Community Resource Forester: Wyoming State Forestry Division
4 April, 2016
Assist Community Forestry Program Manager in development and administration of a variety of state-wide community forestry programs relating to tree care, forest health, planting and improvement; consults and advises state, county, municipal and federal agencies, civic groups and public on division programs; conducts lectures; develops projects and training courses; prepares written reports and general correspondence; prepares and reviews project proposals; administers tree planting grants. Assists other programs with implementation of forest management projects. This position is located in Cheyenne, WY. Cheyenne is a full service community, home to about 60,000 residents. Cheyenne is near four-season outdoor recreation areas including the Snowy Range and the Medicine Bow National Forest, home to world-class rock climbing at Vedauwoo. In addition, the location provides convenient access to the Colorado Front Range communities including Fort Collins and Denver and Denver International Airport. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level. Works with city government and citizen groups to develop active comprehensive community programs by providing technical information, training sessions and written information. Implements goals and activities for the Wyoming State Forestry Division. Administers special projects. Coordinates community tree inventories and develops community forestry management plans. Conducts native and exotic insect and disease surveys. Reviews requests for funding through grants and allocates funds to communities and pursues additional funding sources. Assists with tree symposiums, pruning clinics, Arbor Day celebrations and partners with conservation districts and other organizations in sponsoring such activities. Assists with administration of the National Arbor Day Foundation’s “Tree City USA” Program for Wyoming. Promotes and conducts training for professional certification of Arborists. Organizes technical tree care conferences and workshops. Researches information on tree selection and proper establishment and maintenance. Disperses information to various community user groups. Assists with conservation education programs. Assists District Foresters and other agencies with development of local community forestry programs. Designs and prepares educational and informational displays to be used at meetings, fairs and conferences. Responds to requests from the public, media and various agencies for community forestry information. Prepares news releases and articles.
KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of forest management, botany, plant pathology, physiology and genetics. Knowledge of insect and disease identification and control methods. Knowledge of proper urban forestry planning practices. Knowledge of superior tree selection and propagation. Skill in oral and written communications. Strong public relations and interpersonal skills. Skill in creating educational and informational materials for displays, print, speeches and training courses. Skill in the use of Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor’s Degree (typically in Forestry) PLUS Experience: 0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Forestry) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Correctional Forestry Technician
$3,742.00 – $4,678.00 Monthly
04/15/2016 (All day)
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