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 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.