Employer: Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (ACF)
Location: Augusta, Maine
Application deadline: October 2, 2020
The Forest Ecologist will be responsible for overseeing, prioritizing and conducting field-based inventory and research to document the location, condition, and status of Maine’s natural communities and ecosystems of statewide significance and Rare, Threatened, and Endangered plant species. Potential habitats for inventory will typically be identified using remote sensing tools. The Forest Ecologist will also summarize and analyze information more broadly on the status and trends of biodiversity in Maine and communicate the results in both written and oral form to a variety of audiences and serve as the State expert on Maine’s natural communities and ecosystems. Scientific support will frequently be provided to private landowners, land managers, and conservation organizations in need of assistance with natural resource inventories, land acquisition, development of management plans, and reviews of harvest prescriptions. Finally, the position will assist with raising funds for program operations and special projects and may solicit and administer major contracts and project budgets to ensure that contractual and financial obligations are met.