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ATAW99-2024-00963-GNA Project Forester-Pinedale

Employer
State of Wyoming
Location
Pinedale, Wyoming, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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Sector
Government
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Forestry
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Description and Functions

Open Until Filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Office of State Lands and Investments, Wyoming State Forestry Division (WSFD), is seeking a Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) Project Forester in Pinedale, Wyoming, to implement forest management projects onFederal Lands, including the US Forest Service (USFS) andBureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in cooperation with the Bridger-Teton National Forest. This position will be responsible for forest management project planning, preparation, and administration. The GNA Project Forester will work directly with USFS federal partners to identify projects and make recommendations about feasibility and implementation.

Human Resource Contact: Ryan Scheer, ryan.scheer2@wyo.gov, 307-777-8570

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

* Plans forest product sales based on factors such as harvestable timber, operability, access, and other natural resource considerations.
* Prepares and writes detailed project plans.
* Assist USFS federal partner personnel in identifying priority treatment areas, conducting environmental analyses, and providing written recommendations.
* Assists in establishing long-term forest management goals and objectives related to forest management activities.
* Prepares forest product sales, including property boundary determination, harvest unit layout, road design and layout, marking, cruising, volume determination, appraisal, and advertising.
* Prepares forest product sales and timber stand improvement project contracts and maps.
* Ensures agency policies and procedures are followed throughout the presale process.
* Administers forest product sale contracts to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and project goals.
* Monitors the progression of harvesting operations and ensures best management practices are being followed.
* Maintains the record of volume removed, payments, and account status.
* Makes recommendations regarding contract modifications or extensions for harvesting operations.
* Implements forest management projects such as timber stand improvement from project planning through preparation and contract administration.
* Coordinates with local, state, and federal partners in advancing forest management in the area.

Qualifications

PREFERENCES/AGENCY REQUIREMENTS:

Preference may be given to candidates with a Bachelor's Degree in Forestry.

Preference may be given to candidates with at least 3 years of progressive work experience in forestry.

Must have a valid driver's license.

KNOWLEDGE:

* Knowledge of forestry principles and practices, forest ecology, fire behavior and ecology, silvicultural treatments and methodology, timber management, harvesting systems, forest products industry, surveying, and timber cruising techniques.
* Knowledge and experience using computers and software commonly used in professional land management, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
* Knowledge of ArcGIS and GPS devices and the ability to collect, display, and manage spatial data.
* Skills in effective oral and written communication and the ability to use various techniques to tailor the transmission of information to specific audiences.
* Skills in organizing work in a clear and easy-to-follow manner that commands attention and achieves desired results.
* Ability to understand, organize, and analyze what one sees/hears to decide what to think and respond to a message.
* Ability to assess the organization and its services from the customer's perspective to improve service delivery.
* Ability to recognize adverse customer reactions and develop better alternatives.
* Ability to apply logic and complex layers of rules to analyze and categorize complicated information.
* Ability to see relationships between information in varied forms and from varied sources.
* Ability to weigh each option's pros and cons before making a decision and moving forward, explaining the rationale for decisions.
* Ability to create opportunities or minimize potential problems by anticipating and preparing for these in advance.
* Ability to see when analysis and discussion have served their purpose and move to action.
* Ability to make reasonable estimates of resource needs to achieve goals or complete projects.
* Ability to use sound methods to plan and track work, appointments, and commitments, evaluate progress on tasks, and adjust work as needed.
* Ability to integrate ideas and needs of others in developing strategies to achieve goals.
* Ability to address issues openly, constructively, and professionally.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

None - See "Preferences"

Necessary Special Requirements

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

* Ability to perform strenuous work in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions, year-round.
* This position may require frequent travel.

NOTES:

* FLSA: Non-Exempt
* This is an at-will contract (AWEC) position to begin in the spring of2024 and extend for up to two (2) years.

Supplemental Information

060-Office of State Lands and Investments - Forestry Division

Wyoming State Forestry Website - http://wsfd.wyo.gov/

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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