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Assistant/Associate Professor South Carolina 2/18/2020 +
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Organization:Clemson University

Location:Clemson, South Carolina

Job Description:

Clemson University’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation is pleased to announce that we have an Assistant/Associate Professor Position open in the field of Biometrics. The position is a 12-month appointment with responsibilities in teaching (75%) and extension (25%). The anticipated starting date is August 15, 2020. Application information are available at https://apply.interfolio.com/74245


Apply By:8/15/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Markets & Utilization Forester North Carolina 2/18/2020 +
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Organization:NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, NC Forest Service

Location:Raleigh, North Carolina

Job Description:

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. The Department employs approximately 2,000 employees.

This position develops and delivers a state-wide program in forest products utilization and marketing, maintains strong relationships with the state's forest products industry, promotes diverse markets for forest products, and communicates on the extent, economic contributions, utilization and production of forest resources in NC.  Provides leadership, training and technical assistance in forest products utilization and marketing to NCFS personnel statewide. Housed at the agency headquarters within the Technical Development Branch of the Forest Management/Development Division of the NC Forest Service, the Markets & Utilization Forester will collaborate with in-state partners and stakeholders as well as state forestry agency counterparts throughout the southern region.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Maintain a database of timber buyers and primary and secondary wood-using industries in NC
  • Liaison with the NC Department of Revenue on the Primary Forest Products Assessment Act
  • Conduct an annual survey of primary forest products mills to determine timber product output, residue utilization and removals by county
  • Interface with the Department of Revenue to account for operations subject to the Primary Forest Products Assessment Act
  •  
  • Compile and analyze forest resource utilization, production and economic data, develop custom reports, assist with forest-based economic development efforts
  • Communicate information and data about the state's forest products industry, economic contributions, forest resources and markets through oral and written means
  • Develop expertise in understanding the diverse markets for NC's forest resources and transfer this knowledge to inform forest management decisions
  • Develop subject matter outreach materials, including website content, publications and displays
  • Seek and manage external grant funding for strategic projects supporting the program area
  • Develop relationships and collaborative partnerships with the state's forest products sectors, associations and stakeholders and provide technical assistance
  • Promote new and emerging markets for forest products, especially underutilized resources
  • Provide technical assistance, support and training to agency personnel state-wide
  • Support Department efforts in domestic and international marketing, emergency programs and constituent services
  • Support the agency's emergency response mission and mandate, including wildland firefighting, response to natural and human caused emergencies and disasters and incident management team participation as assigned

Required Education:

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:


Bachelor's degree in Forestry from a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited institution


and three years of related professional Forestry experience;


or Registered by the NC Board of Registration for Foresters and three years of related


professional post-registration Forestry experience.

Required Experience:

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:


Bachelor's degree in Forestry from a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited institution


and three years of related professional Forestry experience;


or Registered by the NC Board of Registration for Foresters and three years of related


professional post-registration Forestry experience.

Skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:




  • Must possess a working knowledge of the forest products industry in the US South

  • Proficient computer skills, including experience using MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook)

  • Experience working in collaborative environments with diverse audiences and individuals

  • Experience organizing and writing technical reports

  • Experience delivering oral presentations of a technical and non-technical nature

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills

  • Ability to translate and communicate technical data into information suitable for diverse audiences


Salary:

$42,780.00 - $72,424.00 Annually


Apply By:3/2/2020

Phone:9198574843

Email:barry.new@ncagr.gov

Mailing:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/2711003/markets-utilization-forester?department[0]=Dept%20of%20Agriculture%20%26%20Consumer%20Services&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


 


Posted By: Barry New

Scientific Specialist, Biodiversity Informatics Illinois 2/18/2020 +
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Organization:University of Illinois

Location:Champaign , Illinois

Job Description:

INHS is seeking an Interface Development and Design for Scientific Software(Official Title: Scientific Specialist, Biodiversity Informatics) who will support biological research activities of the Survey by researching, designing, and creating prototype interfaces and experiences that accelerate biodiversity-centric software developed by the Species File Group. This position is located in Champaign, Illinois.

Please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload 1) A brief cover letter that links to or embeds a select visual portfolio of your creative work (needs to be interface related), 2) A CV/resume, and 3) The names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three professional references by April 15, 2020. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after the closing date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Design, Information Science, Software Architecture or Development, Computer Science or related field. Alternate degree fields will be considered depending on the nature and depth of the experience as it relates to this position.

Required Experience:

Significant experience in design, interface development, and user-experience design, assessment, and testing. Creative efforts that have a demonstrable means of success. Effective communication, personal relations, collaboration, organizational, teamwork, and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities with stringent deadlines, under minimal supervision. Attention to detail, sound judgment, and strong conflict resolution skills. Proficiency in commonly employed software and databases.

Salary:

$50,000 - $65,000


Apply By:4/15/2020

Email:mjyoder@illinois.edu


Posted By: Amber Hall

Assistant Professor Minnesota 2/13/2020 +
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Organization:University of Minnesota

Location:Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

Job Description:

Description of the Department of Forest Resources
The University of Minnesota is a comprehensive land-grant university, based in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The Department of Forest Resources (https://www.forestry.umn.edu/) is one of the oldest and most highly-regarded forestry programs in the country. Its mission is to inform and advance the science and management of forest and related natural resources. The Department has 20 faculty and approximately 50 full-time researchers, scientists, and postdocs representing a breadth of disciplines in the biological, physical, social, and managerial sciences. Located within the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (https://www.cfans.umn.edu/) in St. Paul, the Department hosts BS, MS, and PhD programs, supports many nationally and internationally recognized research programs, and has a long tradition of public engagement and outreach. Faculty and scientists utilize several outstate University centers including the 3,400 acre Cloquet Forestry Center, Hubachek Wilderness Research Center near Ely, and North Central Research and Outreach Center in Grand Rapids.

Position Description: Nine-month, full-time, tenure-track assistant professor appointment with responsibilities for research (25%), teaching (50%), and service/outreach (25%). The position is in the Department of Forest Resources and located on the St. Paul Campus.

The position is available August 2020. This position is a retirement replacement in Urban and Community Forestry within the Department of Forest Resources. The current program is vibrant with active outreach programs, funding streams which support research and outreach programming, and growing interest among undergraduate and graduate students. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to establish new and/or advance current outreach programs. Existing outreach programs associated with this position include: organizing the annual Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course; directing the Minnesota Tree Care Advocate and Community Engagement and Preparedness programs; and directing the educational programming and testing for the Minnesota Certified Tree Inspector Program. The incumbent will supervise several full-time, part-time, and student employees.

Research (25%)
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: establish a nationally-recognized research program that addresses important problems affecting urban and community forests. This research would be undertaken in collaboration with faculty located in St. Paul, Grand Rapids, and/or Cloquet, as well as scientists and practitioners locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Seek and secure extramural funding needed to develop a nationally-recognized urban and community forestry research program. Publish in leading refereed journals, trade journals, and outreach publications, as appropriate. Direct the development and management of the current urban forestry outreach and research laboratory and nursery.

Teaching (50%)
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in urban and community forestry, and other courses as assigned. Mentor undergraduate students in Department-affiliated majors. Recruit, advise, train, and mentor graduate students from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Service/Outreach (25%)
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: organize and direct established outreach programs, and/or develop new outreach programs. Conduct workshops and related outreach on urban/community forestry and arboriculture. Seek and secure extramural funding needed to develop and continue urban and community forestry outreach. Provide leadership to state urban and community forestry continuing education and outreach activities. Utilize the current urban forestry laboratory and nursery for outreach. Provide service to the profession. Participate in University faculty governance and service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. by the time of appointment with concentration in urban and community forestry or a closely related field. 
  • In-depth understanding of and experience with principles, concepts, and techniques related to the management of urban and community forests.  
  • Experience in identifying and successfully carrying out research that provides information needed to solve important problems affecting urban and community forests and their environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage urban and community forestry stakeholders to identify and provide needed information on the management and protection of urban and community forests and their environments.
  • Demonstrated strong written communication skills, including scientific writing published in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and non-technical materials for outreach audiences.
  • Demonstrated strong oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively engage a wide range of audiences through seminars, workshops and conferences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in delivering undergraduate and graduate instruction.
  • Demonstrated excellence in delivering urban and community forestry outreach and engagement.
  • Familiarity and experience with urban and community forestry issues in Minnesota and/or the U.S. Great Lakes Region.
  • Experience developing or applying urban and community forestry techniques in a field setting.
  • Demonstrated success in securing extramural funding for urban and community forestry research and outreach programming.
  • Demonstrated success in securing public and private partnerships.
  • Demonstrated success in advising and training graduate students.
  • Experience supervising employees.
  • Demonstrated expertise in a complementary area such as silviculture, horticulture, forest health, forest ecology, forest genetics, or forest management.
  • At least one degree from a forestry program accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The 9-month salary (option to be paid over 12 months) can be supplemented through research and/or educational grants. Salary will be supplemented with nine (9) weeks of summer salary for the first three (3) years of the appointment. Additional start-up funding includes graduate student support, moving expenses, and other start-up expenses.

The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays.
  • Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans.
  • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts.
  • Excellent retirement plans with generous employer contribution and immediate vesting.
  • Employer paid disability and life insurance.
  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums.
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75% of eligible tuition.
  • Opportunities for sabbaticals and other professional leaves.
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion.
  • Employee Assistance Program.

Additional benefits information is available at: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/index.html.

Application Process: Apply on line via the University of Minnesota Employment System at https://z.umn.edu/ucfap. The Job Opening ID for this position is 335503. Applications must include the following: (1) cover letter; (2) detailed CV/resume; (3) brief statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (1 page); (4) brief statement describing research interests and philosophy (1page); (5) brief statement describing outreach/service interests and philosophy (1 page); (6) brief statement describing interest in, experience with, and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness (1 page); (7) copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and (8) names and contract information for three professional references (reference letters should only be provided upon request). Combine all parts of the application (i.e., letter, CV, statements, etc.) into a single document before uploading.

For questions or inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Charlie Blinn (cblinn@umn.edu), Urban and Community Forestry Search Committee chair. For questions about the application process, please contact Lori Loberg, CFANS Human Resources, at theis020@umn.edu. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Background Check
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.


Apply By:3/15/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Georgia 2/12/2020 +
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Organization:B & S Air, Inc.

Location:Lumpkin, Georgia

Job Description:

Based in Lumpkin, GA, but working throughout continental US; Immediate relocation to SW Georgia not required, as we have accommodations when working locally.

>Overview: Well established and reputable Forestry Services Contractor has immediate opening for Forester to supervise hand, tractor, and aerial spray jobs, fertilizer jobs, and hand and machine planting. We are looking for an individual to learn the business from the ground up, with goals of working into a full sales or management position, and plenty of room for advancement and personal growth. Must have clean driving record, be able to pass DOT drug screen and physical, work outside, and work with others as a team. Travel will be required, with all expenses paid plus per diem. Health insurance and 401(k) plans are available.

Detail: As part of the training process, the Forester will spend significant time working with company owned helicopter spray crews managing logistics, ordering and mixing herbicides, communicating with customers and company personnel, and managing day to day crew operations. This entails long hours through the spring and summer months, with travel throughout the US South and Midwest.

During the winter season, the Forester will supervise hand and machine contractors performing tree planting in our local areas. These duties include leading crews to work sites, managing performance and quality of crews by establishing plots to check planting quality and spacing, ordering and proper handling of trees, and communication with customers.

Other duties include but are not limited to pick up and delivery of herbicides and trees, managing and assisting contract aerial spray crews, contract hand banding and broadcast application of herbicides, tractor applications of herbicides and fertilizer, and company fixed wing fertilizer and fire fighting crews.

Ideal candidate will be willing to work hard, work long hours, and work as a team to make sure all company crews and subcontractors are performing quality work and are productive. As the individual progresses, they will gain more responsibility, and they will grow into management of crews and sales of herbicides, fertilizers, and all of the services that we offer.

Extensive travel will allow the opportunity to see diverse parts of the country and work with a wide array of customers. Hotels are paid for by company, and employees receive a per diem for meals when working out of town.

Apply online at www.bandsairinc.com or call 404-326-8491 with questions.

Required Education:

Position is open to graduate foresters, two year or technical foresters, or anyone with extensive experience with above described duties.

Skills:

Candidate must be a good communicator, self- starting, have basic computer skills, able to navigate both on and off road, and must be willing to put in the time to train as part of company and personal development.

Salary:

Starting salary of $45,000 to $52,000 per
year plus incentives and bonuses, depending on qualifications and
experience


Apply By:4/9/2020

Phone:4043268491

Email:rwilliams@bandsairinc.com

Mailing:

PO Box 725 Lumpkin, GA 31815 or


apply online at www.bandsairinc.com


Posted By: Rob Williams

Resource Forester North Carolina 2/12/2020 +
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Organization:Resource Management Service LLC

Location:Jena, North Carolina

Job Description:

Summary: Resource Management Service, LLC. (RMS) is a global forestry-centered investment manager with significant expertise in all phases of institutional timberland investing. Founded and managed by forestry professionals and owned by its employees, RMS is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices across the U.S. South, in Australia, Brazil, and New Zealand.

Overview: The successful candidate will be responsible for timberland management activities on approximately 240,000 acres of combined pine plantation and natural forest acres in Central Louisiana. The position works closely with other team members within the Delta and Birmingham, AL, to drive investor returns while maintaining safe and sustainable forestry practices.

Responsibilities: Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Timber sales and harvesting -Development and execution of annual timber sales budget; including timber sale budgeting and planning, harvest delineation, contract administration, fiber sourcing and merchandising, contractor supervision, implementation, and monitoring of Best Management Practices, and timber security.
  • Silviculture operations -- Development and execution of silviculture prescriptions related to site preparation, planting, pre-commercial thinning, commercial thinning, mid-rotation investments, and insect and disease control.
  • Non-timber revenue – Assist with the management of recreational lease program for the assigned Area, and evaluation of retail land sale candidates, solar leases, conservation easements/opportunities, and other potential non-timber revenue opportunities.
  • Other timberland management activities – Assist with management of annual road maintenance program as well as with the management of the property line maintenance program for the assigned Area.
  • Data management activities -- Maintenance of spatial, stand attribute, and forest inventory data for the assigned Area.
  • Additional activities -- Participation in timberland acquisition evaluations, investor meetings and field tours, and other duties as needed.
  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) -- Active participation and compliance with the RMS safety program, demonstrate the commitment to stewardship and sustainability, ability to foster positive relationships with adjacent landowners, communities, trade associations, state and federal agencies, and other industry stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry or closely related field
  • 0-5 years of relevant industry experience
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and ESRI products
  • Teamwork, critical thinking, analytical, business acumen, and entrepreneurial skills
  • Strong commitment to stewardship and ESG principles

Students/Alumni who are interested should complete the attached employment application and submit their resume to hr@resourcemgt.com. Resumes and applications will be accepted through March 4, 2020.


Apply By:3/4/2020

Email:hr@resourcemgt.com


Posted By: KBrasher

Resource Forester North Carolina 2/12/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Resource Management Service LLC

Location:Pace, North Carolina

Job Description:

Summary: Resource Management Service, LLC. (RMS) is a global forestry-centered investment manager with significant expertise in all phases of institutional timberland investing. Founded and managed by forestry professionals and owned by its employees, RMS is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices across the U.S. South, in Australia, Brazil, and New Zealand.

Overview: The successful candidate will be responsible for timberland management activities on approximately 150,000 acres of combined pine plantation and natural forest acres in South Alabama and Northwest Florida. The position works closely with other team members within the Central Region and Birmingham, AL, to drive investor returns while maintaining safe and sustainable forestry practices.

Responsibilities: Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Timber sales and harvesting -Development and execution of annual timber sales budget; including timber sale budgeting and planning, harvest delineation, contract administration, fiber sourcing and merchandising, contractor supervision, implementation, and monitoring of Best Management Practices, and timber security.
  • Silviculture operations -- Development and execution of silviculture prescriptions related to site preparation, planting, pre-commercial thinning, commercial thinning, mid-rotation investments, and insect and disease control.
  • Non-timber revenue – Assist with the management of recreational lease program for the assigned Area, and evaluation of retail land sale candidates, solar leases, conservation easements/opportunities, and other potential non-timber revenue opportunities.
  • Other timberland management activities – Assist with management of annual road maintenance program as well as with the management of the property line maintenance program for the assigned Area.
  • Data management activities -- Maintenance of spatial, stand attribute, and forest inventory data for the assigned Area.
  • Additional activities -- Participation in timberland acquisition evaluations, investor meetings and field tours, and other duties as needed.
  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) -- Active participation and compliance with the RMS safety program, demonstrate the commitment to stewardship and sustainability, ability to foster positive relationships with adjacent landowners, communities, trade associations, state and federal agencies, and other industry stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry or closely related field
  • 0-5 years of relevant industry experience
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and ESRI products
  • Teamwork, critical thinking, analytical, business acumen, and entrepreneurial skills
  • Strong commitment to stewardship and ESG principles

Students/Alumni who are interested should complete the attached employment application and submit their resume to hr@resourcemgt.com. Resumes and applications will be accepted through March 4, 2020.


Apply By:3/4/2020

Email:hr@resourcemgt.com


Posted By: KBrasher

Forest Socio-Economic Researcher Wisconsin 2/11/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Location:Madison or Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Current priorities for the Forest Socio-Economic Researcher include an analysis of socio-economic factors impacting industrial and non-industrial forest management decision-making, evaluation of effective methods for communication to landowners and land managers on various forest management issues, assessment of economic/social trade-offs of forest management practices, evaluation of preferences, satisfaction, and impacts of multiple recreational demands within a managed forest landscape, and an analysis of sociologic factors influencing the ownership and objectives of small forest landowners in Wisconsin.

Qualifications:
Applicants must possess the following required qualifications to be eligible for this position:

  • Professional experience conducting research, including study design, data acquisition, statistical analysis, and report preparation
  • Professional experience in sociology or economics related to natural resources

Best-qualified candidates will also possess the following preferred qualifications

  • Experience leading complex research projects that either include multiple investigators (non-advisory) or are multidisciplinary in nature
  • Experience applying related scientific expertise to inform management decisions or create policy
  • Bachelor's degree, Master’s degree or PhD related to the job

Apply at Wisc.jobs application deadline February 27, 2020


Apply By:2/27/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Forest Management & Ecology Researcher Wisconsin 2/11/2020 +
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Organization:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Location:Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Current priorities for the Forest Management & Ecology Researcher include analysis of the efficacy of forest management and silviculture guidelines, barriers to regeneration (such as deer browse, competition, invasive plants and others), ash-replacement species guidance and adaptive forestry to create climate resilient forest systems.

Qualifications:
Applicants must possess the following required qualifications to be eligible for this position:

  • Professional experience conducting research, including study design, data acquisition, statistical analysis, and report preparation
  • Professional experience related to forest management or forest ecology

Best-qualified candidates will also possess the following preferred qualifications

  • Experience leading complex research projects that either include multiple investigators (non-advisory) or are multidisciplinary in nature
  • Experience applying related scientific expertise to inform management decisions or create policy
  • Bachelor's degree, Master’s degree or PhD related to the job

Apply at Wisc.jobs application deadline February 27, 2020


Apply By:2/27/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Fire/Landscape Disturbance Researcher Wisconsin 2/11/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Location:Madison or Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Current priorities for the Fire/Landscape Disturbance Researcher include analysis of: the efficacy of prescribed fire as a management tool including evaluation of seasonality and intensity of fire use and resulting impacts; prioritization of statewide prescribed fire use; the use of landscape-scale modeling of fire regimes and current wildfire risk/hazards; historic patterns of fire and disturbance in forested ecosystems and the relationship to current management tools and goals; the study of forest growth and development (dendroecology); and the effects of invasive plants/insects/pests/pathogens on forest composition and use of management tools.

Qualifications:
Applicants must possess the following required qualifications to be eligible for this position:

  • Professional experience conducting research, including study design, data acquisition, statistical analysis, and report preparation
  • Professional experience related to prescribed fire, forest fire, forest disturbance, dendrochronology, or climate change

Best-qualified candidates will also possess the following preferred qualifications

  • Experience leading complex research projects that either include multiple investigators (non-advisory) or are multidisciplinary in nature
  • Experience applying related scientific expertise to inform management decisions or create policy
  • Bachelor's degree, Master’s degree or PhD related to the job

Apply at Wisc.jobs application deadline February 27, 2020


Apply By:2/27/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Laboratory Technician/Chemist Virginia 1/31/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:HPVA Laboratories

Location:Sterling, Virginia

Job Description:

HPVA Laboratories is seeking a full-time employee for an entry level position to conduct air emissions safety testing. Responsibilities include preparation of wood samples, routine analytical chemistry testing, precise preparation of reagent solutions, and calibration of equipment. Position coordinates with technical staff in analysis of data and report generation, maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOP’s), and coordination of accreditation and calibration requirements. Position also requires infrequent (once every two months) travel around the U.S. and Canada to perform audits of manufacturing facilities for emissions and product tolerance requirements.

Prospective employee must demonstrate competency in safe handling of hazardous materials; ability to follow rigorous SOP’s and perform accurate analytical analysis; and an aptitude for computer skills. HPVA Laboratories is looking for a self-motivated individual who is well-organized and energetic with excellent attention to detail and time management skills. Must work well in a small group setting. Experience with wet chemistry and UV/VIS instrumentation is a plus. Ability to lift heavy objects such as 4’ X 4’ plywood panels and operate a table saw and miter saw is required.

Competitive salary and bonus program, health benefits, and retirement benefits provided to the right candidate commensurate with education and experience.

Primary Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Receives, Documents, and Disposes of Testing Materials
  • Conducts Laboratory Formaldehyde Emissions Testing with the Direction and Oversight of the Director of Certification Programs
  • Coordinates with Supervisors to Maintain and Upkeep Test Equipment and Calibrations
  • Conducts On-Site Inspections of Wood Products Manufacturing Facilities
  • Prepares Detailed Laboratory Test Reports

Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000

Resume and cover letter may be sent to:
Josh Hosen
jhosen@hpva.org
HPVA Laboratories
Director of Certification Programs


Apply By:4/30/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Utility Forester / Work Planner Alabama 1/30/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:ArborMetrics Solutions

Location:Mobile, Alabama

Job Description:

Utility Forester – Work Planner (RESUME PREFERRED)

Positions available: Full time

ArborMetrics Solutions, LLC (AMS) is seeking a motivated and highly skilled individual to provide planning, scheduling, reporting and project coordination for utility right-of-way vegetation management programs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Inspect right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance
  • Assist with the development of bid package maps and work manifests
  • Research easement and land rights for widths, rights and restrictions
  • Communicate with landowners the vegetation management needs of the utility
  • Establish the work and respond to public questions and concerns
  • Respond to contractor questions concerning work specification and requirements
  • Document work activity using GIS and custom work planning software
  • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance to utility specifications
  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations
  • Provide support and assistance as assigned by the utility

Benefits:

  • Company vehicle provided
  • Benefits of employment include Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability and Life Insurances. Critical Illness, Accident and Hospitalization insurances are optional. 401K with company match, paid holidays, paid sick leave and paid vacation after 1 year. On the job training & continuing education opportunities available

Qualifications:

  • Two to Four year degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture or related field
  • ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 1 year, ISA Utility Specialist preferred
  • Working knowledge of IVM, techniques and equipment used for vegetation management
  • Competency in personal computing skills, GIS knowledge preferred
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Two years applicable work experience preferred but not required

​​ Work Environment:

  • Works outside in all temperatures and weather
  • Possible exposure to excessive noise from machines (i.e. chainsaw or woodchipper, with hearing protection provided)
  • Possible contact to environment (i.e. irritating plants, biting or stinging insects, and dust)
  • Hiking/Walking on uneven terrain
  • May encounter dogs and other animals  

 

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

AborMetrics Solutions, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, including disabled persons and veterans.

 

 


Apply By:3/30/2020

Phone:http://arbormetrics.ourcareerpages.com/

Email:http://arbormetrics.ourcareerpages.com/

Mailing:

http://arbormetrics.ourcareerpages.com/


Posted By: Arbormetrics Solutions LLC

ACE: Forestry Technician California 1/22/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:American Conservation Experience

Location:Camptonville, CA, California

Job Description:

ACE EPIC USFS (CA):  Tahoe National Forest, Forestry Technician

Summary:

American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Tahoe National Forest is seeking 7-9 Forestry Technicians. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals, with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in natural resource management and conservation.

The member will be part of a small marking crew performing a variety of timber sale preparation (TSP) duties that include'but are not limited to'timber marking, timber cruising, and sale layout as part of the forest health partnership.

Start Date: May

End Date: 30+ weeks after start date

* A minimum 20-week commitment is required *

Location: Camptonville CA, Yuba River Ranger District

The Tahoe National Forest is located in the Northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends from the foothills across the Sierra crest to the California state line. It includes over 850,000 acres of public land interspersed with 350,000 acres of private land in a checkerboard ownership pattern. Rivers, snow-capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year-round. A complex set of ecosystems are found as the terrain ascends from 1,500 feet along the western boundary to over 9,000 feet along the crest. The forest provides a variety of resources and opportunities and is managed by the Forest Service.

Project Websites: For more information regarding Tahoe National Forest, please click here.

For more information regarding the ACE EPIC program, please click here.

Living Allowance: The members should anticipate serving 40 hours/wk and will receive a living allowance of $692/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly. 

Housing: Housing may be available in Forest Service bunk-houses at a rate of $8-$15/day. 

Training Provided: Although some forestry related experience is desired, training in timber cruising and layout will be provided on the job.

Other Allowances: Boot and clothing allowance available. 

Project Objectives:

  • Either independently or with guidance, applies silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber.
  • Brings to the attention of responsible individuals, situations on the ground that are inconsistent with guidelines.
  • Either as a certified timber cruiser or under the supervision of a certified timber cruiser, applies the instructions issued in a cruise plan. Takes and records tree measurements, assesses quality, and determines defect. Prepares cruise data for processing.
  • Observes and reports areas of possible archeological significance, and sightings of sensitive, threatened or endangered wildlife species.
  • GPS's harvest unit boundaries and determines site area.
  • Planning, decisions, and judgments made in this position affect long term timber management activities, other resources, and the forest health agreement/contract.
  • Accuracy of the work affects the quality of residual resource values such as timber stands, visual quality, water quality, and all resources related to timber harvest.

Required Experience:

Qualifications: This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals, with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in natural resource management and conservation. Applicants with a degree (M.S. or B.S) in Forestry or Environmental Science and an interest in a career in public lands management are strongly encouraged to apply. Resumes and cover letters must show detailed key project experiences. 

Skills:

Preferred Skills:



  • Working knowledge of forest practices and techniques, including application of silvicultural prescriptions, aerial photographs, maps, environmental analysis reports, and like guides in order to independently select harvest timber in a variety of stand conditions

  • Working knowledge of measuring tree diameters and heights, map reading, compass use, tree species identification, obvious defect recognition and determination, GPSing, and the use of tools associated with timber cruising

  • Knowledge of regularly used timber cruise computer programs including data collection and processing 

  • Knowledge of other resource areas, such as wildlife management or archaeology, in order to recognize situations which require specific protection measures

  • The work is performed primarily in a field environment.  Field work often requires moderate to strenuous physical exertion, including walking, bending, and climbing under adverse conditions for long periods of time

  • Work in the forest environment involves considerable risk of falls due to uneven terrain, risk of insect bites, contact with poisonous plants, etc.  Work is conducted during conditions such as rain, snow, wind, dust, extreme heat and cold - hardhat, boots, gloves, and possibly other safety equipment are required


Required:



  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation 

  • Proven ability to be both self-directed/work independently and be a positive, contributing member of a team

  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals

  • Proficient in English

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request)

  • Ability to pass a federal criminal background check

  • ACE is a drug free workplace and reserves the right to drug test at any time

  • Members must be at least 21 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties.

  • The member must be willing to represent ACE and the Forest Service in a professional, positive and enthusiastic manner.


Apply By:3/9/2020

Phone:3852494740

Email:ccanter@usaconservation.org


Posted By: Caroline Canter

Assistant or Associate Professor Kentucky 1/22/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Kentucky

Location:Lexington, Kentucky

Job Description:

FACULTY POSITION
Forestry and Natural Resources Faculty, Forest Management

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Kentucky. This is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment in the Regular Title Series. Anticipated starting date no later than August 1, 2020.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in forestry, natural resources, or allied fields with a strong academic background in forest management applications. At least one professional forestry degree is required.

Responsibilities: The position is 60% research, 30% teaching, and 10% service, subject to annual evaluation. The successful candidate will be expected to enhance the Department’s academic community and make contributions to the institution’s land grant mission including building a nationally recognized research program, as demonstrated by success in acquiring extramural funding, publication in leading refereed journals, and graduate student recruitment and mentorship. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary environment with researchers in related fields and will foster collaboration with departmental faculty in teaching and through research relating to diverse forestry and natural resource issues. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist in extension and outreach addressing critical forest management issues. The successful candidate’s research program must address management applications along the resource supply chain that consider operational, social, and economic drivers of and barriers to sustainability of forestry systems. Particular emphasis on family forest ownerships and forest resource use incorporating both market and non-market resources, including ecosystem services, is preferred. Expected teaching responsibilities include courses in forest management within the Department’s Bachelor of Science Forestry program and other undergraduate and graduate courses aligned with the successful candidate’s area of expertise such as forest measurements, forest operations, human dimensions of forestry, and/or introductory forestry and natural resources courses.

Application Procedure: To apply for job FE02257, submit a UK Online Application at www.uky.edu/ukjobs. Closing date is March 8, 2020, or until a suitable candidate is found. Interested applicants should attach the following documents: a letter of application (Cover Letter), curriculum vitae (Resume), statement of research philosophy (Specific Request 1), statement of teaching philosophy (Specific Request 2), and unofficial transcripts (Specific Request 3), names and contact information for three references (Specific Request 4). Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. John Lhotka, Search Committee Chair, john.lhotka@uky.edu, (859) 257-9701.


Apply By:3/8/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Product Support Specialist Mississippi 12/27/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:FORESTRY SUPPLIERS, INC.

Location:Jackson, Mississippi

Job Description:

  • Expand knowledge of our products, their applications, and the markets that we serve within all parts of the catalog
    • Look at every question as a learning opportunity
    • Seek opportunities to use get hands on experience with product
    • Assemble and disassemble products as necessary
    • Compare and contrast features on similar products so you can highlight the differences when asked
    • Read product labels, instruction manuals, parts lists, repair manuals, etc.
    • Read product reviews and other relevant articles in trade magazines
    • Research on the internet
    • Collect technical information and product literature at tradeshows
  • Create a good filing and information system
    • Instructions
    • Articles
    • Parts lists
    • Product Labels and MSDS sheets
    • Vendor contacts
    • Internet links and helpful sites
  • Offer New Product ideas or suggestions
    • Review the workings of products and make recommendations for improvement
    • Pass on customer feedback to new products personnel
    • Pass on repetitive special requests to new products personnel
    • Pass on information collected at tradeshows
  • Help with special projects
    • Project Google
    • Tech Tips
    • Frequently asked questions
    • Newsletter
    • Suggestive selling ideas
    • Workshops
  • Help other departments solve issues or problems
  • Write catalog correction memos
  • Catalog and other literature proofing
    • Thoroughly review and edit catalog routes with special attention to new product added
    • Make close review that all catalog correction memos have been handled properly
    • Review for technical accuracy
  • Attend tradeshows
    • Do preshow paperwork as needed in a timely manner
    • Review previous year’s report and paperwork as needed
    • Travel to shows and setup exhibit displays
    • Network with customers and vendors alike
    • Seek out all types of opportunities for Forestry Suppliers, Inc.
      • New product opportunities
      • New niche market opportunities
      • Media opportunities
      • Internet opportunities
      • Sales and bid opportunities
      • Peco opportunities
      • Other tradeshow opportunities
    • Complete post show task
      • Inventory adjustment forms
      • Complete convention expense reports in a timely manner
      • Complete and route convention reports in a timely manner
      • Outline and distribute follow up tasks to appropriate personnel
    • Be preparing for future advancement by seeing everything that’s done as an opportunity to learn more about the company

Required Education:

Position REQUIRES a Forestry degree or degree in a natural resource field.

Skills:

Offer second-to-none technical support

Answer technical line phone calls and voice mail center, tech e-mails, and letters.

Seek answers and solve problems

Recommend products for specific applications

Consult with vendors for technical information

Support other departments with technical advice


  • Special orders

  • Customer Service

  • Sales

  • Counter Sales

  • Creative

  • Receiving

  • Internet



Coordinate with other technical staff a workable system for responding to e-mails, voice mails, and scheduling lunches to ensure the technical line is covered at all times

Consult with customers at the back counter as needed

Salary:

Based on experience


Apply By:3/27/2020

Phone:601-354-3565 ext703

Email:barlowd@forestry-suppliers.com

Mailing:

Forestry Suppliers, Inc. 


P.O. Box 8397


Jackson, MS  39284-8397


Posted By: Deborah Barlow

Forester - South Dakota South Dakota 11/15/2019 +
JobDetails

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