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Service Forester - 60485

Employer
State of Montana
Location
Kalispell, Montana, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 28, 2022

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Sector
Government
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Forestry
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's mission is to help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. The DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained. Montana DNRC (mt.gov) Job Overview: We are looking for the right candidate to provide service forestry leadership and consultation to forest communities, loggers, land managers, and landowners located within the Unit to build local capacity to sustain adaptive management of Montana forests. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: The DNRC may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications of a position vacancy by: State of MT application form, cover letter, current resume, educational requirements, structured interview, a performance test, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related past and current performance. APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSTION ARE: * Online State of Montana application * Resume * Cover Letter * References * Supplemental Questions - You must answer each of the questions below by creating a document and attaching it to your application. 1. Highlight your experience as it relates to private forestry assistance in the following areas: Technical assistance, education and information, financial assistance (grant programs), regulation of natural resource laws, and building and sustaining partnerships. 2. Describe the knowledge, experience, and leadership qualities that you would bring to the Kalispell Unit. 3. Describe your fire suppression experience and training. Please list your "red card" qualifications. * HELPFUL HINT: You must check the "relevant document" box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application. Essential Functions and Responsibilities Service Forestry: Provide service forestry leadership, education, and consultation to forest communities and landowners in the Unit to build local capacity to sustain active management of Montana forests. This includes assisting landowners in meeting their management objectives while improving the health of the land, protecting homes and property, retaining the value of the land and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws. Wildland Fire Management: Provide direct wildland fire suppression services and assistance to county and rural fire departments as needed to protect lives, property and natural resources in the unit. * If you are interested in a complete job description please contact HR at Jennifer.Downing@mt.gov. What are some benefits that you can expect from working at DNRC? Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays Health Coverage Retirement Plans Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) - Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Approximately 10% travel time with occasional overnight travel. Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): The position requires education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in forestry, natural resource management, forest management, or a related field and four (4) years progressively responsible experience in forestry and resource management. SPECIAL INFORMATION: Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. A valid driver's license is required with less than 12 conviction points in the most recent completed 36 months. ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of hire documents that show authorization to work in the United States. Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or Social Security card along with a driver's license or other picture I.D., or a U.S. passport, or a "green card"

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