Forester: Indiana

Agency
Indiana Army National Guard
Location
Edinburgh, Indiana
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Starting at $42,692 annually
Last Date to Apply
08/06/2021
Website
https://bit.ly/3BxDFks
Description
Purpose of Position/Summary: Incumbent serves the Indiana Army National Guard (INARNG) as a Forester; providing specialized, technical knowledge to the INARNG. Incumbent implements the forestry components of the INARNG’s Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP). Generally, day to day efforts will focus on forest resources within the ~34,250 acre Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center (CAJMTC) and the ~1,000 acre Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. Essential Duties/Responsibilities: • Plans, develops and administers forestry programs which frequently involve federal, state and local agencies and private individuals/businesses; • Manages and assists in the collection of forest resource data for state and federal programs; • Provides specialized guidance and coordination in area of expertise, making recommendations to agency/division heads for program objectives; • Contract Administration as it relates to TSI, timber sales, reforestation, etc. • Program budget development and implementation; • Work plan development and implementation/supervision; • Lead in the training and employee development of lower level employees; • Researches new and existing programs and literature for use in the program planning; • Prepares and delivers oral and written reports and presentations interpreting the results of inventory data; • Assists with ancillary studies associated with the INRMP; • Performs related duties as required. RESPONSIBILITY: Incumbent makes decisions in administering programs and choosing applicable technical procedures. Incumbent makes recommendations for program objectives to division supervisor. Incumbent works independently and is the division’s technical expert in assigned area(s) providing supervision to multiple environmental professionals and project personnel.
Qualifications
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: • Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry, Dendrology or a closely related field; • Red card certification; may occur post; • Thorough knowledge of forestry and forest management; • Thorough knowledge of program area and program administration, including rules and regulations; • Specialized knowledge of botany and tree identification; • Specialized knowledge of forest mensuration and silviculture; • Specialized knowledge of computer operations including Microsoft Office Suite, ESRI GIS Suite, and Trimble GPS; • Extensive knowledge of new forestry programs and ability to incorporate this knowledge in program planning; • Basic knowledge of land surveying; • Ability to supervise and direct work of others; • Ability to maintain cooperative work relationships; • Effective communication, both orally and in writing; • Ability to work independently as well as with others (i.e., in a multi-discipline team construct); • Ability to plan and conduct work with little supervision; • Have or obtain an Indiana Operators License (i.e., driver license).
Contact Person
Human Resources
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