Forester – New Mexico

Philmont Scout Ranch - Boy Scouts of America
Cimarron, NM
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Full time Positions
Starting at $30,000
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Position: Forester Department: Ranching and Conservation Position location: Cimarron, NM 87714 Introduction: Philmont Scout Ranch is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to serve as Forester. The ideal candidate will have a background in forest land management emphasizing restoration, wildlife habitat, watershed protection, and multiple use. Job Overview: The Forester will work with Philmont’s Director of Conservation and oversee 30 seasonal staff in the formulation, implementation, and execution of forest management activities. This will include pre- and post-wildfire mitigation, prescriptions, fuel load reduction and timber harvest, GIS, equipment management, and training related to these areas. Primary Responsibilities: • Lead development and manage the execution of forest management prescriptions including grants, permits, and other agreements using staff, contractors, and partners to meet identified land management priorities. • Supervision of seasonal Conservation forestry and GIS staff. • Assist in development of a comprehensive forest management plan to include long and short-term goals with quantifiable benchmarks. • Provide staff training related to forestry operations. • Coordinate with wildlife and field operations staff to execute a balanced conservation program demonstrating excellence in land resource management. • Promote Philmont’s forest management to internal and external audiences through presentations and various media. • Other job-related duties as assigned. Compensation: The National Council, Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to offering a competitive annual salary, the BSA offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, short and long-term disability, accidental death, and a defined benefit retirement plan. We also offer generous Personal Time Off and 11 holiday observances.
• Degree in Forestry, Natural Resources, Fire Ecology, Land Management or other related fields. • A minimum of two years’ forestry experience in western pine forest systems. • Strong written and verbal communication skills required. • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office 365 (e. Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word). • Proven GIS skills are strongly desired. • Prior Philmont experience is not required.
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