Georgia Forest Health Supervisor
This position is responsible for the Statewide Forest Health Program. It administers federal grants for surveying different forest pests annually; performs insect and disease identification and diagnosis; and conducts Forest Health training for our Field Foresters, and workshops for private landowners and resource professionals. Grant responsibilities include producing the annual Forest Pests Conditions Report and preparing reports for all grants, as well as ensuring timely and accurate submission of grant applications. Supervisory responsibilities include coordinating the work of regional forest health specialists.
There are also opportunities to provide input on Regional and National Forest Health issues and to collaborate and work with key partners within Georgia and throughout the U.S.
- Training and Experience: The US Forest Service requires our agency to have a Pathologist or Entomologist on staff to qualify for federal forest health funds. This is typically met by having a Master’s Degree (or higher) in one of those two areas. Suitable education within a forest management BS curriculum combined with suitable work experience will be considered adequate provided the applicant makes an agreement to attain an expert level of knowledge in entomology and pathology within two years. This can be done by attending college or tech school classes, professional seminars / training / workshops /conferences, one-on-one work with experts, or through self-study opportunities. This course of study will be done on-the-job. College or tech school class tuition will not be paid by the GFC.
- Minimum Requirements: BS in Forestry from an accredited forestry school (majoring in Forest Management where entomology and / or pathology classes were successfully completed) and four years of field forestry experience OR an equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provides the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed. Proficiency in all MS Office applications; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentations. Must be detailed and organized and able to meet deadlines. Ability to work well with internal and external collaborators.
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Georgia Forestry Technician
The GFC is still busy serving landowners and we have openings in several areas of Georgia – Southwest Georgia (Americus), middle East Coast (Statesboro), and middle West Coast (Griffin).
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Provide technical assistance to landowners in all areas of forest management.
Write multiple resource based forest management plans for landowners.
Assist with timber sales on state lands.
Provide technical assistance to landowners in afforestation and reforestation.
Diagnose insect and disease infestations and make recommendations for control.
Assess storm damage to forest lands.
Develop prescribed burning plans and assist with implementation.
Provide assistance with establishing Streamside Management Zones.
Present forestry programs to school groups and local government bodies.
Assist landowners with cost share programs.
Prepare reports including measuring and computing acreage.
Assist landowners in control burns.
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