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Assistant Professor Forest Ecosystem Services Illinois 12/11/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Location:Carbondale, Illinois

Job Description:

Position Description: The Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale seeks applicants for a 9 month tenure‐track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor effective August 16, 2020. This faculty member will collaborate with SIU Forestry colleagues as well as synergizing with scientists in other programs such as Civil and Environmental Engineering, Energy Processes, Fermentation Science Institute, Coal Research Center, Agribusiness Economics, Tourism, Sustainability, Geography, and others. The selected individual will contribute to teaching undergraduate and graduate Forestry students across programmatic specializations and will serve as a foundation or anchor point to establish a new undergraduate curriculum specialization.

Qualified Applicants are required to have 1) Ph.D. in forestry, natural resource economics, forest products marketing, or other closely related natural‐resources field by the effective date of hire. ABD applicants will be considered if all doctoral degree requirements will be completed by August 15, 2020. If all degree requirements are not completed by that date, a term, non‐tenure track appointment may be offered in accordance with University policy (http://policies.siu.edu/personnel_policies/chapter2/ch2‐faps/conting.php). 2) Demonstrated experience or ability in teaching relevant coursework 3) Strong communication skills and interest in instruction and advisement of undergraduate and graduate students. 4) Demonstrated ability and strong interest in collaborative research with natural resource research scientists and other natural resource professionals to develop and maintain an active research program. Preferred Qualifications: 1) In addition to the Ph.D., B.S. in Forestry from an SAF accredited university. 2) Record of publications in refereed journals and securing of external research grants.

Duties and Responsibilities: Course teaching requirements may include: Forest Resources Economics, Forest Land‐use Planning, Wood as a Raw Material, and other undergraduate and graduate level coursework. Involvement in teaching of our intersession field courses is expected. The incumbent is expected to advise/mentor graduate and undergraduate students. The incumbent will be expected to develop an externally‐funded research program with relevance to Illinois and Midwest region such as forest ecosystem services, urban tree utilization, harvesting, processing, and forest‐based enterprises, or related emerging research areas and lead an outreach component to assist our citizens, businesses, and agencies stimulate the southern Illinois and broader regional economies.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020 or until filled with an effective date of hire, August 16, 2020. Application Procedure: Applicants must submit: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial transcripts (official required prior to hire), 4) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, and 5) complete contact information for three professional references to:

plc1@siu.edu (electronic submission of materials in one PDF is preferred)
or
Dr. Jim Zaczek
Department of Forestry
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1205 Lincoln Drive, Mail code 4411
Carbondale, IL 62901


Apply By:1/15/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

fish hatchery manager Tennessee 11/30/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Trophy Pond Management

Location:Hohenwald, TN, Tennessee

Job Description:

Experienced, reliable, hard-working hatchery manager needed for busy, growing lake and pond management company located eighty miles southwest of Nashville, Tennessee. Must be able to drive a manual transmission, back a trailer, and operate an outboard motor. Duties will include feeding and caring for fish at our forty-four-acre fish farm, maintaining hatchery equipment, spawning some species of fish, and assisting with electrofishing surveys of clients' ponds. Bachelor's degree in fisheries science or aquaculture required. Please submit resume and three references, along with a phone number where you can be reached. Position starts February 1.

Required Education:

aquaculture or fisheries science 

Required Experience:

working at or ideally managing a fish hatchery

Skills:

spawning fish

Salary:

$42K/yr., benefits after six months


Apply By:1/1/2020

Phone:9313740536

Email:jesse.foreman@gmail.com

Mailing:

931 Camellia Dr.


Columbia, TN 38401


Posted By: Walt Foreman

Senior Forester Florida 11/20/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Florida Forest Service

Job Description:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor’s degree with a major in Forestry or related field from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university and two (2) years of professional forestry experience;

or A master’s degree with a major in Forestry or a related field from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university and one (1) year of professional forestry experience.

A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Forestry or a related field obtained outside the United States must either: 1) be obtained from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university in addition to the applicable required experience above; or 2) curriculum must include at least two (2) of the following four (4) courses: Silviculture, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration or Forest Management in addition to the applicable required experience listed above.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Requires possession of a valid Class E driver license.

Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.

NOTES: Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.

The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $39,915.72 annually.

JOB DUTIES: Provides technical assistance to urban communities and forest landowners by offering forest management advice to best meet the goals of the landowner. Assists landowners and communities with the implementation of federal cost-share programs, proper tree selection and tree planting procedures, Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) grants, Stewardship and other management plans, Tree City USA and Champion Tree designations. Responds to homeowners’ requests for analysis of shade tree and ornamental tree diseases and provides information on methods of prevention and control. Provides training to interested groups on tree planting, pruning and maintenance, and other forestry related issues. This position may be required to perform Forest Inventory Analysis (FIA) work, including FIA Certification by the United States Forest Service and gathering and recording of FIA plot data in the field.

Utilizes mass media systems such as newspaper, radio and television to keep public informed of developments in the forestry and conservation fields. Conducts forest management technical information and educational workshops for community groups and urban forest landowners. Provides local schools with information and assistance pertinent to environmental education through teacher workshops and instruction at environmental education centers.

Provides wildfire and emergency response support as directed. Assists in the development of smoke management, wildfire prevention, prescribed fire, pre-suppression burning plans and hazardous fuels mitigation. Assists in the enforcement of Florida’s open burning laws and regulations.

Provides technical assistance to county commissions, municipalities and other county and city agencies in the development and implementation of effective environmental studies and practices relating to land-use planning, zoning and development. This includes conservation and environmental planning, recreation and open-space planning, zoning variances relating to vegetation, drafting of ordinances relative to tree protection, landscaping, reclamation and preservation of natural areas, and the establishment of conservation and scenic easements to preserve natural amenities.

Performs other related work as assigned, which may include the handling of revenue.

SPECIAL NOTES:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

URL. https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/BRADENTON-SENIOR-FORESTER-42000278-FL-34203/586840400/?locale=en_US


Apply By:2/20/2020

assistant fisheries biologist Tennessee 11/9/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Trophy Pond Management

Location:Hohenwald, TN, Tennessee

Job Description:

Busy, growing lake and pond management company located eighty miles southwest of Nashville, Tennessee needs assistant fisheries biologist. Duties will include assisting with electrofishing surveys, feeding and caring for fish at our hatchery, applying herbicides to clients' ponds, making fish delivery runs, installing aeration systems, etc. Must not be allergic to hard work. Please submit resume and three references, along with a phone number where you can be reached. Position starts February 1.  

 
 
 
 

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in fisheries science or aquaculture required. 

Skills:

Must be able to drive a manual transmission, back a trailer, and operate an outboard motor. 

Salary:

$36,000/year, health insurance after six months; overtime hours available



Apply By:1/15/2020

Phone:9313740536

Email:jesse.foreman@gmail.com

Mailing:

931 Camellia Dr.


Columbia, TN 38401


Posted By: Walt Foreman

Forester - South Dakota South Dakota 11/15/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Rapid City, South Dakota

Job Description:

The National Wild Turkey Federation is seeking qualified candidates for a forester position, to be located in Rapid City, SD. The position will be a cooperative position and will be responsible for promoting forest & riparian management on private lands in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. This is a full time, 3 yr. term position with the potential to extend the term.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: 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; provides forestry assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources; implements silvicultural practices and delivers technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction

DUTIES:

  • Provide 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 consensus among partners and provide recommendations for working in oak, aspen and other hardwood 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 turkeys, elk, deer and other wildlife species with emphasis placed on forest health, including forest thinning, proper grazing regimes and riparian improvements
  • Prepare and implement forest management plans based on accepted silvicultural practices
  • Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for thinning, mastication, slash treatments, and other forest management activities
  • Obtain Tree Farm Inspector Certification and work to promote and maintain certification of Tree Farms in 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
  • Develop relationships and working partnerships with the USDA-NRCS offices, USDA-U.S. Forest Service, SD Game Fish and Parks Dept., SD Dept. of Agriculture Resource Conservation & Forestry, Conservation NGO’s, County Weed and Pest Management, County Commissioners, Private Forest Industry, Mountain Pine Beetle Conservation Leaders Group, Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group and Tree Farm committee

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Preferred candidates will possess experience working in ponderosa pine ecosystems, riparian communities and 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; 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 the use and operation of forestry field equipment and ATVs; 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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) Or applicant must be within two months of graduating with a degree as listed and secure degree before date of hire.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of forestry and wildlife biology
  • Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook

Application Deadline: December 13

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package. To apply: please visit the NWTF website at https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:12/13/2020

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Senior Research Scientist North Carolina 11/5/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:State of North Carolina

Location:Raleigh, North Carolina

Job Description:

JOB CLASS TITLE: Natural Science Research Scientist

POSITION NUMBER: 65015792

DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources

DIVISION/SECTION: NC Museum of Natural Sciences / Research and Collections

SALARY RANGE: $72,172.00 - $137,456.00 Annually

RECRUITMENT RANGE: $72,172 - $103,515

SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: GN19

COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable A

PPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time

WORK LOCATION: Wake County

OPENING DATE: 10/29/19

CLOSING DATE: 12/12/19 5:00 PM Eastern Time

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
The NC Museum of Natural Sciences and the NC State University's College of Natural Resources jointly announce a search to recruit a scientist with a research program in mammalian conservation genetics. At the Museum, this position works in the Biodiversity Research Lab, a unit within the Museum's Research & Collections section. At NC State University, this position works in the Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology program within the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources in the College of Natural Resources. The employee will have non-tenure track faculty status and associated teaching and service requirements as a Research Assistant Professor with the College of Natural Resources.

The ideal candidate will have both applied and basic aspects to their research, which may have both domestic and international focus (at least some of the research should be applicable to scientific questions within North Carolina and the southeast region). Potential areas of research specialty may include (but are not limited to) conservation genomics, population estimation and modeling, microbiome ecology, metabarcoding, non-invasive sampling, and/or eDNA. Researchers with collections-based research programs are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have many opportunities to participate in multi-disciplinary research teams that may include, among others, applied ecologists (wildlife, quantitative, spatial, forest), conservation biologists, and phylogenomicists. The successful candidate will also support graduate training through teaching and mentoring, and will teach an appropriate graduate and/or undergraduate course at NC State University.

The successful candidate should have experience in, and a commitment to, public science communication. In addition to participating in outreach programs and events at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, there are science communication opportunities with NC State University's Cluster in Public Science (i.e. citizen science, science communication, and open data). This position is jointly split between the NC Museum of Natural Sciences (55%) and the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University (45%). This position includes research, outreach, teaching and service responsibilities at both institutions.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly publications, research support and engagement. This position has several areas of responsibility, requiring a candidate with strong interpersonal skills, the ability to independently plan and implement research/teaching activities, and the ability and interest to collaborate with other researchers. The areas of responsibility of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Development of an original applied research program in mammalian conservation genetics, mammalian population biology/ecology, and/or mammalian population genetics; research programs may have local, regional, and/or international focus and will include pursuit of external research funding, data generation and analyses, and publication/dissemination of results. Some aspects of this research should be suitable for display in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences' Biodiversity Research Lab, a glass-walled laboratory 'on-exhibit' in the Nature Research Center wing of the Museum
  • Shared management and administration of the Museum's Biodiversity Research Lab, including supervision of laboratory with oversight of equipment, budgets, personnel, students, and volunteers
  • Potential collaboration with the Museum's Mammalogy Unit, a collection-based unit within the Research & Collections section
  • Teaching one class per year in NCSU's Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
  • Training/mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and/or postdoctoral researchers, with a particular focus on training that bridges museum/university goals
  • Engaging the public through science communication and/or participatory science; public engagement may be accomplished through active participation in Museum education/outreach programs, interacting with NC State University's Public Science Cluster, and/or providing opportunities for citizen scientists to contribute to authentic research initiatives.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:
** To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. **

To qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSAs listed below:

  • Considerable knowledge of conservation biology
  • Experience applying principles and practices of research, with special expertise in some aspect of conservation biology
  • A demonstrated mastery of materials, equipment, and techniques used in laboratory practices and in fieldwork
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in evolution or related subjects
  • A demonstrated track record of effective and creative science communication to diverse public audiences
  • Experience writing and/or administering grants to fund biological research
  • Experience successfully publishing technical science papers in peer-reviewed journals

Required Documentation:
Applicants should attach: a current CV; contact information for 3 personal references; and a vision statement, including how their research and science communication initiatives figure in a broader scientific context.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Doctorate degree in biology, zoology, or a science curriculum related to area of expertise from an appropriately accredited institution and three-years experience in specialty area

-OR

An equivalent combination of education and experience

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html
Position #19-11183 MNS65015792
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST, BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH LAB


Apply By:12/12/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant or Associate Professor of Silviculture North Carolina 11/4/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:North Carolina State University

Job Description:

Position Description:
The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University invites applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track position Assistant or Associate Professor in Silviculture. The appointment is 45% research, 45% teaching and 10% service. The candidate must have a strong background in forest management with an emphasis on ecological silviculture and/or forest restoration. Experience with mixed species stands, natural hardwood forests, or sensitive / threatened forest ecosystems such as bottomland hardwoods or longleaf pine is highly desirable.

Teaching and Mentoring Responsibilities:
The candidate will teach courses in the forest management and natural resources curricula. Possible courses include an undergraduate ecological silviculture course, co-teach the senior forest management capstone course, or a graduate course in the area of the candidate’s area of research on an as need basis (e.g. alternate years). The candidate will be responsible for advising and mentoring forest management and natural resource undergraduate and graduate students.

Research Responsibilities:
The candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally-funded research program in ecological silviculture. Possible areas of focus include ecological forest management, forest ecosystem restoration, adaptive management of forest ecosystems to promote forest health and other ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, biodiversity, wildlife management, water storage and flood control prevention. The candidate is strongly encouraged to collaborate with other faculty in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, and other scientists at North Carolina State University, southeastern US, and the world.

Service Responsibilities:
The candidate is expected to serve on academic committees (e.g. departmental, college, and university), supervise forestry undergraduate club, and participate in professional society activities.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Benefits, including retirement program, is competitive.

Qualifications:
The candidate must have at least one degree from a SAF-accredited forestry program, preferably a Ph.D. degree in silviculture or forest management. Ideally, the candidate will have (1) at least two years of post-doctoral experience or strong evidence of potential excellence (2) a proven track record of high-impact publications, (3) demonstrated experience or potential attract extramural funding, (4) demonstrated experience and desire to interact with undergraduates students, (5) excellent problem-solving and oral and written communication skills; and (6) desire to collaborate in teaching, research, and service missions of NC State.

To Apply:
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest and teaching philosophy, copies of college transcripts, and names and contact information for at least three references through the online application site at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/125316. Questions about the position or application process should be directed Dr. Jodi Forrester, Search Committee Chair, 919-513- 0098, or Dr. Stith Tom Gower, Department Head, 919-515-3873, stgower@ncsu.edu. Review of applications will begin on Sept 5, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Targeted starting date is August 15, 2020.


Apply By:2/4/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Intern Multiple States 10/29/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:RMS

Job Description:

Resource Management Service, LLC (RMS) is a global forestry-centered 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, Australia, Brazil, and New Zealand.

RMS is currently seeking forestry students and recent graduates to participate in the summer internship program, which has multiple opportunities located across the southern U.S. Internship opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Arkansas
  • Texas
  • Mississippi
  • Louisiana
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina

This exciting internship opportunity offers forestry students and recent graduates a chance to build on their skill sets and gain hands-on forest management experience. The successful candidate will be exposed to multiple aspects of our forest management activities.

The RMS Internships Program offers candidates the following:

  • Earning an income at a competitive wage
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Opportunity to collaborate with others in the forestry profession
  • Assessment for full-time positions as available
  • Mileage reimbursement for vehicle use

Primary responsibilities will include a range of activities such as; timber cruising, stand reconnaissance, inventory and GIS, GPS stand boundaries, contractor supervision, and boundary location and maintenance.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • The student must be currently enrolled and pursuing a four-year degree in Forestry, Forest Resources, Natural Resources, Forestry Management, or another closely related field.
  • Basic proficiency in M.S. Word and Excel, Global Positioning System (GPS) applications/devices, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Successfully pass a background check.Willingness to work in all types of weather
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic, passion, tenacity, and can-do attitude.
  • Commitment to working safely.
  • Basic forestry knowledge.

How to Apply: Send your application and resume by email to Amanda Mize, Human Resources Manager at hr@resourcemgt.com.


Apply By:1/29/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester - Nebraska Nebraska 10/28/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Kearney, Nebraska

Job Description:

FORESTER, NEBRASKA

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 conservation practices through NRCS technical assistance programs on private lands across Nebraska. This is a full-time, term limited (three-year minimum) position. The preferred duty station is the NRCS Service Center in Kearney, NE but other NRCS offices in south-central Nebraska are also possibilities.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The forester position assists the NRCS and its 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 technical assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources. In addition, the natural resources specialist will prescribe silvicultural practices and deliver financial assistance programs under the direction of cooperating partners.

DUTIES

Develop conservation plans that address multiple forest and riparian health concerns on private lands through the delivery of technical assistance and available federal and state financial assistance programs

Develop recommendations for woodlands to ensure that they are being conserved in private land management plans

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

Provide expertise related to management of woodlands for wild turkeys, deer and other native species Develop contracts with private landowners for the implementation of forest management practices

Develop and deliver innovative woodland 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 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

Participate on forestry-related sub-committees & workgroups with conservation partners and assists NRCS State Biologist/Forester with review and revision of conservation standards, specifications and job sheets

Other functions as assigned by supervisor

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Preferred candidates will possess experience working in forest ecosystems and a working knowledge NRCS programs and processes.
  • Applicants must have a working knowledge of forest management techniques, habitat requirements for woodland wildlife, and GIS/GPS technology.
  • The natural resources specialist must be able to effectively communicate and cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators, and their peers.

QUALIFICATIONS

Demonstrated knowledge of restoration techniques and sustainable management practices for forest lands; especially riparian woodlands

Demonstrated knowledge of habitat requirements for woodland wildlife species

Ability to develop conservation practice prescriptions for woodlands 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 will need to secure degree before date of hire.

Demonstrated proficiency using GIS and Microsoft Office programs 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 skillset and includes an excellent benefits package.

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

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:1/28/2020

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Assistant Professor – Human Dimensions/Communications Arkansas 10/3/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Arkansas at Monticello

Location:Monticello, Arkansas

Job Description:

The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center are seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position to contribute to and lead a dynamic academic and research program in natural resources human dimensions and communications.

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

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative, dynamic research program in natural resources human dimensions and communications; develop grant proposals and secure funding; and publish in peer-reviewed, nationally-recognized scientific journals. Additional responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring graduate students, advising undergraduate students, and contributing to cooperative research efforts by faculty and other stakeholders in the region. Teaching duties include courses in human dimensions, communications in natural resources, contemporary issues, and related courses in support of the program. The tenure-track, 12-month position will carry the rank of assistant professor with an appointment of 60% teaching and 40% research.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a natural resource/environmental-related field with experience in communications/human dimensions. The successful applicant must value rigorous, high-quality teaching, have strong written and oral communication skills, demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with a variety of communication tools, and have expertise in measurement and data analytic procedures in the scientific study of human dimensions. He/she should also have a proven track record of successfully distilling and communicating issues related to natural resources to subject-area specialists, natural resource managers, and the general public. The ability to secure research funding and publish in respected scientific journals is expected. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and have a valid driver’s license.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications including excellent fringe benefits.

Application: Submit a cover letter, résumé, transcripts, a statement of research interest and teaching philosophies, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to: Rhonda Parris, parris@uamont.edu. All material must be submitted electronically, and all applicants must also complete an Employment Application available at http://uam-web2.uamont.edu/pdfs/FinAdmin/EmploymentApplication.pdf. Inquiries: Phone (870) 460-1052; email: parris@uamont.edu.


Apply By:1/3/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant Professor – GIS and Remote Sensing Arkansas 10/3/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Arkansas at Monticello

Location:Monticello, Arkansas

Job Description:

The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center are seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in GIS and remote sensing with emphasis on natural resources and geospatial technologies.

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

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

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a natural resource-related field with extensive experience in GIS and remote sensing, or in a geospatial science with extensive experience in natural resources management. Ability to attain a Remote Pilot Certificate for operation of a small-unmanned aircraft system is desirable. All candidates should value high-quality teaching, have an ability to secure funding, and have an active record of publication. The ability to work effectively with other faculty members, students, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations is required. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and have a valid driver’s license.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications/Excellent fringe benefits.

Application: Submit a cover letter, résumé, transcripts, a statement of research interest and teaching philosophies, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to: Rhonda Parris, parris@uamont.edu. All material must be submitted electronically, and all applicants must also complete an Employment Application available at http://uam-web2.uamont.edu/pdfs/FinAdmin/EmploymentApplication.pdf. Inquiries: Phone (870) 460-1052; email: parris@uamont.edu.

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


Apply By:1/3/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Forest Biometrician - El Dorado, AR Arkansas 9/30/2019 +
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Organization:PotlatchDeltic Corporation

Location:El Dorado, Arkansas

Job Description:

Lead analyst in the Forest Analysis and Inventory group.  The individual will have a lead role in key company initiatives including harvest scheduling, growth and yield modeling, silviculture, inventory cruising, year-end inventory, and forest data management and design.   

  • Serve as organization lead providing operational decision support tools and analysis.
  • Work proactively with Timberlands Silviculture Program Managers in ID and South to optimize silviculture regimes - identify critical analysis needs, analyze data, and communicate results to a wide variety of audiences.

Forest Biometrics:

  • Function as expert within organization regarding forest statistical analyses.

Data Quality Assurance/ Control:

  • Participate and eventually lead inventory field audits.
  • Ensure high-quality forest inventory data by implementing industry standard quality control procedures.

Required Education:


  • Advanced Degree in forestry, biometrics, natural sciences, resource management, statistics, or related field

Required Experience:


  • Demonstrated
    forest industry experience and track record of success

  • Advanced
    demonstrated proficiency with growth modeling systems, such as the Forest
    Vegetation Simulator (FVS) or the Simulator for Managed Stands (SiMS)
  • Demonstrated
    proficiency administering and communicating advanced statistical analyses

  • Demonstrated
    skills performing advanced data management/ display techniques with statistical
    software such as R or SAS



    • Skills:


      • Strong
        working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Database Designs

      • Advanced
        knowledge of sampling theory

      • Expected
        to travel ~+-20% annually

      • Excellent
        project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects
        simultaneously

      • Effectively
        communication and presentation skills with District Forest Managers, Senior
        Field Forests, and Region Manager/Director level leaders


      Salary:

      Depends on experience.


      Apply By:12/30/2019

      Email:Courtney.Stolp@potlatchdeltic.com

      Mailing:

      601 West 1st Ave, Ste 1600


      Spokane, WA 99201


      Posted By: Shelbea Bean