Forest Manager, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

The Forest Manager is responsible for all aspects of the Fond du Lac Forestry Program. The primary focus of the position is to manage the on Reservation forest resources to meet the goals and objectives of the Fond Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Core responsibilities include personnel management, planning and budgeting, reporting and accounting, forest management planning, forest inventory, forest development, forest protection, fuels management, wildfire suppression, and fire prevention. This position will also serve to protect the Band’s off-reservation Ceded Territory hunting, fishing, and gathering rights.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides supervision to forestry staff. This includes daily work planning and delegation, monitoring work productivity and quality, completing performance evaluations, approving leave time, maintaining adequate staffing, providing adequate training opportunities, and any disciplinary action necessary.
  • Works with the forestry staff to prepare an annual harvest plan in accordance with an approved forest management plan or integrated resource management plan (IRMP).
  • Prepares an annual budget and monitors spending to carry out the various functions within the Forest Management program.
  • Prepares project proposals, applies for grants to carry out the projects while meeting the objectives of the IRMP, Resource Management Division and the Fond du Lac (FDL) Band.
  • And much more!

Job description overview
Official job announcement
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Application deadline: September 28, 2018

Employer: Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Location: Cloquet, MN