Employer:South Dakota Department of Agriculture Resource Conservation and Forestry
Job Type:Full Time
This position will be part of the division's Urban and Community Forestry team. The incumbent will evaluate tree health and management issues in towns and communities; provide technical advice to local communities, tree boards, private landowners/homeowners, conservation districts, other agencies and organizations; assist with special urban forestry field projects; participate in meetings, and workshops concerning urban forestry; assist with the community enhancement grants; assist communities to conduct urban tree inventories; coordinate and conduct tree care workshops; respond to sick tree calls; tree insect and disease management; and assist communities with establishing and/or maintaining a community forestry program. The incumbent will also assist with Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) suppression efforts in the Black Hills during the marking season. The incumbent hired for this position will be required to become an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist. ISA certification is not a requirement of hiring but will need to be obtained after being hired.
A bachelor's degree in forestry, urban forestry, or equivalent skills and experience necessary to meet the needs outlined in the introductory statement is preferred. Knowledge of: •urban and community forestry programs, project design and management, and horticulture and tree care; •Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Skill to: •use a clinometer, increment borer, Biltmore stick, measuring wheel, compass, hypsometer, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) units to collect and the skill to interpret these data. Ability to: •work independently with minimal supervision; •establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers and the public; keep records; prepare reports; diagnosis tree health problems and determine the appropriate action to address tree planting and tree care needs.
07/04/2012 (All day)
Last updated June 12, 2012