Advanced Forester-Special Projects
Why does the job exist?
Position will manage and coordinate special forestry related projects and support programs within the Forestry Division , which include grant writing, grant application review, the Stewardship program and the Land Conservation Incentives (LCIA) program. Provide support to the Urban Forestry program, Tree Farm Program, Seedling program, Forest and Watershed Health program along with providing technical forestry assistance for landowners.
How does it get done?
Monitor, track, and analyze data from statewide watershed restoration projects, and develop methods to effectively communicate results and impacts to Division and state leadership.
Assist with Forestry Division initiatives, programs and partnerships including New Mexico watershed restoration efforts, Cooperative Forestry programs, timber sales and fuels management. Assist with the development and implementation of contracts and agreements; provide state-wide technical assistance. The position will also work with state office, cooperators and district staff to identify and implement a variety of programs. Produce reports, manage budgets and provide accomplishment reporting. Act as Stewardship program lead and serve as chair for the State Stewardship Committee, composed of a number of agency and private sector members. Stewardship program funds, by and large, fund Division Field Staff to provide technical assistance and forest management plans to non-industrial private landowners. The committee provides guidance to the state forester as to major issues affecting natural resource management in the state. Assist with the Land Conservation Incentives (LCIA) program under the Natural Lands Protection Act (NLPA).
Who are the customers?
Customers include private landowners, other government agencies, NGO's and New Mexico Forestry Division staff.
Forestry field experience such as inventory or stand exam
Strong writing skills
Project management experience
Knowledge of Excel
Bachelor's degree in Forestry, Range Management, or Ecology and three (3) years of experience in Forestry, Range Management, Forest Management, Natural Resources, Wildlife Science, Fire Science or Ecology. Seven (7) years of active duty service in the Armed Forces will substitute for the required education and experience. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table