Forester III – State Lands Management Forestry Director
LocationAmherst , Massachusetts
- Monitor, assess and manage the Commonwealth's forests in a sustainable, exemplary manner.
- Oversee the preparation and editing of Forest Resource Management Plans and the review of the Landscape Designations for DCR Parks and Forests; Selection Criteria and Management Guidelines
- Conduct public outreach for State Lands Management. Work on interpretive/educational messaging about forest management
- Help contribute to the redraft of the state’s Forest Action Plan.
- Assist Director with Bureau/DCR meetings
- Work with IT on continued improvements to forest database management
- Coordinate forest monitoring with Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative.
- Help coordinate forest studies on DCR properties
- Reach out to constituents to raise awareness of the program and increase participation based upon evaluated constituent needs.
- Oversee State Public Land Policies and Procedures including development of state goals, monitoring of program procedures and evaluation of success in reaching national and state goals.
- Develop program performance measures, maintain program records and annually evaluate and report to the state and federal government on program progress and future direction.
- Administer to an FTE staff of 9.
- Fiscal Oversight: Manage and administer the budget for Capital Forestry Programs; develop and implement plans for all state and federal forestry program initiatives and activities.
- Manage multiple accounts funded by various state, federal and private sources and assure compliance with fiscal requirements of each funding source; Assure expenditures are appropriate and cost-effective and meet constituent, national and state goals; Seek alternative program funding; write and or develop grant proposals that will expand the program resources state wide
- General Program Execution: Organize, arrange for and present speeches, lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences and training sessions relative to the forest health program; Prepare and distribute newsletters and information relative to program events and correspond with stakeholders, committees and organizations state-wide.
- Coordinate all grant-making with the overall program objectives.
- Attend local, state, regional and national meetings and conferences relevant to public lands management.
- Oversee DCR's Continuous Forest Inventory program.
- Perform all related duties as assigned.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of forest resource management, (B) of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, and (C) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. An Associate's degree with a major in forest resource management may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
II. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in forest resource management may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*
III. A Graduate degree with a major in forest resource management may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience, and one year of the required (B) experience. No substitution will be permitted for the required (C) experience.
Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class Three Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
United States-Massachusetts-Amherst-Route 116
Department of Conservation & Recreation
Jul 30, 2020, 11:53:44 AM
Number of Openings
64,294.62 - 94,119.74 Yearly