This is a full-time position with the Department of Agriculture. For more information about the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, please visit http://sdda.sd.gov/.
This position will be part of the rural forestry team within the division. Duties include forest management assistance, coordinate and administer forestry activities and programs with landowners, local government agencies, and conservation districts; provide technical assistance; write forest stewardship plans; provide educational information to ensure effective conservation practices related to trees, forests, and the protection of the state’s resources, tree insect and disease identification and management.
Normal work hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Day travel is frequent and overnight trips will average about 2-3 nights per month; and some air travel may be required to attend meetings or training out-of state.
This position entails outdoor work and the ability to walk for extended distances on rough terrain.
The successful candidate will be required to obtain a pesticide application certificate from the State of South Dakota; and must have a valid driver license.