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Regional Biologist - South Atlantic: Florida South Carolina 8/5/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Location:To be determined., South Carolina

Job Description:

The Southern Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is seeking an experienced biologist to join our South Atlantic Conservation Team. We seek a highly-motivated, self-starting, collaborative individual to work as a key member of a team of biologists, engineers and land protection professionals that are based out of Hanahan, South Carolina. The successful applicant will assist with implementing conservation projects on private and public lands and will have a primary focus on implementing and increasing project delivery in Florida. The responsibility of the position will primarily be the protection, enhancement and restoration of wetlands and associated habitats important to waterfowl and other wetland dependent wildlife species.

This position location will be determined based on the candidate selection.  The position will report to the Director of Conservation Programs in the DU South Atlantic Office in Hanahan, South Carolina.

Required Education:

Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field; an advanced degree is desired.

Required Experience:

Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience and have a strong knowledge of biological principles and practices. Field experience with waterfowl and other wetland dependent birds, as well as wetland ecology and management (moist-soil, coastal marsh, forested wetlands) is a primary consideration for this position. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Proven proposal/grant writing skills and project management capabilities are necessary. Familiarity with the region's biological resources, local and regional environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial. Applicants should be knowledgeable about state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies, and laws/regulations. Examples include (but are not limited to) the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, National Coastal Wetlands Grants, Restore Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act and Clean Water Act.


The ideal candidate will be a self-starter adept at identifying opportunities focused on enhancement, restoration, acquisition and protection of wetlands and associated habitats to fulfill DU's conservation objectives within the South Atlantic. The incumbent biologist will be responsible for project development and management. Project development duties include identifying potential projects, developing/maintaining relationships with public and private partners, and obtaining funding from a wide variety of sources for project work. This also includes writing and submitting proposals to various agencies, foundations and other funding sources to secure project funds. Project management responsibilities include development of agreements, project accounting, planning, permitting, implementation and reporting in collaboration and coordination with agency partners and other stakeholder groups, DU biological and engineering staff, consultants and regulatory agencies to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects. He/she must also assist with fundraising and outreach events, represent DU at wetland conservation venues, and help with other conservation activities. He/she would be required to establish and maintain relationships with key DU volunteers and fundraising staff and provide DU management with timely communication on project work/issues. Finally, he/she would assist communication staff with developing information to educate and promote DU's wetland conservation efforts. Working hours for this position is a balance of office and field work and the approximate allocation of time is dependent on scheduling, seasonal priorities and other factors.


Commensurate with education and experience.

Apply By:8/30/2019



Please visit our website at to submit an application, resume, references and cover letter indicating your qualifications and why you are interested in the position.  For more information, please contact James Rader, Director of Conservation Programs, 843-261-5751 or

It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


Posted By: Maribeth Lane

Forester/Wildlife Biologist Missouri 8/7/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Houston, Missouri

Job Description:


NWTF Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Missouri

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has an immediate need for a full-time, term limited  (minimum of 3 yrs) Forester or Wildlife Biologist to work in the Ozark Highlands of Southern Missouri.  Work will be conducted cooperatively with the USDA Forest Service Mark Twain National Forest, NRCS state and local offices, agency partners, and other NWTF staff to manage and expand projects on the national forest and provide technical assistance to landowners, primarily through the development of conservation plans. Duty Station will be either the Houston or Eminence NRCS office.  


·         Collaborate with Forest Service on the development of Stewardship proposals focusing on the restoration of natural communities and wildlife habitats.

·         Develop, administer, implement, and monitor NWTF/Mark Twain National Forest Stewardship Agreements and contracts in cooperation with Mark Twain National Forest staff.

·         Identify opportunities and provide management recommendations for wildlife habitat improvement projects for game and non-game species to be included as service work items on Stewardship agreements and contracts. 

·         Manage subcontractors to implement forest management, timber stand improvement, non-native invasive removal, enhancing openings, and other habitat management activities.

·         Seek additional grant funding, develop partnerships, and work with volunteers to expand conservation activities on National Forest System lands.

·         Construct update reports, manage data, and provide oversight for all contract administration.

·         Provide private landowner conservation technical assistance with a priority focus in Howell, Oregon, Shannon, Texas, and surrounding counties.

·         Collaborate with Forest Service and NRSC on development of existing and future Joint Chiefs Proposals and future landscape level restoration projects.

·         Assist District Conservationists in providing technical assistance to landowners expressing an interest in forest and wildlife management as related to NRCS Farm Bill Programs, including site visits, resource inventories, and Customer Service Toolkit Plan development.

·         Provide forestry and wildlife support to NRCS for implementation, checkout, and certification of planned activities utilizing conservation practices standards, specifications, and job sheets.

·         Develop Forest Management Plans that meet NRCS criteria using Conservation Desktop.

·         Promote participation and highlight accomplishments by submitting newspaper articles to all local newspapers within the project area and providing radio interviews on identified radio stations.

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


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Preferred candidates will possess experience working in forest ecosystems, riparian communities and a working knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements.  Knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, fire behavior, 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.  Knowledge of USDA Farm Bill conservation programs (e.g., EQIP, CSP, CRP).






·         Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a SAF accredited program or a

degree in wildlife biology / mgmt. or natural resources related field (Master’s degree preferred).   Experience with forestry and silviculture, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology is preferred. 

·         Strong organizational skills, networking, communication(ex., verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred

·         Experience working with private landowners as well as Federal / State agencies (ex. NRCS, MDC, USFS) with working knowledge of cost-share programs, such as EQIP(NRCS)

·         Ability to use Excel, ArcMAP, Google Maps, and other computer mapping systems, including Trimble GPS, to identify and delineate project boundaries

·         Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, & social media

·         Able to work in a wide range of field conditions often requiring rigorous physical activity

·         Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results, and meet deadlines; applicant must be self-motivated, responsible and have ability to solve problems.

·         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.

·         Applicant may be required to participate in specific training programs to use partner facilities and equipment.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license & will be based out of a NRCS office within Southern Missouri.


This position will require moderate overnight travel.  The NRCS will provide office space in the Houston and/or Eminence office.  Excellent benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.   Application Deadline – September 6, 2019.

Apply at the NWTF website (




Apply By:9/6/2019



Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester Arkansas 7/31/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Arkansas Department of Agriculture

Location:Little Rock, Arkansas

Job Description:

Education/experience requirements:

  • The equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in forestry or a related field.
  • One year of experience in forest management or a related field.
  • Registered forester in accordance with ACA 17-31-301.
  • Pass annual physical standard as a condition of employment.
  • Must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. (Within 90 days of hire date)

Knowledge of:

  • Forest management practices and techniques.
  • Fire prevention and fire suppression theories and methods.
  • Laws and regulations affecting fire control and forest management.
  • Supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Federal and state forestry programs available for forest landowners, communities and fire departments.

Ability to:

  • Plan and coordinate work activities and monitor performance of subordinates.
  • Prepare and make public presentations and conduct forestry training.
  • Collect data, analyze needs assessments, and prepare written forest management recommendations for private and public forest landowners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Frequent twenty-four (24) hour on-call duty and frequent exposure to hazardous conditions while fighting fires and marking timber.
  • AFC Residency policy: Forest Rangers and Foresters must reside within the county of their work station/counties of responsibility, or reside within a distance that will allow for the employees to arrive at the work station and be in route to the emergency within a thirty minute time period.

Hiring Authority:
Arkansas Department of Agriculture
1327 Scogin Drive
Monticello, AR 71655
Phone: 870/367-2050

Standard State of Arkansas employment application required

Apply online:


Entry Level Salary: $40,340

Apply By:10/31/2019

Posted By: KBrasher

Research Economist California 7/31/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:USDA Forest Service

Job Description:

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) is seeking a candidate for Research Economist, GS-0110-12/13. This is a permanent, full time position. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity.

Brief description of duties associated with this position
The incumbent will be a scientist in the Urban Ecosystem and Social Dynamics (UESD) Program. The UESD program of research is national in scope, with documented extensions to international applications. Three problem areas are addressed: (1) Realize an abundant and sustainable supply of ecosystems by examining the relationships among human uses, human values, ecosystem services, and management; (2) Investigate how to reconnect humans and nature considering the roles of changing demographics, cultures, urbanization, socio-economics, and technology on use and sustainability of natural resources; and (3) Manage ecosystems to better reflect the desires of the American people by determining the impacts of public policies on ecological and social patterns and processes. The goal for research in these areas is to better understand the interconnections among ecosystems, people and social institutions in ways that will inform policy and improve management of forests and other natural resources. The incumbent will conduct research across all three problem areas. An individual who has completed a graduate degree in economics or a similar field will be a good fit for this opportunity.

The incumbent will focus research on contemporary natural resource issues including vegetation management activities, water resources, forest disturbances, and recreation. To address such topical areas, it is anticipated that the scientist will have knowledge, skills, and abilities in econometrics, microeconomic theory, forest economics theory, natural resource and environmental economics, production economics, valuation methods, spatial statistics, Monte Carlo simulation methods, GIS, and programming in R/Stata/SAS. The incumbent individually plans and conducts complex analyses, and collaborates with other scientists in designing, integrating, and conducting larger, complex multi- and transdisciplinary studies undertaken by the agency and collaborators which require expertise in economic aspects of ecosystem services and natural resources management.

The incumbent has primary responsibility for evaluating data, conducting analyses, determining significance of findings, and formulating conclusions. Findings are reported out by the scientist alone or with co-authors as prepared talks at scientific and professional meetings, webinars, workshops and training sessions and in written form through proceedings papers, book chapters, reports, station publications, and peer reviewed journals. Consultations and technology transfer of findings to facilitate application of findings and improved understanding are also part of the assignment.

About PSW
PSW is one of several research stations in the research and development (R&D) arm of the Forest Service, a component of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and works at the forefront of science to improve the health and use of our Nation's forests and grasslands. The work has a steady focus on informing policy and land-management decisions, whether it addresses invasive plants and insects, degraded river ecosystems, or sustainable ways to harvest forest products. Our researchers work independently and with a range of partners, including other agencies, academia, nonprofit groups, and industry. The information and technology produced through basic and applied science programs is available to the public for its benefit and use.

Community and Surrounding Area
The following duty locations are being considered for this position:
Davis, CA
Davis is noted for its small town atmosphere, and an emphasis on parks and open spaces. It is about 20 miles West of Sacramento, the state capital of California. The Davis Farmers Market is held year-round on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Central Park. It is a unique shopping experience. In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables sold by local farmers, often organic, attendees can find gourmet foods, live entertainment, specialty products, and arts and crafts. Known as an environmentally aware and socially innovative city, Davis boasts more than 50 miles of bicycle paths and more bicycles per capita than any other city in the nation. There are 31 parks and 453 acres of improved developed landscape owned and maintained by the city. More information is available at

Riverside, CA
Riverside is a city in the Inland Empire and is located in southern California. It is known for many parks, museums, historical sites of interest, entertainment options, shopping, dining, and recreation settings. The city is in close proximity to three southern California National Forests. Within a few hour’s drive of the city you can arrive at beaches, mountains, or desert locations.

How to apply: The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position and to establish the appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the advertisement. If you are interested in applying for this position, contact Kevin Rincon at by close of business on August 21, 2019.

Apply By:8/21/2019

Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant Professor and Wildlife Extension Specialist Alabama 7/30/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Location:Auburn, Alabama

Job Description:

Job Description: The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are seeking applications for a full time, 12-month tenure track Extension Specialist position at the Assistant Professor rank. The successful candidate will develop an extension and outreach program (75%) to educate landowners, natural resource professionals, and other stakeholders in topic areas of applied wildlife management, wildlife damage management, habitat and population management, and/or habitat restoration. The Extension Specialist will be a part of the Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Extension Team and is expected to work independently and in collaboration with other faculty in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences along with several state, federal, and NGO partners. The successful applicant will synthesize, apply, and disseminate research-based information and expertise to address relevant and timely information needs in one or more of the above areas, develop and deliver educational programs through a variety of media including publications, social media, websites, distance learning, and demonstrations, and secure extramural funding to support Extension programming. The Extension Specialist is expected to provide programmatic leadership, training, and technical support to regional and county extension agents and other Alabama Cooperative Extension System personnel. The candidate will also teach and advise (25%) undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in wildlife ecology and management and engage in some limited applied research relevant to their area of extension programming. This position will be on the Auburn University campus in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. Review of applications will begin September 1 and continue until a suitable candidate has been recommended for appointment.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in Wildlife Sciences or related field at the time employment begins. The successful candidate must demonstrate a compelling interest and capability to deliver science-based information to a variety of audiences. Experience with Cooperative Extension and educational outreach programs preferred. Ability and willingness to teach undergraduate and graduate courses is required. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the date of appointment is scheduled to begin and must be able to communicate effectively in English.

Salary: Will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Applications must be submitted online at by September 1, 2019 and should include a 1) letter of application, 2) resume, 3) transcripts, and 4) full contact information for three references. For more information: Contact Dr. Mark D. Smith, Chair, Search Committee, phone:(334)844-8099; email:

Apply By:9/1/2019

Posted By: KBrasher

Forester - Arkansas Arkansas 7/17/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Lonoke, Arkansas

Job Description:


NWTF Forester - Arkansas


The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a forester position working out of a NRCS office in Lonoke, Arkansas.  This is a cooperative position with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and will be responsible for implementing and promoting forest management on private lands in the Mississippi Delta Region of Arkansas.  This is a full-time, term limited (minimum of two-years) position. 


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: :   Monitor, evaluate, and plan conservation activities on ACEP-WRE and WRP easements, provide technical assistance to private landowners regarding timber management on re-forested hardwood plantations, identify additional management needs on ACEP-WRE/WRP easements, and assist partners with outreach efforts regarding bottomland hardwood management. 


·         Evaluate current status of WRE/WRP plantings to determine management need

·         Complete status checks and practice certifications to ensure landowner compliance

·         Provide technical assistance to private landowners to include timber harvest recommendations and oversight

·         Work with landowners to implement habitat management practices in order to create/manage early successional habitat

·         Explore additional funding opportunities in order to leverage NRCS dollars

·         Utilize tools developed by the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture to identify overstocked stands

·         Identify opportunities to increase partnership between public and private landowners

·         Create and submit quarterly/annual reports to highlight partnership accomplishments


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Preferred candidates will possess experience working in bottomland hardwood ecosystems and knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements, to include T&E species; knowledge of forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region; experience with and understanding of the Farm Bill and its programs; knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills; ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned; ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and peers; skills in communicating both orally and in written form to convey clear, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others; proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications



·         Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a SAF accredited program

·         Strong organizational skills, networking, communication (ex., verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred

·         Experience working with private landowners as well as Federal / State agencies (ex. NRCS, AGFC, USFWS, FSA) with working knowledge of cost-share programs, such as EQIP (NRCS)

·         Experience with forestry and silviculture, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology is desired

·         Able to work in a wide range of field conditions often requiring rigorous physical activity

·         Capability to work independently with little direct supervision

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

·         Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results, and meet deadlines; applicant must be self-motivated, responsible and have ability to solve problems



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

Application Deadline: Friday, August, 23rd 2019


To apply: please visit the NWTF website at




Apply By:8/23/2019



Posted By: Lisa Wart

Technical Services Forester / GIS Georgia 6/20/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Resource Consultants, LLC

Location:Macon, Georgia

Job Description:

Job Duties

•         Participate with our Technical Services team, which provides various technical services 

to FRC managers and clients.


•         Develop an understanding of the FRC business model, especially the importance of 

producing high quality products in a cost‐effective manner.


•         Develop a thorough understanding of ArcGIS and associated tools, including an 

understanding  of relational databases such as SQL Server and their use at FRC.


•         Maintain and update property level spatial and attribute data within ArcGIS or similar 



•         Develop an understanding of FRC’s internal inventory processor and assist with inventory 

design,  processing, and reporting.


•         Provide support for FRC’s handheld field data collection systems and inventory data 



•         Generate various project related maps, reports, and documents for clients.


•         Provide managers with insight on innovations in the geo‐spatial arena.


•         Assist managers in the competitive bid process through support of mapping and data 

management time‐and‐expense estimates.


•         Assist with other special projects as requested.


•          Promote a positive image of FRC with clients, associates, contractors, and the general 



Required Education:

Bachelor's degree or higher in Forestry.  Working knowledge of biometrics, mensuration, volume equations, quantitative analysis, and statistics.  

Required Experience:

5+ years of practic experience with ArcGIS or similar mapping and data management systems.  Practical experience in inventory design, workup, and reporting.




•         Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Forestry and 5 years practical experience.


•         Practical experience with ArcGIS or similar mapping and data management systems.


•         Practical experience in inventory design, workup, and reporting.


•         Good understanding of biometrics, mensuration, volume equations, quantitative analysis, 

and  statistics.


•         Working knowledge of other standard computer software packages, e.g., Word, Excel, and 

Access (especially databases).


•         Working knowledge of forest finance and economics.


•         Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.


•         Must possess good interpersonal skills and be able to work well with others in team 

production situations.


•         Ability and willingness to take on new projects with little supervision.


•         Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.



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


Apply By:9/20/2019


Send resume and professional references to:

Paul Nace, Director of Technical Services

Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

717 North Avenue

Macon, GA 31211

Posted By: Jennifer Woodson

Global Acquisitions Manager Alabama 5/2/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Resource Management Service, LLC

Location:Birmingham, Alabama

Job Description:

Resource Management Service, LLC. (RMS) is a global timberland investment manager with significant expertise in all phases of institutional timberland investing. Founded and managed by forestry professionals and owned by its employees, RMS is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices across the U.S. South, in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, and China.
Responsibilities: The Global Acquisitions Manager is responsible for overseeing all underwriting, due diligence and closing items related to the acquisition and disposition of large timberland assets in current operating regions (U.S. South, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia). The role will involve working with all levels within the organization with communications and deadlines. This role also includes working with third parties and building external relationships to ensure a thorough understanding of current market conditions.
Specific duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Work with various levels within the organization to drive growth opportunities, analyze the current market, provide insight on key players and perform financial analysis
  • Participation in strategy development on each acquisition
  • Work with internal groups to coordinate all aspects of each acquisition and large disposition
  • Develop and manage relationships with outside parties
  • Oversee all aspects of the closing process, including the internal post-closing process
  • Manage market intelligence
  • Managing forest industry relationships
  • Monitor the valuation process ensuring all goals and objectives are met
  • Participation in planning, budgeting and executing annual business plans
  • Coordinate and lead meetings on progress of transactions
  • Tracking and benchmarking of key acquisitions over time


Required Education:

Bachelor of Science in Forest Management or related Natural Resources program preferred, Master's degree is a plus

Required Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of professional work experience in Forest Management and/or Real Estate


In-depth knowledge of Discount Cash Flow analysis
Harvest scheduling background preferred
Operational experience preferred
Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) preferred
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong planning, organizational and time management skills
High level of proficiency in computer skills/spreadsheets/presentations
Willing to travel as needed

Apply By:5/31/2107


If you interested in applying for this position, please
send your resume to

Posted By: Ian Munn