Employer:Missouri Dept. of Conservation
Job Type:Full Time
Works under the supervision of the Forestry Regional Supervisor. Provides assistance with the multiple use management of state-owned land. This work includes: detailed forest inventory, timber sale marking, timber sale administration, timber stand improvement, reforestation, recreation, area maintenance, prescribed fire, and wildfire suppression. Works with other Department personnel including other Divisions and partners in the multiple-use planning and management of state-owned lands. Writes contracts, prepares annual budget, and issues special use permits. Provides training and assistance to rural fire departments. Works closely with forest industry groups. Conducts public relations activities. Provides professional forestry assistance to private forest owners by conducting forest resource inventories, providing ArcGIS maps, and preparing forest management plans and resource management recommendations. Designs, inspects and certifies performance of forestry practices on private land for USDA Farm Bill and State cost share programs. Diagnoses insect and disease outbreaks on forest and ornamental trees and recommends controls. Develops forest management demonstrations and promotes forest benefits and projects in the local community. Prepares and presents public programs related to forestry to communities, organizations and schools. Represents the Department and Forestry Division at local fairs and other special events. Prepares media releases on forestry related topics. Provides community forestry recommendations and assistance related to urban forestry for individuals, local communities, and green industry professionals. Performs other duties as required.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Forestry or Forest Management and three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in forestry work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A closely related Natural Resources degree may be considered with significant forestry coursework and professional experience in forestry related duties. Ability to: Accept all responsibilities of the job and assigned tasks. Use provided computer technology to enhance the quality of work and programs. Keep focused on understanding, anticipating and responding to the needs of customers. Administer financial resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the Department’s mission. Accept change and new information and cope with job pressure and stress. Persuade others to “buy into” a course of action. Coach and challenge others to achieve their potential. Identify internal and external politics that impact the work of the Department. Define a problem, analyze relevant information, and develop solutions and plans to solve the problem. Develop and sustain cooperative working relationships. Demonstrate technical proficiency in areas of responsibility. Create and sustain an atmosphere in which timely, quality information flows between self and others, and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner whether one-on-one or within or before groups. Take a long-term view of the Department’s or unit’s direction and articulate a vision which integrates key program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Administer human resources management principles in a manner which instills public and employee trust, maximizes employee potential, and fosters high ethical standards in meeting the Department’s mission. Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance. Operate a motor vehicle. Use ArcGIS software. Conduct timber inventory and analysis. Work out-of-doors in extreme hot or cold temperatures. Express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Observe and classify trees and common insects and diseases. Travel and stay overnight occasionally. Walk in rough terrain and do fire fighting.
How to Apply:
08/03/2012 (All day)
Last updated July 06, 2012