diagnose situations and adopt effective courses of action
- Interpret new and revised laws and regulations and project probable impacts to programs
- Communicate legal and regulatory requirements
- Maintain case files
- Develop, revise, and implement departmental policies
- Collect, organize, and evaluate pertinent data
- Define and validate conclusions, identify alternative solutions, and project consequences of decisions and recommendations
- Prepare clear, concise, and complete reports, correspondence, directives, manuals and informational materials
- Use tact, discretion, initiative and judgment within established guidelines
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Forestry or a closely related field;
- Substitution: Additional experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.
- Experience: Four years of responsible project/program management work directly related to wildland fuel reduction and management.
Company: City of Spokane
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Information Technology
Job Location: Spokane, WA, US
Application Deadline: N/A