Job Type:Full Time
Serves as Land Management Forester & develops & maintains multiple use resource management plans for assigned state forest lands & coordinates plans to provide needed priority to timber production, minerals, wildlife habitat, recreation, watershed protection, soils, aesthetics & other environmental qualities: prepares district forest management zone maps to ensure protection of sensitive areas, cultural/historical areas, plants, & animals & consideration of appropriate forest users (i.e., general public); makes recommendations to management & staff regarding use of state forest areas to demonstrate sound forest management techniques to public & private forest landowners; submits plans for review to higher-level management staff; reviews & implements approaches & techniques for potential application to state forest land management (e.g., prescribed fire, GIS-Geographical Informational System, GPS-Global Positioning System), will assist in acquiring & maintaining third party sustainable forestry certification (e.g. audits, developing written plans & obtaining appropriate GIS information), may assist in invasive species program; acts as a lead worker & provides work direction from manager to local crew. Prepares timber sales: marks trees for harvesting; estimates volume by species; establishes layout for logging roads & necessary boundaries; prepares maps & summaries of marked timber required to prepare bid information; addresses concerns regarding public sentiment, neighbor impact, best management practices, erosion, road construction, harvesting equipment, & other special considerations; administers timber sales for compliance; completes revenue transmittals regarding timber sale transaction; scales forest products for volume as directed, marks logs for bucking, assists with forest product merchandising; monitors assigned activities relative to exploration & development of minerals & oil & gas on state forests; may train forest industry personnel in proper harvesting practices; may serve as lead worker & organize tasks to accomplish daily projects involving lower-level positions. Conducts cruises & inventories state forest land to determine types, stock, size, growth, conditions, & volumes of trees & seedlings on various sites (i.e., data is utilized in areas to include management plans, timber appraisal, timber sales, & forest health monitoring); analyzes & interprets data (e.g., in conjunction with other factors such as wildlife, recreation, aesthetics & watershed) to determine forest management needs; makes recommendations to higher-level management staff for timber sales, timber stand improvement or other cultural treatments; monitors health of forest & recommends appropriate forest management actions; utilizes traditional forestry equipment, new technology, & aerial photographs to collect & analyze forest data; prepares reports & documents & maintains forest management records; monitors impacts of recreation & public activities on forest; makes recommendation for design, layout, maintenance, relocation & rehabilitation of trails &/or other public uses. Represents division & performs public relations duties: promotes interest, activity, & understanding in forest conservation; writes news articles; organizes &/or participates in field days & demonstrations; makes public appearances via radio, TV & service groups; writes reports; composes correspondence; attends meetings with civic, professional, and governmental agencies; serves as local contact for division programs & responds to simple inquiries; works on special projects; performs wildfire support as directed within training & physical capabilities. Performs routine maintenance on work vehicle, equipment, trails, &/or facilities (e.g. signs, buildings, check oil, tires, cleans vehicles & checks vehicle fluid levels), oversees the implementation of forest boundary maintenance (e.g. encroachment, trespass issues, paint/mark, etc.); Assists certification coordinator in implementing & conducting certification activities in the Land Management Manual (e.g. forest plans relating to contract administration, activity assessments, silvicultural prescriptions, activity inspections, monitoring, etc.); produces reports & documents relating to certification program.
Completion of undergraduate core coursework in forestry or related field of study; 12 mos. trg. or 12 mos. exp. in public relations; 12 mos. trg. or 12 mos. exp. in operation of computer software programs; valid driver’s license. -Or 12 mos. exp. as Forestry Technician, 22321. -Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above. Knowledge of forestry; governmental rules & regulations pertaining to forestry; (e.g., revised code, chapter 1503, federal forest incentive program); public relations (i.e., communication or journalism); budgeting*; employee training & development*; forest fire control & prevention*. Skill in operation of personal computer; motor vehicle. Ability to interpret variety of technical material in books, journals & manuals; define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; prepare & deliver speeches before technical audiences or plan training programs on timber harvesting & processing or fire control; prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; handle sensitive contacts with & inquiries from officials with government agencies, forestry industry or special interest groups. (*)Developed after employment.
07/12/2012 (All day)
Last updated July 06, 2012