Annual River Meeting/Workshop this Thursday, Senior Shuttle Volunteer, Defensible Space Inspector Job Openings

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Annual River Meeting & Community Workshop

American River


Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 6:30 pm 
Gold Trail Grange
319 State Highway 49, Coloma

The Coloma Lotus Advisory Committee is holding this special meeting on river management to address any concerns, information, and suggestions from the community on how to better manage the river corridor. This portion of the meeting will be run as an open workshop format so all attendees can participate. 

Topics are:

- CLAC’s objectives and future plans.
- Overview of River Flows and Conditions on the South Fork of the American River watershed.
- Presentation of the 2019 River Report by El Dorado County Parks and Recreation Staff
- Discussion on SMUD mitigation funds and appropriations.
- Discussion on Chili Bar Planning Assessment project.
- Discussion on additional items and future planning.
- Wrap-up and Re-cap

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Senior Shuttle Looking for Volunteers

Senior shuttle 

El Dorado County Older Adult Services is currently looking for volunteer drivers for its Senior Shuttle program. "Our volunteer drivers provide a valuable service for local seniors," said Jennifer Cullen, Program Coordinator for Older Adult Services. "Without the Senior Shuttle, many seniors wouldn't be able to get to places like the grocery store for essential goods."

Senior Shuttle volunteer drivers generally help once a month, picking up seniors and delivering them to designated locations in El Dorado County, including shopping centers and other places of interest. Volunteers are currently needed for routes throughout the county, but are especially needed in Cameron Park, Pollock Pines and Placerville.

"This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for someone who enjoys meeting new people, driving to new places and giving back to the community," said Cullen. Volunteers use the County's Senior Shuttle van, not their own vehicle. Volunteers are required to have a current California driver's license and copy of their DMV driving record, and pass a background check.

Anyone interested in volunteering may pick up an application at the El Dorado County Senior Center, 937 Spring Street in Placerville, or call (530) 621-6151. A copy of the volunteer application may also be downloaded at:

The Senior Shuttle program is a service of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. For more information about Older Adult Services in El Dorado County, please visit:


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Recruiting Applicants for Defensible Space Inspector 


The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Defensible Space Inspector I/II. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time and extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months. We currently have the following vacancies:
One (1) full time vacancy in the Chief Administrative Office, EMS Prepardness Division, located in Placerville, CA
Once (1) extra help vacancy in the Chief Administrative Office, EMS Preparedness Division, located in Placerville, CA. Extra help vacancies are made to maintain adequate coverage of work for short periods of time at frequent intervals, where employment is of a recurrent nature depending on the needs of the Agency; work may be seasonal, on-call, and/or for a limited duration.

A training and experience evaluation may be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking for referral to specific vacancies. Based upon the information in the application and/or responses to supplemental questions, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.

Supplemental questions play an integral role in this recruitment process. Please take the time to provide thoughtful and thorough responses. The information you provide may be used to determine your ranking for referral to specific vacancies. All work experience that is described or included in your response(s) MUST be included in the "Work Experience" section of your application. Do not refer to a resume or other documentation.


Under general supervision or direction, performs inspection of land around residential and commercial structures to determine if they meet the requirements set forth in the County's Vegetation Management and Defensible Space Ordinance; and performs related duties as assigned.


Receives general supervision or direction from assigned supervisory or management staff. Exercises no direct supervision over staff.


Defensible Space Inspector I: This is the entry-level classification in the Defensible Space Inspector class series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn the methods and techniques of inspecting, auditing, and diagnosing the landscaped areas around structures to determine if they have been adequately maintained and designed to reduce fire danger, and enforce or administer the provisions of the County's Vegetation Management and Defensible Space Ordinance. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied, complex, and difficult; close supervision and frequent review of work lessen as an incumbent demonstrates skill to perform the work independently. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the II-level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise.

Defensible Space Inspector II: This is the fully qualified journey-level classification in the Defensible Space Inspector class series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the I-level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Incumbents may assume specialized responsibility.

Positions in the Defensible Space Inspector class series are flexibly staffed, and positions at the II-level are normally filled by advancement from the I-level, after gaining the knowledge, skill, and experience which meet the qualifications for and after demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class.

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