Forester Position Available

Position Available: Conservation District Forester 

The Barry Conservation District seeks a Forester to work within the Forestry Assistance Program. Position requires a minimum of a B.S. or M.S. in Forestry. This is a grant-funded position, renewed annually. The wage ($40k – $45k) will be commensurate with candidate’s experience.

Send cover letter and resume by June 30, 2016 to:
Sarah Nelson, Executive Director
Barry Conservation District
sarah.nelson@macd.org
269-908-4135

The Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) provides private forested landowners with technical assistance and information regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands.

Basic requirements for this position include:

  • Bachelor or Master of Science degree in forestry from a college or university with a forestry program accredited by the Society of American Foresters
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to read various types of maps and navigate through properties
  • Provide transportation to office and field visits (mileage reimbursement is provided)

Activities for this position include:

  • Serve as the initial point of contact for forest resource issues or concerns
  • Fulfill FAP grant agreement requirements and deliverables
  • Conduct on-site land examination and resource evaluation
  • Provide advice and options regarding forest management for timber production, windbreaks, wildlife habitat, etc.
  • Provide diagnosis and advice on the control of insects, disease, and wildlife pests for individual trees and woodlands
  • Provide information and make referrals regarding programs, agencies, organizations, and private sector interests that furnish technical and/or financial assistance for natural resource management activities
  • Prepare correspondence, reports, news articles, handouts, etc.
  • Maintain a collaborative working relationship with forest management professionals
  • Conduct demonstrations and workshops
  • Pursue certification with the Society of American Foresters