Montana – Forestry Division Administrator

Website Montana DNRC

We are looking for a Forestry Division Administrator (State Forester) with experience in organizational management, natural resource, and forestry and fire policy.  This position is the primary leader who represents the interests of Montana’s citizens on forestry and wildfire issues regardless of jurisdiction and who serves as the principal convenor amongst wildfire and forestry organizations to protect communities from wildfire, prepare communities for wildfire events, improve forest health, and reduce wildfire risk. This position aligns Division programs and operations to achieve statutorily obligated responsibilities and to achieve mutual objectives both internally and externally with wildfire protection and forestry partners.

Are you an experienced manager/leader? Do you excel at team-building and organizational development? Are you a proven relationship builder?  Do you possess the ability to sort through complex issues and make decisions that are supported by those involved?  Do you enjoy motivating and inspiring people while making sure the work is getting done? Are you passionate about forestry and fire policy issues?

If so, we have the position for you.

This position is based in Missoula, Montana

We may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications of a position by looking at your: Cover letter, current resume, educational requirements, structured interview, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related past and current performance.

If this is the job for you, please submit:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Supplemental Questions – For your application to be considered, you are required to create a separate document with your answers to the following questions:
  1. Describe your experience managing large and complex teams with diverse personalities.
  2. Describe how your unique set of experience and education qualifies you for this position.
  3. Please describe your experience managing differing perspectives that surround natural resource/fire policy issues.

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