CREDIT INFO ~
Find out how school credits can be earned through work opportunities
Internship Details

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

Students are also required to
  • Be juniors or seniors
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50
  • Apply at least two weeks prior to the pre-registration period of the semester
For more information, download additional internship information here:

  Forestry Internship Policy

  Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture Internship Application Form

  Resume Template

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS ~
What do students have to say about the Jobs Database?
"My Summer Internship with Land Bank South was a great opportunity. I was able to gain on the job training and valuable work experience. LBS provided me a great place to learn and network with other professionals in my field of study everyday."
"Working within a professional job setting has given me valuable real world learning experience, knowledge and resources."
* Latest Posts...Click Row To Expand [+]
JOB TITLE STATE POSTED
Lecturer Arizona 5/15/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Northern Arizona University

Location:Flagstaff, Arizona

Job Description:

The School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University invites applications for the position of Lecturer. This is a full-time, one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon successful performance, department needs and continued funding. The teaching expectation is for the equivalent of four courses per semester. Although the areas of expertise are open, we are seeking an individual with a strong background in general forestry, who can teach courses with both lecture and field components and at all levels in our undergraduate forestry program. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach or co-teach, at a minimum, the following courses: Introduction to Forestry, Forest Measurements, Watershed & Recreation Management, Forest Planning, and Forest Management. Depending on qualifications, teaching one or more courses in the area of wildland fire ecology and management is also a possibility. Teaching responsibilities may also include online or hybrid (online and in-person) courses. Research and other forms of scholarly activity are not an expectation for this position, and release time will not be allocated for them.

Minimum Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in forestry, natural resources, or a related field, conferred by the start date (August 19, 2019). Preferred Qualifications: (1) a record of college- or university-level teaching, or teaching assistant experience, (2) expertise in both quantitative and ecological applications of forestry, (3) practical field experience in forestry or natural resource management, and (4) a demonstrated commitment to student success and to working successfully with students from under-represented groups.

Additional details on this position can be found in the Faculty and Administrators section of the NAU careers webpage (https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/current-job-openings/; Job ID 604342). Applications must include: (1) a letter of interest highlighting your qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial graduate transcripts of all college-level work; and (4) names and contact information for three professional references (phone number, email, and address). Attach all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document. If you have questions about this position please contact Dr. Andrew Sánchez Meador, Search Committee Chair, School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ 86011-5018; phone: 928-523-3448; email: Andrew.SanchezMeador@nau.edu. Review of applications will begin May 27, 2019.


Apply By:5/27/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Graduate Research Assistant (MS or PhD position) Mississippi 5/14/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

One graduate research assistantship is available for a Master of Science (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University (MSU). The successful candidate will be involved in a multidisciplinary project in the field of timber engineering with a focus on durability of mass timber structures. The candidate will be involved in the design of cross-laminated timber (CLT) wall envelope system against environmental and biological degradation. The successful candidate will be funded during the study period (i.e. 2 years for MS degree and 3 years for PhD degree) with an assistantship, plus tuition, fees and insurance.

The candidate must:

  • Possess undergraduate and graduate degrees relevant to the topic of the study, preferably in civil (structural) engineering, architecture, or wood science
  • Previously attained and maintained exceptional academic standing (min GPA 3.0 on 4.0 scale basis)
  • Have a TOEFL score of 79 iBT or IELTS score of 6.5 or better (students with non-English credentials only)
  • Be adaptive to multi-disciplinary research work requirements
  • Be an excellent team-player

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of two references by email as a single pdf file to Dr. Hyungsuk Lim h.lim@msstate.edu . The review of the applications will start on May 17, 2019 until the position is filled. The expected enrollment in the program is either August 1, 2019 or January 1, 2020.

We thank all of the applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Additional information can be found at the websites of the MSU Department of Sustainable Bioproducts (http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/bioproducts/graduate.asp) and Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu/).


Apply By:8/14/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Forest Economist I Texas 5/13/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Texas A&M Forest Service

Location:College Station, Texas

Job Description:

Position Title: Forest Economist I

Department and Location: Forest Analytics Department, College Station, TX

Salary: $4,750 per month

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Major/essential duties of job: Collect and provide data on the key elements of the timberland property tax formula. Coordinate timberland management costs survey. Periodically analyze and report on the economic impact of the forest sector in the state. Monitor forest market conditions and publish bi-monthly report on timber prices. Value the ecosystem services provided by forestland in the state.

Occasional duties: Organize and conduct educational seminars on timber tax issues. Track timberland ownership trends in the state. Work in a team environment on special studies related to forestry and natural resource issues in the state.

Essential knowledge and skills: Economic analysis, property taxation, and forest policy. Skills in the use of software systems for modeling timber supply and economic impact (e.g., SRTS, IMPLAN) are highly desirable.

Educational qualifications/training required: Ph.D. in forest economics or closely-related natural resources discipline. Proficiency in MS Office and statistical software. Must have or be able to obtain a Texas driver license within 30 days of employment and have a driving record that meets agency requirements.

Comments: We seek a talented and highly motivated Forest Economist to work as a member of the Forest Economics and Resource Analysis team, also consisting of a Forest Resource Analyst (supervisor), Geospatial Analyst, and Wood Utilization specialist. The most competitive applicants will demonstrate: (1) ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms; (2) strong applied research and technical ability; (3) experience delivering economic and policy information using a variety of methods including online tools; and (4) ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Employment is contingent upon the agency’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of a criminal history check. Finalists will be required to furnish a copy of official transcript documenting degree conferred. Texas law requires all males 18-25 show proof of compliance with federal Selective Service law to be eligible for employment.

Working Conditions: Primarily office-based, but some field work is expected. Some work may occur after hours and require out of town travel.

Employment Status: Full time.

Closing date (last day application can be accepted): Open until filled.

Application procedure: https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/Careers/

Contact Person:
Aaron Stottlemyer, Forest Resource Analyst
Phone / Email: (979) 458-6630 / astottlemyer@tfs.tamu.edu
Department: Forest Analytics
Fax: (979) 458-6655
Location: College Station, TX
Hiring Supervisor: Aaron Stottlemyer


Apply By:8/13/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Economist Wisconsin 5/10/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Job Description:

Did you know that Wisconsin's forest industry provides more than 64,000 jobs and has an annual output of $24.7 billion? And that Wisconsin is the nationwide leader for paper production and wood furniture manufacturing? Or that an exciting new industry in renewable biofuels is emerging that creates energy and fuel from left-over woody biomass?

As you can see, the forest industry has a tremendous economic impact on the state, and you can be an important part of it! Don't worry if you're not well versed in forestry or natural resources, although that's a plus! We're willing to train the right person on aspects of forestry as long as you possess a strong knowledge of economic principles, theories and practices. We'll be counting on you as the Forest Economist to be the Division's expert on economic analysis and evaluation.

The successful candidate can choose a work station in either Madison or Rhinelander.

Interviews are anticipated to be held during the week of June 17th, so mark your calendars now!

Position Summary:
The Forest Economist is responsible for conducting complex economic analyses and evaluation, developing economic policies and training, managing internal and external partnerships, and providing leadership for the statewide Forest Economics program in the Division of Forestry. This position routinely shares economic data, forecasts and model outputs so they can be used in decision-making for forestry issues statewide.

The Forest Economist is a key internal and external consultant for staff, leadership, inter-divisional teams, and partner groups, including the Wisconsin Council on Forestry which is appointed by the Governor. This position provides extensive support to the forest products sector statewide.

We encourage you to review the full position description by clicking here.

Special Notes:
The selected candidate will be required to pass a background check prior to an offer of employment.

DNR does not sponsor work visas. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.

Qualifications:
Applicants must possess at least one of the following required qualifications to be eligible for this position:

  • Work experience conducting complex analyses of economic data for the purpose of informing policy or management decisions
  • OR, PhD in Economics
  • OR, Master’s degree in Economics with a natural resources-related emphasis, such as Forest Economics, Agricultural Economics or Natural Resources Economics

Best-qualified candidates will also possess one or more of following preferred qualifications:

  • Combination of the education and work experience listed above
  • Work experience conducting complex economic analyses of natural resources-related issues
  • Work experience evaluating economic implications of legislation or regulations for any level of government (i.e., local, state or federal)
  • Experience developing and presenting professional presentations or reports for high-level decision makers (e.g., elected officials, senior executives or agency administrators) or for scientific/professional meetings or conferences

It’s critically important that your application materials clearly describe your education and experience related to the stated criteria so that the job experts who will evaluate your application materials are able to make an accurate judgment regarding your qualifications. Applicants who do not possess the required qualifications will be ineligible to continue in the selection process.

How To Apply:
If you have not already done so, create an account by clicking the green “Log In” button at the top of the main WiscJobs page. Click the “Create New Account” button and follow the directions. Once you have an account:

  • Log in and view Job Announcement 19-01349
  • Click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to create your resume & letter specifically for this position. When creating your documents, please use a PDF or Microsoft Word format. Newer document formats like Google Docs are not compatible with WiscJobs.
  • Click the “Apply Now” button located in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Review your Job Application, make any necessary updates and then click “Continue”
  • Complete the Job Preferences screen and then click “Continue”
  • Attach your resume and letter of qualifications when indicated
  • Read the Instructions page and then answer the question that follows
  • Click “Save and Finalize Assessment” to submit your application. Applications that are not finalized will not be considered.

It is important to provide an accurate e-mail address when you create your Wisc.Jobs account. You will be sent an automatic e-mail confirming that the application process has been completed. This e-mail address will also be used when contacting you about possible interviews.

Former state employees and current employees working for other state agencies who are eligible for consideration via transfer, voluntary demotion or reinstatement must apply through WiscJobs.

http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=98508&jobid=98022&org=370&class=54072&index=true

 

Salary:

Starting pay is $69,264 to $83,220 annually ($33.30/hour to $40.01/hour). Pay for current state employees may vary based on the State of WI Compensation Plan, which requires additional DPM approval to offer a pay increase to transfer candidates. This position includes an excellent benefits package, including health care, vacation, sick leave, and retirement benefits. This position is non-represented and included in Pay Schedule / Range 08-03. A one-year probationary period may be required.


Apply By:8/10/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Manager – Policy & Standards Minnesota 5/9/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Stewardship Council

Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Description:

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Manager – Policy & Standards

Are you excited by the idea of working with one of the world’s most trusted and influential conservation organizations, operating around the world to protect forests for all, forever?

The Forest Stewardship Council U.S. office is seeking a dynamic team member for a full-time position, based at our Minneapolis headquarters, to develop and support FSC’s policies and standards in the United States as well as inform and influence FSC’s global policy development.

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY
In 1994, an international group of leaders in business, human rights, and the environment came together with a vision of harnessing the power of the marketplace to reward the stewardship of forests, one of the world’s most vital and threatened ecosystems. Together they formed the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), setting standards for responsible forest management and developing a certification system so that consumers of forest products could directly contribute to the health of forests and forest communities.

For 25 years, through its uniquely-trusted forest management and chain of custody certification standards, FSC has been advancing responsible forest management around the world, across all forest product industries. FSC-certified products are available at all major U.S. retailers, with over 38,000 companies certified globally. Approximately 160 million acres of forestland are FSC certified in North America, with 480 million acres certified worldwide.

FSC US is the largest national office of the Forest Stewardship Countil, and is witnessing a dramatic increase in demand for FSC-certified materials and products.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Director of Science and Certification, the Manager for Policy & Standards will:

  1. Lead FSC members and stakeholders in the development of forest management standards and other normative documents* for the US to ensure that they are accessible to the diversity of landowners and companies in the US and effective in achieving FSC’s stewardship goals.
    • Evaluate effectiveness of existing standards and recommend and manage revision processes, including organization of working groups, draft standards development, public consultations, field tests and approval processes.
    • Engage FSC members, certificate holders, certification bodies (auditors) and other stakeholders through in-person and virtual meetings, focus groups and online tools.
    • Advocate in global conversations for effective and coherent global policies.
  2. Monitor implementation of FSC’s normative requirements for the US to ensure effectiveness of their application and inform future revisions.
    • Develop metrics and measures with assistance from technical experts.
    • Create dashboards and other tools to convey results to internal and external audiences.
    • Cultivate partnerships to support monitoring.
  3. Provide technical support to existing and prospective certificate holders on application of FSC’s normative requirements for the US.
    • Develop educational tools to support conformance to standards, in cooporation with FSC US marketing and communications personnel.
    • Support FSC’s business development efforts by providing direct technical assistance to prospective and current certificate holders.
    • Develop standard interpretations as needed for consistent application.
  4. Support emerging FSC initiatives, such as Ecosystem Services, Risk-Based Approaches, New Approaches for Smallholders and others.
  5. Represent FSC at meetings, conferences, and other events.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in an applicable environmental or forest science, management or policy program plus at least 3 years experience in a relevant professional role or Bachelor’s degree plus 5-8 years experience in a relevant professional role.
  • Willingness and capacity to learn and master the latest science.
  • A passion for forest conservation that provides environmental, economic and social benefits.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software suite.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with forest certification or other standards-based systems.
  • Knowledge of FSC’s normative framework.
  • Ability to appreciate and balance diverse and often conflicting perspectives, while identifying common ground and steering stakeholder groups toward agreed outcomes.
  • Knowledge of the range of forest management techniques used throughout the US, potential effects of forest management on environmental and social values, and the spectrum of threats to forest systems.

Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to adapt as needed to different audiences
  • Strategic and analytical, but creative mindset; seeks innovative solutions to complex challenges
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Time management skills; meets deadlines while balancing multiple priorities
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, but also a committed team player
  • Outgoing and positive attitude
  • Able to travel up to 10-15% as required (mostly domestic, ocasionally international)

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Compensation commensurate with experience. FSC US maintains a highly competitive benefits package including health and dental insurance, paid leave, retirement savings with matching contributions, and a flexible working schedule.

TO APPLY
Please email your resume and cover letter to Maggie Abel at m.abel@us.fsc.org.

  • Please reference “FSC US Manager – Policy & Standards” in the subject line.
  • Resume attachments should be named in the following format: “LastName, FirstName – Resume.

 


Apply By:8/9/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

FSC US Regional Manager – South Multiple States 5/9/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Stewardship Council

Job Description:

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:

FSC US Regional Manager – South

Do you want to work with one of the world’s most trusted and influential conservation organizations, operating around the world to protect forests?

Do you want to grow regional markets for products from responsibly managed forests, working with partners in business, environmental groups, governments and communities?

Forest Stewardship Council is seeking an accomplished individual to lead business and market development for the US South region, inclusive of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY
In 1994, an international group of leaders in business, human rights, and the environment came together with a vision to harness the power of the marketplace to encourage the responsible stewardship of forests. Together they formed the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), setting standards for responsible forest management and developing a certification system so that businesses and consumers could directly contribute to the health of forests and forest communities through their purchasing choices.

For 25 years, through its uniquely trusted forest management and chain-of-custody (COC) certification standards, FSC has been advancing the cause of responsible forest management - around the world, and across all forest product industries. FSC-certified products are widely available at all major U.S. retailers, and more than 4,000 North American companies are certified under FSC’s chain-of-custody standard, with over 37,000 certified globally. Approximately 200 million acres of forestland are FSC certified in North America, with 485 million acres certified worldwide.

FSC US is the largest national office of the Forest Stewardship Council and is witnessing a dramatic increase in demand, driving the need to add to our team.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Regional Manager for the US South will:

  1. Connect supply to markets
    • Collaborate with current and potential future business buyers who currently (or may in future) preference FSC, and progressively assist them to increase their uptake of FSC-certified materials.
    • Track current and potential global and domestic markets for US South-generated FSC-certified forest materials across supply chains and work proactively to connect regional supply to these markets.
  2. Maximize value for partners
    • Drive greater recognition of FSC’s value in B2B markets so that FSC Chain-of- Custody (CoC) certificate holders are able to consistently maximize value of investment in FSC.
  3. Expand regional supply
    • Leverage market supply chain dynamics and other factors that influence forest management (FM) certification in the development and execution of effective strategies to sell FSC FM certification to key landowner segments, particularly family forests and TIMOs.
    • Expand FSC’s successful producer-subsidized group certification model wherein additional FSC forestland in the region is secured through group certification.
  4. Support related efforts across North America
    • Serve as FSC US lead for region-specific areas of expertise, including but not limited to aspects such as pulp-based tissue and paper industry leaders and environmental issues of particular significance in the US South region.
    • Provide management and implementation support as required for relevant accounts and initiatives across North America.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in an applicable forest products industry, forest advocacy or university extension role.
  • Able to travel up to 40% as required (80% regional, 20% national).
  • Salesforce or other CRM experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software suite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong prior experience dealing with complex forestry and forest product industry issues and demonstrated ability in execution of sales strategies on a regional or national scale.
  • Willingness to learn and master new information on forest products industries, technologies, local organizations, climate science, forestry, and other relevant topics.
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, ability to organize time, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of sales methods and techniques and demonstrated ability to use in execution of sales strategies.
  • Proficiency in Salesforce and in all MS Office applications.
  • A resourceful and creative mindset, positive attitude, and the knowledge and passion to help build the capacity and reach of this vital international organization.

Competencies:

  • Strong social, verbal, written communicator; trustworthy with confidential and/or sensitive information
  • Able to work in independent, yet coordinated way; good time manager
  • Creative and determined problem-solver
  • Driven to results; action-oriented
  • Capable of learning and applying knowledge quickly

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Compensation commensurate with experience. FSC US maintains a highly competitive benefits package including health, dental and disability insurance, paid leave, retirement savings plan with matching contributions, and a flexible working schedule.

TO APPLY
Please email your resume and cover letter to Maggie Abel at m.abel@us.fsc.org.

  • Please reference “FSC US Regional Manager – US South” in the subject line.
  • Resume attachments should be named in the following format: "LastName, FirstName - Resume."

 


Apply By:8/9/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester - Idaho Idaho 5/1/2019 +
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 without experiencing debilitating health problems

 

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

 

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

 


Apply By:5/29/2019

Phone:803-637-7314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester - Washington Washington 5/1/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Chehalis, Washington

Job Description:

 

FORESTER (WASHINGTON)

 

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 western Washington.  This is a full-time, term limited (three-year minimum) position.  Duty station is Chehalis, WA. 

 

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 compatible use authorization plan development, Toolkit plans, CPA-52 form and any needed NEPA or ESA compliance.

·      Assist NRCS as need on practice certification including all documentation needed to meet appropriate NRCS standard.

·      Submit quarterly activity reports to NRCS point of contact.

·      Provide training to NRCS staff and partners on healthy forest practices and forestry techniques

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

·      Other functions as assigned by supervisor

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques

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

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

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

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

 

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant must be able and willing to:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 


Apply By:5/29/2019

Phone:803-637-7314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Assistant Wildlife Regional Coordinator South Carolina 5/7/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Location:Charleston, South Carolina

Job Description:

<dt>Job Responsibilities</dt><dd> <p>Under limited supervision, assist with the supervision of staff to ensure all wildlife programs and activities Region 4 including habitat management and species management while maximizing opportunity for our constituent user groups. Assist the Regional Coordinator in mentoring staff, creating supervisor training opportunities, communicating with staff to determine supervisory needs and providing habitat management expertise and guidance in the process.&nbsp; Learn how and which various other governmental agencies or partners need to be involved in the objectives carried out by DNR. Participate in short and long term planning of habitat management, staff needs, grant opportunities, and partner stewardship. Upland management aspects will be included in job duties, but an emphasis on managing wetland habitat/waterfowl is critical. Aid in securing necessary wetland permits and supervise work and reporting under those permits. Quickly learn all aspects of administrative activities and DNR policies and procedures.</p> </dd>

Required Education:

<dt>Minimum and Additional Requirements</dt><dd>
<p>A&nbsp;master's degree in biology, chemistry or wildlife management and four (4) years of experience in fish, wildlife or marine management or research programs; or a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, wildlife management or related technical area and six (6) years of experience in fish, wildlife or marine management or research programs.</p>
</dd>

Required Experience:

<dt>see below with Education Requirements</dt>

Skills:

<dt>Preferred Qualifications</dt><dd>
<p>Experience in wetland management in both&nbsp; fresh and brackish water environments and waterfowl management.&nbsp; Ability to supervise a large staff.&nbsp; Ability to communicate with staff and the general public in a positive manner.&nbsp; General wildlife knowledge and habitat management experience in both upland and wetland species.&nbsp; Ability to quickly learn DNR policies, procedures and procurement processes.&nbsp; Ability to work some long hours.&nbsp; Ability to motivate staff and multi-task.&nbsp; Ability to obtain DLEO commission</p>
</dd>

Salary:

<div class="term-value">Hiring Range - Min. $48,622.00</div>
<div class="row-fluid summary-section">
<div class="span2">
<div class="term-description">Hiring Range - Max.$69,289.00</div>
</div>
</div>


Apply By:6/6/2019

Email:listed below

Mailing:

<p><a href="https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/jobs/2326808/assistant-wildlife-regional-coordinator?department[0]=Department%20of%20Natural%20Resources&amp;sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&amp;pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs">https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/jobs/2326808/assistant-wildlife-regional-coordinator?department[0]=Department%20of%20Natural%20Resources&amp;sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&amp;pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs</a></p>


Posted By: Alicia Farrell

Assistant Professor Arkansas 4/30/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Arkansas at Monticello

Location:Monticello, Arkansas

Job Description:

The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center are seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position to contribute to and lead the development of a dynamic, applied quantitative natural resources research program and to educate the next generation of natural resource managers.

The College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources is home to undergraduate programs in Natural Resources Management (options in forestry, wildlife management & conservation, geospatial science, environmental science, and communications), Agriculture (options in Agribusiness, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, Site Specific Management, and General Agriculture), and in Land Surveying, and offers a M.S. level graduate program with emphasis areas in forest science, geospatial science, wildlife ecology and management, and natural resources management. The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, administered by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is headquartered at the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus in partnership with the College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources. The Center has the statewide mission of developing and delivering programs in research and extension that enhance and ensure the sustainability of forest‐based natural resources.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative, dynamic, and nationally-recognized applied research program in quantitative natural resources science; develop grant proposals and secure funding; and publish in peer-reviewed, nationally-recognized scientific journals. Additional responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring graduate students, advising undergraduate students, and contributing to cooperative research efforts by faculty and other stakeholders in the region. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics, biometrics, and related courses in support of the program. The tenure-track, 12-month position will carry the rank of assistant professor with an appointment of 70% research and 30% teaching.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a natural resource-related field (e.g., forestry, wildlife, ecology). All candidates should value high-quality teaching with the ability to teach applied statistics courses to undergraduate and graduate students. The demonstrated potential to secure extramural funding and an active record of publication are required. Also required is the ability to work effectively with other faculty members, students, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and have a valid driver’s license.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications including excellent fringe benefits.

Application: Submit a cover letter, résumé, transcripts, a statement of research interest and teaching philosophies, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to: Rhonda Parris, parris@uamont.edu. All material must be submitted electronically, and all applicants must complete an Employment Application available at http://uam-web2.uamont.edu/pdfs/FinAdmin/EmploymentApplication.pdf. Inquiries: Phone (870) 4601052; email: parris@uamont.edu.


Apply By:7/30/2019


Posted By: KBrasher