This position serves as the Supervisory Forester in the Butte Falls Field Office of the Medford District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The position is under the direction of the Field Manager. The incumbent serves as the key technical advisor to the Field Office staff and Field Manager on resource issues related to Forest Management. The incumbent supervises and provides managerial leadership and direction to professional and technical forestry specialists and performs administrative duties in support of the forest resource management program.
The Supervisory Forester provides technical assistance to field office foresters and forestry technicians, developing and tracking forestry related activities and budgets and identifying educational and training needs to maintain high quality forestry staff employees. The incumbent ensures that forest management activities are consistent with the Resource Management Plan and Record of Decision. The incumbent is an integral part of the field office leadership team interacting regularly with the Field Manager and other supervisory personnel.
Primary duties include directing the work and supervising 10-20 employees including establishing priorities, setting deadlines and reviewing work. Incumbent is responsible for the overall coordination of all aspects of the forest management program including such things as preparation of an annual timber sale plan, out-year planning, co-lead for forest management NEPA document preparation, silvicultural prescriptions, contract administration, timber cruising, special forest products, logging systems and layout. Duties also include providing guidance and technical expertise to other field offices and divisions, interpreting and implementing State Office instructions and policy and actively promoting teamwork within and between workgroups and disciplines.