Employer: State of New Mexico Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department
Location: Cimarron, New Mexico
Application deadline: August 21, 2019
The purpose of the Forester/Timber Management Officer for the Cimarron District is to conduct and implement multiple forestry programs, advise State and private cooperators on the best forest practices to meet the land management objectives, work and help implement Federal cost share programs with local cooperators, conduct wildfire suppression and timber sale regulation resource protection activities, monitor and inspect Tree Farm participation and compliance, provide stewardship program guidance, and assist partner agencies, landowners and stakeholders to plan and implement large scale forest restoration projects.
The Timber Management Officer (TMO) will promote stewardship of forest resources on state and private lands and with land management agencies and partners through the use of the EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) and other forest health programs. They will also direct and supervise the District timber resource program, which involves advising state and private cooperators on the best forest practices that meet their land management goals while maintaining the overall health of the watershed and implementing and enforcing State Forest Regulations. The TMO will provide assistance with the management of the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), Non-Federal Lands (NFL) and Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) grants by ensuring compliance with state and federal guidelines and regulations and make periodic site visits to ensure on-the-ground project goals are being accomplished. They will provide forestry information to community members to advance understanding of Natural Resource Management, Wildfire Management, Urban and Community Forestry activities, such as urban tree planting and care, and Tree Boards. When possible they will assist with wildfire suppression and management activities.