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Wildland Urban Interface Forester (2 Positions Available)

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Wildland Urban Interface Forester (2 Positions Available)
Department Nebraska Forest Service-0889
Requisition Number S_170691
Posting Open Date 10/13/2017
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 11/17/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

Communicate the importance and need for forest management and forest fuels reduction to reduce the risk of catastrophic loss of lives and property to wildfire. Build relationships with elected officials, county emergency management, volunteer fire departments, and other stakeholders to promote the adoption of FireWise defensible space concepts to reduce the risk of catastrophic losses due to wildfire. Develop and implement a forest fuels reduction program, including educational material, events and workshops, and fuels reduction projects. Prepare FireWise community protection plans, landscape scale restoration plans, forest stewardship plans, and forest practice plans. Design and implement forest fuels reduction and FireWise defensible space projects. Inspect completed projects to ensure compliance with grant rules and regulations. Project planning and reporting. Significant work in forested landscapes, to include steep terrain, during all seasons and weather conditions. Positions are located in Hartington and North Platte, NE.

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:

Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in forestry or closely related natural resources field with an emphasis on wildland fire, forest management, or silviculture plus one year of field forestry experience required. Working knowledge of Global Position System (GPS) equipment and the ability to read maps essential. Experience must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with others, both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in fire science or closely related field. Coursework or experience in wildland fire behavior, forest ecology and silviculture, forest inventory and mensuration, geographic information systems, wildfire suppression, and fuels management. Experience implementing FireWise fuels reduction practices. Knowledge and understanding of fire behavior and forest fuels reduction/mitigation practices. Familiarity with forest contractor operations and crews using chainsaws, skidders, grinders, chippers, and other forest equipment.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required Yes
Physical Required Yes
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $45,061/yr minimum
How to Apply

Click on the words “Apply to this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Matthew Holte

Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5) occasional evenings & weekends
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date: To be arranged
Appointment End Date

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Two positions available, one in Hartington, NE and one in North Platte, NE, please indicate which location you are interested in working.
    • Hartington, NE
    • North Platte, NE

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents