Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Lexington, Tennessee, United States
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Area Forester- Forester 3 
Location: Lexington, TN 

*This posting is for Area Forester vacancy:

-West Tennessee District vacancy covers Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Henderson, Madison (counties covered are subject to change)

Job Description: 
The Area Forester is the Division of Forestry’s field forester. The Area Forester is responsible for all division programs in their area of responsibility. In addition to private forest management, these programs include forest protection and health, water quality, urban forestry and forest industry promotion and assistance. The Area Forester works under the direct supervision of the District Forester. 

Specific Job Duties:
1. Authors written forest management plans and prescription plans such as cost-share tree planting plans, forest health management plans and Stewardship plans
2. Provides planning and technical advice through group settings like County Forestry Associations, urban communities, and other organizations
3. Partners with other government agencies to promote the mission of the Division of Forestry

1. Implements state forestry programs such as wildland fire mitigation, rural and urban forest management, water quality protection, forest health and landowner assistance in several counties
2. Provides seasonal fire suppression activity in several counties and may participate in suppression activities in any area of the State
3. Conducts forestry outreach and education programs to a variety of age and demographic group within several counties

1. Follows all state purchasing processes and policies and ensures those same policies and processes are adhered to by both direct reports and indirect reports
2. Processes billing information of vendor services activities performed by Division personnel

1. Directly supervises 1-3 Forest Technicians
2. Develops annual Individual Performance Plans and conducts interim and annual reviews for direct reports
3. Indirectly supervises several county forestry crews

Job ID: 74270088

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