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Silviculturalist

Employer:
USDA Forest Service
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Kentucky
Location Detail:
Golden Pond, KY
Job Description:

This position is located in a Forest Service unit where the incumbent serves as a silviculturist with primary responsibility for development, planning, and application of silvicultural methods and practices.

Major Duties
Participates in the preparation of budget and work plans for assigned programs by estimating, combining, and coordinating project plans into an annual unit work plan. Reviews work accomplishments for assigned areas of responsibility and compiles necessary reports. Conducts examinations of timber compartments and stands on the unit and evaluates the conditions found. Makes or recommends basic land management decisions based on these evaluations. Makes silviculture prescriptions and action plans for TSI and reforestation work necessary to attain timber management objectives using aerial photographs and on-the-ground observation and measurements. Reviews and recommends plans for the timber harvest program. This includes sale design, layout, and marking in accordance with approved silvicultural prescription and environmental assessment reports. The incumbent makes plantation and natural regeneration survival examinations to determine that results meet accepted standards. Sets up checks and inspections to determine the effectiveness of culture treatments. Makes recommendations to the TMA on techniques, policies, and procedures to increase the effectiveness or improve the quality of treatments. Prepares multiple-use compartment prescriptions and environmental assessment reports based on field examination. May administer or supervise the administration of timber stand improvement contracts. Participates in timber sale unit layout and sale administration to ensure that silvicultural management objectives are maintained.

For questions regarding the position please contact William “Pat” Fowler at wfowler@fs.fed.us or by phone at 270-924-2204.

How to Apply:

For additional information about how to apply or to request an outreach form, contact William “Pat” Fowler at wfowler@fs.fed.us or by phone at 270-924-2204.