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Forest Health Manager
Post Date: 04/21/2020
Close Date: 07/15/2020
PO Box 6150, Dept 3140

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$30,000 - $49,999

Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position Summary:
The Forest Health Manager plans, directs and coordinates Forest Health Management and Forest Health Monitoring Program efforts state-wide. The Manager conducts a state-wide survey of insect and disease problems, with a special emphasis on pests that may be introduced from other regions of the country (Gypsy Moth, Emerald Ash Borer). Other duties include providing public and private forest managers with technical assistance targeting detection, identification and control of insect and disease pests. Also, conducting training sessions on a wide range of appropriate topics including insects and diseases of ND, pest management, tree health care, tree planting, and others. The position includes both office and field duties promoting forest health education outreach.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science – Entomology, Plant Pathology, Forestry or a related natural resource field
Three years of directly related experience, or a Masters Degree in Entomology or Plant Pathology
Valid ND Driver’s License/Defensive Driving Certification
Preferred Qualifications:
Forest Measurement Tools (compass, GPS unit, increment borer, prism, clinometer).
Analytic Tools (dissecting/compound microscope).
Computer experience (Microsoft Windows, Spreadsheet, Data Base, Word processor, GIS Software)
Highly motivated, dedicated, outgoing, confident and ethical
Adaptable to change
Positive attitude
Ability and desire to work as part of a team and with staff and partners
Willing to travel alone, stay overnight and work in semi-remote areas
Excellent organization, prioritization and time management skills
Ability to work without direct supervision
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to work safely

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