Placer County is currently accepting applications for Regional Forest Health Coordinator (Principal Management Analyst). To learn more about this excellent career opportunity and to submit an application, please visit our job opportunities page (jobsatplacercounty.com). All applications must be received through the Placer County website by the final filing deadline.
Few matters are of greater urgency to Placer County than forest management and wildfire prevention. Due to the County’s geography connecting the valley floor to the Sierra Nevada mountains, the foothills are one of the most high-risk areas in the State to experience a major wildfire with loss of life and structures. Over the years, the County has strategically advocated for proper forest management through financial partnerships with state and federal agencies, with a focus on watershed protection. This position will leverage that work with other County efforts currently underway in the County Executive Office, the Public Works Department, the Office of the Agricultural Commissioner, and the Office of Emergency Services (OES) for a broadened multi-disciplinary approach to this critical challenge.
Under direction from the County Executive Officer or designee, this position will lead the County’s multi-disciplinary strategies to work in collaboration with state and federal agencies to manage forested lands that pose a risk to Placer County residents, property, and critical infrastructure. This will be a multi-year initiative with the potential to involve many County partners and Placer County elected officials. As per the Board of Supervisors 2020 legislative direction, this position will effectively integrate and coordinate related departmental initiatives across the organization with state action, federal agencies, and a potential coalition of Sierra foothill counties facing similar challenges.