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Conservation Forester

Deadline:
Employer:
The Nature Conservancy
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Tennessee
Location Detail:
Sparta (can be negotiated)
Job Description:

The Tennessee Chapter of The Nature Conservancy seeks a talented conservation-minded forester to help build a rapidly emerging Forest Conservation Program. The forester leads forest management planning and communications with private and public landowners, and implementation of forest inventories, certification and harvesting operations. He/She assists with scoping, developing and monitoring carbon projects to support the Working Woodlands Program and TNC’s climate resilience strategies. The Conservation Forester ensures that the Conservancy’s forest practices balance sustainability and a commitment to long-term forest resiliency while demonstrating proof of concept for novel economic models of forest conservation in Tennessee and the Central Appalachians. She/he also leads operations and management of the Tennessee Chapter’s flagship forest preserve, the Bridgestone Nature Reserve at Chestnut Mountain on the Cumberland Plateau. 
   

Responsibilities and scope include: implementing forest inventories and carbon opportunity summaries for private and public landowners, conducting forest and ecological inventories and develop certified forest management plans for private landowners, partners and TNC preserves and overseeing contractors, forestry consultants and loggers. 
   

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in forestry or related field and 2 years of work experience at a minimum with a Master’s degree in forestry or related field and 3 years work experience in forestry or related field preferred. Experience with forest carbon markets, prescribed fire and knowledge of or demonstrated capability in learning the natural history and ecosystems of Tennessee and/or the Central Appalachians are also desired. 
   

For more information and to submit an application, see our careers page at https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nature.org%2Fe…

and search current job openings for job # 47743. 

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 
   • Bachelor’s degree in forestry or related field and 2 years of work experience. 
   • Proven track record in completing tasks independently with respect to budgets and timeline(s). 
   • Experience communicating with excellence with the public both in writing and verbally. 
   • Experience using Microsoft Office; Outlook, Word, Excel, GPS and ArcGIS and/or similar applications. 
   • Experience performing physical work outdoors in all conditions. 
   • Must have valid driver's license and experience operating 4 x 4 vehicles on remote forest roads. 
   

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 
   • Master’s degree in forestry or related field and 3 years work experience in forestry or related field. 
   • Experience with forest management and restoration planning and forest certification programs, Certified Forester preferred. 
   • Ability to explain forest management and conservation practices to technical and non-technical audiences. 
   • Experience with forest carbon markets. 
   • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management, and climate change adaptation. 
   • Experience with prescribed fire, invasive species control, and recreational/trail management. 
   • Knowledge of or demonstrated capability in learning the natural history and ecosystems of Tennessee and/or the Central Appalachians. 
   • Experience supervising staff or volunteers. 
   • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. 

Salary:
negotiated based on experience
Benefits:

see website 

How to Apply: