Forest Economist I

Forest Economist I

05 May 2019

Forest Economist I

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Job TitleForest Economist IAgencyTexas A&M Forest ServiceDepartmentForest Economics and Resource AnalysisProposed Minimum Salary$4,750.00 monthlyJob LocationCollege Station, TexasJob TypeStaffJob DescriptionWe seek a talented and highly motivated Forest Economist to work as a member of the Forest Economics and Resource Analysis team, also consisting of a Forest Resource Analyst (supervisor), Geospatial Analyst, and Wood Utilization specialist. The most competitive applicants will demonstrate: (1) ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms; (2) strong applied research and technical ability; (3) experience delivering economic and policy information using a variety of methods including online tools; and (4) ability to work independently and as a member of a team.Major Responsibilities:-Collect and provide data on the key elements of the timberland property tax formula.-Coordinate timberland management costs survey.-Periodically analyze and report on the economic impact of the forest sector in the state.-Monitor forest market conditions and publish bi-monthly report on timber prices.-Value the ecosystem services provided by forestland in the state.-Organize and conduct educational seminars on timber tax issues-Track timberland ownership trends in the state. -Work in a team environment on special studies related to forestry and natural resource issues in the state. -Other duties as assignedWorking Conditions: -Primarily office-based, but some field work will be expected. -Some work may occur after hours and require out of town travel.Please complete the form found at this link: Supplemental Information Form 20180904.docx and upload it to this application when uploading other documents. Please contact 979-458-6690 if you are having issues with completing the form or uploading it to the application. This form must be uploaded during the application process.Education and Experience:Required Education: Ph.D. in Forest Economics or closely related Natural Resources disciplineRequired Experience: Economic analysis and forest policy.Preferred Experience: Policy decision support analysis, property taxation, federal income tax, forest law.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Preferred Knowledge: Econometrics. Proficiency in MS Office and statistical softwareRequired Ability: Strong applied research and technical ability. Experience delivering economic and policy information using a variety of methods including online tools. Work independently and as a member of a team. Multi-task and work cooperatively with others.Required Skills: Effectively communicate in verbal and written forms.Preferred Skills: Skills in the use of software systems for modeling timber supply and economic impact (e.g., SRTS, IMPLAN) are highly desirable.Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:Required: Valid Texas Driver's license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire. Have a driving record that meets agency requirements.Preferred: SAF Certification, CPAApplicant Instructions:A resume, cover letter, transcript and supplemental document are REQUIRED to be uploaded to application. Certifications are preferred to be uploaded to the application. Documents/certifications can be uploaded in the "My Experience" page in the "Resume/CV section. More than one document can be uploaded; just click the "Upload" button for each document. Documents can only be loaded at this time and cannot be uploaded once the application is submitted. If there are any issues uploading documents, please contact 979-458-6690All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.Fulfilling the service component of a land-grant university system, Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) 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.TFS 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. TFS 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.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 TFS. 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.If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 458-6690.Useful Links:

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