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Assistant Forester

Lake States
Posted 1 month ago

Employer: Purdue University

Location: Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center near Butlerville, Indiana

Application deadline: None listed. Still posted as of January 18, 2022.

Full position description and application instructions


As the Assistant Forester, you will work under the direction of Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources property managers in southern Indiana to implement management of forest properties located in Indiana. In this role, you will maintain properties, support research projects and extension/teaching programs and provide services to faculty and staff as directed, both locally and across the Indiana. Additional duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct forest management practices including: invasive plant control, forest inventory, timber stand improvement, wildlife habitat improvement, prescribed fire, timber marking and harvesting, property boundary marking, and road and trail construction and maintenance; These practices often involve the use, transport, and servicing of various types of large and small farm/forestry equipment
  • Cooperatively manage research plantations including planting, spraying pesticides, tree removal, mowing, fencing, and fertilization
  • Implementing professional communication and organizational skills by the proficient use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other common software programs,
  • Coordinating GIS and mapping efforts on FNR properties, and
  • Cooperating in forest management planning and data management

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