The Oregon State University Extension Service, Forestry & Natural Resources Program is recruiting three energetic, creative, and collaborative individuals committed to sustaining natural resources and strengthening communities and economies. Each of these three county-based Extension Forester positions will serve one of the following regions:
- Central Oregon – Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook Counties, and Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs
- Northern Willamette Valley – Columbia, Washington, and Yamhill Counties
- Southwest Oregon – Jackson and Josephine Counties
The Extension Forester positions are part of the Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) Extension team that provides non-formal education on forestry and natural resource issues to a wide range of audiences. “Non-formal” refers to off-campus, non-credit learning opportunities such as workshops, field trips, property tours, and demonstrations, as well as indoor presentations, narrative communications such as blog posts and other social media, videos, and articles. Educational audiences and partners may include adults who are private woodland owners, homeowners in the wildland-urban interface, professional natural resource managers such as foresters and forest workers, collaborative conservation groups and watershed councils, Tribes, policymakers, economic development officials, and teachers. Extension Foresters also commonly engage a broad spectrum of youth education through teacher professional development activities or directly through outdoor schools, camps, and other youth events. Educational topics could include sustaining forest health, wildlife habitats, and forest productivity through subjects such as forest ecology, silviculture, wildfire preparedness, reforestation, forest restoration, water resources, climate change, bioenergy, and collaborative conservation and recreation. These are full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term positions.
FNR faculty teach, develop teaching materials, create scholarly materials (e.g., publications) and deliver programs that collectively reach thousands of adult learners annually through locally based programming in every county in Oregon (https://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/forestry-and-natural-resources).
Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors, and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. This individual will design, develop, and maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation.
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For information on how to apply, visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/143484
Application deadline: October 9, 2023 (full consideration), October 16, 2023 (final closing).
OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.