The Program Coordinator/ Forester is responsible for the performance of professional forestry work at Fort Indiantown Gap (FIG), located approximately 22 miles northeast of Harrisburg, PA. The incumbent will work as part of a team to plan, develop, and implement programs designed to manage, protect, and conserve forest resources at FIG. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to forest management, forest protection, timber management and wood utilization, forest resource planning and wild land fire management.
Candidate will use practical application of biological, physical, quantitative, managerial, economic, social, and policy principles to the regeneration, management, utilization, and conservation of the forest to meet the goals and objectives of military training while maintaining the productivity of the forest. This will include prevention and control of damage to the forest arising from the action of animals, unauthorized fires, invasive and competing species, disease, and insect infestation, and climatic agents. Candidate will assist with prescribed fires – the use of deliberate burns to accomplish ecological land and training range management goals and objectives to sustain and improve military training opportunities and assist with suppression as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Forestry accredited by the Society of American Foresters with at least one year of directly related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
* Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
* Ability to maintain records and inventories.
* Strong attention to detail.
* Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines.
* Familiarity with GPS methodology and ArcGIS Desktop software.