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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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Forester Tennessee 4/17/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wildlife Turkey Federation

Location:Columbia, Tennessee

Job Description:

FORESTER (Tennessee)

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a forester. This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for administering, implementing and promoting forestry improvements through NRCS technical assistance programs on private lands across Tennessee. This is a full-time, term limited (three-year minimum) position. Duty station is Knoxville.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The forester position assists partners in promoting management of privately owned forested lands and riparian areas for multiple resource benefits, including forest health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality. The forester provides forestry assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources. In addition, the forester will implement silvicultural practices and deliver technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of cooperating partners.

DUTIES

  • Provide multiple resource management planning that addresses significant forest and riparian health concerns on private lands through the delivery of technical assistance and available federal and state financial assistance programs
  • Develop and provide recommendations for working in forest stands and riparian areas to ensure these critical habitats are included in private lands management planning
  • Work with local conservation districts to identify and plan multi-partner landscape level conservation projects
  • Provide expertise related to management of wildlife habitat beneficial to wild turkeys, upland game birds, deer and other wildlife species with emphasis placed on forest health, including forest thinning, proper grazing regimes and riparian improvements
  • Prepare and implement forest management plans based on accepted silvicultural practices
  • Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for thinning, mastication, slash treatments, and other forest management activities
  • Develop and deliver innovative forest management techniques to landowners and cooperators through workshops, written materials, field days and educational programs
  • Provide internal review and input as requested on need, purpose and design during all stages of USDA-NRCS program forest management project planning and implementation
  • Promote awareness and collaboration of state, federal and local conservation programs and planning, and acquire project support through engagement with conservation organizations, local conservation groups, industry and local communities
  • Other functions as assigned by supervisor

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Preferred candidates will possess experience working in the forest ecosystems, riparian communities and a working knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements. Knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region is required. A working knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills and the ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned is required. The forester will possess the ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and their peers. The position requires the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, to convey clear and persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques
  • Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in Forestry from a SAF-Accredited Program or other natural resource degree with a strong forestry emphasis, or relevant experience (Applicants with a Master's degree in forestry or education/experience in wildlife management are preferred). Applicants within two months of graduating with a degree as listed and secure degree before date of hire.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS

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

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Please visit the NWTF website (https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/) to apply


Apply By:5/10/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Tennessee 4/17/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Knoxville, Tennessee

Job Description:

FORESTER (Tennessee)

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a forester. This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for administering, implementing and promoting forestry improvements through NRCS technical assistance programs on private lands across Tennessee. This is a full-time, term limited (three-year minimum) position. Duty station is Knoxville.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The forester position assists partners in promoting management of privately owned forested lands and riparian areas for multiple resource benefits, including forest health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality. The forester provides forestry assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources. In addition, the forester will implement silvicultural practices and deliver technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of cooperating partners.

DUTIES

  • Provide multiple resource management planning that addresses significant forest and riparian health concerns on private lands through the delivery of technical assistance and available federal and state financial assistance programs
  • Develop and provide recommendations for working in forest stands and riparian areas to ensure these critical habitats are included in private lands management planning
  • Work with local conservation districts to identify and plan multi-partner landscape level conservation projects
  • Provide expertise related to management of wildlife habitat beneficial to wild turkeys, upland game birds, deer and other wildlife species with emphasis placed on forest health, including forest thinning, proper grazing regimes and riparian improvements
  • Prepare and implement forest management plans based on accepted silvicultural practices
  • Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for thinning, mastication, slash treatments, and other forest management activities
  • Develop and deliver innovative forest management techniques to landowners and cooperators through workshops, written materials, field days and educational programs
  • Provide internal review and input as requested on need, purpose and design during all stages of USDA-NRCS program forest management project planning and implementation
  • Promote awareness and collaboration of state, federal and local conservation programs and planning, and acquire project support through engagement with conservation organizations, local conservation groups, industry and local communities
  • Other functions as assigned by supervisor

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Preferred candidates will possess experience working in the forest ecosystems, riparian communities and a working knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements. Knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region is required. A working knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills and the ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned is required. The forester will possess the ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and their peers. The position requires the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, to convey clear and persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques
  • Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in Forestry from a SAF-Accredited Program or other natural resource degree with a strong forestry emphasis, or relevant experience (Applicants with a Master's degree in forestry or education/experience in wildlife management are preferred). Applicants within two months of graduating with a degree as listed and secure degree before date of hire.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS

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

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Please visit the NWTF website (https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/) to apply


Apply By:5/10/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Inventory Forester Multiple States 4/13/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Progressive Timber Resources,

Job Description:

Progressive Timber Resources, LLC is forestry services provider for various companies across the southeastern United States.  Our primary focus is cruising various timber stand types to collect data specified by clients.

There is no requirement to report to a home office once trained.  We have a very flexible work schedule, and can accomodate most individual work schedules.

Required Education:

Degree in Forestry or related field

Required Experience:



  • None required in forestry.  It is preferred that you have had employment in the past


Skills:



  • The ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions very well

  • Honesty and the ability to tell the complete truth at all times

  • The ability to work alone and unsupervised for long hours

  • The ability to work outside.  This includes exteneded periods of time in very hot or very cold conditions

  • The ability to travel for extended periods of time

  • The ability to pass a drug test

  • The ability to complete tasks in a timely manner, without supervision, and without excuses


Salary:



  • Depending on your own motivation and skills, can be in excess of $60,000 the first year.  Possible 6 figures depending on motivation and skills

  • Vehicle reimbursement program

  • retirement plan

  • very flexible work schedule, and no office to report to on a daily or weekly basis once trained.

  • Company ownership potential for motivated individuals



Apply By:5/15/2019

Phone:8708141733

Email:b.roberts@sbcglobal.net


Posted By: Bobby Roberts

Forestry Manager Georgia 4/1/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Berry College

Location:Mount Berry, Georgia

Job Description:

ANNOUNCEMENT
Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty, Berry College provides an integrated education that unites a challenging academic program with great opportunities for spiritual and moral growth, work experience, and significant service to others. For more information about Berry College, please visit our website www.berry.edu

POSITION TITLE
Forestry Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION (MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES)

  1. Responsible for assisting with the administration and day-to-day operations of the department, including the efficient propagation and management of the College’s land resources.
  2. Implement and manage timber harvest plans/operations, employ accounting practices for timber audit reconciliations, and frequent timber cruising to estimate timber volumes using industry standards.
  3. Identify and delineate property lines, timber sale boundaries, and buffer and stream zones.
  4. Coordinate the construction and maintenance of forest access roads.
  5. Coordinate prescribed burns and fire suppression/prevention plans to ensure readiness in the event of wildfire. Required to respond to emergency situations that occur on Berry College property as they relate to land management.
  6. Work with Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Georgia Forestry Commission on various land management initiatives.
  7. Work with and mentor students interested in land resources management.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in forestry or related field with a minimum of five (5) years of work experience.
  2. Must be a registered forester in the State of Georgia.
  3. Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. ArcGIS Mapping Experience
  2. Experience with DNR and the Georgia Forestry Commission
  3. Experience with planning and supervision of managed hunts
  4. Competencies in Microsoft Suite programs 5. Strong written and verbal skills

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS
Applicants should submit an online application, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to: employment@berry.edu or Forestry Manager, P.O. Box 495037, Mount Berry, GA 30149. Review of application will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Berry College is an equal opportunity employer. For ADA Accommodations please contact our ADA Coordinator VTTY 706-233-4062.


Apply By:7/1/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant/Associate Professor Mississippi 3/21/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor of Wildlife Habitat Management

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a full time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. This person will be involved in research, teaching, and service.

LOCATION: This position is on the MSU campus, located in Starkville, Mississippi. A description of the College of Forest Resources (CFR), the Forest and Wildlife Research Center (FWRC), Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture can be found at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife

STARTING: August 16, 2019 or as negotiated REVIEW: Begins March 22nd; Last day to apply May 1st

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture (WFA) seeks a dynamic scholar, communicator, and educator specializing in wildlife-habitat relationships and management applications at multiple scales. In particular, we seek someone with expertise in one or more of the following: plant-animal interactions, habitat management, disturbance ecology, and fire ecology. Applicants with working knowledge of global change ecology, restoration ecology, species distribution or niche modeling, silvicultural applications and/or trophic dynamics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate’s research program will include work in forest and agricultural systems.

The applicant should be a broadly trained wildlife ecologist that can contribute to a diverse faculty group and demonstrate how their research and teaching program will complement and enrich the department. We encourage applicants to identify opportunities to build on existing departmental expertise and/or expand the department in new directions. The primary responsibilities of this position will be the development of a productive, externally-funded, and nationally/internationally recognized research program, effective mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and teaching within the WFA program. Teaching responsibilities may include 2-3 undergraduate/graduate courses per year consistent with the candidate expertise and departmental need. However, one of those classes will be a core curriculum class, Wildlife Plant Identification. Like many courses in the department, this course has a strong field component. The position will be a 50% teaching and 50% research appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. with expertise in wildlife ecology and/or related discipline. Excellence in teaching, communication and organizational skills, peer-reviewed publications, and a commitment to service are expected. The candidate should show the ability to collaborate with diverse scientific disciplines, various stakeholder groups, and federal and state natural resource agencies to support long-term partnerships.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred characteristics include postdoctoral or agency research experience, procurement of extramural funds to accomplish research, mentoring of graduate students, strong quantitative skills and teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on wildlife habitat management and naturally crosses disciplinary lines.

APPLY: Applications must be submitted online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/listing/; position (Job No. 498378) and should include a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research philosophy, 4) statement of teaching philosophy, 5) official transcripts, and 6) programmatic vision statement how your research program will build on existing departmental expertise or expand the department in new directions. Letters of recommendation will be requested internally. Please send contact information for three references to:

Angela Hill
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Mississippi State University
angela.c.hill@msstate.edu

For additional information on the position announcement, contact search chair Dr. Kristine Evans (662-325-3167) or email at kristine.evans@msstate.edu


Apply By:5/1/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Instructor Faculty Mississippi 3/20/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

POSITION: Instructor Faculty

SPECIALIZATION: Coordinator for Conservation and Distance Education
The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture (WFA) at Mississippi State University (MSU) is seeking applications for a full time, 9-month (100% FTE), non-tenure track faculty position at the Instructor faculty rank. This person will be involved in teaching and service.

LOCATION: This position is on the MSU campus located in Starkville, Mississippi. A description of the College of Forest Resources (CFR), the Forest and Wildlife Research Center (FWRC), and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture can be found at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife.

STARTING: August 2019, or as negotiated.

REVIEW: Review of applicants begins April 3rd, 2019; will continue until filled. Last day to apply May 1st.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek a faculty candidate with experience as a Science Educator, Biologist, Environmental Scientist, Conservation Biologist or Wildlife Ecologist to develop, evaluate, and manage a new non-thesis, distance master’s program in conservation education. The purpose of the program is to equip students for conservation education careers that reach and teach diverse audiences with meaningful, science-based education about nature and natural systems. The curricula will focus on development, delivery and evaluation of non-formal, conservation education programs mixed with an applied ecology background.

Essential duties include:

  • Develop curriculum and identify course needs of the Conservation Education M.S. program.
  • Teach online graduate/undergraduate courses in conservation education & environmental and natural resources-related sciences
  • Advise and recruit students into the M.S. Program
  • Assist WFA faculty with the transition of existing WFA courses to online format
  • Engage in M.S. program administration, development, outreach, website design and evaluation
  • Oversee the capstone course project and respective internships
  • Facilitate interaction between students and prospective job opportunities.
  • Fulfill any application and reporting procedures to support accreditation of the program.
  • Participate in faculty meetings, professional development, departmental committees, and other activities associated with faculty membership and departmental teaching and service.

QUALIFICATIONS: The person in this position will have a Doctoral Degree in one of the following areas including environmental sciences, biology, extension, wildlife biology, or related natural resources field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to applicants with the following skill sets:

  • Experience in developing, delivering, and evaluating traditional formal and informal educational programs, as well as distance/online educational curricula.
  • Administrative and leadership experience with nature-based education in formal and informal educational platforms.
  • Experience collaborating with schools, community partners and governmental resource agencies.
  • Ability to teach standards-based curriculum relevant to K-12 students.
  • Strong commitment to mentoring and supervising graduate students.

APPLY: Applications must be submitted online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/listing/; position (PARF# # 498380) and should include a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement and philosophy, 4) official transcripts, and 5) programmatic vision statement how your past experience will build on existing departmental expertise or expand the department in new directions for on-line and in-person programming related to Conservation Education. Additionally, send complete contact information for three references to:

Angela Hill
Box 9690
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Mississippi State, MS 39762
angela.c.hill@msstate.edu

For more additional information, contact Dr. Leslie Burger at (662) 325-6686 or email at leslie.burger@msstate.edu


Apply By:5/1/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Urban Forester Oklahoma 3/14/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Oklahoma State University

Location:Stillwater, Oklahoma

Job Description:

The Oklahoma State University Facilities Management Landscape Services Department is recruiting for an Urban Forester on the Stillwater campus. Applicants should have a B.S. in Forestry, Arboriculture or related field plus three years of related work experience or equivalent combination of related education and experience. Applicant should excel in urban tree care knowledge, oral and written communication, and computer skills.

The Urban Forester is responsible for the tree inventory, maintenance, protection, and community education of the OSU Campus Urban Forest which is made up of over 3,200 inventoried trees on 870 plus acres. The Urban Forester reports to the Landscape Services Assistant Manager and works closely with the Landscape Design, Maintenance and Shop Support Leadership Team.

Trees are an important and valuable part of the University’s campus beautification efforts which showcase OSU’s world-class learning environment and play an important role in recruitment, involvement, and pride for students, faculty, staff, visitors and alumni alike. The Stillwater campus is home to more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

The search for this position will continue until filled. The filling of all positions are also “contingent upon funding.” Application for all positions must be made online at: jobs.okstate.edu. Please call (405) 744-7401 if technical assistance is required for the online process. Please refer to the website to view more details about the position such as required qualifications, generalized job duties and requirements.

Listing Number: req6149 Urban Forester

Annual Salary Hiring Range: $36,900 – $55,380 commensurate with qualifications.

Qualified applicants shall submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three technical references. More information about the position and how to apply can be found online at jobs.okstate.edu.


Apply By:6/14/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Staff Forester I Texas 2/22/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Texas A&M Forest Service

Location:Hudson, Texas

Job Description:

Location: Forest Systems - Hudson, TX

Salary: $38,000/year minimum plus benefits

Major duties: Serve as point of contact for Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) staff on water resources program throughout the region. Perform Best Management Practices Implementation Monitoring on forestry operations. Conduct BMP training workshops for loggers, foresters, and landowners. Provide technical assistance to forest sector on BMPs. Coordinate water resource activities with other groups. Maintain GIS BMP monitoring database. Conduct innovative, educational outreach programs. Enhance partnerships to increase effectiveness of TFS efforts. Actively engage in water resource stakeholder meetings. Support department and agency program delivery.

Occasional duties: Prepare and assist with various administrative tasks, plans, reports, and records. Promote the image of the TFS. Other duties as assigned.

Work experience: Two (2) years experience in forestry preferred.

Education: Bachelor of Science or Master’s degree in Forestry required. Excellent verbal and written communications preferred. Master’s degree in Forestry preferred. Must have or be able to obtain a Texas driver’s license within 30 days of employment and have driving record that meets agency requirements.

Working Conditions: This job may require exposure to harsh environmental conditions such as wind, sunlight, rain, and temperature extremes. It may also require walking long distances, standing for extended periods, twisting, bending, reaching, kneeling, lifting and carrying heavy objects. Job stress can be frequent when confronted with deadlines of various projects, frequent travel, long hours, and adverse weather conditions.

Comments: Have good oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of PC-based programs and software. Some work may occur after hours and out of town travel.

Employment Status: Full-time position contingent upon a successful six (6) month probationary period.

Closing date: Open until filled.

Application Procedure: Interested persons may obtain more information at http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/jobs

Contact: Shane Harrington, 979-458-6650, sharrington@tfs.tamu.edu


Apply By:5/22/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Utility Forester / Work Planner Alabama 2/6/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:ArborMetrics Solutions LLC

Location:Mobile, Alabama

Job Description:

Utility Forester – Work Planner (RESUME PREFERRED)

please apply on our website http://arbormetrics.ourcareerpages.com/

Positions available: Full time

ArborMetrics Solutions, LLC (AMS) is seeking a motivated and highly skilled individual to provide planning, scheduling, reporting, and project management for utility right-of-way vegetation management programs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Inspect right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance activities.
  • Assist with develop bid package maps and work manifests.
  • Research easement and land rights for widths, rights and restrictions.
  • Meet with land owners to explain vegetation management work.
  • Mark work in the field where required.
  • Respond to public concerns and questions about the work.
  • Assist in the development of public relations materials.
  • Respond to contractor questions concerning work specification and requirements.
  • Document work activity using GIS equipped computer and custom work planning software.
  • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance to utility specifications.
  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations.
  • Provide support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.

Benefits:

  • Company vehicle provided.
  • Benefits of employment include: health insurance, dental insurance, 401K with company match, paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid vacation, paid training & continuing education opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.
  • 2-4 year degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture or related field.
  • ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 1 year, ISA Utility Specialist preferred.
  • Working knowledge of IVM, techniques and equipment used for vegetation management.
  • Excellent personal computing skills, GIS knowledge preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • At least 2 years applicable work experience preferred but not required.

 

Required Education:

2-4 year degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture or related field.

Required Experience:

At least 2 years applicable work experience preferred but not required.

Skills:


Qualifications:



  • Due to the inherently dangerous
    nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous
    equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and
    concentration for extended periods of time.

  • 2-4 year degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture or related field.

  • ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 1 year, ISA Utility Specialist preferred.

  • Working knowledge of IVM, techniques and equipment used for vegetation management.

  • Excellent personal computing skills, GIS knowledge preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license.



Apply By:4/19/2019

Phone:5406132179

Email:please apply on our website http://arbormetrics.ourcareerpages.com/


Posted By: Arbormetrics Solutions LLC

Forester Texas 2/5/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Carthage, Texas

Job Description:

 

FORESTER (TEXAS)

 

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a forester.  This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for administering, implementing and promoting forestry improvements through NRCS technical assistance programs on private lands across Texas.  This is a full-time, term limited (three-year minimum) position.  Duty station is Carthage, Texas. 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The forester position assists the NRCS and its partners in promoting management of privately owned forested lands and riparian areas for multiple resource benefits, including forest health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality.  The forester provides assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources.  In addition, the forester will implement silvicultural practices and deliver technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of cooperating partners.

DUTIES

·      Provide multiple resource management planning that addresses significant forest and riparian health concerns on private lands through the delivery of technical assistance and available federal and state financial assistance programs

·      Develop and provide recommendations for working in forest stands and riparian areas to ensure these critical habitats are included in private lands management planning

·      Work with local conservation districts to identify and plan multi-partner landscape level conservation projects

·      Provide expertise related to management of wildlife habitat beneficial to wild turkeys, quail, deer and other wildlife species with emphasis placed on forest health, including forest thinning, prescribed fire, proper grazing regimes and riparian improvements

·      Prepare and implement forest management plans based on accepted silvicultural practices

·      Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for thinning, mastication, slash treatments, and other forest management activities

·      Develop and deliver innovative forest management techniques to landowners and cooperators through workshops, written materials, field days and educational programs

·      Provide internal review and input as requested on need, purpose and design during all stages of USDA-NRCS program forest management project planning and implementation

·      Promote awareness and collaboration of state, federal and local conservation programs and planning, and acquire project support through engagement with conservation organizations, local conservation groups, industry and local communities

·      Other functions as assigned by supervisor

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Preferred candidates will possess experience working in the forest ecosystems, riparian communities and a working knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements.  Knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region is required.  A working knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills and the ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned is required.  The forester will possess the ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and their peers.  A working knowledge of Farm Bill programs is a plus. The position requires the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, to convey clear and persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques

·         Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a SAF-Accredited Program or other natural resource degree with a strong forestry emphasis, or relevant experience (Applicants with a Master’s degree in forestry or education/experience in wildlife management are preferred).  Applicants within two months of graduating with a degree as listed must secure degree before date of hire.

·         Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

 

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS

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.

 

Salary is commensurate with experience and skillset and includes an excellent benefits package. 

 

Please visit the NWTF website (https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/) to apply

 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:5/5/2019

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/


Posted By: Lisa Wart