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Forest Management Manager

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 3, 2022
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Forestry & Wildlife Sci Admin

Division Name

College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Environment

Position Title

Forest Management Manager

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Environmen t seeks candidates for a Forest Management Manager, who will manage the management of all lands associated with the College of Forestry, Wildlife, Environment and Auburn University. To learn more, please visit:

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts, and more!

Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting .

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
  • Manages, develops, and implements all aspects of forest management of all lands under Auburn University responsibility.
  • Manages processes of land management including but not limited to site preparation, planting, thinnings, and harvests, inventory, regeneration efforts, and forest health evaluations.
  • Develops and manages the Geographic Information System ( GIS ) containing information on Auburn University lands to facilitate responsible management of forest products and assist in teaching and research endeavors.
  • Researches and develops additional means of revenue-generation on University properties, providing professional recommendations to meet the objectives of each property.
  • Manages and oversees the maintenance and repairs on University properties to keep facilities in proper working conditions. Maintains a preventive maintenance program for equipment and facilities.
  • Assists University faculty with selection for both short term and long term research, teaching, or outreach projects, and management or maintenance of desired forest conditions for studies.
  • May provide assistance to instructors for classes taught at the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.
  • Negotiates terms and conditions of agreements and contracts for forest harvesting, forest management, and leasing of forest lands.
  • Collects data for record keeping, research, and recreational use. Provides reports and recommendations to improve the land management of university properties.
  • Oversees budget execution and planning, providing detail records and recommendations for department and university.
Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Forestry, Natural Resources Management, or Wildlife Management

Years of Experience


Area of Experience
  • Experience in all aspects of forest management and development of forestry management plan.
  • Experience in management and directing of contractors, and implementing forestry practices.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency officials, faculty, students, and employees.
Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of all aspects of forest management, GIS and state bid contracting practices.
  • Ability to operate forestry equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and fellow employees, contractors, and students.
  • Knowledge of wildlife management, forest ecology, prescribed burning, infrastructure maintenance, and forest health evaluations.
  • Knowledge of bid sales and contracts, including costs and sales prices of land contracts.
Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range

$48,700 - $82,800

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.

Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Forestry, Natural Resources Management, or Wildlife Management?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least 5 years of experience in all aspects of forest management and development of forestry management plans?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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    • Notified by an Auburn employee
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