Federal Engagement Forester 35124 – (18141028)-MT DNRC

Job Type(s): Programs / Services, Other
Salary: $46508 – $55994
Deadline: June 15, 2018 12:00 am
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The position will utilize tools and authorities such as Good Neighbor Authority, and Master Stewardship Agreements to plan, coordinate, and implement forest management projects to improve forest health, reduce hazardous fuels, and harvest commercial timber from federal lands and across ownership boundaries. The position coordinates within the DNRC, with other agencies, local governments, and other interested stakeholders to accomplish forest management projects on National Forest System Lands, and across multiple ownerships.

 

The position performs advanced professional forest-management duties related to the preparation and/or administration of complex forest-product sales and other forest restoration projects. Projects will be designed on a case by case basis to integrate federal agency goals and requirements with State policies and procedures. The position will coordinate closely with federal partners to ensure efficient and appropriate project scheduling, and to achieve mutual interagency goals.   The position designs, completes, coordinates, and implements detailed silvicultural prescriptions, timber-marking guidelines, specifications for aerial and/or ground-based logging systems, road construction, or reconstruction specifications for federal engagement projects. The position assures Best Management Practices, Streamside Management Zone, Forest Plan, and NEPA requirements are implemented.  The position will integrate into all phases of Forest Service projects and may perform as a NEPA team member. The position prepares timber sale package documents which may include, Silvicultu­ral Prescription, MEPA documents, Timber Sale Contract, Timber Sale Maps, Prospectus, Notice of Sale, Summary of Actions and other summaries of timber values, cruise documentation, forest improvement appraisal, road and logging costs, and specifications, and procurement packages such as pre-commercial thinning contracts and invitations for bids and will perform administration and oversight of those contracts.

 

Provides program and project expertise, and responds to and answers questions of internal and external specialists, other agencies, and the general public regarding the DNRC’s Federal Engagement Program and projects. Promotes goals and objectives, fosters awareness of issues affecting forest resources.