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 11 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 1 (Natural Resources), Forestry Technician 2 and Forestry Technician 3
55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.
Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles):
A bachelor's or higher degree in ecological forest management, forest biology, forest ecosystem science, forest health, forest resource management, forestry, Natural Resources Planning, Natural Resources Management, Natural Resources Conservation, or urban forestry.
A bachelor's or higher degree including or supplemented by 24 credits in any of the following; dendrology, entomology, environmental planning (as part of a forestry program), environmental policy (as part of a forestry program), environmental resource management (as part of a forestry program), forest ecology, forest ecosystem, forest entomology, forest inventories, forest pathology, forest management, forest measurement/inventory, forest recreation, forest recreation management, geographic information system (GIS), natural resources planning, natural resources policy, pathology, plant entomology, plant pathology, silviculture, soils, surveying, or wilderness management.
Duties Description This position will perform professional forestry work, including: Creating Unit Management Plans (UMPs) to guide the use of Forest Preserve lands and implement work plans in approved UMPs, administering the NYS Forest Tax Law Program; assisting with the sale of forest products, collection of forest inventory data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), administration of the Urban Forestry Program; oversee Cost Share programs such as Regenerate NY, EQIP and inspect practice plans for approval. Work with state and federal partners on invasive species detection and rapid response, administering temporary permits and interacting with public land user groups, work with other DEC divisions in program delivery as well as stakeholders and volunteers; incumbent may supervise support or technical staff; prepare Forest Stewardship Plans for private forest owners and conduct related inspections.
Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including a respirator, will be required. 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. Overtime may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response. Must be available to respond to after-hours emergencies. Must complete an annual Health and Safety Program including medical monitoring, fit testing, and 40 (or 8) hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 40 pounds.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail resume indicating your interest in this position to the above. Be sure to include Posting #23-145194 on your resume and also in the subject line of your email or it may not be accepted.