State Lands Manager – Vermont

State Lands Manager
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation is excited to recruit for a State Lands Manager in the Division of Forests. The Department manages a wide variety of public lands and serves to protect and enhance forestland, natural resources, and outdoor recreation throughout Vermont. The successful candidate will join and oversee the Division’s dynamic state lands team responsible for the planning and management of state lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The State Lands Manager will fulfill both a technical and supervisory role in a wide variety of fields including forestry, recreation, planning, public relations, and education. It requires a working knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies related to state land management. The State Lands Manager’s work involves planning, supervising staff, managing budgets, as well as preparing reports. The position will directly supervise the lead foresters in each of five regions and indirectly supervises all state land management staff in the Division. They are on the front line in advancing FPR’s mission and will need to maintain awareness of emerging issues and ensure connections with the public, partner organizations, and agencies involved in understanding and addressing state land management needs and opportunities. This position plays a leadership role in the Division, and shares responsibility for coordinating across programs in the Division, Department, and Agency.

This position requires a considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public land administration, management, and conservation; forestry; recreation; and supervision. This position also requires skills in geospatial technologies, data analysis, strategic planning, Microsoft Office, project management, meeting facilitation, community engagement, fiscal management, and grant writing and administration. Also required are strong organizational, interpersonal, and both written and oral communication skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to work in forested environments. The position may be housed in any of our five district offices or headquarters in Montpelier. The candidates must be willing to travel throughout the state.
This is a permanent, full-time position. To view the full job specifications, which is Job Opening #18609 please visit the Job Specifications page. Candidates must apply online by 11/13/2021 through the Vermont Dept of Human Resources website to be considered. For further information, contact Danielle Fitzko, Director of Forests, at or 802-598-9992

Contact Name: Danielle Fitzko
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Contact Phone: 802-598-9992

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