Compensation: $36,174+/DOE plus comprehensive fringe benefit package that includes retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance.
Minimum Qualifications: •Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry, Horticulture or related natural resource field •One year of forestry or related natural resource management experience •Computer experience (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) •Valid driver's license Preferred Qualifications: •Community Forestry, public relations and an understanding of public administration •Community Forestry experience, work experience with community leaders and/or volunteer groups •Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. •Experience with forestry tools, including electronic field data recorders •Highly motivated, dedicated, outgoing, confident and ethical •Adaptable to change •Positive attitude •Ability and desire to work as part of a team and with staff and partners •Willing to travel alone, stay overnight and work in semi-rural areas •Excellent organization, prioritization and time management skills •Ability to work without direct supervision •Ability to work safely •Aptitude for GIS, GPS and related technology.
Opening #: 1300090
Job Description: The Community Forestry Specialist will work within the program goals and objectives set forth by the NDFS Community Forestry (CF) program and Community Forestry Manager. The CF Specialist is to assist local units of governments and communities in proper management of their community forests on a state wide basis. The Specialist also serves to implement forest restoration practices to restore riparian forests impacted by floods to improve water quality, provide flood protection and enhance fish and wildlife habitat. The Specialist provides educational outreach to communities to coordinate and promote the installation of best management practices to protect soil and water resources. Responsibilities include involvement in conducting forest health surveys and long-term monitoring of impacted community forests to improve forest health and slow the spread of invasive species and forest restoration, and providing technical assistance to affected communities for tree removal and replacement to restore green infrastructure services, increase property values, conserve energy and mitigate wildland fire hazards. Duties will require coordination, policy interpretation and individual initiatives to resolve issues as they arise. Specific areas of technical assistance provided to communities will include identification and management of Dutch elm disease, tree species selection, community project planning, design and funding, tree planting, care and removal, and tree problem diagnostic assistance.
Location: Bottineau, ND
Screening Begins: Aug 6, 2013
In order to be considered, applicants must apply online at www.ndsu.edu/jobs