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Natural Resources Planner III (Assistant Forest Manager)

State of Maryland

Grantsville ,  Maryland
Forestry

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment for Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service Western Region in Grantsville, MD. This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function. Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.
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Main Purpose Of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service Western Region is currently accepting applications for a Natural Resources Planner III. The selected candidate will serve as the Savage River State Forest Assistant Manager responsible for supervision and implementation of silvicultural operations to accomplish long term resource management and Annual Work Plan (AWP) activities at the 58,000 acre Savage River State Forest. Primary duties include assisting the Forest Manager in directing, planning, organizing, administering, and implementing Department goals for management of the State Forest, and achieving and maintaining dual third party forest certification from SFI and FSC. Resource management duties include management of the silvicultural program, administration and implementation of timber harvests, preparation of timber sale contracts and collection of associated revenues, and preparation and implementation of forest resource and habitat management plans. The selected applicant is also responsible for managing and maintaining a complex geographic information system (GIS) database utilized in the development of work plans and to direct sustainable forest management activities on the Forest. Other duties include assisting with the management of Forest operations such as visitor services, resource development and protection, collection and processing of revenue, recreation, interpretive services, property management, and maintenance. These activities directly support the Departmental goal of conserving the natural resources of Maryland and protecting the Chesapeake Bay.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

For education obtained outside of the United States, you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in an environmental science or natural resources planning, management or development.

Experience: Three years of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science.

Notes:

1. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, engineering, physical geography, or the physical, chemical, biological sciences and one year of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science may be substituted for the required education.

2. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in natural resources planning, management, administration, development, environmental, urban or regional planning; resources economics or development; environmental system management; water or land resources planning and management; environmental landscape architecture; or the physical, biological, chemical or environmental sciences maybe substituted for up to three years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the general natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or general natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the general natural resources management and biological sciences field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s).
  • Professional Forester licensure is preferred.
  • Commercial pesticide application training, experience, and licensure is preferred.
  • Invasive species management experience is preferred.
  • Experience with forest level and forest stand level growth and data analysis and application of these toward developing landscape level silvicultural planning and implementation is preferred.
  • Experience with public land management is preferred.
  • Experience with recommending and implementing all of the various silvicultural harvesting systems is preferred.
  • Experience with forest certification is preferred.


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