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FIA Staff Forester I

Deadline:
Employer:
Texas A&M Forest Service
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Texas
Location Detail:
Kirbyville, TX
Job Description:

Major/essential duties of job: The Forester will serve as a forest survey crew leader and be responsible for the survey program in the assigned region. They will investigate land ownership in the tax office, contact landowners, locate field plots, collect and transmit forest survey data and meet production goals. They will also assist with local and statewide emergency response incidents.

Occasional duties: The forester must perform related duties when required and is encouraged to be involved with local community and professional activities not specifically related to the Texas A&M Forest Service.

Qualifications:

Work experience and skills required: Strong dendrology and vegetation inventory knowledge preferred. Must have communication, organization, and documentation skills.

Educational qualifications/training required: Bachelor’s degree in Forestry with emphasis forest management or closely related course of study from a SAF Accredited Forestry Degree Program.

Working Conditions: Outdoor field work. Job requires exposure to harsh environmental conditions such as wind, sunlight, rain, and temperature extremes. It requires walking long distances, standing for extended periods, twisting, bending, reaching, kneeling, lifting and carrying heavy objects.

Miscellaneous:

Comments:

-Must have valid Texas driver's license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment, with record within Agency standards.

-Employee must meet and annually maintain a physical fitness standard which includes successfully completing a two mile walk in 30 minutes or less with a 25 pound pack and obtaining required NWCG training and Red Card Certification. -Must be able to work overtime, with some overnight travel.

Salary:
Salary: $42,000/year min. + benefits with $2,000/year increase after completion of training criteria.
How to Apply:

Application procedures: Submit application, cover letter, resume, and transcripts at: https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/jobs/

Contact Person: Chris Brown   Phone: (979) 458-6630   Email: cbrown@tfs.tamu.edu

All positions are security sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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