TFS Program Coordinator I - UCF Partnership
Texas A&M Forest Service
Proposed Minimum Salary
College Station, Texas
Texas A&M Forest Service is seeking a highly motivated team member who has a passion for Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) and works well with minimum supervision. This individual will be a part of an integral team that works to deliver statewide programs to support the Program mission of helping communities develop sustainable programs that provide Texans with healthy trees and forests.
The Program Coordinator for UCF Partnership will provide leadership to municipalities, non-profits, planning groups and other community forestry stakeholders across the state. This position will help coordinate statewide programs that support enhancing community tree cover to optimize associated benefits and contribute to the quality of life for residents. Occasional duties include training and response activities associated with the emergency response mission of the agency and support for additional agency programs.
Responsibilities:-Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external partners.
-Track and report program accomplishments to state and federal authorities and create new systems and procedures for accomplishing activities.
-Design and develop dedicated funding projects in consultation with division administrative and program leaders.
-Develop reports and related products as necessary.
-Explore and expand the use of new technology and integrate as necessary into agency programs, including urban tree canopy assessments, GIS visualization, tree inventories, etc.
-Collaborate with administrative and field staff to ensure effective delivery of urban initiatives.
-Grow professionally by attending conferences and taking advantage of learning resources.
-Make meaningful contributions as an integral part of a cohesive team.
-Develop leadership skills and experience.
-Move up quickly with established career ladder for position and corresponding pay increases.
-Work on a variety of projects with the ability to provide input on all phases of development.
-Help determine direction of agency's geospatial development work.
-Interact and collaborate with professionals across a broad array of forestry-related disciplines, including urban and community forestry, forest inventory analysis, forest health, forest management and wildland fire.
-Contribute to the sustainability of natural resources in Texas and beyond.
Work Conditions : This job may require exposure to harsh environmental conditions such as wind, sunlight, rain and temperature extremes. It may also require walking long distances, standing for extended periods, twisting, bending, reaching, kneeling lifting and carrying heavy objects. Job stress can be frequent when confronted with deadlines of various projects, frequent travel, long hours and adverse weather conditions.
Texas A&M Forest Service offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement benefits, paid-time off and health and lifestyle programs, education incentives and tuition reimbursement opportunities.
For more information about Texas A&M Forest Service and our careers, please visit https://TFS web.tamu.edu/careers. Come grow with us!
Education and Experience: Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or other natural resource field (environmental science, ecology or other relevant biological sciences).
Preferred Education: Master's degree in ForestryRequired Experience: Four (4) or more years of experience in land management, natural resources, conservation, community forestry or arboriculture.
Preferred Experience: Two (2) or more years of experience in urban & community or municipal forestry, project management and administration. Experience with grant writing. Two (2) or more years experience with delivery of agency community forestry programs or equivalent experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Required Knowledge: MS Office. GIS.
Preferred Knowledge: iTree software. ArcPro. Forest inventory software. Tree City USA and other Arbor Day Foundation programs.Required Skills: Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, both with technical and non-technical audiences. Sound judgement. Highly organized and detail oriented.
Required Abilities: Work effectively with minimal supervision. Self-motivated. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others, including internal and external partners.
Preferred Abilities: Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:Required: Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment. ISA Certified Arborist or ability to acquire certification within one year.
Preferred: SAF Certified Forester. Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
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Fulfilling the service component of a land-grant university system, Texas A&M Forest Service is a proud member of The Texas A&M University System. Celebrating 100 years of service, this state agency was created in 1915 by the 34th Texas Legislature. Each state in the nation has a state forestry agency, but Texas was the first to establish its state forestry agency as part of a land-grant college. Texas A&M Forest Service is recognized as the leader in defining forestry for the future of Texas and the nation. Applied programs include forest and tree development; wildfire prevention, mitigation, and protection; urban and community forestry; and a host of innovative forest sustainability programs. Texas A&M Forest Service works to ensure the state’s forests, trees, and related natural resources are conserved and continue to provide a sustainable flow of environmental and economic benefits.
Texas A&M Forest Service Career Site (https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/Careers/)
Benefits - Besides getting to work for a highly-acclaimed state forestry agency with top-notch staff, there are many tangible benefits that go along with working with Texas A&M Forest Service . Exceptional health insurance is a huge economic benefit for employees. In addition to medical and life insurance, there are also options of dental, vision, long-term disability, and more. Paid vacation and sick leave and strong retirement plans round out a great benefit package.
Texas A&M Forest Service is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Veterans / Disability Employer.
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