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Forester I

State of North Carolina
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
North Carolina
Location Detail:
Caldwell County
Job Description:

The Service Forester position provides professional oversight and expertise in the total forest management program to multiple counties in assigned District to develop, protect, and manage the multiple resources of NC forests.  This includes collecting and analyzing forest data to provide technical advice to landowners concerning reforesting, harvesting, and maintaining or improving forest lands.  The position will also communicate with consulting foresters, as well as other professional state and local government land managers for forestry related technical assistance.  Work will also include writing management plans, drawing maps utilizing computer software, completing and tracking cost-share documents, performing water quality inspections, planning and conducting prescribed burns, and other related duties. 
The position must also maintain positive interaction with schools, civic groups, or others via fire prevention and forest management programs.  The position will also be involved in various aspects of fighting wildland fires and may be a member of a NC Incident Management Team.  Will be an operations officer at the district level and will require occasional night and weekend duty.