Service Forester – Forester II – Carver, MA

Service Forester – Forester II
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation – Bureau of Forestry
Carver, MA

Description:
-This individual will provide general technical assistance to forest landowners on forest management programs and activities.
He/She will also provide outreach and education to forest landowners, foresters, foresters, harvesters, wood processors, state and municipal officials, environmental organizations and the general public.
-Regulates the harvest of forest products from all private and public lands in the Commonwealth under the provision of the Ch. 132, s. 40-46 by;
monitoring and assures compliance of timber harvesting contractors, forestry consultants, and forest landowners with regulatory requirements as well as all applicable state and federal laws by observing contractor operations and harvesting results, and determines necessary enforcement actions on public and private forest lands.
-Gathers and disseminates information concerning agency programs by
correspondence, telephone, personal contact, and through public education
programs.
-Prepares or develops reports and memoranda using word processing,
spreadsheets and databases and communicates with agency personnel using computer network.
-Maintains various logs and records; prepares, reads and interprets written
reports as required; interprets topographical maps; represents the agency at meetings and exhibits; operates communications equipment, maintains field equipment, and drives a motor vehicle as required.
-Assist with CR monitoring coordination and facilitate the training of CR
monitors.
-Responsible for administering the Timber Harvester Licensing program
-Other duties as assigned Incumbents of Forester II level positions and higher also:
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-Oversee forest resource management and maintenance activities on private lands and review comprehensive forest management plans and operating procedures.
-Provide technical assistance under agency service forestry and state land
management programs to private and municipal forestland owners and the
primary forest industry in areas such as silviculture, wildlife habitat
characteristics, proper management practices to protect against soil erosion
and water pollution, protection of rare and endangered species and other
non-timber values, insect and disease infestation and marketing and
utilization of forestry products; approve cutting plans of Foresters from own and other state agencies; administer the Forest Stewardship Program and other federal cost share programs.
-Provide technical advice regarding new land acquisitions for the district or
watershed area by reviewing the forestry characteristics of the land, and
plan and conduct timber inventory valuation for these acquisitions in order to assist others in making land acquisition decisions.
-Conduct meetings, task forces and/or conferences with agency staff and
professionals in related disciplines on issues such as meeting forest
management goals, updating silvicultural techniques, and new forest
resource management procedures.
-Delivers and implements state and federal programs such as Forest
Stewardship and Forest Legacy Programs by providing: outreach and
education to landowners, natural resource professionals, and the general
public on program opportunities and procedures; evaluates eligibility for
programs; monitors implementation for compliance with program objectives; coordinates with others the development and/or improvement to the program; and maintains programs records and database.
-Provide general technical assistance to forest landowners on forest
management programs and activities. Refers specific technical assistance
needs to private natural resource specialist.
-Provide outreach and education to forest landowners, foresters, harvesters, wood processors, municipal officials, environmental organizations, and general public by conducting workshops, individual and group meetings, developing web base material, preparing news releases and articles, and presenting papers and educational programs.
-Participates and cooperates with other agencies, advisory groups, and
general public in consensus efforts relating to forestland and management
issues.
-Represent agency at local public hearings, advisory committee meetings
and task forces concerning forest resource management.
-Conduct environmental impact and economic analyses of forest resource
management programs for assigned watershed area or statewide program.
-Collaborate with professional staff in related disciplines in the preparation of forest resource management plans and research projects.
-Assist in designing, coordinating and conducting training programs for
agency staff, consultant foresters, timber harvesters, landowners and other
‚Äčorganizations (including Department of Environmental Protection and
U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service, Agricultural Soil and Conservation
Stabilization and Forest Service) to enhance the delivery of program and
improve skills in forest resource management and environmental protection.
-Serve as liaison to municipal, federal and state agencies and other
organizations regarding forest resource management and environmental
protection on lands of the Commonwealth.
-Apply for and coordinate the expenditure of federal grants designated for
the State and Private program.
-Perform related duties as assigned.
-Provides supervision (direct and functional) Forester I, fire personal, interns, administrative assistants, etc. as assigned.

This requisition will remain open for 90 days however, first
consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the
first 14 days.

Additional Information: https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=200007VG

Contact Name: Jennifer Fish
Contact Email: jennifer.fish@state.ma.us
Contact Phone: (508) 523-6399