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Forest Stewardship Specialist

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Please attach a cover letter, resume and three professional references.

Posting Details

Position Information

Opening Number: 1700473
Position Title: Forest Stewardship Specialist
Position Number: 00100718
FTE: 1.0
Salary: $41,133+/DOE
Benefits Eligibility: Benefited - includes retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance
Search by Group: Professional
Division: Office of the President
Department: North Dakota Forest Service

Position Summary Information

Position Description:

Forest Stewardship Specialist provides field services and support statewide. The Specialist serves as liaison to cooperating agencies providing technical and financial assistance for the management and protection of native, riparian and planted forest resources. Duties include both office and field responsibilities promoting Forest Stewardship and related programs and directing landowner assistance to implement forestry best management practices. The Specialist assists the Stewardship Manager with technical and financial assistance to private landowners.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry or related natural resource field with forest management or related natural resource courses
  • One (1) year of directly related natural resource management experience
  • Experience in effectively coordinating with landowners, and local, state, or federal institutions on natural resource management practices
  • Valid North Dakota driver’s license
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Computer experience (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Aptitude for GIS, GPS and related technology
  • Ability to use forestry tools
  • Highly motivated, dedicated, outgoing, confident and ethical
  • Adaptable to change
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team and with staff and partners
  • Willing to travel alone, stay overnight and work in semi-remote areas
  • Excellent organization, prioritization and time management skills
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work safely
Physical Demands:

Employee is required, with or without accommodations, to:

See, talk or hear and lift up to ten pounds – continuously.

Stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop/kneel/crouch or crawl and lift up to 25 pounds – frequently.

Taste or smell, and lift up to fifty pounds – occasionally.

Screening Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a cover letter, resume and three professional references.

Special Conditions:

Working alone in remote areas.

No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Veteran’s Preference Notice: This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
Location (City, State): Lisbon, ND

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a North Dakota resident?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you qualify for North Dakota veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, list exact dates of service:

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you qualify for North Dakota disabled veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Academic Department
    • Bismarck Tribune
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Fargo Forum
    • JobsHQ
    • Friend/Co-worker/Family member
    • Job Service of North Dakota
    • NDSU Employee
    • NDSU Website
    • Other newspaper (Please specify below)
    • Professional Publication/Organization Website
    • University Placement Office
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Other (Please specify below)
  6. If Other, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
  3. Veterans Administration Letter