Environmental Protection Forester 2 – Outreach – Hartford, CT

Environmental Protection Forester 2 – Outreach
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Hartford, CT

At the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment- and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy. The mission of the Bureau of Natural Resources is to conserve and enhance Connecticut’s fish, wildlife and forest resources and to enhance opportunities for public use and appreciation. The Bureau of Natural Resources is made up of three Divisions (Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife) and a central office. Position close date: September 14, 2023 11:59pm

DEEP’s Forestry Division encourages the long-term practice of responsible and sustainable forest management. We accomplish this by:
Protecting Connecticut’s forest resources from the effects of fire, insects, disease, and misuse;
Providing accurate and timely information about Connecticut’s forest resources;
Certifying forest practitioners;
Managing the State Forests, in which exist many large blocks of unfragmented forest land;
Engaging municipalities and citizens in the work of urban forestry; and
Providing guidance and technical support to private forestland owners.
The Forestry Division has several units of focus, each specializing in achieving these goals as relevant to their programs. These units include State Lands Management, Private & Municipal Lands, Forest Protection, Forest Planning, Forest Practices Act, and Utilization & Marketing. The Forestry Division’s Private and Municipal Lands Unit, which houses the State’s Urban & Community Forestry Program and Stewardship (i.e., Service Forestry) Program, is currently seeking to hire an Environmental Protection Forester 2. This new Outreach Forester position is tasked primarily with supporting the Urban & Community Forestry and Service Forestry Programs’ outreach needs, however, will also provide outreach support to all other Division units as needed.

In this role as an Outreach Forester, you will work cooperatively to provide education, social media products, and outreach materials that inform Connecticut residents and urban, suburban, and rural tree and forest stakeholders. You will work closely with DEEP’s Communications team, Forestry Division staff, and program partners statewide to ensure residents and said stakeholders have the most accurate information and guidance needed to promote forest health, resilience, and stewardship across the urban to rural landscape gradient.

This position is based out of Hartford, CT and supports outreach efforts statewide.

Additional Information: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?b=&R1=230719&R2=7616EE&R3=001

Contact Name: Andrea Urbano
Contact Email: andrea.urbano@ct.gov
Contact Phone: 860-424-3630

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