Job: Forester - Nevada Dept Conservation and Natural Resources - Las Vegas, NV

Description

Foresters perform professional duties in forestry, natural resource management and conservation, fire prevention and suppression, and related areas. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.

This position is responsible for planning and implementing vegetation and fuel management projects to reduce the risk of catastrophic loss to communities, infrastructure, and ecosystems in moderate to high wildfire risk priority areas. It will coordinate the implementation of wildfire hazard mitigation and ecosystem restoration through contracting hand crews and equipment from NDF, partnering agencies, and private contractors to manage the surface vegetation utilizing appropriate techniques to manage and maintain healthy forests, rangelands and watersheds.

The position also provides the lead administrative role for the resource program and direction in the southern region, consisting of Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, and Nye Counties. The resource program implements primarily rural forestry assistance, forest health, endangered plant protection, forest practice regulations and wildland fire rehabilitation. The position is expected to work across programs in the Division to ensure that the agency is strategically accomplishing strategic goals and objectives.

Project management duties include all aspects of project planning, budget development and management including estimating and tracking budgets and supplies for in-house and contracted activities, preparing contract solicitations, grant applications, overseeing field implementation, reporting, and ensuring compliance with state and federal guidelines.

***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***

Contact Name Jon M. Terrazas
Contact E-mail: j.terrazas@admin.nv.gov
Contact Phone: 775-684-0116