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Forest Resources Manager Duties

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This is responsible, professional, managerial, and administrative work in the multiple use management of institutional forest lands and related facilities utilized in teaching, research, and service programs.

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for the overall planning and coordination of operations and programs applicable to multiple use management goals and policies for an extensive tract of forest lands. Work involves the coordination of a wide variety of land use programs including those of various state agencies and university departments. Work is performed with a general degree of independence under general direction of a professional superior.


Plans, directs, and administers programs such as, but not limited to: forest inventory, silviculture, fire protection, insect and disease protection, timber management, harvesting and sales, reforestation, roads and facilities maintenance and construction, recreation, fish and wildlife, hydrology and watershed management, and environmental protection.

Coordinates and assists in the administration and conduct of teaching, research, and other projects.

Plans, organizes, and directs the work of professional, technical, and clerical staff.

Plans, develops, and implements general forest management programs and land use plans in accordance with university guidelines.

Participates in budget execution and planning.

Maintains a preventive maintenance program for equipment and facilities.

Prepares various management reports and studies.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in forestry and considerable, responsible, professional experience in forest resources management including some supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of multiple use forest resource management protection and utilization.

Considerable knowledge of wildlife management.

Considerable knowledge of hydrology and watershed management.

Considerable knowledge of forest ecology and recreational uses.

Knowledge of research methodology as applied to forest resource management.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency officials, faculty, and fellow employees.

Ability to supervise the work of others.



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