Tropical Forestry Specialist

Tropical Forestry Specialist

Position: Tropical Forestry Specialist
Entity: National Cooperative Business Assoc
Location: Guaynabo, PR
Term: Full-time

– “Provide technical oversight to project activity implementation.

– Collaborate with agricultural producers, Non-industrial Private Forest Landowners, and technical assistance providers to develop agroforestry plans that align with landowner goals and incorporate climate resilient practices.

– Design and implement training and capacity-building for project partner technicians.

– Develop and maintain positive relationships with forest landowners, coworkers, partner organizations, and others to facilitate program delivery.

– Master’s degree in agroforestry, forestry, agriculture, environmental science, or related technical area, or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience.

– 10 years of experience in forestry, agroforestry, forest management, and/or climate areas.

– Strong knowledge of sustainability, regenerative agricultural practices, and agroforestry principles.

– Experience in understanding agroforestry systems including riparian buffers, silvopasture, forest farming, and alley cropping.

– Experience with commonly used online conservation tools and accounting systems (such as COMET-Farm).

– Familiarity with USDA rules and regulations.

– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

– Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

– Ability to fluently read, write and speak English and Spanish.

– Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where complex tasks are necessary.”

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