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Michigan DNR
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The Forester position works under the direct supervision of the Unit Manager. The position is an integral part of the land management program and the resource protection program. The position is assigned responsibility for managing the land base for obtaining maximum desired benefits. This entails assessing, coordinating, and integrating varied uses, including recreation, timber production, wildlife habitat, land exchanges, acquisitions, and disposals, mineral, oil and gas leases, and other activities related to the proper use of state land. The position provides some cooperative forest management working with private landowners and offering technical advice on land management. The position works extensively with the public in a variety of activities including administering timber contracts with companies, answering public inquiries and complaints, and making presentations to groups. Independent judgment and human resource skills are needed to work with co-workers and the public. Technical skills required include knowledge of silviculture, forest regeneration, contract administration, data management, and Geographic Information and Global Positioning Systems (GIS/GPS). Computerized mapping, data management, and longer-range planning and analysis are frequently required of the position.

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