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 ($17 - $20/hour) will be commensurate with candidate’s experience and education.
Email cover letter and resume by October 1, 2018 to: Amanda Nelson, Executive Director 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 a non-profit, government entity that assists area landowners with natural resource needs. QuickBooks software experience is required, and grant invoicing or cost accounting experience a plus. This is a permanent part-time position, 12-20 hrs a week depending on current activities at the District, with some flexibility in scheduling. The Dickinson Conservation District office is located at 420 N Hooper Street, Kingsford, MI. Hourly wage will be between $11-13 with the ideal candidate. Please email a cover letter and resume to Amanda Nelson, email@example.com by October 4th.
Bookkeeper is responsible for: Payroll, payroll taxes, quarterlies, year end, WI & MI Withholding Sales Receipts, invoices, receiving payments & deposits related to our tree & wildflower sales Accounts Payable entry and payment, mileage & supply reimbursements to employees Credit Card charges & reconciliation Putting together budget projections & report variances throughout the year Sales Tax filing and paying Maintaining Petty Cash fund Maintain Fixed Asset List Assemble information for the yearly audit Maintain files Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested
Presence at monthly Board Meetings to answer questions, which includes providing Financial Statements and documentation of payroll taxes paid & filed.
Dickinson Conservation District is looking for a part time Pesticide Applicator to combat invasive species. The ideal candidate must already possess or be able to pass the Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam as a condition of employment; enjoy doing physical work outdoors (able to lift 50 lbs); have a clean driving record; be able to (or learn to) identify local plants including a dozen invasive species; is capable of working independently; and be able to adapt to a weather dependent schedule. Experience using a handheld GPS unit, power tools, and a backpack sprayer is preferred. Most of our work is in the woods, with a 4 gal backpack sprayer and brush saw—but we are open to creative ideas and growing the business. The primary work will take place May-Oct, with the potential some winter hours available. DCD encourages the pesticide applicator to assist in accruing new customers in a professional manner and to attend to the details of record keeping. DCD supplies a vehicle, fuel, protective wear, all materials, and liability insurance. The starting wage for pesticide applicator activities is $15/hr with potential for raises.
Apply by contacting Amanda Nelson, Manager, Dickinson Conservation District; firstname.lastname@example.org; 420 N Hooper St, Kingsford. 906-774-8441.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Conservation Districts prohibit discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the USDA's TARGET Center at 202/720-2600 (voice and TDD).
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call 202/720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.