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We hope to have a number of new applicants apply for this position in Coastal Georgia.

Job Number: NAT007X

Job Posting: Jul 20, 2018 – Closing Date: Aug 3, 2018

Primary Location: GA-Bulloch

Number of Openings: 1

Job: Natural Resources

Shift: Day Job

Advertised Salary: 46,750.00

Description:

Examples of duties:
1. Provide assistance to municipalities with
a. tree ordinance development/revision needs
b. technical assistance and aid in the development of Community Tree Boards, and training municipal tree-care workers
c. support for Tree City USA program, aid in certification, recertification and expansion of community involvement
d. seeking out grant opportunities and submitting grant applications

2. Assist communities with
a. long-range land use planning to minimize the impacts of development
b. storm mitigation planning and post-storm evaluations

3. Develop working relationships with grassroots and non-profit conservation groups and developers; working with local contacts in underserved areas to generate on-the-ground environmental projects

4. Work with communities, local fire departments, and GFC units to identify critical wildland/urban interface zones

5. Work with landowners on forest management issues and aiding small land owners in the development of forest/woodland management plans

6. Provide information and guidance on insect and disease problems and solutions for urban trees

7. Develop professional relationships with policy makers at state and local level and educate policy makers on critical issues relative to forestry in the state

8. Perform public relations activities including articles for local print, TV and radio appearances, educational presentations, and development of professional training programs

Minimum qualifications:  Completion of an undergraduate major in forestry or a related field at an accredited four year college or university, proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, excellent customer service and communication skills.  Must have experience speaking to small and large audiences about a variety of natural resources issues and experience working with local governments and private landowners. 

Qualifications:

Master’s degree relevant to the specific subprogram area from an Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited college or university can be substituted for two of the three years of job related forestry experience OR Bachelor’s degree in forestry, forest resources, or closely related area that includes core forestry coursework from an Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited college or university AND Three years of job related forestry experience OR One year of experience required at the lower level Forester 3 (NRP022) or position equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications – External:

A standalone degree with an urban forestry major or an emphasis area in urban forestry within a forest management degree.  A minimum of one year experience providing assistance to communities/community groups/non-profits involved in urban forestry and urban interface issues. ISA Certified Arborist.

Apply Here before August 3.

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