The focus area for this position is the community forestry programs. Improve Nebraska's trees' health, sustainability and productivity by assisting Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) programs complete tree and forestry-related projects in communities. Assist NFS field staff with providing tree and forestry assistance to communities, landowners, clients or other stakeholders based on the NFS program focus area. The employee will have the opportunity to work with diverse personnel from various organizations and gain exposure to an array of NFS forestry assistance programs. The position is based in McCook, Nebraska.
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, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants 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 https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Associate's degree or equivalency in forestry, natural resources, environmental science, wildlife, biology, entomology, horticulture or closely related field (as appropriate for the position focus area) plus one year of experience completing projects related to forestry/tree/natural resource management, tree planting and design, tree inventories, or closely related activities. Equivalent education may include a combination of formal post-secondary education with at least 15 credit hours in biological sciences, natural resources, horticulture, forestry, or agriculture; OR Nebraska Certified Arborist or ISA certification appropriate for the position focus area. Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and implement forestry or natural resources activities. Ability to implement and maintain projects and activities, including documenting progress and preparing reports as guided by a supervisor. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form. Self-starter with a proven record of organizational skills. Appropriate tree and forestry knowledge relevant to the position and the focus area. Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.
Bachelor's degree or equivalency in forestry, natural resources, horticulture, entomology or closely related field (as appropriate for the position focus area) plus one year of experience providing landowner assistance with community forestry, tree and forest management, natural resources management, horticulture, or closely related field. Equivalent education may include a combination of formal post-secondary education with at least 24 credit hours in biological sciences, natural resources, horticulture, forestry, or agriculture; OR Nebraska Certified Arborist or ISA arborist certification; appropriate for position focus area. Knowledge of community forestry, tree care, community landscapes and/or Great Plains forestry issues. Knowledge of technology applications to complete tasks appropriate for the position focus area. Experience with providing presentations to groups.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.