Foresters perform professional duties in forestry, natural resource management and conservation, fire prevention and suppression, and related areas. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
The Division of Forestry's mission is to provide professional natural resource and wildland fire management services to enhance, conserve and protect forest, rangeland and watershed values, endangered plants and other native flora. Under the supervision of the Northern Region Resource Management Officer, the position is responsible for implementing the natural resource program in the Nevada Division of Forestry's Northern Region (Elko, White Pine, Lander and Eureka counties). This position will, through collaboration and cooperative efforts, provide technical assistance to private landowners and state, tribal, and local governments, through natural resource program areas including but not limited to fuels management, biomass utilization, post-fire rehabilitation and restoration, urban and community forestry, rangeland watershed and forest stewardship, protected plant management, and restoration plant materials. This position will make landowner contacts, create project plans, conduct archaeological surveys and threatened and endangered species clearances, obtain all necessary landowner waivers and permits/variances, coordinate crews for project work, and monitor crews and/or contractors for project compliance.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in forestry or closely related natural resources field and one year of professional natural resource experience in areas such as forest health, forest insect and disease identification and treatment, and vegetation management at a level comparable to Forester I, Nursery Specialist I or Conservation Crew Supervisor III, or one year of firefighting experience at a level comparable to Firefighter II in Nevada State service; OR one year of experience as a Forester I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.