Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/20/23
Applications Due: 10/11/23
Vacancy ID: 139717

Position Information

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleForestry Technician 1

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $18.22 to $18.22 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%


Workweek Mon-Fri

"Other" Explanation

Hours Per Week 40


From 7:30 AM

To 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Delaware

Street Address 65561 State Highway 10, Suite 1

City Stamford


Zip Code12167

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Thirty (30) semester credit hours, including twelve (12) semester credit hours in forestry, which must include at least one course in three or more of the following areas: botany, dendrology, forest biology, forest ecology, forest ecosystem management, forest entomology, forest health, forest mensuration, forest pathology, forest protection, forest soils, general soils, geographic information systems, land surveying and silviculture; OR
One (1) year of technical forestry experience in one (1) or more of the following areas: forest management, including sale and removal of timber products; nursery management, including the transplanting of tree or shrub seedlings; forest pest management, including control of diseases and insect pests.

Duties Description Incumbent will complete forestry work on state forest properties and privately owned lands under the direction of a professional Forester. Incumbent may be required to work alone, in rough terrain, and perform some physical labor. Duties include: gather certain field data from random plots using hand-held GPS unit and/or electronic data collector, 10 BAF prism, clinometer, tree scale stick and other related equipment, using standard procedures; input field data into the State Forest Inventory Database; assist with forest type and asset mapping using GIS technology; assist Foresters in marking forest product sales based upon a written prescription; perform timber volume computations; monitor sales activity for compliance with contract requirements; perform some asset maintenance tasks such as carrying lumber and removing leaves from ditches; assess stocking levels, forest management activities, and boundary line marking on private forest lands. Essential skills include: tree identification, tree diameter and height measurement, GPS navigation, GIS data manipulation.

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. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview

This is a hourly appointment currently funded through 3/31/2024, with a likelihood of continuing beyond that date. Program needs and funding will determine actual termination date. Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the interview

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

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 your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #23-139717 on your resume and also in the subject line of your email or it may not be accepted. You must submit a copy of your college transcript of qualifying courses with your resume. An unofficial copy is acceptable.