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Wildfire Workforce Development Coordinator

Job Location

Los Angeles, CA


Type of Job



$29.11 - $35.39

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Published Date

Sep 29, 2023

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The Wildfire Workforce Development Coordinator will implement the MRCA workforce development efforts and track wildfire resilience efforts across the agency to better support the implementation and funding of fire and climate resilience and environmental sustainability careers.


This position requires a highly motivated, responsible, organized and self-starting individual who can handle an array of tasks at the same time as part of standard workload, has good judgment and can make decisions, and works well independently and as part of a small team.


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This is a full-time, non-exempt, at-will position.



This position reports to the Deputy Chief of Staff. Assorted tasks may be supervised by Executive Staff.



The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Assist in implementation of a ‘Path to Promotion’ for new hires that identify desired and/or required skills and competencies for promotion within the MRCA; implement ongoing in-house training to support staff developing these skills and competencies.
  • Research and coordinate trainings to offer at varying price points and in conjunction with the needs of MRCA’s Wildfire Workforce Development Plan.
  • Oversee consultants and contractors, manage contracts involved in training program.
  • Schedule and coordinate attendance at training across divisions and with interagency partners.
  • Track what training is most needed at MRCA.
  • Implement multiple projects simultaneously: perform project tracking, scheduling, and oversee budget management for workforce development and wildfire resilience programs.
  • Interagency coordination: Coordinate with Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy grantees to perform tracking and data management on wildfire and workforce development grants.
  • Set up and keep records in conjunction with HR.
  • Assist with writing and coordination of wildfire and workforce development grant proposals.
  • Perform day-to-day administration of wildfire and workforce development grants, assist in preparing required reports and monthly activities tracking.
  • Cooperate with other team members to accomplish project goals.
  • Perform related duties as required.




Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain in a stationary position, occasionally move about inside the office to access supplies and office machinery, frequently communicate and exchange information, review handwritten, electronic and facsimile documents, observe site conditions, and operate a computer and other office productivity machinery. Occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions and move between multiple work sites. The employee must occasionally move items weighing up to 20 pounds inside the office.


Required Hours And Location

Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week with some scheduling flexibility. Occasional overtime work in evenings or weekends upon prior approval by supervisor. The position will work remotely and out of the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens but may be required to travel to various other locations. Offices at the River Center are spread among multiple buildings and floors.


Public Contact

As public parklands, the majority of MRCA properties are open to the general public during operating hours. This position will have contact with members of the public in public areas such as parking lots and shared public/office restrooms, and during public meetings.



The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


Education and Experience:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree or higher in preferably environmental studies, education, project management, landscape architecture, or related field. Experience may substituted for academic degree.
  • Two (2) years of highly relevant experience performing project management and administration duties that include: creative problem solving, working on an interdisciplinary team, coordinating consultants, technical writing, scheduling, and budgeting.

Knowledge of:

  • Windows-based programs including word processing and spreadsheets, Office 365, iCompass.
  • Office practices and procedures.

Ability To:

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work independently, or as part of a team.
  • Possess excellent oral and written English language skills. Not required to be a native English speaker, but fluency in English will be required.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills.


  • Excellent oral and written English language skills. Not required to be a native English speaker, but fluency in English will be required.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work including the general public.
  • Bilingual skills in English and another locally common language, such as Spanish, Korean, Farsi, Chinese, Armenian, Yiddish, or Tagalog is highly desired.

Other Requirements

Candidates must have a valid California driver’s license in good standing with a satisfactory driving record. Employees must be willing to participate in agency emergency response.


All employment offers are contingent upon the following:

  • Background check including submission of fingerprints to Department of Justice, and a record clean of violent crimes or felonies.
  • Successful completion of a physical examination including a drug test and TB test.
  • Verification of the right to work in the United States.





The range of hourly rates for a Project Analyst III is $29.11 to $35.39.


Classification Level

The selected candidate will be hired as a Project Analyst III.



Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of its employees and their families. Eligibility for benefits varies depending on the category of employment and how long the employee has worked. Our employees have access to several benefits, including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Paid Leave: Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave
  • Retirement and Deferred Compensation option
  • Health/Dental Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program

The MRCA offers both Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans for Medical and Dental. A Vision Plan and Life Insurance is included with all options. Eligible employees may enroll in a 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan and

Flexible Spending Accounts for dependent care and health/dental care. MRCA contracts with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide a defined benefits program for eligible employees.



The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) was created in 1985 with a mission to protect and preserve park and open space lands surrounding Los Angeles and is a joint powers authority between the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Conejo Recreation and Park District and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. These public agencies work together to preserve open spaces, natural wilderness and wildlife habitat of the Los Angeles and Ventura County metropolitan regions and to make these lands accessible to all residents of Southern California.


The MRCA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, age, medical condition, including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law. The MRCA strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply for open positions.



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This job announcement is not intended to, and does not, create an employment contract of any kind and does not create any express or implied contractual obligations. Employment at MRCA is at-will without exception. The employee and MRCA may terminate employment at any time with or without advance notice and with or without cause.


Any provision contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked at any time without notice.

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