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Assistant/Associate Professor in Precision Agriculture Technologies Arkansas 9/21/2020 +
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Organization:University of Arkansas

Location:Fayetteville, Arkansas

Job Description:

Assistant/Associate Professor in Precision Agriculture Technologies, in the Agricultural Systems Technology Management Program (ASTM) of the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology (AECT) at the University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences (DBCAFLS), and the UA System Division of Agriculture, Fayetteville, AR.

Description: The University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and the Division of Agriculture invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track position (40% research, 50% teaching, 10% service) in the area of applied precision agriculture technologies. This position will be jointly funded by the College (DBCAFLS) (75%) and the UA Division of Agriculture (25%), and is one of the new “Signature Research Areas” identified by the University.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will provide exemplary leadership in establishing innovative research and teaching programs in precision agriculture technologies. The individual will also be expected to collaborate with faculty in other departments on research and teaching efforts. The individual will develop and teach courses related to the applications of precision agriculture technologies. It is anticipated that this position will lead a collaborative effort in the development of courses to comprise a new undergraduate curriculum concentration in this area.

The successful candidate will develop a comprehensive, extramurally-funded research program, in collaboration with similar positions in other UA research units on the integration of precision agriculture technologies in agricultural production, as well as direct student research and training in these areas. The integration of computer technology and electronic control systems into agricultural equipment, sensors, GPS navigation, satellite imagery, drone imagery, the use of “big data,” and data-driven decision-making is quickly revolutionizing agricultural production and processing. The UA must prepare students for these careers and contribute to cutting-edge research in the applications of these technologies. The successful candidate will proactively lead continuing efforts to build strong, multidisciplinary academic and research programs in this applied area.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time twelve-month, tenured appointment, based on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

Qualifications: PhD in Agricultural Systems Management, Agricultural Education, Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, or a closely-related discipline with demonstrated expertise in, or potential for, applications of precision agriculture technologies. The candidate should have a strong record of teaching in an academic setting, academic achievement including peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding, and ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups, including students, colleagues, and external stakeholders. Industry experience in this area is preferred.

Department: The Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology is one of nine academic departments, in addition to the School of Human Environmental Sciences, in DBCAFLS. Resident Instruction in AECT is provided by 11 full-and part-time faculty members at the Fayetteville campus with approximately 100 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students. Collaboration with additional faculty at the Research and Extension Centers strategically located around the state is supported and strongly encouraged. The Department offers a Bachelor’s degree with four concentrations including Agricultural Systems Technology Management, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Communications and Agricultural Leadership, along with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

More information regarding the ASTM Program and the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology, the University of Arkansas, and the surrounding community can be obtained by visiting the website: https://agricultural-education-communications-and-technology.uark.edu/

Application: Applicants should send a letter stating interest and qualifications including professional vitae and names of three individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference. In addition, the applicant is asked to include no more than a one-page statement on: (1) his/her professional goals, and (2) teaching philosophy. Applications should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.uark.edu/postings.

Deadline: Screening of applicants will continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Expected start date is negotiable but is anticipated as July 1, 2021.

Contact:
George Wardlow, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Head
Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology
College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-2035
Email: wardlow@uark.edu

Donald Johnson, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
dmjohnso@uark.edu


Apply By:12/21/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester - Iowa and Illinois Multiple States 9/15/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Epworth, IA, Multiple States

Job Description:

 

FORESTER – IOWA & ILLINOIS

 

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a forester. This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for administering, implementing and promoting forestry improvements through NRCS technical assistance programs on private lands across the assigned area of responsibility. Work will be accomplished primarily through the development of conservation management plans. This is a full-time, term-limited (two-year minimum) position. Duty station will be an NRCS Service Center in the Driftless Area of Northeast Iowa/Northwest Illinois.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The forester assists NRCS and its partners in promoting the management of privately-owned forested lands and riparian areas for multiple resource benefits, including forest health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality. The forester provides forestry assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources. In addition, the forester implements silvicultural practices and delivers technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of cooperating partners.

DUTIES

·     Work closely with the NRCS to identify opportunities and priorities for healthy forest restoration through the development of detailed plans using standard identification methods, costs, economics, and manpower needs

·     Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for forest management activities and assisting the District Conservationists in providing technical assistance to landowners (including site visits), resource inventories, completion of NRCS-CPA-52 Environmental Evaluation Worksheet, and Customer Service Toolkit Plan development

·     Conduct outreach activities to promote forest management objectives within the designated working area

·     Promote participation and highlight accomplishments by submitting newspaper articles to 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

·     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 and prescribed burning plans that meet NRCS criteria using Customer Service Toolkit Plan

·     Develop and provide recommendations for working in forest stands 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 internal review and input as requested on need, purpose and design during 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 as needed

·     Other functions as assigned by supervisor

 

 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Preferred candidates will possess experience working in Midwest forest ecosystems and with associated techniques to manage those forests. Knowledge of forest inventory, management, and planning for major silvicultural types of the region is preferred; map reading and GIS-GPS technology, ArcGIS skills; ability to effectively communicate and work with the general public, state, federal, NGO Partners & other cooperators and peers is also required. The forester will possess knowledge and skills in the use and operation of forestry field equipment as well as skills in preparing spreadsheets, reporting accomplishments within NWTF reporting systems and using basic computing applications. The forester will possess the ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, general public, cooperators and their peers. The position requires the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, to convey clear and persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·     Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques

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

·     Strong organizational skills and ability 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 hire date.

·     Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)

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

·     Experience working with private landowners, as well as Federal & State agencies with working knowledge of cost-share programs, such as Farm Bill programs

·     Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results, and meet deadlines

·     Applicant may be required to participate in specific training programs to use partner facilities and equipment. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and ability to secure permission to use government vehicles.

 

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 without experiencing debilitating health problems

 

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

 

 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:9/30/2020

Phone:9702274553

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester South Carolina 9/8/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Edgefield, South Carolina

Job Description:

FORESTER (South Carolina)
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a forester. This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for administering, implementing and promoting forestry improvements through NRCS technical assistance programs on private lands across South Carolina. This is a full-time, term limited position. Duty station is Aiken, SC.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The forester position assists partners in promoting management of privately owned forested lands and riparian areas for multiple resource benefits, including forest health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality. The forester provides forestry assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources. In addition, the forester will implement silvicultural practices and deliver technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of cooperating partners.

DUTIES

  • Provide multiple resource management planning that addresses significant forest and riparian health concerns on private lands through the delivery of technical assistance and available federal and state financial assistance programs
  • Develop and provide recommendations for working in forest stands and riparian areas to ensure these critical habitats are included in private lands management planning
  • Work with local conservation districts to identify and plan multi-partner landscape level conservation projects
  • Provide expertise related to management of wildlife habitat beneficial to wild turkeys, upland birds, 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
  • Develop and deliver innovative forest management techniques to landowners and cooperators through workshops, written materials, field days and educational programs
  • Provide internal review and input as requested on need, purpose and design during all stages of USDA-NRCS program forest management project planning and implementation
  • Promote awareness and collaboration of state, federal and local conservation programs and planning, and acquire project support through engagement with conservation organizations, local conservation groups, industry and local communities
  • Other functions as assigned by supervisor

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques
  • Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in Forestry from a SAF-Accredited Program or other natural resource degree with a strong forestry emphasis, or relevant experience (Applicants with a Master's degree in forestry or education/experience in wildlife management are preferred). Applicants within two months of graduating with a degree as listed and secure degree before date of hire.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS
Applicant must be able and willing to:

  • Work alone in a diverse range of climatic and topographic conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures, biting insects, and snakes, possibly in remote areas with limited access and amenities and other extreme conditions as warranted
  • Walk several miles per day in the conditions described above and drive and/or ride long distances frequently.

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

https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/1513594.html

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:10/9/2020

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester Washington 9/8/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Chehalis, Washington

Job Description:

FORESTER (WASHINGTON)
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a forester. This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for administering, implementing and promoting forestry improvements through NRCS technical assistance programs on private lands across western Washington. This is a full-time, term limited position. Duty station is Chehalis, WA.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The forester position assists partners in promoting management of privately owned forested lands and riparian areas for multiple resource benefits, including forest health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality. The forester provides forestry assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources. In addition, the forester will implement silvicultural practices and deliver technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of cooperating partners.

DUTIES

  • Provide multiple resource management planning that addresses significant forest and riparian health concerns on private lands through the delivery of technical assistance and available federal and state financial assistance programs
  • Develop and provide recommendations for working in forest stands and riparian areas to ensure these critical habitats are included in private lands management planning
  • Work with local conservation districts to identify and plan multi-partner landscape level conservation projects. Attend local applicable working groups.
  • 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
  • Develop forest management and tree planting plans for private landowners
  • 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
  • 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
  • Assist landowners and NRCS with compatible use authorization plan development, Toolkit plans, CPA-52 form and any needed NEPA or ESA compliance.
  • Assist NRCS as need on practice certification including all documentation needed to meet appropriate NRCS standard.
  • Submit quarterly activity reports to NRCS point of contact.
  • Provide training to NRCS staff and partners on healthy forest practices and forestry techniques
  • Promote awareness and collaboration of state, federal and local conservation programs and planning, and acquire project support through engagement with conservation organizations, local conservation groups, industry and local communities
  • Other functions as assigned by supervisor

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques
  • Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in Forestry from a SAF-Accredited Program or other natural resource degree with a strong forestry emphasis, or relevant experience (Applicants with a Master's degree in forestry or education/experience in wildlife management are preferred). Applicants within two months of graduating with a degree as listed and secure degree before date of hire.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS
Applicant must be able and willing to:

  • Work alone in a diverse range of climatic and topographic conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures, biting insects, and snakes, possibly in remote areas with limited access and amenities and other extreme conditions as warranted
  • Walk several miles per day in the conditions described above and drive and/or ride long distances frequently.

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

https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/1513577.html

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:10/9/2020

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester Wisconsin 9/8/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Richland Center, Wisconsin

Job Description:

FORESTER (Wisconsin)
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a forester. This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for administering, implementing and promoting forestry improvements through NRCS technical assistance programs on private lands across Southwestern Wisconsin. This is a full-time, term limited position. Duty station is in the NRCS Service Center in Richland Center.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The NWTF forester position will work closely with NRCS staff in promoting management of privately owned forested lands and riparian areas for multiple resource benefits, including forest health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality. The forester provides forestry technical assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources. In addition, the forester will implement silvicultural practices and deliver technical assistance planning tailored to customer's needs and financial assistance programs under the direction of NRCS District Conservationist's and Area Staff Specialist that meet USDA and NRCS requirements.

DUTIES

  • Provide multiple resource management planning that addresses significant forest and riparian health concerns on private lands through the delivery of technical assistance and available federal and state financial assistance programs
  • Develop and provide recommendations for working in forest stands and riparian areas to ensure these critical habitats are included in private lands management planning
  • Work with local conservation districts to identify and plan multi-partner landscape level conservation projects
  • Provide expertise related to management of wildlife habitat beneficial to wild turkeys, upland game birds, deer and other wildlife species with emphasis placed on forest health, including forest thinning, proper grazing regimes and riparian improvements
  • Prepare and 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
  • Develop and deliver innovative forest management techniques to landowners and cooperators through workshops, written materials, field days and educational programs
  • Provide internal review and input as requested on need, purpose and design during all stages of USDA-NRCS program forest management project planning and implementation
  • Promote awareness and collaboration of state, federal and local conservation programs and planning, and acquire project support through engagement with conservation organizations, local conservation groups, industry and local communities
  • Other functions as assigned by supervisor

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology is desired
  • Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Strong organizational skills, networking, communication (ex., verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred
  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in Forestry from a SAF-Accredited Program or other natural resource degree with a strong forestry emphasis, or relevant experience (Applicants with a Master's degree in forestry or education/experience in wildlife management are preferred). Applicants within two months of graduating with a degree as listed and secure degree before date of hire.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Social Media
  • Experience working with private landowners as well as Federal / State agencies with working knowledge of USDA cost-share programs
  • Applicant will have to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance and 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 Southwestern WI.

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 a full benefits package.

https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/1513581.html

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:10/9/2020

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester Wyoming 9/8/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Casper, Wyoming

Job Description:

FORESTER WYOMING
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a cooperative forester vacancy. This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for promoting, administering and implementing forestry improvements through NRCS technical assistance programs on private lands in Central Wyoming. This is a full-time, term-limited position. Duty station is the Wyoming State NRCS office in Casper, WY.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The cooperative forester will assist NRCS in promoting management of privately owned forested lands for multiple resource benefits, including forest & riparian health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality. The forester provides forestry assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources. In addition, the forester will implement silvicultural practices and deliver technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of NRCS.

DUTIES

  • Provide 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, specifically USDA Farm Bill programs
  • Develop recommendations for working in forest stands and riparian areas to ensure these critical natural communities are included in private lands management planning
  • Work with Wyoming State Forestry and local conservation districts to plan multi-partner conservation projects when opportunities exist
  • 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, invasive species control, beneficial grazing regimes and riparian improvements
  • Prepare and implement forest management plans based on accepted silvicultural practices
  • Conduct T&E reviews for NEPA/ESA compliance on Farm Bill program projects
  • Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for thinning, mastication, slash treatments, herbicide application and other forest management activities such as prescribed burning
  • Inform landowners and cooperators about innovative forest management techniques through the development and delivery of 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
  • Provide or participate in trainings or presentations related to forestry, wildlife, conservation planning certification and other topics associated with natural resource management
  • Promote awareness and collaboration of state, federal and local conservation programs and planning, and obtain project support through engagement with conservation organizations, industry and local communities
  • Other functions as assigned by supervisor

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Preferred candidates will possess experience working in forested ecosystems and riparian communities, and a working knowledge of forest wildlife and their habitat requirements. Knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, forest management and planning for major forest types of the region is required. Familiarity with NEPA & ESA and 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 need to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the public, cooperators and their peers. The position requires knowledge of USDA Farm Bill conservation programs (e.g., EQIP, CSP, CRP) and the ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in written form), and to convey clear messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of forest & riparian community management techniques
  • Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in Forestry from an 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 must secure degree before date of hire.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS
Applicant must be able and willing to:

  • Work alone in a diverse range of environmental conditions including topography, extreme hot and cold temperatures, biting insects and venomous snakes, and remote areas with limited or no access to cellular phone service
  • 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 a full benefits package.

https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/1513585.html

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:10/9/2020

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester Nebraska 9/8/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Beatrice, 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 position. The preferred duty station is the NRCS Service Center in Beatrice, 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 forester 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:10/8/2020

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Land Management Forester Alabama 9/1/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Coastal Forest Resources

Location:Chapman, Alabama

Job Description:

Summary: The land management forester is responsible for managing, harvesting, and developing company forest lands and resources for economic purposes. Also, assist procurement foresters with purchasing raw materials for the Chapman Plywood and Canter mills at the highest quality and lowest price. The land manager reports to the timber department manager.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gather accurate field data by cruising timber, mapping and marking trees to harvest, flagging property lines, sale boundaries, and streamside management zones.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of forest products on the Western Region land base.
  • Establishing and maintain boundary lines on company lands.
  • Build relationships with and supervise logging contractors while harvesting company or procurement purchased stumpage. While making sure they adhere to all Alabama BMPs and company safety policies. Also insure that each product harvested is merchandized to its highest and best value.
  • Insure timely and correct paperwork is turned in to the timber clerk.
  • Inputting and updating tract and stand level information in Tigart and Arc GIS programs. Creating maps for new land purchases and stands ready for reforestation.
  • The ability to work with outside contractors for chemical application, fertilization, bedding, and planting.
  • Develop an understanding and a relationship with area forest product companies, their needs, their specifications, and their pricing.
  • Prepare and execute an annual budget for the Western Region, which includes Harvesting, Silvicultural and Reforestation, Hunting Lease Income, and Overhead Expenses.
  • Maintaining and securing access to company land holdings.
  • Identify and eradicate invasive species on company lands.
  • Individual should have a minimum of a 2-year Associate Degree in Forestry and 3 years of land management related experience; or a BS degree in Forestry.

    Must be willing to work in rough terrain and vegetation; as well as hot and cold weather conditions.

    Certification in PLM and Burn Management, or willing to become certified in both.


    Apply By:10/31/2020

    Phone:334-606-8509

    Email:jwinters@cfpalabama.com


    Posted By: John Winters

Corporate Economist Multiple States 8/27/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Weyerhaeuser

Job Description:

Description
You are an experienced applied economist with a strong desire to join a dynamic, high-performing team at the world’s premier timber, land, and forest products company. You are smart, authentic, adaptable, accountable, and you listen. You act with urgency and bring energy to everything you do. You can master complex topics, but you can also keep it simple and concisely articulate what really matters. Are you ready to join us?

The Corporate Economist is responsible for identifying and interpreting economic, market and industry developments that affect Weyerhaeuser’s operating performance and strategic positioning. Your forecasts, analysis and insights will enhance strategic and financial decision making across the enterprise and help drive maximum value for shareholders. This is a pivotal role on a small and nimble team and requires close collaboration with Weyerhaeuser’s CEO, CFO, business controllers, and operating leaders. This role reports to the Vice President of Investor Relations & Enterprise Planning.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead fundamental industry analysis to support financial and strategic planning processes

  • Develop and maintain near-term and long-term supply, demand and pricing outlooks across the company’s key markets
  • Prepare and communicate timely industry and outlook updates across multiple levels of the organization
  • Facilitate enterprise-wide alignment on key macroeconomic and commodity price planning assumptions

Identify, analyze and communicate market and industry developments that affect business operations

  • Leverage internal and external expertise to develop unique, proprietary insights
  • Regularly advise senior management and business leaders regarding the effect of current and forecasted macroeconomic and market conditions
  • Collaborate to develop key messages for external stakeholders, including members of the investment community

Flow to work to support ad hoc initiatives and inquiries, such as:

  • Capital investment planning, competitive analysis and business valuation
  • Enterprise-wide questions regarding the company’s industries and markets

Manage and optimize the company’s economic data library and resources, including:

  • Subscriptions to third-party providers of macroeconomic and industry data
  • Enterprise-wide information delivery of proprietary and third-party information, including though use of SharePoint and PowerBI Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Forestry, Economics or related discipline required
  • PhD in Forestry or Economics preferred

Experience:

  • 10+ years of industry experience in analyzing, modeling and forecasting forest products and housing markets, and communicating with executive leaders

Knowledge base:

  • In-depth experience in developing and maintaining analytic and forecasting models for the timber and wood products industries
  • Thorough understanding of the U.S. housing market and macroeconomic fundamentals

Skills and capabilities:

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Communicates complex topics clearly and concisely
  • Able to rapidly build relationships with operational and finance leaders and senior executives
  • Enjoys collaborating across teams and business segments to drive value
  • Team player and individual contributor
  • Energetic, curious and resourceful
  • Proactively looks for ways to contribute without being asked
  • Flexible, able to effectively drive and manage change
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Able to produce high quality work for senior leaders on tight deadlines
  • Takes pride in getting the details right
  • High proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint and EViews, and/or other statistical software

https://weyerhaeuser.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=01015196&lang=en


Apply By:11/27/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Invasive Species Conservation Practitioner II Mississippi 8/24/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:The Nature Conservancy

Location:Camp Shelby, Mississippi

Job Description:

Full position details are at https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/ Click Current job opportunties and search for the position title.

The Invasive Species Conservation Practitioner II (ISCPII) performs land management activities.  The ISCPII controls exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring and also assist in floristic surveys, habitat monitoring, and other activities related to Longleaf Pine ecosystem conservation on Camp Shelby.  The ISCPII will assist in prescribed burns, maintain tools, equipment and databases.

Do not send application materials by email. Applicants must apply online.

Required Education:

See full posting at link.

Required Experience:

See full posting at link.

Skills:


  • Associates
    Degree or Bachelor of Science degree in botany/plant sciences,
    forestry, plant ecology, biology or natural resources; strong background
    in plant identification (including scientific names and using
    dichotomous keys) and 1 - 2 years’ experience in land management or
    related field. 

  • Experience working with herbicide application and invasive species management techniques.

  • Knowledge of the southeastern flora.

  • Experience with GPS units and ArcGIS software.              

  • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. 

  • Ability to meet annual training and health requirements for prescribed burning (moderate level at minimum).

  • Ability
    to safely operate and haul equipment (UTVs and ATVs) on a trailer.
    Ability to safely operate electrical and fuel powered tools and pumps.

  • See full posting for other details

  • Salary:

    Commensurate with education/experience.


    Apply By:9/30/2020

    Phone:6015582875

    Email:mlyman@tnc.org


    Posted By: Melinda Lyman

    Field Representative Multiple States 8/21/2020 +
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    Categorized Under:

    Organization:American Lumber Standard Committee, Incorporated

    Job Description:

    POSITION: Field Representative

    LOCATION: Mid Atlantic

    BACKGROUND: The American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) system is an integral part of the forest product industry's economy and is the basis for the sale and purchase of virtually all softwood lumber traded in North America. ALSC has four programs that oversee the accreditation and auditing of agencies which deal with four wood products: Grade-Stamped Lumber; Pressure Treated Lumber; Export Wood Packaging Materials; and Densified Wood Fuel Pellets. These agencies oversee grading and labeling at over 900 mills in over 15 countries and more than 5,500 packaging facilities in the U.S. Field representatives audit the performance of the grading agencies at these facilities.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities of a field inspector are to conduct spot audits of randomly selected mills and facilities who are subscribers of accredited agencies. The audit is a check on the performance of the accredited agencies and their compliance with ALSC program enforcement regulations. Every field representative is given a geographic region for which they are responsible. Each field representative is expected to complete 2 surveys of mill and facility subsets from the four wood programs within their assigned region each year. They may also be asked to conduct records checks of the accredited agencies once a year.

    REQUIREMENTS: We are seeking a highly motivated individual with the ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment. A minimum two-year forestry or wood technology degree or equivalent work experience is required. An additional 3 to 5 years’ experience in a lumber grading and/or packaging is preferred. Computer skills in Microsoft Office Excel and Word will be necessary. Good written and verbal communication skills are required. Experience with sawmill quality control and/or kiln drying is a plus. The field representative will be expected to be away from home 135- 145 nights a year.

    Essential Functions: Includes the ability to traverse distances over one mile on uneven terrain and carry 10 pounds of equipment; work in outdoor areas for extended periods in a variety of environmental conditions. Must be able to work independently during a work week and complete tasks in an efficient manner. Must be able to present themselves professionally and diplomatically in a variety of situations as they conduct unannounced inspections. Must have an insurable driving record.

    Salary: Commensurate with experience and education

    Duration of Position Opening: Until position is filled

    Contact: Submit all resumes/cover letter via email to alsc@alsc.org


    Apply By:11/21/2020


    Posted By: KBrasher

    Forest Technician Georgia 8/4/2020 +
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    Categorized Under:

    Organization:Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc

    Location:Athens, Georgia

    Job Description:

    Job Description: This position offering is for a forestry technician position to complete and participate in a wide range of tasks in an integrated business. Primary position tasks include timber inventory, timber marking, timber sale preparation, timber harvest inspections, prescribed burning, forest road work oversight, hunt lease work, boundary line maintenance, plantation establishment oversight, management plan preparation, research study establishment, study maintenance, study measurement, study data cleaning, cone harvest, tree breeding, among others. The majority of the work is outdoors in varying weather conditions. The job includes travel and occasional weekend work during busy season. This position is generally a 45-50 hour/week assignment.

    Required Education:

    The job candidate should hold a minimum of an
    Associate’s Degree in Forest Resources or a related field

    Required Experience:

    The job applicant may be entry-level or may have 2-5+ years of experience.

    Skills:

    The job candidate should hold a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Forest Resources or a related field. Prescribed fire experience is a plus. Experience with or the training in ArcGIS, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, iPads, and
    field data recorders is considered positive. Experience in herbicide application and licensure is considered a plus. 
    The candidate must be able to communicate clearly and timely and complete fieldwork in a detailed and quality manner, as this is a remote position. This position must be able to work independently as well as work
    cooperatively with other team members to complete and record data from forest management activities.  The job applicant may be entry-level or may have 2-5+ years of experience.

    Salary:

    Commensurate with experience and qualifications


    Apply By:11/4/2020

    Email:jdougherty@progressiveforestry.com

    Mailing:

    Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry
    PO Box 82013
    Athens, GA  30608


    Posted By: Derek Dougherty

    Forest Research and Operations Task Coordinator Georgia 8/4/2020 +
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    Categorized Under:

    Organization:Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc

    Location:Athens, Georgia

    Job Description:

    This position will work as part of a larger overall research and operations field team focusing on Southeastern US forest silviculture, timber asset management, tree improvement, sustainability, wildlife habitat research and operations work. The primary focus of this position is to coordinate the work tasks for DDFSI. This includes planning considerations, technician scheduling, task execution, and safety and work quality auditing. Work tasks to be coordinated include timber inventory, timber marking, timber sale preparation, timber harvest inspections, prescribed burning, boundary line maintenance, plantation establishment oversight, management plan preparation, research study establishment, study maintenance, study measurement, study data cleaning, cone harvest, tree breeding, among others. Approximately 30% of the position time will be allocated to task planning, organizing, procurement and communication. Around 20%-time appointment will be to office work, application reports, data cleaning, invoicing, and other job/data management tasks. The residual time will be spent in the field working with technicians or scientists to complete and audit the necessary fieldwork. Regular fieldwork and travel are part of this job (generally 2-4 days a week).

    The candidate must have solid verbal and written communication skills. The qualified applicant will be able to work independently as well as cooperatively with other team members to complete large research projects.

    Qualifications: The preferred candidate will hold a Master of Science degree in forestry or natural resource management related field. Candidates with a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry, wildlife management, or a Master of Forest Resources degree will also be considered for the position. Qualified candidates will have an understanding of forestry operational tasks, forest growth and management, timber sales, working with clients, field data collection, and data management - experimental design and statistics knowledge is a plus, but not required. Experience with Excel, R, Access, iPad, GIS, and ArcView are beneficial. A pesticide applicators license is also a plus. Ample prescribed fire experience or certifications (wildland fire certifications) is a plus. Registered Forester (RF) licensure or aspirations, Wildlife Biologist (CWB/AWB), or a combination of both is preferred.

    *Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

    *Paid holidays

    *Paid vacation

    *Paid sick days

    *Professional development timeline

    If interested, please send a cover sheet and your resume to jdougherty@progressiveforestry.com or you may complete an online application by going to www.progressiveforestry.com

    Application Deadline: Until position is filled by qualified candidate – Start in late Summer or early Fall preferable.

    Required Education:

    The preferred candidate will hold a Master of
    Science degree in forestry or natural resource management related field.  Candidates with a Bachelor of Science degree
    in forestry, wildlife management, or a Master of Forest Resources degree will
    also be considered for the position.  

    Skills:

    The preferred candidate will hold
    a Master of Science degree in forestry or natural resource management related
    field. Candidates with a Bachelor of
    Science degree in forestry, wildlife management, or a Master of Forest
    Resources degree will also be considered for the position. Qualified candidates will have an
    understanding of forestry operational tasks, forest growth and management,
    timber sales, working with clients, field data collection, and data management
    - experimental design and statistics knowledge is a plus, but not required. Experience with Excel, R, Access, iPad, GIS,
    and ArcView are beneficial. A pesticide
    applicators license is also a plus. Ample prescribed fire experience or
    certifications (wildland fire certifications) is a plus. Registered Forester
    (RF) licensure or aspirations, Wildlife Biologist (CWB/AWB), or a combination
    of both is preferred.

    Salary:

    Commensurate with experience and qualifications


    Apply By:11/4/2020

    Email:jdougherty@progressiveforestry.com

    Mailing:

    Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry


    PO Box 82013


    Athens, GA  30608


    Posted By: Derek Dougherty

    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