JOB: Regional Biomass and Wood Innovation Program Manager

OUTREACH INTEREST Regional Biomass and Wood Innovation Program Manager
Portland, OR

State and Private Forestry in the Pacific Northwest Region will soon be advertising an exciting job opportunity. This position is located in a Regional Office in Portland Oregon, and manages the Biomass/Bioenergy and Wood Innovation Programs for the Region. The incumbent serves as a regionally recognized expert in promoting and facilitating woody biomass utilization, other bioenergy, and wood innovation technologies that can provide efficient energy and economic development options to rural communities. The position provides specialized and professional guidance, leadership, coordination, and program direction, while working with a diversity of partners and stakeholders and communicating regularly with counterparts throughout the Region and country. In addition, the position formulates Regional program policies and guidance, develops materials that communicate the intent and importance of the biomass/bioenergy and wood innovation programs, and contributes to the ongoing development and integrated delivery of all State and Private Forestry programs.

 Serves as a regionally recognized expert in identifying and supporting biomass demand development through program investments in facilities, communities and Forest collaboratives.

 Provides technical advice and assistance to communities, tribes, the Forest Service and other federal and state agencies to identify, research, and develop potential solutions to community energy needs, including opportunities for conversion of facilities to bioenergy sources.

 Develops and maintains a business and marketing perspective to link woody biomass utilization and wood innovation concepts with economic development opportunities.

 Works closely with the National Forests, tribes, states, and private forest land owners to address issues related to the supply of small diameter timber for biomass and bioenergy efforts that create family waged jobs in rural areas.

 Promotes studies and the development of data, and works with other Forest Service staff groups to identify high potential program delivery areas and better focus program investments.

 Leads the development and adoption of performance measures that capture program outcomes for reports to congress and the administration.

For further information please contact Karl R. Dalla Rosa ( at 503-808-2913 or Ron Saranich ( at 503-808-2346.  Please indicate your interest in this position by filling out and returning the attached form by May 26, 2017.
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