The West Region Wildfire Council (www.COwildfire.org) is a regional wildfire organization that promotes
wildfire adaptation, preparedness and mitigation education across Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties in Colorado. As a collaborative focal point for wildfire related information, the West Region Wildfire Council's goals are to:
(1) EDUCATE homeowners about wildfire risk and promote activities that help communities and
homeowners increase fire adaptedness.
(2) PROMOTE wildfire risk reduction through community preparedness and planning.
(3) ASSIST landowners and homeowners with hazardous fuels reduction projects and provides home hardening recommendations
(4) SUPPORT cooperator efforts to collaboratively achieve common wildfire related objectives.

The WRWC is composed of a diverse range of members including, but not limited to residents and
communities within the six county region as well as representatives from the USDA Forest Service,
Bureau of Land Management, National Parks Service, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, County Sheriffs and Emergency Managers, fire protection districts and fire departments as well as community leaders who all have a vested interest in wildfire preparedness, adaptation and education.

Position Description - General
The West Region Wildfire Council (WRWC) Assistant Director (AD) provides the secondary oversight and implementation guidance of the West Region Wildfire Council's programmatic goals and objectives:
A. Organizational Development, Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships: Coordinate with the ED,
Director of Finance, Mitigation Specialists and the Board to seek revenue/support from local,
state and federal grant sources as well as non-agency funding opportunities through grants,
endowments, foundations and other non-traditional opportunities. Works within the region and
outside of the region to develop and maintain partnerships that are organizationally strategic,
assist with carrying out the WRWC mission and are mutually beneficial.
B. Education & Outreach: Provides assistance and guidance, to WRWC Mitigation Specialists, in
order to facilitate high quality, science-based and contemporary wildfire focused education and
C. Rapid Wildfire Risk Assessments: Coordinate the Rapid Wildfire Risk Assessment program,
providing direction & guidance to Mitigation Specialists and reporting to the ED. Assist with
Community Assessment development
D. Site Visit Program: Coordinate the continued development of and implementation of WRWC's
Site Visit Program providing direction and guidance to Mitigation Specialists and reporting to the
E. WRWC Homeowner Recognition Pilot Program: Coordinate with WRWC staff as well as
organizational partners/contractors to develop and manage a homeowner recognition program.
F. Cost Share Program (CSP) & Community Chipping Program (CCP): Coordinate the Council's Cost Share and Community Chipping Programs, providing oversight, direction and guidance to the
Program Assistant and Mitigation Specialists while reporting to the ED.
G. WRWC Achievement Tracking & Reporting: Assists with the continued development,
maintenance and oversight of achievement/outcomes tracking for reporting and fiscal management purposes.
H. Wildfire Planning: Support wildfire planning efforts to better prepare communities, counties
and agencies for wildfire via documented planning efforts, lead by WRWC and/or outside
entities, such as: Community Assessments, Community Wildfire Protection Plans, County All Hazard Plans, etc.
I. Social Science Integration: Provide organizational support related to WRWC's integration of
social science applications and findings in to programs and strategies in coordination with
WRWC staff and in partnership with the Wildfire Research (WiRe) Team.

The WRWC Assistant Director works in collaboration with the Executive Director as well as the appointed Board of Directors and acts as a regional liaison between federal, state, county and local representatives to encourage information exchange while strengthening collaborative partnerships between agencies and communities.
Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Full Time
West Region Wildfire Council
Jamie Gomez
510 S. Cascade Ave.,Montrose,Colorado,81401
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PostedJune 07, 2019

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