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Fire Coordinator Academic Coordinator 2 Serving California Statewide AP 21-32

Date Posted: December 22, 2021
Closing Date: February 6, 2022

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Position Overview

The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking the following UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Academic Coordinator.

Location Headquarters: Auburn, Placer County, CA

Purpose:  The Academic Coordinator (AC) will help California’s citizens, professionals, state and county fire groups and communities accelerate fire adaptation and resilience actions by working with the network of UCCE Fire advisors to develop and deliver comprehensive fire education for diverse audiences, supporting individual and workforce development, and action planning.

The AC will support and coordinate UC’s Fire Resilient California Program . Specific elements include:

Communications and Outreach

  • Engage with UCCE Advisors and UCCE Specialists to identify priority issues and problems affecting the diverse clientele across the state,
  • Work with the UC ANR Fire network to coordinate and deliver in person and on-line educational fire outreach including workshops, conferences, online classes, and other efforts. The AC will assist in program development to disseminate practical, science-based information to inform clientele using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.
  • Coordinate and help develop fire-related position and policy papers.
  • Work with the proposed online educational programming team (when funded) for the creation of a learning management system that delivers a toolkit of modules for micro-certification
  • Assist the ANR fire team in documenting impacts and prepare reports of the team’s efforts.


  • Work with UC ANR Fire network to support engagement with key contacts with policy leaders in Sacramento and other California locations to promote progress in fire efforts and to pursue new funding opportunities.

Project management and Development

  • Be Principal Investigator as appropriate for select project(s); provide coordination for program reporting.
  • Help in the development of research and outreach proposals for the team

Counties of Responsibility: The position will be providing support for fire work throughout the state.

Education:  A minimum of a master's degree is required in natural resource management, fire, or related area at the time of employment.

Additional Requirements

  • General knowledge of fire science management.
  • Ability to develop training and educational materials – especially video and for online.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in simple ways with landowners, land managers and academics.
  • Ability to connect people and facilitate group interactions.
  • Successful grant writing experience.
  • Live within a daily commutable distance of the position headquarters.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license to drive a county or university-owned vehicle.
  • Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule, as needed.
  • A Certified Rangeland Management or Registered Professional Forester license may be required or encouraged over time depending on the focus of the coordinators efforts,

Desired Experience

  • Passion and desire to pursue a career in Extension.
  • Experience in successful Extension programming or community development,
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, manage teams, and implement a program, including setting measurable goals and objectives.

Salary: The beginning salary will be in the Academic Coordinator II series and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.  For information regarding the Academic Coordinator series salary scales, please refer to: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022/july-2021-scales/t36-ii.pdf

This position is intended initially as a 4 year position. It will begin as one year with the renewal based on performance.  The performance in this position will be evaluated annually.  The merit cycle for this position will be evaluated every two (2) years. The intent is to raise more funds to continue the position beyond 4 years.

How to Apply

If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-32).

Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by February 6, 2022 in the UC Recruit system.


Contact Tatiana Avoce; email: tavoce@ucanr.edu