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Forest Management Specialist

Auburn University

Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time


Location Detail:
Auburn, Alabama
Job Description:

The Auburn University College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment (CFWE) is seeking applicants for the Forest Management Specialist position.


The Auburn University College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment (CFWE) is a flagship institution and the backbone of Alabama’s $30 billion+ forest, wildlife, and natural resources-related enterprises, a significant component of the State’s economic and employment fabric. Its mission is to create tomorrow’s professionals and thought leaders, develop new knowledge and science-based solutions to emerging and complex natural resource issues, and improve the social, economic, and environmental well-being of citizens in Alabama and beyond.


Plans, develops, and implements all aspects of forest management of all lands under Auburn University responsibility.

Specializes in the processes of land management including but not limited to site preparation, planting, thinning’s, harvest, inventory, regeneration efforts, and forest health evaluations.

Develops and manages the Geographic Information System (GIS) contains information on Auburn University lands to facilitate responsible management of forest products and assist in teaching and research endeavors.

Researches and develops additional means of revenue-generation on university properties, providing professional recommendations to meet the objectives of each property.

Oversees maintenance and repairs on university properties to keep facilities in proper working conditions. Maintains a preventative maintenance program for equipment and facilities.

Assists University faculty with selection for both short term and long-term research, teaching, or outreach projects, and management or maintenance of desired forest conditions for studies.

May provide assistance to instructors for classes taught at the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment.

Negotiates terms and conditions of agreements and contracts for forest harvesting, forest management, and leasing of forest lands.

Collects data for record keeping research and recreational use.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Natural Resources Management, or Wildlife Management.

3 years of experience in all aspects of forest management and development of forestry management plans. Experience in managing and directing contractors and implementing forestry practices.

Knowledge of all aspects of forest management, GIS, and state bid contract practices.

Ability to operate forestry equipment.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and fellow employees, contractors, and students.

$45,000 - $72,000

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