The University of Tennessee Ames Plantation Research and Education Center P.O. Box 389 Grand Junction, TN 38039
Position provides professional support to natural resources research operations in the fields of Forestry/Wildlife at the Ames Plantation Research and Education Center in cooperation with the Hobart Ames Foundation and with the Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries.
Responsibilities: The successful applicant will assist with management, maintenance, and seed collection in the Shackelford Seed Orchards and associated genetic and silvicultural studies on the Ames Plantation, in addition to other forestry and wildlife projects. Position will participate in other field-based activities such as collect and enter data. (S)he will supervise the work of center agricultural support personnel, including temporary and seasonal positions and coordinate with UT Tree Improvement Program personnel and other external state and federal agency cooperators.
Responsible for maintenance of 100 acres of hardwood research orchards, genetic tests and field studies spread across the 13,500 acres of forested land. Controls invading vegetation in the seed orchards and genetic tests throughout the year. Evaluates each planting for pests and takes corrective action when warranted. Maintains detailed records of all activities in orchards/tests., including measurements and keeps detailed records of the genetic lineage of each tree within each orchard and field studies. Oversees buildings and property maintenance. Position oversees repair work on facilities and upgrades, as well as, maintains all vehicles along with the large and small agricultural research equipment utilized within this project, including tractors. Coordinates and implements application of a large and complex array of forestry and agricultural herbicides, protection products and/or usage of different types of agricultural farm equipment to plant, maintain and/or harvest all forestry commodities.
Internal Number: 205206
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