Massachusetts – Service Forester

Website MA Dept of Conservation & Recreation

The Service Forestry Program provides outreach and education to private landowners and municipalities to aid them in making educated decisions about their woodlots as well as protecting our valuable forest resources through fair and consistent application of environmental regulations.

This position will work directly with Service Forestry Program Director, Stewardship Program Coordinator, and other Service Foresters to support a wide range of forestry project needs including Forest Cutting Plan and Ch61 data analysis, both spatial and tabular.   Working out of a centralized location this position will work in collaboration with others on a statewide level, include initiatives focused on climate and Forest Stewardship with a focus on, GIS analysis, digitizing, data analysis, interactive web application maps, and integration of various tracking systems.  In addition, this position may be called upon to write articles or create material about forestry subject matter for technical and popular audiences, and work with municipalities on forestry related projects.  With oversight from the program director, Service Foresters have a high degree of autonomy for their day-to-day field and office work, so must be a self-starter with a high degree of organization and accountability.

A Service Forester must be independent worker with forestry field experience, technical forestry skills, knowledge of silviculture, and other natural resources (such as wildlife or forest health), as well as solid computer and communication skills.  They must be comfortable working with the general public, members of town boards, loggers and foresters.

Applicants for this position must possess, or be able to obtain within 1 year, a valid Massachusetts Forester’s License which is a term and condition of employment.

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