NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNER IV
Forest Resource Planning Forester
|Department||DNR - Forest Service|
|Date Opened||4/26/2021 5:50:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||5/10/2021 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$54,279.00 - $87,106.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Crystal Wilson|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
The Forest Resource Planner is the primary technical forestry and geospatial database (GIS) expert responsible for leading the comprehensive forest planning process on 200,000 acres of state forest lands. These plans provide the long-term guidance for the management of the state forest lands and are a critical element of the state forest certification process. This position also provides leadership in developing and creating statewide forest assessment data as mandated in the 2008 Farm Bill. It also provides essential planning and technical support to all the major program areas of the Unit, including Forest Stewardship, Urban and Community Forestry, Watershed Management, and Fire and Resource Protection. The position also serves to assist in implementing the State Timber Operations Order governing all forest harvests on DNR owned and managed lands, coordinates technical facets of the public participation process for state forest management annual work plans, and serves as a liaison with internal and external stakeholders on key planning, policy, and management issues. This position is responsible for representing the Forest Service at the GIS Council, completing those projects as required for the GIS Council and providing GIS/GIT support to Forest Service personnel. Position requires highly specialized knowledge of GIS software (ArcGIS 10.x and above) and ability to integrate this information into the statewide data management system.
The employee may be required to travel throughout the state and regionally for project and committee work.
Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an environmental science or natural resources planning, management or development.
Experience: Five years of experience in natural resources planning or applied environmental science.
1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, engineering, physical geography, or the physical, chemical, biological, environmental sciences and one year of experience in natural resource planning or applied environmental science may be substituted for the required education.
2. Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in natural resources planning, management, administration, development, environmental, urban or regional planning; resources economics or development; environmental system management; water or land resources planning and management; environmental landscape architecture; or the physical, chemical, biological or environmental sciences maybe substituted for up to three years of the required experience.
3. Possession of a doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in natural resources planning, management, administration, development, environmental urban or regional planning; resources economics or development; environmental system management; water or land resources planning and management; environmental landscape architecture; or the physical, chemical, biological or environmental sciences maybe substituted for the required experience.
4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the general natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or general natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the general natural resources management and biological sciences field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience in forest management or natural resources management
• Experience working with federal, state and local partner agencies
• Basic knowledge of Federal programs including Forest Resource Planning, Forest Inventory & Analysis
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.
For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.
The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Natural Resources, Human Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-3 Annapolis, MD 21401. The Human Resources unit is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.
Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.
If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov.
Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at email@example.com.
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Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.