Ranked as one of the best employers in the state of Nebraska, the University of Nebraska is committed to providing a work environment and culture that fosters personal and professional success and satisfaction. By joining our team, you will be given opportunities to grow as an individual and contribute to the significant impact that we make within the University of Nebraska community and Nebraska's economy each year.
We invest in our employees:
Vacation, sick, and holiday pay
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
No-cost life insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition assistance for full-time employees and dependents
Exclusive staff discounts
Continuous improvement and innovation
Professional development through training and education
A diverse and inclusive workplace
And many more!
The Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) provides technical and financial assistance to clients across Nebraska emphasizing rural forestry, community forestry, forest fuels reduction, forest health, forest products utilization and fire protection. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Nebraska's citizens by protecting, restoring and utilizing Nebraska's tree and forest resources.
NFS is seeking enthusiastic, qualified applicants to join our team of dedicated staff working towards improving the health, resiliency and sustainability of Nebraska's trees and forests.
As a Forester (focused on providing forest management and other rural forestry technical assistance) you will:
Provide direct, technical assistance to stakeholders
Play a key role in providing the resources necessary for clients to achieve their tree and forest goals
Coordinate and deliver forestry program activities for the NFS in their surrounding areas
Work with many different groups including landowners, agencies, nonprofits, volunteers, professionals and youth
Two positions are available, one serving the Hastings area and the other serving the O'Neill area. Some overnight travel and public speaking is necessary.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work
environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital
status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/noticenondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalency in forestry, natural resources, horticulture, entomology or closely related field plus one year of experience providing assistance with tree and forest management, natural resources management, forest products, horticulture, entomology or closely related field. Equivalent education may include a combination of formal post-secondary education with at least 24 credit hours in biological sciences, natural resources, wildland fire management, forestry, or agriculture; OR arborist certification from ISA; OR NWCG qualifications (e.g. Engine Boss or similar level) appropriate for position focus area. Demonstrated ability to engage with individuals, communities, partners or businesses. Ability to respond to stakeholders' forestry or natural resources needs. Ability to develop, implement and maintain projects and activities, including documenting progress and preparing reports. Ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and peers. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form. Self-starter with proven record of organizational skills. Ability to work independently under the guidance of the supervisor. Substantial knowledge relevant to position focus area. Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.
Four years of experience providing assistance with tree and forest management, natural resources management, forest products or closely related field. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, leadership and teamwork skills. Knowledge of Great Plains forestry, tree care, timber harvesting, wood utilization and/or wildfire issues. Knowledge of GPS, ArcGIS, word processing, spreadsheet and data management software.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.