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Forest and Forest Products Specialist

Posted 1 week ago

Employer:  University of Maine, Center for Research on Sustainable Forest – OCRSF

Location: Orono, Maine

Application deadline: March 27, 2023

The full position description and application instructions can be viewed from a link about half way down this page


The University of Maine has recently established an office of climate science information coordination, the Maine Climate Science Information Exchange (MCSIE), which will include three Specialists with expertise in different critical sectors of Maine’s natural resource-based economy.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop an inventory and database of climate science in the forest and forest products sectors as related to implementation of Maine Won’t Wait climate action strategies. Climate science encompasses mitigation, adaptation, and resilience research.
  • Identify key stakeholders, including scientists, policymakers, community members, industry representatives, and resource managers and work to build relationships with stakeholders to enhance the exchange of climate science relevant information that informs decision-making and directs the development of research to priority information needs in support of Maine’s climate response.
  • Engage in supportive activities enabling MCSIE to interface with priority meetings, events, and preparedness activities that serve to couple the work of MCSIE with the implementation of Maine’s climate response in these sectors.
  • Engage in opportunities that inform MCSIE and stakeholders about ongoing climate relevant research (who, what, when, and where among researchers and stakeholders) that improves communication and coordination; including outreach products such as selected specific issue reports documenting state-of-the-research for strategic Maine priorities.

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