Chipping Supervisor

Grass Valley, CA, USA

Wildfire is an ever-present danger in California. It can feel like the problem is too big to address on our own, but there is a way you can help. Join our team at Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and know that your work has meaning. We are a non-profit, volunteer run organization dedicated to making Nevada County safer from catastrophic wildfire through fire safety projects and public education. We collaborate with many other Agencies and non-profits so that together, we can all make a difference. We work daily in the mindset that our combined strength and effectiveness lies within those collaborations.

We are looking for energetic people to help us change the world with optimism and a passion for meeting the challenges of keeping a community fire safe in Northern California. We offer Full time positions with benefits and growth opportunities. Beyond that, we provide the additional benefit of working with other great people, from every background, to build a stronger and safer community. We know the unique experiences of all our employees drive our success and people do their best work when they feel like they can be themselves.

If you share these values, we want to meet you and learn how you might contribute to our team.

Chipping Supervisor

Directly responsible to supervise a crew of 4-5 workers daily, perform drive by chipping, track statistical information and provide customer service. Oversees the daily activities of the defensible space chipping service and promotes other fire safe programs in the community. The candidate shall always demonstrate cooperative behavior with the public, colleagues, and supervisors.

Request and supervise laborers for chipping program services.
Conduct daily safety meetings and ensure safe operation of the chipper.
Track time and accurately invoice clients using a digital application.
Communicate progress or issues with work orders daily to the office.
Maintain chipper, tow vehicle, equipment, and maintenance logs.
Other duties as assigned.

Experience with towing and backing a vehicle with a trailer or device attached.
Good communication, organized record keeping and basic math skills.
Demonstration of the Safety-First mentality.
Leadership experience within a chain of command.

Clean DMV driving record.
Ability to understand defensible space and California Public Resources Code 4291.
Must be capable of physical work, including lifting 50-75 pounds repetitively daily.
Manipulation of web apps, email, mobile devices, and at least basic usage of computers.

This position is full-time, rain or shine, outdoors, 8-10 hours daily.

$23 - $30 per hour DOE
PTO & full benefits after probationary period days.

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:
Crews wear masks and PPE as well as requirements to sanitize work equipment and surfaces.


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