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Staff Research Associate 2 – Santa Rosa, CA, Job ID 64310

County Location: Sonoma County

Date Posted: January 30, 2024
Closing Date: Until Filled

The UCANR Fire Network is a statewide team with expertise across a wide range of disciplines, including fire science and ecology, prescribed fire, home hardening and defensible space, community and regional planning, grazing and fire interactions, and much more. The Network includes specialists on UC campuses, advisors and staff in local communities, and broad networks of partners and volunteers. The goal of the Fire Network is to inspire and empower Californians, through research, education and outreach, policy and training. As professionals in the broader UCCE network, we are enhancing community wildfire planning, demonstrating best land management practices, and advancing fire adaptation and resilience efforts at all levels. Our Team is developing research and outreach materials related to our strategic goals. Strategic Goals:

  • Enhance use of prescribed fire to reduce fuels and restore ecosystem function.
  • Implement various fuel reduction strategies to improve treatment efficacy and reduce ecosystem impacts.
  • Incorporate defensible space standards to reduce “near home” fire vulnerabilities.
  • Engage with local planners to reduce fuels and restore and improve ecosystem function.

This position is a career appointment that is 100% fixed.

Pay Scale: $28.04/hour to $36.27/hour

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time.  Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.  

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