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Students are also required to
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  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50
  • Apply at least two weeks prior to the pre-registration period of the semester
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Graduate Research Assistant Mississippi 5/11/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University Department of Forestry

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Silviculture Lab in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for a funded M.S. assistantship. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Adam Polinko on research topics broadly focused in silviculture and/or stand dynamics.

Candidates that are creative, independent and passionate about silviculture, forestry or ecology are encouraged to apply. The position will likely involve long days in the field as well as behind a computer. Master’s Assistantships are 2-year positions and include stipend ($15,000 annually), tuition waiver and insurance. The start date of the position is Fall 2021.

Required qualifications:

• A bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, ecology, natural resource management or related field

• Ability to meet all admissions requirements to the Department of Forestry M.S. program

• Demonstrated excellence in English (written and oral) communication skills

• Valid driver’s license

Preferred qualifications:

• Enthusiasm for problem solving and data analysis.

• Interest or experience in programming languages such as R and/or python.

Information about the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University as well as admissions criteria can be found at https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/index.asp and http://www.grad.msstate.edu/.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Adam Polinko by emailing a letter of interest, your CV, undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for two references using the information below. Successful applicants will also be required to apply to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

Contact Information:

Dr. Adam Polinko

Assistant Professor

Department of Forestry

Mississippi State University

E-mail: adam.polinko@msstate.edu

Phone: (662) 325-3510

Required Education:

A bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, ecology, natural resource management or related field

Skills:

• A bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, ecology, natural resource management or related field


• Ability to meet all admissions requirements to the Department of Forestry M.S. program


• Demonstrated excellence in English (written and oral) communication skills


• Valid driver’s license

Salary:

 Master’s Assistantships are 2-year positions and include stipend ($15,000 annually), tuition waiver and insurance.


Apply By:8/11/2021

Phone:662-325-3510

Email:adam.polinko@msstate.edu

Mailing:

Mississippi State University


Attn:  Dr. Adam Polinko


PO Box 9681


Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681


Posted By: Dr. Adam Polinko

Forester - Washington Washington 5/12/2021 +
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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 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, 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 NRCS.

DUTIES

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

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

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

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

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

·     Conduct T&E reviews for NEPA/ESA compliance on Farm Bill program projects

·     Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for forest management activities appropriate to the region

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

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

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

·     Other functions as assigned by supervisor

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·        Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques

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

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills

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

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

 

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant must be able and willing to:

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

·        Walk several miles per day in the conditions described above and drive and/or ride long distances frequently.

 

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

 

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

 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:7/11/2021

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Conservation Acquisitions Specialist - South Atlantic South Carolina 5/14/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Location:Hanahan, South Carolina

Job Description:

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU), the world's leading waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization, and its supporting organization, Wetlands America Trust (WAT), one of the nation's largest accredited land trusts, are seeking qualified candidates for a Conservation Acquisitions Specialist to join a dynamic team of professionals and deliver our land conservation program in the five-state South Atlantic region of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Do you enjoy building relationships, negotiating deals, and finding creative solutions to finance impactful land conservation projects? If so, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to contribute to a team of professionals working to protect lands across the Southeastern United States.

The successful candidate will join DU's talented South Atlantic land protection team working on donated/ bargain sale conservation easements and fee-title acquisitions throughout the region, and will develop and implement additional land protection strategies and financing opportunities, such as revolving lands, mitigation, eco-assets and land donations. The Conservation Acquisitions Specialist will be a driven, forward-thinking individual with experience identifying, negotiating, structuring, and financing real estate and land protection transactions. In addition, the successful candidate will serve an important role in a diverse field office team that develops and manages a comprehensive conservation program to maximize benefits for wetlands, wildlife and people. The position will cooperate and work closely with a diverse group of partners as well as DU conservation delivery and planning staff, fundraising and other regional and national lands program staff on a routine basis. This position provides a great opportunity to work with many private and public partners on a variety of complex land protection issues at a regional landscape scale and affords growth and success in leadership and career development. This position will be located at the South Atlantic Field Office in Hanahan, South Carolina and will report to the Director of Conservation Programs.

 

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred, but not required) in applicable field.

Required Experience:

A minimum of three years of professional experience related to land use planning, real estate, and/or conservation lands transactions (both conservation easements and fee acquisitions); more experience strongly preferred. Must have the ability to work with diverse public and private interests. Background or competent knowledge in land use planning, real estate and conservation easement transactions, conservation finance and economics, ecosystem goods and services, natural science, land management and forestry desired. Qualified candidates must have excellent communication and relationship building skills and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a diverse conservation team.

Skills:

Responsibilities include:

• Actively seeking, developing, and negotiating new land conservation projects that align with DU's Landscape Conservation Priorities.
• Developing creative conservation financing and business planning opportunities for conservation projects including fee title acquisitions, conservation easement transactions, revolving lands projects, mitigation, carbon-banking, and eco-asset land protection opportunities.
• Establishing and building relationships with private landowners, public agency partners, foundations, and corporations focused on land protection opportunities. Helping landowners and conservation partners make informed decisions relative to land protection opportunities.
• Working with legal and environmental consultants, foresters, appraisers and others to complete land conservation transactions and assure compliance with DU procedures.
• Engaging with other conservation interests including participating with and providing strong leadership on conservation committees/partnership meetings.
• Assisting DU Development (fundraising) staff, as needed, in identifying and stewarding potential major donors from landowners, partners, foundations and corporations. As well as coordinating and assisting with development of funding proposals to support land protection efforts.

Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.


Apply By:6/4/2021

Phone:843-745-9110

Email:epurcell@ducks.org

Mailing:

To apply: Please see our website at www.ducks.org/jobs to submit an application, resume with 3 references along with a cover letter indicating your qualifications and why you are interested in the position. The position will be open until filled. For additional information, please contact Emily Purcell, Director of Conservation Programs, at epurcell@ducks.org or (843) 745-9110.



DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, military status, disability, age, or genetic information except where age or gender is a bona fide occupational qualification as allowed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


 


 


Posted By: Maribeth Lane

Silviculturist Mississippi 5/10/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:U S Forest Service National Forests in Mississippi

Location:Ackerman or Oxford, Mississippi

Job Description:

The National Forests in Mississippi will soon be filling a GS-0460-11 Silviculturist 120-day detail/temporary promotion to be zoned for the Holly Springs and the Tombigbee Ranger Districts. This position will have a duty station of either: Ackerman, Mississippi or Oxford, Mississippi. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity.

Major duties of this position are to support the mission of the Forest Service through implementing the roads and facilities programs in support of all programs. Duties would include activities, such as:

  • Makes on-the-ground examinations and analyses of forest areas to determine which areas requires short- or long-range cultural treatment in terms of the total ecosystem. Provides advice, technical support, and evaluation of proposed and ongoing timber sale programs to prevent loss of timber productivity and damage to the environment.
  • Reviews and approves project plans for special administrative studies of silvicultural methods and techniques in planting, seeding, site preparation, timber stand improvement, and tree and shrub improvement projects.
  • Plans, coordinates, and administers the technical phases of forest area control of animals, insects, or diseases affecting reforestation and regeneration programs.
  • Serves as a full member of the unit management team and shares in setting unit goals and objectives and developing overall unit plans. Participates in preparation and review of environmental analysis reports and environmental impact statements.
  • Plans, coordinates, and evaluates the timber stand improvement program; prescribes cutting practices based on an examination of stand conditions and esthetic or other resource requirements.
  • Inspects all phases of reforestation and stand improvement projects; appraises the degree of conformance with policies, procedures, and silvicultural plans; and recommends corrective action as required.
  • Reviews silviculture prescriptions to ensure that plans, treatment, and harvesting techniques are compatible with long-range land management plans. Provides advice, technical support, and evaluation of proposed and ongoing timber sale programs to prevent loss of timber productivity and damage to the environment. Coordinates silvicultural needs with other resource specialists.
  • Maintains liaison with employees of Federal and State governments, local officials, and private organizations or landowners who are affected by, or have a shared interest in, the Forest land management practices and problems in the forest area; provides technical assistance on mutual reforestation problems.
  • Developing and maintaining GIS geodatabases and maps using Arc Pro, Arc Field Maps, Survey 123, and other ESRI products. Designing and producing map products and packages for field staff and other program needs. Organizing program data and maps to be stored on FS cloud servers. Syncing field data to cloud databases.
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts training on silvicultural principles and practices, including planting and seeding procedures; ground and seedbed preparation techniques; timber stand improvement techniques, and the influence of various factors on the kind and timing of silvicultural treatment necessary and appropriate to achieve multiple-use land management objectives.
  • Other Duties as Assigned
  • Supervision Less than 25%
  • Provides leadership, allocates resources, and implements activities to accomplish Forest Service multicultural organization direction and Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights requirements, goals, policies, and objectives. Supports and participates in the Work Environment Continuous Improvement process. Ensures all communication - written, oral, visual, signed - is non-discriminatory and sensitive to all employees and publics. Creates a work environment which respects, appreciates, and accepts contributions and perspectives of all employees.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding the position contact Caren Briscoe, 662-832-1558 or by email address: caren.briscoe@usda.gov


Apply By:5/17/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Silviculturist Mississippi 5/10/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:US Forest Service National Forests in Mississippi

Location:Oxford or Ackerman, Mississippi

Job Description:

The National Forests in Mississippi will soon be filling a GS-0460-11 Silviculturist to be zoned for the Holly Springs and the Tombigbee Ranger Districts. This position is a permanent full-time position with a duty station of either: Ackerman, Mississippi or Oxford, Mississippi. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity.

POSITION INFORMATION:
Major duties of this position are to support the mission of the Forest Service through implementing the roads and facilities programs in support of all programs. Duties would include activities, such as:

  • Makes on-the-ground examinations and analyses of forest areas to determine which areas requires short- or long-range cultural treatment in terms of the total ecosystem. Provides advice, technical support, and evaluation of proposed and ongoing timber sale programs to prevent loss of timber productivity and damage to the environment.
  • Reviews and approves project plans for special administrative studies of silvicultural methods and techniques in planting, seeding, site preparation, timber stand improvement, and tree and shrub improvement projects.
  • Plans, coordinates, and administers the technical phases of forest area control of animals, insects, or diseases affecting reforestation and regeneration programs.
  • Serves as a full member of the unit management team and shares in setting unit goals and objectives and developing overall unit plans. Participates in preparation and review of environmental analysis reports and environmental impact statements.
  • Plans, coordinates, and evaluates the timber stand improvement program; prescribes cutting practices based on an examination of stand conditions and esthetic or other resource requirements.
  • Inspects all phases of reforestation and stand improvement projects; appraises the degree of conformance with policies, procedures, and silvicultural plans; and recommends corrective action as required.
  • Reviews silviculture prescriptions to ensure that plans, treatment, and harvesting techniques are compatible with long-range land management plans. Provides advice, technical support, and evaluation of proposed and ongoing timber sale programs to prevent loss of timber productivity and damage to the environment. Coordinates silvicultural needs with other resource specialists.
  • Maintains liaison with employees of Federal and State governments, local officials, and private organizations or landowners who are affected by, or have a shared interest in, the Forest land management practices and problems in the forest area; provides technical assistance on mutual reforestation problems.
  • Developing and maintaining GIS geodatabases and maps using Arc Pro, Arc Field Maps, Survey 123, and other ESRI products. Designing and producing map products and packages for field staff and other program needs. Organizing program data and maps to be stored on FS cloud servers. Syncing field data to cloud databases.
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts training on silvicultural principles and practices, including planting and seeding procedures; ground and seedbed preparation techniques; timber stand improvement techniques, and the influence of various factors on the kind and timing of silvicultural treatment necessary and appropriate to achieve multiple-use land management objectives.
  • Other Duties as Assigned
  • Supervision Less than 25%
  • Provides leadership, allocates resources, and implements activities to accomplish Forest Service multicultural organization direction and Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights requirements, goals, policies, and objectives. Supports and participates in the Work Environment Continuous Improvement process. Ensures all communication - written, oral, visual, signed - is non-discriminatory and sensitive to all employees and publics. Creates a work environment which respects, appreciates, and accepts contributions and perspectives of all employees.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding the position contact Caren Briscoe, 662-832-1558 or by email address: caren.briscoe@usda.gov


Apply By:6/2/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Timber Management Assistant Mississippi 5/10/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:US Forest Service National Forests in Mississippi

Location:Oxford, Mississippi

Job Description:

The National Forests in Mississippi Forest is outreaching for a NTE 120-Day Detail/temporary promotion to serve as the Timber Management Assistant GS-0460-11 to be zoned for the Holly Springs and the Tombigbee Ranger Districts. This position has a duty station in Oxford, Mississippi. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity.

If you are interested in restoration, partnerships and working towards improving forest health and conditions, consider joining the National Forest of Mississippi as a Timber Management Assistant (TMA) / Forest Service Representative (FSR). The National Forest in Mississippi strives for nearly 250, 000 CCF each year. The Holly Springs/Tombigbee Districts goal is around 40,000+ CCF. Combine that with the very active prescribed fire program on the district and you have the perfect position to grow and develop your potential.

We are looking for individuals that possess:

  • The ability to lead others
  • Mentor qualities
  • Quality organizational skills
  • Ability to manage and adapt to an evolving program
  • Excellent timber management skills.
  • A professional working attitude and good communication skills.
  • Someone who respects, appreciates, and accepts the contributions and perspectives from others
  • Someone that is technically advanced in GIS, other ESRI products, mobile applications, forestry software, field devices, databases and other web-based systems used to keep the program up to speed and continuing to advance and moving forward

Major duties of this position are to support the mission of the Forest Service through implementing the timber program in support of forest and regional targets. Duties would include activities, such as:

  • Establishes timber sale program and production goals, setting priorities and laying out work schedules. Develops annual program of work, prepares project work plans, and develops long- and short-term budget needs. Documents work progress and accountability of the timber program activity. Reviews and appraises the forest area timber resources.
  • Oversees the timber sale preparation and determines staffing and equipment needs needed for the sales layout program; oversees cruising and marking of timber; determines sales volume; oversees preparation of timber sale reports and appraisals and prepares timber sale contracts. Provides for protection of water retention capacity of the soil and reestablishment of the forest growth to prevent or minimize soil erosion damage; adjusts cutting plans to include control measures necessary to prevent the spread of insects or disease and to salvage infested or infected timber.
  • Reviews and/or writes Environmental Assessment (EA)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) reports for considering all alternatives in the timber sale design. Reviews silvicultural prescriptions to ensure that plans, treatments, and harvesting techniques are compatible with long-range timber management plan. Coordinates with other principal resource assistant to ensure integration of the timber management plan with other resources and activities.
  • Prepares and assembles appraisal packet with assistance from various specialists. Is accountable for the final accuracy of the appraisal packet. Coordinates and directs preparation of the timber sale contract and related documents, ensuring all coordinating requirements identified in the Environmental Assessment Reports (EAR) are included in the contracts.
  • Analyzes timber management operating plans; determines financial needs of the resource program and prepares recommendations for budgetary requirements of equipment, material, and personnel; documents work progress and accountability of the timber resource program activity.
  • Developing and maintaining GIS geodatabases and maps using Arc Pro, Arc Field Maps, Survey 123, and other ESRI products. Designing and producing map products and packages for field staff and other program needs. Organizing program data and maps to be stored on FS cloud servers. Syncing field data to cloud databases.
  • Supervisory and/or Managerial Responsibilities less than 25% This position leads a team of timber employees including 2 GS-9 Timber Sale Administrators, 1 GS-07 Lead Marker and 2 GS-06 timber markers.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.

Interested applicants, or those desiring further information, should contact the supervisor listed below:
Caren Briscoe, District Ranger
662-832-1558
Caren.Briscoe@usda.gov
1000 Front Street, Oxford, MS 38655


Apply By:5/17/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Timber Management Officer Mississippi 5/10/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:US Forest Service - National Forests in Mississippi

Location:Oxford, Mississippi

Job Description:

The National Forests in Mississippi Forest is outreaching for a permanent forester to serve as the Timber Management Assistant GS-0460-11 to be zoned for the Holly Springs and the Tombigbee Ranger Districts. This position has a duty station in Oxford, Mississippi. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity.

If you are interested in restoration, partnerships and working towards improving forest health and conditions, consider joining the National Forest of Mississippi as a Timber Management Assistant (TMA) / Forest Service Representative (FSR). The National Forest in Mississippi strives for nearly 250, 000 CCF each year. The Holly Springs/Tombigbee Districts goal is around 40,000+ CCF. Combine that with the very active prescribed fire program on the district and you have the perfect position to grow and develop your potential.

We are looking for individuals that possess:

  • The ability to lead others
  • Mentor qualities
  • Quality organizational skills
  • Ability to manage and adapt to an evolving program.
  • Excellent timber management skills.
  • A professional working attitude and good communication skills.
  • Someone who respects, appreciates, and accepts the contributions and perspectives from others
  • Someone that is technically advanced in GIS, other ESRI products, mobile applications, forestry software, field devices, databases and other web-based systems used to keep the program up to speed and continuing to advance and moving forward

POSITION INFORMATION:
Major duties of this position are to support the mission of the Forest Service through implementing the timber program in support of forest and regional targets. Duties would include activities, such as:

  • Establishes timber sale program and production goals, setting priorities and laying out work schedules. Develops annual program of work, prepares project work plans, and develops long- and short-term budget needs. Documents work progress and accountability of the timber program activity. Reviews and appraises the forest area timber resources.
  • Oversees the timber sale preparation and determines staffing and equipment needs needed for the sales layout program; oversees cruising and marking of timber; determines sales volume; oversees preparation of timber sale reports and appraisals and prepares timber sale contracts. Provides for protection of water retention capacity of the soil and reestablishment of the forest growth to prevent or minimize soil erosion damage; adjusts cutting plans to include control measures necessary to prevent the spread of insects or disease and to salvage infested or infected timber.
  • Reviews and/or writes Environmental Assessment (EA)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) reports for considering all alternatives in the timber sale design. Reviews silvicultural prescriptions to ensure that plans, treatments, and harvesting techniques are compatible with long-range timber management plan. Coordinates with other principal resource assistant to ensure integration of the timber management plan with other resources and activities.
  • Prepares and assembles appraisal packet with assistance from various specialists. Is accountable for the final accuracy of the appraisal packet. Coordinates and directs preparation of the timber sale contract and related documents, ensuring all coordinating requirements identified in the Environmental Assessment Reports (EAR) are included in the contracts.
  • Analyzes timber management operating plans; determines financial needs of the resource program and prepares recommendations for budgetary requirements of equipment, material, and personnel; documents work progress and accountability of the timber resource program activity.
  • Developing and maintaining GIS geodatabases and maps using Arc Pro, Arc Field Maps, Survey 123, and other ESRI products. Designing and producing map products and packages for field staff and other program needs. Organizing program data and maps to be stored on FS cloud servers. Syncing field data to cloud databases.
  • Supervisory and/or Managerial Responsibilities less than 25%
  • This position leads a team of timber employees including 2 GS-9 Timber Sale Administrators, 1 GS-07 Lead Marker and 2 GS-06 timber markers.
  • Other duties as Assigned.

Interested applicants, or those desiring further information, should contact the supervisor listed below:

Caren Briscoe, District Ranger
662-832-1558
Caren.Briscoe@usda.gov
1000 Front Street, Oxford, MS 38655


Apply By:6/2/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Senior Area Forester- SE Alabama Alabama 4/30/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Green Diamond

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE:
The position is responsible for assisting in the preparation of annual harvest plans and for managing the execution of harvest, silviculture and inventory activities. Evaluates and manages harvest plan to balance short and long term impacts to financial goals, future harvest levels, harvest capacity and customer commitments. Responsible for managing contractors that will perform the majority of the harvesting, silviculture, inventory and property management activities. Responsibilities include contract preparation, administration and performance monitoring to ensure contract compliance.  The position requires a complete working knowledge of SFI certification requirements, state Best Management Practices (BMPs) and local ordinances regarding commercial timber harvest and transportation. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)
  • Assure a safe workplace. Take personal initiative and responsibility to ensure ongoing safe behaviors through implementation and active participation in the company safety program. 
  • Provide the design and updates necessary to continually maintain an accurate and current harvest plan. Provide accurate planning information to other departments regarding weekly and monthly wood flows, log sales and revenue projections.  
  • Manage contract logging and road building/maintenance program. Provide indirect oversight of contracted work.  Perform timely field checks to ensure contract and harvest plan compliance.
  • Responsible for property maintenance including property line surveying and marking, maintenance of gates and monitoring encroachment within the region.
  • Monitor hunting club field activities to ensure compliance with the terms of the recreation lease agreement.
  • Apply consistent and accurate application and communication of policies and procedures designed to promote efficiency and productivity.
  • Ensure compliance with SFI policies and procedures, state Best Management Practices and local ordinances regarding timber harvesting and hauling
  • Utilize communication and negotiation skills when interaction with members of the community is required.
  • Manage and support development of direct reports in order to maximize value in hiring, retention, and succession and goal attainment.
  • Manage the layout of harvest settings and haul roads to ensure productivity with the least environmental impact, maintaining compliance with all state and federal regulations. 
  • Manage harvest operations. Minimize moves, maximize capacity efficiency, and provide accurate production information and log sales forecasts. Manage sequence changes to assure customer volume and log quality commitments are met.
  • Budget for and manage site preparation, planting and other silviculture activities, utilizing the appropriate financial analysis and logistics applications.
  • Assist in the margin analysis of harvest and silviculture activities.
  • Perform productive performance management reviews (written and verbal), according to program.
  • Represent the Company at public meetings and community events, as required.

Required Education:

Required:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Management, Natural Resource Management, or equivalent, plus ten or more years of experience. If incumbent does not have B.S. degree relevant industry, supervisory and contractor management experience will be considered.

Required Experience:

Required:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Management, Natural Resource Management, or equivalent, plus ten or more years of experience. If incumbent does not have B.S. degree relevant industry, supervisory and contractor management experience will be considered.

  • Valid Driver’s License. 

  • Exhibit high professional and ethical standards.

  • Ability to be highly motivated and self-directed.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Proven supervisory and leadership to effectively lead a staff or crew with a focus on safety and goal achievement.

  • Exhibit strong leadership skills. Work with integrity, trust and commitment, setting an example for others. 

  • Maintain effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the Company including regulatory agencies.

  • Effective and productive communications skills; approachable and open to discussion, being persuasive in discussions regarding conflicts over resource use, as well as have highly developed written communication skills.

  • Manage multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others. Organized and proactively manages environment. Responds to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities. Prioritize workload in order of importance. Reliably follow through with job assignments.

  • Learn, apply and retain new methods and information. Creative in solving problems. Exhibit a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges. View obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.


Desired:


  • Willingness to invest time when projects demand more time commitment to accomplish important and/or timely goals.

  • The ability to work unsupervised.

  • Five years demonstrated management of company employees.

  • Familiarity with GIS.

  • Willingness to participate in continuing education programs and training related to the forestry profession.

Skills:

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:


  • This position is located in Southeast Alabama.

  • Field work in addition to a normal office environment with moderate noise levels, occasional lifting, regular walking, sitting, bending, twisting, standing and reaching.

  • Ability to orient, climb, and traverse rugged, densely vegetated terrain on a consistent basis in in sometimes harsh weather conditions for long periods of time.

  • Must have ability to work independently and without immediate supervision in remote areas.

  • Occasional travel to various locations requiring a vehicle and ability to drive.

  • Ability to tour logging operations, attend training and company functions.

  • Ability to perform consistent and accurate work on a PC.

  • Must maintain punctual and regular attendance and present appropriate professional appearance at all times.

  • Requires the use of standard safety equipment in regulation with Company policy.

  • Works in conditions that may expose employee wildlife encounters, firefighting, reptile and/or insect bites.

  • This position may be exposed to marking paint, gas, diesel fumes, pollens and smoke.

  • This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 3

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:6/25/2021

Mailing:

Please apply online at https://secure3.entertimeonline.com/ta/6110531.careers?CareersSearch


Thank you!


Posted By: Human Resources

Student Service Contractor Louisiana 4/29/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:U.S. Geological Survey

Location:Lafayette, Louisiana

Job Description:

We anticipate hiring a student services contractor to assist with a remote sensing project to monitor waterfowl habitat and shorebird habitat on agricultural landscapes along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast from Texas to Alabama using satellite imagery. This student contract position is open to a recent graduate with a B.S. degree. The applicant must have graduated within the last year. This student services contractor will help with the following activities: (1) geospatial data compilation; (2) assess waterfowl and shorebird habitats via classification of satellite imagery; (3) data management; (4) geospatial data analysis; (5) figure and table preparation; and (6) verbal and written communication of results. The student services contractor will work under the guidance of Nicholas Enwright (https://www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/nicholas-enwright).

In order to be eligible, applicants must have the status listed above and be eligible to work in the U.S. as a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. The applicant should have an interest and experience in remote sensing and geospatial analyses.

To apply for this position, please send the following information to Nicholas Enwright via email (enwrightn@usgs.gov):

  1. A cover letter explaining their interest in the position
  2. A resume or CV with references
  3. A sample geospatial-focused report or product, particularly one with remote sensing components (e.g., a class paper or writing assignment)

Please send this information in an attachment via email with the following subject line “Application: Student Research Opportunity.” A single attachment is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For questions, contact Nicholas Enwright (enwrightn@usgs.gov)

Statement of Work for Student Services Agreement

Project Description: The U.S. Geological Survey Wetland and Aquatic Research Center supports remote sensing and GIS analyses for the Gulf Coast Joint Venture (GCJV; gcjv.org). The GCJV is a bird habitat conservation partnership that spans the coastal portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The mission of the GCJV is to advance the conservation of important bird habitats within the GCJV region through biological planning, implementation of habitat conservation actions, and focused monitoring and evaluation of the planning and implementation process. This applicant will produce classifications of waterfowl and shorebird habitat on inland agricultural lands along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast from Texas to Alabama using satellite imagery. Results from this project directly support the focused monitoring objectives of the GCJV partnership. These data are used by the staff of the GCJV to support regional planning and/or evaluation of bird habitats within the region.

Types of Services Required: The candidate will work under the guidance of a Geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to produce classifications of waterfowl and shorebird habitat on inland agricultural lands along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast from Texas to Alabama using satellite imagery. This student services contractor will help with various project activities including but not limited to: (1) inventorying and compiling satellite imagery and other geospatial data; (2) classification of Landsat satellite imagery; (3) geospatial data analysis; (4) data management; (5) data entry; (6) figure and table preparation; and (7) verbal and written communication of results.

Required Expertise/Skills: In order to be eligible, applicants must have graduated with a degree within the past year in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Sciences, Geology, or a related field. The applicant should have experience in the following areas: (1) geospatial data compilation; (2) remote sensing-based classifications; (3) data management; (4) geospatial data analysis; (5) figure and table preparation; and (6) verbal and written communication of results. Applicants should have experience with of Esri ArcGIS (version 10.X is preferred) and ERDAS IMAGINE and classification of satellite imagery.

Description of Working Conditions: Work is performed primarily in an office environment and includes long hours of working at a computer.

Compensation: $18.19 per hour

Principal Duty Station: The student services contractor will conduct their work at the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.


Apply By:7/29/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Graduate Research Assistant Mississippi 4/28/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

 

 

MS Graduate Research Assistantship in Forest Biometrics

Job Description:

One graduate research assistantship for the M.S. in Forest Biometrics is available in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University. The assistantship will include stipend, 100% tuition waiver, and reimbursement for cost of student health insurance policy. The successful candidate will work on an integrated project that aims to develop methods and models to meet the needs pertaining to the evolving resource management objectives; use combination of ground measurement and remote sensing data to understand forest structure and change; and assess trend in forest productivity and change in the southern United States. Results of this research will assist forest managers and policy makers in the region to make informed forest management decisions. The expected start date is Fall Semester of 2021.

Qualifications:

Candidates for this position must have an undergraduate degree in Forest Sciences, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, or a related field. Applicants must have a strong quantitative background with fundamental knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics. Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Some programming experience using statistical software (e.g., R or SAS) and proficiency in GIS would be preferred.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts and test scores, and the names and contact information of three references by email as a single PDF file to Dr. Krishna Poudel at krishna.poudel@msstate.edu. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A full application to the Graduate School will be required for an official offer to be made.

Additional information can be found at the MSU Department of Forestry website (https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/graduate.asp) and the MSU Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu/).

 

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

 

 

Required Education:

Undergraduate degree in Forest Sciences, Forest Ecology, Forest Management or related field.

Skills:


Candidates for this position must have an undergraduate
degree in Forest Sciences, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, or a related
field. Applicants must have a strong quantitative background with fundamental
knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics. Excellent written and oral
communication skills are expected. Some programming experience using
statistical software (e.g., R or SAS) and proficiency in GIS would be preferred.


Salary:

Tuition remission and monthly stipend


Apply By:7/28/2021

Email:krishna.poudel@msstate.edu


Posted By: Dr. Krishna Poudel