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Laboratory Technician Senior Kentucky 11/10/2022 +
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Organization:University of Kentucky

Location:Lexington, Kentucky

Job Description:

Position Title: Laboratory Technician Senior

Working Title: Senior Forestry Technician, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Kentucky. This is a 12-month appointment with an anticipated starting date January, 2023. Salary range: $15.00 - $24.02 hourly.

Position Overview:
The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources provides undergraduate and graduate instruction, research, and Cooperative Extension Service educational programs in forestry and natural resources. The Department has strengths in a wide range of forestry and natural resource management interests including upland hardwood ecology and management, restoration and reforestation, hydrology/watershed management, invasive species, and wildlife ecology/management. For information about the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, see https://forestry.ca.uky.edu/.

The Senior Forestry Technician will work with faculty in the Department and provide assistance for both on-campus and off-site field activities. Primary responsibilities will be: 1) Field Data Collection - collect field data for research projects relating to forest management, silviculture, ecology and wildlife. Duties include, but are not limited to, maintenance and use of data logging equipment; use of basic forest inventory equipment; establishing, maintaining and monitoring long-term forestry research plots; mapping forest stands; maintenance and use of GPS equipment; use and maintenance of soil sampling equipment; 2) Laboratory Management and Analysis – duties include, but are not limited to, lab sample preparation, basic analysis, lab management, lab sample quality control, safety management, and inventory; 3) Data Management and Analysis - duties include, but are not limited to, data entry, database management, geospatial and statistical analysis of research data, and data quality control; and 4) Writing technical and research documents - duties include, but are not limited to, writing data analysis summaries, assistance writing applied research manuscripts, and assistance writing grant proposals.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

Qualifications:
Candidate will have a minimum of a B.S. degree in forestry, ecology, environmental sciences, biology, or related field. A M.S. degree is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with at least three years of experience working on forestry, ecology and/or wildlife related projects, and demonstrated experience working with partners such as woodland owners, industrial foresters, state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations. Position will require frequent overnight travel, extensive work in the field, and the development of numerous professional contacts.

Application Procedure:
To apply for job #RE36931, submit a UK Online Application at https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/432442. If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555, press 2. Application deadline is December 1, 2022. If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555, option 2 or email ukjobs@email.uky.edu. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants for certain positions must undergo a national background check and COVID-19 vaccination policies as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. Questions can be directed to: Dr. Chris Barton, Phone (859) 257-2099, Email: barton@uky.edu.


Apply By:12/1/2022


Posted By: KBrasher

Biological Science (Research) Technician South Carolina 11/10/2022 +
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Organization:USDA Forest Service

Location:New Ellenton, South Carolina

Job Description:

The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station (USFS-SRS) Center for Watershed Science will be recruiting to fill a term, full-time Biological Science (Research) Technician, GS-0460-07 (starting salary from $44,740 per year). The position is located at the Savannah River (SR) Site in New Ellenton, SC. This position is for a three-year term and is telework eligible. The purpose of this outreach is to inform prospective applicants.

This outreach notice is being circulated to inform potential candidates of a future possible job opportunity, to gauge level of interest, and to help the deciding official to determine an optimal way in filling the unit’s staffing needs. Please complete and follow the instructions on the outreach response form at the end of this document; this will ensure you receive the official position vacancy announcement directly.

ABOUT THE POSITION: This position supports the research mission of the Southern Research Station and the Center for Forest Watershed Science (SRS-4353), focusing on a Department of Energy funded research project to improve the understanding of the impacts of both fire conditions and post-fire rainstorms on carbon and nitrogen cycling in burned ecosystems. This project is in collaboration with Savannah River, Clemson University, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The position is part of an interdisciplinary research program developing publications, data products, technical reports, and presentations.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Works in collaboration with other station leaders and the national office to enhance the accountability, transparency, and delivery of services in a multiagency land management mission environment, which serves the needs and interests of a diverse public.

Responsible for field activities, data management and analysis, and reporting. Principal field activities are assisting with all site preparation and baseline data collection, including but not limited to, aiding in the application of fuel load amendments, marking site boundaries, collecting baseline data including terrestrial lidar, soil temperature, soil moisture, fuel loading, soil samples, and standing biomass.

Work will also include assistance in conducting controlled burns, with the obligation that the technician secures a USDA Forest Service Red Card. Data management and analysis are a core component of the position, with a focus on data sets generated from this project (e.g., geospatial, time series, biogeochemical, and forest inventory data).

Other duties include attending project-related meetings both virtually and in-person, engaging with Forest Service personnel and collaborators, interfacing with Savannah River Site Fire Team, synthesizing data and literature, preparing data for publications and presentations, and other duties as assigned.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Jeff W. Atkins at jeffrey.atkins@usda.gov or 803.522.0791.


Apply By:12/1/2022


Posted By: KBrasher

Roaming Utility Forester/Contract Arborist Alabama 11/4/2022 +
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Organization:Arbor Metrics llc

Location:Birmingham , Alabama

Job Description:

Roaming Utility Forester/Contract Arborist

 

This position provides planning, scheduling, reporting, and project management for utility right-of-way vegetation management programs throughout our operating region. Roaming area in Alabama. Overnight stays, per diem. Experience and 2-4 degree in related field preffered.

Pay:Competitive, Hourly

Benefits:

  • Health & Dental Insurance.
  • 401K with Company Match.
  • Paid holidays/sick leave/vacation.
  • Company Vehicle.

At ARBORMETRICS we are always looking for people with knowledge of local trees and vegetation, good communication and computer skills, a valid driver's license, and the ability to work independently safely, and efficiently.

ARBORMETRICS specializes in combining the power and expertise of our people, software, and hardware into mobile workforce solutions that streamline your vegetation management program.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Inspect right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance activities.
  • Assist with developing bid package maps and work manifests.
  • Obtains oral/written permission from property owners to trim or remove trees and apply herbicides. Arranges with customer or property owner to obtain access to the property, advises of any interruption in services, explains work to be performed, etc.
  • Discusses responsibility for apparent property damage, and repairs for minor damage, and refers controversial cases to the General Foreperson/Project Coordinator.
  • Research easement and land rights for widths, rights, and restrictions.
  • Meet with landowners to explain vegetation management work.
  • Mark works in the field where required.
  • Respond to public concerns and questions about the work.
  • Assist in the development of public relations materials.
  • Respond to contractor questions concerning work specifications and requirements.
  • Document work activity using GIS equipped computer & custom work planning software.
  • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance with utility specifications.
  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations.
  • Provide support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Working knowledge of IVM, techniques, and equipment used for vegetation management.
  • Excellent personal computing skills, GIS knowledge preferred.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture, or related field preferred. Associates Degree required.
  • ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 1 year, ISA Utility Specialist preferred.
  • 2+ years of applicable work experience preferred.

Pre-Screen

  • Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.

License & Certifications:

  • Valid Driver's License Required.

Physical Requirements:

  • RARE (less than 10%): stooping, kneeling, squatting, body-twisting, crawling, climbing poles, color vision, lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, climbing stairs, lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • OCCASIONAL (up to 33%): sitting, manual dexterity, climbing on/off a truck, gripping, reaching, range of motion, carrying, balancing, lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • FREQUENT (up to 66%): standing, walking, sense of touch, seeing distant, hearing-speech range, depth perception.
  • CONTINUOUS (up to 100%): seeing, speaking clearly.

Safety

Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate and handle conflict professionally.

  • Works in all temperatures and weather
  • May work around excessive noise from machines, chain saw, wood chippers, and other equipment with hearing protection
  • May be exposed to nature i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects, and dust
  • May work on unlevel terrain
  • May be exposed to dogs and other animals

About Us:

In 2006, ARBORMETRICS Solutions was established and we soon began to build our steadfast reputation by taking one client at a time and enhancing their vegetation management programs to be more efficient, effective, safe, and transparent. Today, our clients include utilities, municipalities, and other agencies throughout North America interested in finding ways to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their vegetation management programs.

We are intimately familiar with today’s dynamic vegetation management regulatory environment. We partner with our clients to ensure all work is compliant with local, state, and federal government regulatory requirements.

Training and safety are central to everything we do. All ARBORMETRICS employees receive ongoing training on all aspects of vegetation management.

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.  Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Education:

Education & Experience


  • Bachelor's Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture, or related field preferred. Associates Degree required.

  • ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 1 year, ISA Utility Specialist preferred.

Required Experience:

Minimum Qualifications & Experience


  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Working knowledge of IVM, techniques, and equipment used for vegetation management.

  • Excellent personal computing skills, GIS knowledge preferred.

  • 2+ years of applicable work experience preferred.

Salary:

Pay: Competitive, Hourly


Apply By:12/4/2022

Phone:866.685.1880

Email:amsrecruitment@arbormetrics.com

Mailing:

224 Thompson St. #104
Hendersonville, NC.28792


Posted By: Casie Kerns

Postdoctoral Associate Mississippi 10/28/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Moss Point, Mississippi

Job Description:

Position Function:
This is a full-time benefits eligible position with a primary duty station at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GNDNERR) near Moss Point, MS that is administratively associated with the MSU Coastal and Marine Extension Program (CMEP). This position reports to both the GNDNERR Director and MSU CMEP Director. The primary function of this position is to provide leadership and support to the GNDNERR in fulfilling its grant obligations and organizational mission. The scope of work for this position involves interpretation of multi-faceted programmatic activities with state, regional, and national impact; providing leadership and guidance to staff; developing and implementing externally-funded grant projects that address the management objectives and research priorities of the GNDNERR; formulating strategic objectives and implementation plans to accomplish the work; maintaining a research project and publication database; managing budgets and project activities and personnel; providing support for outreach activities; technical oversight of major program initiatives; coordination of the work with internal and external NERR partners; and other duties as assigned. This position is tentatively funded for 2 years but may be extended.

Department Profile:
Mississippi State University’s Coastal and Marine Extension Program (CMEP) is seeking a postdoctoral associate to serve as the research coordinator for the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GNDNERR). The administrative office for CMEP is at the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS; however, the primary duty station for this position will be the GNDNERR located 6005 Bayou Heron Rd, Moss Point, MS.

Area of Specialization:
Ecology and management of coastal uplands, estuaries, or marine ecosystems; geology; coastal engineering; restoration ecology or related discipline

Anticipated Appointment Date:
January 1, 2023.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Establishes and maintains scientific expertise, credentials, and integrity to address the research and management priorities of the GNDNERR in partnerships with other professionals. Recommends processes and procedures for the efficient and expeditious operation of the research sector. Performs a variety of administrative tasks dealing with fiscal management, strategic planning, legal compliances, and programmatic functions including but not limited to grant writing. Develops the management priorities for the GNDNERR in coordination with the GNDNERR staff. Success in securing extramural funding in support of the GNDNERR. Collaborate with MSU faculty/staff and other partners to secure extramural funding and to support and enhance the mission of GNDNERR. Providing leadership in developing and executing research projects. Coordinates with the other NERRs on projects and priorities of national significance. Serves as a mentor to MSU and GNDNERR scientists. Maintains a close confidential relationship jointly with the Directors of the GNDNERR and CMEP.

Candidates must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the assessment and analytical techniques, and skills required to develop and deliver a research program to fulfill job responsibilities. The successful applicant is expected to adhere to the spirit and the intent of the Mississippi State University’s Guidelines for Employee Conduct. Available: https://www.policies.msstate.edu/policy/60401 The following competencies describe the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attributes that may lead to a successful employee in this position. The successful applicant will be expected to exhibit these competencies or the ability to reach competency achievement within a specified time. These competencies are linked to the essential functions of the job. The employee in this position may be evaluated on these competencies as part of the performance appraisal system. Example behaviors are listed below and are used for illustrative purposes only. Failure of an employee to successfully demonstrate some or all these competencies may result in the employee being placed on a performance improvement plan. These competencies include, but are not limited to, the following. High Level of Integrity, Strong Work Ethic, Service Orientation, Accountability, Self-Management Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills, Self-Development, Workflow Management, Problem Solving/Decision Making, Stakeholder Relations.

Minimum Qualifications:
A doctoral degree in a relevant field from an accredited four-year college or university. The ability to successfully obtain and manage extramural funding and publish peer-reviewed journal articles. Familiarity with northern Gulf coast ecosystems, organizations, and agencies.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS): Yes.

Preferred Qualifications:
One (1) year experience in an administrative, professional capacity supervising and coordinating a variety of functions in an area of work related to the functional responsibility of the GNDNERR.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The individual should be self-motivated, fit well in a multidisciplinary team environment, and exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to publish scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journal articles. Knowledge and skills in using Microsoft Office Suites especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint; knowledge and skills in using ArcGIS or equivalent; knowledge and skills in analytical / statistics software; knowledge and skills in multiple document/project management/sharing platforms; Ability to develop and maintain diverse and robust partnerships.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions;
  • Ability to work long hours;
  • Requires routine travel, including some overnight trips Instructions for

Applying:
Link to apply: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/

Apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu by submitting a cover letter, vitae, statement of research addressing GNDNERR management and research needs (see GNDNERR Draft Management Plan at www.grandbaynerr.org), copy of your transcripts, and up to three letters of recommendation (sent separately by your references) to: Dr. Eric Sparks at eric.sparks@msstate.edu

Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.

Screening Date: November 9, 2022 until filled.

Restricted Clause: Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.


Apply By:12/9/2022


Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant/Associate Professor-Forest Health/Silviculture Mississippi 10/25/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Position: Full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Forestry, College of Forest Resources, on Mississippi State University’s main campus in Starkville, MS. The appointment will be 88% Extension and 12% Teaching. The anticipated start date can be negotiated when a formal offer is made.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. degree with a specialization in silviculture, forest management, or related field, with at least one degree in forestry from an accredited professional forestry program. Formal education should reflect an emphasis in silviculture, forest management, and/or related aspects of forest health and/or forest biology. Importance will be placed on demonstrated excellence in program team participation, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills. All but dissertation (ABD) applicants are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: Education and experience in stand management, managing and assessing signs, symptoms, and impacts of biotic (e.g., forest insects and pathogens) and abiotic (e.g., fire, wind, drought, water) disturbances, vegetation management, and forest regeneration. An established record of scholarly publications; demonstrated ability or potential to secure extramural funding; experience in teaching at the university level in on-campus and distance-learning formats. Professional experience or willingness to effectively working as part of an Extension team; a willingness to spend time away from campus, which will include some late nights and weekends.

Responsibilities and Function: The successful candidate will participate in the Department's statewide forestry Extension and research program in the specialized areas of silviculture, forest health, and related subjects. Responsibilities include assessing the educational needs of various forestry audiences and constituencies along with planning, developing, and implementing educationalprograms to meet the needs of targeted audiences. Travel related to stakeholder educational programming is expected. Program methods and techniques will include short courses, workshops, field days, participation in professional meetings and conferences, demonstrations, mass media, publications, in-service training, and individual contacts. Audiences and collaborators will include landowners, natural resources professionals, public and private organizations, 4-H and youth organizations, and the general public. Evaluating program quality and effectiveness over the short, intermediate, and long terms will be an essential duty to ensure accountability and programimprovement.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized Extension program-both applied research and outreach-in silviculture and/or forest health. The candidate will also be expected to seek and obtain extramural funding to sustain their Extension program. In addition, one course per year will be taught that supports the Department of Forestry’s academic programs that can potentially also meet graduate-level campus and distance-learning forestry requirements. In-service education to external audiences will also be provided. Opportunities exist for research collaboration with College of Forest Resources faculty, federal and state agencies, forest industry, resource managers, and private landowners.

Department of Forestry: The Department of Forestry is one of three departments in the College of Forest Resources and the Mississippi State University’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center. The Department has two SAF-accredited undergraduate degree programs (Forestry and Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation), offers MS and PhD degrees in Forestry, conducts research, and houses Mississippi’s Extension programs in forestry. The Department has excellent facilities in Thompson Hall on the campus of Mississippi State University. A new multi-million-dollar greenhouse complex dedicated to forestry is now completed and will provide multiple environments for research. The MSU John W. Starr Memorial Forest, an 8,244-acre research, teaching, and demonstration forest; the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge; and Tombigbee National Forest are each near the University and used for teaching, research,and outreach activities. The University also owns Bulldog Forest properties throughout the state that may be available for research activities. Mississippi State University is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity (R1) institution and a land grant university which includes the Mississippi State University Extension Service. The University is located inStarkville, a beautiful college town in northeast Mississippi (www.msstate.edu/web/about).

Application Procedure: Screening of applicants will continue until a suitable applicant is found. Applications must be made through the Mississippi State University Careers website via the link https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/en-us/listing/(search PARF Number 503909), where the full description can be viewed. Applicants should complete the online application and provide pdf files ofa cover letter of application; curriculum vitae; copies of unofficial transcripts for all degrees with social security numbers redacted (official will be required upon hire); statements of 1) research and 2) outreach and teaching (1 page each); and contact information for three references. Questions may be directed to:

Dr. Eric McConnell (eric.mcconnell@msstate.edu)
Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University


Apply By:1/25/2023


Posted By: KBrasher

Technical Forester Alabama 10/20/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Rayonier

Location:Andalusia, Alabama

Job Description:

The Technical Forester will work collaboratively with the Resource Unit Team to achieve financial goals and desired outcomes.  Provide technical assistance to both the Timber Marketing and Resource Land Management team through timber cruise data collection and sale preparation including sale area design, map preparation, forest inventory and stand mapping.  This position will coordinate and work with consultants performing additional cruising and inventory, and will be responsible for audit work as necessary.  A thorough knowledge of state BMP’s and SFI principles is required. The position will also assist with other land management, timber marketing or non-timber projects as needed.  This is our entry-level position for our field operations that prepares candidates for future roles.  Primary tasks:

  • Perform timber sale cruising, cruise work-up and sale layout.
  • Perform Resource Unit inventory, seedling survival and post thin measurements.
  • Assist with the coordination and auditing of contract cruising in the Resource Unit.
  • Collaborate with LIS on contract inventory measurements for the Resource Unit.
  • Prepares timber sale maps, and update stand mapping in LMS as needed.
  • Contributes to overall Resource Unit team performance
  • Maintain a safe work environment for company personnel, contractors and other stakeholders
 

Required Education:

BS Degree in Forestry or technical degree in forestry with equivalent forestry exposure to timber cruising/forest inventory

Required Experience:

Previously experience is not required

Skills:



  • Understanding of GIS and forest invertory methods

  • Commitment to safety

  • Willing to learn and contribute


Salary:

Competitive and dependent on candiate qualifications


Apply By:1/20/2023

Phone:2513690043

Email:phillip.smith@rayonier.com

Mailing:

Rayonier 


1833B East Three Notch Street


Andalusia, AL 36421


Posted By: Phillip Smith

Urban Forester/Arborist Mississippi 10/10/2022 +
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Organization:Fulgham's Inc.

Location:Tupelo, Mississippi

Job Description:

Fulgham’s Inc. (FI) is an established urban forestry management company that provides arboriculture-based consulting and maintenance services regionally in the southeastern United States.

Position Description:
The open position is for an Urban Forester/Arborist. Within this position, the employee will be expected to thoroughly learn all aspects of our daily operation including best management practices for ground penetrating radar root/trunk scans, tree inventories, tree risk assessment, plant diagnostics, consulting reports and management plans, and aid in completion of sales and plant health care services. The employee will be expected to continually train as a consulting arborist and eventually manage a sales territory.

Desirable Employee Traits: The desired traits that Fulgham’s Inc. is looking for include but are not limited to:

  1. Friendly. Our main job is to be a friend to our clients.
  2. Passion for communicating with clients and developing long term relationships.
  3. Self-motivation and self-management.
  4. Passion for trees and outdoors
  5. Hard work ethic (this is not a 9-5 job; it is seasonal and sometimes requires long hours.)
  6. Knowledge of mechanical issues.
  7. Excellent computer skills.
  8. Willingness to travel when necessary.
  9. Excellent grades and positive references from former employers.

Salary:
Startup salary, commission and benefits is based on experience, certifications and license obtained. Pay increases will come with the growth of sales revenue in addition of job experience, more knowledge, and more certification within the field of arboriculture.

Please send resumes to David Fulgham at david@fulghamsinc.com. Please call my cell number 662.255.5127 if you have any questions. I always appreciate your questions and concerns.

 


Apply By:1/10/2023


Posted By: KBrasher

Postdoctoral Associate Mississippi 9/16/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University Department of Forestry

Location:Starvkille, Mississippi

Job Description:

We are recruiting a Postdoc Researcher in the department of Forestry at Mississippi State University to investigate applications for multi-scale/multi-sensor satellite retrievals of evapotranspiration (ET), vegetation index (VI) and forest structure in monitoring response of rangelands, forest, and croplands to management and climate. These timeseries will be used to assess vegetation health over time, and to upscale in situ measurements to landscape scale. Other applications may involve susceptibility of forest land to wildfire and water accounting in croplands.

Required Education:

Education: Ph.D. degree in Geography, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Remote Sensing or relevant fields.

Skills:

The selected candidate will lead and participate in research on vegetation health using multi-scale/multi-sensor satellite data, for example, Landsat, VIIRS, Sentinel, GEDI and hyperspectral data. There will be opportunities to collaborate with scientists from USDA, USGS and NASA.

A robust educational background related to remote sensing

Strong mathematical and computing skills

Knowledge of soils, vegetation water use and forest structure

Strong programming expertise analyzing large images using C, Fortran, R, IDL/Matlab or similar computing language

Familiarity with the Google Earth Engine programming environment

Demonstrated skills in scientific writing, publications, and communication.

Salary:

$48,000-57,000


Apply By:12/16/2022

Phone:6623257948

Email:yy285@msstate.edu

Mailing:

Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu. When submitting a transcript, applicant should redact their social security number prior to submitting online. Additionally, please send an updated CV and two reference letters to Dr. Yun Yang at yy285@msstate.edu.


Posted By: Dr. Yun Yang

Forest Economist Georgia 8/31/2022 +
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Organization:Forisk Consulting

Location:Watkinsville, Georgia

Job Description:

Mission of the Forest Economist

Conduct Forisk-relevant research and manage Forisk's economic forecasting program.

Who You'll Work With

The Forest Economist is a full-time position ideally based in Athens, Georgia. The role supports Forisk's research program through generating industry research and projections, improving and maintaining Forisk's price forecast models, delivering Forisk research to subscribing clients, and supporting Forisk educational events. Forisk works as a team of collaborative researchers that cover areas of overlapping forest industry expertise to support Forisk’s analysis and clients.

The Forest Economist reports to the VP of Research and (1) leads and conducts research in several areas relevant to Forisk's coverage; (2) leads the improvement of internal models and analysis relevant to Forisk consulting and research; and (3) supports Forisk clients through educational programs, advisory calls, and conference presentations.

Job Description / Expected Outcomes
The Forest Economist reports to the VP of Research and also directly supports the Client Services team. This is a full-time position based in Athens, Georgia. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research in several areas relevant to Forisk's research portfolio.
  • To include, at a minimum, tracking housing and the general macroeconomy, timber and log prices by region across North America, and forest industry trade policies.
  • Support the improvement of internal price forecasting models and frameworks
  • Conduct research and analysis to evaluate and improve price forecast model drivers, including elasticities.
  • Support clients and consulting projects, as directed by the VP of Client Services.
  • Support delivery of forecast results and Forisk Research Quarterly (FRQ) research to clients.
  • Evaluate forecast models and provide guidance on results for clients and Forisk research
  • Support development efforts that raise the awareness of Forisk’s research subscriptions.
  • Draft and publish quarterly blog posts and periodic trade articles.
  • Deliver presentations at forest industry events or Forisk workshops.
  • In addition, the Forest Economist role includes internal and external training and education, as well as opportunities for independent projects, service, and advancement.

 

 

Required Experience:

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
The successful candidate will have, at a minimum:
Master's degree in forestry/forest economics/finance;
PhD in natural resource or forest economics preferred.
Direct experience in forestry, natural resource modeling, research and/or market analysis;
At least 5 years of direct experience with forest economic research and/or timber finance and valuation and/or natural resource modeling:
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Power BI; and a
Proven track record of success, based on prior work experience, achievements, references and/or research.

Skills:

Key Personal Skills
1. Managerial and prioritization skills, including the abilities to (1) clearly scope and manage research efforts; (2) manage time and effort against client deadlines; and (3) work with peers and colleagues to improve and support the broader team and client objectives.
2. Analytic skills, including experience with evaluating data sets and modeling results;
3. Strong attention to detail in your work and in reviewing the work of others;
4. Time management skills and strong propensity for planning ahead for publication cycles and interim deadlines.
5. Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate research across the Forisk team.
6. Good listener; able to discern the true issues and objectives;
7. Curious about the data and key insights;
8. Forestry or natural resource background (preferred);
9. Care about others (team first);
10. Committed to communicating openly and to acting with integrity;
11. Communication skills for interacting with clients and colleagues, and for delivering presentations to clients or at industry events;
12. A good sense of humor

Salary:

Forisk Economist Job Details
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday
Salaried position
Employee benefits include health insurance, 401K with company match, and paid time off


Apply By:11/30/2022

Phone:770-725-8447

Email:hsclark@forisk.com

Mailing:

Office Location: 3651 Mars Hill Road, Suite 600A, Watkinsville, GA 30677


Posted By: Heather Clark

Assistant Professor of Biology: Natural Resources and Conservation Management Georgia 9/8/2022 +
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Organization:Thomas University

Location:Thomasville, Georgia

Job Description:

Thomas University, an independent, not-for-profit, institution of higher education in Thomasville, Georgia with undergraduate and graduate programs invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of our new Natural Resources and Conservation Management (NRCM) program housed in the Division of Health and Science. Rank is negotiable upon hire with prior teaching experience and rank. Reporting to the program director of science, the position is an academic, on campus appointment.

Required Education:

Earned doctorate degree in Natural Resources and Conservation Management, Ecology, or a closely related field.

Required Experience:

Experience relating to the required skills is a must.

Skills:

GIS certification or demonstrated experience.

Demonstrated leadership coordinating academic program through curriculum development, program assessment, and recruitment.

Expertise teaching online and developing/coordinating online programming.

Ability to build relationships and work cooperatively with all constituents.

Salary:

Negotiable. 


Apply By:5/1/2023

Phone:(229) 226-1621

Email:dbaker@thomasu.edu


Posted By: Thomas University