UNH Cooperative Extension is filling a Natural Resources Field Specialist, Forestry position in CoÃ¶s County, NH, with an office in Lancaster. Natural Resources Field Specialists conduct county-based and state-wide programming as described in this position announcement.
CoÃ¶s County is located in Northern New Hampshire, bordered by Vermont, Maine, and Canada. The city of Lancaster NH, the second largest in the county after Berlin, is the county seat of CoÃ¶s County and gateway to the Great North Woods Region. In this landscape, the field specialist, individually and in cooperation with co-workers, state specialists, program coordinators and faculty, natural resources-related organizations and agencies, and the county advisory council provides extension forest resources education and assistance to landowners, citizens, natural resource professionals, forest industry, community groups, volunteer organizations, volunteers, town government, county government, state agencies, and natural resource organizations. The field specialist implements programming using the principles outlined in the 2016-2021 Cooperative Extension Strategic Plan.
Masterâs degree in appropriate discipline. One degree must be in forestry, wildlife, or a closely related field from an accredited institution. A strong candidate with a Bachelorâs degree in forestry, wildlife, or a closely related field from an accredited institution with 3 years of experience may be consideredâbut will be required to obtain a Masterâs degree within 7 years of hire.
Required to become a New Hampshire Licensed Forester.
Driverâs license and personal vehicle.
Willing and able to work some nights and weekends for programs, events, or meetings as well as accomplish extensive, year-round, fieldwork.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; an ability to work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers and people with a variety of values and interests; a willingness to participate in professional development activities to add and enhance knowledge.
Demonstrated competency in managing forest land and related resources.
Demonstrated silviculture expertise, particularly rehabilitation of degraded stands and habitat.
Able to speak to and refer conservation options.
Ability to leverage community forest as a tool to engage the community.
Extension (or related) education, outreach, and/or related programming experience.
Ability to provide natural resources programming in rural and developed communities.
Competency with computers and current technology, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
Internal Number: PS2515FY22
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The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.