Forest Health Program Manager

Wyoming State Forestry Division
Cheyenne, WY
Contact Name For Further Info: 
Stacie West
Contact Phone Number: 
307-777-6434
Contact Email: 
stacie.west1@wyo.gov

ENFM09-10888-Forest Health Program Manger-Cheyenne

Salary 

$4,429.06 - $5,707.55 Monthly

Location 

Cheyenne, WY

Job Type

Full Time

Department

060-Forestry Division

Job Number

10888

 

 

Description and Functions
 

Open Until Filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Office of State Lands and Investments, Wyoming State Forestry Division, is seeking a Forest Health Program Manager to promote active forest management to proactively address forest health issues. The Forest Health Program Manager provides technical assistance to landowners, division employees, and cooperators, and maintains the forest health website to serve as a primary information source for the public. This position also conducts aerial surveys to detect and monitor forest health conditions, monitors invasive pests and establishes response procedures. The Forest Health Program Manager assists in providing division-wide GIS support, and maintains and improves forest inventory, including growth and yield modeling.
 
This position is located in Cheyenne, WY. Cheyenne is a full service community, home to about 60,000 residents. Cheyenne is near four-season outdoor recreation areas including the Snowy Range and the Medicine Bow National Forest, and home to world-class rock climbing at Vedauwoo.  In addition, the location provides convenient access to the Colorado Front Range.

Human Resource Contact: Stacie West  stacie.west1@wyo.gov   307-777-6434

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

 

  • Administers and implements forest health programs including providing technical assistance on insects and diseases of trees and forests.
  • Administers state and federal grants to ensure accountability and meet reporting requirements and deadlines.
  • Implements Agency standard operating procedures for grant administration.
  • Coordinates invasive pest detection and response.
  • Conducts aerial surveys to detect and monitor forest health conditions.
  • Collects forest inventory data, maintains inventory database, and links to GIS.
  • Performs forest growth and modeling simulations.
  • Assists in providing training in the proper use of GIS and GPS technology.
  • Conducts mapping and complex analysis for division programs.
  • Creates web maps for use on the Division website.
  • Maintains and developments of the forest health website including social media efforts.
  • Presents to interest groups and advisory committees.
  • Assists forest management staff with project design and implementation to forest health and forest management goals.
  • Serves on state, regional, and national committees related to forest health.
  • Assists with preparation of the Agency strategic plan and the Forest Action Plan.

 
 

Qualifications
 

PREFERENCES:

Preference may be given to candidates with experience in GIS.
Preference may be given to candidates with experience in forest inventory management and growth and yield modeling.
Preference may be given to candidates with a degree or degree emphasis in forest entomology, pathology, or related specialty.

KNOWLEDGE: 

 

  • Knowledge of forest entomology and pathology
  • Knowledge of invasive species
  • Knowledge of aerial survey detection and methodology
  • Knowledge of grant management
  • Knowledge of forest management
  • Knowledge and skills in the use of social media
  • Skills in oral and written communication
  • Skills in public speaking and ability to present to various audiences
  • Ability to use GIS devices, software, and implement best practices
  • Ability to conduct aerial surveys via light aircraft
  • Ability to create maps and data pertaining to forest health

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
 

Education:

Bachelor's Degree (typically in Forestry)
 

Experience:

0-3 year of progressive work experience (typically in Forestry) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Forestry Specialist
 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

None

 

OR
 

Education & Experience Substitution:

4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Forestry)

with acquired knowledge at the level of a Forestry Specialist

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
None

 

 

Necessary Special Requirements

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

  • Typically, the employee may be required to sit for long periods of time to perform work in a office setting; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, driving an automobile, small aircraft, etc.
  • Some travel will be required throughout the State of Wyoming, and possibly to other states. 

NOTES:

 

  • FLSA: Non-Exempt
  • All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.

 
 

Supplemental Information

060-Office of State Lands and Investments - Forestry Division

Wyoming State Forestry Division website:  wsfd.wyo.gov/

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities
 

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

 
 

Agency
State of Wyoming
Address

Dept. of Admin. & Information-Human Resource Div.
2001 Capitol Ave. Emerson Bldg. Rm 127 
Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002

Phone
307-777-7188 
Website
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm