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  • 513604
  • Full-time


Manage and reduce fire risk to protect Arizona's people, communities, and wildland areas to champion the health of Arizona's natural resources. The Department of Forestry and Fire Management provides services through strategic implementation of cooperative natural resources and fire assistance programs, development and support of statewide fire policies, and coordination of resources across all-lands and jurisdictions.



Job Location:


1110 W. Washington Street, Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $75,750 Annually 

Grade: 23

Closing Date:  Open until filled. First Review of Resumes November 29, 2022

Job Summary:

This position oversees and coordinates the development and execution of contracts and agreements related to timber sales, forest health initiatives, hazardous fuels treatments and other forestry services. This position oversees the development of Good Neighbor Authority and other types of financial agreements. The incumbent is responsible for data analysis, synthesis and reporting. Negotiates and manages agreements, develops and maintains relationships with funding partners, tracks projects, manages budgets and trains and supervises staff.

Job Duties:

• Oversee the development, implementation, review, revision and administration of Good Neighbor Authority and other contracts and agreements to do work on Federal and other land in Arizona.

• Manages and oversees forest management actions and the maintenance of funding resources and inter agency partnerships.

• Oversees the development and management of technical documents including financial plans, scopes of work, timber cruise and appraisal reports, road maintenance and brush disposal plans, timber sale permits and receipts.

• Manages the monitoring and reporting on milestones, evaluation criteria, and other measures of achievement. Oversees the interpretation of contract provisions for contractors and for officials of the agency, ensuring appropriate advice and guidance is given.

• Train and supervise staff, manage budgets, develop and ensure adherence to standard operational guidelines and industry best management practices.

• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

• Methods, procedures and techniques used in forestry and natural resource management
• Principles and techniques of accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, industrial management, organization and management
• State and federal environmental compliance laws and regulations
• Management and supervisory practices

Skills in:

• Contract management, project and personnel management
• Functional use of GIS and online applications
• Previous project work and relationships built with federal cooperators and other local and state partners
• Effective oral and written communication skills for training, plan and agreement development

Ability to:

• Write technical reports, manage budgets and review financial documents
• Use computers and applicable software (Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, GPS, Google products, etc.)
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external partners
• Maintain written records, prepare documents and reports
• Supervise, motivate and mentor subordinate staff

Selective Preference(s):

Graduate degree in Forestry or related natural resource program or equivalent work experience (2-5 years experience in a natural resource field. 2-5 years experience developing and revising contracts and agreements. 2-5 years experience working collaboratively with Federal Agencies).

Pre-Employment Requirements:

A valid Arizona Driver's License. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
Tution reimbursement (Eligible after one year)

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Wesley Elwell at welwell@dffm.az.gov for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-771-1419. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.