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Communications Intern Alabama 3/12/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Resource Management Service, LLC.RMS

Location:Birmingham, Alabama

Job Description:

Job Description: Resource Management Service, LLC. (RMS) is a global forestry-centered 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.

Job Summary: Communications Intern will support the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications to ensure adequate and appropriate internal and external messaging. This internship will expose the candidate to a versatile communications role supporting all aspects of the Corporate Communications function.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to drafting communication materials;
  • Designing flyers, graphics, and other marketing material for RMS;
  • Gain understanding of RMS goals, philosophies, branding and communication techniques;
  • Performs research to find articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to RMS that may be posted to RMS social media networks in a manner that invites employee interaction;
  • Update and maintain the RMS social media presence, including development and scheduling of updates across several platforms (Facebook and LinkedIn);
  • Update the RMS website as needed;
  • Assist with other responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communications, Graphic Design, Marketing, or Business. Junior or senior level student is preferred;
  • Experience in Forestry is a plus;
  • A commitment to professional ethics and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information;
  • Firm grasp of Facebook and LinkedIn platforms;
  • Must be a self- starter, excellent initiator;
  • Must be able to work independently and manage projects promptly;
  • Proficiency in Adobe;
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Punctuality and dependability;
  • Self-motivated, excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus.

Amanda Mize
Human Resource Manager
O: 1-205-980-7320
F: 1-205-980-7355
AMize@resourcemgt.com

www.resourcemgt.com


Apply By:5/1/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Global Acquisitions Manager Alabama 5/2/2017 +
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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

Associate Dean for Extension/Assistant Director for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Extension Programs Alabama 3/16/2018 +
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Organization:Auburn University, College of Agriculture

Location:Auburn, Alabama

Job Description:

Associate Dean for Extension/Assistant Director for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Extension Programs

 

The College of Agriculture (COA) at Auburn University (www.agriculture.auburn.edu/) and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) (www.aces.edu) are seeking applications for the position of Associate Dean for Extension and Assistant Director for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Extension Programs. This 12-month administrative position will be located within the COA at Auburn University and fits within the organizational structures of COA and ACES. The Associate Dean/Assistant Director position reports jointly to the COA Dean and the ACES Associate Director. The position is classified as a tenure-track Extension Specialist with a COA and ACES administrative appointment. This position is a five-year appointment, subject to review.  The Associate Dean/Assistant Director will be a member of the COA administrative team and a member of the ACES System Program Team to bring into alignment the programmatic visions and directions of the COA and ACES. 

 

Responsibilities:  The Associate Dean/Assistant Director provides vision and leadership in how Extension, research, academic programs, and other allied programs develop synergy to enhance collaborative research and evidence-based outcomes. The position provides coordination and leadership for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Extension Programs carried out by ACES in collaboration with the COA, the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS), and Alabama A&M University. The position is responsible for the coordination and integration of Extension programs that address timely issues in areas such as improving the productivity, sustainability and profitability of the state’s diverse agriculture and horticulture industries, promoting a safe and secure food supply, increasing environmental stewardship, and developing informed consumers.. The Associate Dean/Assistant Director will:

 

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Department Heads in the College, the SFWS Dean, ACES program units, and County Extension Offices;

  • Serve as a liaison between COA and ACES;

  • Foster entrepreneurial approaches to engage faculty in the pursuit and procurement of revenue through grants, contracts, gifts and fees to expand programming;

  • Mentor new Extension Specialists in COA and SFWS for agriculture, forestry, and natural resource programming;

  • Provide input to Department Heads and SFWS Dean for the evaluation of Extension Specialists and professional staff with ACES appointments;

  • Recommend changes to ensure constant improvement of Extension programming.

  • Lead program needs assessment activities, priority program team plan-of�]work development, delivery of transformational Extension programs, outcome evaluation and Impact reporting;

  • Be responsible for the recruitment, hiring, supervision, mentoring and performance assessment of Regional Extension Agents;

  • Provide leadership to assure program alignment with the annual plan�]of�]work and direction set by ACES, COA, and SFWS;

  • Serve as the ACES representative to the Southern Region Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Program Leaders Network;

  • Provide leadership and guidance to priority program team coordinators and other team leaders;

  • Foster the use of emerging pedagogy and communication technologies, including the appropriate media and social media, to engage new and diverse constituent audiences;

  • Build teamwork through communication with ACES and departmental Extension Specialists, Regional Extension Agents, and others as appropriate.

 

Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a field within agricultural sciences, forestry, natural resources or related field;

  • Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in leadership, as well as development, delivery, and evaluation of Extension programs that meet the needs of a target audience and create measurable impacts;

     

  • Strong working knowledge of current agricultural, forestry, and natural resource management issues in the world, United States and Alabama;

  • A proactive vision of the future of Extension and the ability to effectively communicate with information users on these matters;

  • An outstanding performance record in previous employment and a demonstrated commitment to the Extension philosophy and mission;

  • Proven record in generation of revenue streams to support applied-research and/or Extension programming;

  • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication and a proven ability to interact extremely effectively with faculty, staff, administrators and external stakeholders;

  • Proven record of Extension leadership and scholarship to be eligible for tenure at the full professor rank in his/her appropriate academic unit in the College of Agriculture or School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. 

  • Commitment to Auburn University’s core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

     

    The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

 

Application Procedures: Applicants must submit the following in a pdf file format: 1) letter of application; 2) a statement of leadership vision for impactful 21st century Extension programs; 3) a complete curriculum vita; 4) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of five professional references; and 5) copy of all transcripts showing degree(s) conferred.  Apply online at: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2701

 

 

 

Only complete applications will be considered. The search will continue until the position is filled, but to ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by April 1, 2018. Please email questions to Dr. Molly Gregg at greggmh@aces.edu  or Dr. Amy Wright at wrigham@auburn.edu, Search Committee Co-chairs.

 

 

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions with an enrollment of more than 25,400 graduate and undergraduate students. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and is about 60 miles from the state capitol (Montgomery). Visit www.auburn.edu for more information.

 ACES and Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law. 

 

Required Education:




  • An
    earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a field within agricultural
    sciences, forestry, natural resources or related field;




Skills:


Qualifications:





  • An
    earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a field within agricultural
    sciences, forestry, natural resources or related field;




  • Experience
    and demonstrated effectiveness in leadership, as well as development, delivery,
    and evaluation of Extension programs that meet the needs of a target audience
    and create measurable impacts;


     




  • Strong
    working knowledge of current agricultural, forestry, and natural resource
    management issues in the world, United States and Alabama;




  • A
    proactive vision of the future of Extension and the ability to effectively
    communicate with information users on these matters;




  • An
    outstanding performance record in previous employment and a demonstrated
    commitment to the Extension philosophy and mission;




  • Proven
    record in generation of revenue streams to support applied-research and/or
    Extension programming;




  • Demonstrated
    skills in verbal and written communication and a proven ability to interact
    extremely effectively with faculty, staff, administrators and external
    stakeholders;




  • Proven
    record of Extension leadership and scholarship to be eligible for tenure at the
    full professor rank in his/her appropriate academic unit in the College of
    Agriculture or School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. 




  • Commitment
    to Auburn University’s core values of excellence, diversity, global
    involvement, and accountability.


     


    The successful candidate must meet eligibility
    requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment is
    scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of
    employment.





Apply By:8/16/2018

Email:ahsmitherman@auburn.edu


Posted By: Amanda Smitherman

Habitat Coordinator / Project Manager Arkansas 4/13/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:The Department of Arkansas Heritage

Location:Little Rock, Arkansas

Job Description:

Functional Job Title: Habitat Coordinator / Project Manager

Class Summary: The Habitat Coordinator / Project Manager is a critical member of the team working to preserve Arkansas’s biological diversity and natural heritage through research, conservation, restoration, and outreach. This position will use project management principles to oversee and coordinate agency projects with a primary focus on habitat restoration work including ecological thinning, invasive species removal, and prescribed fire management for the State System of Natural Areas (System). The position is governed by state and federal laws and division policy. While at work, you will either be in a new, modern, pleasant building in downtown Little Rock or out among the 67,000 acres comprising 72 natural areas spread out among all eco-regions of the state. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with a small, dedicated group of science-based professionals in a productive, fast-paced, pleasant work environment, while doing positive things for conservation in Arkansas. We accomplish great things with a small staff and limited resources through teamwork, partnership, and efficiency.

Examples of Work:

  1. Develops program goals and objectives to best serve management needs for the System, effectively uses available program resources, and accommodates administrative mandates.
  2. Researches the best approaches to ecological management and public use facility development and seeks input from agency staff concerning methods of approach.
  3. Establishes priorities and budget requirements for land management activities in the System.
  4. Use project management methodologies to schedule, monitor, and evaluate effectiveness of activities implemented by staff and contracted services.
  5. Develops partnership with other government agencies, non-profit organizations, constituency groups, and corporations.
  6. Work with grant coordinator to find grant sources, write grant applications, and monitor grant contracts.
  7. Presents information and provides recommendations with regard to the Stewardship Program and cooperative agreements to the agency's appointed commission members at regularly scheduled and special meetings.
  8. Responds to requests for information regarding natural area management from both within and outside the agency.
  9. Assists with agency environmental review of proposed development potentially affecting any part of the System.
  10. Organizes and attends volunteer events on natural areas that enhance our land management program.
  11. Attends workshops and meetings to stay abreast of trends in applicable areas.
  12. Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

Working Relationships: The Habitat Coordinator / Project Manager has regular contact with contractors, department staff, related state and federal agency personnel, government officials and the general public.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of ecological management of natural communities.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and methods.
  • Knowledge of public use facility design. Knowledge of state fiscal procedures and policies.
  • Ability to develop and implement land management plans.
  • Ability to program and/or design public use facilities.
  • Ability to traverse extremely rugged terrain on foot.
  • Ability to safely operate a variety of outdoor power equipment (ATV’s, Chainsaw, etc.)
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and accomplish work activities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to interpret state policies and regulations.
  • Skill in researching and compiling information.
  • Skill in written and oral communication.
  • Skill in conflict resolution.
  • Skill in personal computer use.

Minimum Qualifications (Applicants must meet or exceed): The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, the program field, or related field; plus three years of experience in a specific program related field, including one year in a leadership or supervisory capacity.

Preferred Qualifications: The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Wildlife, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related field; plus three years of experience in a specific program related field.

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree (or Masters) in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in biology, or a related field of science (forestry, wildlife management, geology) underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences; plus three years' experience in planning, research, or related field.

Professional experience conducting land management activities, including complex ecological restoration projects, native plant restoration, exotic plant and animal management, prescribed fire, and public use facility construction and management.

Professional knowledge of ecological principles and the flora, fauna, and physical environment of Arkansas. Experienced in the current trends and practices in conservation, land management, public use management, and natural resource preservation Professional experience in project management and coordination, working with a team, developing implementation plans, collecting and analyzing data, writing reports and publications, grant writing, supervising staff, public speaking, and using geographic information systems and global positioning systems.

Special Requirements: Job requires regular overnight travel, both in- and out-of-state. Ability to interpret maps is necessary due to remote locations of the natural areas. The terrain of the natural areas is typically quite rugged requiring a high degree of physical fitness. Occasional work outside regular business hours; occasional in-and out of state travel and valid Arkansas driver’s license. A pre-employment criminal background check is required. Position is subject to drug screening. Project management and experience writing, editing, and proofreading for professional business communication preferred.

Applications are accepted online ONLY at www.arstatejobs.com

The Work History section of the application must be completed in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health and life insurance and retirement.

Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to Bryan Rupar @ bryan.rupar@arkansas.gov or Debbie Biggs @ debbie.biggs@arkansas.gov

To find out more about the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Department of Arkansas Heritage, please visit www.naturalheritage.com , www.arkansasheritage.com.


Apply By:4/27/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Procurement Forester Arkansas 4/18/2018 +
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Organization:Highland Pellets LLC

Location:Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Job Description:

POSITION: Procurement Forester

LOCATION: Highland Pellets LLC, Pine Bluff AR

ABOUT HIGHLAND PELLETS LLC: Highland’s pellet facility at Pine Bluff AR is a 600,000 metric tonne per year plant ideally located in the Arkansas fiber basket and benefits from main line rail to Gulf Coast exporting facilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities will be related to direct procurement of pine roundwood, bark fuel, field work consisting of BMP audits of supplier harvesting sites in addition to other detailed organizational skills with files and paper work.

REQUIREMENTS: We are seeking a highly motivated individual with the ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment. Must have strong interpersonal skill to enable interaction with fiber suppliers, accounting and mill personnel. A minimum four year forestry degree is required. Some previous experience preferred around a fiber manufacturing environment. Computer skills including Microsoft Office suite, data entry, familiarity with wood settlement accounting and other digital skills will be necessary. Good written and verbal communication skills are required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Ability to work with various managers in Procurement, Wood Yard, various company Directors, and Plant operations to carry out a plan to ensure sufficient inventory of pine roundwood and bark fuel. Includes the ability to perform occasional field work and work in a wood manufacturing environment in a variety of environmental conditions. Safety during all work activities is of paramount importance. Must be able to work independently during a work week and complete tasks in a timely manner. Must have an insurable driving record.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education.

DURATION OF POSITION OPENING: Until position is filled.

CONTACT: Submit all resumes/cover letters via email to Brian Reed at: brian@highland-pellets.com


Apply By:7/18/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Forest Technician 2 California 3/14/2018 +
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Organization:Alpine Land Information Services

Location:Redding, California

Job Description:

Job Title: Forest Technician 2

Status: Seasonal

Location: Redding, California

Compensation: $ 20.00 per hour

About Alpine Land Information Services
Here at Alpine we specialize in providing turn key solutions when managing clients’ information. This means we need to employ a wide array of professional and non-professional expertise. Whether we are developing data collection protocols, system server application software or just trying to find the most cost-effective way to access a remote piece of ground, we are fully engaged. We strive to provide our employees with the best and most modern equipment, including custom support software. Training and re-training are a way of life at Alpine. Our intent is always to find the best way to answer the ever evolving regulatory and client specific management questions. We are often employed in the perpetual management and/or the annual update needs of systems we have built. Over the last 25 years we have been presented with many challenges and we have learned a great deal from our efforts. We take great pride in bringing that experience to the current tasks and services we provide our clients.

Position Overview
The Forest Technician 2 is responsible for gathering an accurate forest inventory using the latest in forest mensuration technology. We employ both a fixed radius and variable radius sampling methodologies. These are carried out over a vast industrial forest landscape throughout Northern California. Over-time and incentive pay is available.

General Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Cruise Forman
  • Gather forest inventory data with a high level of accuracy
  • Operate a broad array of company vehicles
  • Maintains issued equipment
  • Maintain a safe and clean camp throughout the field season
  • Follow company safety standards

Qualifications

  • Preferred, actively pursuing a 2 or 4-year forestry-related degree
  • Good physical condition
  • Ability to operate and communicate as part of a team
  • Willingness to be away from home for 5 days at a time
  • Willingness to overcome adverse outdoor conditions
  • iOS and Windows proficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • Valid driver’s license

How to Apply
Please send resumes and cover letters to: Human Resources at alpine.lis.info@gmail.com


Apply By:5/30/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Business Development Analyst Florida 2/16/2018 +
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Organization:Rayonier

Job Description:

The Business Development Analyst conducts economic and forest industry sector research, leads forest resource supply/demand and price forecast modeling, and performs business initiative evaluations and implementation planning. This position will lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of market intelligence initiatives and provide other analytical decision support services in collaboration with forest operations and technical support groups. The position will focus on project management, customer support, application of technical/professional knowledge, and managing work and time in a way that is efficient and enhances Rayonier’s ability to identify, differentiate, and apply value creation strategies in operations.

Some responsibilities are:

  • Support the development, synthesis and communication of market intelligence for forest operations, including supply/demand and price analysis for relevant products and services.
  • Participate on project teams in research and development to advance Rayonier strategy and performance.
  • Perform all facets of timber market and supply chain analysis including preparation and maintenance of market data and performance benchmarks.
  • Support implementation of forest management tools and new technology

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or forestry related discipline. Master’s in Forestry, Business Administration, other related advanced degree, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of three (3) years in timberland and/or real estate operations, resource analysis, land management, land valuation due diligence and analysis, or finance.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills, commercial judgment and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently through self-initiative and collaboration with the wider team and customers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Apply By:5/16/2018

Mailing:

Apply online at www.rayonier.careers.aspx

Forester Idaho 2/8/2018 +
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Organization:University of Idaho

Location:Moscow, Idaho

Job Description:

The position will work closely and cooperatively with the Director of the University of Idaho Experimental Forest (UIEF). This position will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of UIEF including implementing and administration of timber sales, silvicultural activities, forest operations and reporting requirements to applicable internal and external stakeholders. This position will provide input and support to the UIEF Director, and maintain records for forest management planning, forest inventory programs, GIS programs and other databases in support of UIEF research, education, and extension activities. This position will support the UIEF Director in coordination and assistance with activities occurring on UIEF including course instruction, faculty and graduate student research, and internal and external stakeholder outreach. In addition, this position will be required to maintain positive and productive working relationships with key local and outstate stakeholders in forestry related industries, agencies, NGO’s, neighboring communities, and citizenry across a diverse array of forestry related topics and disciplines. UIEF is under the direction of the Dean, College of Natural Resources, who serves as the Director of the Forest, Range, and Wildlife Experiment Station (NRES) and the Forest Utilization Research (FUR) program. UIEF is a unit within NRES and FUR.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

Perform Forest Planning and Administration by:

  • Prepare and administer contracts for student led timber sales, silvicultural treatments, road maintenance and repairs and other operational needs.
  • Maintain financial and other reporting and compliance records as required by College, University and State reporting agencies.
  • Maintain and update essential forest databases including, but not limited to, GIS, forest management plans, silvicultural treatments, forest inventory, safety training and compliance, and others as needed.
  • Provide office support for UIEF to handle incoming calls, requests for access, hunting permits, financial transactions, two-way radio communications with student staff, records and reporting requirements, and other functions assisting internal and external users.

Support Forest Operations by:

  • Support UIEF Director through active work with students, faculty, and staff utilized in a variety of forest operations applications including adherence to the Idaho Forest Practices Act and Idaho Best Management Practices.
  • Assist with roadside spraying of noxious weeds and vegetation management to support silvicultural activities.
  • Maintain and manage UIEF vehicles and equipment, including inspection and safe use.
  • Under direction of UIEF Director, oversee student workers utilized in a variety of forest operation activities.
  • Work with neighboring communities, landowners, and local and state enforcement agencies on relevant issues.

Support Research, Teaching and Outreach by:

  • Provide support for active research, teaching and outreach over a variety of times and days.
  • Work closely with College, including FUR programs, including the Policy Analysis Group, Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research (Pitkin Nursery) and others to advance goals of College programs.
  • Irregular and frequent visits to active sites to ensure safety, compliance, access and appropriate uses on UIEF.

Skills:

B.S. degree in Forestry, Forest Operations or related field.

Demonstrated experience with field forestry, forestry equipment, and forest applications such as timber sales, forest management planning including implementation, and silvicultural treatments.

Completion, or ability to complete within 6 months of start date, NWCGS130/190 Wildland Firefighter (FFT2) and NWCGS212 Wildland Chainsaws or University of Idaho FOR210 Winter Harvesting or equivalent chainsaw safety and precision felling training.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Willingness to travel and work odd hours including weekends.

Salary:

$51,313 annually or higher depending on experience


Apply By:5/8/2018

Mailing:

https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/20342


Posted By: KBrasher

Forestry Specialist Iowa 3/23/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Wildlife Management Institute, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Location:Fayette, Cresco, Manchester, Spirit Lake, Iowa

Job Description:

 

Four, 1-year positions with potential for renewal.

Four positions are available for highly qualified individuals to work in a joint capacity with Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to promote healthy forest management. Successful applicants will help private landowners improve their woodlands for wildlife, recreation, wood products, and soil and water quality. 

Successful applicants will serve as employees of Wildlife Management Institute and receive supervision from WMI with daily instructions provided by the local DNR staff. Work priorities will be determined by the local DNR District Forester in conjunction with the DNR Private Lands Coordinator and the USDA-NRCS agreement funding the position. Training and support will be provided by the Iowa DNR, in particular the District Forester and Private Lands Program Coordinator. Duties will include:

 

  • Work closely with the local District Forester and NRCS staff to identify opportunities for forest restoration and management.
  • Conduct outreach activities to promote forest management objectives within the designated working area.
  • Work with private landowners to provide technical assistance for managing their properties, including conducting site visits and development of forest management plans.
  • Develop Forest Management Plans and prescribed burning plans that meet NRCS standards and program requirements.
  • Work with private landowners to provide information and assistance with available conservation programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and other federal, state, and local programs.
  • Conduct Landowner Workshops / Field Days in identified priority focus areas annually.
  • Duties will also include contract development and coordination, site assessment and monitoring, and regular tracking and reporting of accomplishments.
  • Attendance at relevant DNR and NRCS meetings and/or trainings will also be required.

 

 

 

 

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references as one Word or pdf file. Send to Brian.Hickman@dnr.iowa.gov by 5pm C.D.T. on April 27th, 2018. For questions about the duties, locations, etc., contact Brian Hickman at Iowa DNR. For questions about WMI, contact Scot Williamson at SWilliamson@wildlifemgt.org.

 

Required Education:


Minimum - Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or closely related
field from an accredited academic institution. 


Required Experience:

Preference will be given to candidates who have professional experience related to forest and/or forest wildlife management. Experience working with private landowners to develop conservation plans is also beneficial.


Skills:




  • Superior
    communication (written and oral) skills. Must be comfortable both speaking in public and in engaging landowners
    on a one-to-one basis.

  • Willingness to
    be a vocal advocate for young forests and active forest management to
    landowners and natural resource professionals.

  • Ability to work
    independently.

  • Knowledge of
    basic forest ecology and dynamics, especially related to the forest communities
    of Iowa.

  • Knowledge of
    basic principles of wildlife management.

  • Knowledge of
    relevant conservation programs, including Federal Farm Bill programs (CRP, EQIP
    and CSP), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Partners for Fish & Wildlife
    program, and other applicable federal, state, and local conservation programs.

  • Ability to work
    long hours in the field and under adverse weather conditions.

  • Familiarity
    with MS Word, MS Excel and ArcMap.

  • Valid
    driver’s license required with an acceptable driving record.



 


Salary:


Salaried position, pays $39,439/year ($20.50/hour
equivalent). As a limited term employee of WMI, incumbents will be expected to
work no more than an average of 74 hours per two-week pay period. Work
vehicles, office space, computers, etc. will be provided. These positions will
be eligible for WMI 401(k) retirement benefits and WMI will provide workers’
compensation, general liability protection, and professional liability
protection and unemployment insurance benefits. These positions are not
eligible for vacation pay, sick leave, health or disability benefits. WMI will
withhold taxes including social security. Incumbents will be entitled to make
voluntary contributions to their 401(k) retirement plans.



Apply By:4/27/2018

Email:Brian.Hickman@dnr.iowa.gov


Posted By: Katy Reeder, Iowa DNR

Fire Management Officer Kansas 4/5/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Kansas Forest Service, Kansas State University

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the State Forester, the incumbent will:

  • Serve as the public and interagency face of the KFS Fire Program.
  • Provide visionary and dynamic leadership for a small but growing Great Plains wildfire program.
  • Provide leadership and assistance to fire departments in organization, training, planning, and operations.
  • Administer cooperative agreements with rural fire departments.
  • Provide oversight in the administration of the Federal Excess Personal Property and Fire Fighters Property Programs.
  • Administer the USDA Forest Service’s State Fire Assistance, Volunteer Fire Assistance and Wildland Urban Interface Assistance grants allocated to the Kansas Forest Service.
  • Cooperate with federal, state, and local agencies and organizations involved in wildland fire protection.
  • Oversee the state incident qualification system.
  • Represent Kansas Forest Service on interagency committees and work groups.
  • Work effectively with others, both individually and in a team setting. Organize work priorities and carry them out in an operative and efficient manner. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Travel frequently within Kansas and out of state to fulfill position responsibilities is necessary for this position. Incumbent will be appointed within the promotional track as Assistant Forester, Associate Forester, or Forester dependent on education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in natural resources, business/management, fire science, or related field.
  • Minimum of five years experience in wildland fire management
  • Experience in a supervisory or management role in a natural resources, wildland fire, or emergency services agency.
  • Experience with database management and word processing software.
  • Current, past, or soon to achieve NWCG qualifications at the Task force leader or Incident Commander Type 4 level, or above. Extensive experience in Logistics, Planning, or Finance Sections may be considered in lieu of Operations/Command experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in natural resources, business/management, fire science, or related field.
  • Ten years of wildland fire experience.
  • NWCG qualifications of Incident Commander Type 3, and Division Supervisor with other qualifications beyond operations/command function.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Must currently have, or have the ability

How to Apply: Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Current resume
  3. Academic transcripts
  4. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references
  5. Copy of IQS or IQCS Master Record or equivalent documentation


Apply By:4/30/2018

Forestry Technician Mississippi 3/2/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Timber Investment Managers, LLC

Location:Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Job Description:

Seasonal/Temporary Position.  Forestry Technician working with field crews for a Forestry Consultant.  Completing tasks laid out by Forester for day to day activities.

May include:

 

  • spraying herbicide
  • assisting in aerial herbicide applications
  • supervising immigrant laborers

 

 

Good postion for a person/student seeking experience in career field of Forestry/Wildlife.

 

May 15, 2018 to November 15, 2018.

Required Education:

none required.  Prefer student in or someone interested in Forestry/Wildlife curriculum.

Required Experience:

none required

Skills:

Able to complete physical labor & work outside.  Travel required.

Salary:

$10 to $14 per hour.  Long work weeks.  Compensation falls within Seasonal Agricultural Worker guidelines.


Apply By:5/1/2018

Phone:6012706691

Email:rkennyray@aol.com

Mailing:

Timber Investment Managers


P.O. Box 17272


Hattiesburg, MS  39404


Posted By: Ken Robertson

Master's Research Assistantship Mississippi 3/13/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Position Description: A Master’s level Research Assistantship in human dimensions of natural resources is available at Mississippi State University in the Department of Forestry. The research assistant will focus his or her work on a region-wide analysis of the impacts of municipal landscape and tree ordinances.

Qualifications: An undergraduate degree in forestry or a closely related field. A 3.50 GPA and English proficiency are desirable. A minimum TOFEL score of 80 is required.

Salary and Benefits: The Master’s Assistantship includes an annual stipend of $15,000 and a full waiver of the assessed tuition and required fees, and health insurance coverage.

Application: Assistantships are available starting Fall semester 2018 (August 22). Inquiries about this position are welcome. To apply informally, send a letter of interest, undergraduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with contact information by email to:

Dr. Jason S. Gordon
Assistant Extension Professor
Box 9681
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University, MS 39762
Email: jg966@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325 8851

Dr. Donald L. Grebner
George L. Switzer Professor
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University
Box 9681
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Email: Don.Grebner@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-0928

For information about the College of Forest Resources, visit www.cfr.msstate.edu. For formal application procedures and forms, visit the Office of the Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu).


Apply By:8/1/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Multiple States 2/28/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:American Forest Management

Location:Waynesboro, TN, Multiple States

Job Description:

American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM) is the largest forest consulting and real estate brokerage firm in the United States.

 

AFM currently manages over 5.1 million acres of privately owned timberland and has sold over $1.8 billion in real estate in 2,100+ transactions since 2005.  With 260 employees operating from 49 offices located in 16 states, AFMs team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services.  Our small regionally dispersed offices allow us to provide individualized services, and our large overall size allows us to coordinate teams of foresters and technical specialists for large, complex jobs.

 

Full-time position – Responsible for providing forest management services in South Central Tennessee on approximately 160,000 acres of TIMO client lands as well as small, private forest landowners.  Minimum of 45 hours per week required, vehicle provided, out of town and overnight work may be required (expenses paid).

 

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:

 

TIMO Clients All aspects of field work, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Assists in managing all aspects of logging operations including harvest setup, harvest inspections, and merchandising trees into various forest products.

  • Assists in planning, negotiations, administration, and inspection of other forestry related activities such as road construction and maintenance, timber marking, boundary establishment, and other land management projects as assigned.

  • Assists in development and administering budgets.

  • Monitors BMP and EMS Compliance to ensure 3rd Party SFI Certification.

  • Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) to assist in managing TIMO lands.

  • Participates in forest inventory projects individually or with a team.

  • Possible oversight of agricultural leases and conversion from timberland to farmland

 

Non-Industrial Private Forestland Owners All aspects of field work, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Generate new business (meet with potential clients, explain our business, etc.)Create management plans that capture landowner objectives and offer solutions to achieve those goals.

  • Perform all aspects of timber sale development, including timber inventory, boundary establishment, preparing timber sale bid notices, marketing, and reviewing timber sale contracts. 

  • Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients’ management services.

  • Supervise contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.

Required Education:


  • Bachelors Degree in Forestry.

Required Experience:


Qualifications






  • 2-4 years of forestry experience preferred.




  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.




  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.




  • Strong listening capabilities with
    the ability to translate communications
    into appropriate course of action.




  • The
    successful candidate will be an honest, self-motivated problem solver, reliable
    and dependable, and enjoy working either solo or as a member of a team in a
    position that often requires physical labor, as well as administrative tasks.




  • Knowledge
    of agriculture (high-production row-crop farming) techniques and procedures is
    preferred but not required. This position could require some oversight of
    agricultural leases and conversion from timberland to farmland.




Skills:


Additional
Req
uirements





  • Highly proficient with MS
    Word, Excel, and GIS software. 




  • Ability to use GPS and hand-held data recorders.




  • Has current Registered Forester’s license or ability to become a Registered Forester within 2 years.




  • Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large
    projects throughout the U.S.




Salary:


Compensation





  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.




  • 9 paid holidays.




  • Paid vacation schedule.




  • Company assigned vehicle.




  • Healthcare and disability plan.




  • 401(K) retirement plan.




  • Eligible for annual
    and new business bonus
    plans.




  • All specific terms, conditions, benefits, compensation and
    requirements of employment will be set forth in an Employment Contract to be
    executed by employee and company.





Apply By:4/28/2018

Email:casey.newton@afmforest.com

Mailing:

P.O. Box 827


Waynesboro, TN 38485


Posted By: Casey Newton

Assistant Professor in Tree Biology and Silvics Multiple States 4/5/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of New Brunswick

Location:New Brunswick, Canada, Multiple States

Job Description:

The Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada invites applications for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Tree Biology and Silvics, commencing July 1, 2018, or as negotiated, subject to final budgetary approval.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a strong background in tree development, tree physiology, silvics, and ecophysiology, with an emphasis on their application and relevance to management of forest systems. Since the Faculty’s focus is on management of natural resources, candidates must also have research and practical/professional experience related to tree growth and development in response to anthropogenic and natural disturbance. Demonstrated or potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is also required. The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) develop a high quality, student-centered, teaching focus in selected classes in tree development, silvics, and ecophysiology; (ii) strengthen ForEM’s reputation through externally funded research, peer-reviewed journal articles, and service to the profession; (iii) contribute to the Faculty’s success in attracting high quality undergraduate and graduate students to its programs; and (iv) enhance Faculty governance by performing at a high level in committee work.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief (1-2 page) research program plan, and a short (1-page maximum) statement of teaching philosophy along with the names, addresses, e-mails, telephone and fax numbers of three (3) references. The application package should be submitted as a single PDF file by email to the Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Van Lantz (forem@unb.ca). A paper copy of the application is also acceptable and can be submitted to:
Dean, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3

Applicants should also arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be sent by email directly to the Dean (forem@unb.ca). Review of the applications will begin May 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


Apply By:5/1/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Forestry Technician North Carolina 1/29/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc

Location:Fayetteville, North Carolina

Job Description:

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

 

 

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

Skills:

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

Salary:

*Salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience


*Paid holidays


*Paid vacation


*Healthcare plan


 


*Professional development
timeline


Apply By:4/29/2018

Phone:706-795-0055

Email:jdougherty@progressiveforestry.com

Mailing:

Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc


PO Box 82013


Athens, GA  30608


Posted By: Julie Dougherty

Forestry Technician North Carolina 1/29/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc

Location:Fayetteville, North Carolina

Job Description:

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

Required Experience:

The job applicant may be entry-level or may have 2-5 + years of experience.

Skills:

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

Salary:

*Salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience


*Paid holidays


*Paid vacation


*Healthcare plan


 


*Professional development
timeline


Apply By:4/29/2018

Phone:706-795-0055

Email:jdougherty@progressiveforestry.com

Mailing:

Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc


PO Box 82013


Athens, GA  30608


Posted By: Julie Dougherty

Post Doctoral Fellow Oklahoma 4/17/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Oklahoma State University

Location:Stillwater, Oklahoma

Job Description:

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Along the forest‐grassland ecotone in the southcentral US, management and climate variability control productivity and can shift ecosystem types, which in turn affects the ecosystem services provided. One of our major objectives is to determine how past weather (1986‐2017), prescribed fire, and timber harvesting affected productivity of herbaceous plants (archived data set) and trees (tree ring analysis) across a unique research platform that includes a range of ecosystems from closed‐canopy forest to open savanna/grassland. The research will determine how drought and intra‐ and inter‐annual variation in weather over the last three decades affected the productivity and resilience of woody and herbaceous plants and then extrapolate these results to future climate scenarios.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in natural resources or related discipline, and demonstrated proficiency in modeling climate and plant productivity data including skills in R, SAS or equivalent. An expertise in dendrochronology is desired. The position will be based at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a valid U.S. drivers license are required. Periodic field campaigns will require overnight travel and working under inclement weather conditions.

SALARY AND CONDITIONS: The position is open immediately. The start date is flexible, but is expected to be in mid‐2018. The duration of the position is 2 years. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience and skills, and is contingent upon available funding. Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University is a dynamic department with 20 faculty and a strong program of research, graduate education, and extension (http://nrem.okstate.edu/). The position offers abundant opportunity to interact across multiple universities with scientists working in diverse disciplines focused on socio‐ecological systems.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications must be submitted online at: https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=8&c=okstate (search by keyword req4748) Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable applicant is identified. The position will be filled by May 15, 2018, or as soon thereafter as a qualified candidate is available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Dr. Rodney Will
Oklahoma State University
Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
008 Agricultural Hall
Stillwater Oklahoma 74078
(405) 744‐5444
E‐mail: rodney.will@okstate.edu
http://nrem.okstate.edu


Apply By:5/15/2018


Posted By: KBrasher