Lead Forester – Forest Inventory Analysis FIA – Minnesota

Agency
NRP - Native Resource Preservation LLC
Location
West St. Paul, Minnesota
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$40,560 to $44,720 + Benefits
Start Date
12/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
11/01/2021
Website
https://www.nativeresourcepreservation.com/
Description
Lead Forester - Forest Inventory Analysis FIA Position Start Date: December 1st, 2021 Position Purpose: -Individual will be responsible for leading and coordinating multiple two-person crews conducting forest inventory and analysis on plots within Minnesota and across the midwest. Understand and comply with job/contract responsibilities such as technical specifications, legal specifications, contract guidelines, and workplace policies while effectively communicating with clients and meeting project deadlines. Effectively communicate tasks to team members. -Between projects, individual will assist with restoration operations at our Ecological Management Division in West St. Paul, MN. Individual has the option to work at our Habitat Management Division in Clarkfield, MN as well. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. -Serve as a positive, professional example to colleagues and constituents of NRP with regards to workplace actions, attitudes, decisions, management, and adherence to the employee handbook. -Conduct and maintain situational awareness for the safety of oneself and their crews. -Demonstrate initiative while working independently with minimal supervision, or as part of a team in order to accomplish goals and objectives of established contracts. -Lead field crews while implementing and following project specifications. -Maintain Operational Leadership: -Providing Leader’s Intent: Task, Purpose, End State. -Motivate. -Demonstrate Initiative by taking action in the absence of orders. -Communicate by giving specific instructions and asking for feedback. -Supervise. -Operate various pieces of equipment and implements e.g. snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs, Argos, etc.. -Being the first and last on site. -Pull trailers, equipment, and implements within state and federal guidelines. -Equipment and implements will be operated in a safe and timely manner. -Be able to identify native and non-native plant species per contract specifications. -Operate basic hand tools and smaller equipment such as backpack sprayers, augers, chainsaws, and brushcutters. -Maintain company and personnel confidentiality. -Follow best management practices according to technical specifications within contracts. -Maintain detailed records, data, and reports. Additional Task and Responsibilities: -Report any known/observed vehicle and equipment maintenance. -Operate computers to create, fill out forms, retrieve and organize information; prepare communications to others; report activities and contacts with customers. -Respond to telephone calls, texts, pertinent emails while relaying messaging to the appropriate individuals. -Individual may monitor seasonal or full time staff when directed by supervisors. -Report any incidents or issues regarding personnel, direct or indirect, and/or equipment immediately to supervisor. -Travel up to 75%. -Perform other related duties as required. Benefits -We offer 3 tier medical plans. With NRP covering 70% of the basic plan. -401k plan with employer contribution of 2% up to employee’s 4% contribution. -Immediate PTO(paid time off), paid holidays after one year of employment. Please visit our Website, FB, and Instagram to learn more about our company.
Qualifications
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions: -Must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in either Forestry, Environmental Science, Ecology, Wildlife, Botany, Biology, Fisheries, or similar field. -Must successfully pass the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis certification field test within the first (1) year of employment. -Knowledge of forest management techniques and silviculture. Experience with botany, tree identification and land survey techniques. -Ability to operate trimble units, MIDAS, and excel spreadsheets. -Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. -Must have a basic understanding of conservation practices. Physical and Mental Abilities required to Perform Essential Job Functions: Language Ability -Ability to provide explanation, demonstration, persuasion and clarification concercerning contract guidelines and specifications. Judgement and Situational Reasoning Ability -Ability to read, interpret, explain and record information from maps, aerial photos, plans and other graphic or printed sources and develop field maps. -Ability to prioritize tasks based on importance and approaching deadlines when confronted with a heavy workload. -Ability to schedule and organize up to 10 crew members. -Ability to read, understand and accurately explain project/contract specifications. -Ability to exercise rational judgement, decisiveness and creativity required in performing diversified work activities. -Ability to follow directions. -Ability to interact with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. -Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with persons acting under stress. Physical Requirements -Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment and implements utilized in performing essential functions. -Must be able to lift and maneuver 80 pounds. -Ability to exert moderately heavy physical effort to traverse rugged terrain in diverse, sometimes inclement weather conditions while carrying up to 50 lbs. Required Certifications and Licenses for Position: -Class-A Combination Commercial Drivers License, required within first 6 months of position. -Commercial Pesticide License Category A: Core & Category J: Natural Areas, Forestry, Rights of Way, required within first 6 months of position change. -DOT Health Card
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