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Position with the TN Division of Natural Areas
Posted on October 31st, 2013

Announcement of a Forthcoming Position with Tennessee Division of Natural Areas
TITLE: Environmental Specialist 4 (Stewardship Ecologist)
START DATE: Mid – Late February or early March 2014
MONTHLY RATE: The salary is $3,173 to $5,077 per month plus state benefits package.
HOURS: Full-time

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation,
Division of Natural Areas anticipates hiring a working level full-time Environmental Specialist 4
to aid in oversight and management of Middle Tennessee state natural areas and supervise
and assist the Natural Areas Program Operations Steward in natural area management.
Minimum requirements, job overview, and possible work activities for the Environmental
Specialist 4 position are posted 

The Environmental Specialist 4 job classification lists a variety of possible work activities.
Specifically, this posting is for a Stewardship Ecologist who will directly report to the Natural
Area Program Administrator. The successful candidate will assist the program in ecological
restoration and management of state natural areas and rare species habitats as well as
construction and maintenance of trails, boundaries, and other facilities. The successful
candidate will also be responsible for writing and updating natural area management plans,
assisting other natural areas staff throughout the state, working with outside contractors, and
providing direct supervision to the Natural Areas Operation Steward. The position will be
stationed in Nashville, Tennessee.

In addition to the minimum requirements, the successful candidate will possess:
• Working knowledge of ecological concepts of Tennessee’s fauna, flora, and natural
• Familiarity with conservation issues in Tennessee or the region,
• Experience with the use of prescribed fire for management of glades, barrens, and
grassland ecosystems, including writing burn prescriptions,
• Experience with prescription and implementation of integrated pest management for
treatment of invasive exotic species,
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
• Ability to provide outreach and programming,
• Familiarity with ArcMap GIS software, and GPS,
• Ability to operate various machines used in land management (e.g. tractors, chainsaws,
mowers, herbicide sprayers),
• Excellent attention to detail, and
• Ability to conduct field work and site assessments, sometimes in difficult terrain,
including the ability to meet physical standards required for wildland / prescribed fire

APPLICATION: The position will officially open for applications on or about January 15, 2014
and close on or about January 30, 2014. *Between these dates candidates must complete an
online state application for the Environmental Specialist 4 position.
To begin the process, visit
Prior to the above-listed application window, interested candidates should send a resume,
copies of transcripts, example of writing, and list of references to

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