Forest Stewardship Job Position Announcement – St. Croix, VI Department of Agriculture
Submitted by Marla S. Rivera-Oliver on
The VI Department of Agriculture has an opening in the Forestry Division for the position of Forest Stewardship Program Coordinator on St. Croix. This position is a federally-funded position, however the successful candidate will be an employee of the VI Dept. of Agriculture. The position does require a BS in forestry or natural resources; a master’s degree would be outstanding. The position also requires experience with GIS mapping. The job description is below for your information. Please let Marilyn Chakroff [marilyn DOT chakroff AT gmail DOT com] know if you are interested in applying for this position. Send her your current resume and she will pass your name and information on to Commissioner Carlos Robles, the new Commissioner. Interviews will be conducted next month as they would like to fill the position ASAP.
This is work managing and developing forestry plans for private forest landowners in the USVI for the purposes of soil conservation and water quality improvement. The intent of the Forest Stewardship Program is to keep private forest lands in forest, and to provide technical assistance to landowners in managing their property for specific goals set forth in forest management plans.
Work is performed under the direction of the State (Territorial) Forester, who is the Commissioner of Agriculture. The incumbent is expected to use considerable judgment and creativity in the management of the program.