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State Forests Specialist

Location: Bottineau, ND
Salary: $43,000

Position Description: The State Forest Specialist is responsible for assisting the State Forest Manager in conducting all management activities on State Forest lands. The forester will assess forest stand conditions, monitor noxious weeds, assess forest threats (insects, disease, fire), and assist with recreational improvements. The specialist will also coordinate with cooperating agency personnel to implement best management practices and install and assist with supervision of part time and seasonal staff. The position includes both office and field duties.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Forestry or related natural resources field and One (1) year of directly related natural resource management experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent organization, priortization and time management skills, ability to work without direct supervision, computer experience (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work safely, aptitude for GIS, GPS and related technology, aptitude to operate equipment such as skid steer, brush mowers and utility vehicles.

Physical Demands: Employee is required, with or without accomodations to: see, talk or hear, lift and carry up to 10 pounds- 66-100% (Continuously).  Stand, walk, sit, use hands dexterously (use fingers to handle, feel), reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, lift and carry up to 25 pounds- 34-66% (Frequently).  Taste or smell, lift and carry up to 50 pounds- 1-33% (Occasionally).  Lift and carry up to 75 pounds (Never).

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PO Box 6050
Fargo, North Dakota 58108-6050


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