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Global Acquisitions Manager Alabama 5/2/2017 +
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Organization:Resource Management Service, LLC

Location:Birmingham, Alabama

Job Description:

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

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

 

Required Education:

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

Required Experience:

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

Skills:

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


Apply By:5/31/2107

Email:AMize@resourcemgt.com

Mailing:

If you interested in applying for this position, please
send your resume to hr@resourcemgt.com.


Posted By: Ian Munn

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources Regional Extension Agent Alabama 6/17/2019 +
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Organization:Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Job Description:

Program Priority Area: Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources

Geographic Area of Responsibility: Southwest Alabama (Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington Counties)

Responsibilities: The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is seeking qualified applications for a Regional Extension Agent (REA) in the Southwest Region of Alabama. This position is a 100% Extension assignment covering eight counties. The Agent will be housed in an office located in the Southwest area of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in the region. The Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Regional Extension Agent will serve as the primary Extension educator for forestry, wildlife, and natural resources in the assigned eight-county region. This includes responding to requests for forestry, wildlife, and natural resources related technical information from throughout the region through telephone calls, email, letters, and other personal contacts. The REA will be expected to proactively develop a regional technology transfer program through meetings, workshops, publications, web sites, and other outreach techniques to provide forestry, wildlife and natural resources related information to landowners, professionals, and the general public. In addition, the REA will be part of a state-wide Extension Priority Program Team and be expected to participate as a team member to plan, promote, and execute team programs as well as participate in team training opportunities.

The Regional Extension Agent (REA) will utilize all available/emerging technologies in their educational efforts as well as more traditional methods such as newsletters, news articles, workshops/group meetings, demonstrations and farm/home visits. The REA will participate in writing grants and participate in activities that support applied research/demonstrations beneficial to clientele. Participating in regional and state FWNR associations, and other groups representing FWNR, is important for the REA to develop a reputation as an educational leader with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. REA will assist team leader and administrators in project outcome and impact evaluations.

Team Description: Regional Extension Agent’s (REA’s), Urban Regional Extension Agent’s (UREA’s), County Extension Coordinators (CEC’s), and Specialists form the core of Extension teams. This REA will participate as a cohesive team member working with local clientele, advisory groups, volunteers, and other interested parties to determine regional needs for program outreach. As a team member, the REA will partner with other REA’s and CEC’s to provide educational leadership in planning, implementing, evaluating, and reporting programs conducted in the region.

Application Procedures:

Candidates should submit the following to apply:

(1) Four forms found on our web site at:
https://www.aces.edu/about-us-2/employment-opportunities/;
(2) Letter of application addressing each listed qualification in detail;
(3) Current resume;
(4) Names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for five references;
(5) Transcripts of all academic work (unofficial/copies acceptable during recruitment process; however, official transcripts will be required at time of hire).

The above information should be forwarded to ACES Business Office, c/o Ms. Kim Rogers, 113 Duncan Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849 or emailed to kkr0009@aces.edu by July 3, 2019 as a single PDF document.

Current ACES employees should submit a letter of application addressing each listed qualification in detail; Names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for five references; resume, and ensure that official transcripts are on file in the ACES Business Office. Current ACES employees that are in probationary status, must inform their supervisor of their interest in applying with final approval being required by the Administrative Team prior to submitting application materials. Forms may also be obtained by calling ACES Business Office at (334)844-5352, or fax: (334)844-5544.

ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

ACES/Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

 

Skills:

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources or related field and at least two years of relevant work experience is required. A Master's degree is preferred and does not require experience to apply. 


The successful candidate must demonstrate capability in planning and delivering educational programs in Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources. Candidates must demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills, possess the ability to work cooperatively with individuals and groups, and be willing to utilize various forms of outreach for educational program delivery to a diverse clientele. This position requires regular travel to carry out Extension responsibilities, and the successful incumbent must have access to reliable transportation. Successful applicants must possess strong leadership and organizational skills, and the ability to respectfully self-motivate their daily priorities. 

Salary:

***Minimum Starting Salary***
$38,383 for a Bachelor's degree
$42,383 for a Master's degree


Apply By:7/3/2019

Phone:3348445352

Email:kkr0009@auburn.edu


Posted By: Kim Rogers

Forester Arkansas 6/6/2019 +
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Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Lonoke, Arkansas

Job Description:

NWTF Forester - Arkansas

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

 

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

DUTIES:

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

·        Complete status checks and practice certifications to ensure landowner compliance

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

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

·        Explore additional funding opportunities in order to leverage NRCS dollars

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

·        Identify opportunities to increase partnership between public and private landowners

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

 

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

·        Capability to work independently with little direct supervision

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

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

 

 

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

Application Deadline: Friday, June 28th, 2019

 

To apply: please visit the NWTF website at http://www.nwtf.org/contact_us/jobs.html

 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:6/28/2019

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Assistant Professor Arkansas 4/30/2019 +
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Organization:University of Arkansas at Monticello

Location:Monticello, Arkansas

Job Description:

The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center are seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position to contribute to and lead the development of a dynamic, applied quantitative natural resources research program and to educate the next generation of natural resource managers.

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

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

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a natural resource-related field (e.g., forestry, wildlife, ecology). All candidates should value high-quality teaching with the ability to teach applied statistics courses to undergraduate and graduate students. The demonstrated potential to secure extramural funding and an active record of publication are required. Also required is the ability to work effectively with other faculty members, students, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and have a valid driver’s license.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications including excellent fringe benefits.

Application: Submit a cover letter, résumé, transcripts, a statement of research interest and teaching philosophies, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to: Rhonda Parris, parris@uamont.edu. All material must be submitted electronically, and all applicants must complete an Employment Application available at http://uam-web2.uamont.edu/pdfs/FinAdmin/EmploymentApplication.pdf. Inquiries: Phone (870) 4601052; email: parris@uamont.edu.


Apply By:7/30/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant Professor Arkansas 4/30/2019 +
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Organization:University of Arkansas at Monticello

Location:Monticello, Arkansas

Job Description:

The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center are seeking an individual to contribute to and lead the development of a dynamic silvicultural research program in Arkansas forest ecosystems and to educate the next generation of forest and land managers in the mid-south region.

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

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative and dynamic, nationally recognized, research program in managed forest ecosystems; develop grant proposals and secure funding; publish in peer-reviewed, nationally recognized scientific journals; recruit and mentor graduate students; serve as an advisor for undergraduate students; and coordinate or contribute to cooperative research efforts by faculty and other stakeholders in the region. Teaching duties may include undergraduate and graduate courses in silviculture, dendrology, and related courses in support of the program. The tenure-track, 12-month position will carry the rank of assistant professor with an approximate appointment of 70% research and 30% teaching.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in silviculture or forest ecology. Practical experience and a strong background in applied ecology are desired, as is a research interest in a diverse set of managed forest communities. Attainment of registered forester status in Arkansas is required. All candidates should value high-quality teaching, have a proven ability to secure research funding, and have an active record of publication. The ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members and representatives of governmental and nongovernmental organizations is required. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and have a valid driver’s license.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications including excellent fringe benefits.

Application: Submit a cover letter, résumé, transcripts, a statement of research interest and teaching philosophies, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to: Rhonda Parris, parris@uamont.edu. All material must be submitted electronically, and all applicants must complete an Employment Application available at http://uam-web2.uamont.edu/pdfs/FinAdmin/EmploymentApplication.pdf. Inquiries: Phone (870) 4601052; email: parris@uamont.edu.


Apply By:7/30/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Field Forester/Forestry Technician Arkansas 1/3/2019 +
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Organization:Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

Location:Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Job Description:

Forest Resource Consultants, Inc. is seeking to fill a Field Forester/Forester Technician position in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. 

Interested and qualified parties should send resumes no later than June 30, 2019.


Position Title: Field Forester/Forest Technician
Reports To: Area Manager


Job Description: To provide support to the FRC organization in pursuit of continuously improving the quality and productivity of services provided to clients. Basic responsibility includes assisting area manager, foresters, harvesting supervisors, and other area staff in the completion of tasks focused on satisfying various client objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts timber inventories
  • Marks sale boundaries, SMZ's, etc., as required
  • Supervises contract operations to ensure compliance of the terms of the contract
  • Checks on progress of scheduled forest management activities, ensuring compliance with BMP's, governmental regulations and company policies
  • Completes timber sale inspections
  • Collects GPS field data as required
  • Assists in timely completion of special projects
  • Presents positive image of FRC at all times

Required Education:

Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Forestry

Required Experience:

Experience preferred, but not required

Skills:

Exhibits good interpersonal skills
Self‐motivated
Ability and willingness to travel
Proficient in basic Windows software, i.e. Excel, Word, Access


Employee must own a 4‐wheel drive truck providing reliable transportation as well as automobile insurance. Company pays for business use on a per mile basis.


Key Competencies:

  • Must be proficient in technical forestry skills
  • Motivated to plan and accomplish work with a minimum degree of supervision
  • Exhibits strong work ethic and pride in work quality
  • Ability to work efficiently with a variety of people and personalities
  • Basic understanding of the business in terms of services provided and profitability

Salary:

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


Apply By:6/30/2019

Phone:4787454910

Email:tgriffis@frcemail.com

Mailing:

Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.
717 North Avenue
Macon, GA 31211


Posted By: Tabi Griffis

Forestry Commodity Manager Florida 5/15/2019 +
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Organization:Enviva Biomass

Location:Cottondale , Florida

Job Description:

Enviva Biomass is one of the leading producers of wood pellets, for use as a renewable replacement of coal in power plants.  We are actively seeking a candidate to fill a role as a commodity manager. This is an entry level job and the essential functions will be the management of sawmill residuals. You will be responsible for a daily forecast of sawdust and coordinate delivery schedules and timing of the deliveries. Additional responsibilities will include assisting in logging inspections, assisting with roundwood procurement, assist with yearly and monthly budgeting task, and assisting with sustainability audits. 

Required Education:

B.S. degree in Forestry or B.A. degree in business. 

Required Experience:

none is required but some level of experience is preferred. 

Skills:

Friendly and outgoing personality with the ability to effectively communicate the needs of the mill. 


Profecient with Microsoft office suite.  


Be able to learn quickly and multi task. 

Salary:

Negotiable 


Apply By:8/15/2019

Phone:850-633-7361

Email:Sidney.wood@envivabiomass.com


Posted By: Enviva

Technical Services Forester / GIS Georgia 6/20/2019 +
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Organization:Forest Resource Consultants, LLC

Location:Macon, Georgia

Job Description:

Job Duties

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

to FRC managers and clients.

 

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

producing high quality products in a cost‐effective manner.

 

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

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

 

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

systems.

 

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

design,  processing, and reporting.

 

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

transfer.

 

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

 

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

 

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

management time‐and‐expense estimates.

 

•         Assist with other special projects as requested.

 

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

public.

 

Required Education:

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

Required Experience:

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

Skills:

Requirements:


 


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


 


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


 


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


 


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


and  statistics.


 


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


Access (especially databases).


 


•         Working knowledge of forest finance and economics.


 


•         Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.


 


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


production situations.


 


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


 


•         Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.


 

Salary:

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


 


Apply By:9/20/2019

Email:pnace@frcemail.com

Mailing:

Send resume and professional references to:


Paul Nace, Director of Technical Services


Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.


717 North Avenue


Macon, GA 31211


Posted By: Jennifer Woodson

Forestry Manager Georgia 4/1/2019 +
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Organization:Berry College

Location:Mount Berry, Georgia

Job Description:

ANNOUNCEMENT
Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty, Berry College provides an integrated education that unites a challenging academic program with great opportunities for spiritual and moral growth, work experience, and significant service to others. For more information about Berry College, please visit our website www.berry.edu

POSITION TITLE
Forestry Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION (MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES)

  1. Responsible for assisting with the administration and day-to-day operations of the department, including the efficient propagation and management of the College’s land resources.
  2. Implement and manage timber harvest plans/operations, employ accounting practices for timber audit reconciliations, and frequent timber cruising to estimate timber volumes using industry standards.
  3. Identify and delineate property lines, timber sale boundaries, and buffer and stream zones.
  4. Coordinate the construction and maintenance of forest access roads.
  5. Coordinate prescribed burns and fire suppression/prevention plans to ensure readiness in the event of wildfire. Required to respond to emergency situations that occur on Berry College property as they relate to land management.
  6. Work with Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Georgia Forestry Commission on various land management initiatives.
  7. Work with and mentor students interested in land resources management.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in forestry or related field with a minimum of five (5) years of work experience.
  2. Must be a registered forester in the State of Georgia.
  3. Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. ArcGIS Mapping Experience
  2. Experience with DNR and the Georgia Forestry Commission
  3. Experience with planning and supervision of managed hunts
  4. Competencies in Microsoft Suite programs 5. Strong written and verbal skills

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS
Applicants should submit an online application, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to: employment@berry.edu or Forestry Manager, P.O. Box 495037, Mount Berry, GA 30149. Review of application will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Berry College is an equal opportunity employer. For ADA Accommodations please contact our ADA Coordinator VTTY 706-233-4062.


Apply By:7/1/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant Professor Illinois 4/30/2019 +
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Organization:Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Location:Carbondale, Illinois

Job Description:

Position: The Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is accepting applications for a full-time 9-month academic year, non-tenure track renewable term teaching appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice.

Duties and Responsibilities: The faculty member will teach up to 12 credit hours per semester primarily in undergraduate but also graduate courses in balance with service and student support activities. Undergraduate courses may include topics such as Forest Economics, Forest Land-Use Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, Sustainable Harvesting, and Natural Resources Data Analysis. Other courses will be based on the candidate's area of expertise that will contribute to the current forestry specializations: Forest Hydrology, Forest Recreation and Park Management, Forest Resources Management, Urban Forest Management, and Wildlife Habitat Management and Conservation. The candidate selected for this position will be encouraged to seek opportunities for collaboration in the development of related courses not only with other units in the Agricultural Sciences, but with other SIU schools, colleges and units. Additional teaching opportunities may be possible in summer or J-term.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants must have 1) B.S. in Forestry 2) a Ph.D. in Ecology, Forestry, Soils, or other natural-resources related fields with relevant coursework or experience to satisfy teaching requirements, by the effective date of hire 3) Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level, particularly in courses with field based labs. A record of scholarship and research including peer reviewed publications is preferred.

Application Deadline: April 8, 2019 or until filled, with an effective date of hire, August 16, 2019.

Application Procedure: Complete applications require: (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) unofficial transcripts ( official required prior to hire) ( 4) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, and (5) a listing of three professional references with complete contact information including address, email and preferred telephone numbers. Applications must be received by post but preliminary materials may be sent electronically. Send materials as one PDF file to: plcl@siu.edu. Send hard copies to: Jim Zaczek, Department of Forestry, College of Agricultural Sciences, 1205 Lincoln Drive, Mail code 4411 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901.


Apply By:7/30/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Manager – Policy & Standards Minnesota 5/9/2019 +
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Organization:Forest Stewardship Council

Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Description:

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Manager – Policy & Standards

Are you excited by the idea of working with one of the world’s most trusted and influential conservation organizations, operating around the world to protect forests for all, forever?

The Forest Stewardship Council U.S. office is seeking a dynamic team member for a full-time position, based at our Minneapolis headquarters, to develop and support FSC’s policies and standards in the United States as well as inform and influence FSC’s global policy development.

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY
In 1994, an international group of leaders in business, human rights, and the environment came together with a vision of harnessing the power of the marketplace to reward the stewardship of forests, one of the world’s most vital and threatened ecosystems. Together they formed the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), setting standards for responsible forest management and developing a certification system so that consumers of forest products could directly contribute to the health of forests and forest communities.

For 25 years, through its uniquely-trusted forest management and chain of custody certification standards, FSC has been advancing responsible forest management around the world, across all forest product industries. FSC-certified products are available at all major U.S. retailers, with over 38,000 companies certified globally. Approximately 160 million acres of forestland are FSC certified in North America, with 480 million acres certified worldwide.

FSC US is the largest national office of the Forest Stewardship Countil, and is witnessing a dramatic increase in demand for FSC-certified materials and products.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Director of Science and Certification, the Manager for Policy & Standards will:

  1. Lead FSC members and stakeholders in the development of forest management standards and other normative documents* for the US to ensure that they are accessible to the diversity of landowners and companies in the US and effective in achieving FSC’s stewardship goals.
    • Evaluate effectiveness of existing standards and recommend and manage revision processes, including organization of working groups, draft standards development, public consultations, field tests and approval processes.
    • Engage FSC members, certificate holders, certification bodies (auditors) and other stakeholders through in-person and virtual meetings, focus groups and online tools.
    • Advocate in global conversations for effective and coherent global policies.
  2. Monitor implementation of FSC’s normative requirements for the US to ensure effectiveness of their application and inform future revisions.
    • Develop metrics and measures with assistance from technical experts.
    • Create dashboards and other tools to convey results to internal and external audiences.
    • Cultivate partnerships to support monitoring.
  3. Provide technical support to existing and prospective certificate holders on application of FSC’s normative requirements for the US.
    • Develop educational tools to support conformance to standards, in cooporation with FSC US marketing and communications personnel.
    • Support FSC’s business development efforts by providing direct technical assistance to prospective and current certificate holders.
    • Develop standard interpretations as needed for consistent application.
  4. Support emerging FSC initiatives, such as Ecosystem Services, Risk-Based Approaches, New Approaches for Smallholders and others.
  5. Represent FSC at meetings, conferences, and other events.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in an applicable environmental or forest science, management or policy program plus at least 3 years experience in a relevant professional role or Bachelor’s degree plus 5-8 years experience in a relevant professional role.
  • Willingness and capacity to learn and master the latest science.
  • A passion for forest conservation that provides environmental, economic and social benefits.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software suite.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with forest certification or other standards-based systems.
  • Knowledge of FSC’s normative framework.
  • Ability to appreciate and balance diverse and often conflicting perspectives, while identifying common ground and steering stakeholder groups toward agreed outcomes.
  • Knowledge of the range of forest management techniques used throughout the US, potential effects of forest management on environmental and social values, and the spectrum of threats to forest systems.

Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to adapt as needed to different audiences
  • Strategic and analytical, but creative mindset; seeks innovative solutions to complex challenges
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Time management skills; meets deadlines while balancing multiple priorities
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, but also a committed team player
  • Outgoing and positive attitude
  • Able to travel up to 10-15% as required (mostly domestic, ocasionally international)

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Compensation commensurate with experience. FSC US maintains a highly competitive benefits package including health and dental insurance, paid leave, retirement savings with matching contributions, and a flexible working schedule.

TO APPLY
Please email your resume and cover letter to Maggie Abel at m.abel@us.fsc.org.

  • Please reference “FSC US Manager – Policy & Standards” in the subject line.
  • Resume attachments should be named in the following format: “LastName, FirstName – Resume.

 


Apply By:8/9/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Product Support Specialist Mississippi 6/13/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Forestry Suppliers

Location:Jackson, Mississippi

Job Description:

Job Description

The Product Support Specialist will handle a variety of responsibilities for Forestry Suppliers, including:

  • Assisting customers with product selection and product support and usage training - Customer support related to activities on website
  • Attend conventions/trade shows
  • Provide input regarding the selection of new products
  • Assisting in the production and proofing of marketing materials
  • Support other departments with product support knowledge: Special Orders, Customer Service, Telephone Sales, Counter Sales, Creative, Receiving, Internet

We are seeking an applicant who exhibits:

  • Integrity of the highest degree
  • A utility player mentality who is enthusiastic about learning new skills and generating innovative solutions to solve work challenges and identify opportunities
  • - A confident, friendly, positive attitude that shows everything you do as a welcome opportunity to learn more about Forestry Suppliers, Inc.
  • An ability to treat confidential material appropriately
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize effectively
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively

Desired Skills and Expertise

  • Natural resource-related bachelor’s degree and work experience
  • Excellent verbal, personal and computer skills
  • Ability to work with a group
  • Self-starter and capable of working well alone
  • Excellent driving record
  • Excellent office and clerical skills, including experience with Microsoft Office software

The position is located in Jackson, Mississippi, and does require some travel (driving and flying). Normal working hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Competitive salary with excellent benefits with a long-time stable company.

How to Apply - https://www.forestry-suppliers.com/careers/careers.php#op-331675-product-support-specialist


Apply By:9/13/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Conservation Lands Coordinator Mississippi 6/4/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Location:Ridgeland, Mississippi

Job Description:

<p>Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU), the world's leading waterfowl and wetland conservation organization, is seeking qualified candidates for a Conservation Lands Coordinator to join a great team of professionals and deliver our land conservation program in the three-state region of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. DU and its Accredited land trust arm, Wetlands America Trust, Inc. (WAT), currently has a conservation easement portfolio consisting of more than 185,000 acres in this geography. We are seeking an experienced individual to work with landowners and other partners on donated / bargain sale easements and fee-title acquisitions, and opportunities in revolving lands, land donations, mitigation, and eco-assets. DU's mission is to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.</p> <p>The successful candidate will serve as the primary contact for state, federal, non-profit and private landowner conservation partners in matters related to land conservation with a primary area of responsibility in the MS Alluvial Valley and varied potential opportunities within the Gulf Coast regions of Louisiana and Texas. The Coordinator will be responsible for providing leadership and guidance for program activities and issues. The Coordinator will be expected to cooperate with our biological and fundraising staff, as well as the Regional Lands Manager on a routine basis. The Coordinator will play a key role in DU' s long-term success by enabling the organization to build, nurture, and maintain strong relationships with landowners and conservation partners as well as future opportunities with corporate and public sustainability efforts. This position provides opportunities to work with many private and public partners on diverse land conservation issues in a large, critically-important DU service area.</p> <p>This position will be located at the Southern Regional Office in Ridgeland, MS and will report to the Director of Conservation Programs - MS Alluvial Valley.</p>

Required Education:

• Bachelor's degree (MS preferred) in conservation, natural resource management, land use planning, land management or a related field. Farming and forestry background beneficial.

Required Experience:

• Minimum of three years of professional experience related to land use planning, real estate and/or conservation transactions (both conservation easements and fee acquisitions); or project management; more experience strongly preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to independently initiate, structure, negotiate, manage and close complex land transactions.
• Experience working with diverse public and private interests.
• Outstanding verbal and interpersonal communication skills; exceptional written communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a diverse conservation team.
• Professional interests that align strongly with DU's conservation mission and vision.
• Desire and demonstrated ability to identify and address personal knowledge gaps; to learn on the job; and to cultivate sources of knowledge, expertise, and skill.
• Able and willing to travel frequently within the region of responsibility and occasionally beyond the service area.

Skills:

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Plan, coordinate and implement a comprehensive lands program to conserve wetlands and associated habitats to achieve defined conservation objectives.
• Function as the primary contact for land program activities including negotiating and managing conservation land efforts including all associated transactional activities. This includes working closely with legal and environmental consultants, foresters and appraisers to assure compliance with DU/WAT procedures.
• Steward private landowners, other conservation partners and government agencies in making informed decisions relative to land conservation opportunities, completing lands transactions, and ensuring compliance with easement terms and that the wetland and waterfowl conservation values of the properties are maintained in perpetuity.
• Build successful partnerships with entities to fund program strategies and their implementation as well as provide leadership within the land conservation community.
• Work with Development (fundraising) staff to obtain conservation easement endowment contributions and identify/ steward potential major donors (including existing and new easement landowners, foundations, corporations) for philanthropic gifts.
• Coordinate and/or conduct preliminary property inspections, due diligence and annual monitoring of conservation easements. Maintaining all files and records relative to land protection activities.
• Assist the Regional Lands Manager with drafting necessary legal documents and other transactional documents as needed.
• Promote lands conservation efforts via engagement, outreach and education.
• Develop funding proposals to support the lands program or fulfill program needs.
• Provide forward thinking and vision toward growing a diverse lands program to fulfill DU's mission.

Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.


Apply By:7/9/2019

Email:smanley@ducks.org

Mailing:

To apply, please see our website at www.ducks.org/jobs to submit an application, resume and cover letter indicating your qualifications and why you are interested in the position.  The position will be open until filled.


DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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


 


Posted By: Maribeth Lane

FSC US Regional Manager – South Multiple States 5/9/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Stewardship Council

Job Description:

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:

FSC US Regional Manager – South

Do you want to work with one of the world’s most trusted and influential conservation organizations, operating around the world to protect forests?

Do you want to grow regional markets for products from responsibly managed forests, working with partners in business, environmental groups, governments and communities?

Forest Stewardship Council is seeking an accomplished individual to lead business and market development for the US South region, inclusive of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY
In 1994, an international group of leaders in business, human rights, and the environment came together with a vision to harness the power of the marketplace to encourage the responsible stewardship of forests. Together they formed the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), setting standards for responsible forest management and developing a certification system so that businesses and consumers could directly contribute to the health of forests and forest communities through their purchasing choices.

For 25 years, through its uniquely trusted forest management and chain-of-custody (COC) certification standards, FSC has been advancing the cause of responsible forest management - around the world, and across all forest product industries. FSC-certified products are widely available at all major U.S. retailers, and more than 4,000 North American companies are certified under FSC’s chain-of-custody standard, with over 37,000 certified globally. Approximately 200 million acres of forestland are FSC certified in North America, with 485 million acres certified worldwide.

FSC US is the largest national office of the Forest Stewardship Council and is witnessing a dramatic increase in demand, driving the need to add to our team.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Regional Manager for the US South will:

  1. Connect supply to markets
    • Collaborate with current and potential future business buyers who currently (or may in future) preference FSC, and progressively assist them to increase their uptake of FSC-certified materials.
    • Track current and potential global and domestic markets for US South-generated FSC-certified forest materials across supply chains and work proactively to connect regional supply to these markets.
  2. Maximize value for partners
    • Drive greater recognition of FSC’s value in B2B markets so that FSC Chain-of- Custody (CoC) certificate holders are able to consistently maximize value of investment in FSC.
  3. Expand regional supply
    • Leverage market supply chain dynamics and other factors that influence forest management (FM) certification in the development and execution of effective strategies to sell FSC FM certification to key landowner segments, particularly family forests and TIMOs.
    • Expand FSC’s successful producer-subsidized group certification model wherein additional FSC forestland in the region is secured through group certification.
  4. Support related efforts across North America
    • Serve as FSC US lead for region-specific areas of expertise, including but not limited to aspects such as pulp-based tissue and paper industry leaders and environmental issues of particular significance in the US South region.
    • Provide management and implementation support as required for relevant accounts and initiatives across North America.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in an applicable forest products industry, forest advocacy or university extension role.
  • Able to travel up to 40% as required (80% regional, 20% national).
  • Salesforce or other CRM experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software suite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong prior experience dealing with complex forestry and forest product industry issues and demonstrated ability in execution of sales strategies on a regional or national scale.
  • Willingness to learn and master new information on forest products industries, technologies, local organizations, climate science, forestry, and other relevant topics.
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, ability to organize time, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of sales methods and techniques and demonstrated ability to use in execution of sales strategies.
  • Proficiency in Salesforce and in all MS Office applications.
  • A resourceful and creative mindset, positive attitude, and the knowledge and passion to help build the capacity and reach of this vital international organization.

Competencies:

  • Strong social, verbal, written communicator; trustworthy with confidential and/or sensitive information
  • Able to work in independent, yet coordinated way; good time manager
  • Creative and determined problem-solver
  • Driven to results; action-oriented
  • Capable of learning and applying knowledge quickly

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Compensation commensurate with experience. FSC US maintains a highly competitive benefits package including health, dental and disability insurance, paid leave, retirement savings plan with matching contributions, and a flexible working schedule.

TO APPLY
Please email your resume and cover letter to Maggie Abel at m.abel@us.fsc.org.

  • Please reference “FSC US Regional Manager – US South” in the subject line.
  • Resume attachments should be named in the following format: "LastName, FirstName - Resume."

 


Apply By:8/9/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Hunter Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Coordinator Oklahoma 5/31/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Jenks, Oklahoma

Job Description:

 

Hunting Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Coordinator – Oklahoma

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a term limited (3-yr minimum), full-time position coordinating hunting recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) programs in the state of Oklahoma.  This position is a cooperative effort between the NWTF and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) and will be responsible for coordinating and collaborating with various partner organizations to assess gaps in current hunting R3 programming.  The position will be based out of the ODWC office in Jenks, OK office.  The position will be responsible for implementing efforts to develop clear and measurable pathways for hunting R3 in Oklahoma.  Essential duties and responsibilities include the following and other duties may be assigned as needed.

 

Essential Functions:

·     Create a framework for collaboration between stakeholders that provides the foundation for enhanced communication and coordination of hunter recruitment programs

·     Improve communication and increase awareness of outdoor opportunities for Oklahomans in accordance with the missions of the ODWC and the NWTF.

·     Develop a focused “learn to hunt” system through a comprehensive plan to focus on recruiting, retaining, and reactivating hunters through coordinated efforts between multiple diverse groups.

·     Coordinate with existing hunting and shooting sports outreach staff in Oklahoma

·     Assess the various gaps that exist in recruitment pathways in Oklahoma

·     Expand capacity within new and current stakeholders for programs that fill current gaps in recruitment, retention and reactivation efforts. 

·     Develop tools to enhance the identification of potential participants for hunting outreach efforts

·     Align new and existing mentoring efforts/outreach programs with models of success

·     Coordinate efforts to evaluate current and new programs

·     Assist in the blending of the National Hunting and Shooting Sports R3 Plan with state efforts

·     Develop mentored hunting clubs (social networks) with key partners including youth and family organizations; coordinate efforts to reengage lapsed hunters

·     Maintain data matrix to monitor hunting demographics in Oklahoma for program analysis

·     Create tools for partners to help mentees locate mentoring opportunities

·     Work with ODWC staff to create and implement template for mentor selection & development

·     Assist with various programs where applicable, including: NWTF and other partner education/outreach programs, expos, mentored hunts, Becoming and Outdoors-Woman/Family, Outdoor Discovery Programs

·     Perform administrative duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

·     Undergraduate degree in education, fish and wildlife management, biology, conservation, natural resources management or similar related field

·     Experience in performing above or similar duties

·     An understanding of Oklahoma conservation organizations, hunting, fishing and shooting sports, and local/National hunting and shooting sports partnership efforts

·     Understanding of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

·     Ability to work irregular schedules including some weekends, evenings and overnight stays

·     Excellent communication and organization skills

·     Ability to work with limited supervision, self-motivated and able to motivate others

·     Able to work with diverse audiences

·     Experience preferred in administering and coordinating outdoor education programming, partnership development and support, and volunteer management. 

·     Knowledge of current R3 efforts both locally and National

·     Ability to think and act creatively and strategically to further hunting and shooting sports R3 efforts

·     Experience with strategic planning, and leading diverse stakeholder groups in planning efforts

 

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant must be able and willing to:

·     Work alone in a diverse range of climatic and topographic conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures, biting insects, and snakes, possibly in remote areas with limited access and amenities and other extreme conditions as warranted 

·     Walk several miles per day in the conditions described above and drive and/or ride long distances frequently 

 

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.  Application June 28, 2019.

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

 

Salary:

DOe


Apply By:6/28/2019

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Assistant or Associate Professor South Carolina 4/29/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Clemson University

Job Description:

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation (FEC), at Clemson University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with a specialization in quantitative forest science.

The position is a 9-month appointment with responsibilities in teaching (50%) and research (50%). The anticipated starting date is August 2019. Clemson is an R1 Land-Grant university situated in the Piedmont of South Carolina, immediately adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 17,500 acre Clemson Experimental Forest is contiguous with campus and provides abundant opportunities for research and teaching. Forests currently occupy 67 percent (13 million acres) of the land area in South Carolina, and the state’s forest industry has an economic impact exceeding 21 billion dollars annually.

This position is critical to supporting our SAF-accredited forestry curriculum. Undergraduate courses that will be taught include Forest Mensuration, Forest Biometrics, and part of Natural Resources Measurements. Additional undergraduate classes may be assigned as appropriate. The candidate may also develop and teach a graduate level course in their area of specialty. Advising of undergraduate students and participation on departmental committees is expected. The successful candidate is expected to develop a collaborative, extramurally funded research program in the field of quantitative forest management and science, in areas such as growth and yield, forest inventory, and big data in forestry and natural resources. The research program should focus on issues relevant to forest industry as well as family forest owners. The publication of results in peer-reviewed, high-quality journals and the supervision of graduate students are expected.

To apply for the position, candidates please click here and follow the instructions through Interfolio.


Apply By:7/29/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Forest Economist I Texas 5/13/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Texas A&M Forest Service

Location:College Station, Texas

Job Description:

Position Title: Forest Economist I

Department and Location: Forest Analytics Department, College Station, TX

Salary: $4,750 per month

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Major/essential duties of job: Collect and provide data on the key elements of the timberland property tax formula. Coordinate timberland management costs survey. Periodically analyze and report on the economic impact of the forest sector in the state. Monitor forest market conditions and publish bi-monthly report on timber prices. Value the ecosystem services provided by forestland in the state.

Occasional duties: Organize and conduct educational seminars on timber tax issues. Track timberland ownership trends in the state. Work in a team environment on special studies related to forestry and natural resource issues in the state.

Essential knowledge and skills: Economic analysis, property taxation, and forest policy. Skills in the use of software systems for modeling timber supply and economic impact (e.g., SRTS, IMPLAN) are highly desirable.

Educational qualifications/training required: Ph.D. in forest economics or closely-related natural resources discipline. Proficiency in MS Office and statistical software. Must have or be able to obtain a Texas driver license within 30 days of employment and have a driving record that meets agency requirements.

Comments: We seek a talented and highly motivated Forest Economist to work as a member of the Forest Economics and Resource Analysis team, also consisting of a Forest Resource Analyst (supervisor), Geospatial Analyst, and Wood Utilization specialist. The most competitive applicants will demonstrate: (1) ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms; (2) strong applied research and technical ability; (3) experience delivering economic and policy information using a variety of methods including online tools; and (4) ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Employment is contingent upon the agency’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of a criminal history check. Finalists will be required to furnish a copy of official transcript documenting degree conferred. Texas law requires all males 18-25 show proof of compliance with federal Selective Service law to be eligible for employment.

Working Conditions: Primarily office-based, but some field work is expected. Some work may occur after hours and require out of town travel.

Employment Status: Full time.

Closing date (last day application can be accepted): Open until filled.

Application procedure: https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/Careers/

Contact Person:
Aaron Stottlemyer, Forest Resource Analyst
Phone / Email: (979) 458-6630 / astottlemyer@tfs.tamu.edu
Department: Forest Analytics
Fax: (979) 458-6655
Location: College Station, TX
Hiring Supervisor: Aaron Stottlemyer


Apply By:8/13/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Research Hydrologist West Virginia 6/25/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:U.S.D.A. Forest Service

Location:Parsons, West Virginia

Job Description:

The position is located at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northern Research Station, Timber & Watershed Laboratory, Parsons, WV.

The mission of Research Work Unit NRS-01 is to conduct research needed to perpetuate healthy and resilient forest ecosystems so they can continue to provide a vast array of ecosystem services and products. The majority of the Unit’s research is conducted in the central Appalachian Mountains which has a mix of landownerships, and Unit scientists are expected to outreach to all types of landowners. The Fernow Experimental Forest is available as a research site, but research on other lands is encouraged.

For the research hydrologist in this position, research is focused on surface hydrology, watershed management principles, and related factors and processes that affect water quality, particularly within the central Appalachian region. The duties require knowledge of forest and wildland hydrology, and all components of the hydrologic cycle and stream hydrograph in forests and wildlands. It is critical for the incumbent to understand how forest hydrology differs from many of the foundational concepts of engineering hydrology. Knowledge of inorganic chemistry and physics (especially fluvial hydraulics) are needed. Knowledge of the influence and interactions of the many components of forest catchments – vegetation, soil, geology, and atmospheric influences – are required to interpret basic biogeochemical responses that are observed in unmanaged and managed forests. An in-depth understanding of terrestrial and in-stream erosion, sediment storage, and sediment transport processes, and forestry BMPs are needed. In addition, the incumbent’s knowledge must include basic forestry and silvicultural concepts.

Some of the incumbent’s work may focus on basic research, but the majority of the incumbent’s investigations should be applied research to fulfill the Unit’s research mission and address the needs of partners and stake holders. The incumbent must work cooperatively with many internal (i.e., Forest Service) and external partners and have the ability to develop and cultivate relationships, including with land and watershed managers, university researchers, and other organizations. The incumbent also will participate in outreach and educational activities, including hosting and assisting with field trips on the Fernow Experimental Forest and providing research advice and feedback to undergraduate and graduate students.

The ability to attract research funding and to publish results in the refereed literature is fundamental to success. As a result, the incumbent must demonstrate the following abilities: acquisition of research grants or noncompetitive funding in the areas of forest hydrology and watershed management, publication of results in the refereed literature, and the ability to translate scientific findings into guidelines and techniques usable by land or watershed managers or practicing forest hydrologists.

NRS-01 functions as a team of experts, with leadership shared within the unit. The incumbent will take a leadership role with other scientists in the Unit and with external partners in matters relating to forest hydrology and watershed management. The incumbent will be expected to serve as the day-to-day supervisor for the unit’s water quality laboratory. Supervision requires a basic understanding of inorganic chemistry and standard laboratory procedures. The scientist also is expected to assist with laboratory operations under periods of heavy sample loads or when primary laboratory staff are on leave.

The incumbent also has the opportunity to continue the unit’s contributions to the US Forest Service’s National Best Management Practice (BMP) Program, particularly the monitoring portion of that program. This work requires developing a thorough understanding of the monitoring protocols to provide assistance to National Forest System personnel during annual monitoring, assisting with national training and development of training materials, and assisting with or leading the preparation and publication of monitoring reports. The unit’s Natural Resource Specialist is one of the National BMP Program leaders and will provide assistance to the incumbent in issues related to this research related assignment.

This position is permanent, full-time, and may be eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements, but it is not a virtual position. Government housing is not available.

Respond to: jan.wiedenbeck@USDA.GOV


Apply By:7/31/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Economist Wisconsin 5/10/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Job Description:

Did you know that Wisconsin's forest industry provides more than 64,000 jobs and has an annual output of $24.7 billion? And that Wisconsin is the nationwide leader for paper production and wood furniture manufacturing? Or that an exciting new industry in renewable biofuels is emerging that creates energy and fuel from left-over woody biomass?

As you can see, the forest industry has a tremendous economic impact on the state, and you can be an important part of it! Don't worry if you're not well versed in forestry or natural resources, although that's a plus! We're willing to train the right person on aspects of forestry as long as you possess a strong knowledge of economic principles, theories and practices. We'll be counting on you as the Forest Economist to be the Division's expert on economic analysis and evaluation.

The successful candidate can choose a work station in either Madison or Rhinelander.

Interviews are anticipated to be held during the week of June 17th, so mark your calendars now!

Position Summary:
The Forest Economist is responsible for conducting complex economic analyses and evaluation, developing economic policies and training, managing internal and external partnerships, and providing leadership for the statewide Forest Economics program in the Division of Forestry. This position routinely shares economic data, forecasts and model outputs so they can be used in decision-making for forestry issues statewide.

The Forest Economist is a key internal and external consultant for staff, leadership, inter-divisional teams, and partner groups, including the Wisconsin Council on Forestry which is appointed by the Governor. This position provides extensive support to the forest products sector statewide.

We encourage you to review the full position description by clicking here.

Special Notes:
The selected candidate will be required to pass a background check prior to an offer of employment.

DNR does not sponsor work visas. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.

Qualifications:
Applicants must possess at least one of the following required qualifications to be eligible for this position:

  • Work experience conducting complex analyses of economic data for the purpose of informing policy or management decisions
  • OR, PhD in Economics
  • OR, Master’s degree in Economics with a natural resources-related emphasis, such as Forest Economics, Agricultural Economics or Natural Resources Economics

Best-qualified candidates will also possess one or more of following preferred qualifications:

  • Combination of the education and work experience listed above
  • Work experience conducting complex economic analyses of natural resources-related issues
  • Work experience evaluating economic implications of legislation or regulations for any level of government (i.e., local, state or federal)
  • Experience developing and presenting professional presentations or reports for high-level decision makers (e.g., elected officials, senior executives or agency administrators) or for scientific/professional meetings or conferences

It’s critically important that your application materials clearly describe your education and experience related to the stated criteria so that the job experts who will evaluate your application materials are able to make an accurate judgment regarding your qualifications. Applicants who do not possess the required qualifications will be ineligible to continue in the selection process.

How To Apply:
If you have not already done so, create an account by clicking the green “Log In” button at the top of the main WiscJobs page. Click the “Create New Account” button and follow the directions. Once you have an account:

  • Log in and view Job Announcement 19-01349
  • Click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to create your resume & letter specifically for this position. When creating your documents, please use a PDF or Microsoft Word format. Newer document formats like Google Docs are not compatible with WiscJobs.
  • Click the “Apply Now” button located in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Review your Job Application, make any necessary updates and then click “Continue”
  • Complete the Job Preferences screen and then click “Continue”
  • Attach your resume and letter of qualifications when indicated
  • Read the Instructions page and then answer the question that follows
  • Click “Save and Finalize Assessment” to submit your application. Applications that are not finalized will not be considered.

It is important to provide an accurate e-mail address when you create your Wisc.Jobs account. You will be sent an automatic e-mail confirming that the application process has been completed. This e-mail address will also be used when contacting you about possible interviews.

Former state employees and current employees working for other state agencies who are eligible for consideration via transfer, voluntary demotion or reinstatement must apply through WiscJobs.

http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=98508&jobid=98022&org=370&class=54072&index=true

 

Salary:

Starting pay is $69,264 to $83,220 annually ($33.30/hour to $40.01/hour). Pay for current state employees may vary based on the State of WI Compensation Plan, which requires additional DPM approval to offer a pay increase to transfer candidates. This position includes an excellent benefits package, including health care, vacation, sick leave, and retirement benefits. This position is non-represented and included in Pay Schedule / Range 08-03. A one-year probationary period may be required.


Apply By:8/10/2019


Posted By: KBrasher