Natural Resources Forestry Assistant Supervisor

MN DNR - Division of Forestry

Williams, Minnesota

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $29.85 - $43.29 / hourly; $62,326 - $90,389 / annually
Deadline May 28, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The MN DNR, Forestry Division is seeking to fill an Assistant Supervisor vacancy in Williams, MN!

This position assists in the management of the area by supervising area field support staff; directing contract administration; managing forestry programs at the area administrative level; and directing/supervising/representing all area operations in the Forestry Supervisor's absence. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise area field support staff including seasonal forest protection staff, technicians, foresters, program foresters, and office support staff to ensure effective allocation of human resources by interviewing and selecting staff affirmatively; assigning, scheduling, directing and evaluating work performance; approving satisfactory performance salary increases and achievement awards; and disciplining subordinate staff.
  • Administer, interpret and implement assigned Forestry programs at the area administrative level by interpreting program policy, developing program goals and objectives; managing area field operations; assigning work, inspecting and evaluating program activities; developing alternative work plans to resolve performance issues; monitoring the development of bid specifications and administering contracts; developing program budgets; and solving administrative problems.
  • Disseminate information on forestry issues so that the public, legislature and other jurisdictions and organizations are well informed on resource issues. Coordinate development and implementation of public information and education activities for programs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Science/Management (or a closely related field of academic study).
  • Four years of experience in the Division of Forestry (or equivalent) with at least two of the four years equivalent to the NR Forestry Specialist, Intermediate level.
  • Knowledge of forestry management principles sufficient to implement public responsiveness techniques; administer department and division policies, procedures and operating guidelines and State of Minnesota statutes pertaining to natural resources management; and negotiate complex inter-disciplinary forest management issues.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with resource management professionals to resolve conflict, solve inter-disciplinary resource management problems, and integrate Department strategic direction, vision, and mission.
  • Supervisor/leadwork experience and/or training that incorporates directing, coaching and resolving conflicts.
  • Oral communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate with co-workers, technical audiences and local constituents.
  • Written communication skills sufficient to prepare and edit technical reports and management plans.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Science/Management (or a closely related field of academic study) from a university program accredited by the Society of American Foresters, or comparable accrediting institution, or current Society of American Foresters Certified Forester status.
  • Two years advanced level professional experience equivalent to the NR Forestry Specialist senior class.
  • Knowledge of budget policies, procedures and regulations sufficient to manage and administer budgets.
  • Completion of a Leadership Development Program.

For a full job description and to apply, go to NR Forestry Assistant Supervisor - 75370.

Applications are due 05/28/2024, so apply today! 

If you have questions about the position, contact David Dragon at david.dragon@state.mn.us or 218-395-6021.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership , Forestry , General / Stewardship