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Longleaf Program Coordinator North Carolina 7/23/2021 +
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Organization:NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Location:Raleigh, NC, North Carolina

Job Description:

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**This position is Time-Limited position contigent upon extension of Federal Funding.**

The North Carolina Forest Service is designated as an emergency response Division and is a team of professionals who provide forest protection, resource management and environmental education to the residents and landowners of North Carolina through a variety of programs.  The NC Forest Service (NCFS) provides services to the 100 counties in North Carolina.   This position is housed within the Technical Development, Planning and Utilization Branch of the Forest Management & Forest Development Division of NCFS.  
 
This position serves as the project coordinator for the grant-funded NC Woods for Wildlife Conservation Initiative, a multi-partner effort to engage more woodland owners in forest management and certification, enhance habitat for species of conservation concern, and promote the conservation of imperiled habitats, including longleaf and bottomland hardwood forests.  This involves implementing, monitoring, and reporting progress on deliverables; administering subgrant agreements; coordinating outreach, communication, training, and workshop events; record-keeping; developing publications, exhibits and website content; and collaborating with partner agencies and organizations.  Position serves as the agency lead supporting longleaf pine restoration efforts in NC.  Position will provide state-wide leadership for the annual range-wide longleaf accomplishment report, a product of the America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative. Position will also provide leadership and support to the NC Longleaf Coalition.      
 
Duty station will be in either Wake County or Johnston County and will be discussed during interview.
Duty Station Location:   512 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC   27604 or 2411 Old US Highway 70 West, Clayton, NC   27520.
 
Work hours are typically 8-5 M-F.  Extended times of readiness will involve evening, holiday, and/or weekend work. Must be available after working hours during fire danger periods and times of emergency response.  Overnight travel will be required.
 
Official NC Forest Service uniform and a State-owned vehicle will be provided to support everyday job responsibilities.

Learn more about State Employee Benefits here: https://oshr.nc.gov/state-employee-resources/benefits.
 
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provide services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians.  The Department employs approximately 2,000 employees.
 
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Required Education:

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Required Experience:


Skills:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

 



  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

  • Knowledge of the ecology of forest types and tree species occurring in NC.

  • Experience in the practice of forestry, ecology, or wildlife biology.

  • Ability to communicate technical forestry concepts and information to diverse audiences through oral and written means.

  • Ability to coordinate and deliver trainings and educational workshops.

  • Ability to coordinate and implement outreach activities targeting forest landowners and the public.

  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with conservation organizations, agency personnel and the public.


MANAGEMENT PREFERENCES:  


  • Experience managing longleaf pine or bottomland hardwood ecosystems.

  • Experience in prescribed fire.

  • Knowledge and experience related to Geographical Information Systems.

  • Experience writing and managing grants.

  • Project management and budgeting experience.

  • Experience in team collaboration and leading teams.

  • Completion of coursework in dendrology, silviculture or forest mensuration.


Salary:


Recruitment Range



$36,677 - $62,091


Apply By:8/5/2021

Email:agr.salaryadministration@ncagr.gov


Posted By: NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Graduate Research Assistantship Mississippi 6/25/2021 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Department of Forestry in the College of Forest Resources and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University are seeking applicants for a funded M.S. assistantship. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Shaun Tanger and Dr. Eric McConnell in the area of forest logistics, which includes topics related to timber production, timber procurement, forest operations, and economic development.

The anticipated research will seek to better understand wood supply logistics in the southern United States, with a focus on Mississippi. The study topic will focus on bridge infrastructure in Mississippi vital to the forestry sector and the student will have regular interaction the Mississippi Forestry Commission. The candidate 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. Thus, applicants must be independent and passionate about furthering their education in forestry and or a closely related field.

The assistantship is available beginning in August 2021 for the fall semester or January 2022 for the spring semester. The 2-year position includes a stipend ($18,000 annually), tuition waiver, and insurance.

Required qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources, forest and/or bioproducts, or a related field, such as agricultural economics or agricultural engineering
  • 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:

  • A background or strong interest in seeking solutions to economic, management, and policy issues affecting natural resources
  • Interest or experience in using Excel or Google sheets, GIS, and Optimization tools to solve research problems
  • Experience conducting undergraduate research

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 https://www.grad.msstate.edu/. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Shaun Tanger by emailing your resume, and unofficial transcripts.

Successful applicants will 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. The application deadline for 2021 fall enrollment is August 1 (domestic) and 2022 spring enrollment is October 1 (international) and December 1 (domestic).

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:
Shaun Tanger, Ph.D.
Center for Research and Education Center
Forest and Wildlife Research Center
1815 PoppsFerry Rd.
Biloxi, MS 39532

Office: MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center , Rm. C119
E-mail: smt489@msstate.edu
Phone: (228) 546-1014


Apply By:9/25/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Trust Account Officer Tennessee 6/22/2021 +
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Organization:First Horizon

Location:Memphis, Tennessee

Job Description:

Job Details

Description
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect real property for property maintenance issues and required annual inspection fiduciary duties
  • Analyze and develop solutions to real property maintenance, management, transfer or finance problems
  • Review and analyze deeds, appraisals, contracts, leases, trust or other legal documents
  • Collaborate with Trust Officers and Administrators to ensure efficient, effective, and economical management of real estate assets and account relationships
  • Individually coordinate with prospects and/or third party service providers or professionals for real estate repair/maintenance, sales, purchase, negotiation, leasing, management or other duties as assigned
  • Meet and coordinate with beneficiaries and/or co-fiduciaries to assess property maintenance, repair, or renovation requests
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks with limited oversight and supervision • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Extreme attention to detail and organization
  • Results oriented and self-motivated
  • Strong skills on computer applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and databases/systems

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent experience/certification in general business, finance, real estate, forestry, accounting or management
  • One to three years’ work experience
  • Experience in Trust, Banking, Investment management, real estate sales or in a property management role is a plus
  • Real Estate asset management designations: Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager (CPM), Registered Forester, Certified Landman, Licensed Geologist, or real estate designation(s) a plus.

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Apply By:9/22/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Staff Forester Tennessee 6/1/2021 +
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Organization:Tennessee Timber Consultants

Location:Jackson, Tennessee

Job Description:

Tennessee Timber Consultants, LLC (www.tennesseetimber.com) is a professional consulting forestry firm specializing in managing forests for private landowners throughout Tennessee. As a Staff Forester with Tennessee Timber Consultants, you will have the challenging opportunity to practice field forestry in a variety of forest types. Responsibilities include management planning, timber inventory, silvicultural applications, timber sale administration, and client relations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Forest Management Planning: Ability to identify a client’s ownership objectives, assess forest conditions at the stand level, and provide practical forest management recommendations.
  • Inventory/Cruising: Field data collection utilizing variable and/or fixed-plot inventories.
  • Timber Sale Administration: Implementation of timber sales including boundary marking and GPS, timber marking/cruising, and oversight of harvest operations.
  • GIS: Ability to utilize GIS software including ArcGIS and QGIS.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an Associate degree in forestry or related natural resources field of study.
  • Previous experience preferred, but not required.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Capable of working long days, year-round in all weather conditions.
  • Knowledge of hardwood and pine management systems.
  • Knowledge of hardwood and pine inventory methodologies.
  • Experience with MS Word and Excel, and GIS software.
  • Applicant must also have the ability to establish a home office in the West or Middle Tennessee area.

Salary: Salary and other benefits will be based on experience and skills.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Austin Carroll
Tennessee Timber Consultants, LLC
P.O. Box 10066
Jackson, TN 38308
(731) 608-2933
Or email to: austin@tennesseetimber.com


Apply By:9/1/2021


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Staff Forester I Texas 5/21/2021 +
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Organization:Texas A&M Forest Service

Location:Hudson, Texas

Job Description:

Position Title: Staff Forester I

Department and Location: Forest Systems - Hudson

Salary: $38,000/year minimum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Major/essential duties of job: Serve as point of contact for Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) staff on water resources program throughout the region. Perform Best Management Practices Implementation Monitoring on forestry operations. Conduct BMP training workshops for loggers, foresters, and landowners. Provide technical assistance to forest sector on BMPs. Coordinate water resource activities with other groups. Maintain GIS BMP monitoring database. Conduct innovative, educational outreach programs. Enhance partnerships to increase effectiveness of TFS efforts. Actively engage in water resource stakeholder meetings. Support department and agency program delivery.

Occasional duties: Prepare and assist with various administrative tasks, plans, reports, and records. Promote the image of the TFS. Other duties as assigned

Work experience (months, years) and skills preferred: Two (2) years experience in forestry preferred.

Educational qualifications/training required: Bachelor of Science or Master’s degree in Forestry required. Excellent verbal and written communications preferred. Master’s degree in Forestry preferred. Must have or be able to obtain a Texas driver’s license within 30 days of employment and have driving record that meets agency requirements.

Working Conditions: This job may require exposure to harsh environmental conditions such as wind, sunlight, rain, and temperature extremes. It may also require walking long distances, standing for extended periods, twisting, bending, reaching, kneeling, lifting and carrying heavy objects. Job stress can be frequent when confronted with deadlines of various projects, frequent travel, long hours, and adverse weather conditions.

Comments (typing speed, hours of work, etc.): Have good oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of PC-based programs and software. Some work may occur after hours and out of town travel.

Employment Status: Full time

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

Application procedure: Submit application, resume, and transcripts to https://greatjobs.tamu.edu

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any requests for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the applicant to our Human Resources Department (979) 458-6690 or by email at amichalak@tfs.tamu.edu. EOE


Apply By:8/21/2021


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Ph.D. Biometrics Graduate Research Assistant Mississippi 5/18/2021 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University Department of Forestry

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Ph.D. Assistantship: Habitat Suitability Modeling for Bottomland Hardwoods Species at Mississippi State University

Deadline: 6/30/2021 – 12:00pm

Employer: Mississippi State University (Dr. Joshua J. Granger)

Job Field: Other

Job Type: Assistantship

Location: Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS)

Job Description: The Ph.D. student would work with Dr. Joshua Granger and the researchers from the College of Forest Resources at MSU and others from around the Southeast to explore habitat suitability modeling techniques for economically and ecologically important bottomland hardwood species within the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (LMAV). This area once supported an estimated 24 million acres of bottomland hardwood forests but the anthropogenic shifts in land use have resulted in a net loss of more than 75% of these floodplain forests. Since the late 1980s, significant efforts from national and state conservation easement programs have been invested into restoring the LMAV region. Afforestation has primarily been through artificial regeneration methods such as direct seeding and planting of bareroot seedlings. Unfortunately, these efforts have often resulted in inadequate seedling survival and growth due in part to an inability to consistently match the correct species to an appropriate planting site. Without reliable, predictable, and scale-appropriate information that matches species to optimal habitats, the afforestation and reforestation efforts of land managers and conservation agencies will continue to be suboptimal. Therefore, there is a critical need for the advancement of techniques for modeling species’ habitat requirements and predicting future stand success.

The selected candidate would develop a dissertation focused on modeling and contrasting important bottomland hardwood species’ habitat requirements and forecasting future stand productivity. Given the nature of this project, the candidate would have project-specific deliverables that must be fulfilled but would be given wide latitude to pursue an array of independent research questions. It would be expected that the candidate would publish peer-reviewed manuscripts, with manuscripts ready for publication prior to graduation, and they would be required to present their research at several professional venues. The candidate will also work closely with stakeholders to disseminate findings.

Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications:

  1. M.S. in forestry, quantitative ecology, wildlife ecology, or related fields.
  2. Knowledge of GIS/geospatial analysis in R, general statistics, and modeling.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary research group.

Highly Desirable:

  1. Record of peer-reviewed publications
  2. Spatiotemporal modeling experience (e.g., spatial statistics, time series, programming)
  3. Experience working with and managing large heterogeneous data sets

Salary: Competitive stipend with tuition waiver


Apply By:8/18/2021

Email:joshua.j.granger@msstate.edu

Mailing:

Mississippi State Department of Forestry


ATTN:  Dr. Joshua Granger


PO Box 9681


Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681


Posted By: Dr. Johsua Granger

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

Fulltime & Seasonal Foresters & Surveyors Multiple States 3/11/2021 +
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Organization:WTS

Location:Arcata, CA. , Multiple States

Job Description:

Job Description – Fulltime & Seasonal Foresters and Survey Technicians: These are for full time and seasonal positions for a qualified forestry, engineering or agriculture students, graduate students, or graduates in these programs to work under experienced professional foresters and licensed surveyors in an array of projects, job assignments, locations and under varying forest and other conditions. Primarily the work will be in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, New Mexico & Hawaii but may extend to other U.S. states and international locations. The employed full time and seasonal forester and or survey technician will be based out of an office in Arcata, California, but extended travel can be part of the job. As a general guide fulltime employee is one who are scheduled for and do work 30 plus hours per week or at least 130 hours a month. A “seasonal or temporary” employee is one who is normally scheduled to work during a particular time of the calendar year.

Required Education:

Applicants should have completed at least one year, or more, of a 2- or 4-year college program in forest management, forest engineering, forest production or equivalent and/or surveying/engineering or agricultural management and be currently enrolled or a graduate or graduate student of such a program.

Required Experience:

At least one-year of field experience in college degree work, forestry, surveying or resource land management work. 

Skills:

Full Time and or Seasonal Forester Technician Duties/
Responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities will entail work under professional foresters and or land surveyors in:

Management of forest, range and agricultural lands including but not limited to planning, preparing,
and often executing various forest and or range management plans and projects,

Large scale wildfire assessments, inventories, salvage operations, prevention and fuel breaks/reduction projects, restoration, and litigation work,

Researching and preparing timber appraisals, forest management plans and or assessments,

Preparing timber harvest and land use permits and authorizations (including but not limited to NEPA, CEQA, THP’s, NTMP’s, CFMP’s & FMP’s; EQUIP; CFIP; Exemptions
(Emergency Notices, Forest Fire Prevention Exemptions, Fire Safe Exemptions, Conversion Exemptions, Dead Dying or Diseased Exemptions, etc.), LSAA, Waivers,
GWDR’s, JTMP’s & TMG’s),

Planning and conducting complex large-scale forest and or forest carbon inventories and modeling;

Resource land assessments and timber appraisals.

GIS & GPS mapping,

Executing, training, advising, and assisting foresters and resource staff in preparing private and government agency resource projects including fire salvage and
restoration,

Planning, logistics and permitting work on agricultural and resource lands including forests,

Working with and training resource professionals from government agencies and private nonprofits,

Wildlife surveys & habitat restoration.

Duties will entail training, working under and assisting a licensed surveyor and staff conducting land and property boundary surveys; parcel splits and/or lot line adjustments; surveying easements
or rights-of-ways; and preparing maps, plats and legal descriptions.

Foresters and survey technicians should be highly motivated and be able to function and operate
independently at times as well as work well with others, especially in remote locations and under wildland and very remote conditions.

Forestry, land surveying, and land management work will often overlap on projects

Salary:

Pay rate or level commensurate with level of education in fields listed and demonstrated level of experience.


Apply By:12/31/2021

Phone:17078223628

Email:rrkwts@yahoo.com

Mailing:

WTS


P.O. Box 1136


Arcata, CA. 95518 


Posted By: W. E. Kleiner