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Assistant Professor of Quantitative Forest Science Florida 3/25/2019 +
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Organization:University of Florida

Location:Gainesville, Florida

Job Description:

Title: Assistant Professor of Quantitative Forest Science

Location: School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC)
University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
Gainesville, Florida

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Review Date: For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by 8 April, 2019. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

Duties and Responsibilities This 9-month position accrues tenure in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. Initial assigned responsibilities will be 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences). The faculty member is expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded innovative research program in forest resources and conservation that could include, but is not limited to quantifying the biological/genetic mechanisms that control tree growth or forest ecosystem structure, growth, dynamics, and function. The successful candidate will collaborate with SFRC and other UF/IFAS faculty promoting innovation in quantitative analyses of forest-related data. The faculty member will engage in scholarly activities related to instruction, including teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, participating in curriculum revision and enhancement, seeking funding for the teaching program, supervising undergraduate and graduate research and creative work, publishing teaching-related scholarship, producing learning tools, and engaging in professional development activities related to teaching and advising. Faculty members are encouraged to support and participate in the CALS Honors Program, distance education, and international education. Teaching responsibilities include a required undergraduate course in forest mensuration, a core course in our SAF accredited degree program, and graduate course(s) in their area of specialty. Teaching may include online education and/or team-teaching within the SFRC undergraduate curricula. The faculty member will also participate in graduate education by advising students, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, publishing results jointly with graduate students, and actively engaging with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Because of the UF/IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty members are expected to support and engage in all three mission areas—Research, Teaching and Extension—regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description.

Qualifications
Required: A doctorate degree (foreign equivalent acceptable) and research and/or professional experience in biometrics, biostatistics, computational biology, data carpentry, geospatial analyses, quantitative and population genetics, quantitative ecology, and/or modeling is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in publication of peer-reviewed research, verbal communication, interpersonal relationships, teamwork, engagement with diverse stakeholders, and procurement of extramural funding. Candidates must support Land-Grant system missions, and have a commitment to the UF/IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

Preferred: In addition to a doctoral degree, a master’s degree in mathematics or statistics is strongly preferred. Postdoctoral experience is also preferred.

Background Information: The School of Forest Resources and Conservation (www.sfrc.ufl.edu) has teaching, research, and extension education programs in three broad areas: Forest resources and conservation; Geomatics (surveying, mapping, remote sensing, GIS, and GPS); and Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. The SFRC has 50 faculty members, 70 affiliate, courtesy, and emeritus faculty, 250 graduate students, and 300 undergraduate students. The School offers bachelor’s degrees in Forest Resources and Conservation, Natural Resource Conservation, Geomatics, and Marine Sciences; thesis and non-thesis master’s degrees in all focus areas, including a number of innovative distance education master’s programs; and Ph.D. degrees in all focus areas. The SFRC is committed to serving a diversity of stakeholders, including historically under-served communities throughout Florida and beyond. The SFRC values open dialogue among faculty and students with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and identities.

The University of Florida (http://www.ufl.edu) is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 54,000 students located on one campus. UF is a member of The Association of American Universities and in 2019 ranks as the 8th top U.S. public university by News and World Reports. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (http://ifas.ufl.edu) includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (http://cals.ufl.edu), the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (http://research.ifas.ufl.edu), the Florida Cooperative Extension Service (http://extension.ifas.ufl.edu), the College of Veterinary Medicine (http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu), the Florida Sea Grant program (http://www.flseagrant.org/ ), and encompasses 16 on-campus academic departments and schools, 12 Research and Educational Centers (REC) located throughout the state, 6 Research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, and Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties (counties operate and maintain). The School of Natural Resources and Environment is an interdisciplinary unit housed in IFAS and managed by several colleges on campus. IFAS employs over 2500 people, which includes approximately 900 faculty and 1200 support personnel located in Gainesville and throughout the state. IFAS, one of the nation’s largest agricultural and natural resources research and education organizations, is administered by a Senior Vice President and four deans: the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Dean for Extension and Director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine. UF/IFAS also engages in cooperative work with Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

Employment Conditions This position is available August 16, 2019 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.

Nominations and Inquiries
Nominations and inquiries are welcome. Nominations should include the complete name and address of the nominee. Nominations and inquiries should be directed to:

Please refer to Requisition # 44617
Dr. Gary F. Peter
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
School of Forest Resources and Conservation
University of Florida
Box 110410, 118 Newins-Ziegler Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-0410 

Telephone: 352-846-0896
Electronic Mail: gfpeter@ufl.edu

Application Information
Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://apply.interfolio.com/61132 and submit:

  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position, technical qualifications, including research and teaching experience, and experience connecting with students and stakeholders from diverse populations
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts showing all college coursework, and
  • Names and contact information for four references

Selected candidate will be required to provide an 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).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.


Apply By:4/8/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Timber Fund Activities Coordinator Mississippi 3/21/2019 +
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Organization:Mississippi Military Department

Location:Camp Shelby, Mississippi

Job Description:

OPENING DATE: 19 Mar 19 CLOSING DATE: 2 Apr 19 AGENCY: 0703 PIN: 1

POSITION: TIMBER FUND ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR

STARTING SALARY: $45,981.15

LOCATION OF POSITION: Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Camp Shelby, MS 39407-5000.

TELEPHONE INQUIRIES: Mr. Phil Hardy (601) 313-6368 DSN: 293-6368

APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO: MS Military Department, ATTN: NGMS-SRP, Post Office Box 5027, Jackson, MS 39296-5027. STREET ADDRESS: 1410 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202-1237. APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE 4:00 P.M. ON CLOSING DATE.

SPECIAL CONDITION: MS State Law requires that male applicants between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26) submit satisfactory documentation of their compliance with the draft registration requirements of the Military Selective Service Act with application. In addition, males between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26) who are currently employed shall not be promoted to higher positions until they submit documentation of compliance with the requirements of the Federal Selective Service Act.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in forestry and four (4) years of experience. PROOF OF EDUCATION WITH COPY OF TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION.
  2. Possess a valid state driver’s license and if authorized to operate a government vehicle, have the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s ID card. PROOF OF DRIVER’S LICENCE MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION.
  3. Ability to develop and implement a forest resource management plan for the Training Site to include cutting schedule, timber stand improvement and reforestation.
  4. Considerable knowledge of other natural resources management requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Not all inclusive, will be fully explained during interview)

  1. Supervise sale and removal of all timber and timber products and collects and forwards all payment for said products.
  2. Supervise sale and bailing of pine straw.
  3. Formulates and administers a comprehensive timber management plan to include the sale of timber, replanting and timber stand improvement practices to include prescribe fire burn.
  4. Works closely with the Camp Shelby Environmental Department to ensure compliance of all State and Federal environmental regulations on endangered plants and animal species as they relate to timber management practices.
  5. Responsible for approving all reimbursable Timber Fund related work orders, credit card sales and purchase orders.
  6. Supervise all Timber Fund employees including MWR Manager and MWR Grounds Supervisor.
  7. Ability to develop a budget plan for the Timber Fund.
  8. Ability to develop and implement and education program as it relates to forestry at Camp Shelby.
  9. Ability to communicate effectively with military and civilians on matters that relate to the forestry program at Camp Shelby.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: OPEN COMPETITIVE

SPECIAL REMARKS/PLACEMENT STATEMENTS/SUMMARY OF POLICIES
Mississippi Military Department policy is to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees in all aspects of personnel administration without regard to race, religious creed, political affiliation, national origin, sex, age, or disability. However, the Mississippi Military Department reserves the right to enforce military physical, age and gender requirements to positions which are essentially military in nature or for which military membership is required.

Promotional and future salary increases will be IAW Military Dept policy and as authorized by the State Legislature. All salary increases are subject to annualized funding availability.

RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Applicants must complete the STATE OF MISSISSIPPI EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING RECORD (Revised 2/18). Previous editions of these documents are not acceptable. These documents may be obtained from most non-armory facilities of the MS National Guard, website: www.ms.ng.mil; or by written/telephonic request to the Mississippi Military Department, ATTN: NGMS-SRP, P.O. Box 5027, Jackson, MS 39296-5027 (Commercial #601-313-6368). Additional information may be attached to support qualifications. However, such does not negate completion of all applicable spaces of the State of Mississippi Experience and Training Record and both addendums. ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE OFFICE INDICATED ON THE FRONT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. DO NOT SUBMIT DOCUMENTS TO THE STATE PERSONNEL BOARD! DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 4:00 P.M. ON THE CLOSING DATE. NO PHOTOCOPY OF THE MISSISSIPPI EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING RECORD WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO OTHER TYPE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE.

PROOF OF QUALIFYING EDUCATIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL IS REQUIRED. Copies of college transcripts, diplomas, certificates, licenses, etc., must be legible.

APPLICANTS FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICATION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS OR WHO DO NOT MEET MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applicants scheduled for interview who fail to appear for interview will not receive further consideration.

SUPPORT OF THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTINUED POSITION AUTHORIZATION AND AVAILABILITY OF STATE/FEDERAL FUNDING, AS APPLICABLE.

Military membership is desired.

INDIVIDUAL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR RESPONSE TO EACH ANNOUNCEMENT.

Salary:

$45,981.15


Apply By:4/2/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Forest Inventory and Analysis Forester Massachusetts 3/20/2019 +
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Organization:U.S.D.A. Forest Service

Location:Amherst, Massachusetts

Job Description:

The USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station (NRS) will soon be advertise for a GS-460-12 research position with the National Woodland Owner Survey (NWOS: www.fia.fs.fed.us/nwos), a project of the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program (FIA: http://nrs.fs.fed.us/fia/). This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and to determine interest in the position. It is expected that this position will be officially advertised at the end of April with an anticipated reporting date in June, 2019.

The successful candidate will be a member of the NWOS and Family Forest Research Center (FFRC; www.familyforest research center.org) teams with responsibilities related to:

  • The implementation and analysis of the NWOS, including development of techniques for improving the NWOS.
  • Planning and conducting research pertaining to the attitudes and behaviors of private, particularly family, forest ownerships, the factors that influence these ownerships, and the impacts of the decisions of these ownerships on forest and socio-economic systems.
  • As a member of the FFRC, the scientist participates in the generation of new research ideas, seeks funding for research products, and helps implement the projects.
  • As part of her/his FIA responsibilities, the researcher will analyze FIA forest resource data for one or more states covered by the work unit.

About the Program: The Northern Research station, Forest Inventory and analysis (NRS-FIA) work unit is one of four units that, combined, make up the national Forest Inventory and Analysis program (www.fia.fs.fed.us). The Forest Inventory and Analysis program is charged with designing, implementing, and analyzing surveys of the nation’s forest resources and it has been doing so since the 1930s. The Northern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis work unit is tasked with these charges for 24 states – the area of the Northern Research Station plus the 4 plains states.

As the social compliment to its biophysical forest inventories, FIA conducts the NWOS. The Northern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis work unit is charged with conducting the NWOS for the entire nation. On an annual basis, approximately 6,000 private forest ownerships from across the United States are asked to participate in the NWOS. This information is used to help determine:

  • Who owns the forests of the United States;
  • Why they own it;
  • How they have used it; and
  • What they intend to do with it.

Analogous to the rest of the FIA results, the NWOS provides many often-cited basic statistics about private forest owners and provides a rich dataset for answering many questions related to private forest owners, particularly family or non-industrial private forest owners.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is available to U.S. citizens only. To apply, you must do so through www.usajobs.gov, where the announcement will be advertised under the DEMO system.

THE POSITION This position is primarily in an office setting. The employee may be required to travel both domestically and internationally periodically throughout the year to attend conferences or meetings to present analyses and/or research findings.

Transfer of Station (TOS) is not offered. Telework eligible for 1 day per week.

Persons interested in one of these positions are encouraged to contact Brett Butler, by email at bbutler01@fs.fed.us or by phone 413-545-1387.


Apply By:4/12/2019


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Forest Markets and Utilization Forester North Carolina 3/19/2019 +
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Organization:North Carolina Forest Service

Location:Wake County, North Carolina

Job Description:

The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provide services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. The Department employs approximately 2000 employees.

This position develops and delivers a state-wide program in forest products utilization, maintains strong relationships with the state's forest products industry, promotes diverse markets for forest products, and communicates on the extent, economic contributions, utilization and production of forest resources in NC. Housed at the agency headquarters within the Technical Development Branch of the Forest Management/Development Division of the NC Forest Service, the Staff Forester –Forest Markets and Utilization will collaborate with in-state partners and stakeholders as well as state forestry agency counterparts throughout the southern region.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a database of timber buyers and primary wood-using industries in NC
  • Liaison with the NC Department of Revenue on the Primary Forest Products Assessment Act
  • Conduct an annual survey of primary forest products mills to determine timber product output and use
  • Compile and analyze forest resource utilization, production and economic data, develop custom reports, assist with forest-based economic development efforts
  • Communicate information and data about the state's forest products industry, economic contributions, forest resources and markets through oral and written means
  • Develop expertise in understanding the diverse markets for NC's forest resources. Transfer this knowledge to inform forest management decisions.
  • Develop subject matter outreach materials, including website content, publications and displays
  • Seek and manage external grant funding for strategic projects supporting the program area
  • Develop relationships and collaborative partnerships with the state's forest products sectors, associations and stakeholders and provide technical assistance
  • Promote new and emerging markets for forest products, especially underutilized resources
  • Provide technical assistance, support and training to agency personnel state-wide
  • Support Department efforts in domestic and international marketing, emergency programs and constituent services

*All interviewees will be required to provide a professional technical writing sample.

***NCFS is an Emergency Response Division – work schedule may require extended hours and/or possible emergency callback.

Duty Station Location: 512 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27604

* *Necessary Special Requirements: Must have or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid NC Driver's License. Telephone required. Must have or be able to obtain registration as a Forester from the NC Board of Registration for Foresters within one year of employment. If you do not currently possess a four-year degree in Forestry from an SAF approved college or university, you must attach documentation from the NC Board of Registered Foresters, at the time you apply, that you have an approved equivalent combination of education and experience to qualify for this position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:

  • Must possess a working knowledge of the forest products industry in the US South
  • Proficient computer skills, including experience using MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook) Experience organizing and writing technical reports
  • Experience delivering oral presentations of a technical and non-technical nature
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills
  • Experience working in collaborative environments with diverse audiences and individuals
  • Ability to translate and communicate technical data into information suitable for diverse audiences

PREFERENCES:

  • Experience in the analysis of forest resource data, forest inventory (FIA) data, economic data and/or forest utilization data
  • Experience in grant writing
  • Grant management experience
  • Experience in project management, planning and/or budgeting
  • Forest products industry experience
  • Knowledge of NCFS programs and services

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in Forestry from a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited institution and three years of related professional Forestry experience; or Registered by the NC Board of Registration for Foresters and three years of related professional post-registration Forestry experience.

Necessary Special Requirement: Those not registered at the time of hire must obtain registration as a Forester from the NC Board of Registration for Foresters within one year of employment.

SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION: Any employment offer may be less than the maximum of the range due to salary equity with similarly situated employees or the selected candidate's related education and experience.

Please follow instructions to apply on-line. It is important that your application includes all of your relevant education and experience. Text or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application. Those applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit a copy of their Form DD-214.

All Law Enforcement positions and positions requiring a Pilot's License or a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing. All positions requiring a Commercial Driver's License shall also be subject to pre-employment DMV physicals. Selected applicants must obtain a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) medical certificate prior to employment. If a CDL is listed as a preference and the selected applicant has a CDL at the time of hire then the CDL will become a requirement for the position.

**Note: When required, you must answer the question(s) for this position or your application will be considered incomplete. **

Questions regarding this posting? Contact 919-707-3201.

Salary:

$42,780.00 - $72,424.00 Annually


Apply By:3/29/2019

Mailing:

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html
Position #60032198-02983


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Urban Forester Oklahoma 3/14/2019 +
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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


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Associate Director – Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business Georgia 3/12/2019 +
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Organization:University of Georgia

Location:Athens, Georgia

Job Description:

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is fiscal year (12-mo) Academic Professional position (non-tenure track) faculty position in the Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business (www.ugacfb.com) of the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources. The position is a 70% administrative and 30% teaching appointment with undergraduate and master’s program instructional responsibilities including wood procurement, forestry consulting, and a summer field course. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and conducting the biennial Timberland Investment Conference and other periodic continuing education programs, assist in strategic planning efforts, market graduate programs to prospective students, and maintain close ties to program employers and stakeholders. The successful candidate will also assist the Dean of the Warnell School with corporate-focused development efforts and legislative/external affairs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a PhD in a field related to forestry, economics, business, or other related field or an MBA or similar master’s degree with ten or more years of significant managerial or executive experience in the forest business sector. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively with faculty and be effective instructors with undergraduate and graduate students. We particularly encourage applicants with at least one degree from an SAF accredited forestry program.

APPLICATION: To ensure full consideration, please apply by April 15, 2019. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, and contact information for three references. Reference letters will be requested for individuals considered for interviews and submitted to the chair of the search committee, Mr. Bob Izlar, bizlar@uga.edu. Review of complete applications will begin on April 16, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. All applicants MUST apply online through the University of Georgia UGAJobs system (http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/75487). No paper applications will be accepted. For additional information, please contact Bob Izlar (bizlar@uga.edu). As a condition of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background investigation, and offers of employment shall be conditional pending the result of the background investigation.


Apply By:4/16/2019


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Forester - Iowa Iowa 3/8/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Fairfield, Iowa

Job Description:

 

FORESTER (Iowa)

 

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 Southeastern Iowa.  This is a full-time, term limited (three-year minimum) position.  Duty station is Fairfield. 

 

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 technical 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 planning tailored to customer’s needs and financial assistance programs under the direction of NRCS District Conservationist’s and Area Staff Specialist that meet USDA and NRCS requirements.

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. Knowledge of USDA Farm Bill conservation programs (e.g., EQIP, CSP, CRP).

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology is desired

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

·         Strong organizational skills, networking, communication (ex., verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred

·         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, Outlook, and Social Media

·         Experience working with private landowners as well as Federal / State agencies with working knowledge of USDA cost-share programs

·         Applicant will have to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance and may be required to participate in specific training programs to use partner facilities and equipment.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license & will be based out of a NRCS office within Southeastern IA.

 

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

 

This position will require moderate overnight travel.  The NRCS will provide office space in Fairfield, IA.  Excellent benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Application deadline is April 10th, 2019.

 

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

 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:4/10/2019

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester - Minnesota Minnesota 3/8/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Rochester, MN, Minnesota

Job Description:

 

FORESTER (Minnesota)

 

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 Southeastern Minnesota.  This is a full-time, term limited (three-year minimum) position.  Duty station is Rochester. 

 

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 technical 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 planning tailored to customer’s needs and financial assistance programs under the direction of NRCS District Conservationist’s and Area Staff Specialist that meet USDA and NRCS requirements.

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. Knowledge of USDA Farm Bill conservation programs (e.g., EQIP, CSP, CRP).

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology is desired

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

·         Strong organizational skills, networking, communication (ex., verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred

·         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, Outlook, and Social Media

·         Experience working with private landowners as well as Federal / State agencies with working knowledge of USDA cost-share programs

·         Applicant will have to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance and may be required to participate in specific training programs to use partner facilities and equipment.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license & will be based out of a NRCS office within Southeastern MN.

 

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

 

This position will require moderate overnight travel.  The NRCS will provide office space in Rochester, MN.  Excellent benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Application deadline is April 10th, 2019.

 

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

 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:4/10/2019

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester - Missouri Missouri 3/8/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Kingston, Missouri

Job Description:

 

FORESTER (Missouri)

 

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 and financial assistance programs on private lands.  This is a full-time, term limited (three-year minimum) position.  Duty station is Kingston, Missouri. 

 

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, 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 planning tailored to customer’s needs and financial assistance programs under the direction of NRCS District Conservationist’s and Area Staff Specialist that meet USDA and NRCS requirements.


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 and other groups 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,  invasive species control, tree and shrub establishment, 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,  slash treatments, invasive species control, tree planting, and other forest management activities

·      Check-out and certification of completed forest management activities.

·      Develop prescribed burn plans on forestland where appropriate to promote forest health, regeneration, and restoration of rare or declining habitats (proper prescribed burn training and appropriate job approval authority is required).

·      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, utilizing NRCS business tools supporting conservation planning and contracting (Toolkit, Protracts, CART, etc.)

·      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 forest ecosystems, riparian communities and a working knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements.  Knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, fire behavior, 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. .  Knowledge of USDA Farm Bill conservation programs (e.g., EQIP, CSP, CRP).

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology is desired

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

·         Strong organizational skills, networking, communication (ex., verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred

·         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, Outlook, and Social Media

·         Experience working with private landowners as well as Federal / State agencies with working knowledge of USDA cost-share programs

·         Applicant will have to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance and may be required to participate in specific training programs to use partner facilities and equipment.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license & will be based out of a NRCS office within Kingston, MO.

 

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

 

This position will require moderate overnight travel.  The NRCS will provide office space in Kingston, MO.  Excellent benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Application deadline is April 10th, 2019.

 

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

 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:4/10/2019

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester - Wisconsin Wisconsin 3/8/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Richmond Center, Wisconsin

Job Description:

 

FORESTER (Wisconsin)

 

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 Southwestern Wisconsin.  This is a full-time, term limited (three-year minimum) position.  Duty station is in the NRCS Service Center in Richland Center. 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The NWTF forester position will work closely with NRCS staff 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 technical 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 planning tailored to customer’s needs and financial assistance programs under the direction of NRCS District Conservationist’s and Area Staff Specialist that meet USDA and NRCS requirements.

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.  Knowledge of USDA Farm Bill conservation programs (e.g., EQIP, CSP, CRP).

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology is desired

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

·         Strong organizational skills, networking, communication (ex., verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred

·         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, Outlook, and Social Media

·         Experience working with private landowners as well as Federal / State agencies with working knowledge of USDA cost-share programs

·         Applicant will have to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance and may be required to participate in specific training programs to use partner facilities and equipment.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license & will be based out of a NRCS office within Southwestern WI.

 

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

 

This position will require moderate overnight travel.  The NRCS will provide office space in Richland Center, WI.  Excellent benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Application deadline is April 10th, 2019.

 

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

 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:4/10/2019

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

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

Farm Bill Conservation Specialist Mississippi 2/20/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Wildlife Mississippi

Job Description:

Wildlife Mississippi will soon hire a Farm Bill Conservation specialist. The person hired for this position will be responsible for helping landowners and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) with enrollment, planning, and implementation of Wetland Reserve Easements and other Farm Bill conservation programs in Mississippi. The projected start date is May 15, 2019.

To apply, email a copy of a resume and three references by March 31 to James L. Cummins, Executive Director, at jcummins@wildlifemiss.org.

Wildlife Mississippi is a private, non-profit conservation organization based in Stoneville. Its work focuses on habitat conservation, conservation policy, conservation education, and outdoor recreation. It has offices in Amory, Biloxi and Hattiesburg. The organization has protected, restored, or enhanced more than 500,000 acres in the state since its founding in 1997.

A Farm Bill Conservation Specialist’s duties will include:

Meeting with landowners on site and in field offices to discuss and implement NRCS easement programs, restoration practices, and payment rates.

Explaining Wetland Reserve Easements and other Farm Bill conservation programs available in Mississippi.

Providing preliminary plans, maps, access information, and other restoration and easement documents.

Gathering all documents to create files and folders for NRCS applications and contracts.

Coordination with technical contacts and field personnel for duties, assignments and progress reporting.

Assisting landowners with existing easement management and maintenance needs, including enhancement and repair plans, and cost estimates.

Attending necessary NRCS meetings as a Wildlife Mississippi representative.

Performing basic computer data entry skills to assist with entering conservation program applications.

Frequent travel to project sites throughout Mississippi will be required, including overnight trips.

Required Education:

A bachelor’s degree in a science-related field and demonstrated knowledge of wildlife habitat restoration techniques including wetland restoration, reforestation, native grass establishment, and other habitat management practices. Preferred majors are Environmental Economics, Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries.

Required Experience:

Experience working with state and federal agencies, private landowners, and contractors. Experience with USDA Farm Bill programs administered through NRCS is strongly preferred.

Skills:

Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.


Experience with deeds, easements, rights-of-way, surveys, and legal descriptions preferred.


Must have good computer skills and be proficient in using spreadsheets and other Microsoft applications. ArcGIS and AutoCAD skills and experience are preferred.

Salary:

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications with a projected starting range between $40,000 and $48,000.00.


Apply By:3/31/2019

Email:jcummins@wildlifemiss.org

Mailing:

To apply, email a copy of a resume and three references by March 31 to James L. Cummins, Executive Director, at jcummins@wildlifemiss.org 


Posted By: Laura Andrews

Assistant Professor Mississippi 2/11/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Assistant Professor

Location:Biloxi, Mississippi

Job Description:

Job no: 498129

Position type: Full-Time 12-Month

Department: 015900 - Coastal Research & Extension Center

Location: Biloxi, MS

Categories: Faculty

Position Open Date: Feb 4 2019

Department Profile: Coastal Research and Extension Center (CREC) serves as Mississippi State University’s “southern exposure”. This position in based in Biloxi, MS.

Area of Specialization: Forestry

Anticipated Appointment Date: July 1, 2019

Tenure Track Status: Tenure-track 12-month position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will develop and teach educational programs to the appropriate clientele and county Extension Agents based on national, state, and county needs assessments. These documented Program Plans will include documented curricula that can be delivered and evaluated by the successful candidate and/or county Extension Agents resulting in measured impacts. Duties will include the development of an Extension forestry and applied research program targeting forestry and forest management issues with an additional emphasis in a specialized area of expertise.

This position will be based in Biloxi, but will require travel to county Extension offices and other locations as needed. The successful candidate will work cooperatively with County Extension personnel as a resource.

The Assistant Professor will facilitate technology, research and educational transfer through appropriate training presentations, workshops, and in-service training sessions. The Assistant Professor will interact regularly with forestry stakeholders, including government and non-government agencies and organizations, who represent all facets of forestry issues to identify and facilitate timely applied research and Extension efforts addressing specific problems encountered by clientele. The Assistant Professor will maintain programmatic ties with other Extension State Specialists and other faculty in the Department of Forestry to implement innovative disciplinary and interdisciplinary educational programs as appropriate.

The Assistant Professor will ensure information transfer to stakeholders through on-site verification of research based recommendations via use of appropriate technology. The individual will facilitate, coordinate and participate in Extension and applied research projects, demonstrations and other Extension and applied research activities in collaboration with Extension and government and non-government agency and organization scientists. The individual will submit and/or partner with colleagues in grant and contract proposals seeking funding to support outreach and applied research efforts. Furthermore, the Assistant Professor will demonstrate and present information and updates through effective program delivery by planning and participating in local, statewide, regional, national and international meetings. In accordance with an Assistant Professor appointment, appropriate scholarly publications (print and web based) including: web-based information sheets, popular articles in trade magazines and newsletters, refereed journal articles, and press releases will be published where appropriate. Considerable local and regional in-state travel will be required to ensure the most pressing needs of the programmatic area are met.

The Assistant Professor will actively participate in professional societies/organizations as well as appropriate CREC and Department of Forestry committees. These activities should include involvement in coordinating ecological goals/objectives through collaborative "team" efforts with Specialists, Agents and research scientists. The Assistant Professor will have an active voice and display leadership in professional organizations and committees. In addition, the Assistant Professor should work actively in the community to educate the general public about forest management issues accomplished through a variety of displays, presentations and other media outlets throughout Mississippi.

Minimum Qualifications:
An earned Ph.D. in forestry or a closely related field with an emphasis on the management and use of forest resources. At least one degree must be from an accredited forestry program. Acceptable candidates must have outstanding English verbal and written communication skills, statistics, experimental design, and/or the scientific assessment techniques required to develop and deliver an applied research and Extension program and to fulfill job responsibilities. ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS): ABDs will be accepted.

Preferred Qualifications:
Desired areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, forest management, economics, forest taxation, forest products, silviculture, ecology, and longleaf pine systems. Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications. Demonstrated record of extramural funding. Willingness to address critical and emerging forest management issues as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The individual should be self-motivated, fit well in a multidisciplinary team environment, and exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to publish in the peer-reviewed literature.

Instructions for Applying:
All applicants must apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu. Resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript, vitae, and statement of research must be submitted with application. Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online. Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately by your references to:

Forestry Search
Mississippi State University
Coastal Research and Extension Center
In care of Mary Dikes
1815 Popps Ferry Road
Biloxi, MS 30532
 


Apply By:4/1/2019


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 Idaho 2/5/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Moscow, Idaho

Job Description:

 

FORESTER (IDAHO)

 

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 Idaho.  This is a full-time, term limited (three-year minimum) position.  Duty station is Moscow, ID. 

 

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. Attend local applicable working groups.

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

·      Develop forest management and tree planting plans for private landowners

·      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

·      Assist landowners and NRCS with CUA plan development, Toolkit plans, CPA-52 form and any needed NEPA or ESA compliance.

·      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.

 

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

 

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

 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:4/5/2019

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

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

Forester Nebraska 2/5/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Kearney, Nebraska

Job Description:

 

FORESTER NEBRASKA

 

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 Nebraska.  This is a full-time, term limited (three-year minimum) position.  Duty station is NRCS Service Center in Kearney, NE. 

 

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 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, elk, 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

·      Participate on forestry-related sub-committees & workgroups with conservation partners and assists NRCS State Biologist/Forester with review and revision of conservation standards, specifications and job sheets

·      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 will need to 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:4/5/2019

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Urban and Community Forestry Partnership Coordinator Alabama 2/4/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Alabama Forestry Commission

Location:Montgomer, Alabama

Job Description:

The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) is seeking qualified candidates for the Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Partnership Coordinator position, which is currently available. Interested parties MUST be enrolled on the Alabama State Employment Register to be considered. All applicants are also required to send a letter of application and a resume to Mr. Dale Dickens whose information is shown below. Information on building a profile on the State Personnel Department’s Online Employment System, searching for job announcements, getting on the State Register and making an application may be found at http://personnel.alabama.gov/Default.aspx and selecting “Applicant Portal” or by calling (334) 242-3389.

Candidates with a forestry degree from a SAF accredited institution should apply for the following:
Position Classification: Forester
Class Code: 70429
Salary Range: $36,657.60 - $58,387.20

Location: The AFC State Office in Montgomery, Alabama or other major urban area within Alabama as determined by AFC administration.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT
A Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Forest Management, or a closely related field from a four-year college or university is required. Please refer to the website above for the State Personnel’s policy for accepting post-secondary and advanced degrees.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Alabama driver’s license is required. Regular over-night travel within the State and limited travel within the U.S. is required. Becoming an ISA Certified Arborist is a preferred requirement and expected of successful candidates in the first two years of employment. Other Urban Forestry credentials such as TRAQ, Alabama Licensed Tree Surgeon, ISA Master Arborist, etc. are valued, but not required.

NOTE
Applicants may apply for this position during their last semester of college; however, applicants will be required to submit documentation verifying completion of the bachelor’s degree to the hiring agency prior to beginning work.

DUTIES
The U&CF Partnership Coordinator is responsible for traveling the State of Alabama working with volunteers, AFC Employees, and other cooperating organizations to meet the U&CF requirements of the State of Alabama. The requirements are described in the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-313) as amended and the goals are set forth in the urban forestry section of the State Action Plan, Forest at the Crossroads, found at the website below: http://www.forestry.state.al.us/AlabamaForestActionPlan.aspx?bv=5&s=1

The successful candidate for this position may be expected to complete the specific duties listed below and other functions related to running a state urban forestry program.

  1. Promote Urban and Community Forestry, Green Infrastructure implementation, Wildland and Urban Interface (WUI) activities, and the Alabama Forestry Commission, through proactive and clear communications with diverse clients inside and outside the State of Alabama. This includes performing public relations activities including writing articles for local print, TV and radio appearances, educational presentations, and development of professional training programs.
  2. Assist, recruit, and recognize communities regarding the Arbor Day Foundation’s recognition programs; Tree City USA, Tree Campus USA, Tree Line USA, and other programs as adopted by the State Forester. Specific activities include:
    a. Encouraging the organization of tree boards for communities
    b. Assisting municipalities in drafting or revising tree ordinances
    c. Promoting tree management plans and budgets for safe, sustainable and resilient urban forests
    d. Participating in and planning Arbor Day celebrations and proclamations.
  3. Coordinate annual seedling distributions in all 67 counties, working with county personnel to accomplish timely events with quality seedlings.
  4. Assist with evaluation, mitigation and community recovery following major storms and other tree-damaging events.
  5. Provide technical assistance to municipalities regarding tree health and urban forest management plans.
  6. Seek grant opportunities and work with grantees in completing the requirements of their urban and community forestry grants.
  7. Develop working relationships with grassroots and non-profit conservation groups, AFC employees, developers, and other state and federal agency personnel; work with local contacts in underserved areas to generate on-the-ground environmental projects. 8. Document volunteer hours served in completion of U&CF work within the State and develop/update volunteer database for the U&CF program.

Contact for State Employment and Register Questions:
State of Alabama Personnel Department
64 North Union Street
P. O. Box 304100
Montgomery, AL 36130-4100
Phone: (334) 242-3389
Fax: (334) 242-1110
www.personnel.alabama.gov

Contact for specific questions on the U&CF Partnership Coordinator job:
Dale F. Dickens, RF
Urban Forestry Coordinator
Alabama Forestry Commission
P.O. Box 302550
Montgomery, AL 36130-2550
Cell Phone (334) 467-7971
Office (334) 240-9360
Fax Line (334) 353-0124
dale.dickens@forestry.alabama.gov
http://www.forestry.alabama.gov/Urban_Forestry.aspx?bv=4&s=1


Apply By:5/4/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Conservation Education Coordinator Texas 1/23/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Texas A&M Forest Service

Location:College Station, Texas

Job Description:

Major duties: Provide training and resources to natural resource professionals, educators and staff. Speak at events with local, state, regional and national audiences. Develop and implement environmental educational programs. Organize and lead public events. Develop and maintain effective working partnerships. Develop and deliver educational curricula. Optimize marketing and media relations opportunities. Write, administer and implement grants.

Work experience: Two or more years developing and delivering natural resource/conservation education programs.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in education with background in natural sciences or Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences with background in education. Project Learning Tree facilitator certification. Valid Texas Driver license.

Working Conditions: Office environment; ocassional travel with overnight stays may be required; occasional weekend and after-hour duty, field location program delivery and training.

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: Burl Carraway, Forest Resource Development, 979-458-6630, bcarraway@tfs.tamu.edu

Salary:

$3,500.00 monthly plus benefits


Apply By:4/23/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Field Forester/Forestry Technician Arkansas 1/3/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

Location:Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Job Description:

Forest Resource Consultants, Inc. is seeking to fill a Field Forester/Forester Technician position in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. 

Interested and qualified parties should send resumes no later than June 30, 2019.


Position Title: Field Forester/Forest Technician
Reports To: Area Manager


Job Description: To provide support to the FRC organization in pursuit of continuously improving the quality and productivity of services provided to clients. Basic responsibility includes assisting area manager, foresters, harvesting supervisors, and other area staff in the completion of tasks focused on satisfying various client objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts timber inventories
  • Marks sale boundaries, SMZ's, etc., as required
  • Supervises contract operations to ensure compliance of the terms of the contract
  • Checks on progress of scheduled forest management activities, ensuring compliance with BMP's, governmental regulations and company policies
  • Completes timber sale inspections
  • Collects GPS field data as required
  • Assists in timely completion of special projects
  • Presents positive image of FRC at all times

Required Education:

Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Forestry

Required Experience:

Experience preferred, but not required

Skills:

Exhibits good interpersonal skills
Self‐motivated
Ability and willingness to travel
Proficient in basic Windows software, i.e. Excel, Word, Access


Employee must own a 4‐wheel drive truck providing reliable transportation as well as automobile insurance. Company pays for business use on a per mile basis.


Key Competencies:

  • Must be proficient in technical forestry skills
  • Motivated to plan and accomplish work with a minimum degree of supervision
  • Exhibits strong work ethic and pride in work quality
  • Ability to work efficiently with a variety of people and personalities
  • Basic understanding of the business in terms of services provided and profitability

Salary:

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive benefits package includes health care, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, optional dental insurance, vacation, and holidays.


Apply By:6/30/2019

Phone:4787454910

Email:tgriffis@frcemail.com

Mailing:

Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.
717 North Avenue
Macon, GA 31211


Posted By: Tabi Griffis

Forester Arkansas 1/9/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Kingwood Forestry Services, Inc.

Location:Monticello, Arkansas

Job Description:

Kingwood Forestry Services, Inc. is a full-service forestry consulting firm that has an immediate opening for a Forester at our Monticello, Arkansas office. The position is an entry-level Forester position and requires a four-year forestry degree. We are looking for an individual who can work both independently, and as a part of a team. Technical, communication and computer skills are essential along with the ability to complete tasks in an accurate and efficient manner. Some forestry experience is preferred, but not required.

The successful candidate will become an integral part of our forest management team and have several opportunities for professional development. The successful candidate will be working with a wide range of clients on both private and TIMO landowners. Responsibilities will include designing and implementing timber inventory with a data recorder, timber harvest preparation and oversight, reforestation planning and oversight, wood certification compliance, mapping with GPS and ESRI Arcmap, GIS software management, and assisting with preparation of forest management reports, real estate sales and appraisals. Other duties will be assigned as needed.

Kingwood offers a competitive compensation package including medical and dental insurance, vacation, sick leave, 401-K, life insurance, profit sharing, paid cell phone, paid professional education, and vehicle reimbursement. Salary is commensurate with experience and performance.

Monticello, a city of about 11,000, is situated in southeast Arkansas two hours from Little Rock and Monroe and is the home to the University of Arkansas-Monticello (UAM). There are many recreational activities near Monticello, including some of the best deer and duck hunting in Arkansas. Kingwood Forestry Services, Inc. has a current staff of 19 employees with locations in Texarkana, Texas and in Monticello and Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Learn more about Kingwood Forestry Services, Inc. from our web site www.kingwoodforestry.com.

Please forward resume and cover letter to:
Carl Herberg
Kingwood Forestry Services, Inc.
P. O. Box 5887
Texarkana, TX 75505
cherberg@kingwoodforestry.com
903-831-5200

 

Required Education:

4 year Forestry degree

Required Experience:

None required, but some experience preferred.

Skills:

Technical, communication and computer skills are essential along with the ability to complete tasks in an accurate and efficient manner.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience


Apply By:6/5/2019

Phone:903-831-5200

Email:cherberg@kingwoodforestry.com

Mailing:

P.O. Box 5887


Texarkana, TX 75505


Posted By: Kingwood Forestry Services, Inc.

U&CF Partnership Coordinator Alabama 1/14/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Alabama Forestry Commission

Location:Montgomery or other Urban Area in State, Alabama

Job Description:

The U&CF Partnership Coordinator is responsible for traveling the State of Alabama working with volunteers, AFC Employees, and other cooperating organizations to meet the U&CF requirements of the State of Alabama. The requirements are described in the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-313) as amended and the goals are set forth in the urban forestry section of the State Action Plan, Forest at the Crossroads, found at the website below: http://www.forestry.state.al.us/AlabamaForestActionPlan.aspx?bv=5&s=1

The successful candidate for this position may be expected to complete the specific duties listed below and other functions related to running a state urban forestry program.

  1. Promote Urban and Community Forestry, Green Infrastructure implementation, Wildland and Urban Interface (WUI) activities, and the Alabama Forestry Commission, through proactive and clear communications with diverse clients inside and outside the State of Alabama. This includes performing public relations activities including writing articles for local print, TV and radio appearances, educational presentations, and development of professional training programs.
  2. Assist, recruit, and recognize communities regarding the Arbor Day Foundation’s recognition programs; Tree City USA, Tree Campus USA, Tree Line USA, and other programs as adopted by the State Forester.Specific activities include:
    • Encouraging the organization of tree boards for communities
    • Assisting municipalities in drafting or revising tree ordinances
    • Promoting tree management plans and budgets for safe, sustainable and resilient urban forests
    • Participating in and planning Arbor Day celebrations and proclamations.
  3. Coordinate annual seedling distributions in all 67 counties, working with county personnel to accomplish timely events with quality seedlings.
  4. Assist with evaluation, mitigation and community recovery following major storms and other tree-damaging events.
  5. Provide technical assistance to municipalities regarding tree health and urban forest management plans.
  6. Seek grant opportunities and work with grantees in completing the requirements of their urban and community forestry grants.
  7. Develop working relationships with grassroots and non-profit conservation groups, AFC employees, developers, and other state and federal agency personnel; work with local contacts in underserved areas to generate on-the-ground environmental projects.
  8. Document volunteer hours served in completion of U&CF work within the State and develop/update volunteer database for the U&CF program.

Required Education:

MINIMUM
REQUIREMENT: A Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Forest
Management, or a closely related field from a four-year college or university is required. Please refer to the website
above for the State Personnel’s policy for accepting post-secondary and
advanced degrees.

Required Experience:

Becoming an ISA Certified Arborist is a
preferred requirement and expected of successful candidates in the first two
years of employment. Other Urban
Forestry credentials such as TRAQ, Alabama Licensed Tree Surgeon, ISA Master
Arborist, etc. are valued, but not required.

Skills:

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid
Alabama driver’s license is required.

Regular over-night travel within the State
and limited travel within the U.S. is required.

Salary:

Salary Range: $36,657.60
- $58,387.20


Apply By:4/14/2019

Phone:3344677971

Email:dale.dickens@forestry.alabama.gov

Mailing:

Dale F. Dickens, RF
Urban Forestry Coordinator
Alabama Forestry Commission
P.O. Box 302550
Montgomery, AL 36130-2550


Posted By: Dale Dickens

Forester Louisiana 12/26/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Larson & McGowin, LLC

Location:Merryville, Louisiana

Job Description:

Larson & McGowin, LLC (L&M) is seeking qualified candidates to assist with the forest management of client properties located in southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas.  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.

Required Education:

Applicant
should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry

Required Experience:


  • Preferred

    • 3+ years’ experience related to forestry field work

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

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





Skills:



  • Required

    • Applicant should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
      in Forestry

    • 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




Salary:


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.


 


Please send cover letter (referencing “Position” title and preferred Location), resume, and three references via email to:



Will Brown


Forester


Larson & McGowin, LLC


wbrown@larsonmcgowin.com



 


Apply By:3/26/2019

Phone:251-604-3685

Email:wbrown@larsonmcgowin.com

Mailing:

P.O. Box 293


Merryville, LA 70653


 


Posted By: Larson & McGowin, LLC

Global Acquisitions Manager Alabama 5/2/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Resource Management Service, LLC

Location:Birmingham, Alabama

Job Description:

Resource Management Service, LLC. (RMS) is a global timberland investment manager with significant expertise in all phases of institutional timberland investing. Founded and managed by forestry professionals and owned by its employees, RMS is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices across the U.S. South, in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, and China.
Responsibilities: The Global Acquisitions Manager is responsible for overseeing all underwriting, due diligence and closing items related to the acquisition and disposition of large timberland assets in current operating regions (U.S. South, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia). The role will involve working with all levels within the organization with communications and deadlines. This role also includes working with third parties and building external relationships to ensure a thorough understanding of current market conditions.
Duties:
Specific duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Work with various levels within the organization to drive growth opportunities, analyze the current market, provide insight on key players and perform financial analysis
  • Participation in strategy development on each acquisition
  • Work with internal groups to coordinate all aspects of each acquisition and large disposition
  • Develop and manage relationships with outside parties
  • Oversee all aspects of the closing process, including the internal post-closing process
  • Manage market intelligence
  • Managing forest industry relationships
  • Monitor the valuation process ensuring all goals and objectives are met
  • Participation in planning, budgeting and executing annual business plans
  • Coordinate and lead meetings on progress of transactions
  • Tracking and benchmarking of key acquisitions over time

 

Required Education:

Bachelor of Science in Forest Management or related Natural Resources program preferred, Master's degree is a plus

Required Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of professional work experience in Forest Management and/or Real Estate

Skills:

In-depth knowledge of Discount Cash Flow analysis
Harvest scheduling background preferred
Operational experience preferred
Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) preferred
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong planning, organizational and time management skills
High level of proficiency in computer skills/spreadsheets/presentations
ESRI
SQL/MDB
Willing to travel as needed


Apply By:5/31/2107

Email:AMize@resourcemgt.com

Mailing:

If you interested in applying for this position, please
send your resume to hr@resourcemgt.com.


Posted By: Ian Munn