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Land Management Specialist

Sawanee River Water Management District
Job Field:
Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Live Oak
Job Description:

The Land Management Specialist is expected to perform land management duties.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Lead and coordinate the development and implementation of natural resource inventories and specialized resources studies specifically related to the timber management and forest inventory programs.
* Assist program manager in all timber management activities including planning, cruising, procuring contractors, implementation timber harvests, and overseeing timber security during harvests. 
* Assist program manager in the planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of the conservation easement program.
* May assist in real estate transactions including the review of documents, attending meetings, and communicating with landowners, Governing Board members, and staff. 
* Lead and coordinate ArcGIS spatial file updates and database updates for the land resource program.  
* Procure, administer and supervise contractor services needed to complete land management operations. 
* Assist in the development of management plans, budgets and other documents for land resource operations. 
* Provides information from land resource database and spatial files to staff, cooperating agencies and others.
* Reports to program manager, senior management and governing board on management activities and expenditures.
* Ability to operate all land management equipment including trucks, ATVs, chainsaws, power tools, hand tools and heavy equipment.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in forestry, natural resources or related field and five years of work experience indicating increasing responsibility in natural resource management, supervision and planning. Must be proficient in use of ArcGIS in office and field formats. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in forestry, natural resource management, or a related field can substitute for two years of require experience.

  •  The Suwannee River Water Management District covers a 14 county area in North Central Florida. The District office is located in Live Oak Florida.
  •  Although we currently employ 65 people total, our land management section has 5 employees and we are responsible for managing approximately 160,000 acres. This is a great opportunity to get in on the ground level and work with a small but dedicated group of managers
  •  Applicants should have a strong background in ArcGIS software and timber/vegetation inventory techniques. Applicants should prepared to coordinate and lead all aspects of our timber/vegetation inventory program.
  • Although many items in the job announcement include assisting a current program manager, there will additional opportunities for the successful applicant to take the lead many different aspects of our land management program.