Forest Insect & Disease Region Specialists, Minnesota

These full-time positions exist to manage the Forest Health Program within regions. Minimum qualifications include a four-year degree and 2 years of senior-level or 3 years of intermediate-level work experience.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the State Forest Health Implementation Team to design, develop, and implement a comprehensive Minnesota Forest Health Program that offers training, materials, and assistance to Department of Natural Resources staff. Provide administrative and technical oversight of the Region Forest Health Program; and design, coordinate and implement forest health surveys and assessments.
  • Develop, analyze and interpret forest health information and management strategies to ensure management and the public is informed through public presentations, radio, television, news articles and scientific publications. Develop and deliver educational and informational resources and publications to various audiences to integrate and implement ecosystem-based pest management practices and educate selective and proper use of pesticides. Coordinate training activities with other divisions and agencies.
  • Operational Support: Develop and deliver educational programs and materials. Train natural resource staff in the implementation of forest health management recommendations.

Full position description and application instructions for external applicants, search job keyword: 27166
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Application Deadline: November 5, 2018

Employer: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Location: Three jobs are open. One in Grand Rapids, one in Bemidji, and one in Brainerd.