Forester III

Location: Raleigh, NC
Deadline: September 13, 2017

Description of Work

Salary Grade:  72
Hiring Range:  $42,667 - $50,878

 
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests, protect consumers and businesses, and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians.  The Department employs approximately 2000 employees. 

The goal of the Urban and Community Forestry Program is to provide technical assistance and services for the management, establishment, protection and utilization of trees in urban areas, communities and open spaces for the sustainability of the urban environment.  The Program includes the development and management of community forests which serve the environmental, social, economic, physical and psychological well-being of people in large, medium and small communities.

This position delivers NCFS Urban and Community Forestry programs and services.  This position provides technical and administrative support for the North Carolina Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program which assists the development and management of sustainable local urban forestry programs.  This employee provides training, assistance and support internally to NCFS field units to further the NCFS mission regarding the urban and community forestry program.  Employee also provides technical assistance, information, education and training to local governments, community groups, non-profit organizations and others involved in urban and community forestry development and delivery.  Types of assistance include:  street tree inventories, tree boards and shade tree commissions development/assistance, developing and revising tree ordinances, writing management plans or strategies for properties, promoting Tree City/Line/Campus and reviewing applications.  Employee manages and maintains the state champion tree program and promotes and manages the Urban Forest Strike Team.

Duty Station Location:  512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina  27607