Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving professional forestry work in assisting landowners and developing, implementing, or administering forestry conservation and use programs and projects in an assigned district, region, or statewide, as needed.
This job family consists of five levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the level of expertise required to complete assigned tasks, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.
This is the specialist level where employees are assigned responsibilities involving the planning, organization and development of all aspects of a specific program related to forest conservation and use or are assigned all aspects of the forestry program and delivery of services in an assigned district. Some positions will be responsible for conducting a forestry conservation and use program within an assigned district, and provide supervision to assigned foresters, protection personnel, technicians or other employees in the district, prepare plans for managing designated forest properties, conduct surveys, advise landowners on forestry conservation needs and techniques, coordinate district activities with local agencies and groups, and perform various administrative tasks as required, including budget preparation and administration. Some positions may be assigned responsibility for special forestry programs or projects, such as supervising and/or performing work in forest utilization and forest products marketing or urban forestry, and conducting surveys and evaluations of forest activities including harvesting, site preparation and planting, watershed surveys of silvicultural activities and their effect on water resources. In this role they will serve as a staff member in the Forestry Division with responsibility for developing assigned programs and provide functional or direct supervision and training to lower level foresters in conducting assigned programs. These positions are responsible for all phases of development and coordination of assigned programs in consultation with upper level foresters or Agricultural Services Administrators.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in forestry from an accredited university and three years of professional forestry experience, or a closely related degree in natural resource management with six years of professional forester experience which includes forest management and wildland fire management.
Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position.
Certification by the Department of Agriculture as a Pesticide Applicator must be obtained prior to the completion of the probationary period.
Scores based on: 100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on a supplemental questionnaire