Director, Nebraska Forest Service/Nebraska State Forester
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|Working Title||Director, Nebraska Forest Service/Nebraska State Forester|
|Department/College/Unit||Office of Vice Pres/Vice Chancellor IANR-0775|
|Posting Open Date||03/14/2017|
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(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
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|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Description of Work||
The position will have a 1.00 FTE administrative assignment in the University of Nebraska, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR).
The Director is responsible for administration and leadership of the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) to fulfill statutory responsibilities in Rural Forestry, Community Forestry, Wildland Fire Protection, and Forest Health programs; other non-statutory NFS programs; and for program and professional development of the NFS faculty and staff including at statewide locations. Depending on qualifications and interests of successful candidate, an academic appointment as a faculty member is possible.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
• Developing and articulating a vision for NFS programs, both within UNL and externally.
• Providing leadership in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of NFS, federal service and, educational programs in accordance with state statutes, and for university and IANR Strategic and Action Plans.
• Developing and administering budgets for NFS programs. Working closely with the faculty and staff in establishing program priorities and plans, and in allocating physical, budgetary, facility, and support staff resources
• Seeking external sources of support by building partnerships, preparing and submitting proposals for funding, and leveraging existing resources.
• Providing coordination and oversight of federal financial assistance.
• Providing administrative leadership and personnel management, facilitating recruitment and retention of a diverse NFS faculty and staff, and providing for professional development and formative evaluation of faculty and staff members.
• Fostering ties with departments and programs within the university to support NFS programs, and to complement the teaching, research, and extension education missions of the university.
• Encouraging linkages, coordination, and cooperation with external groups to strengthen ties with industry, public agencies (local, state, federal), non-profit organizations, professional organizations, and Nebraska residents to facilitate delivery of forestry services in Nebraska.
• Representing and advocating for Nebraska forestry interests at state, regional, and national levels, including advising the University of Nebraska administration, the state legislature, the governor’s office, the Nebraska congressional delegation, and regional and national forestry leadership organizations.
• Coordinating and developing plans for the maintenance, enhancement, and use of NFS facilities, and for complying with federal, state, and university regulations and guidelines regarding hazardous wastes, safety, and other pertinent issues.
• Carrying out other responsibilities that may be necessary to accomplish the missions of the NFS and the University of Nebraska.
|Minimum Required Qualifications||
• A Master’s degree with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in forestry or related natural resource discipline is required.
• A BS in forestry from a Society of American Foresters accredited program.
|Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required|
|Criminal History Background Check Required||No|
|How to Apply||
Click on “Apply to this job” and complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination
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|Job Category (old)||Administrative|
|Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?||No|
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- Letter of Interest
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of References