City of Austin (TX) – Forester/Environmental Scientist

City of Austin

Salary: $28.85-36.06/hr based on experience and education
Contact: Matt McCaw, Land Management Program Manager, Austin Parks and Recreation | Natural Resources

This Forester / Environmental Scientist will work within the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) Land Management Program and report to the Land Management Program manager.  The mission of the Program is to restore parkland natural areas to mitigate wildfire risk, improve climate resilience, and provide ecosystem services to Austin in perpetuity.  The Program is responsible for restoring approximately 10,000 acres of parkland natural areas as well as operating the Austin Nature Preserve System.

The purpose of this position is to lead the Program’s vegetation monitoring and data analysis activities, conduct complex geographical analysis tasks, as well as plan, oversee, and implement forest and woodland management activities.  This will involve activities such as:

  • Designing and implementing environmental monitoring and statistical analysis methods
  • Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to collect, edit, analyze, and publish data
  • Preparing reports, graphics, and analyses to inform management decisions; presentation to coworkers, executives, and the public
  • Planning, overseeing, and conducting forest/woodland management activities such as prescribed burning, selective thinning, invasive species removal, planting, and seeding
  • Analyzing primary scientific literature to inform management decisions

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