Established:  06/83
Revised:  03/89, 01/93, 3/98
FLSA:  Exempt
EEO:  3



Under direction, to plan, organize and administer a forest management program for county-owned forests, including timber sales, land exchange and reforestation; to supervise seasonal and contract employees; performs coordination and supervision function for capital construction projects; to develop project definition and scope of parks and road department projects; and to do other work as required.


The Parks and Property Resources Section within the Department of Transportation and Development is responsible for managing county forests, parks and recreation areas, and the disposition of real and/or personal property that has been deeded or vested to the County.  This section provides recreation programs and services, including management of community centers, sports facilities and a marina.

The Natural Resources Coordinator is responsible for developing and administering the County's forest plans and programs to balance sustained yield, protection of natural resources, generation of revenue and to supervise major Park and road department construction projects.  The incumbent reports to the Parks Supervisor and receives policy, plan and program guidance from the County Forest Advisory Board.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Develops, recommends and implements forest management plans; complies with accepted forest management techniques; consults with advisory boards to establish goals and to update annual plans.
  2. Develops, implements and administers forest management programs, including timber sales, timber stand inventory, reforestation, hardwood conversion, forest protection and stream improvement; generates maximum revenue and production of forests; maintains compliance with allowable cut levels.
  3. Designs, develops and manages forest road systems; reviews and determines adequate access and fire protection at minimum cost and disturbance to the forest ecosystem.
  4. Prepares, negotiates and administers forest and parks maintenance and improvement contracts; prepares plans and specifications; inspects and reviews ongoing and completed work for compliance with contract specifications; assists with long range planning for capital construction and operations.
  5. Prepares and administers forest program budgets; monitors revenues and expenditures; hires, oversees and supervises seasonal employees, contract surveyors, and road construction and logging contractors.
  6. Promotes and explains county forest resources and programs to public advisory boards and interested citizens; responds to inquiries and complaints.
  7. Identifies construction and maintenance requirements within assigned parks and forest areas; manages the bid process for materials and services; develops bid specifications for Requests for Proposal and Qualifications; analyzes bids and makes recommendations for contract awards.
  8. Develops definition and scope of construction projects; oversees and coordinates construction activities; monitors compliance with construction drawings, schedules, and budgeted costs.


Working knowledge of: Silviculture and its application to forest management programs; administration and operations of timber programs including timber sales, land exchange, and road building; principles and practices of personnel management, program planning and analysis, and budget/financial administration; principles and techniques of project management; principles and techniques of contract and budget administration; state and local government operating methods and procedures; techniques of negotiation and public relations.

Skill to: Develop, evaluate and implement goals, policies, procedures and programs; plan, assign, organize, evaluate and direct the work of temporary and seasonal employees, contract surveyors, and logging and other contractors; establish and maintain effective working relationships with contract and temporary personnel, County staff and the public; prepare and maintain reports, financial and other documents; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare, negotiate and administer contracts and agreements; interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations; ensure completion of assigned project within established budget, time and legal guidelines.


This position involves considerable field work inspecting county forest inventory and overseeing projects and personnel.


Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check.

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work.  Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.