Forest Products Jobs

Summer Research Program Massachusetts 12/12/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Harvard University

Location:Petersham, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Explore Harvard’s 4,000-acre outdoor laboratory & classroom in Petersham, Massachusetts.

May 27 to August 9, 2019

A summer of mentored research in

  • Forest Carbon Dynamics in Air & Soils
  • Ecosystem Transformation: Invasive Species Impacts
  • Advancing Conservation
  • Computer Science Solutions for Big Data
  • Remote Sensing of Changing Forest Canopies
  • Tree Ring Analysis: Telling Climate Stories

11 weeks residential program
$5775 stipend and travel
Full room & board and meal plan

Apply online (by Feb. 1, 2019)

Apply By:2/1/2019

Posted By: KBrasher

Natural Resource Instructor - Camp Leopold South Carolina 11/26/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:South Carolina Waterfowl Association

Location:Pinewood, South Carolina

Job Description:


The South Carolina Waterfowl Association is looking for a Natural Resource Instructor for Camp Leopold, a program designed to immerse students in the outdoors and develop an understanding and appreciation for the natural world. Instructors will teach school groups from all over the state of South Carolina on a 1, 2, or 2.5 day program. The instructor will help prepare the facility for upcoming groups, teach classes ranging from wetland ecosystems to team building, and ensure that teachers and students alike are given an enjoyable, engaging, and enlightening trip.

Housing will be provided at our 587-acre Wildlife Education Center (WEC) in our VIP Cabin, which is less than a mile from Lake Marion and within an hour's drive of both Charleston and Columbia. Meals will be provided when school groups are attending (meals are not provided on weekends or when the facility has not been booked) and there are laundry facilities on site. Candidates may be considered for other employment options within the organization after successfully demonstrating the ability to perform expected duties.

The position will begin February 1st and run through May 2019, with the option to extend through August 2019. For more information on our Camp Leopold program, please visit our website at:


Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Required Experience:

Experience teaching children preferred.



-Candidates must have or be working towards a
Bachelor's degree in environmental education, natural resources, wildlife
sciences, or a related field.

-Candidates must possess a valid Driver's License.

-Experience working with youth in a learning

-Ability to work nontraditional hours, sometimes
in adverse weather conditions.

-Candidates will represent Camp Leopold and the
South Carolina Waterfowl Association in an appropriate manner.

-Enthusiasm, initiative, and passion for teaching youth
about the outdoors is a must.



Apply By:1/26/2019



9833 Old River Rd. Pinewood, SC 29125

Posted By: Tancey Cullum

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