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Conservation District Forester
« on: May 19, 2011, 08:31:59 pm »
GENESEE CONSERVATION DISTRICT FORESTER

Genesee Conservation District
Announcement of Employment Opportunity

Genesee Conservation District Forester
 
Part-time position 32-36 hours a week. $15-17 Hourly wage based on experience. Position is grant funded with opportunities to develop program.
 
Position includes the following tasks:
o   Coordinates Tree Sale Program and/or other Native Species Sale
     §  Order merchandise and formulate cost for resale
     §  Design and distribute order information and forms
     §  Compile orders
     §  Advertise and market sale
     §  Packaging, distribution & sale
o   Report monthly at GCD board meetings
o   Research and submit grants that develop GCD’s Urban Forestry Program
o   Promote GCD’s Urban Forestry Program
o   Develop partnerships with community organizations that create opportunities for program development and funding
o   Organize and execute community/volunteer tree plantings and maintenance
o   Maintain and update street tree management plan
o   Develop and execute wood utilization program
o   Keep record and generate reports on existing grants as needed for meeting grant requirements
 
This position reports directly to Genesee Conservation District Board of Directors
 
A.S. degree in the field of forestry or a B.S degree in a natural resources related field (including forestry), from an accredited college or university. Experience in Urban Forestry and Staff Management preferred. Field skills and own vehicle required.  Registered Forester and ISA certification preferred.
 
Applicant should also have strong communication skills including public speaking; ability to work collaboratively, maintaining transparency and good communication; experience with basic computer and web-based technologies (such as word processing, databases, and web searches); and a record of reliability. Must past government security clearance and be willing to work in all areas of Flint.
 
Genesee Conservation District looks to recruit team members that are as economically, culturally, and ethnically diverse as the community we serve. People of color, LGBT, and multilingual persons are encouraged to apply.
 
Submit letter describing your interest and qualification with resume by mail or email only  to:

Genesee Conservation District
1525 N. Elms Road
Flint, Michigan  48532
geneseecd@yahoo.com by June 3



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Re: Conservation District Forester
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 03:19:19 pm »
FORESTER VACANCY WITH THE DICKINSON COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT (Kingsford, Michigan)

The Dickinson Conservation District is seeking interested applicants to serve as a Conservation Technical Assistant (CTA) in the area of private lands forestry. The applicant must possess a four-year degree in Forestry and enjoy working with the public. Experience in forest plan writing and USDA Farm Bill programs preferred. The position will be housed in Kingsford, MI and will include assignments in Dickinson, Iron, and Menominee Counties, performed under the direction of the Dickinson CD Administrator and the technical guidance of the NRCS District Conservationist.

The CTA Private Lands Forester position will be approximately 75% field based: conducting site visits and creating baseline forest assessments to help landowners realize their personal goals, as well as fulfill society’s need for wildlife habitat, forest products, economic developments, and other associated benefits. The remaining portion of the CTA Forester position will include writing forest assessments; associated Farm Bill contractual assistance, where appropriate; education; reporting; and promotion of the program.

This is a full time (40 hr) grant-funded position for three years. Pay rate will be $17-19/hr, depending on experience, plus a benefit contribution. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check. Some use of personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement is likely.

Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and three references with contact info to: Ann Hruska, Administrator, Dickinson Conservation District, 102 N. Hooper Street, Kingsford, MI 49802. Applications can also be emailed to ann.hruska@mi.nacdnet.net .

Applications must be received by 4:30 pm CT, Friday, October 7, 2011



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Re: Conservation District Forester
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012, 02:48:11 pm »
FORESTER VACANCY OUT OF SAULT STE. MARIE
Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District
 
Now Hiring! Forest Resource Professional
 
The Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District (CLMCD) is seeking interested applicants to serve as a Cooperative Resource Management Forester in the area of private lands forestry. The applicant must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry and enjoy working with the public. Experience in forest plan writing, grant writing, and USDA Farm Bill programs preferred.
 
The purpose of the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) is to provide private landowners with technical assistance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands. The candidate will be housed in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and will include assignments in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties. Duties will be performed under the direction of the CLMCD Administrator and the District advisory board made up of directors and staff from the Conservation District Board, local, state and federal partners.
 
This is a one year (renewed annually) grant funded position with a wage range of $17-19/hr, depending on experience, and will include a benefit contribution. Applicant must have a valid driver�s license and be able to pass a background check. Use of a personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided).
 
Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample (forest management/stewardship or resource plan) to CLMCD, 2847 Ashmun St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 or email to cemcd@lighthouse.net for consideration. Applications must be received by 4:00 pm EST on Friday August 24th. 
 
The Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District mission is to assist with land use and management through education, community projects and services.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and program provider
 
www.chipmackconservation.org
 
Kristina Denison, Executive Director
Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District
2847 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
906-635-1278
fax: 906-632-0341

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Re: Conservation District Forester
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 12:07:51 pm »
FORESTER POSITIONS WITH CONSERVATION DISTRICTS


Now Hiring!  Forest Assistance Program Forester

Seven Michigan Conservation Districts are seeking qualified applicants to serve as a Forestry Assistance Program Forester in the area of private lands forestry. Successful applicants will have a minimum of a B.S. degree in Forestry. They must enjoy working with the public and have experience in forest management.
 
The purpose of the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) is to provide private landowners with technical assistance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands. Duties will be performed under the direction of the District Administrator and the FAP advisory committee made up of directors and staff from the Conservation District Board, local, state and federal partners.
 
This is a one year (renewed annually) grant funded position. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check. For more information please reference the contact information provided below.
 
Alcona/Iosco Conservation District
Contact: Janet Reins – janet.reins@macd.org or 989-724-5272
Website: www.alconaconservation.org
 
Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District
Contact: Kristina Denison - cemcd@lighthouse.net or 906-635-1278
Website: www.clmcd.org
 
Clare/Gladwin Conservation District
Contact:  Kristina Noble – Kristina.noble@macd.org
Website:  www.clarecd.org
 
Iron/Baraga Conservation District
Contact: Cindy Ricker – cynthia.ricker@mi.nacdnet.net or 906-875-3765
 
Presque Isle/Cheboygan Conservation District
Contact: Ralph Stedman – rstedmanPICD@speednetllc.com or 989-734-4000
Website: www.PIconservation.org
 
Tuscola Conservation District
Contact: Jim Kratz – jim.kratz@mi.nacdnet.net or 989-673-8174 ext. 3
Website: www.tuscolacd.com
 
Wexford/Missaukee Conservation District
Contact: Theresa Williams – Theresa.williams@mi.nacd.net or 231-775-7681 ext. 3
Website:  www.WexfordConservationDistrict.org


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Re: Conservation District Forester
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 07:01:20 pm »
CONSERVATION DISTRICT FORESTER - DICKINSON/MENOMINEE - DEADLINE 13 MARCH
 
Now Hiring! Forest Assistance Program Forester

The Dickinson Conservation District is seeking qualified applicants to serve as a Forestry Assistance Program Forester in the area of private lands forestry. Successful applicants will have a minimum of a B.S. degree in Forestry. Society of American Foresters Certification is preferred. The forester must enjoy working with the public, possess excellent written and oral skills, be able to complete detailed reports, and have experience in forest management.
 
The purpose of the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) is to provide private landowners with technical assistance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands. Duties will be performed under the direction of the District Administrator and the FAP advisory committee made up of directors and staff from the Conservation District Board, local, state and federal partners. The position will be based in Kingsford, MI and the service area includes primarily Dickinson and Menominee Counties in south central Upper Peninsula, MI.
 
This is a full time, one year (renewed annually) grant funded position with a wage range of $18-20/hr, depending on experience. A benefit stipend is available. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check. For more information please contact Ann Hruska at the Dickinson Conservation District- ann.hruska@mi.nacdnet.net or (906) 774-8441.
 
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Ann Hruska ann.hruska@mi.nacdnet.net no later than 5 pm CST, March 13, 2013. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt of your resume within 24 hrs, please contact the Dickinson Conservation District at (906) 774-8441.
 
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Re: Conservation District Forester
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 04:19:10 pm »
RE:  CONSERVATION DISTRICT FORESTER

The Presque Isle Conservation District is seeking qualified applicants to serve as a Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) Forester. The FAP Forester will be responsible for providing technical assistance to private landowners regarding forestry, wildlife habitat and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands. Duties will be performed under the direction of the District Administrator and the FAP advisory committee made up of directors and staff from the Conservation District Board, local, state and federal partners.
 
The position will be based in Rogers City, MI and the service area includes primarily Presque Isle and Cheboygan Counties in the northeast section of the Lower Peninsula, MI.
 
Successful applicants will have a minimum of a B.S. degree in Forestry. Society of American Foresters Certification is preferred. The forester must enjoy working with the public, possess excellent written and oral skills, be able to complete detailed reports, and have experience in forest management.
 
This is a full time, one year (renewed annually) grant funded position with a wage range of $16-19/hr, depending on experience. A benefit stipend is available. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check. For more information please contact Ralph Stedman at the Presque Isle Conservation District- rstedmanPICD@speednetllc.com or (989) 734-4000.
 
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Ralph Stedman at rstedmanPICD@speednetllc.com no later than 5 pm EST, May 13, 2013. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt of your resume within 24 hrs, please contact the Presque Isle Conservation District at (989) 734-4000. A more complete position description of the job can be found on the Presque Isle website at www.PIconservation.org.



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Re: Conservation District Forester
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 10:32:14 am »
RE:  CONSERVATION DISTRICT FORESTER OPENING

Clare & Gladwin Conservation Districts
Forester – Michigan’s Forestry Assistance Program

Position Description
The Clare Conservation District (CD) is seeking a Forestry Assistance Program Forester. This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from an SAF-accredited university. This is a grant-funded position that is renewed annually. Wage will be between $32,000 - $40,000 annually and is commensurate with candidate’s experience and education.

Interested parties, please send professional resume, three references, and cover letter to Clare Conservation District, PO Box 356, Harrison, MI 48625 or email to Carli Morgan – carli.morgan@macd.org.

Application deadline is 8 AM (Eastern Time) Monday, July 8, 2013.

The coverage area includes Clare and Gladwin counties. The forester’s time will be allocated between the Clare and Gladwin Conservation Districts; however, the Clare Conservation District will be the forester’s primary workstation and employer of record. The forester position is primarily a field position.

The purpose of this program is to provide private, non-industrial landowners with technical information and guidance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forested lands.

Basic Requirements:
§ Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from an SAF-accredited university
§ Strong communication skills (writing, public speaking, working with individuals of all ages)
§ Capable of completing work independently without daily supervision
§ Computer fluency (e.g., MS Excel, Word, Outlook)
§ Ability to read various types of maps (aerial, topography, soils) and navigate accordingly
§ Personal vehicle for transport to and from field sites (with mileage reimbursement)
§ Ability to assist CD and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff to achieve deliverables as well as short- and long-term goals
 
Routine Duties:
§ Serves as initial point of contact for non-industrial, private forest landowners for forest management, wildlife habitat, other natural resource objectives or concerns
§ Fulfills grant requirements and deliverables
§ Provides on-site land examination and resource evaluation
§ Provides options regarding forest management
§ Provides options regarding wildlife habitat management
§ Prepares written follow-ups for landowners – may include appropriate handouts/materials
§ Provides advice on tree planting and species selection for timber production, windbreaks and/or wildlife habitat
§ Provides diagnosis and advice on the control of insects, disease, and/or wildlife pests for individual trees and woodlands
§ Provides information on and makes referrals to public agencies, organizations, and private sector interests that furnish technical assistance for natural resource management
§ Maintains a good working relationship with other forestry assistance providers, both public and private
§ Provides technical input regarding species selection for the Conservation Districts’ annual tree and shrub sales
§ Conducts multiple outreach events (e.g., demonstrations, workshops, field days)
§ Prepares public correspondence (e.g., reports, news articles, CD newsletter)
§ Assists with program documentation and quarterly report writing to Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)
§ Prepares regular, monthly reports to Conservation District Board of Directors
§ Pursues certification with Society of American Foresters (SAF)
§ Attends trainings provided by agencies and organizations (including but not limited to MDARD, MDNR, MSUE, SAF, American Tree Farm)
 
A performance evaluation will be conducted annually.
Continuing education needs and opportunities will be considered at that time and as applicable.



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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 03:13:17 pm »
RE:  FORESTRY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FORESTER - CONSERVATION DISTRICTS PRESQUE ISLE & CHEBOYGAN

The Presque Isle and Cheboygan Conservation Districts are seeking a Forestry Assistance Program Forester to provide technical information and guidance to non-industrial landowners in Presque Isle and Cheboygan counties in Michigan. 
 
The Forestry Assistance Program Forester position will provide private, non-industrial landowners with technical information and guidance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forested lands. The primarily field based position covers both Presque Isle and Cheboygan counties, with the Presque Isle Conservation District, located in Rogers City, as the forester's primary workstation and employer of record. This is a grant-funded position that is renewed annually.

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, July 24th, 2013.  Submit cover letter and resume to Ralph Stedman, Administrator, Presque Isle Conservation District, 658 Rogers City, MI 49779 or by email to Ralph Stedman, rstedmanPICD@speednetllc.com.

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Re: Conservation District Forester
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2013, 09:31:31 am »
RE:  CD FORESTER VACANCIES - SEVEN

Michigan Conservation District Foresters

Seven different Michigan Conservation Districts (see contact information on the last page) are seeking seven Foresters for the Michigan Forestry Assistance Program (FAP). The position requires a minimum of a Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Forestry or related field. This is a state grant-funded position, renewed annually. The wage ($40,000-$45,000) will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and education.

The Michigan Forestry Assistance Program provides private forestland owners with technical assistance and information regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands. (“forestland owners” include non-industrial private forestland owners, schools, local units of government, rural and urban residents.)

The individual Conservation District will be the employer of record for this position and will handle payroll and accompanying paperwork. Day-to-day administrative supervision will be provided by the Conservation District Administrator/Executive Director. Primary office space for the Forester position is located at the Conservation District office. The Forester’s time is allocated between the several different (adjacent) counties. The Forester position is primarily a field position.

The basic requirements for the Conservation District Forester position are:
• Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Forestry from a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited college or university.
• Good communication skills (writing, public speaking, working with individuals of all ages).
• Computer proficiency (i.e., Microsoft Office applications).
• Ability to read various types of maps (aerial, topographic, soils) and navigate through properties, accordingly.
• Ability to assist Conservation Districts and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff to achieve deliverables as well as short- and long-term goals for the Conservation Districts and NRCS.
 
Activities include:
• Serve as initial point of contact for non-industrial private forestland owners, local governments, etc. for forest management, wildlife habitat, other natural resource issues or concerns.
• Fulfill grant agreement requirements and deliverables.
• Provide on-site land examination and resource evaluation.
• Provide options regarding forest management.
• Provide options regarding wildlife habitat management.
• Compile and submit monthly reporting forms to MDARD, including required information.
• Prepare written follow-ups that may include appropriate handouts/materials, after visiting with landowners on-site or in the office, as appropriate.
• Provide advice on tree planting/reforestation for timber production, windbreaks, and wildlife habitat.
• Provide diagnosis and advice on the control of insects, disease, and wildlife pests for individual trees and woodlands.
• Provide information and makes referrals regarding programs, agencies, organizations, and private sector interests that furnish technical and/or financial assistance for natural resource management activities.
• Maintain a good working relationship with other forestry assistance providers, both public and private.
• Provide technical input regarding species selection for the Conservation District’s annual tree, shrub, and plant sales. (Native species that are useful for reforestation, wildlife habitat, soil erosion control, etc.)
• Provide advice on the control of sedimentation resulting from forest management activities.
• Conduct demonstration and workshops.
• Prepare correspondence, reports, news articles, newsletters, etc.
• Assist with preparation of the program documentation, including, but not limited to, annual grant application, Natural Resource Plan of Work, etc.
• Prepare regular, written reports to Conservation District boards (monthly).
• Pursue certification with Society of American Foresters (SAF).
 
A performance evaluation will be conducted annually. Training and continuing education opportunities will be provided.

Send cover letter and resume to:
Barry Conservation District: Joanne Barnard at Joanne.Barnard@mi.nacdnet.net
Gogebic Conservation District: info.gogebic.cd@google.com
Leelanau Conservation District: Buzz Long at Blong@leelanaucd.org
Manistee Conservation District: Dick Jenkins at Dick.Jenkins@mi.nacdnet.net
Montcalm Conservation District: Judy Cloer at Judy.Cloer@mi.nacdnet.net
Oceana Conservation District: Willidene Hutton at Willidene.Hutton@mi.nacdnet.net
Otsego Conservation District: Patricia Osburn at posburn@otsegocountymi.gov

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Re: Conservation District Forester
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2013, 05:13:43 pm »
The Wexford Conservation District is currently seeking an Outreach Forester. 
For details, please check our webpage: http://www.wexfordconservationdistrict.org/forester-vacancy-announcement.html
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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2013, 01:17:25 pm »
RE:  CONSERVATION DISTRICT FORESTER VACANCY
 
The Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District (CLMCD) is seeking interested applicants to serve as a Cooperative Resource Management Forester in the area of private lands forestry. The applicant must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry and enjoy working with the public. Experience in forest plan writing, grant writing, and USDA Farm Bill programs preferred.
 
The purpose of the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) is to provide private landowners with technical assistance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands. The candidate will be housed in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and will include assignments in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties. Duties will be performed under the direction of the CLMCD Administrator and the District advisory board made up of directors and staff from the Conservation District Board, local, state and federal partners.
 
This is a one year (renewed annually) grant funded position with a wage range of $17-19/hr, depending on experience. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check. Use of a personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided).
 
Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample (forest management/stewardship or resource plan) to CLMCD, 2847 Ashmun St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 or email to clmcd@macd.org for consideration. Applications must be received by 4:00 pm EST on Friday November 8th, 2013. CLMCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Program Provider.

Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District
Forest Assistance Program-Position Description
 
The Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District (CLMCD) is seeking a Forestry Assistance Program Forester. Position requires a minimum of a B.S. in Forestry. This is a granted position renewed annually and the wage will be commensurate with candidate’s experience and education.
 
Send resume, cover letter and writing sample (forest management/stewardship or resource plan) to CLMCD, 2847 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 or clmcd@macd.org. Applications must be received by 4:00 pm EST on Friday November 8th, 2013.
 
This position description is for the Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District. The purpose of the program is to provide landowners with technical information regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands.
 
The Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District will be the employer of record for this position and will handle payroll and accompanying paperwork. Day to day, administrative supervision will be provided by the District Administrator. Primary office space for the Forestry position is located at 2847 Ashmun St., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783. The forester’s time is allocated between Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac Counties, but office duties may be carried out at this “primary” office. The forestry position is primarily a field position
 
The basic requirements for this position are:
 
·         Bachelor of Science degree in forestry
·         Good communication skills (writing, public speaking, working with individuals of all ages)
·         Computer fluency
·         Ability to read various types of maps (aerial, topography, soils) and navigate through properties, accordingly
·         Ability to assist CD and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff to achieve deliverables as well as short- and long-term goals for the Conservation Districts and NRCS
 
·         Activities:
·         Serves as initial point of contact for non-industrial private forest landowners, local governments, etc. for forest management, wildlife habitat, other natural resource issues or concerns.
·         Fulfill grant agreement requirements and deliverables.
·         Provides on-site land examination and resource evaluation.
·         Provides options regarding forest management.
·         Provides options regarding wildlife habitat management.
·         Prepares written follow-ups that may include appropriate handouts/materials, after visiting with landowners on-site or in the office, as appropriate.
·         Provides advice on tree planting/reforestation for timber production, windbreaks, wildlife habitat.
·         Provides diagnosis and advice on the control of insects, disease, and wildlife pests for individual trees and woodlands.
·         Provides information and makes referrals regarding programs, agencies, organizations, and private sector interests that furnish technical and/or financial assistance for natural resource management activities.
·         Maintains a good working relationship with other forestry assistance providers, both public and private.
·         Provides technical input regarding species selection for the Conservation Districts’ annual tree, shrub, plant sales. (Native species that are useful for reforestation, wildlife habitat, soil erosion control, etc.)
·         Provides advice on the control of sedimentation resulting from forest management activities.
·         Conducts demonstrations and workshops.
·         Prepares correspondence, reports, news articles, newsletters.
·         Assists with preparation of the program documentation, including, but not limited to: annual grant application, Natural Resource Plan of Work, etc.
·         Prepares regular, written reports to Conservation District boards (monthly),
·         Pursue certification with Society of American Foresters (SAF)
 
A performance evaluation will be conducted annually. Continuing education needs and opportunities will be considered at that time, and as applicable.


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Re: Conservation District Forester
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2014, 10:40:32 am »
RE:  CONSERVATION DISTRICT FORESTER VACANCY

Montcalm & Kent Conservation District - Forestry Assistance Program Forester

The Montcalm Conservation District is seeking a Forestry Assistance Program Forester.  The Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) provides landowners with technical information on forestry, wildlife habitat and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands.  The Montcalm Conservation District will be the employer of record, with primary office space located at USDA Service Center in Stanton, MI. This is primarily a field position, with the coverage area of Montcalm and Kent counties.  This is a grant funded position renewed annually and requires a minimum of a B.S. in Forestry from an SAF accredited program.
 
Position Description
 
Application Deadline: December 19th.  Send cover letter, resume, and references to Judy Cloer, judy.cloer@mi.nacdnet.net .




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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2015, 07:00:08 pm »
Oceana Conservation District - Forestry Assistance Program Forester

The Oceana Conservation District is seeking a Forestry Assistance Program Forester.  The Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) provides landowners with technical information on forestry, wildlife habitat and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands.  The Oceana Conservation District will be the employer of record, with primary office space located at the Oceana Conservation District/USDA Service Center in Shelby MI. This is primarily a field position, with the forester's time and duties allocated between Oceana, Newaygo and Muskegon Counties.  This is a grant funded position renewed annually and requires a minimum of a B.S. in Forestry.

Position Description
Application Deadline:  January 30, 2015.  To apply send a cover letter, resume and three references to the Oceana Conservation District, 1064 Industrial Park Drive, Shelby, MI 49455, or via email to suzie.knoll@macd.org
 


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Re: Conservation District Forester
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2015, 04:20:50 pm »
RE:  FAP FORESTER - CHIPPEWA/LUCE/MACKINAC

The Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District (CLMCD) is seeking a Forestry Assistance Program Forester.  This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from an SAF-accredited university. This is a grant-funded position that is renewed annually. Wage will be commensurate with candidate’s experience and education.
 
Send professional resume, cover letter, and three references to CLMCD, 2847 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 or clmcd@macd.org. Applications preferred by 4:00 pm EST on Friday January 30th, 2015. Open until filled.
 
The coverage area includes Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties. Primary office space for the Forester is located at 2847 Ashmun Street, and the Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District will be the forester's primary workstation and employer of record. The forestry position is primarily a field position.
 
The purpose of the program is to provide private, non-industrial landowners with technical information and guidance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestland. See attached for full posting.
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Kristina Denison - Executive Director
Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District
2847 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
phone: 906-635-1278
fax: 1-855-813-7692


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Re: Conservation District Forester
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2015, 05:08:30 pm »
RE:  FAP FORESTER - WEXFORD CONSERVATION DISTRICT

http://www.wexfordconservationdistrict.org/forester-vacancy-announcement.html

The Wexford Conservation District is seeking an Outreach Forester to work with the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP).  The purpose of the FAP is to provide private landowners with technical assistance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they are able to make informed decisions and implement sound strategies related to the use and management of their forestlands. The candidate will be housed in Cadillac, Michigan and will include assignments in Wexford and Missaukee counties. Duties will be performed under the direction of the Wexford Conservation District Executive Director and the FAP advisory committee.  This position has a salary range of $40,000 - $45,000 depending on experience.  Unfortunately, we can not offer health insurance or retirement benefits at this time.

The minimum requirements for this position are:
·         Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from an SAF-accredited university
·         Excellent interpersonal and public communication skills (working with landowners, public speaking, writing)
·         Computer fluency as well as proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of software
·         Use of a personal vehicle is required (mileage reimbursement provided)
·         Able to pass a background check

Duties:
Serve as initial point of contact for non-industrial private forest landowners for forest management, wildlife habitat, other natural resource issues or concerns
Provide on-site land examination and resource evaluation
Provide options regarding forest management that mesh with the landowners’ goals
Provide options regarding wildlife habitat management
Prepare written follow-up that may include appropriate handouts/materials after visiting with landowners on-site 
Provide advice and technical support on tree planting/reforestation for timber production, windbreaks, and wildlife habitat
Assist with the District's tree sale
Administer the Qualified Forest Program for Wexford and Missaukee Counties
Provide diagnosis and advice on the control of insects, disease, and wildlife pests for individual trees and woodlands
Provide advice on the control of sedimentation resulting from forest management activities
Provide information and make referrals regarding programs, agencies, organizations, and private sector interests that furnish technical and/or financial assistance for natural resource management activities
Conduct forestry-related demonstration and workshops
Prepare news articles
Assist with preparation of the program documentation, including, but not limited to: grant applications, plan of work, monthly and annual reports, etc.
Fulfill grant agreement requirements and deliverables
Maintain a good working relationship with other forestry assistance providers, both public and private
If not already certified, pursue certification with Society of American Foresters (SAF)
Assist Conservation District and USDA-NRCS staff in achieving deliverables as well as short- and long-term goals
To apply:
Send an application packet to the Wexford Conservation District

By Email (be sure to label ALL files with your name):
theresa.williams@mi.nacdnet.net

By Surface Mail:
Wexford Conservation District
Attn: Theresa Williams
7192 E. 34 Rd.
Cadillac, MI  49601 



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Re: Conservation District Forester
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2015, 03:52:33 pm »
RE:  FAP FORESTER FOR ALCONA/IOSCO

Conservation District
Forestry Assistance Program
Position Description

The Alcona and Iosco Conservation Districts (CD)  are seeking a Forestry Assistance Program Forester.  Position requires a minimum of a B.S. in Forestry. This is a granted position renewed annually, and the wage will be commensurate with candidate’s experience and education.

Send resume to Janet Reins, District Manager
                          Alcona Conservation District
                          PO Box 291
                         Harrisville, MI 48740
                          or email to janet.reins@macd.org

Resumes will be accepted through October 30, 2015.

This position description is for the Alcona and Iosco Conservation Districts. The purpose of the program is to provide landowners with technical information regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands.   

The Alcona Conservation District will be the employer of record for this position and will handle payroll and accompanying paperwork.  Day to day, administrative supervision will be provided by the Alcona District Manager.  Primary office space for the Forestry position is located at 320 S. State Street, Harrisville, MI. The forester’s time is allocated between the Alcona and Iosc Conservation Districts, but office duties may be carried out at this “primary” office.  The forestry position is primarily a field position

The basic requirements for this position are:
•   Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from an accredited college or university
•   Good communication skills (writing, public speaking, working with individuals of all ages)
•   Computer fluency
•   Ability to read various types of maps (aerial, topography, soils) and navigate through properties, accordingly
•   Ability to assist CD and Natural Resources Conservation Service(NRCS) staff to achieve deliverables as well as short- and long-term goals for the Conservation Districts and NRCS

Activities:         
•   Serves as initial point of contact for non-industrial private forest landowners, local governments, etc. for forest management, wildlife habitat, other natural resource issues or concerns.
•   Fulfill grant agreement requirements and deliverables.
•   Provides on-site land examination and resource evaluation.
•   Provides options regarding forest management.
•   Provides options regarding wildlife habitat management.
•   Prepares written follow-ups that may include appropriate handouts/materials, after visiting with landowners on-site or in the office, as appropriate.   
•   Provides advice on tree planting/reforestation for timber production, windbreaks, wildlife habitat.
•   Provides diagnosis and advice on the control of insects, disease, and wildlife pests for individual trees and woodlands.
•   Provides information and makes referrals regarding programs, agencies, organizations, and private sector interests that furnish technical and/or financial assistance for natural resource management activities.
•   Maintains a good working relationship with other forestry assistance providers, both public and private.
•   Provides technical input regarding species selection for the Conservation Districts’ annual tree, shrub, plant sales.  (Native species that are useful for reforestation, wildlife habitat, soil erosion control, etc.)
•   Provides advice on the control of sedimentation resulting from forest management activities.
•   Conducts demonstration and workshops.
•   Prepares correspondence, reports, news articles, newsletter.
•   Assists with preparation of the program documentation, including, but not limited to: annual grant application, Natural Resource Plan of Work, etc.
•   Prepares regular, written reports to Conservation District boards (monthly),
•   Pursue certification with Society of American Foresters (SAF)

A performance evaluation will be conducted annually.  Continuing education needs and opportunities will be considered at that time, and as applicable.

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