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Any undergraduate student in the College of Forest Resources may apply for an internship for credit. Students who have an open elective may use the internship course as a part of their program. In addition, full semester internships will only be eligible for three credits, given that other requirements are met. Students can only receive credit for one internship during their undergraduate program.

Students are also required to
  • Be juniors or seniors
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50
  • Apply at least two weeks prior to the pre-registration period of the semester
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Assistant Professor of Tree Health Genetic Resources Florida 12/12/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Florida

Location:Gainesville, Florida

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), available in the Department of Plant Pathology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The faculty member will develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program using contemporary methods for improvement of resistance and tolerance of forest tree species to pathogens and preconditioning stresses. The overarching goal is the rapid development of improved stock for restoration plantings. The research is expected to be primarily fundamental in nature and geared toward understanding the naturally-occurring genetic mechanisms and/or the genetic architecture of resistance and tolerance to pathogens in forest trees of ecological and societal importance. Applied aspects of the research are expected to involve selection, breeding and deployment of potential restoration stock in forest species. The faculty member will be expected to collaborate with new faculty hires in the Healthy Forest Ecosystems Cluster (described below), as well as with a diverse set of existing experts in the Plant Pathology Department, the School of Forest and Resource Conservation (forest health, biology and management), IFAS Plant Breeders, the Florida Climate Institute, the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute, other units on campus, and government agencies.

Healthy Forest Ecosystems Cluster. Forest ecosystems face increasing and emerging threats, including non-native invaders, resurgence of native diseases and pests, climate and land use changes, and the synergistic effects of these challenges combined. This position is one of four in a cohort (three faculty, one staff) with expertise in: 1) Resilience and Restoration Silviculture; 2) Remote Sensing for Forest Health Modeling; 3) Tree Health Genetic Resources (this position); and 4) Monitoring Coordinator, Global Threats to Forest Health (staff position). The hires associated with this cluster will fill critical gaps in expertise across the Southern US, and will enable anticipation and early detection of forest health threats, a precise understanding of their impacts on society, spatiotemporal monitoring to facilitate early intervention, adaptive silviculture and the capacity to rapidly deploy restoration populations that are genetically resistant (or tolerant) to invaders, drought, and other disturbance risks. The synergistic effects of combined forest health threats require interdisciplinary solutions – this cluster of faculty positions is designed to meet the multi-faceted forest health challenge by seamlessly combining new experts and approaches with existing expertise, in order to guide management decisions and policy recommendations toward increased forest resilience.

Tenure will accrue in the Department of Plant Pathology. The faculty member will participate actively in graduate education by serving on and chairing graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with his/her graduate students and postdoctoral associates. Faculty are encouraged to participate in professional development activities related to teaching and advising and may teach courses and seminars. The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support his/her program. The faculty member will engage cooperatively with other faculty and staff in the Ecosystems Cluster in support of the Extension activities in the Cluster as appropriate to his or her program area. Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas—Research, Teaching and Extension— regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description.

Required: A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Forest Pathology, Forest Genetics or a closely related discipline is required. Experience in forest ecophysiology, plant genomics, plant breeding, host/parasite interactions and/or other aspects of forest health and genetics are highly desirable, as are quantitative analytical and molecular skills. Research focus should be within the context of forest disease management and restoration. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in publication of peer-reviewed research, verbal communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. The ability and desire to lead as well as work effectively within interdisciplinary teams is required. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to the IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

Preferred: Postdoctoral experience is desirable.

Employment Conditions
This position is available May 1, 2018 and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available. Compensation is commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the selected applicant. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:

Please refer to Requisition # 505658
Jeffrey Rollins
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
University of Florida
Department of Plant Pathology
1453 Fifield Hall
Gainesville FL 32611-0680
Telephone: 352.273.4620
Facsimile: 352.392.6532
Electronic Mail:

Application Information
Individuals wishing to apply should go online to job/505658 and submit:

  • Application
  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for three individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

Apply By:2/1/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant or Associate Professor in Silviculture Maine 12/12/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Maine

Location:Orono, Maine

Job Description:

The School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine seeks a collaborative colleague to join our faculty as an Assistant or Associate Professor in Silviculture. Forests dominate 90% of Maine’s landscape and play a critical role in its economy, through forest products, nature-based tourism, and ecosystem services. Maine’s forest products economy is in transition, with changes in land ownership and markets; forest structures and disturbance regimes are also evolving in response to introduced pests and a novel climate. Creative silvicultural systems that are sound and economically practical, focusing on private lands of diverse, mixed-species forests managed largely with natural regeneration, are essential to sustaining forest productivity for all stakeholders.

The University of Maine is a Land Grant and Sea Grant university. The School of Forest Resources awards Bachelor of Science degrees in Forestry; Forest Operations, Bioproducts, & Bioenergy; and Parks, Recreation & Tourism; as well as Master of Science, Master of Forestry, and Doctoral degrees in Forest Resources. We are a vibrant School that has experienced a doubling in undergraduate forestry major enrollments and added seven new energetic faculty members in the last five years. Detailed information about the programs and faculty is available at The School also manages 13,000 acres of forestland, including the 4,000-acre Penobscot Experimental Forest jointly managed with the USFS Northern Research Station. Much of this forestland is adjacent to campus making for short travel times for research and teaching. In addition, the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit, a forest industry-university cooperative, has a range of long-term silvicultural research sites throughout the state and provides annual funding for potential research projects.

The University of Maine is located in Orono, a small college town bounded by the Stillwater and Penobscot Rivers. The campus is just eight miles north of Bangor, one of the largest cities in Maine, and serves as the commercial and medical hub for northern, central and eastern Maine. The Bangor Region is centrally located in the state, providing nearby access to mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Orono is a 4-hour drive from Boston, 5 hours from Quebec City, 90 minutes from Baxter State Park and the Appalachian Trail, and 90 minutes from Bar Harbor, the home of Acadia National Park.

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  1. Research interests centered on silviculture and applications of silviculture to address the ecological challenges facing Maine’s forests such as timber production, rehabilitation, natural regeneration, natural disturbances, forest health, changing climates, and changing forest product markets is desirable.
  2. A Ph.D. in silviculture or closely related field at the time of appointment is required.
  3. A background in silviculture is required.
  4. A record or ability to publish silviculture research in peer reviewed journals is required.
  5. A record or ability to secure funding for silviculture research is required.
  6. An interest and ability to effectively teach silviculture and other core courses in the forestry curriculum such as senior capstone and the May Term field camp is required.
  7. The ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders ranging from large commercial forest managers to consulting foresters working with small woodland owners is required.
  8. A background in quantitative and integrative approaches to silviculture is desirable.
  9. Experience in silvicultural applications to mixed-species, multi-aged forests for multiple objectives is desirable.


  1. 50% Research / 50% Teaching
  2. Teaching expectations at the 50% level involve teaching 9 credits per academic year, which may include: a. teaching an upper-level course in silviculture, with lecture and field laboratory, for SAF accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, b. other core courses in the forestry program, and/or c. senior level/graduate courses in silviculture or related topics.
  3. Advising undergraduate and graduate students.
  4. Research expectations include developing extramurally funded, internationally recognized, silvicultural research program and collaborating with scientists and educators in forest resources and related disciplines.
  5. Engaging in service and leadership opportunities with landowners, foresters, Society of American Foresters, USDA Forest Service, state agencies, and NGOs.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified applicants will also be considered for the Henry W. Saunders Distinguished Professor in Forestry Chair or Curtis Hutchins Chair in Quantitative Silviculture. Information about the University of Maine’s benefits package can be found at: system-office/human-resources/

Application: Must include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, unofficial transcripts, and list of up to five references. Please use the Hire Touch system to upload application materials: Deadline: Review of applications to begin January 15th, 2018. Direct questions to: Dr. Jessica Leahy, Silviculture Search Committee Chair 207-581-2834 or

Apply By:1/15/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Forestry Technician Georgia 12/6/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc

Location:Waycross, Georgia

Job Description:

Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc. is a forestry consulting and research firm, offering professional services to private forest landowners, institutional forest investors, and corporate businesses serving the industry. 

Job Description:  This position offering is for an entry-level forestry technician position. Primary position tasks include timber inventory, timber marking, timber sale preparation, timber harvest inspections, prescribed burning, boundary line maintenance, plantation establishment oversight, management plan preparation, research study establishment and documentation, study maintenance, study measurement and study data cleaning. The majority of the work is outdoors in varying weather conditions.  The job includes some travel and occasional weekend work.  This position is generally a 45-50 hour/week assignment. 


The job candidate should hold a
minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Forest Resources or a related field.
Experience with or the training in ArcGIS, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and
field data recorders is considered positive. Experience in herbicide application
and licensure is considered a plus.  The
candidate must be able to communicate clearly and timely, and complete
fieldwork in a detailed and quality manner. This position must be able to work
independently as well as work cooperatively with other team members to complete
and record data from forest management activities.  The job applicant may be entry-level or may
have 2-5 + years of experience.


*Salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience

*Paid holidays

*Paid vacation

*Healthcare plan


*Professional development

Apply By:3/6/2018



PO Box 82013

Athens, GA  30608

Posted By: Melanie Howard Ernst

Director of the National Seed Lab GS-0460-13 Multiple States 12/4/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:US Forest Service

Job Description:

Director of the National Seed Lab GS-0460-13 The incumbent serves as Director of the National Seed Laboratory and as an expert consultant on seed production, seed collection, seed cleaning, seed improvement, seed storage, seed germination protocol development, and seed testing for forest regeneration programs throughout the United States. This position provides leadership in the planning, budgeting and technical assistance of forest tree seed programs. These programs include technical assistance to state forestry agencies, federal agencies, and large and small industrial forest companies in the area of seed collection, conditioning, testing, and storage.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the electronic Applicant of Notice located in the Forest Service’s Employment Outreach database located at by December 21, 2017.

Apply By:12/21/2017

Posted By: KBrasher

Cooperative Forestry Landowner Assistance Program Manager GS-0401-13 Multiple States 12/4/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:US Forest Service

Job Description:

Cooperative Forestry Landowner Assistance Program Manager GS-0401-13 The incumbent oversees landowner assistance programs (including stewardship and rural forestry programs) for the 13 southern states and provides leadership, management and direction for those programs. The incumbent provides leadership in the formulation of regional and national cooperative forest policies, plans, and oversees programs to restore, sustain and improve forest resources with the development and management of federal financial assistance and accomplishment tracking and reporting.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the electronic Applicant of Notice located in the Forest Service’s Employment Outreach database located at by December 21, 2017.

Apply By:12/21/2017

Posted By: KBrasher

District Forest Manager Louisiana 11/27/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Larson & McGowin

Job Description:

Our client, Larson & McGowin, Inc. (L&M), has been in business for over fifty years. The company provides a full range of land management and on-demand decision support and consulting services to a diverse group of clients including:

• Family Partnerships
• Private Investment Companies
• Timberland Investment Organizations
• University Endowments and Bank Trusts
• Multinational Forest Products Companies
• Conservation and Forest Research Organizations
L&M currently manages approximately 650,000 acres of timberland throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company's experience extends to the U.S. Northeast, Pacific Northwest, Canada, and Central and South America.

The location for our search position is flexible. The successful candidate will live and work from a home office located in Southeast Texas or Southwest Louisiana. The District Forest Manager will be expected to travel as necessary to client properties throughout the region.

The District Forest Manager will oversee the management of client properties located in Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas and will supervise up to three employees. Specific responsibilities include:

• Client and vendor communication.
• Budgeting & reporting.
• Timber sale negotiation and administration.
• Development of stand-level silvicultural prescriptions.
• Financial analysis.
• Contracting of forestry-related services.


Required Experience:

The successful candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills to support intercompany and client communication. He/she must have strong analytical skills to assess new business opportunities and guide budgetary decision making for ongoing operations. The successful candidate must be highly motivated, results oriented, and capable of coordinating multiple concurrent projects. Finally, the successful candidate will have the professional presence and demeanor to be a senior member of this highly successful, growth-oriented business.


The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Forest Management or a closely related field. A graduate degree in a forestry related discipline or business management is highly desirable. He/she will have a minimum of five years of forest management and forest operations experience. Knowledge and experience with pine and hardwood silviculture and with the sale of timber is required. He/she must be proficient with various forest inventory/mensuration techniques and methodologies. The successful candidate must also be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and GIS software.

Apply By:2/27/2018


Posted By: William Siegrist

NWTF Wildlife Biologist/Range Specialist South Carolina 11/27/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Ardmore, South Carolina

Job Description:

Position SUMMARY

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a Wildlife Biologist position to serve as a Biologist/Range Specialist to implement conservation projects for the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture (OPJV) partners at the regional and local level.  This will be accomplished by working in partnership with other NWTF field staff, state and federal agencies, other NGO partners, and corporate partners.  This position’s work should result in improved investing of NWTF and OPJV partner funds in wildlife and range conservation efforts including quality project selection and procurement of matching funds for agreed upon work.



Location will be in the USDA-NRCS Field Office in Ardmore, Oklahoma in close proximity to the OPJV Northern Conservation Delivery Specialist.  For more information on the Oaks & Prairies Joint Venture, see    



1)      Administers regional habitat programs (e.g., GRIP and RCPP) in primarily Oklahoma and Texas, as needed.  Provides input on program guidelines and monitors success of program. (70%)

2)      Attends all OPJV Management Board and Local Initiative Team meetings, state chapter Board of Directors meetings, and other meetings as needed. (10%)

3)      Provides news and information to NWTF and other partner Communications Departments regarding conservation projects.  Also provides technical information about wild turkey and grassland bird biology and management to agencies and members (i.e., information requests).  Contributes to NWTF and partner state newsletters and websites. (10%)

4)      Identifies outside funding sources such as grants and implements projects using awarded funds, including state and federal grants. (5%)

5)      Assists with development of NWTF and partner grassland bird conservation programs and plans. (5%)



This position will report to an NWTF District Biologist and an OPJV Conservation Delivery Specialist, and will work as a part of a cross-organization team of staff from OPJV partner organizations to achieve shared objectives.  Day-to-day coordination with partner staff will be required for success of the position.  Employee might have contractors working under their observation/oversight on specific project activities.





  Minimum Qualifications

·         A Bachelor's degree or higher in Wildlife Biology, Range Management or a closely related degree

·         A valid Driver’s License

·         Employee to possess a solid working knowledge of grassland ecosystems

·         The ability to work independently without close NWTF supervision and as a part of a cross-organizational team to determine work priorities daily, weekly and monthly to maximize time efficiency is required

·         Employee to have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills 

·         Employee to possess basic computer skills such as e-mail, Word, Excel, Microsoft office, and Power Point

·         Knowledge of conservation and wildlife programs provided by federal Farm Bill (especially EQIP, with understanding of WRP, CRP, SAFE, WHIP, CSP, etc), other state, & local conservation programs. In addition, knowledge of how these programs are implemented in an agricultural landscape is desired.

·         Knowledge of accepted habitat practices and wildlife ecology within ecosystem of work

·         Ability to navigate in remote and rural areas and communicate with agency personnel, contractors, and workers in the field

·         Being a self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision and guidance

·         Excellent organizational skills, and ability to work well as a team member

·         A willingness to travel including some overnight stays of 3 to 7 nights


  Preferred Qualifications

·         One (1) or more years of directly applicable experience as a biologist/range specialist

·         BS plus 2 years’ experience (Master’s preferred)

·         Experience in managing multiple projects in diverse locations

·         Experience working with state and federal agencies and diverse stakeholders



Applicant must be able and willing to:

·         Work alone in a diverse range of climatic and topographic conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures, biting insects, and snakes, possibly in remote areas with limited access and amenities and other extreme conditions as warranted 


·         Walk several miles per day in the conditions described above and drive and/or ride long distances frequently without experiencing debilitating health problems 


Applications may be submitted at 



Apply By:2/27/2018


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation) Alaska 11/29/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Ketchikan-Misty Fiord Ranger District, Tongass National Forest

Location:Ketchikan, Alaska

Job Description:

**Outreach Notice**


Tongass National Forest

Ketchikan-Misty Fiord Ranger District

Ketchikan, Alaska


Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation)

Temporary Seasonal

GS-0462-4 and 5


The Ketchikan-Misty Fiord Ranger District, Tongass National Forest is currently recruiting for temporary Forestry Technician (GS-0462-4/GS-0462-5) positions for the 2018 field season. These positions will provide unique opportunities for career development and enhancement with on the job training in the field of forestry while working in one of the most dynamic regions of the United States.


Work assignments include assisting District Foresters with timber sale unit preparation, logging road design, and timber volume estimation. Selected applicants will utilize forest mensuration equipment, GPS technology, and analytical software programs to determine logging systems feasibility, develop unit boundaries, and cruise timber.  Applicants must be physically able to hike through rugged and uneven terrain for extended periods of time and work in prolonged periods of adverse weather conditions common to Southeast Alaska on a daily basis.


During the field season, the timber sale preparation crew often works from various remote field camps and/or floating barge camps with travel to and from the field via boat, float plane or helicopter. The field season typically begins early to mid-April and extend into November (weather permitting). Appointment length and start/end dates are flexible. Work schedules will allow for opportunity to recreate in some of the most incredible country in Southeast Alaska during time off. Housing is available on a first come basis.


Working in southeast Alaska is an experience like none other. For information about how to apply and when our announcement will be available on and/or if you would like to learn more about this opportunity on the Tongass National Forest please contact Brock Martin, Supervisory Forester, at (907) 228-4119 or at . I look forward to hearing from you.


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

Apply By:1/30/2018



3031 Tongass Ave.

Ketchikan, AK 99901

Posted By: Brock Martin

Forester I - Forest Inventory and Analysis South Carolina 11/13/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:State of South Carolina Forestry Commission

Location:Florence County, South Carolina

Job Description:

Records forest inventory and health monitoring data on forest inventory plots with a degree of accuracy as required by the U.S. Forest Service. Works on a two-person forestry-crew locating forest inventory plots and recording inventory and health monitoring data. Assists in determining ownership and obtaining permission from the owner to enter property where plots are located.

Required Education:

A bachelor's degree in forestry from a college or university accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Must successfully pass the U.S. Forest Service Forest, Forest Inventory and Analysis certification field exam within the first year of employment. Applicants are required to attach a college/university transcript.


$26,988.00 - $49,932.00 Annually

Apply By:2/13/2018


SCFC requires individuals to complete an online application to apply for this position. Interested individuals can access

Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Alabama 11/7/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Larson & McGowin, LLC

Location:Greenville, Mobile, Alabama

Job Description:

Who we are:  In business over 60 years, Larson & McGowin, LLC provides a full range of land management and on-demand decision support and consulting services.  L&M currently manages approximately 700,000 acres of timberland across the U.S. Southeast.

Position Description:  Larson & McGowin, LLC (L&M) is seeking qualified candidates to assist with the forest management of client properties located in south Alabama.  Responsibilities include timber inventory, timber marking, timber sale preparation and administration, the development of stand-level silvicultural prescriptions, contracting of forestry-related services, and any other activities deemed necessary by management of the company. 

 Candidate will occasionally participate in consulting/field projects across the U. S. Southeast.  Travel outside of the local area will be required approximately 20% of the time.  All necessary travel costs will be reimbursed.  

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Will Autrey at  

Required Education:

Applicant should have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Forestry from an SAF accredited university or will obtain such a degree prior to employement. 

Required Experience:

3 or more years of experience in forestry or related field work is preferred.


  • Required

    • Must be a Registered Forester in Alabama or meet the
      necessary requirements to obtain this designation within 2 years from
      date of hire

    • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office suite

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    • Time management skills

    • Must be capable of working in remote outdoor locations
      in various weather and forest conditions

  • Preferred

    • Field proficiency with various forest
      inventory/mensuration techniques and methodologies

    • Knowledge and experience with GIS software
      (i.e., ArcGIS)


salary commensurate with experience. Fixed and Variable Vehicle Compensation
Plan, Paid Vacation and Holidays, Health Insurance, 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan,
Cafeteria Plan for Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance Coverages.

Apply By:12/31/2017



10 North Florida Street

Mobile, AL 36607

Posted By: Will Autrey