Ph.D. Assistantship Mississippi 10/27/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University Department of Forestry

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Applications are being accepted for a funded PhD graduate research assistantship (GRA) in the Department of Forestry in the College of Forest Resources and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University. The successful candidate will work under the directions of Drs. Eric McConnell and Changyou Sun in the area of forest business. Broadly, the GRA will develop analyses regarding foreign investments in United States timberlands.


The research focus will be tailored to align with the program’s mission as well as the successful candidate's interests, strengths, and professional goals. The GRA will be expected to communicate his/her research results in writing through peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and/or Extension fact sheets and bulletins. Presentations at regional, national, and international meetings will also be required. A significant contribution as a teaching assistant to at least one course offering will be necessary. Thus, applicants must be independent and passionate about furthering their education in forestry and forest business.

The PhD assistantship is available beginning August 2024. The 3-year position includes a stipend ($21,000 annually), tuition waiver, and insurance. Associated fees are the GRA’s responsibility.



Required Qualifications:

       Ability to meet all
admissions requirements to the Department of Forestry PhD program.

       Demonstrated TOEFL
scores illustrating excellence in English (written and oral) communication

       Must possess or be
able to legally obtain a valid driver’s license.

       Must be on track for
meeting all requirements for awarding the MS by Summer 2024.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

       At least one degree
in forestry, or natural resources with an emphasis in forestry, preferably the

       The second degree can
be in forestry, natural resources, agricultural economics, forest and
bioproducts, or a related field.

       At least one degree
from a United States institution in either forestry or agricultural economics

       Ability to work
independently to design and conduct experiments, organize, and then analyze

       Proficiency with
statistical, spatial analysis, and/or operations research software to solve
research problems.


       Publishing research
articles, technical bulletins, or similar reports.




Apply By:1/27/2024

Posted By: Dr. Eric McConnell

Outreach Forester Michigan 9/26/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Otsego Conservation District

Location:Gaylord, Michigan

Job Description:


The Otsego Conservation District is seeking an Outreach Forester to work with the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP). The purpose of the FAP is to provide private landowners with technical assistance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they are able to make informed decisions and implement sound strategies related to the use and management of their forestlands. The candidate will be housed in Gaylord, Michigan and will include assignments in Otsego, Crawford and Roscommon counties. Duties will be performed under the direction of the Otsego Conservation District Manager and the FAP advisory committee. This position has a salary range of $45,000 - $50,000 depending on experience.  Use of a personal vehicle is required, mileage reimbursent is provided.  


1.      Serve as initial point of contact for non-industrial private forest landowners for forest management, wildlife habitat, other natural resource issues or concerns

2.      Provide on-site land examination and resource evaluation

3.      Provide options regarding forest management that mesh with the landowners’ goals

4.      Provide options regarding wildlife habitat management

5.      Prepare written follow-up that may include appropriate handouts/materials after visiting with landowners on-site

6.      Provide advice and technical support on tree planting/reforestation for timber production, windbreaks, and wildlife habitat

7.      Assist with the District's tree sale

8.      Administer the Qualified Forest Program for Otsego, Crawford and Roscommon counties

9.      Provide diagnosis and advice on the control of insects, disease, and wildlife pests for individual trees and woodlands

10.  Provide information and make referrals regarding programs, agencies, organizations, and private sector interests that furnish technical and/or financial assistance for natural resource management activities

11.  Conduct forestry-related demonstration and workshops

12.  Prepare monthly newspaper articles and photographs

13.  Assist with preparation of the program documentation, including, but not limited to: grant applications, plan of work, monthly and annual reports, etc.

14.  Fulfill grant agreement requirements and deliverables

15.  Maintain a good working relationship with other forestry assistance providers, both public and private

16.  If not already certified, pursue certification with Society of American Foresters (SAF)

17.  Assist Conservation District and USDA-NRCS staff in achieving deliverables as well as short- and long-term goals


To Apply: Send an application packet to the Otsego Conservation District. Application packets will be accepted until the position is filled. Your application packet should include:

1.      A cover letter detailing why you wish to work in outreach forestry.

2.      Your resume detailing your work history and areas of expertise.

3.      A copy of your college transcripts (Note: upon an offer of employment, the candidate must furnish an official transcript. Official transcripts are those sent directly from the educational institution to the employer).

4.      Three references who can attest to your ability to work with forest landowners. It is suggested that at least one of them be a former supervisor.


By Email (be sure to label ALL files with your name):

By Surface Mail: Otsego Conservation District Attn:  Patricia Osburn, 800 Livingston Blvd., Suite 4A, Gaylord, MI  49735


The Otsego Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer


Required Education:

Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from an
SAF-accredited university.  Bachelor’s or
master’s degrees in forestry from a university program that is not accredited
by the Society of American Foresters will also be accepted, although not
preferred. Candidates that maintain the Certified Forester or Candidate
Certified Forester credential, regardless of degree, will be accepted.

Degrees in related fields such as biology, fisheries,
wildlife, environmental science, horticulture, or associate degrees in forest
technology will not be accepted (unless they have the Certified Forester or
Candidate Certified Forester credential).



Excellent interpersonal and public communication skills (working with landowners, public speaking, writing)

Proficieny with Microsoft Office and GIS programs



$45,000-$50,000/year depending on experience

Apply By:12/26/2023



Otsego Conservation District

Attn: Patricia Osburn

800 Livingston Blvd Suite 4A

Gaylord, MI 49735

Posted By: Otsego Conservation District

Field Forester/Forest Technician Mississippi 8/2/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

Location:Quitman, Mississippi

Job Description:

Forest Resource Consultants, Inc. is seeking to fill a Field Forester/Forest Technician position located in the Quitman, Mississippi area. The following information describes our requirements and job responsibilities.

 Position Title: Field Forester/Forest Technician

Reports To: Account Manager

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


  • Associate degree, bachelor's degree or higher in Forestry
  • Experience preferred (2â€Â5 years), but not required
  • Substantial intern experience will be considered
  • Exhibit good interpersonal skills
  • Selfâ€Âmotivated
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Proficient in basic Windows software, i.e., Excel, Word, Access
  • Employee must provide reliable 4WD transportation as well as automobile insurance.  Company reimburses for business use on a per mile basis at the allowable IRS rate.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct timber inventories
  • Mark sale boundaries, SMZ's, etc., as required
  • Supervise contract operations to ensure compliance of the terms of the contract
  • Check on progress of scheduled forest management activities, ensuring compliance with BMP's, governmental regulations, and company policies
  • Complete timber sale inspections
  • Collect GPS field data as required
  • Assist in timely completion of special projects
  • Present positive image of FRC at all times

Key Competencies:

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

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


Send resume and professional references to the following address for consideration:
Attn: Brad Edmonds
P. O. Box 75
Quitman, MS 39355


Forest Resource Consultants, Inc. is a large regional southeastern consulting firm with an excellent reputation and diverse client base, maintaining a highly ethical work standard and professional topâ€Â quality staff.

Forest Resource Consultants, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender, national origin, religion, disability, age, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. Forest Resource Consultants, Inc. is an Eâ€Â Verify company.

Apply By:6/1/2024


Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

P. O. Box 75

Quitman, MS  39355

Posted By: Brad Edmonds

Supervisory Research Economist Wisconsin 5/26/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:US Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory

Location:Madison, Wisconsin

Job Description:

The Forest Products Laboratory, a part of Research and Development for the U.S. Forest Service, is announcing a vacancy for a Supervisory Research Economist, GS-0110-13/14/15. The duty station is Madison, Wisconsin.

This position may be filled permanently through use of direct hire authorities or advertised competitively. All respondents will be forwarded the vacancy announcement information once it is advertised in USAJOBS.

The hiring manager is considering use of direct hire authorities available to:

  • Resource Assistants Program Direct Hire Authority (RAP DHA)
  • Veteran’s Recruitment Authority (VRA) • 30% or More Disabled Veteran
  • Individuals with Disabilities (Schedule A)
  • Current federal employees through lateral reassignments

Interested candidates must respond for direct hire consideration. Please follow instructions for responding to this notice and note direct hire authority eligibilities if you have them. To express interest in this position, by close of business June 12, 2023, send the attached form, a cover letter, resume, and documents confirming direct hire eligibility (if applicable) to Please redact personal identifying information from all documents.

Point of Contact

For more information about this position, please contact William A. (Andy) Martin, Assistant Director,

About the Position

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following key activities:

  • Responsible for selecting, defining, and conducting research related to unit.
  • Represents the unit, the laboratory, and the agency in matters related to research work unit such as economic assessments for technologies and provides comprehensive, best available science, life cycle analysis, and statistics.
  • Leads a team of scientist and support staff.
  • Generate original documents (i.e., papers, technical reports) to convey research to the public.
  • Discover and improve knowledge on the economic viability of new technologies.
  • Develop economic assessments of new or alternative technology concepts and the implications of their adoption by industry.
  • Dissemination of research through the generation of original documents (i.e., papers, technical reports) to convey research to the public, collaborators, sponsors, and government officials.

Required Key Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated originality related to economics.
  • Understanding of life cycle analysis and statistics.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Leadership and project / program management.

Other Information of Interest

  • One position(s) will be advertised.
  • The work schedule is Maxi flex.
  • Travel is required occasionally and/or overnight.
  • The Forest Service may use certain incentives and hiring flexibilities, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract highly qualified candidates.


Apply By:6/12/2024

Posted By: Kbrasher

Forester Multiple States 5/22/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:internal Revenue Service

Job Description:

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<p>$98,486 - $158,432 (GS 13)</p>

Apply By:3/18/2024

Phone:see link

Email:see link

Posted By: David Senn