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Students are also required to
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  • 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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Procurement Forester Mississippi 7/17/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Homan Forest Products

Location:Fulton, Mississippi

Job Description:

Homan Industries is a growth oriented company with operations in Fulton, MS. We have one of the most diverse offerings of any Southern Yellow Pine manufacturer in the South.

We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Forester. The Procurement Forester will be responsible for purchasing and coordinating the log flow to meet production needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Build, develop, and maintain relationships with loggers.
  • Implement log procurement strategies to help position sawmill as a low-cost producer of lumber.
  • Work closely with other Homan Industries personnel to ensure optimal procurement approach.
  • Monitor and evaluate market data and information in the development of pricing and inventory.
  • Implement inventory strategies to align with mill needs, seasonal conditions, and current/forecasted markets.
  • Work closely with procurement and operations personnel to ensure log supply and log quality aligns with sawmill needs in order to maximize value and throughput.
  • Leads the organization in maintaining certification in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in forestry.
  • Registered Forester in Mississippi or obtain certification upon employment.
  • Knowledge of local markets preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of supply chain logistics including the harvesting and hauling of forest products.
  • Possess strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Detailed and results oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly interactive team environment.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Computer skills –Microsoft Excel and Word.

Please forward resumes to: breaves@tristatelumber.net


Apply By:10/17/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Research Forester Arkansas 7/17/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Weyerhaeuser

Location:Hot Springs, Arkansas

Job Description:

At Weyerhaeuser we believe trees are a remarkable resource that can, and should, be managed responsibly to make a range of products that meet human needs, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits. For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable forest products.

Position Accountability: The successful candidate will be a member of the Southern Timberlands Technology (STT) Team that develops and implements new technology for growing Southern pine plantations. The STT Team is responsible for research planning, coordination of activities with area foresters, managing plot installation and measurement, data handling and analysis and developing operating guidelines for the business. This position is responsible for implementing all facets of the Production Forestry field research program across Southern Timberlands by working with key scientists and project leaders. Strong communication and coordination is required with scientists and the entire STT Team to ensure field test sites are properly selected, site prepared, established, maintained, measured, and documented. The Research Forester will be able to conduct research on various aspects of silviculture, forest soils, tree genetics, tree physiology, plant pathology and plant nutrition. Additionally, the position will be responsible for transferring technological information in a practical manner to managers, early- and mid-rotation foresters, harvesting foresters, planners, and other relevant parties. This transfer of information may be in the form of group presentations, field tours, and written reports. Assist in all aspects of the Production Forestry Field Research Program, as well as other related areas of research (Environmental and Tree Improvement) as needed.

In addition to formal research activities, the successful candidate is expected to stay abreast of current science, to understand operational practices, and to recognize research needs and challenges as they arise.

Qualifications

  • MS or BS in forest management, silviculture, soils, or a closely related field At least 3 years relevant experience
  • Basic understanding of a broad range of core competencies including: plantation nutrition, tree physiology, tree genetics, soils, growth and yield, and silvicultural systems
  • Field forestry experience
  • Contract administration (both preparing contracts and managing the contractor)
  • Ability manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Excellent computer and GIS skills
  • Knowledge of statistical software: SAS and R
  • Good knowledge of experimental design and the importance of data quality
  • Excellent team working skills,
  • The ability to work alone safely, often in remote areas and during periods of change, prepared to do field intensive work.
  • Proactive problem solving skills
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time, sometimes 1-2 weeks at a time often requiring irregular work hours

Desired Attributes:

  • Strong math, analytical and financial analysis skills including but not limited to interpreting research data, generating discounted cash flows to compare alternative regimes, understanding forest inventory data and interpreting growth and yield model outputs
  • Familiarity with spatial and tabular data in GIS and databases
  • Herbicide, pesticide and fertilizer application management • Demonstrated ability to work safely in forestry or related operations

Job Link: http://weyer.jobs/12305


Apply By:10/17/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Silviculture Scientist Georgia 7/9/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Weyerhaeuser

Location:Madison, Georgia

Job Description:

As a Silviculture Scientist, you will be a member of the Southern Timberlands Technology (STT) Team that develops and implements new technology for growing Southern pine plantations. The STT Team is responsible for research planning, coordination of activities with area foresters, managing plot installation and measurement, data handling and analysis and developing operating guidelines for the business. 


In this role you will:

 

  • Design, lead, and implement research projects to improve plantation performance in a cost-effective way across Southern Timberlands and other timberlands regions. 
  • Work with other scientists and project leaders. Strong coordination is required with the entire Strategy and Technology Team to ensure proper scientific rigor, experimental design, hypothesis testing, data analysis and documentation of all research projects. 
  • Utilize different sources of information (internal and external) to understand and solve complex challenges in plantation management using ecophysiological principles, and be able to understand and manipulate variables that impact forest productivity across the different landscapes. 
  • Communicate and seek input from operations to align research to business and operational needs. 
  • Have the capacity to work in collaboration with external scientists from universities and government agencies while protecting Weyerhaeuser’s intellectual property. 
  • Transfer technological information in a practical manner to managers, early- and mid-rotation foresters, harvesting foresters, planners, and other relevant parties.  This transfer of information may be in the form of group presentations, field tours, and written reports.  
  • Assist in all aspects of the Production Forestry Field Research Program as well as other related areas of research (Environmental and Tree Improvement) as needed.
  • In addition to formal research activities, stay abreast of current science to understand operational practices, and recognize research needs and challenges as they arise.
 

About Timberlands

We believe trees are a remarkable resource that can and should be managed responsibly to make a range of products that meet human needs, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits. 

 

For more than a century, we've been taking care of forests to make life better.


About Weyerhaeuser

We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference. 

 

We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us. 


Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Required Education:

Master's degree in forest management, silviculture, or a closely related field; PhD in forest management, silviculture, or closely related field is preferred.

Required Experience:


  • At least 3 years of relevant experience.

  • Knowledge of ecophysiological principles in pine plantation

  • Basic understanding of a broad range of core competencies including: plantation nutrition, tree physiology, tree genetics, soils, growth and yield, vegetation management, and silvicultural systems

  • Field forestry experience

  • Knowledge of statistical software: SAS and R

  • Excellent knowledge of experimental design and the importance of data quality

  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time, sometimes 1-2 weeks at a time, often requiring irregular work hours



Desired Attributes


 



  • Familiarity with spatial and tabular data in GIS and databases

  • Familiarity with remotely sensed data and how it correlates with stand conditions

  • Herbicide, pesticide and fertilizer application management

  • Demonstrated ability to work safely in forestry or related operations


Skills:


  • Strong math, analytical and financial analysis skills including but not limited to interpreting research data, generating discounted cash flows to compare alternative regimes, understanding forest inventory data and interpreting growth and yield model outputs

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines

  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications

  • Excellent computer and GIS skills

  • Excellent team working and communication skills

  • The ability to work alone safely, often in remote areas and during periods of change, prepared to do field-intensive work.

  • Proactive problem solving skills


Apply By:7/26/2018

Phone:2065394644

Email:kathryn.edwards@weyerhaeuser.com

Mailing:

220 Occidental Ave S


Seattle, WA 98104


Posted By: Kathryn Edwards

Forester Arkansas 7/3/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Larson and McGowin LLC

Location:Monticello or Magnolia areas, Arkansas

Job Description:

Position: Forester – Timberland Management

Company: Larson & McGowin, LLC

Location: South Arkansas (Monticello or Magnolia areas)

Position Description: Larson & McGowin, LLC (L&M) is seeking a forester to assist with the management of client properties located in south Arkansas. Responsibilities include timber sale preparation and administration, timber inventory, the development of stand-level silvicultural prescriptions, management of spatial data related to land management, timber marking, contracting of forestry-related services, and other forest management activities.

Candidate will occasionally participate in large-scale inventory 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.

Qualifications and Abilities:
Required

  • Applicant should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry
  • Must be a Registered Forester in Arkansas or meet the necessary requirements to obtain this designation within 2 years from date of hire
  • Knowledge and proficient with GIS software (i.e. ESRI software applications )
  • 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

  • 2+ years’ experience related to forestry field work
  • Experience in intensive pine and bottomland hardwood silviculture
  • Field proficiency with various forest inventory/mensuration techniques and methodologies

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 800,000 acres of timberland across the U.S. Southeast. www.larsonmcgowin.com

Salary/Benefits: Competitive 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.

Where to apply: Please send cover letter (referencing “Position” title), resume, and three references via email to:
Rodney Wishard
Arkansas Manager
Larson & McGowin, LLC
rwishard@larsonmcgowin.com


Apply By:10/3/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Procurement Forester Arkansas 7/2/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Hendry Hardwoods LLC

Location:Des Arc, Arkansas

Job Description:

<p>Full Time Procurement Forester for hardwood sawmill in central Arkansas.&nbsp;</p> <p>Job will require locating hardwood timber for sale.&nbsp; Cruising tracts and working up timber bid.&nbsp; Closing sales and managing logging crews.</p>

Required Education:

<p>BS preferred, but experience can be counted for AA</p>

Required Experience:

<p>5 years preferred, but will teach new graduate.&nbsp;</p>

Skills:

<p>Timber Cruising, Logger Supervision and Management,&nbsp; Personal Communication Skills</p>

Salary:

<p>$35,000 and higher, depends on experience.</p>
<p>Company Truck</p>
<p>Insurance Allowance</p>
<p>Profit Share on sales purchased.</p>


Apply By:7/31/2018

Phone:8703195405

Email:vanhendryhardwoods@gmail.com

Mailing:

<p>Hendry Hardwoods LLC</p>
<p>P.O. Box 250</p>
<p>Des Arc, Arkansas 72040</p>


Posted By: Van Hendry

Ph.D. position in Giant Panda Ecology and Management Multiple States 6/20/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Job Description:

POSITION:       Ph.D. position in Giant Panda Ecology and Management

 

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in collaboration with Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications at the PhD student rank. 

 

LOCATION:      This position is on the MSU campus, located in Starkville, Mississippi.  A description of the two departments can be found at http://www.biochemistry.msstate.edu/   http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife

 

STARTING:       As soon as available or as negotiated.

REVIEW:          Begins July 1st; will continue until filled.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  We seek students interested in obtaining a PhD degree specializing in remote sensing of wildlife populations using novel spectroscopic technologies to answer questions related to giant panda demographics. Specifically, the research will combine a mix of observational and experimental approaches focused on advances in near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) to study the status and trends of giant panda populations in the wild.  A working knowledge of giant panda ecology is not required; although a passion for doing a project with ursids is important.   The primary responsibilities of this position will be collecting and analyzing giant panda fecal collections from the field and captive facilities for analyzing demographic parameters estimated from spatial and non-spatial open population capture-recapture models.  A significant portion of the work will be in the laboratory analyzing samples that were collected from the field or captive facilities and analyzing them with multivariate analysis for model calibration and prediction.  The successful applicant will also acquire experience and skill sets necessary for teaching in formal and informal scenarios.

 

We encourage applicants to apply that have acquired experience in field and lab work through internships or job familiarity.  Additional responsibilities may include working with research animal collections; mentoring of interns and undergraduate students; providing assistance to senior scientists, research associates, and/or post-doctoral fellows; compiling and maintaining complete and accurate research records through database entry, design and data management including statistical analysis; producing periodic progress reports and financial statements on the research program; interface with other staff members and Zoo professionals around the country and in China; present research findings both nationally or internationally; perform other related duties as assigned to support the MSU biophotonic lab’s mission in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the program.  Students accepted into the program will likely be required to work some in China (including the field in challenging environments) as well as at partner institutions (e.g. zoos).

 

QUALIFICATIONS: An M.S. degree in Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife/Fisheries, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or similarly related field is required. PhD applicants should have acquired internship or job experience that qualifies as having obtained working lab familiarity.  Individuals with a DVM wishing to obtain a graduate degree in research are also encouraged to apply. The project is a 3-3.5 year position supported in part by the U.S. Forest Service International Programs Office and MSU.

 

 

SALARY:           Annual $23,500 + tuition waiver for PhD

                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLY:             Applications should be submitted electronically to Dr. Carrie Vance at the address below.  Send unofficial college transcripts, curriculum vitae, and cover letter of intent with three potential references to contact:

 

Carrie Vance, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

             Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mississippi State, MS 39762

ckv7@msstate.edu

 

For more information, email at: ckv7@msstate.edu

 

Mississippi State University is an AA/EEO employer  

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Required Education:

An
M.S. degree in Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife/Fisheries,
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or similarly related field is required. PhD
applicants should have acquired internship or job experience that qualifies as
having obtained working lab familiarity. 
Individuals with a DVM wishing to obtain a graduate degree in research
are also encouraged to apply. The project is a 3-3.5 year position supported in
part by the U.S. Forest Service International Programs Office and MSU.
    




Required Experience:

An
M.S. degree in Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife/Fisheries,
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or similarly related field is required. PhD
applicants should have acquired internship or job experience that qualifies as
having obtained working lab familiarity. 
Individuals with a DVM wishing to obtain a graduate degree in research
are also encouraged to apply.
    

Skills:


We encourage applicants to apply that have acquired experience
in field and lab work through internships or job familiarity.  Additional responsibilities may include working
with research animal collections; mentoring of interns and undergraduate
students; providing assistance to senior scientists, research associates,
and/or post-doctoral fellows; compiling and maintaining complete and accurate
research records through database entry, design and data management including
statistical analysis; producing periodic progress reports and financial
statements on the research program; interface with other staff members and Zoo
professionals around the country and in China; present research findings both
nationally or internationally; perform other related duties as assigned to
support the MSU biophotonic lab’s mission in order to achieve the goals and
objectives of the program.  Students
accepted into the program will likely be required to work some in China
(including the field in challenging environments) as well as at partner
institutions (e.g. zoos).

Salary:

Annual
$23,500 + tuition waiver
    


Apply By:7/20/2018

Email:ckv7@msstate.edu

Mailing:

Assistant
Research Professor


             Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology


Mississippi
State, MS 39762



ckv7@msstate.edu


Posted By: Andy Kouba

Area Forester Georgia 5/30/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:American Forest Management

Location:Macon, Georgia

Job Description:

Full-time position - Responsible for providing forest management services on property located in Georgia. Minimum of 45 hours per week required, vehicle provided, out-of-town and overnight work may be required (expenses paid).

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:

  • All aspects of field work, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.
  • Assists in managing all aspects of logging operations including harvest set up, harvest inspections and merchandising trees into various forest products.
  • Assists in planning, negotiations, administration, and inspection of other forestry-related activities such as road construction and maintenance, timber marking, boundary establishment, and other land management projects as assigned.
  • Assists in development and administering budgets.
  • Monitors BMP and EMS Compliance to ensure 3rd Party SFI Certification.
  • Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) to assist in managing TIMO lands.
  • Participates in forest inventory projects individually or with a team.
  • Generate new business (meet with potential clients, explain our business, etc.)
  • Create management plans that capture landowner objectives and offer solutions to achieve those goals.
  • Perform all aspects of timber sale development, including timber inventory, boundary establishment, preparing timber sale bid notices, marketing, and reviewing timber sale contracts.
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients’ management services.
  • Supervise contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.

Additional Requirements:

  • Highly proficient with MS Word, Excel, and GIS software.
  • Ability to use GPS and hand-held data recorders.
  • Has current Registered Forester’s license or ability to become a Registered Forester within 1 year.
  • Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large projects throughout the U.S.

Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry.
  • Minimum of 3 years forestry experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong listening capabilities with the ability to translate communications into appropriate course of action.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Exempt salary position paid semi-monthly
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation schedule
  • Healthcare and disability plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(K) retirement plan with company match
  • Ongoing professional development training
  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans
  • All specific terms, conditions, benefits, compensation and requirements of employment will be set forth in an Employment Contract to be executed by employee and company.

To apply, please go to: http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/JUM


Apply By:8/30/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Georgia 5/25/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:American Forest Management

Location:Statesboro, Georgia

Job Description:

Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry from an accredited school. 3-5 years of experience in Forestry field.

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:
Timber Sales and Appraisals: All aspects of field work, office work and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Systematic sampling of merchantable and premerchantable timberland using both fixed radius plots and prism sampling methods.
  • 100% tree count of merchantable timber.
  • Identify, locate and mark property lines.
  • Identify and mark streamside management zones (SMZs).
  • Identification of commercial tree species (winter and summer).
  • Design and implementation of timber harvesting plan for clearcut, select cut and thinning sales.
  • Prepare timber sale maps and review computer-generated digitized maps.
  • Prepare timber sale bid notice and review timber sale contracts.
  • Perform timber harvesting inspections to ensure compliance with contract.
  • Collect timber and land sale data for appraisal purposes.
  • Organize and audit timber sale settlements.

Timberland Management: All aspects of field work, office work and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Inspection of clients’ tracts.
  • Proposal and implementation of timberland management activities specific to individual sites and client goals including site preparation techniques (mechanical & chemical), prescribed burning, chemical release spray, herbaceous weed control, reforestation activities, seedling survival check and timber stand improvement activities (commercial & precommercial thinning, fertilization, chemical release, etc.).
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients’ management services.
  • Supervision of contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.
  • Meeting with landowner/client to review management activities, answer questions and make proposals regarding their timberland.
  • Patrol property boundaries and points of access.
  • Assist with management plan preparation.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to generate new business (meet with potential clients, explain our business, etc.)
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively perform existing work.
  • Familiarity with computer-generated spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Preparation of weekly timesheet showing all time worked by project, bill method and task.
  • Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large projects throughout the U.S.
  • Contact adjoining landowners to client's landholding.
  • Check leases for possible violations.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Exempt salary position paid semi-monthly
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation schedule
  • Healthcare and disability plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(K) retirement plan with company match
  • Ongoing professional development training
  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans

To apply, please go to: http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/J5K


Apply By:8/25/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Utility Arborist Alabama 5/25/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Edko LLC

Job Description:

Position Summary:
Edko, LLC is seeking utility vegetation management professionals, and/or candidates with a 2 or 4 year degree in forestry or a related field. Personnel are expected to perform inspections, and evaluations of line clearance work and vegetation along utility lines. Utility Arborists will plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of tree clearance crews, interface with and negotiate line-clearance crew access and practices with utility customers, as well as, conducting other various special projects.

Utility Arborist Requirements:

  • The ability to work independently with excellent communication skills.
  • An AA or BA Degree in forestry, arboriculture or a related field; or utility vegetation management experience. Utility Arborist certification or ability to become certified within 1-year is preferred.
  • Local tree knowledge beneficial
  • Ability to work in inclement weather
  • Ability to interpret and follow maps
  • Ability to use a laptop computer, GPS, and GIS
  • Valid Driver License required

Information:

  • Full time positions starting immediately
  • Edko offers competitive wages and excellent benefits
  • Company Vehicle/Gas Card supplied for work related/commuting purposes
  • Pre-employment drug screen and background check required

Please apply by using the Edko website: www.edkollc.com


Apply By:8/25/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Silviculture Research and Outreach Coordinator Minnesota 5/22/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Minnesota

Job Description:

This is a full-time position with funding guaranteed for one year and the potential for continued funding based on funding availability and performance. The position combines analysis of silviculture plot data, development of research outputs including peer-reviewed publications, extension entries, and presentations. Extension activities will include publications of case studies to the Great Lakes Silviculture Library and logistical support and coordination of workshops. The position is best suited to a recent MS graduate in a field related to silviculture and applied forest ecology.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. and two years’ experience related to silviculture, forest ecology, forest management, and related fields.
  • Coursework and experience collecting and conducting statistical analyses typical of forest inventory data including growth and yield modeling.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member or independently as required.
  • Ability to navigate and travel to remote locations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.S. in Forestry from SAF accredited school
  • Professional experience in natural resources research or management.
  • Experience with Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (FIA)
  • Experience organizing and conducting Extension and/or outreach programs.
  • Experience writing research reports.
  • Experience with event planning, logistics, and implementation
  • Experience working with black ash dominated communities and / or lowland conifer communities typical of the Lake States.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize with an adherence to deadlines

About the Job - Position Overview / Responsibilities:

45% - Silviculture Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Analyze multiple datasets that have been collected for various projects including black ash, survival and growth of early seedlings, and analysis working with FIA data
  • The development of research products including peer reviewed publications and presentations from analyzed data

15% - Coordinate an Extension workshop on forest adaptation to a changing climate

  • Work with the University of Minnesota’s Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative and the Northern Institute for Applied Climate Science to plan and deliver a two-day workshop
  • Develop promotional content
  • Coordinate with speakers and field sites
  • Work with instructors to prepare instructional materials

20% - Great Lakes Silviculture Library

  • Work with public and private partners to identify silvicultural treatments suitable for publication on the Great Lakes Silviculture Library. Research those treatments, visit sites, and work with managers to publish new case studies to the library.
  • Coordinate the Great Lakes Silviculture Library site including communications with authors, reviewing draft case studies, and other tasks as needed.

20% - Programmatic Support

  • Various other tasks as assigned, generally related to silviculture research and outreach projects.

Appointment: This is a full-time, annually renewable for 40 hours per week, based at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Forest Resources in St. Paul with the possibility to spend some work time at the Cloquet Forestry Center based on new hire’s preference. The position does sometimes require working flexible hours and may include a few nights per year of overnight travel.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Travel: Some travel in a personal vehicle will be required. Travel reimbursement will follow University policy.

About the Department
With over 100 years of history, the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota works to advance the science and management of our forest and related natural resources through education, research, and outreach. The Silviculture and Forest Health Lab focuses on applied forest research in the Great Lakes Region. Current focus forest types include lowland conifers/peatlands, black ash, floodplains along the Upper Mississippi River, invasive species management in woodlands, and western forests in the Intermountain West. The Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative (SFEC), located at the University of Minnesota’s Cloquet Forestry Center, has been offering continuing education opportunities to natural resource professionals in a broad range of fields - forest ecology and management, wildlife biology, forest hydrology, botany, best management practices, technology transfer, human dimensions, and others since 1997.

How To Apply
To apply please email Drs. Marcella Windmuller-Campione (mwind@umn.edu) and Eli Sagor (esagor@umn.edu) and include a CV, cover letter/statement of interest, and three references.


Apply By:8/22/2018


Posted By: Kbrasher