Alaska Coastal Region Forester – Alaska

Alaska Coastal Region Forester
State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry & Fire Protection

The Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection is recruiting for the Coastal Region Forester position. The Coastal Region Forester supervises the forestry and fire program in the Southeast, Kenai-Kodiak, Matanuska-Susitna, and Southwest Areas. This geography stretches from the rugged old growth forests of southeast Alaska north to Denali’s glacier-covered peak, and west to the Kuskokwim Delta.
The Division of Forestry fosters a team atmosphere with dynamic work demands. The Regional Forester position offers an excellent opportunity to work with a high-functioning team to plan and manage all forest resource management activities within the coastal region, leading field office personnel from six area offices. The Regional Forester coordinates timber sales and silvicultural work such as pre-commercial thinning and reforestation planting, as well as research activities related to forest resources, forest management, and forest health. This position is responsible for the implementation of the Forest Resources and Practices Act, and oversees training and safety programs. The Regional Forester also acts as agency administrator for the Division’s wildland fire suppression program.
The Regional Forester must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in forestry, natural resources, or a closely related field, as well as additional years of experience that are described in the listing for Coastal Region Forester.
Full-time employment with the State of Alaska includes competitive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, 11 paid holidays annually, 2 days personal leave accrual monthly, a retirement plan and other optional benefits such as life insurance. Entry level pay range is $3,030.75 biweekly, with additional generous benefits. See the Workplace Alaska job specifications page for more information regarding benefits.
Southcentral and Southeast Alaska is well known for its world-class recreational opportunities. Duty stations for this posting are located adjacent to incredible hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, and hunting.
For more information about the position, and to apply for the position, please see the listing for Coastal Region Forester (PCN 10-9075) on Workplace Alaska. The Department opened a 30-day recruitment on June 2, 2022, and plans to fill this position by August, 2022.

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