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Forester IV

Staff Forester

Recruitment #121105-L24D-03


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.

Level IV:  
This is the leadership level where employees are assigned responsibilities involving the planning, organization, and development of one or more specific programs related to forest resource conservation, management, and protection.  In this role they will serve as a staff member in the Forestry Division with responsibility for developing all aspects of assigned programs and provide functional or direct supervision and training to lower level foresters and other personnel in conducting assigned programs and perform various administrative tasks as required, including budget preparation and administration, coordination with other federal and state agencies, forest industry, associations and other cooperators, overall program promotion and development, and program evaluation and strategic planning.  Some positions may be assigned responsibility for specialized statewide forestry programs, such as supervising and/or performing work in forest water quality. 


Level IV:  
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 or more years of professional forester experience which includes forest management and wildland fire management and one additional year of qualifying experience in a supervisory capacity.


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.

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