Nature of Work
Department of Commerce/Division of Natural Resources (DNR)/NR-Wildlife/Game Management/Randolph Co. - Under the direction of the Supervisor of Game Management, North Region, employee performs professional forestry and biological work at the expert level. Position serves as the agency's Staff Forester and administers the agency's Forest Management program, supervises a staff of one Forester 3, one Forester 2, and several part-time staff.
Works in consultation with district game management staff and other DNR forestry staff on issues relating to forest/wildlife management projects on state's wildlife management areas. Coordinates the required measures in developing and executing timber sales on State lands i.e. SHPO, Governor's, and AG's approval, etc., contract and bid package development, marking and cruising timber sales, conducting bid openings as well as follow-up monitoring of timber management activities.
Oversees and reviews scientific research and investigations relating to forest management effects on wildlife habitat. Interprets scientific results obtained. Recommends operating procedures to be utilized in wildlife and forest research, management and investigation activities.
Work requires interpretation of scientific theory and principles, investigative methodology and operational procedures associated with forest and/or wildlife management practices. Coordinates with district wildlife personnel in preparation of timber/wildlife management plans, provides training, assistance and expertise in the design, development and monitoring of timber sales and oil and gas exploration activities on State wildlife management areas. Conducts timber appraisals on public lands as needed, serves in a leadership role in our prescribed fire program.
Has a thorough working knowledge of forestry practices and principles to carry out agency timber sales on wildlife management areas. Has latitude to exercise independent judgement in execution of duties. Work requires significant overnight travel throughout the State.
Activities may be performed outside in in varying weather conditions over difficult terrain. Special requirements: Must be able to comprehensively review environmental documents, forest management plans, timber-sales applications, and other land and water-based management related documents.
Must have background knowledge of wildlife mitigating measures and the appropriate application of these measures. Must possess good writing and verbal communication skills. A strong background in wildlife and forest management is desired.
Regular attendance is required. Performs other duties as required.
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Training: Associate degree in a Forest Technology program recognized by the Society of American Foresters OR a Bachelor's degree in a forestry program accredited by the Society of American Foresters.
Experience: Four years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in the field of forestry.
Special Requirement: Must have a current license as a registered professional forester or a registered forestry technician or in the process of obtaining professional licensure. Must have a valid driver's license.
Must take and pass a physical examination within in the first six months of employment and submit to annual follow-up examinations. Failure to pass the initial examination will result in termination of employment. Failure to pass a subsequent examination may result in reassignment.
Positions must meet the qualifications for and become a Special Natural Resources Police Officer at the earliest opportunity following employment and maintain this commission throughout the period of employment in the position. This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the State Forester.
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