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Forester

Employer:
Itasca County
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Minnesota
Location Detail:
Grand Rapids
Job Description:

Provides technical and professional assistance to the District Foresters, Staff Forester and other land department staff.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or Forest Management or related field (must attach transcript) OR Associate’s Degree in Forestry or Forest Management or related field (must attach transcript) and two years forestry work experience to include any combination of the following:
    • timber sale preparation
    • timber sale administration
    • forest inventory
  • 1 year education (must attach transcript) and/or work experience with GIS and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation
  • Successfully pass a pre-placement screen, contingent upon a job offer
  • Obtain a MN non-commercial pesticide applicator’s license within one year of employment

Knowledge and Skills Required

Knowledge: principles and practices of forestry; environmental, social and economic interrelationships associated with forest management; soil science; land surveying techniques and GPS technology; silviculture; forest ecology; ecological land classification; timber harvesting techniques; forest inventory; GIS; forest pathology and entomology; data management and summary; department procedures and regulations. Skills: Effective written and verbal communication skills. Good steward to the taxpayer. Ability to: works well with others; self-motivated and independent worker; follows rules and procedures and follows directives from supervisors; provides quality customer service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional work experience, beyond the minimum qualifications listed above, to include any combination of the following:
    • timber sale preparation 
    • timber sale administration
    • forest inventory
  • Additional work experience beyond the minimum with GIS
  • Related forest land management work experience
  • MN Department of Agriculture non-commercial pesticide applicator’s license (must attach Licensure) 
Miscellaneous:

View the full job posting from Itasca County here

Salary:
$41,050.03 - $54,730.52
Deadline: