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Forester II, Service Forester

Northeast
Posted 4 weeks ago

Employer: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Conservation and Recreation

Location: West Boylston, Massachusetts

Application deadline: First consideration given to those who apply by Jan 3, 2022. Still posted as of January 18, 2022.

Full position description and application instructions

Summary:

Service Foresters work in both an office and field environment.  Service Foresters are assigned a field district.  This job posting is for field district 5, https://www.mass.gov/doc/service-forester-district-map/download .  Field environment includes work in all types of weather, work in isolated areas, and travel for job-related purposes.

Within the specified district, as well as in collaboration with others on a statewide level, a Service Forester provides technical assistance to landowners, and site visits to active timber harvests for environmental compliance. They may write articles or create material about forestry subject matter for technical and popular audiences, and work with municipalities on forestry related projects.   Current statewide program initiatives are focused on climate, carbon and working with timber harvesters on BMP’s related to climate change.

The position will include some or all of these specific duties:

  • Review of  Ch132 timber harvest applications for completeness and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, conducting interim site visits and final inspections for active timber harvests to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Review Forest Stewardship management plans and proposed management practices for improved bird habitat, forest resilience, and/or forest carbon.
  • Conduct landowner outreach including attending in-person and virtual meetings, compiling mailing lists from a variety of sources including in-house databases. This may include the preparation of cover letters, popular writing for pamphlets, newsletters, cold calls, and web content.
  • and more…

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