Working Title: Senior Area Forester – Capital & Five Forks
Role Title: Natural Resource Manager II – 59116
Application Deadline: 08/24/2017
Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Hiring Range: $46,000 Minimum
Agency: Dept of Forestry (411)
Agency Website: Click Here to Apply
Location: King William – 101
Position Number: 00218
Job Posting Number: 1025935
Does this position have telework options? Yes
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No
Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)
Pay Band: 05
Job Description: Seeking TWO Senior Area Foresters for our Eastern Region. Location: the Capital Work Area encompasses the counties of Charles City, Hanover, Henrico, James City, King and Queen, King William and New Kent. Location: the Five Forks Work Area encompasses the counties of Amelia, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Nottoway and Powhatan. Duties: The Virginia Department of Forestry is seeking two experienced forestry professionals to lead staff members assigned to the Capital and Five Forks Work Areas and to provide professional assistance, as a scientific expert, in program delivery for the following areas: natural resources management and protection; land use planning; conserving the land base; urban and community forestry; watershed and riparian forest management; conservation education; and forest health. Incumbents supervise and provide direction to Area Foresters and Forest Technicians in assigned work areas; mentors and trains new staff members; evaluates and provides feedback to staff on an on-going basis; provides information for and implements scientifically based silvicultural recommendations; develops and prepares stewardship, cost-share, and stand plans; oversees contractors and crews on tree planting projects; protects forested land in accordance with the department’s readiness plan; and enforces forest fire laws.
Minimum Qualifications: B.S. Degree in Forestry from a SAF-accredited college or university. Significant experience in technical and professional forestry work; experience directing the work of others and/or mentoring new staff members; knowledge of effective supervisory techniques and practices; excellent organizational skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with personnel from various state and federal agencies, local planners, cooperators, and the public; public speaking skills and experience; demonstrated excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; valid driver’s license; ability to negotiate different types of forested terrain on foot; ability to travel around the state and stay overnight on occasion; and experience with and ability to use a PC and Microsoft Office software required. Must have a Commercial Driver’s License and Commercial Pesticide Applicators Permit.
Special Requirements: Within six months of hire, the successful candidate must live within the Work Area for which they were selected. As a responder on wildfires, must be willing and able to be on-call during Spring and Fall fire seasons. Must pass moderate physical fitness test, per Federal guidelines. The test consists of walking 2 miles in 30 minutes carrying a 25-pound pack.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Only applications submitted online by the closing date will be considered. To use the work title Forester, a B.S. Degree in Forestry from a SAF-accredited college or university is required; or you must meet the requirements of Â§10.1-1181.12 of the Code of Virginia. If the chosen candidate does not meet the above requirements, their work title will be Natural Resource Specialist.
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