Deputy Chief – Forestry – Rhode Island

Agency
Rhode Island DEM Division of Forest Environment
Location
Providence, Rhode Island
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$64,002-72,473
Last Date to Apply
06/25/2017
Website
http://www.apply.ri.gov/
Description
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To assist the Assistant Director (Department of Environmental Management) in the planning, direction and administration of a program of forest management and conservation on state-owned and private lands and other natural areas; to assist the Chief in the administration of the forest fire protection, development and utilization of the forest resources of the State including forest fire prevention, detection and pre-suppression on a state-wide basis; to act as Chief of the Division when authorize in his absence; and to do related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the administrative direction of the Chief of the Division with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgement; work is periodically reviewed through conferences and submitted reports for results obtained and compliance with established policies and objectives.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Primarily responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, supervising and reviewing the work of field and staff personnel and, when authorized, in the absence of the Chief of the Division, supervises the work of all employees of the Division.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
To assist the Assistant Director (Department of Environmental Management) in the planning, direction and administration of a program of forest management and conservation on state-owned and private lands and other natural areas.
To assist the Chief in the administration of the forest fire protection, development and utilization of the forest resources of the State including forest fire prevention, detection and pre-suppression on a state wide basis in cooperation with local cities and towns and volunteer organizations.
To act as Chief of the Division, when authorized, in his absence including the direction of all divisional activities, and supervision of staff personnel.
To be responsible for the maintenance of all divisional facilities, buildings, motor equipment, machinery,
radio communication systems, and all developmental and environmental projects.
To study and evaluate the resources of the State forests and forest lands and to make recommendations; for the conservation and proper use of such resources and related amenities; for the utilization of such resources in accordance with scientific and ecologically sound forest management principles; for the protection of such resources against fire, insects, diseases, corrosion and other depredations; for the development and enhancement of such resources through silvicultural treatment, reforestation, reseeding and other methods to improve their condition and value.
To assist the Chief in administering assistance programs with other agencies and local governments in urban programs relating to trees, green belts and environmental forestry.
To assist the Chief in the annual budget preparation and implementation of annual work programs.
To assist the Chief in drafting cooperative inter-state and regional plans with various state and federal officials relative to general conservation of forest lands and environment.
To be responsible for the proper implementation of the Forestland Classification Law and the relationship of the Division with local State tax assessors and forest landowners.
To be responsible for final development of training manuals, handbooks, operational plans, procedures and guides in forest fire control for divisional and local forest fire fighting personnel.
To assist the Chief by relieving him of administrative details in carrying out the Division's functions and purposes.
To do related work as required.
Qualifications
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND CAPACITITES: A thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of forest management and conservation, and the ability to apply such knowledge in assisting a superior in planning, directing and administering a state wide forest environment program; a working knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of forest fire administration and preparedness, and the ability to apply such knowledge in assisting a superior in the prevention, detection, pre-suppression and suppression of forest fires; a working knowledge of state and local laws relating to forest taxation, forest fires, and forest land development and utilization; the ability to interpret and implement divisional policies, rules, and regulations; the ability to study and evaluate the resources of the State forests and forest lands, make recommendations, and prepare reports; the ability to assist a superior by relieving him of administrative details; the ability to train, supervise and review the work of subordinates; the ability to develop and maintain good public relations; the ability to make decisions under emergency conditions; and related capacities and abilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Such as may have been gained through: graduation from a college of recognized standing with specialization in forestry or any one of the basic natural resources, including or supplemented by completion of courses in forest fire management; and Experience: Such as may have been gained through: employment in a responsible supervisory position involving the management and conservation of forest resources and in direction of forest fire suppression programs.
Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.
Contact Person
Human Resources
Contact Phone
1-855-524-5627
Contact eMail
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