Resource Forester: Missouri Dept of Conservation

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Summary: Works under the supervision of the Forestry District Supervisor or the Forestry Regional Supervisor. Directs and/or provides assistance with the multiple use management of state-owned land. This work includes: detailed forest inventory, timber sale marking, timber sale administration, timber stand improvement, reforestation, recreation, area maintenance, prescribed fire, and wildfire suppression. Works with other Department personnel including other Divisions and partners in the multiple-use planning and management of state-owned lands. May be responsible for supervising a work team, including writing and presenting annual performance appraisals, preparing annual goals and objectives, and annual work plans, and directing daily work activities. Writes contracts, prepares annual work team budget, and issues special use permits. Provides training and assistance to rural fire departments. Works closely with forest industry groups. Conducts public relations activities. Provides professional forestry assistance to private forest owners by conducting forest resource inventories, providing ArcGIS maps, and preparing forest management plans and resource management recommendations. Designs, inspects and certifies performance of forestry practices on private land for USDA Farm Bill and State cost share programs. Diagnoses insect and disease outbreaks on forest and ornamental trees and recommends controls. Develops forest management demonstrations and promotes forest benefits and projects in the local community. Prepares and presents public programs related to forestry to communities, organizations and schools. Represents the Department and Forestry Division at local fairs and other special events. Prepares media releases on forestry related topics. Provides community forestry recommendations and assistance related to urban forestry for individuals, local communities, and green industry professionals. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or Forestry Management and three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in forestry work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A closely related Natural Resources degree may be considered with significant forestry coursework and professional experience in forestry related duties.

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