Lincoln, Nebraska

Requisition Number: S_221194 Department: Nebraska Forest Service-0889 Description of Work: The Nebraska Forest Service ( NFS ) provides technical and financial assistance to clients across Nebraska emphasizing rural forestry, community forestry, forest fuels reduction, forest health, forest products utilization and fire protection. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Nebraska's citizens by protecting, restoring and utilizing Nebraska's tree and forest resources. NFS is seeking enthusiastic, qualified applicants to join our team of dedicated staff working to improve Nebraska's trees and forests' health, resiliency, and sustainability. Providing direct, technical assistance to stakeholders related to the program focus area, the Forester will play a key role in providing the resources necessary for clients to achieve their landscape and forest goals. Program Focus Area: Community landscapes emphasizing sustainable public landscapes and native plants. In partnership with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum ( NSA ), the position will coordinate and deliver community landscape programs and financial assistance activities to clients statewide. The position will provide landscape design and planning assistance, including conducting site analysis; developing basemaps, conceptual plans, final designs, and plant lists; on-site plant layout, and performing project evaluations to achieve NFS , NSA , and client goals. The position will utilize a working knowledge of sustainable landscape practices, procedures, principles, and the native and adapted plants appropriate for Nebraska. The position will also help lead workshops and outreach that engages diverse landowners, clients, and stakeholders. Some overnight travel is necessary. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: Minimum Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalency in landscape architecture, horticulture, forestry, natural resources, or closely related field, plus one year of experience providing landscape design and planning assistance. Equivalent education may include a combination of formal postsecondary education with at least 24 credit hours in landscape design, horticulture, natural resources, forestry or an ISA certification. Demonstrated ability to engage with individuals, communities, partners, or businesses. Ability to respond to stakeholders' community landscape needs. Ability to develop, implement and maintain projects and activities, including documenting progress and preparing reports. Ability to effectively cooperate with public and private landowners, the general public, cooperators, and peers. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form. Self-starter with a proven record of organizational skills. Ability to work independently under the guidance of the supervisor. Substantial knowledge relevant to the position focus area. Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirements. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in landscape architecture, horticulture, forestry, or closely related field plus four years of experience providing assistance with community landscapes, public horticulture, or closely related field. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills. Knowledge of public landscape design solutions such as stormwater BMPs, pollinator landscapes, streetscapes, learning gardens, and community forests. Knowledge of GPS , ArcGIS, word processing, spreadsheet and data management software. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Posted Salary: $55,394 minimum Job Type: Full-Time

Lincoln, Nebraska

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