Administrator, Planning & Community Forestry Bureau – Concord, New Hampshire

Administrator, Planning & Community Forestry Bureau
NH Division of Forests & Lands
Concord, New Hampshire

SCOPE OF WORK: Administers the Urban Forestry, Community Forestry & Stewardship, Forest Planning, and Data Analysis programs within the Division of Forests and Lands, Department of Natural & Cultural Resources

Supervises program staff including recruitment, screening, and training, assigning duties, and reviewing work to ensure that the quality and quantity of work performed is at a high level of professional competence.

Administers special trust programs, including but not limited to the J. Elwyn Stone Trust and the Shieling Forest Fund, through the preparation of necessary financial statements, operational work plans, and accomplishment reports.

Oversees facility & program development and implementation at the Urban Forestry Center, Shieling Forest, and Taylor Mill. Supervises Urban Forestry programs including implementation of the TreeCityUSA program

Oversees administration of the New Hampshire Forest Legacy Program in cooperation with the Division of Forests and Lands – Land Management Bureau Administrator. Oversees administration of the USDA Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Program to ensure compliance with federal requirements.

Exercises control over program budgetary and fiscal matters relating to bureau programs and makes recommendations to the Director regarding status of funds. Administers federal grants received from the U.S. Forest Service – State and Private Forestry programs in Urban & Community Forestry, Forest Stewardship, Forest Legacy, and Forest Action Plan development and implementation.

Oversees basic forestry research, inventories, and assessment of forest resources; directs development and dissemination of forest resource information, including forest land ownership, quantity and quality of timber in the state, efficiency of forest utilization, and state timber harvest volumes.

Writes and reviews planning documents, including resource assessments, 10-year plans, interim plans, and biennial reports for presentation to the legislature and other elected officials, natural resource professionals, interest groups, and the general public.

Identifies legislation of interest, reviews and provides recommendations regarding proposed legislation, natural resource policy initiatives, and other policy documents requiring decisions by the Director and/or other administrative staff. Testifies on legislative bills on behalf of the division.

Coordinates the activities of the New Hampshire Forest Advisory Board.


Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with major study in forestry, horticulture, natural resources, or environmental conservation. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Seven years’ experience in forest management or forest protection work, at least two years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Eligibility for New Hampshire driver’s license for travel throughout the state.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists the essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

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Additional Information:

Contact Name: Patrick Hackley
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (603) 271-2214

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Concord, NH 03301