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CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBES

OF THE FLATHEAD NATION

PO BOX 278

PABLO MT  59855

(406) 675-2700

PERSONNEL OFFICE FAX:  (406) 675-2711

CSKT Website: csktribes.org

E-mail: cory.clairmont@cskt.org

 

****V A C A N C Y   A N N O U N C E M E N T****

 

TITLE:                                   Forest Development Program Manager

 

LOCATION:                          Tribal Forestry Department - Ronan, MT

 

SALARY:                              $27.34 to $31.86 per hour

 

CLOSING DATE:                Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m.

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) within the definition of the CSKT Drug Testing policy. The successful applicant, if not already employed by the Tribes must pass a pre-hire drug test.

 

DUTIES:

-     Develops program goals for the Program in consultation with the Forest Manager.  Independently formulates objective and action plans to achieve goals.  Develops formal tracking processes to evaluate program accomplishment and success.  Develops and implements remedial action to achieve desired program results.

-     Directs and ensures standards are met for tree improvement, forest pest management, special studies, research, reforestation and timer stand improvement activities.

-     Prepares reports which accurately reflect program accomplishment, justify program existence and identify additional support as may be required to fulfill the self-governance mission of the Tribes as required.

-     Reviews programs practices, implementation, and other program operational procedures for technical adequacy and compliance with policies and standards.

-     Coordinates program activities with all resource specialist; ensures effective communication between all resources.

-     Maintains liaison with employees of Federal and State governments, local officials, and private organizations or land owners who are affected by, or have an interest in forest development practices.  Conducts technology transfer and participates on training cadre as required to improve skills and knowledge within the organization and among the profession.

-     Coordinates project preparation (immediate and long range) objectives and plans, and the establishment and scheduling of priorities, with other resource specialist to ensure that they do not conflict with the overall forest development program direction.

-     Sets job priorities, develops work schedules and assigns projects to staff on short and long term basis.

-     Prepares or assist with the preparation of silvicultural prescriptions for greenhouse and nursery operations, planting, seeding, site preparation, cone collection and processing, timber stand  

      improvement, genetic tree improvement, forest pest management, and rehabilitation of lodgepole pine stands.

 

DUTIES:

  • Directs the technical phases of timber stand improvement and reforestation program activities; prescribes techniques and processes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of each program.
  • Prepares five-year dwarf mistletoe control plans and ten-year forest development plans; updates these plans annually as required.
  • Directs insect, disease, and animal damage control programs. Executes pesticide use on the forest to ensure adequate controls are used.  Conducts or assists with annual forest pest aerial survey and subsequent ground checking.
  • Evaluates adequacy and effectiveness of timber stand improvement programs through periodic on-ground inspections and growth analysis. Inspects for compliance with established policies and standards to achieve long and short term program objectives.
  • Assists in the development of long range management and project plans for the lodgepole pine component which involves short rotations for specialty products and complex management strategies.
  • Writes the forest development section of the Forest Management Plan and updates as needed. Assists in the development of other long range timber management plans including formulation of policies, objectives, and priorities, and the correlation and integration of reforestation, timber stand improvement, pest management, and tree improvement plans into the overall management plan.
  • Performs in fire suppression and prescribed fire as directed by Division of Fire.
  • Performs as Acting Forest Manager as required.

-     Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (AS REFLECTED ON THE TRIBAL EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION)

  • Bachelor of Science is required.
  • Supervisory training and several years of experience in increasingly responsible positions is required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing forestry work and two (2) years of experience in silvicultural, project planning, contract preparation is required.
  • A valid state driver’s license.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIOINS (AS DETERMINED BY THE INTERVIEW):

  • Current red card must be updated and an annual physical must be submitted.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal laws and regulations, federal and Tribal policies and procedures; Tribal treaties, agreements, constitutions, laws, and ordinances.
  • Familiarity with state and local laws governing forest management to make final decisions or authoritative recommendations.

 

SUBMIT:

  1. Completed Tribal employment application (resumes are not accepted).
  2. Certified copies of relevant academic transcripts and training certificates.
  1. Copy of a valid driver’s license.

 

FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION DURING THE SCREENING PROCESS

 

SUBMIT ALL OF THE ABOVE TO:  Tyshina Whitworth, Personnel Office, PO Box 278, Pablo MT 59855, telephone (406) 675-2700 ext. 1043.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact Tony Incashola, Jr., Tribal Forestry Department Head @ 675-2700, ext. 6044.

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