Manager - NAU Centennial Forest
Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, School of Forestry
posted on August 9, 2012
• Normal working hours for this position are Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; however this is a position which may require work beyond normal hours during high activity times of the year, including occasional work on weekends.
• Provide oversight for Centennial Forest staff including forestry technicians, crew leaders, student assistants, and volunteers.
• Develop and manage Centennial Forest stewardship projects, including carrying out necessary liason work with the Arizona State Land Department, Arizona Forestry Division, Coconino County, the City of Flagstaff and other organizations.
• Secure and maintain funding for core Centennial Forest mission.
• Provide opportunities for NAU research scientists and help facilitate their projects.
• Develop and implement educational opportunities for NAU students, forestry and natural resource professionals, youth, and the Flagstaff community.
• Deliver high quality learning experiences for NAU Forestry students and participants in School of Forestry short courses and workshops. This includes helping to create and deliver course content for various forestry courses (e.g., Forest and Range Plants, Semesters A, B, C, and D).
• Supervise the School of Forestry Equipment Manager position and oversee the departmental fleet of vehicles and equipment room.
• Represents college, department or work unit at meetings or conferences.
• Adhere to university hiring policies, supervision practices and techniques.
• The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of curtually diverse background.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor's degree in Forestry or closely related field AND two years related experience.
• M.S. degree in Forestry or a closely related field.
• Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
• Expeience in grant writing and grant management.
• Demonstrated teaching ability in college-level courses.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Knowledge of GIS and forest inventory techniques.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse population and different constituencies to include university administrators, faculty, staff and students, as well as employees of government agencies and members of the general public.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of forest management practices, including those commonly employed in southwestern fire-prone forests.
• Skill in the use of personal computers and software.
• Ability to problem solve and make decisions.
• Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
• The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
• The NAU Centennial Forest is Northern Arizona University's research, teaching, and demonstration forest -- a cooperative venture between Northern Arizona University and the Arizona State Land Department.
• In 1959, the Arizona State Land Department designated 4,000 acres of forest land as an "outdoor laboratory" for the School of Forestry at Arizona State College in Flagstaff (now Northern Arizona University). The research and education programs initiated by the designation helped establish the school as one of the top rated forestry institutions in the country.
• In April 2000, the two organizations came together once again to establish a much larger research, education, and demonstration forest spanning nearly 50,000 acres of forest, woodland, and grassland.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
$55,000 to $61,000.
This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr .
Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each fiscal year according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found on the Internet at: https://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy&/….
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, and you choose the ASRS retirement option, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 27 weeks (6 months) after your start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days after start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
September 6, 2012 at midnight.