*CLOSES Jan 19*
FIA foresters travel the state, taking measurements on long-term fixed radius research plots. Oklahoma established many of these sites in 1936 and our data collection enables us to monitor forest health, observe disturbances and ecological responses to those disturbances, track succession, assess sustainability, quantify carbon balances, and more. The job requires outdoor work 95% of the time and significant travel four days per week. You may live anywhere in the eastern/central area of the state (prefer to live SE).
Oklahoma is a wildly diverse state with alligators and loblolly pine in the SE, black bears and red oaks in the NE, honey mesquite and horny toads in the SW, and pronghorn, mesas, and ponderosa pine in the NW. FIA cruisers get to see it all!
The base salary for a Forester I is $36,808 plus retirement and benefits, a work vehicle, and per diem for out of town travel (typically a tax-free $600 per month when on travel status). We work 4x10 hour days and you can decide to live almost anywhere in the state that you choose. You must be willing to work outside in most conditions and be willing to learn.
I highly recommend sending me an email with your resume after you apply: firstname.lastname@example.org. HR can sometimes fail to pass on applicants who are qualified. Emailing me your resume will make you stand out if your application is lost.
A BS in Forestry or similar degree - must have dendrology, silviculture, and forest measurements. Preferred history of working outdoors in measurements but no experience is required.
Ability to self-direct and self-motivate is critical. Must be willing to learn (first 6 months are spent as a paid trainee and you will need to be certified by the US Forest Service before taking on the full responsibilities of the job).