Forester – Wyoming

Agency
National Wild Turkey Federation
Location
Casper, WY
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
DOE
Start Date
11/02/2020
Last Date to Apply
10/09/2020
Website
https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/
Description
FORESTER WYOMING The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a cooperative forester vacancy. This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for promoting, administering and implementing forestry improvements through NRCS technical assistance programs on private lands in Central Wyoming. This is a full-time, term-limited position. Duty station is the Wyoming State NRCS office in Casper, WY. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK The cooperative forester will assist NRCS in promoting management of privately owned forested lands for multiple resource benefits, including forest & riparian health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality. The forester provides forestry assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources. In addition, the forester will implement silvicultural practices and deliver technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of NRCS. DUTIES ● Provide resource management planning that addresses significant forest and riparian health concerns on private lands through the delivery of technical assistance and available federal and state financial assistance programs, specifically USDA Farm Bill programs ● Develop recommendations for working in forest stands and riparian areas to ensure these critical natural communities are included in private lands management planning ● Work with Wyoming State Forestry and local conservation districts to plan multi-partner conservation projects when opportunities exist ● Provide expertise related to management of wildlife habitat beneficial to wild turkeys, elk, deer and other wildlife species, with emphasis placed on forest health, including forest thinning, invasive species control, beneficial grazing regimes and riparian improvements ● Prepare and implement forest management plans based on accepted silvicultural practices ● Conduct T&E reviews for NEPA/ESA compliance on Farm Bill program projects ● Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for thinning, mastication, slash treatments, herbicide application and other forest management activities such as prescribed burning ● Inform landowners and cooperators about innovative forest management techniques through the development and delivery of workshops, written materials, field days and educational programs ● Provide internal review and input as requested on need, purpose and design during all stages of USDA-NRCS program forest management project planning and implementation ● Provide or participate in trainings or presentations related to forestry, wildlife, conservation planning certification and other topics associated with natural resource management ● Promote awareness and collaboration of state, federal and local conservation programs and planning, and obtain project support through engagement with conservation organizations, industry and local communities ● Other functions as assigned by supervisor KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Preferred candidates will possess experience working in forested ecosystems and riparian communities, and a working knowledge of forest wildlife and their habitat requirements. Knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, forest management and planning for major forest types of the region is required. Familiarity with NEPA & ESA and a working knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills and the ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned is required. The forester will need to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the public, cooperators and their peers. The position requires knowledge of USDA Farm Bill conservation programs (e.g., EQIP, CSP, CRP) and the ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in written form), and to convey clear messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others. QUALIFICATIONS ● Demonstrated knowledge of forest & riparian community management techniques ● Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision ● Strong written and verbal communication skills ● Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from an SAF-Accredited Program or other natural resource degree with a strong forestry emphasis, or relevant experience (Applicants with a Master’s degree in forestry or education/experience in wildlife management are preferred). Applicants within two months of graduating with a degree as listed must secure degree before date of hire. ● Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS Applicant must be able and willing to: ● Work alone in a diverse range of environmental conditions including topography, extreme hot and cold temperatures, biting insects and venomous snakes, and remote areas with limited or no access to cellular phone service ● Walk several miles per day in the conditions described above and drive and/or ride long distances frequently. Salary is commensurate with experience and skillset and includes a full benefits package. Please visit the NWTF website (https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/) to apply
Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS ● Demonstrated knowledge of forest & riparian community management techniques ● Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision ● Strong written and verbal communication skills ● Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from an SAF-Accredited Program or other natural resource degree with a strong forestry emphasis, or relevant experience (Applicants with a Master’s degree in forestry or education/experience in wildlife management are preferred). Applicants within two months of graduating with a degree as listed must secure degree before date of hire. ● Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
Contact Person
Lisa Wart
Contact Phone
8036377314
Contact eMail
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