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 advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.
These positions are responsible for planning and implementing vegetation and fuel management projects to reduce the risk of catastrophic loss to communities, infrastructure, and ecosystems in moderate to high wildfire risk priority areas. The positions will coordinate the implementation of wildfire hazard mitigation, prevention, and restoration through contracting hand crews and equipment from NDF, partnering agencies, and private contractors to manage the surface vegetation utilizing appropriate techniques to manage and maintain healthy forests, rangelands and watersheds.
Project management duties include all aspects of project planning, budget development and management including estimating and tracking budgets and supplies for in-house and contracted activities, preparing contract solicitations, grant applications, overseeing field implementation, reporting, and ensuring compliance with state and federal guidelines. The position is expected to work across programs in the Division to ensure that the agency is strategically accomplishing strategic goals and objectives.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in forestry or closely related natural resources field and two years of journey level 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 II or Nursery Specialist II; OR two years of experience as a Forester II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.