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Any undergraduate student in the College of Forest Resources may apply for an internship for credit. Students who have an open elective may use the internship course as a part of their program. In addition, full semester internships will only be eligible for three credits, given that other requirements are met. Students can only receive credit for one internship during their undergraduate program.

Students are also required to
  • Be juniors or seniors
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50
  • Apply at least two weeks prior to the pre-registration period of the semester
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Forester Arkansas 11/12/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Arkansas Agriculture Department

Location:Nevada, Hempstead & Columbia Counties, Arkansas

Job Description:

Education/experience requirements:

  • The equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in forestry or a related field.
  • One year of experience in forest management or a related field.
  • Registered forester in accordance with ACA 17-31-301.
  • Pass annual physical standard as a condition of employment.
  • Must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. (Within 90 days of hire date)

Knowledge of:

  • Forest management practices and techniques.
  • Fire prevention and fire suppression theories and methods.
  • Laws and regulations affecting fire control and forest management.
  • Supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Federal and state forestry programs available for forest landowners, communities and fire departments.

Ability to:

  • Plan and coordinate work activities and monitor performance of subordinates.
  • Prepare and make public presentations and conduct forestry training.
  • Collect data, analyze needs assessments, and prepare written forest management recommendations for private and public forest landowners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Frequent twenty-four (24) hour on-call duty and frequent exposure to hazardous conditions while fighting fires and marking timber.
  • AFC Residency policy: Forest Rangers and Foresters must reside within the county of their work station/counties of responsibility, or reside within a distance that will allow for the employees to arrive at the work station and be in route to the emergency within a thirty minute time period.

Hiring Authority:
Arkansas Forestry Commission
District Forester Cory Bostic
2501 Maul Road
Camden, AR 71701
Phone: 870/836-7385
Fax: 870/836-7516

Standard State of Arkansas employment application required.

Apply on line:



Apply By:11/23/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant Professor Oklahoma 11/8/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Oklahoma State University

Location:Stillwater, Oklahoma

Job Description:

The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full‐time, eleven‐month, tenure‐track position (60% research and 40% teaching) at the rank of Assistant Professor in Quantitative Ecology. The research appointment is in the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station (OAES) and the teaching appointment is in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR). This position reports directly to the department head. Oklahoma State University is a leading land‐grant university in a region represented by an environmental gradient that ranges from pine and oak forests in eastern Oklahoma with >1400 mm of rainfall to shortgrass prairie and pinyon‐juniper rangelands with <450 mm of rainfall in the western panhandle. The NREM department is composed of a diverse group of faculty with expertise in aquatics, fisheries, forestry, rangelands, and wildlife resources, employs 20 faculty and 9 support staff, and also houses the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

The successful candidate will develop an active research program in Quantitative Ecology to answer complex questions related to natural resource measurement or management using modeling, statistics, or other mathematical approaches in cooperation with NREM faculty and other natural resource professionals. The individual is expected to develop an independent research program and to participate in collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching activities with appropriate departments and OAES faculty. Working relationships with other OSU units and professionals within the region and the nation are strongly encouraged and expected. The successful candidate will teach two undergraduate courses and one graduate level course.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Establish a nationally recognized, externally funded research program concordant with the land grant mission that focuses on the quantitative ecology of natural resources, i.e. forests, rangelands, wildlife and fisheries resources.
  2. Initial teaching responsibilities will address forest and timber measurements involving a blend of theory, practical application, and field‐based experience in the undergraduate forestry program, and a graduate level course in statistical, analytical, and modeling approaches relevant to natural resources management. Additional teaching responsibilities will be based upon department needs and faculty expertise.
  3. . Recruit, mentor, and train graduate students.
  4. Advise and mentor undergraduate students.
  5. Serve on Departmental, Division and University committees appropriate to interests, responsibilities, and organizational mission.


  1. A natural resources, biostatistics, or closely related field from an accredited university is required. One or more degrees in Forestry at any level is required.
  2. Demonstrated ability and strong interest in instruction and advisement of undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. Demonstrated ability and strong interest in collaborative research with natural resource research scientists and other natural resource professionals to develop and maintain an active research program, to include publishing in leading scientific journals, and demonstrated interest and ability to seek and secure extramural funding to support research.

Application Procedures:
Applications must be submitted online at: (search by keyword req5841)

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) statement of research interests and philosophy, 3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy, 4) curriculum vitae, 5) academic transcripts, 6) up to three reprints of journal publications, and 7) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2019 and will continue until a suitable applicant is identified. The position will be filled by June 1, 2019 or as soon thereafter as a qualified candidate is available. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the department, visit

Questions concerning this position should be directed to:
Dr. Tom Kuzmic, Chair Search and Screen Committee
Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Oklahoma State University
008 Agricultural Hall Room C
Stillwater Oklahoma 74078‐6013
(405) 744‐5463 or 744‐5438

Apply By:1/10/2019

Posted By: KBrasher

Professor and Head Tennessee 11/8/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Tennessee

Location:Knoxville, Tennessee

Job Description:

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) is seeking applications for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries. This is a 12-month, tenured position located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

A land-grant institution, The University of Tennessee is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is the flagship campus of The University of Tennessee. Nestled in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains, we are located in the ideal setting for the study of natural resources, forestry, recreation, wildlife, fisheries, forest products, and the environment.

The Department Head’s responsibilities include leadership of a multidisciplinary natural resources program in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, biomass, and wood science. The Head has administrative responsibility for curriculum and academic affairs, research and Extension programs, personnel and facilities, and financial matters of the department. The Head is responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with UTIA administrators and other academic departments, government agencies, industry, and the private sector. The Head is required to have the vision and personal attributes to lead a diverse faculty. The Head will help identify appropriate funding opportunities in keeping with the Land Grant mission. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, natural resources, wood science, or a closely related field with nationally recognized accomplishments in teaching, research, or Extension and evidence of a scholarly record to qualify for tenure as a full professor.

Additionally, candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • A keen appreciation of teaching, research, and Extension and disciplines within the department is necessary.
  • Experience in supervision/personnel management, fiscal management, and team leadership.
  • Skills to communicate effectively with people at all levels.
  • Ability to provide progressive leadership for multidisciplinary programs.
  • Involvement in appropriate professional societies.
  • A strong commitment to professional development of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Evidence of effective interaction with industry, governmental, and non-governmental agencies.

Compensation is competitive and will be based on education, experience, and qualifications. UT offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular employees, including health and dental insurance, life insurance, and multiple retirement plans.

The Search Committee will review and continue to receive applications until an appointment is made. Nominations of qualified individuals are sought and should be sent via electronic means to the Chair of the Search Committee at the address shown below. Prospective candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2019. Applications should include: (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant’s qualifications and vision of departmental leadership; (2) a complete curriculum vitae; and (3) names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five professional references that the Search Committee may contact.

Application materials should be submitted electronically as attachments to: Lois Stinnett (

Nominations and other inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. Danielle Julie Carrier, Search Committee Chair
Professor and Head
Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
2506 E.J. Chapman
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
Phone: 865-974-7305

Apply By:1/1/2019

Posted By: KBrasher

Post-doctoral Research Associate Multiple States 10/26/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University/ USDA NWRC

Location:Sandusky, Multiple States

Job Description:

Mississippi State University (MSU) is seeking a Post-doctoral Research Associate to be located at the U.S.D.A. Wildlife Services (WS) National Wildlife Research Center’s (NWRC) Ohio Field Station in Sandusky, OH. Outstanding candidates with an excellent academic record and research interest/expertise in applied wildlife research, specifically human-wildlife conflicts, wildlife damage management, avian ecology, and ecological modeling are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work closely with MSU faculty, NWRC research staff and WS Airport Wildlife Hazards Program staff to explore the topic and model wildlife strike risk to military aircraft and other aircraft strike associated projects. Primary duties will include developing military wildlife strike risk models and associated tasks of model validation, database development and data analysis, developing peer-reviewed manuscripts and grants related to numerous wildlife aircraft strike topics, communicating results to multiple stakeholders and user groups, and collaborating with diverse researchers and staff members among government and non-government agencies. Secondary duties may include but are not limited to leading additional research endeavors related to aircraft strike risk or assisting NWRC research staff with local research projects, interacting with civil and military personnel including but not limited to airport wildlife biologists and military BASH team members, and presenting research results at scientific meetings. In summary, early career researchers interested in advancing the current knowledge of human-wildlife conflict mitigation concomitant to increasing their research abilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Education:

Ph.D. in wildlife science, ecology, wildlife damage management, natural
resource management, conservation biology or similar discipline.

Required Experience:

Preferred qualifications include the aforementioned
degree and a demonstrated ability to manage complex data projects including
proficiencies in data management and analysis using multiple statistical models
and software packages (e.g., Program R), creative thinking, publication
development, and effective communication among multiple stakeholder groups. Preference
will also be given to candidates with a background in wildlife damage
management (i.e., human-wildlife conflict mitigation) or thorough knowledge
thereof, general knowledge of aviation and aircraft types, demonstrated data
management abilities among multiple software and coding language platforms, and
demonstrated success working closely with government and non-government
stakeholders on applied questions in wildlife conservation and damage
management. Applicants should be self-motivated, fit well in a
multidisciplinary team environment, exhibit excellent oral and written
communication skills, and demonstrate the ability to publish in the
peer-reviewed literature.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in wildlife science, ecology, wildlife damage management, natural resource management, conservation biology or similar discipline. 


This position is a full time, 12 month appointment for two years with an
annual salary of $47,500  (+ benefits),
and will remain open until filled. Interested applicants must apply online at (search for PARF#497856)
by submitting a cover letter, vitae, statement of research interests, copy of
your transcripts, and the complete contact information for three references. 

Apply By:11/30/2018



For additional information, please e-mail Dr. Raymond B. Iglay at or call 662-325-5933 and leave a detailed message.  Position will begin ASAP.

Posted By: Raymond Iglay

Forester Tennessee 10/29/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Tennessee Forestry Association

Location:statewide, Tennessee

Job Description:

Independent Contractor Position with the Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA).  The forester would work closely with the Riparian Buffer Zone Projects in Southern Middle Tennessee.  This position would also administer the Tennessee Tree Farm program.  Goals are to Recruit & Retain Tree Farms in the Elk/Duck River Watershed Counties (Maury, Marshall, Bedford, Coffee, Lincoln, Moore & Franklin).  Must be comfortable with public speaking and willing to attend meetings, etc across Tennessee. 

Work with Federal and State Agencies, NGO Representatives, others on the Duck/Elk River Watershed Steering Committee to promote forest management in the Elk/Duck River Watershed Counties.  Grow the TN Tree Farm program, inspect/re-inspect Tree Farms, database organization, support TN Tree Farm Committee as needed.  Other Tennessee Forestry Association duties as assisgned.

Required Education:

Bachelor of Science Degree (or higher) in a forestry related major from an accredited university.

Required Experience:

5+ years of forestry experience and specifically should have on-the-ground experience, with knowledge of state & federal landowner assistance programs.  Also, have knowledge and experience of the American Forest Foundation (AFF) Tree Farm program.


database skills, Tree Farm inspector status, public speaking, leadership and willingness to travel across TN


This is a contract forester position.  Please contact Candace at Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) to determine contract payments.  Also, applicable mileage and expenses relating to fulfilling responsibilities of position will be reimbursed by TFA.

Apply By:11/30/2018



2605 Elm Hill Pike #G

Nashville, Tennessee 37214

Posted By: Candace Dinwiddie

District Biologist - Georgia and South Carolina Multiple States 10/31/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Augusta, GA, Multiple States

Job Description:

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has an immediate need for a permanent, full-time district biologist to manage conservation delivery in Georgia and South Carolina. This position will be responsible for all facets of the NWTF’s habitat conservation, wild turkey and upland wildlife management programs. Collaborative efforts will be with NWTF field staff, volunteers, governmental agencies, corporate partners, major donors, and policy liaisons to meet and exceed goals for NWTF’s initiative, Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. The District Biologist will maintain and expand conservation delivery through the development of new partnerships, grants, agreements, and innovative solutions focused directly within the state, region, and/or of national significance. While location is negotiable, a centralized duty station near Augusta, GA is preferred.

Essential Duties:

  • Identify opportunities for wildlife habitat improvement projects for game and non-game species
  • Work closely with the USFS, USFWS, NRCS, and state agency partners to identify opportunities prioritized within NWTF’s Big 6 of Wildlife Conservation and Focal Landscapes to conserve / enhance habitat and/or access lands through habitat initiatives
  • Assist respective state agencies with all wild turkey related management and decision-making activities; Provide guidance for programmatic turkey-focused habitat grants/research
  • Administer NWTF’s habitat initiatives and assist the NWTF State Chapter and state agency personnel in the administration of the  Hunting Heritage Super Fund Program in Georgia and South Carolina
  • Represent NWTF at local, state,  and regional  meetings
  • Provide relevant information to NWTF staff, volunteers and Communications Department for promotion, marketing and awareness of area priorities and activities. Contribute to Turkey Country magazine / Turkey Call television, NWTF state newsletters, websites, blogs, etc. as requested
  • Develop, administer, implement, and monitor current grants and agreements
  • Identify funding sources, such as grants, contracts, donations, sponsorships, in-kind contributions, and permits, to support conservation delivery objectives
  • Provide daily oversight of contractors & manage multiple ongoing habitat improvement projects on public lands within Georgia and South Carolina
  • Assist in developing and reviewing projects, handling project administration, and implementing conservation delivery
  • Assist regional directors and state chapter boards with development and outreach activities, and work with development staff for fundraising opportunities
  • Track important hunting and conservation related regulations and legislation, land use planning and policy within GA and SC; communicate regularly with State Chapter Presidents and NWTF Volunteer Relations staff and may serve as the NWTF Policy lead for state of residence
  • Seek training to expand leadership skills and conservation working knowledge

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Preferred candidates should possess experience working in Southeastern ecosystems with associated management techniques. Knowledge of forest and wildlife management is preferred; Map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills, Powerpoint, Outlook, Google Suite, & Social Media ability to effectively communicate and work with the general public, state / federal / Non-Governmental Partners, other cooperators and peers; ability to collect and record metrics regarding activities within the NWTF’s reporting systems; proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office including spreadsheets, internet use, and computer applications.


  • Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a natural resources related field and a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience, and/or a Master’s Degree or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred with 3+ years professional experience; ability to meet requirements for TWS Associate or Certified Wildlife Biologist.
  • Wildlife management, forestry, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology experience desired with in-depth knowledge of wild turkeys, big game, and upland birds
  • Experience in supervising multiple project staff is highly preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills, networking, communication (ex., public speaking, verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred.
  • Experience working with Federal / State agencies (ex. NRCS, USFWS, USFS, GADNR, SCDNR), corporate, and industry partners.
  • Experience working with major gift contributors, private land owners, and land managers. Policy and legislative experience preferred.
  • Able to work in a wide range of field conditions often requiring rigorous physical activity in remote locations.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results, and meet deadlines; applicant must be self-motivated, responsible and have ability to solve problems.
  • Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and live within Georgia or South Carolina.


This position will incur moderate travel throughout the 2 states, including multi-night stays. Office location will be considered as remote or working from home with direct reporting to the Southeast Director of Conservation Operations. Excellent benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience. Application Deadline – November 30, 2018.

Apply at and go to the job link.



Apply By:11/30/2018



Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester/Wildlife Biologist - Louisiana Louisiana 10/31/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Leesville, Louisiana

Job Description:

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has an immediate need for a full-time, term limited (minimum of 2 yrs.) Forester or Wildlife Biologist to work in Louisiana. The preferred central location will be in the proximity of Leesville, LA. This position will be responsible for completing forest management plans for private, non-industrial landowners in cooperation with conservation Partners including the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.


  • Oversee, manage, and distribute over $100,000 to landowners in order to meet specified conservation needs such as prescribed burning and LLP plantings.
  • Work cooperatively with the NRCS state and local offices, agency partners, and other NWTF staff to provide technical assistance to landowners, primarily through the development of conservation plans and implementation of conservation practices via Farm Bill Programs.
  • Coordinate private landowner outreach via field days, workshops, and forestry / wildlife expos
  • Promote our cooperative work through landowner and Partner contacts
  • Generate landowner interest that leads to conservation plans being developed and subsequent contracts / producers for NRCS
  • Address significant forest health issues affecting important habitat for a suite of game and non-game species
  • Manage all aspects of planned project work including budgets, necessary reporting, and completion of established deliverables
  • Formulate geospatial aspects for all project work including the development of Arc maps outlining landowner properties, forest stands, and recommended conservation practices
  • Promote accomplishments via NWTF and Partners via public relations / media outlets
  • Preferred candidates should possess experience working in southeastern pine ecosystems and a basic knowledge of upland wildlife species and their habitat requirements to include T&E species; knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region; knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills; ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned, ability to effectively communicate and work with private landowners, the general public, state / federal / NGO Partners, other cooperators and peers; skills in the use and operation of forestry field equipment; skills in communicating both orally and in written form to convey clear, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others; ability to collect and record metrics regarding their activities within the NWTF’s reporting systems; proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications


  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a SAF accredited program or a degree in wildlife / natural resources related field.
  • Strong organizational skills, networking, communication (ex., verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred.
  • Experience working with private landowners as well as Federal / State agencies (ex. NRCS, LDWF, USFWS, FSA) with working knowledge of cost-share programs, such as EQIP (NRCS).
  • Experience with forestry and silviculture, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology is desired.
  • Able to work in a wide range of field conditions often requiring rigorous physical activity. Capability to work independently with little direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results, and meet deadlines; applicant must be self-motivated, responsible and have ability to solve problems.

This position will require moderate overnight travel. Excellent benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience. Application Deadline – Nov. 30, 2018 .

Apply at and go to the job link.



Apply By:11/30/2018



Posted By: Lisa Wart

Wildlife Manager 1 - Forestry Tennessee 10/31/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Location:Dyer County, Tennessee

Job Description:

If you go to DOHR’s web site: and select the “Current Openings” link you will be able to apply for the Wildlife Manager 1 opportunity beginning on October 31, 2018.

Necessary Special Qualifications:Applicants for this class must:

  1. Be willing to and able to qualify with, carry, and use assigned weapons;
  2. Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on the date of application;
  3. Be a citizen of the United States;
  4. Have a good moral character, as determined by investigation;
  5. Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
  6. Agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
  7. Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
  8. Have no conviction for a felony or have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any branch of the United States armed forces;
  9. Pass a physical examination administered by a licensed physician that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
  10. Pass a psychological evaluation administered by a licensed mental health professional that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
  11. Have visual acuity of 20/100 in each eye, separately without glasses, and each eye corrected to 20/30 or better with corrective lenses;
  12. Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license at the time of appointment in some positions upon appointment, successfully complete a prescribed course of instruction at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy or have successfully completed the equivalent of the prescribed course. 

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview: Under general supervision, is responsible for professional wildlife management work of average difficulty in the implementation of wildlife management practices in a moderate-sized wildlife area or facility; assists in the implementation of management practices in a large, complex wildlife area or facility; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class performs a variety of activities associated with the management of wildlife. Work involves wildlife habitat development and maintenance, public relations activities, facilities maintenance, wildlife law enforcement within assigned geographic area(s) and assisting in research data collection. This class differs from that of Wildlife Manager 2 in that an incumbent of the latter is responsible for a larger, more complex wildlife area or management responsibilities.

Work Activities:

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates:

  1. Adheres to all laws, agency directives, policies, procedures, and protocols to provide an example to assigned subordinates.
  2. Assists and guides assigned subordinates in resolving problem situations.
  3. Supervises the activities of assigned workers on WMA’s.
  4. Leads in the maintenance and repair of agency equipment and buildings on assigned WMA’s.
  5. Leads in the implementation of projects and management techniques to provide optimum fish production and fishing opportunities on assigned WMA’s and other designated state owned properties.
  6. Manages field trials and hunts on WMA’s.

Training and Teaching Others:

  1. Plans, conducts and evaluates on-the-job training, to include training with equipment, policies, procedures, and techniques, for assigned subordinates as required.
  2. Promotes, teaches, and/or assists with hunting and boating safety education programs.
  3. Promotes or provides hunter or trapper safety training.
  4. Conducts public educational programs on forest care and conservation.

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:

  1. Serves as the state's witness at hearings and court cases.
  2. Works with representatives of other law enforcement agencies in order to ensure cooperation and unified effort.
  3. Answers general calls and inquiries from the public and co-workers in a prompt and courteous manner with accurate information.
  4. Provides information to the general public on wildlife resources.
  5. Utilizes available media outlets on a regular basis to provide information to the public.
  6. Collaborates with other authorities on activities such as surveillance, transcription, and research.
  7. Addresses schools, civic groups, sporting clubs, or the media to disseminate information concerning wildlife resources and regulations.
  8. Provides assistance to other local law enforcement agencies as required.
  9. Develops and manages sharecrop contracts with local farmers.
  10. Makes recommendations on management systems and planning for wildlife populations and habitat, consulting with stakeholders and the public at large to explore options.
  11. Informs and responds to public regarding wildlife and conservation issues, such as plant identification, hunting regulations, and nuisance wildlife.
  12. Disseminates information by writing reports and by making presentations and giving talks for schools, clubs, interest groups and interpretive programs.
  13. Subcontracts with loggers or pulpwood cutters for tree removal and to aid in road layout.
  14. Negotiates terms and conditions of agreements and contracts for forest harvesting and forest management.
  15. Provides advice and recommendations on forestry issues.

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:

  1. Qualifies annually with assigned firearms.
  2. Conducts safe handling of weapons according to policy.
  3. Operates assigned vehicles and heavy equipment within agency policy and procedure.
  4. Repairs and maintains assigned equipment as required.

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:

  1. Reviews the records and reports, including but not limited to prosecution reports, activity reports, and evidence logs generated by subordinates.
  2. Generates and audits wildlife survey data to ensure that it has been accurately collected, recorded, and submitted by agreed upon due dates.
  3. Audits, approves, and submits budgeted credit card expenditure receipts and reports at the end of each month.
  4. Assists supervisors in reviewing and correcting reports and other administrative duties as required.
  5. Assists supervisor in ensuring assigned subordinates comply with agency policies and procedures. 

Coaching and Developing Others:

  1. Conducts coaching and counseling sessions for performance evaluations for assigned subordinates. 
  2. Assists landowners with problems on farm ponds and with troublesome wildlife.

Documenting/Recording Information:

  1. Logs evidence in and out of assigned agency evidence/property facilities.
  2. Completes and submits law enforcement and other required reports accurately and promptly.
  3. Completes and submits wildlife survey data accurately and promptly.
  4. Completes and submits required Law Enforcement activity reports to supervisor.

Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:

  1. Coordinates plans and activities with federal personnel on jointly managed wildlife areas.
  2. Supervises activities of forestry workers.

Scheduling Work and Activities:

  1. Conducts inspections for boating, hunting, fishing, litter, and pollution law violations in order to enforce wildlife boating laws, proclamations, rules, and regulations and observe agency directives, policies, and procedures.
  2. Protects and preserves native wildlife, plants, or ecosystems.
  3. Implements projects and management techniques to provide optimum fish and/or wildlife habitat development.
  4. Conducts wildlife inventories in assigned area.
  5. Operates, maintains and provides security for a variety of equipment, such as automobiles, trucks, bulldozers, tractors, boats and motors, chain saws, mowers, and hand tools.
  6. Prepares and monitors budget; orders supplies and equipment.
  7. Conducts controlled burns to manipulate habitat.
  8. Recommends revisions in hunting, trapping and fishing regulations or in animal management programs so that wildlife balances or habitats can be maintained. Conducts agency restoration, management, eradication, and biological survey projects.
  9. Collects and reports information on populations or conditions of fish and wildlife in their habitats, availability of game food or cover, or suspected pollution.
  10. Designs and implements control measures to prevent or counteract damage caused by wildlife or people.
  11. Uses wildlife agricultural techniques involving trees, shrubs, grains, grass, and other wildlife food and cover plantings and cuttings. 
  12. Surveys areas and compiles harvest figures to determine compliance and wildlife population management objectives.
  13. Restocks area lands, lakes, and streams with fish and/or wildlife.
  14. Conducts fish population surveys using standardized fisheries collection techniques.
  15. Manages and manipulates water levels to enhance wetland habitat.
  16. Participates in search-and-rescue operations and in firefighting efforts.
  17. Determines age, sex, and weight of collected fish and/or of harvested game.
  18. Plans and leads the construction of outbuildings, checking stations, docks, piers and signs.
  19. Builds and maintains roads, trails, observation and parking areas.
  20. Performs maintenance plumbing, electrical, and carpentry work.
  21. Performs facilities maintenance work, such as constructing or repairing structures or controlling weeds or pests.
  22. Investigates hunting accidents and reports of fish and game law violations, and issue warnings or citations and file reports as necessary.
  23. Conducts and monitors water quality profiles.
  24. Designs and analyzes fish data and harvest reports.
  25. Uses explosives in wildlife habitat management techniques.
  26. Oversees landowner property issues such as easements, boundaries, etc.
  27. Assists in determining feasibility of stocking warm and cold water fish in streams, lakes, and rivers.
  28. Ensures the safe operation and maintenance of Agency Firing Ranges.
  29. Issues licenses (temporary harvest tags), permits, or other documentation.
  30. Utilizes spawning and culture techniques for cold and warm water fish production.
  31. Investigates crop, property, or habitat damage or destruction or instances of water pollution to determine causes and to advise property owners of preventive measures.
  32. Documents the extent of crop, property, or habitat damage and make financial loss estimates or compensation recommendations.
  33. Investigates fish kills and determine cause and financial loss estimates or compensation recommendations.
  34. Analyzes characteristics of flora and fauna to identify and classify them.
  35. Inventories or estimates plant and wildlife populations.
  36. Studies animals in their natural habitats, assessing effects of environment and industry on animals, interpreting findings and recommending alternative operating conditions.
  37. Studies characteristics of animals such as origin, interrelationships, classification, life histories and diseases, development, genetics, and distribution.
  38. Participates in preventive programs to control the outbreak of wildlife diseases.
  39. Checks for, and ensure compliance with, environmental laws and notify law enforcement when violations are identified.
  40. Prepares collections of preserved specimens or microscopic slides for species identification and study of development or disease.
  41. Collects and dissects flora and fauna specimens and examine specimens under microscope.
  42. Organizes and conducts experimental studies with live animals in controlled or natural surroundings.
  43. Raises specimens for study and observation or for use in experiments.
  44. Plans and implements projects for conservation of wildlife habitats and soil and water quality.
  45. Monitors wildlife populations and assess the impacts of forest operations on population and habitats.
  46. Performs land survey techniques with related equipment.
  47. Utilizes scientific techniques for measuring and identifying trees.
  48. Monitors forest-cleared lands to ensure that they are reclaimed to their most suitable wildlife habitat.
  49. Maps forest area soils and vegetation to estimate the amount of standing timber and value of wildlife habitat.
  50. Manages timber sale contracts from designated harvest areas.
  51. Plans and directs construction and maintenance of trails, roads and fire breaks ensuring that they comply with guidelines and regulations set for forested public lands.
  52. Plans and supervises forestry projects, such as determining the type, number and placement of trees to be planted, thinning forest and monitoring growth of new seedlings.
  53. Directs, and participates in, wild-fire suppression.
  54. Analyzes effect of forest conditions on tree growth rates and tree species prevalence and the yield, duration, seed production, growth viability, and germination of different species.
  55. Monitors contract compliance and results of forestry activities to assure adherence to government regulations.
  56. Studies different tree species' classification, life history, light and soil requirements, adaptation to new environmental conditions and resistance to disease and insects.
  57. Performs inspections of forests or forest nurseries.
  58. Determines methods of cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage.
  59. Plans and directs forest surveys and related studies and prepare reports and recommendations.
  60. Chooses and prepares sites for new trees, using controlled burning, bulldozers, or herbicides. 

Performing Administrative Activities:

  1. Performs administrative duties such as public relations, budgeting, and supervision of staff.

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public:

  1. Conducts or assists with Outreach programs to recruit young or new hunters, fishermen, and other outdoor enthusiasts.
  2. Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance in accordance with administrative directives.
  3. Assists the general public with wildlife damage complaints, injured wildlife, and/or control of nuisance wildlife species.
  4. Provides technical assistance with habitat management for wildlife and fisheries species to landowners. 
  5. Provides assistance to land owners in the development of wildlife management for their property.
  6. Provides advice or information to agency managed property visitors.

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:

  1. Submits recommendations on game and fish seasons and numbers of animals to be harvested.
  2. Submits hunting and fishing season setting recommendations to supervisor in a timely manner with specific related recommendations and backup documentation.
  3. Investigates wildlife complaints and suggests methods for controlling problem animals. 

Public Safety and Security:

  1. Conducts safe handling of weapons according to policy.
  2. Adheres to all laws, agency directives, policies, procedures, and protocols.
  3. Operates assigned vehicles within agency policy and procedure.
  4. Conducts inspections for boating, hunting, fishing, litter, and pollution law violations in order to enforce wildlife boating laws, proclamations, rules, and regulations and observe agency directives, policies, and procedures.
  5. Participates in the apprehension and arrest of violators of game and fish laws in order to enforce wildlife boating laws, proclamations, rules and regulations.
  6. Patrols assigned areas by vehicles, boat, airplane, horse, or on foot to enforce game, fish, or boating laws or to manage wildlife programs, lakes, or land.
  7. Establishes and maintains proficiency with assigned weapons.
  8. Interrogates persons under arrest regarding violation and/or the location of evidence.
  9. Serves warrants, subpoenas, make arrests, compile and present evidence for court actions.
  10. Coordinates and participates in surveillance activities, raids, seizures and arrests of suspected offenders
  11. Conducts a variety of law enforcement operations using a variety of equipment including but not limited to motor vehicles, boats, firearms, cameras, binoculars, and two-way radios.
  12. Develops and manages informants to obtain information related to cases.
  13. Participates in the preparation and maintenance of records and reports of daily activities, arrests, prosecutions, and educational programs.
  14. Coordinates and participates in special law enforcement details and work assignments.
  15. Identifies case issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of charges, complaints, or allegations of law violations.
  16. Assists peers and other non-agency law enforcement personnel in resolving problem situations.
  17. Obtains and uses search and arrest warrants.
  18. Analyzes evidence and prepare samples and or evidence for testing.
  19. Participates in the cataloging and storing of evidence/property seized within a geographic district.
  20. Participates in the field training and orientation of new wildlife officers and commissioned managers.
  21. Seizes equipment used in fish and game law violations, and arrange for disposition of fish or game illegally taken or possessed.
  22. Apprehends and arrests violators of game and fish laws on assigned WMA(s) in order to enforce wildlife boating laws, proclamations, rules, and regulations and observe agency directives, policies, and procedures.

 Competencies (KSA's):


  1. Integrity and Trust
  2. Functional / Technical Competencies
  3. Ethics and Values
  4. Action Oriented
  5. Time Management
  6. Organizing
  7. Written Communication
  8. Intellectual Horsepower
  9. Boss Relationships
  10. Composure


  1. Working knowledge of wildlife and fisheries management, wildlife and fisheries biology, or a related field.
  2. Working knowledge of applicable law and policy, procedure, agency administrative directives, regulations and rules.
  3. Working knowledge of criminal procedure, rules of evidence, and basic constitutional precedents.
  4. Working knowledge of accepted law enforcement practices and techniques.
  5. Working knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  6. Working knowledge of Land Survey techniques and equipment.


  1. Finger Dexterity
  2. Depth Perception
  3. Manual Dexterity
  4. Far Vision
  5. Reaction Time
  6. Speech Clarity
  7. Gross Body Coordination
  8. Gross Body Equilibrium
  9. Sound Localization
  10. Critical Thinking Skills
  11. Stamina
  12. Response Orientation 
  13. Reading Comprehension
  14. Writing
  15. Speaking
  16. Active Learning
  17. Troubleshooting
  18. Active Listening
  19. Time Management
  20. Equipment Maintenance


  1. Instructing People
  2. Problem Solving Abilities
  3. Oral Comprehension
  4. Written Comprehension
  5. Speech Clarity
  6. Speech Recognition
  7. Deductive Reasoning

 Tools and Equipment Used:

  1. Heavy Equipment
  2. Personal Computer
  3. Telephone
  4. Fax Machine
  5. Printer
  6. Copy Machine
  7. Motor Vehicles
  8. Boats
  9. Firearms
  10. Cameras
  11. Binoculars
  12. Two-Way Radios
  13. Law Enforcement Equipment



If you go to DOHR’s web site:  and select the “Current Openings” link you will be able to apply for the Wildlife Manager 1 opportunity beginning on October 31, 2018.


TWRA employees interested in transferring should submit your request for internal transfer in accordance with Administrative Directive #3 no later than November 14, 2018 with your memo sent directly to your current Regional Manager/Division Chief, Supervisor, and the prospective Regional Manager/Division Chief and Supervisor that has this vacancy.  Also, please copy Randi Tarpy in TWRA’s HR office.


For specific job info or assistance contactJordan Nanney at 615-854-0263.


Application process assistance, Point of Contact:  Jennifer Burnett at 615-781-6596





Randi S. Tarpy, IPMA-SCP

TWRA Human Resources Division

Chief of Human Resources

440 Hogan Road

Nashville, TN. 37220

Phone: 615-781-6605

Fax: 615-781-6559


Required Education:


Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in wildlife or fisheries management, wildlife biology, or other related acceptable field.




One year of full time working experience as a Wildlife Officer with the State of Tennessee


Salary Range: $3,298.00 - $5,121.00

Apply By:1/31/2019

Posted By: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

National Forestry Initiative Coordinator South Carolina 11/1/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Job Description:


The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a national forestry initiative coordinator position.  This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for administering, implementing and promoting a large-scale forest management technical assistance program on private lands across 23 states.  This is a full-time, term limited (four year minimum) position.  Duty station is to be determined. 



The primary objective of the national forestry initiative coordinator is to deliver the NWTF’s conservation mission at the National, Regional and State level via the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. (STH2).  This will be accomplished working in partnership with NRCS while providing oversight, administration, and coordination of 24 foresters across 23 states.  This position will report directly to the NWTF’s Director of Conservation Operations for the Central Region and work collaboratively with NWTF staff to coordinate forestry capacity and programmatic delivery in states within the NRCS Forestry Initiative (NFI). 


·      Conduct and provide administration support for all agreements associated with the NFI and associated foresters

·      Assist with technical writing as needed to support the NWTF and NRCS partnership

·      Promote the NFI through enhanced internal and external communications pursuant to progress and accomplishments; provides required quarterly/annual reports and oral presentations as required

·      Serve the partnership as the coordinator for the NFI, to promote and facilitate consistency in program interpretation, communication, implementation and delivery at the National level

·      Foster collaboration and cooperation amongst all partners engaged in the NFI, but primarily NWTF field staff and NRCS field staff and state, regional, and National staff

·      Oversee the hiring (advertising vacancies, scheduling interviews, onboarding) of NFI foresters through coordination with NWTF staff overseeing NFI states and NFI foresters

·      Coordinate subject matter material and information dissemination as well as job-related training of foresters in cooperation with NWTF staff

·      Provide internal and external insights pursuant to staff accomplishments, performance towards annual Goals & Objectives, etc.

·      Provide effective and regular communication with NRCS State Conservationists and other NRCS Points of Contact involved in the NFI, and NWTF field staff on a monthly basis to assess progress, needs, and significant challenges, etc., as well as any external funding partners

·      Maintain and solicit matching financial contributions from partners, including tracking within the NWTF’s Conservation Reporting Portal, invoicing, etc.

·      Provide updates and news to NWTF’s Communications Department pursuant to the NFI and  conservation delivery within respective states; contribute to Turkey Country magazine, Turkey Call television, NWTF state newsletters, websites, blogs, etc. as requested

·      Other functions as assigned by supervisor





Preferred candidates will possess experience working in forested ecosystems and knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements, to include T&E species; knowledge of forest management and planning, and working with and understanding of the Farm Bill and its programs.  The ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and peers; skills in communicating both orally and in written form to convey clear, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others; proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications are required for this position. 



·      Bachelor’s degree in natural resources along with at least six (6) years of professional experience, two (2) of which must include program oversight and administration; and/or a Master’s degree with four (4) years of professional experience or equivalent

·      Ability to work independently without close supervision and ability to determine work priorities daily, weekly and monthly to maximize time efficiency is required 

·      Must have good public speaking and presentation skills for both technical and nontechnical audiences, ability to write for both professional & general audiences

·      Basic computer skills such as e-mail and Microsoft Office suite

·      Strong knowledge of forest management and associated research techniques

·      Ability to navigate in remote and rural areas, communicate with land managers and provide advice to agency workers in the field

·      Must be willing to incur moderate travel including overnight stays of three to five nights or more

·      Ability to use & apply GIS technologies

·      Must demonstrate a team attitude, proven leadership skills, excellent organizational skills and an ability to motivate others through a positive attitude



·         Must be able and willing to work, often alone, in a diverse range of climatic and topographic conditions, and within remote areas with limited access and amenities and other extreme conditions as warranted.  Must be able to walk several miles per day in the conditions described above.  Must be able to drive or ride in a vehicle long distances frequently.  Ability to lift and carry up to a minimum of 20lbs.


Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.  Application Deadline – December 7th, 2018.  


Please visit the NWTF website ( to apply




Apply By:2/1/2019



Posted By: Lisa Wart

Timber Cruiser Multiple States 10/24/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Odom Forestry Services

Job Description:

Odom Forestry Services needs 2 Timber cruisers for full time employment.

Pay is based on production and ranges from $60,000 to $100,000 annually.

The job is installing inventory plots on our clients land. Plots can be prism, FRP or rectangular.

Applicants must have reliable transportation and be able to work unsupervised.

To be interviewed email your application to and call Ron Odom 6014103089.

Apply By:1/24/2019

Posted By: KBrasher