Overview

The Certified Silviculturist will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and will play a role in restoring the landscapes affected by the fires for a federal client in New Mexico, ensuring environmental sustainability, and enhancing community resilience. This position requires a deep understanding of forest ecology, silvicultural practices, and sustainable forest management.

Job Classification: 1099 Independent Subcontractor

Duty Station: Virtual

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements comprehensive silvicultural plans to restore and manage fire-affected forest landscapes.
  • Oversees reforestation activities, including site preparation, species selection, planting, and monitoring of tree growth and health.
  • Implements vegetation management practices to control invasive species, promote native vegetation, and enhance biodiversity.
  • Develops and applies soil conservation techniques and water management strategies to prevent erosion and promote healthy watershed conditions.
  • Conducts field assessments and collects ecological data to inform silvicultural decisions and adapt management plans as needed.
  • Works closely with other project team members, including landscape architects, ecologists, and contractors, to ensure integrated and cohesive restoration efforts.
  • Engages with local communities, government agencies, and other stakeholders to communicate project goals, progress, and outcomes.
  • Provides guidance and training to project staff, volunteers, and community members on silvicultural practices and forest management.
  • Ensures all silvicultural activities comply with relevant regulations and standards, and prepares reports on project progress and outcomes.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Deep understanding of forest ecology, silvicultural practices, and sustainable forest management principles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex information to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proactive approach to addressing challenges.

Education and Experience

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Forest Ecology, Natural Resource Management, or a related field.
  • Preferred: Master’s degree
  • Required: Completion of the Forest Service’s National Advanced Silviculture Program
  • Required: Silviculturist Certification
  • Required: Minimum of 5 years of experience in silviculture, forestry management, or a related field, with a focus on restoration and recovery of fire-affected landscapes.
  • Required: Proficiency in GIS and other forestry-related software, as well as field data collection tools and techniques.
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in Forestry, Forest Ecology, Natural Resource Management, or related field

About Chloeta

Chloeta is a Native American owned enterprise providing a diverse range of engineering, scientific, and technical solutions to support military, energy, homeland security, emergency preparedness, and critical infrastructure requirements.