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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/19/22

Applications Due10/03/22

Vacancy ID112723

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleForester 2

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $79325 to $100342 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Cortland

Street Address 1285 Fisher Ave

City Cortland


Zip Code13045

Minimum Qualifications Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.

Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 21 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;

Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Environmental Program Specialist 2 (Natural Resources)

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 70.4 transfer eligibles):

A bachelor's or higher-level degree in forestry or forest resource management* AND three years of professional-level forestry experience.**

*Degrees in other fields will NOT be substituted in lieu of the specific specialized degrees listed above.
**Experience obtained during an internship or as a student assistant or graduate assistant is NOT considered professional experience.

Duties Description The incumbent will be responsible for the administration and success of the Division of Lands & Forests programs throughout the 6 county Cortland District. The Forester 2 will provide direct supervision to Lands and Forests field staff in the Cortland and Altmar offices and is responsible for the achievement of the goals of the State Forest, Private Lands, and Urban Forestry programs. The State Forest program includes the development of unit management plans, annual timber harvesting and forest inventory acre targets, land acquisition, and management of volunteer stewardship agreements, temporary revocable permits, and recreation facilities. The Private Lands program offers management advice and forest stewardship plans to private landowners and administers the Real Property Forest Tax Law program as well as federal cost share programs and Regenerate-NY. The Urban Forestry program provides advice to communities on urban and street tree management and includes participation in Arbor Day events and supervision of grant funding. The Forester 2 must be able to maintain productive relationships with many other DEC programs. The incumbent will work with the Bureau of Real Property to identify and prioritize land acquisition, coordinate maintenance and construction projects with the Division of Operations, address user impacts and illegal activity with the Division of Forest Protection, request advice and direction from Legal Affairs, and work with the DEC Communications Team to distribute information about these programs to the public via social media and press releases. The Forester 2 must maintain quality public relations with all of the Lands and Forests program’s stakeholder groups, local communities and municipalities, State representatives, contractors, and other interested constituents. May be required to carry equipment over rough terrain while preforming fieldwork.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain Must be able to work in remote areas. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 40 pounds. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.

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Name Heath Boomhower

Telephone (518) 402-9273

Fax (518) 402-9038

Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233


Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail resume indicating your interest in this position to the above. Be sure to include Posting #22-803 on your resume and also in the subject line of your email or it may not be accepted.


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