The Dickinson Conservation District is seeking a Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) Forester. Position requires a minimum of a B.S of Forestry. This is a granted position, renewed annually. The wage ($19 - $23/hour) will be commensurate with candidate’s experience and education. Email cover letter and resume to: Amanda Nelson, District Manager Dickinson Conservation District 420 Hooper Street Kingsford, MI 49802 (906) 774-1550 x180 firstname.lastname@example.org This position description is for the Dickinson Conservation District. The Forestry Assistance Program provides private forest landowners 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. (Landowners you will be expected to assist include non-industrial private forestland owners, schools, local units of government, and rural and urban residents.) The Dickinson Conservation District will be the employer of record for this position and the forester will report directly to the DCD District Manager and the FAP advisory committee. Primary office space for the Forestry position is located at DCD office in Kingsford, Michigan. The forester’s time is allocated between the Dickinson and Menominee Conservation Districts, but office duties must be carried out at the primary office. The basic requirements for this position are:
Bachelor degree in forestry from a college or university with an accredited forestry program
Good communication skills (writing, public speaking, working with individuals of all ages)
Computer fluency. GIS and Microsoft Excel experience is highly recommended.
Ability to read various types of maps (aerial, topography, soils) and navigate through forested properties
Ability to assist CD and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff with program administration and conservation planning.
Arboriculture experience is highly recommended but not required.
Valid driver’s license
Must be able to pass a background check
The Dickinson Conservation District is pleased to announce that the 2019 “Nature of Dickinson County” Calendars are now available for sale. Filled with beautiful images of the wildlife and scenery in Dickinson County, taken by local photographers, it will make any wall look great and can provide a touch of home for out of town family and friends. Calendars are $6 each and can be purchased from the Conservation District at 410 N Hooper St, Kingsford (M-F 8am-4:30pm) or a number of local retailers. You may also call the Conservation District office (774-1550 ext 180) to pay with credit card and have calendars mailed across the country with a nominal fee for postage. Proceeds from the calendars are used to fund youth and adult environmental education efforts. Thank you to this year’s calendar sponsors: Norway Dairy Queen; Coleman Engineering Company; Rays Feed Mill; Breitung Twp Schools; Van Oss Forestry Services, LLC; Lake State Land Surveying, Inc; Redline Sport & Marine; Peterson Welding, LLC; Tavernini Agency, Inc; Minerick Logging; Erickson Jewelers; US Printers; and Ryan Law. Get yours today! Photographers can visit our website (www.dickinsoncd.org) to learn about the photo contest that generates the lovely images in the calendar.