Career Corner

Virginia Forestry Association Seeks Association Support Specialist 

VFA is seeking a full-time, entry-level Association Support Specialist. The person hired will work in the Association’s Richmond office, reporting to the Executive Director and assisting the Deputy Executive Director and Director of Member Services and Finance in carrying out day-to-day responsibilities to serve our members. This person will also be assisting with support of the VFA sponsored American Tree Farm System in Virginia.

 Primary Duties:

 • Manage VFA membership database and ensure accuracy of records. 

• Manage membership applications and dues renewal processing, preparing reports as necessary.
• Prepare and distribute member welcome communications.
• Prepare and distribute meeting and event materials.
• Provide accounting and weekly banking assistance.
• Manage Virginia component of American Tree Farm System database.
• Coordinate, track, and enter Tree Farm inspection data.
• Prepare and distribute Tree Farmer communications.
• Assist with the organization and execution of meetings and events.
• Proofread association communications.
• Serve as receptionist for the VFA office and provide general administrative office support.
• Manage office equipment and supply inventory.
• Perform additional related duties and tasks as necessary and assigned.

Click here to view the full position description.

Virginia Forestry & Wildlife Group Seeks Field Technician - Albermarle County, Virginia 

Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group, a for-profit, natural resource management and consulting company based in Albemarle County, Virginia seeks to fill seasonal positions within the company under the following parameters: starting immediately: Natural Resource Management Technician

The technician is supervised by the Stewardship Manager and company principals and will be part of a field management crew.  Activities will include (but are not limited to) the implementation of natural resource management activities: prescribed fire, forest management, invasive species control, wildlife habitat establishment and maintenance, tree/shrub planting, field surveys and assessments and biodiversity restoration work.  Excellent communication with company principals, staff and clients (private landowners, public agencies and non-profit organizations) is an important part of the position.   

Applicants should be currently enrolled or recently graduated from an undergraduate program in a Natural Resources discipline (forestry, wildlife, botany, etc.) in either a two year technical program or four year university setting.  The position is field based, so applicants should be physically fit and willing to work in a diversity of outdoor habitats and situations including mountainous terrain.  Exposure to heat, biting insects, snakes and other wildlife should be anticipated.  A working knowledge of local flora and fauna is needed but significant training and education will be obtained from the position.  

Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group is based out of Albemarle County.  The successful applicant should find housing close to Charlottesville or Albemarle County to facilitate an efficient travel and work schedule.  Most work will be within 1.5 hours of the office, but occasional overnight trips are likely. 

Send Cover letter, resume and references to:

Principal, Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group

Email: info@vaforestwild.com

Canal Wood, LLC Seeks Timber Buyer – Northeastern Virginia/Northern Neck Area 

Canal Wood, LLC is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, hardworking individual to join our procurement team as a full-time Timber Buyer in the Northeastern Virginia area.  This position is based out of Canal Wood’s field office location in Shacklefords, Virginia, and its territory will cover the Northeastern Virginia, Northern Neck Area reaching from James River to Williamsburg, VA.  The Timber Buyer in this position should live within driving distance of our field office location and be able to travel regularly in and outside of their assigned territory.  As a Timber Buyer, your core responsibilities will be to source, negotiate and purchase standing tracts of timber from area landowners, and have the ability to procure and manage contract logging operations to harvest those timber tracts purchased.  We are looking for someone with at least 3 years of Forestry experience preferably related to the direct interaction and successful purchasing negotiations with private landowners, timber cruising experience, and experience in procuring and managing contract logging operations to maintain targeted delivery goals. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a great personality and enjoys working outdoors.  

To view job qualifications and apply to this position, click on our Career tab at:  www.canalwood.com

FEMA is seeking Environmental Floodplain Specialists and Historic Preservation Specialists 

FEMA is seeking talented, experienced men and women for the role of Environmental Floodplain Specialist and Historic Preservation Specialist, within the Reservist Program.  The positions are 2 year appointments in the Excepted Service. Employment is on an intermittent basis.  

Environmental Floodplain Specialist

Position Duties 

  • Review and implement Executive Orders 11988: Floodplains and 11990: Wetlands, environmental and historic preservation laws, other regulations, standards, policies, guidelines for FEMA funded activities, and the 8-step review process.
  • Determine the applicable level of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and prepare related documents.
  • Serve as a technical specialist on floodplains and wetlands.
  • Perform or oversee program administration work, such as technical project monitoring and evaluations, to meet environmental and historic preservation responsibilities.
  • Analyze a wide range of environmental and floodplain, scientific, technical, management, engineering, socio-economic, and legal issues.

APPLY: submit your resume to EHPCadre@fema.dhs.gov and include “Environmental Floodplain Specialist” in the subject line.

A selection panel will review resumes of all eligible applicants. A review of resumes will be on-going. We will inform you when you are being reviewedand/or selected for an interview. For additional information about FEMA’s Reservist Program visit https://careers.fema.gov/reservists-program. 

 

Historic Preservation Specialist 

Primary Position Duties 

  • Make recommendations to the supervisor on historic preservation policy and procedures, and program guidance and training information on historic preservation compliance issues.
  • Develop and maintain liaison with State, Tribal, and Federal resource agencies, and private sector organizations, to coordinate compliance issues, disseminate technical information and maintain knowledge of government-wide programs and initiatives associated with implementation of historic preservation laws.
  • Provide historic preservation compliance advice to FEMA and State Emergency Management personnel and serve as subject matter expertise for review of existing materials.
  • Provide all assistance to the supervisor and staff on assignments in support of FEMA’s disaster programs.

APPLY: submit your resume to EHPCadre@fema.dhs.gov and include “Historic Preservation Specialist” in the subject line. 

A selection panel will review resumes of all eligible applicants. A review of resumes will be on-going. We will inform you when you are being reviewedand/or selected for an interview. For additional information about FEMA’s Reservist Program visit https://careers.fema.gov/reservists-program.

 

FEMA seeks Reservist Employees

FEMA is seeking talented men and women who are eager to assist disaster survivors as Reservist employees.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to travel, receive training and build your professional network.  Are you or someone you know looking for a rewarding intermittent work opportunity to assist disaster survivors when they are most in need?  Then send your resume to fema-reservist-hiring-initiative@fema.dhs.gov  

FEMA Reservists are on-call employees who deploy, when activated, to support disaster operations. Each Reservist is hired to a position within a Cadre based on his or her skills or experience.   Click here for a flyer with more information.

FEMA has the following Reservist job opportunities available: 

  • ·        Logistics Specialist (Warehouse Manager)
  • ·        Systems Specialist (Database Manager)
  • ·        Insurance Specialist
  • ·        Information Technology Specialist
  • ·        Floodplain Specialist
  • ·        Media Relations
  • ·        Intergovernmental Affairs 

If you are interested in intermittent work and have experience in customer service, data entry, insurance processing, warehouse management, communications, or information technology, send your resume to fema-reservist-hiring-initiative@fema.dhs.gov. For additional information, please visit the FEMA Reservist Program page.

Virginia Department of Forestry Seeks Senior Area Forester - Dan River 

Location: Dan River Work Area serving the counties of Charlotte, Halifax and Pittsylvania. Duties: The Virginia Department of Forestry is seeking an experienced forestry professional to lead staff members assigned to the work area and to provide professional assistance, as a scientific expert, in program delivery for the following areas: natural resources management and protection; land use planning; conserving the land base; urban and community forestry; watershed and riparian forest management; conservation education; and forest health. Incumbent supervises and provides direction to Area Foresters and Forest Technicians in assigned work area; mentors and trains new staff members; evaluates and provides feedback to staff on an on-going basis; provides information for and implements scientifically based silvicultural recommendations; develops and prepares stewardship, cost-share, and stand plans; oversees contractors and crews on tree planting projects; protects forested land in accordance with the department's readiness plan; and enforces forest fire laws.  Click here to view additional position information and apply.