Department Name: 81090:Forestry and Natural Resources
The Assistant Director for Robinson Forest Operations will manage the day-to-day operations and site personnel at Robinson Forest and will provide assistance for other forested areas owned and managed by the College of Agriculture, Food & Environment (CAFE). The position will be responsible for forest operations oversight and management at Robinson Forest, including the 10,000 main block and the non-contiguous forest tracts. Under the supervision of the Director and in collaboration with the Chair, will assess, recommend, and supervise regular and special projects and personnel associated with the maintenance and improvement of the total forest infrastructure including, but not limited to structures and grounds, storage and technical complex, roads, trails, forest openings, weather stations, weirs and flumes, and other in-forest structures. Supervision includes both regularly and temporarily assigned Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability (RCARS) and Department personnel. Other responsibilities include managing expenditures from RCARS – and Department-allocated budgets provided in support of forest operations; managing and allocating use of forest, field, and turf equipment; assessing, evaluating, and overseeing the University of Kentucky interests and responsibilities for leases, agreements, conveyances, (ex. coal, gas and oil leases) and boundaries, and providing on-site management and oversight of contractors; and coordinating and managing collaborations with local, state, and national agencies and organizations responsible for wildlife and forest management operations including but not limited to forest wildfire suppression, game management, threatened and endangered species, and water quality.
GPS Software, GIS Software, ability to work in wooded conditions, forestry inventory, and forest operations.
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