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Ecologist

Northeast
Posted 3 weeks ago

Employer: Suffolk County Water Authority

Locations: Central Pine Barrens region, New York

Application deadline: none listed

Full position description and application instructions

Summary:

This position will be strongly focused on management plan development and implementation especially for prescribed burns; pre and post management monitoring; and long-term monitoring to improve forest and grassland health, resiliency to emerging species (such as southern pine beetle) and habitat for rare and endangered species.

Essential responsibilities include:

  • Assesses ecological integrity, identifies and defines conservation and restoration needs and goals, designs, develops and implements ecological restoration plans, makes recommendations and provides scientific basis to decision makers, landowners, colleagues, and other stakeholders.
  • Assists in prescribed fire management activities, including application of fuel models, estimating fire behavior and effects through monitoring and participating in prescribed fires/controlled burns for ecological and vegetative fuel management.
  • Supports and facilitates forest health management and restoration activities including southern pine beetle and Oak wilt response and response to and control of other emerging threats.
  • Supervises staff, consultants, contract work crews and volunteers to deliver high quality projects, completed on time and within required specifications.
  • And more…

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