The North Carolina Forest Service
Staff Forester – Silviculture
Salary: $42,780.00 – $72,424.00 Annually
Location: Regional, NC
Job Type: Permanent Full-Time
Department: Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Job Number: 60032214-00201
Closing: 1/22/2021 5:00 PM Eastern
Description of Work
The North Carolina Forest Service is designated as an emergency response Division and is a team of professionals who provide forest protection, resource management and environmental education to the residents and landowners of North Carolina through a variety of programs. The NC Forest Service provides services to the 100 counties in North Carolina.
This position is assigned to the Technical Development Branch within the Forest Management-Development Division of the North Carolina Forest Service. The Technical Development Branch provides leadership, technical knowledge transfer, technical assistance, training and project/program coordination in the areas of forest resource data, forest markets, forest products utilization, silviculture, research, demonstration, working forestland sustainability, restoration of at-risk forest types and ecosystems, strategic initiatives, planning and collaborates with external partners in these program areas.
This position serves as the agency’s technical specialist for silviculture by developing, delivering and evaluating a statewide program of technical assistance and support to agency personnel, technical knowledge transfer, training, mentoring and applied research, demonstration and investigation in all aspects of silviculture. Position will plan, and initiate applied silvicultural research and demonstration, and will conduct other investigations to inform forest management, nursery & tree improvement practice standards, cost-share funding decisions, policies and procedures. Provide silvicultural expertise and support for the forest management program at Bladen Lakes State Forest and all NCFS state forests. Develop silvicultural expertise and transfer technical knowledge in the management, conservation and restoration of forest types, species and ecosystems considered to be at-risk or of special emphasis. Examples: longleaf, shortleaf and other fire-dependent pines, bottomland and wetland forests, white oak and upland hardwoods. Deliver presentations to varied audiences, author technical reports and general audience publications, and transfer scientific research results and technical silviculture topics through teaching, training and mentoring. Seek external funding to support the program area by writing grant proposals; serve as the project manager responsible for planning, execution, deliverable accountability, budgeting and reporting.
This position will collaborate with numerous external partners and stakeholders (example: universities, federal, state and local government natural resource agencies, conservation organizations) on strategic initiatives and grant projects and will serve as the agency liaison to various programs, initiatives, university research cooperatives and organizations.
Work hours are typically 8-5 M-F. Extended times of readiness will involve evening, holiday, and/or weekend work. Must be available after working hours during fire danger periods and times of emergency response. Overnight travel will be required. Position has state-wide responsibility.
Duty Station Location in Johnston or Wake County and will be discussed during interview.
Official NC Forest Service uniform and a State-owned vehicle will be provided to support everyday job responsibilities.
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