There is currently one permanent full-time position open with the Oregon Department of Forestry located in Roseburg. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates for this position and may be used to fill future vacancies. For specific questions regarding this position, please contact Dave Lorenz, Southern Oregon Area Director, at (541) 953-8164.
The Oregon Department of Forestry's (ODF) Mission is – To serve the people of Oregon through the protection, management, and promotion of a healthy forest environment, which will enhance Oregon's livability and economy for today and tomorrow. ODF is a multi-programmed, multi-funded public agency chartered and structured to administer the forest laws and policies of the State of Oregon, within the framework of sustainable forests, for the benefit of all Oregonians.
This position exists to support both the Private Forests and State Forests Management programs, primarily in the Southern Oregon Area. The primary function is as the Area geotechnical specialist. One of the purposes of the Private Forests Program is to assure continuous growing and harvesting of forest tree species while minimizing negative effects to resources identified in the Forest Practices Act (FPA) and Forest Practices Rules (FPR). The purpose of the State Forests Program is to manage State forests according to applicable statutes, rules, policies and directives in a technically sound manner. Both programs are statewide in scope and serve State of Oregon forestry needs in major areas of importance. In both programs, the general public, forest landowners, forest operators and the forest industry are primarily affected. These programs support the Agency's mission to provide a variety of forest-related services to the citizens and to administer the forest laws and policies of the State of Oregon.
The primary purpose of this position is to: 1) Provide geotechnical engineering expertise in the area of slope stability, geomorphology, soil erosion, forest operation, earth processes, hydrology, hydraulics and other technical subjects; 2) Analyze proposed administrative rules, policies and guidance and make recommendations regarding adequacy relative to administrative consistency, geotechnical engineering feasibility and impacts on field administration of the FPA, forest operations and natural resource protection; 3) Work with other agency technical specialists to insure consistent application of agency policy.