Urban and Community Forester

Hiring Organization: Department of Land and Natural Resources
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Honolulu, HI
Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

This full time position is located in the administrative office in downtown Honolulu and coordinates community engagement and outreach for the Division of Forestry and Wildlife and administers and directs the state-wide Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) Program. The position provides leadership and vision for communities throughout the state on the importance of maintaining healthy forests, developing self-sustaining urban forestry programs within their community, connecting people to their surrounding forest ecosystems, and sharing the benefits of Hawaii’s forests and forest management and health needs and concerns. This includes providing direct leadership, assistance, and support of private, non-profit, and government organizations involved or interested in urban and community forest management. The position provides educational outreach to communities to coordinate and promote the installation of best management practices to protect soil, water and other significant natural resources, as well as engages urban and rural residents in forest management needs, concerns and opportunities